Founded in the 7th Century B.C, Pompeii is of great interest for historians. It is said that while Rome gives an insight into the monumental architecture of the Romans, Pompeii illustrates their everyday life. Pompeii had been a Roman colony since 80BC & prospered with the construction of many large temples, villas & palaces until 63AD, when it was devastated by an earthquake.
The city had been largely rebuilt when Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79AD & buried the whole city under several layers of molten lava & ash. Approximately two thousand inhabitants were suffocated by the acrid smoke of the eruption & participants will be able to view many of the surviving bodies, frozen in the positions in which they died.
Our visit to Pompeii will include the Amphitheatre, the army barracks, several temples, shops & some important paintings that have survived to this day.
Free time for lunch or optional wine tasting light lunch in the Vesuvius (not included)
Afternoon drive up Vesuvius then walk up to the cone and have a look inside. Mount Vesuvius top can be reached with a short 20 minutes hike.
Returning to your hotel.
Monday to Sunday
You will be picked up from your hotel in Rome
Please ensure that you bring along a light jacket as it can get cool up on mount Vesuvius, also you will need sun screen when in Pompeii and clothes to cover your head and shoulders from the sun. Please wear comfortable shoes.
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