Best of Pompeii Attractions & Luxury Tours, Italy
Behold the Aftermath of Mt. Vesuvius
While on Italy tours to Naples, Sorrento, Capri, or the Amalfi Coast, it is worth stopping for a glimpse back to a day frozen in time when the volcano Vesuvius erupted and buried Pompeii and its surrounding cities in ash. Pompeii is now considered to be an outdoor museum and is open for touring year round, except for 1st of January and May, and 25th December.
Walking tours through the streets of this ancient Roman city will provide you with glimpses of everyday life and even the final moments of citizens which have been preserved for two thousand years because of the catastrophic eruption which occurred on August 24, 79 AD.
You can actually picture a past busy day as you stroll through the stone paved streets to the Roman Forum, arched gates, temples, beautiful bath houses and lavishly decorated villas, many with the ominous Mt. Vesuvius seen staring down from the distance.
Take note that the many of the best archeological finds such as paintings, jars, furnishings, jewelry and even citizens are housed at the Archaeological Museum in Naples. Tours are normally four hours, but it can take a full day or more to appreciate the entire site.
Special Culinary Experiences
Il Principe – Enjoy recreated Pompeii luxury while dining in a lively atmosphere on traditional Italian dishes, or even ancient Roman recipes.
Restaurant President – Enjoy good Italian cuisine and wine while surrounded by historic Pompeii atmosphere and gracious owner.
Hotel Forum – Located within walking distance from the ruins, Hotel Forum is clean and houses an attentive staff. A good base camp for exploring Pompeii.
Hotel Diana Pompeii – Occupied by a warm and helpful staff, Hotel Diana Pompeii is one of the best in the city. It sits near the train station for convenient access to guided tours to Vesuvius, the Amalfi Coast, or other destinations.
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