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Herculaneum Tour

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Herculaneum Tour

Calling all archaeology enthusiasts! Reserve your place for a 2.5-hour walking tour of Herculaneum, the ancient Roman town devastated by Mt. Vesuvius. Explore the excavations and learn about life as it was during the Roman Empire.

In 79 AD, the cataclysmic volcanic eruption that obliterated Pompeii also buried the seaside town of Herculaneum, known today as Ercolano. Hidden until the 18th century, its artful frescoes and mosaics have retained much color and are truly a sight to behold. Your tour includes visits to the House of the Mosaic Atrium, the House of Neptune and Amphitrite and the House of the Deer. Continuing on our walk we will visit the Decumanus, the Palestra, the Basilica and the Thermal Baths of the Forum.

An expert local guide, fluent in English, will guide your exploration. Informative and fun, you’ll learn about the life of the wealthy in Roman antiquity as you stroll through the intriguing ruins.

Among the many interesting sights are carbonized wood furnishings and architectural elements like ceiling beams that have been preserved in a petrified condition and have retained their original appearance. The extreme heat, toxic gases and ash of the pyroclastic surge left much intact for posterity.

Dress appropriately for this excursion, as walks tend to be cobbled and the summer temperature can be extreme. Quality walking shoes and a hat or umbrella should suffice.

Add the Herculaneum Walking Tour to your itinerary for a glimpse into opulent life in the days of ancient Rome. The ruins are a World Heritage Site that is under conservancy for the enjoyment and education of future generations.

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