Pompeii, Herculaneum & Mt. Vesuvius
The Archaeological Sites. SRT#4 -Sorrento Cruise Port Shore Excursion –
Your private driver will meet you on the pier in Sorrento following disembarkation ( tendered ashore ) with a leading name clearly displayed on an Amalfi Coast Destination meeting sign. From the Cruise Port of Sorrento the highlights of the bay of Naples with its views of Mt. Vesuvius, the islands of Capri, Ischia and Procida till to reach Pompeii for a 2 hours visit to the archaeological site.
The ruins of Pompeii are part of an ancient Roman city destroyed and buried by the eruption of the volcano Vesuvius in 79 A.D. The remainder of the uncovered city is today buried under the new Pompeii rebuilt many years subsequent to the eruption. Archeological excavations are open to the public between the hours of 09:00 and 18:00 every day of the week, guides can be hired in advance on demand,at the entrance, or headphones can be rented voicing explanations of the sites.
An ancient residential town of Greek origins, destroyed and buried in ashes, together with Pompeii, by the eruption of the volcano Vesuvius in 79 A.D. that also offers a variety of beautiful scenery and invaluable arts. Excavations began by accident in 1709 when some workers were digging a well – they discovered a wall which was later found to be one of the stages of the ancient theatre. Later, there were many human skeletons uncovered at the ancient shoreline, suggesting that numerous inhabitants attempted to escape but perished when mountains collapsed and volcanic gases were released.
Thousands of prosperous citizens would have sought comfort in the majesty of Mount Vesuvius and regarded it as nothing less than a gift from the gods. In those days of abundant plenty, no Neapolitan would have anticipated the hidden threat of their beloved mountain that erupted violently during the morning of August 24, AD 79, unceremoniously removing all surrounding cities within a radius of Vesuvius, from the face of the earth. Since then, Vesuvius has erupted about three dozen times. The most recent eruption from 1913-1944 was thought to be the end of an eruptive cycle that began in 1631, however unpredictably the last eruption of Vesuvius was on 23 November 1980. View the crater of Vesuvius, 1281 meters above sea level, by walking for approximately 45 minutes up the steep mount, as the road for vehicles terminates half way up this climb.
Sorrento Shore Excursion.
Pompeii, Herculaneum & Mt. Vesuvius.
Full Day Tour, 9 Hours
Included : Private vehicle, all fuel, all tax, highway tolls, parking, licensed English speaking driver of the team.
Not included : Lunch, Entrance fees and licensed archaeological tour guides in sites unless stated otherwise on this page.
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