photo tour museums exhibitions night life guides
 
accommodation
hotels
restaurants
useful services
        useful services
You're in: INT / GUIDED TOURS IN NAPLES/SURROUNDING
Archaelogical sites around the bay

5. Pompeii

Pompeii archaeological ruins are famous worldwide for being a unique example of a two thousand years old city frozen in times and the first ever documented natural catastrophe in history.
This city was covered by the ashes of a sudden eruption on the 24th August 79 a.c. and it remained untouched up to the XVIII century when little by little it was brought to light. Monuments as the Forum, the Amphitheatre, the private houses and all the other findings show us not only the physical places where the life took place, but allow also interdisciplinary investigations which satisfy any curiosity about the habits of what was an incredibly modern society, ‘till showing us private people’s stories.
Special tour to some restricted areas require previous reservation and are possible only on given days of the week

Standard tour length: 2 hours ( longer tours are possible)
Cost for a guided standard tour 120 euros
Entrance ticket : 11 euros
Closed on the 1st of january

6. Ercolano -The ancient Herculaneum

According to the legend, Herculaneum was founded some 3000 years ago by Hercules on the southern slope of Mount Vesuvius, right on the sea. Ercolano too was destroyed by Vesuvius on 79 D.C. but while Pompeii was buried by ashes, Erculaneum was drowned by piroclastic fluxes that sealed the old town under more than 20 metres of mud which dried as hard as the rock. Ercolano was the first site to be found in the early XVIIIth century by Prince d'Elboeuf while his men were digging a deep well on his land and ended on the stage of the ancient theatre. Differences and peculiarities of Ercolano respect to Pompeii, make it as important and unique at the same time.
Personally, if you’d love Pompei, you can’t miss Ercolano.

Standard tour length: 2 hours
Cost for a guided standard tour 120 euros
Entrance ticket : 11 euros
Closed on the 1st of january

7.Oplonti- Villa of Poppea

A wonderful villa attributed to the second wife of the Emperor Nero, buried on 79 Ad just like Pompeii and Herculaneum. Excavated for the first time during the 40’s and then in the 80’s to be open first to the public, offers the best example ever found of the “second style frescos”, the illusionism painting from Ist century b.C.

Standard tour length: 1 hour
Cost for a guided standard tour 100 euros
Entrance ticket : 5,50 euros (one ticket for Oplonti, Stabia and Boscoreale)
Closed on the 1st of January

8.Boscoreale- Antiquarium

A very interesting museum at only 15 minutes form Pompeii’s ruins. An heterogeneous exhibit of findings from the time of the 79’s a. d. eruption showing the habits and the environment of the Vesuvius and its inhabitants. Out of the museum a suburban villa excavation site with its productive areas as the Vynarium ( wine cellar) and the residential quarters.

Standard tour length: 1,5 hours
Cost for a guided standard tour 100 euros
Entrance ticket : 5,50 euros (one ticket for Oplonti, Stabia and Boscoreale)
Closed on the 1st of January,1st of May and 25th of December


9.Stabia

The last site to be excavated and open to the public. Here is a complex of residential villas built on the side of a hill of the modern Castellammare di Stabia. At the moment two of them are open to the pubblic

Standard tour length: 1 hour
Cost for a guided standard tour 100 euros
Entrance ticket : 5,50 euros (one ticket for Oplonti, Stabia and Boscoreale)

 

Other points of interest: Vesuvian Villas

In 1700’s the fertile land at the feet of the Vesuvio, bathed by the gentle sea and climate of the bay, was scattered by wonderful palaces that the nobles built around the Royal Palace of Portici, where the King Charles IIIrd of Borbon spent a lot of his time. That’s where first the collection of findings of Herculaneum was hosted under the control of the Accademia Ercolanense.
Today the land and the palaces have changed sensitively since the fasts of royal court, but this tour may still reveal wonderful surprises. In effect there is now a big effort by local bodies to reconvert these villas for a public and tourist use.

Tour length: variable

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO RESERVE YOUR GUIDED TOUR!

© IN NAPLES TODAY 1999
All Rights Reserved

Hosted by IVT