The old town
Herculaneum was buried under twenty-three meters of volcanic ash and pumice in the terrible eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD79. Bourbone bring in to light thanks to a random discovery near the ancient theatre in Herculaneaum.
This archeological site offers the possibility of observing the old urban pattern, the house distribution in space, the magnificent thermal baths, the sumptuosus gym and also la monumental cathedral.
The perfect preservation of wood, of bronze and of the front part of the building create a more completed picture of the different style under the Vesuvius and also of the construction industry of the time.
The most important archaeological testimonies are the college of the Augustales, thermal baths, the House of Aristides and Neptune, The House of Sanniti and the shore where more than 300 people died.
Villa Arianna and Villa San Marco
Ville d’Otium is where Romans went in order to relax and enjoy the benefits of the place.
Even now you can visit their living rooms,dining room, atrium but also admire the sea and the Vesuvius from their own windows or walk on their own geometric mosaic while surrounded by red, yellow and blue frescos with butterflies, fantastic animals or mythological creatures.
Here you feel like living all the spiritual and physical Roman relieves, instead of the volcanic tragedy which actually appears as a sweet dormancy.
Pick up at the accommodation or agreed meeting point
9:00 am arrival in Stabiae
Start of the tour guided by a licensed professional
route planned by the organization: narration and stops by the tour guide
11:30 am leaving the site
1 hour free time
meeting of participants and departure towards Herculaneum
13:00 entrance to the Archaeological Park at the time established on the entrance ticket
Start of the tour guided by a licensed professional (2.3h)
route pre-established by the organization: narration and stops by the tour guide
When finished, exit the site
16:00 drop off