POMPEII, HERCULANIUM and VESUVIUS MOUNTAIN- Full Day - 9 hours
A HINT OF HISTORY…It was August 23rd, 79 AD when Vesuvius was suddenly covered by a huge smoky cloud, followed by terrible and threatening lightnings. Pompeii was afflicted by a rain of hot ash and lapilli. Now Pompeii is one of the most visited archaeological sites in the world.
Herculanium…Famous for its legendary origins and its archaeological excavations, which, with those of Pompeii are part, since 1997 partof the UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Mount Vesuvius is an active explosive volcano (in a quiescent state since 1944), located in Campania, in the territory of the national parkestablished in 1995. Its height, in 2010, is 1,281 m, lies within a caldera 4 km in diameter. This is what is left of the former volcanic edifice (MonteSomma) after the great eruption of AD 79, which caused the collapse of the south-eastern side at which it is subsequently formed the present crater. It iscurrently the only active volcano in all of continental Europe.
*Included: Tools ,parking ,petrol and taxes.
*Entrance fees to visit Pompeii and Herculanium ruins are 11 Euro per person in each place.
Free for under 18's and over 65's but don’t forget to carry with you the European passport.