Pompeii: Ruins Private Tour with Skip-the-Line Entry
229 USD
Overview
Beat the crowds and delve into the ancient world on a 2-hour guided adventure through Pompeii, Italy's most iconic archaeological treasure. Stroll along the historic streets of this remarkably preserved Greco-Roman city, gaining a fascinating glimpse into daily life in a typical Roman town before the devastating volcanic eruption that froze it in time.
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Uncover the secrets of the ancient city of Pompeii on an enthralling 2-hour journey through time. Delve into the ruins of this once-thriving Greco-Roman metropolis, hidden for 1,700 years beneath a thick layer of volcanic ash and pumice stone. Avoid the crowds and meet your expert guide, who will transport you back to a bygone era. As you wander through the excavated streets, imagine life in this vibrant city, frozen in time by the cataclysmic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. Follow the footsteps of the ancient Romans, exploring the remnants of their daily lives, including the bustling Forum, the majestic temples, and the impressive law courts. Be sure to visit the Porta Marina, one of the original city gates, which once welcomed merchants and travelers from across the Mediterranean. Pompeii was once home to 20,000 people, with 2,000 tragically losing their lives in the devastating eruption. The volcanic ash and pumice stone that buried the city for centuries also preserved everyday artifacts, offering a poignant glimpse into the lives of its citizens. Among the most heart-wrenching sights are the plaster cast models of the Pompeii residents, as well as their beloved pets, frozen in time.