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AC11. Pompeii/Vesuvio/Herculaneum Full day
AC12. Sorrento/Pompeii/Herculaneum Full day
AC13. Sorrento/Pompeii/Naples Full day
AC14. Caserta/Pompeii/Vesuvio Full day
AC22. Pompeii 1/2 day

SP11. Pompeii/Vesuvio/Herculaneum Full day
SP12. Pompeii/Herculaneum Full day
SP13. Pompeii/Naples Full day
SP17. Pompeii 1/2 day

from NAPLES City or Harbor
NA02. Positano/Amalfi/Pompeii Full day
NA03. Sorrento/Pompeii Full day
NA06. Pompeii/Herculaneum/Vesuvio Full day
NA07. Naples/Pompeii Full day
NA11. Pompeii/Sorrento/Positano Full day
NA12. Paestum/Pompeii Full day

from ROME City
RO02. Pompeii/Sorrento/Positano Full day
RO03. Pompeii Full day


The town of Pompeii, originally a native Oscan settlement founded in the 7th century BC, is 16 km south of Herculaneum. The city was conquered by Greeks, Etruscans and Samnites, and finally became a Roman colony in 80BC along with Herculaneum. Pompeii was a thriving, noisy market town of about 20.000 inhabitants, filled with shops and bars and small family factories. Traders constantly came and went, while wine and a potent fish sauce were Pompeii's most popular exports. On the day Vesuvius erupted, Pompeii was the scene of a different but no less deadly series of catastrophes. Many more pumice stones showered down here than at Herculaneum, while dense layers of ash settled at the rate of about 15 cm per hour. Roofs began to collapse and the town was in almost total darkness. The people who died waited too long inside their homes, trapped by fallen timbers and they were unable to breathe from the gases. The excavated city is much larger than Herculaneum, covering an area about one kilometre east to west, and about half a kilometre north to south. Plan on spending at least four hours here. Apart from the amphitheatre, however, you won't find many places to sit and rest and the site is not well shaded. The most important sites are accessible to the public and others can be entered with a guide. Pompeii is the most visited site in Italy.

Things to see
* The Antiquarium
* The Basilica
* The Forum
* The small Amphitheatre
* The Temple of Apollo
* The Temple of Jupiter
* The House of the Faun
* The House of the Vettii
* The Stabian Baths
* The Temple of Isis
* The House of Menander (Casa del Menandro)
* The Villa of the Mysteries
* The House of the Marine Venus
* The Great Palestra
* The Amphitheatre

We recommend a guided tour, which is two hours long. Extra time may be spent to visit other areas not covered in the tour.

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