Pompeii: The Buried City
Pompeii is the world-famous ancient Roman seaside town buried in the AD 79 eruption of Mt. Vesuvius. It is one of the many UNESCO sites located in Italy. Pompeii is considered the most famous of the towns buried from this disaster and more than 2.5 million people visit it every year. Located near Naples, it is easy to reach from nearby areas along the Gulfs of Naples or Salerno. It can also be visited as a day trip excursion from Rome.
The original size of Pompeii was about 170 acres. About 2/3 has been excavated and less than 1/3 of the excavated buildings are possible to visit. Going on your own could take an entire day of wandering through the crowds to navigate and find all of the important sites.
Having a private guide will save you time walking down the ancient roads as they show and explain to you about the ancient businesses and homes. They will lead you to the government center, the theaters, and tell you about the typical life in Pompeii. Some artifacts and plaster casts of the people who perished during the volcanic event are also on display at the ruins.
To book your tour now or discuss suggested combinations for a full day excursion from Rome or other nearby areas in Campania, contact us for the times and dates available during your trip.