If you are intrigued by the life and times of the Romans, this half-day adventure is a perfect choice! Travel to Pompeii, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and learn about its history!
Meet your driver/guide just at your Naples cruise port for a quick 40-minute ride in your air-conditioned transportation to your destination. At Pompeii, you will enjoy 2 hours with either a personal or an audio guide, learning all that has been discovered about this magnificent legendary site!
You will visit the ruins of a city that was buried under up to 20 feet of ash and pumice when Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD. The site was actually lost until it was uncovered at the turn of the 17th century, and further discoveries were made in the 18th century. The artifacts were remarkably well preserved as a result of a lack of water and moisture below the city, allowing archaeologists to learn a great deal about the life of the city before the eruption.
Today, excavations are no longer permitted because of a moratorium that was imposed to preserve what remains. Several factors have combined to increase the rate of deterioration, including weather, animals, and tourism. Despite restricted access to a significant number of buildings, you will have more than enough to see in your time at the ruins. Time permitting at the end of your time in Pompeii, you will be able to visit a cameo and coral factory to learn about the manufacturing process.
When the time comes to an end your driver will return you to your Naples cruise port.
Discover the amazing archaeological site of legendary Pompeii. This ancient Roman town is full of history and it has a UNESCO World Heritage Site status. This is an excursion you cannot miss!