Best of Vesuvius Ancient Cities: Pompeii Herculaneum & Oplontis tour in one day

Best of Vesuvius Ancient Cities: Pompeii Herculaneum & Oplontis tour in one day
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$112.94
Duration: 7 hours
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Skip the long lines and follow your top-rated guide: you will be led into a full immersion in the habits and lives of the ancient times.

First you will see the highlights of the archaeological site of Pompeii, from the gymnasium to the Forum. Step into the theatres and test their acoustics perfection, walk into the shops and the bakeries, and visit the House of Menander and the Baths. End the tour into the Forum and follow your guide to Oplontis, where the Villa of Poppea will enchant you. Surrounded by a beautiful garden, the villa was built in honour of the emperor Nero's wife - and the magnificence of the frescoes and mosaics will leave you breathless. In the end, you will visit Herculaneum. Among the buildings that can be visited are the "Palestra" (gym) and the houses whose walls are decorated with spectacular frescoes such as Casa di Nettuno e Anfritrite, Casa dello Scheletro, Casa dell'Alcova e Casa del salone nero .
 

A must for all the archaeology lovers, this visit to three of the most ancient cities of Italy will deepen your knowledge of the Roman habits, walking on the thin line where history embraces mythology.

Starting from Pompeii, you will be given the chance to walk on the original and uneven pavement of the city; test the acoustics of the theatre; visit the former fast food restaurants and more. You will be led into the gymnasium, the theatres cavea and stages, the house of Menander, passing by the Temple devoted to the Egyptian Goddess Isis. Be enchanted by the magnificence of the baths frescoes and decorations, and by the ancient bakery systems. Last but not the least, enter the Lupanariae and find out more about how Pompeiians used to live their sexuality. Follow the street down into the Forum, the square where, among the open space markets, politicians and sorceresses made their speeches.

 Follow your guide out and get ready to enter one of the most magnificent buildings of the Classic Era: the Villa di Poppea. The villa has been named after the wife of the Emperor Nero and was supposed to be her private residence to escape the big city life and duties. Luckily, the Vesuvius eruption has only covered the Villa and not destroyed it. The richness of the frescoes and mosaics will enchant you.

Last but not the least, you will visit Herculaneum. Smaller that Pompeii, this archaeological site on the Vesuvius slopes is better preserved. Walking around the ruins in fact you will see wooden doors and furniture still standing. Furthermore, the splendour of the houses and Baths decorations will leave you breathless!

 The tour will last more or less 6 to 7 hours: 2.5 hours in Pompeii; 1 hour in Oplontis; 2hours in Herculaneum; also consider extra time to move in between sites and have lunch.

Skip the long lines and follow your top-rated guide: you will be led into a full immersion in the habits and lives of the ancient times.

First you will see the highlights of the archaeological site of Pompeii, from the gymnasium to the Forum. Step into the theatres and test their acoustics perfection, walk into the shops and the bakeries, and visit the House of Menander and the Baths. End the tour into the Forum and follow your guide to Oplontis, where the Villa of Poppea will enchant you. Surrounded by a beautiful garden, the villa was built in honour of the emperor Nero's wife - and the magnificence of the frescoes and mosaics will leave you breathless. In the end, you will visit Herculaneum. Among the buildings that can be visited are the "Palestra" (gym) and the houses whose walls are decorated with spectacular frescoes such as Casa di Nettuno e Anfritrite, Casa dello Scheletro, Casa dell'Alcova e Casa del salone nero .