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 my 2 hour guided tour we will visit the most important highlights. I will tell you about its history and habits. I will tell you anecdotes of the extraordinary inhabitants of this beautiful old harbor town. We will walk down ancient Roman streets, snoop around millennia-old houses. Be in awe of the many temples and worships. We will recognize the old shops. You can almost taste the wine they used to sell in the streets and at the bakery you can almost smell the freshly baked bread. There are cafes and amphitheatres, even a brothel, la Lupanare. Ancient Pompeii will come to life again!
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Pompeii used to be 66 Ha; 44 of which have been excavated. In the many old streets you often have a magnificent view of Mt. Vesuvius. Before the eruption the Vesuvius used to tower high above Pompeii, but is still ever so present. Walking through this town with its many streets, some of them have still the characteristic old crossing stones which are fun to cross. There is so much to see. With my guiding you will get a good impression of her former citylife. Pompeii was an ancient Roman town near Naples, it was a rich town and together with Herculaneum it had many extravagant villas. This whole area just below Naples, at the bay of Napoli, was mostly destroyed and buried under 4 to 6 m (13 to 20 ft) of volcanic ash and pumice. These very light rocks of more than two centuries ago spit out by the Vesuvius are still to be found in the surroundings. This layer of lapilli (burning fragments of pumice stone) is the reason why we can experience a remarkably well-preserved slice of ancient life,
Life in ancient Pompeii
During the tour we will walk past houses of the very rich. On the wall paintings you still find fragments 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.