Herculaneum Private Walking Tour in Pompei, Italy
Explore Herculaneum, the first archaeological site unearthed in the Vesuvian area in the 18th century! Visit Herculaneum with the assistance of a competent English-speaking guide.
Please note: this tour is held daily.
Herculaneum has been preserved better than any other site in the world, including Pompeii. Enjoy a panoramic view of the archaeological wonder and your guide's fascinating stories, making you feel like you're living in ancient Rome. Herculaneum, like Pompeii, was destroyed by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD. A 70-foot layer of lava covered the city and kept it looking just like it did when it was first built. Now, Herculaneum has become a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Visitors to Herculaneum have the opportunity to peek into the homes of ancient Romans and learn about the real antique life, public and private life, and the vices and virtues of that era. Roman villas, public baths, forums, holy places, and country houses can be seen in the old town. Some homes have ancient frescoes and mosaics on their walls. You'll almost feel like an archaeologist digging through skeletons and lava deposits to learn about the dramatic history of an ancient city. In contrast to Pompeii, you can explore Herculaneum in a few hours. People who only have a little time but still want to feel what it was like to walk in the footsteps of the Romans should go to the archaeological site.