Half day visit to Herculaneum from Sorrento: Walk the footsteps of the Romans in Herculaneum, an excellently preserved by volcanic mud coastal town that provides an insight into the everyday life of a time gone by.
* Explore the ruins of this Roman coastal town
* Look down at it from up high and admire the views
* Discover the public baths and ancient shops, exactly as they were found the day of the eruption
Rediscover Roman Civilization like you’ve never seen before. Walk in the very footsteps, down the exact streets which were once roamed by the locals of this ancient village. Herculaneum, is excellently preserved due to it being covered in volcanic mud by the Vesuvius eruption in 79 AD and provides a unique insight to Roman life as though you’re seeing it through their very eyes.
The tour starts with a breathtaking view of the coastal Town from above, before we make our way down to explore. Stroll around the Town just as the Romans did over 2000 years ago! Marvel at the original timbers of buildings where clay pots are stored, everything untouched from the day of the eruption. It is believed that many of the inhabitants were able to flee unlike those not so fortunate in Pompeii. It was also a much wealthier town than Pompeii, meaning that the ruins include more lavish houses and use of colored marble.
Explore all the main highlights to this eerie Town, including the public baths with their well-preserved frescoes and mosaics along with the old shops, gymnasiums and so much more. Learn about life back then and contemplate how different life has changed in the modern world. Appreciate the intelligence of the Romans and the rather advanced thinking they had and all the creations they made.
As we finish the tour, you will understand the Romans in a more intimate way and with new memories of a life which is no more.
Meeting point: Achille Lauro Parking Area.
Start/opening time: The tour is available from April to October on Wednesdays at 8:10 am.
Others: The entrance is not included; it has to be paid there and then on the spot.