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.
The Big Cone
Vesuvius dominates the beautiful gulf of Naples and it is the most known volcano in the world which still attracts the mass media attention.
The itinerary starts from 1000m high and it finish at 1175m. We also go through some hairpinturn from which the view is fascinating. What is extraordinary is observing the previous lava flow really near your position.
Duringour climb, we can notice the old Somma Volcano which is separated from Vesuvius by Gigante Valley. We walk along the crater until we arrive at Capannuccia: here, we start climbing down.
Pick up at the accommodation or agreed meeting point
10:00 transfer to Herculaneum
entrance to the Archaeological Park at the time established on the entrance ticket
10: 30Start of the tour guided by a qualified professional
route pre-established by the organization: narration and stops by the tour guide (2h)
13:00 At the end, exit the site
13:30 transfer to Vesuvius
• 13:50 Arrival at Vesuvius
◦ Guided tour of the Crater (1: 30h)
• Stop for tasting
• end of tour
drop off at the accommodation