POMPEII, HERCULANEUM AND OPLONTIS
“A Roman town preserved in its entirety, as if the inhabitants had left a quarter of an hour before.”
(F.R. de Chateaubriand, 1804)
This is an opportunity not to be missed for those visiting the Campania Region: visit the ancient city of Pompeii (second most visited Italian monument), Herculaneum and Oplontis (today Torre Annunziata), all UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Their story ends in 79, when they are covered by a blanket of ash and lapilli about six meters high and caused by the eruption of Vesuvius. The excavations which began in 1748 have unearthed an archaeological complex in perfect condition, revealing art, architecture, traditions and customs of the time. Walking through the domus and the facilities of public administration, including frescoes and testimonies of everyday life, you will have the momentary feeling of going back in time 2,000 years.
Don’t miss an excursion along slopes of the Mount Vesuvius crater.
From the highest point of crater you can view the amazing panorama.
The landscape you will enjoy expands from Sorrento Peninsula to the Campi Flegrei, from the Valley of the Sarno to the city of Naples, and you will be ideally placed to understand the contrast between preserved nature and Spaces corrupted by human hands.