When the Vesuvius erupted in the 79AC, the small urban settlement of Herculaneum was destroyed and covered by layers of ashes and lava. Centuries later, the archaeologists that have been studying the area, have excavated the buried city and brought back to life the domus, the baths, the frescoes and mosaics.
Your guide will lead you into the streets of the city, showing you the magnificence of the houses, the timeless beauty of the Baths, but what will leave you breathless is the perfection of the wooden doors and furniture, still standing, since burned and charred by the lava. Your guide will explain you in detail the habits of the local population, comparing Herculaneum to the near Pompeii, whose lifestyle was completely different.
After a break for lunch, you will arrange a meeting point with your guide (usually the front stairs of the Museum) to continue the tour. As you will realize, the Archaeological Museum hosts a collection of statues, relics and frescoes from Pompeii and the bordering areas.
You will even visit the famous “Gabinetto Segreto del Re” – reproducing a section of the red-light district – and the restored lately opened to the public Egyptian section – one of the biggest in Italy.
The tour will last more or less 6 hours.
At the end of the tour, your guide will be happy to provide you additional info, suggestions and directions.
You will absolutely love this tour!