Skip-the-line Exclusive Private Tour of Pompeii with Local Guide

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Do not miss the opportunity to visit the famous archaeological site of Pompeii with an expert official guide! Join the tour aboard a comfortable car / minivan avoiding the stress of public transport.
Thanks to the priority entrance you can access the archaeological site avoiding the long queues.
Pompeii was buried in the volcanic ashes of the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 and rediscovered much later when excavations began in the eighteenth century.
All the infrastructures, the frescoes and the artifacts are well preserved and still today you can admire the spas, the streets, the bakeries and the forums that were once an integral part of the daily life of the prosperous Romans.

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Take a walking tour of the archaeological site of Pompeii with an official guide! After the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD, the city was submerged by a torrent of lapilli and lava that petrified it, preserving all the artifacts and infrastructures over the years.

The Basilica, with its extension of 1,500 square meters, was the most sumptuous building in the Forum; here business was done and justice was administered.
The Civil Forum was the heart of daily life and the focal point for all the activities of the city: administration and justice, management of commercial activities such as the market, as well as a place of worship for citizens.
The Temple of Jupiter dominates the north side of the Forum, with Vesuvius rising scenically behind it. When the city was founded (80 BC), the temple underwent a radical restoration and became a real Capitolium with the three cult statues of Jupiter, Juno and Minerva, which resembled those of the Roman Capitoline triad.
They were placed on a high base so that they were visible to all passers-by in the Forum.
The Macellum consists of a four-sided tufaceous portico with a cult altar in an elevated position on the eastern side of the city with respect to the entrance. On the niches of the side wall there are copies of two marble statues, one female and one male army, together with the fragment of a larger statue, probably belonging to an emperor, Titus or Vespasian. This indicates how this area was intended for the cult of the emperor. To its left is a meeting room and to the right a large room with a masonry counter perhaps intended for the sale of fish.
The Via dell'Abbondanza was the main street (decumanus maximus) of ancient Pompeii; it crossed the city in an east / west direction from the Forum to Porta Sarno.
In ancient times the street was crowded and noisy with many shops, workshops ("officinae"), cafes, snack bars and restaurants.
The Baths of the Forum are located behind the Temple of Jupiter and date back to the years immediately following the founding of the veteran colony by General Silla (80 BC). The women's and men's quarters had separate entrances. The men's section has an apodyterium (changing room), also used as a tepidarium (for medium temperature baths), frigidarium (for cold baths) and calidarium (for hot baths). Like many buildings in Pompeii, the baths were badly damaged during the earthquake of 62 AD.
The Lupanare di Pompei was the most famous brothel in the Roman city. It is of particular interest for the erotic frescoes on its walls; "Lupanar" is in fact the Latin word that means "brothel". Today it is also known as Grande Lupanare.
The prostitutes in the brothel were mostly Greek and Oriental slaves who were paid two to eight donkeys.
The Casa del Menandro is an excellent example of a Roman villa owned by a high-ranking family. It is richly decorated with wonderful frescoes representing scenes from the Trojan War; here many objects in silver and pottery were found now preserved in the Archaeological Museum of Naples. The house owes its name to an image of Menander, an Athenian poet, placed in the portico.
The house belonged to Quinto Poppeo Sabino of the Poppei family, relatives of the empress Poppea Sabina, Nero's second wife.
The Casa del Fauno was built during the 2nd century BC; it was one of the largest and most impressive private residences of Pompeii in Italy, and housed many magnificent works of art. It is one of the most luxurious aristocratic houses in the Roman republic and reflects this period better than most of the archaeological remains found even in Rome itself.
The Great Theater of Pompeii was built by the Romans on the slope of a hill; they used the natural depression of the mountain to create a majestic auditorium divided into 5 sectors.
On stage tragedies of the Greco-Roman tradition were represented.


What is included

• Authorized guide available for 2 hours
• English, Spanish, French, German and Italian language
• Round trip transportation with private driver
• Skip-the-line entrance to Pompeii
• Pick up and drop off at the hotel or nearby if available


What is excluded

•  Food and beverages


Additional information

• This is a private tour / activity. Only your group will participate in the program.
• You must confirm the departure time with the local service provider before the travel date.

Highlights

• Private tour: only you and your authorized guide will participate
• 100% customized to meet your needs
• Find out how the city has remained perfectly preserved

Route

  1. Pompei