Port  Shore Excursions - Vesuvio Pompei Ercolano 
  

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Private Pompei Ercolano and Vesuvio
Private Tour with a qualified english speaking driver.

 

Casa di Nettuno and Anfitrite - Ercolano Pompei


What your private driver tour includes...

You will be met by our chauffeur, at the port, who will drive you to the three main sites that represent the eruption of the volcano Vesuvio, taking you directly to the destination, in this way it allows you time to visit all 3 areas.

With our port shore excursion we make sure that your day is informative and that your day is enjoyable and comfortable.

Your limousine car service will allow you to explore the following areas...

 

Mount Vesuvio
Mount Vesuvio dominates the Bay of Naples. It is the only active volcano on the mainland of Europe.  Since the Vesuvio eruption,79 A.D, the volcano has erupted about three dozen times.   You may view the crater of Vesuvio, 1281 meters above sea level, by walking for approximately 45 minutes up the steep mount, as the road for vehicles terminate half way up this climb. The slopes were once covered with vineyards and woods and provided an innocent looking backdrop for the bustling towns below.
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Pompei
The ancient Roman city of Pompei was destroyed and buried by the eruption of the Vesuvio in 79 A.D, preserving it forever exactly how it was when the eruption occurred.  Pompei holds an intense fascination for visitors today. Following the eruption of the volcano Pompei lay buried and forgotten for hundreds of years. T he town is high on the list of the Wonders of the World and the excavations begun in the 18th Century are still being carried out today.

 

Our guide will take you slowly through this once thriving empire of nearly 20,000 inhabitants that was completely covered in 30 feet of volcanic ash, where you can see some of the ancient streets of Pompei baths, forums, theatres, wrestling grounds and villas built by the prosperous Romans in the year 80 B.C.   Marvel at the fabulously preserved Frescos which adorned the walls and floors of the villas.   Even if your interests do not lie in history, this is an archeological site that cannot fail to impress you. 

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Ercolano (Herculaneum)
Our journey takes you along the coast road through Castellammare di Stabia and out along the motorway to Ercolano which was destroyed along with Pompei in 79 AD, and was rediscovered in 1709. An ancient residential town of Greek origins, a smaller town with a wealthier population at the time of the eruption. Covered by a torrent of mud rather than ash, the ruins are in some ways even better-preserved, and the site offers a variety of beautiful scenery and invaluable arts.  Embark on a walking tour through the villas with portico gardens, fountains and baths, and admire the wall frescoes and floor mosaics. 

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Lunch is an option, it can be discussed and decided along the way.  There are many restaurants and hotels where one can sample the local cuisine suiting your requirements.
 

Summary - For the above Excursion we suggest good comfortable walking shoes, clothing and your camera.   Also for further information any questions that you wish to be answered please contact us directly on our 24 hr service.
 

 

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