The visit of the Archaeological site of Pompeii is combined with the visit of the Archaeological Museum of Naples, where frescoes, mosaics and artifacts are displayed.
After the live experience of the Roman town you’ll see all the most delicate items found on the spot by the Archaeologists
If you’ve already been in Pompeii you can switch this site with Herculaneum because in the Museum of Naples there’s also a section dedicated to it.
This is a walking tour and you’ll go around with your guide by local train and by subway. The transportation service can be provided filling out the form at the moment of the booking. The tour is available from Sorrento or from Naples.
***On Tuesday the Archaeological Museum is closed***
Meet your guide at the train station for the first visit of the Ancient Roman town of Pompeii.
The tour starts with an introduction about the foundation and the history of the town and you’ll get very soon to the first public area dedicated to the Theatres. This is the place where the Ancient Pompeiians were used to perform. The small Theatre called Odeon preserves all the original decoration such as a colorful marble floor. Crossing the roads of Pompeii you’ll see the stepping stones, the grooves made by carriages and many other traces of the daily life.
If you’re good walkers the guide can show you several buildings of the beaten paths like the House of Lucretio Frontone, one of the best preserved houses of Pompeii along with the House of Vettii.
Both closed for many years, after restoration works they can be considered an exquisite example of a Roman house, once owned by very wealthy citizens.
The Baths of Pompeii are the witness of another moment of the Roman life: a gathering place where people met for washing themselves but also for doing business and for chatting.
The Forum of Pompeii is the main square and is surrounded by civil and religious like the imposing Capitolium, the temple of Apollo, the Curia and the Basilica. It was also a marketplace where people once exchanged and sold their goods and in one of the former markets you’ll see the famous bodies of the victims of Pompeii brought back to life creating the plaster casts out of the space left by the decomposition of the bodies.
Archaelogical Museum of Naples
After this fascinating time travel you’ll head with your guide to the train station to catch the train to Naples and then the subway to get to the entrance of the Archaeological Museum of Naples.
The Museum offers many collections like that of the Farnese family with marble statues worldwide famous like the Farnese Hercules or the Farnese Bull. The Sculptures once decorated the Palaces and the gardens owned by Frnese family and around the XVIII and XIX century were brought to Naples by the will of the Bourbon kings.
The visit continues in the section dedicated to the mosaics from Pompeii and you’ll learn the different technics used by craftsmen to make them unique. The Mosaic of Alexander the Great is the highlight of this collection with more than 1,500,000 tiles.
In the same section, there’s the Secret Cabinet that is a small room with erotic paintings, sculpture and items that will show you another face of Roman life.
The first floor is dedicated to the Villa of Papyri of Herculaneum: bronze and marble statues once decorated this fabulous Villa of 8,000 squared metres owned by Calpurnio Pisone and buried under the mud and lava of Vesuvius in 79 AD. Despite the disaster they are in perfect conditions.
The upper floor is one of the most interesting because the visitor will see eventually all the items and artifacts found in Pompeii along with its wonderful frescoes. Some of them come from the Ancient town of Stabiae.
At the end of the tour the guide will lead you back to the starting point or another agreed location.
- On Tuesday the Archaeological Museum is closed
- The pick up time is for guidance and it can be adapted to your preferences
- For private transportation service fill the form at the moment of the booking
- Lunch break during the tour
- Confortable outfit and shoes are warmly suggested
- Entrance fees:
- Pompeii 15 euro
- Herculaenum 11 euro
- Archaeological Museum 12 euro
- Free entrance for under 18 provided with a valid identification document
- Full day guided service and assistance during the tour
- Skip the line
- Entransce fees
- Train tickets
- Transportation service
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