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Full day guided excursion by coach to the famous archeological sites of Pompeii and Herculaneum. Pompeii holds an intense fascination for visitors today. Following the eruption of the volcano Mount Vesuvius in the year 79 A.D., Pompeii laid buried and forgotten for hundreds of years. The town is high on the list of the Wonders of the World and the excavations, begun in the 18th Century and are still being carried out today. Our guide will take you through some of the ancient streets of Pompeii where you can see the Baths, Forum, Villas built by the prosperous Romans in the year 80 B.C., Marvel and fabulously preserved Frescos, which adorned the walls and floors of the Villas.
Herculaneum is the other large Roman town which was totally destroyed by the eruption of Vesuvius of 79 A.D.. Situated like Pompeii on the slopes of the volcano , it too had been seriously damaged by the earthquake in 62 A.D., before being totally overwhelmed and submerged below a huge mass of mud mingled with ashes and pumice-stone 17 years later.
A large part of the town is still buried, and certainly many art treasures are still to be found.
Finishing time approx. 05:30 pm.