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Naples Archaeological Museum, Ercolano & Pompeii

Code: JSOH004

 

This day tour will begin with one of Joe Banana's English speaking drivers meeting you at your accommodation in Sorrento.

You will then be chauffeured about 1 hour directly to Naples Archeological museum. Here you can have about 2 hours to visit one of the most important archeological museums in the world.

After this, you will meet back with your driver outside the museum and after a short drive, the next stop will be Ercolano (Herculaneum). An ancient summer high class resort town during the Roman time, it has also become an important stop for those tourists wishing to steep themselves in history.  Destroyed and buried in ashes, together with Pompeii, by the eruption of the volcano Vesuvius in 79 A.D., Herculaneum also offers a variety of beautiful scenery and invaluable arts. Strangely, excavations began by accident in 1709 when some workers were digging a well - they discovered a wall, obviously old and out of site for hundreds of years, which was later found to be one of the stages of the ancient theatre.

Later, there were many human skeletons uncovered at the ancient shoreline, suggesting that numerous inhabitants attempted to escape by sea, but perished when mountains collapsed into rivers of lava and volcanic gases were released.


After your time here, your driver will again be waiting for you outside of the ruins and from there you'll drive about 30 minutes to Pompeii. In Pompeii you will have the opportunity to tour one of the most important archeological sites in the world! You can choose to explore the site on your own or a licensed guide can be arranged ahead of time (additional cost).

 

However you choose to explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site, you will be in awe as you see the remnants of this 1st century city which offer some insight into the Roman life that came to a premature stop here on 24 August AD 79.

 

After this day rich in Roman history, we will drive about 45 minutes back to your accommodation in Sorrento. 


Naples Archaeological Museum, Eroclano & Pompeii

Ercolano
Naples Archaeological Museum
Pompeii Scavi