Enjoy a Half Day Exploring the World Famous City Of Pompeii
Pompeii was an ancient Roman city near modern Naples in the Campania region of Italy.
Pompeii, along with Herculaneum and many villas in the surrounding area (e.g. at Boscoreale Stabiae), was buried under 4 to 6 m (13 to 20 ft) of volcanic ash and pumice in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79. Many of the inhabitants were also buried before they could escape.
The city has been largely preserved because of lack of air and moisture. The artefacts preserved provide an extraordinarily detailed insight into the life of the city. During excavations liquid plaster was used to fill the voids in the ash that once held human and animal bodies giving often gruesome images of their last moments.
Pompeii has been a tourist destination for over 250 years. Today it has UNESCO World Heritage Site status and is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Italy, with approximately 2.5 million visitors every year.
Excavations have recommenced in some unexplored areas of the city, with findings reported in April and May 2018.
While you have a chance to marvel at the fabulously preserved frescos that adorn the villas' walls and floors with an Expert Guide, learn about the archeological efforts that began back in the 18th century and continue to this day. Get a sense of the history and grandeur preserved in the city before you head back to Sorrento and the present day.