You cannot decide which archaeological site to visit? You don’t need to decide…You can visit both plus the Naples Archaeological Museum in one day.
A little bit of story….
On August 24 AD 79, Mount Vesuvius erupted violently. By the end of the following day, thousands of people were dead and the flourishing Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum had disappeared beneath tons of ash, pumice and solidified mud.
The excavations at Pompeii and Herculaneum, by contrast, offer an intact vision of daily life in a Roman society in all its aspects. They have produced not only many treasures, but also many less precious objects extremely useful for the understanding of everyday life during the years of the Roman empire. In the buildings of these towns - from the monumental to the most simple - the ancient world appears in all its complexity, with great clarity.
The museum hosts extensive collections of Greek and Roman antiquities. Their core is from the Farnese Collection, which includes a collection of engraved gems (including the Farnese Cup, a Ptolemaic bowl made of sardonyx agate and the most famous piece in the "Treasure of the Magnificent", and is founded upon gems collected by Cosimo de' Medici and Lorenzo il Magnifico in the 15th century) and the Farnese Marbles.
If you wish we can provide for an excellent authorised guide to visit Pompeii ruins : 120 Euro for 2 hours of private tour - € 200 for both ruins (2 hours in Pompeii and 1 hour and half in Herculaneum).
Please , don’t hesitate to contact us for any further information you might need.
*Included: Tools ,parking ,petrol and taxes.
*Entrance fees to visit Pompeii and Herculaneum ruins are 11 Euro per person in each place.
*Entrance fee to visit the Archaeological Museum is 6,50€ per person.
Free for under 18's and over 65's but don’t forget to bring with you the European passport.