Skip the Line Pompeii Guided Tour with Official Guide from Sorrento

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Don’t miss the opportunity to visit the famous archaeological site of Pompeii with an expert official guide.

With  the priority entrance, included in our tour,  you will skip the stress of a long queue and get inside the ruins without troubles!
Pompeii has been submerged by a torrent of lava and mud during the explosion of the Volcano Vesuvius and remained hidden till the beginning of the excavations in the XVIII century... many treasures are still awaiting to be unerthed. 

Walk along the ancient “cardini” and “decumani” and explore the remainings of the prosperous Romans. 
You will admire  the baths, streets, bakeries, forums that were once integral parts of daily life and marvel at the magnificently preserved frescoes that adorn the fine Villas.
Bring back to light the custom and traditions of the Ancient Romans. 

 

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Visit the Ancient town of Pompeii, cradle of civilization of the Ancient Romans; the itinerary will be: 
 

- The Basilica, with its extension of 1,500 square meters, was the most sumptuous building of the Forum, and its space was used to carry out business and for the administration of justice.

- The Civil Forum is the core of daily life of the city and is the focal point of all the main public buildings for city administration and justice, business management, and trade activities such as markets, as well as the main places of citizen worship.

The Temple of Jupiter dominates the north side of the Forum, with Mount Vesuvius scenically rising behind. When the colony was founded (80 BC), the temple underwent a radical renovation and became a real Capitolium with the three cult statues of Jupiter, Juno and Minerva, which looked like those of the Capitolium in Rome, placed on a high base so as to make them visible to whoever passed in the Forum square.

- The Macellum consists of a tuff quadriporticus with a hall for worship in an elevated position on the eastern side, in line with the entrance. The copies of two marble statues, a female and a male armed, are found on the niches of the side wall, together with the fragment of a larger statue, probably pertaining to an emperor, Titus or Vespasian, indicating how this area was intended for the imperial cult. To its left is a room for meetings of a sacred board and to the right a large room with a masonry counter perhaps for fish to be sold.

- Via dell’Abbondanza was the ancient main street (decumanus maximus) of ancient Pompeii, which ran across the city in the direction east/west from the Forum to the Porta Sarno.
In ancient times the street was crowded and noisy with many shops, workshops ("officinae”), cafes, snack-bars and restaurants for food and drink.

- The Forum Baths are located behind the Temple of Jupiter and date back to the years immediately after the founding of the colony of veterans by General Silla (80 BC). Women's and men's quarters had separate entrances. The men's section presents an apodyterium (dressing room), used also as a tepidarium (for medium temperature baths), frigidarium (for cold baths) and calidarium (for hot baths). Like many buildings in Pompeii, the baths were heavily damaged during the earthquake of 62 AD.

- The house of the Menander is a great example of a Roman Villa owned by an high-ranking family. It is reachly decorated with wonderful frescoes representing scenes of the Trojan war and here were also founded many objects in silver, tableware now strored in the Archaeological Museum in Naples. The house owes its name to a picture of Menander, an Athenian poet, placed in the portico.
The house belonged to Quintus Poppaeus Sabinus of the Poppei family, relatives of the Empress Poppea Sabina, Nero's second wife.

- The Large Theater of Pompeii was built from the Romans on the slope of a hill located in the area; they took advantage of the natural depression of the mountain to create a majesty auditorium divided into 5 sectors. 
On the stage were played tragedies of the Greco-Roman traditions.


Return to Sorrento
 

What's included

• Official guide
• Skip-the-line entrance fees in Pompeii
• Departure and return from the city center of Sorrento
• Round trip transportation with air-conditioning vehicle
• Headsets for groups larger than 12 attendants

 

What is excluded

• Lunch and beverages

Additional Information

IMPORTANT NOTE: From the 6th August to enter the ruins of Pompeii, as per law, it's required the Green Pass, so make sure to have all the documentation otherwise the access will be forbidden. 

• Availability can change according to the weather conditions 
• It's warmly suggested to double check the pick up time and location 24 hours before the departure
• Due to unexpected (traffic...) the departure and return time may change without notice
• The programme is subject to changes due to  weather conditions or causes of force majeure (road closures, public events, etc...); in this case it could be not possible to make the stops mentioned in the itinerary and the guide will slightly amend the itinerary.
• May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
• Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair

Cancellation Policy

• To receive a full refund, travelers may cancel up to 24 hours before the experience start date in the local timezone.
• No refunds will be given after that time period.

Highlights

  • Explore the ancient Pompei walking along the ancient streets of this UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Official local guide
  • Priority entrance skip the line 
  • Centrally located meeting point very easy to reach !
  • Departure at  08:30 a.m. outside the office  "IAMME IA!" located at  Piazza Torquato Tasso nr. 16 behind the statue of Torquato Tasso

Route

  1. Sorrento
  2. Scavi di Pompei