Pompeii - Herculaneum - Oplontis
Can't decide which archaeological site to visit. How about all three!
This tour will provide a great deal of understanding of the daily life in a Roman society. You will have a better understanding of the devastation that occurred on August 24th, 79 AD at 1pm. Where Mt. Vesuvius violent eruption killed thousands of people and the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum and Oplontis had disappeared beneath tons of ash, pumice and solidified mud.
With this tour you will be visiting Pompeii-Herculaneum-Oplontis.
Pompeii offers a vision of a Roman town frozen in time due to the devastating eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. You will see Roman shops, baths and brothels. Experience Pompeii before and after the epic eruption 2,000 years ago. Imagine the moment their world vanished and discover the miraculous artifacts unearthed since. Witness the life and death of those frozen in time by ash.
Herculaneum as Pompeii was a town buried by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD which provide a complete and vivid picture of society and daily life of the Roman society. Herculaneum disappeared under a pyroclastic flow of volcanic mud as Pompeii was buried under a thick layer of volcanic ash and stone. You will see spacious houses shrines, baths and outside the walls and surroundings containing many fine villas such as the magnificent Villa of the Papyri. Herculaneum was a holiday resort for rich Romans from the region with its fine views of and easy access to the sea.
Oplontis the so called Villa Poppaea is an ancient Roman seaside villa situated between Naples and Sorrento. It is also referred to as the Villa Oplontis, or more precisely as a villa. The villa itself is a large structure situated in the ancient Roman town Oplontis. You will see well perserved frescos and small and incredible garden-alcoves. Evidence suggests that it was owned by the Emperor Nero and believed to have been used by his second and rather notorious wife, Poppaea Sabina, as her main residence when she was not in Rome.
Included: private, English speaking driver, parking, highway tolls, fuel.
Not Included: entrance tickets to monuments, lunch and tips