Pompeii - Paestum Tour

Pompeii

mount-vesuvius-eruption-pompeiiIf you visit the city of Naples you have reserve a bit of time to see the two most famous places of the surroundings of Naples, namely the two cities buried by the eruption of Vesuvius, Pompeii and Herculaneum. The two sites have been scarred forever by the proximity of the volcano, which characterizes the landscape, but it is also the protagonist of their destruction. The eruption that has engulfed the city is that of 79 AD, which blocked the two Roman centers in an almost surreal dimension, where the houses, streets, public buildings, objects of everyday life and even people appear peacefully asleep under volcanic dust. Both Pompeii and those of Herculaneum are part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site thanks to the testimonies that reproduce the life of a society from another era, that is unparalleled in the world.

Pompeii is the most famous archaeological site, located 25 kilometers from the center of Naples, is by far the most visited place. Houses, public buildings and roads blocked at 79 d.c. report to a distant era where life does not seem to ever stop. In the tour of Pompeii, you can visit the splendid villas, including that of the Mysteries and the Villa of Diomede. Preserved under the rain of ash and lapilli there are also the Basilica, the administrative buildings, the buildings dedicated to the imperial cult, the macellum, the baths, the theater district and the amphitheater. No less valuable are the houses, with wonderful frescoes and mosaics, abandoned by the inhabitants during the eruption.

Paestum

paestumPaestum was a major ancient Greek city on the coast of the Tyrrhenian Sea in Magna Graecia. After its foundation by Greek colonists under the name of Poseidonia (Ancient Greek: Ποσειδωνία) it was eventually conquered by the Lucanians and later the Romans. The Lucanians renamed it to Paistos and the Romans gave the city its current name.
The ruins of Paestum are notable for their three ancient Greek temples which are in a very good state of preservation.
Today the remains of the city are found in the modern frazione of the same name, which is part of the comune of Capaccio in the Province of Salerno, Campania, Italy.

Conditions
  • Our rates include transportation in a comfortable van equipped with double air-conditioning and refreshments, English speaking driver, highway tolls, car fuel and parking.
  • Exclude: Entrance tickets, lunch and any eventual extras and gratuities;
  • Archeological sites free for children under 18;
  • An authorized archeological guide is available for 120 Euros / 2hours;
  • Every itinerary can be modified to fit any special need or request;
  • ALL TOURS WILL OPERATE RAIN OR SHINE, SO BE PREPARED FOR ALL WEATHER CONDITIONS.

Off-season: October to April
Peak-season: May to September

Low Cost Offers for Tours and Shore Excursion in the off-season period
Special Discount reserved for you in case of confirmation (during off-season) of your peak-season tour or shore Excursion.

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