Category: Cultural & Theme Tours, Archaeology Tours, Archaeology Tours
Location: Campania, Sorrento – Italy
Leaves from: Sorrento, Italy
Duration: 8 hours
Herculaneum and Pompeii Tour from Sorrento
If you like walking, and are interested in the ancient world, this is the tour for you!
Pompeii and Herculaneum are the largest towns of the five buried by the Vesuvius eruption of 79 AD, and they are also the most fully excavated, although they were buried by the same eruption, Pompeii was covered mainly by ash, and Herculaneum by mud and lava, it is interesting to compare building techniques and life style walking round the sites, as Pompeii lived off commerce. Whereas Herculaneum was a fishing community, but by the first century it was becoming a fashionable holiday resort both towns were discovered and excavated mid-18th century.
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