Herculaneum was buried by the eruption of the Vesuvius in the 79 A. D. by about 20 meters (60 feet) of pyroclastic material. For this reason here you can see very well preserved entire buildings in two floors. At the moment only about the 30% of the ancient city is excavated and the ruins show us a lot of private buildings that conserved carbonized wooden furniture of the Roman times. Nowadays Herculaneum is not very known like its "big sister" Pompeii and for this reason the visit here is less crowded and more quite and intimate.
We will see some private houses of ancient wealthy Romans, decorated with spectacular mosaics, frescos and stucco decorations. Also, thanks to the particular flood of pyroclastic material that buried the city I'll show and explain you the reason of the carbonized wooden furnitures and why in Herculaneum is impossible to make the plaster casts of the victims. It will be possible to see also some shops that characterized the daily life in the ancient city.
Meeting location: At Herculaneum next to the ticket office
Tour Price: 120€
Duration: 02:00 hours
Guided walking tour, possibility to organize private transfers from your accommodation to the archaeological site of Herculaneum
Private Archaeological Guide
Italiano, Inglese, Francese, Russo, Cinese
Archeologo & Guida Turistica Regione Campania
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