With the archaeological tour of Pompeii and Herculaneum we offer a real journey through time, visiting the excavations and retracing the streets and the moments stopped in time forever by the Vesuvius’s violent eruption in 79 BC.
The archaeological site of Pompeii, together with those of Herculaneum and Torre Annunziata are Unesco World Heritage sites since 1997.
The tremendous eruption of the now dormant Vesuvius that struck Pompeii and Herculaneum has etched into history the names of these two towns, which were holiday destinations and thriving business cities back then.
This event has made the ancient Pompeii, more than the other two, unique and famous in the world.
While walking through the streets you will notice how the time has stopped abruptly and dramatically. Villas, houses, baths, amphitheatres, people, each of them tells its story. Everything was immortalized by the ashes of Vesuvius and we can see it just as it was at the moment of the eruption.
We will then take you to Mount Vesuvius. This area is today a protected national park and is green and dotted with vineyards: the wines of Vesuvius were already famous in Roman times for the body and goodness. “Haec iuga quam Nysae colles plus Bacchus amavit – Bacchus (the god of wine) loved these hills more than his native hills of Nisa” (as the poet Marziale says).
The most recognized and oldest variety is the Lacryma Christi (DOC). There are various myths and legends about the name of this wine: “God recognized in the Bay of Naples a strip of sky torn away by Lucifer during his fall to hell, wept and where the divine tears fell Lacrima Christi vineyards were born”.
When the sky is clear you can enjoy the view of the entire Gulf of Naples and beyond from the top of the volcano.