Pompeii is large, it is a complete town, where you can easily spend a whole day. Therefore I recommend to visit the town with a guide.
Guided Tour in Pompeii
During the 2 hour guided tour we visit the most important highlights, while I will tell you about its history, habits and anecdotes about the inhabitants of this beautiful old town. where visitors can walk down Roman streets and snoop around millennia-old houses, temples, shops, cafes, amphitheatres, and even a brothel. Ancient Pompeii will come to life again!
Pompeii used to be 66 Ha; 44 of which have been excavated. In the many old streets, of which some of them have characteristic old crossing stones, you often have a magnificent view of Mt. Vesuvius, which – in former times – was situated high above Pompeii. Pompeii was an ancient Roman town-city near modern Naples, in the Campania region of Italy, in the territory of the comune of Pompei. Pompeii, along with Herculaneum and many villas in the surrounding area, was mostly destroyed and buried under 4 to 6 m (13 to 20 ft) of volcanic ash and pumice in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79. Much of the site’s value lies in the fact that the town wasn’t simply blown away by Vesuvius in AD 79 but buried under a layer of lapilli (burning fragments of pumice stone). The result is a remarkably well-preserved slice of ancient life,
Life in ancient Pompeii
During the tour we walk past houses of the rich. On the wall paintings you still find remnants of the famous Pompeian Red Paint. We visit temples and stroll through alleys where you can see the remnants of, for instance, a bakery and of wine sellers. We walk along the theatre and, of course, have a look at a brothel.