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8:00 – 9:00 am
airports, railway station, ports and hotels all through Italy.
approximately 8 hours
Pompeii entrance fees – €16 per person
Herculanum entrance fees – €10 per person
Lunch at the wine farm – €35 per person
from April 1 to October 31 from 9 am to 9 pm
from November 1 to March 31 from 9 am to 5 pm
closing days, December 25 – January 1 – May 1
Hercolanum opening hours:
from March 16 to October 14 from 8:30 am to 7:30 pm
from October 15 to March 15 from 8:30 am to 5 pm
closing day, December 25
A day completely immersed in the local history exploring the famous archaeological sites of Pompeii and Herculaneum with this 8-hour shore excursion followed by lunch at winery based on Mt Vesuvius.
Travel to each site in a comfortable Mercedes vehicle with a local driver/guide who’ll give you important information about the history and the culture of the places that you will visit. Explore each of the archaeological sites buried by the volcano Vesuvius that erupted in 79 AD.
It is almost ironic how thanks to such a devastating event like the eruption of mount Vesuvius in 79 D.C., today we have the possibility to visit one of the most fascinating locations in the world.
Once in Pompeii you really have the sensation to be transported nearly two millennia back in history, the city has been almost perfectly preserved by the layers of crystallized ashes remained by the Vesuvius, to the point that you will even see the casts of the citizens of Pompeii frozen in time in the last moments of their lives
The many frescos, most of which are still very well preserved, will gradually tell you the story of this ancient city, you will learn about the way of the people that lived there, you will get to know the names and the lives of notorius inhabitants of the city, you will see with your eyes what where the customs, the virtues and the vices of a community that on the fatal day of August the 24th, 79 AD., met their end by the eruption of mount Vesuvius, which with very little warning wiped the population of this bustling and flourishing city.
In contrast to modern Ercolano, classical Herculaneum was a peaceful fishing and port town of about 4000 inhabitants, and something of a resort for wealthy Romans and Campanians.
Herculaneum’s fate paralleled that of nearby Pompeii. Destroyed by an earthquake in AD 63, it was completely submerged in the AD 79 eruption of Mt Vesuvius. However, as it was much closer to the volcano than Pompeii, it drowned in a 16m-thick sea of mud rather than in the lapilli (burning pumice stone) and ash that rained down on Pompeii. This essentially fossilised the town, ensuring that even delicate items, like furniture and clothing, were discovered remarkably well preserved.
The town was rediscovered in 1709 and amateur excavations were carried out intermittently until 1874, with many finds being carted off to Naples to decorate the houses of the well-to-do or to end up in museums. Serious archaeological work began again in 1927 and continues to this day.
If we want to find a positive aspect of the eruption of the Vesuvius in 79 D.C. is that the ash remained by it worked as a fertilizer for the lands surrounding the volcano, hence all the beautiful wine farms.
Here you will be welcomed by the warm staff of the farm, who will first make you taste some of the finest wines that the lands have to offer to then proceed to take you on a tour of the beautiful and luscious vineyards of the farm, after the tour the staff will take you inside for lunch where you will have the chance to satisfy your appetite with a number of delicacies rigorously cooked with the freshest and most genuine ingredients of the region.
The experience at the wine farm is truly one that can give pleasure to all of your senses, and one that you really shouldn’t miss out on!
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