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Explore and Pompeii and Vesuvius

Come along for an archaeological adventure that wouldn’t be out of place in an Indiana Jones blockbuster with this thrilling exploration of the ancient city of Pompeii and the fearsome Mount Vesuvius. This tour takes you right into the heart of the excavations that are bringing the buried city out of its ashen grave and back into daylight. These ruins were once a magnificent and splendorous Roman city. Until one ill-omened day in 79AD, the city’s fearsome neighbour, the volcano Vesuvius, erupted. Pompeii was irredeemably swallowed by a giant tongue of flame and lava. Relive ancient history alongside the guide, whose eloquent narrations will make the stories and traditions of ancient Pompeii seemingly come to life before your eyes. He will also let you in on lighter anecdotes that will not only make the tour interesting, but also good fun. Walk through the age-old streets of Pompeii and even step into what used to be the houses of its inhabitants. It is hard to imagine, with the historical gulf that separates us, what their lives must have been like. Yet the architectural footprint of this city’s passing through history still provokes an awe-inspiring vertigo. Some of the houses miraculously preserve wonderful frescoes on the walls. These are normally the more opulent quarters of the Roman patricians. After enjoying a snack, complete the circle of this tour with a visit to the deadly culprit itself: Vesuvius. Climb to the ominous crater and marvel at the breathtaking views of the lava flows inside and the Gulf of Naples beyond. Come along for an archaeological adventure that wouldn’t be out of place in an Indiana Jones blockbuster with this thrilling exploration of the ancient city of Pompeii and the fearsome Mount Vesuvius. This tour takes you right into the heart of the excavations that are bringing the buried city out of its ashen grave and back into daylight. These ruins were once a magnificent and splendorous Roman Meeting/pick-up point: Hotel Terminus in Piazza Garibaldi. Duration: Eight hours. Start/opening time: 8am. End/closing time: 4pm. Languages: English.