Pompeii Cultour Naples
POMPEII CULTOUR NAPLES – Tourist Tour with driver
Departure from Naples every day
One of the greatest and fascinating cities of the Roman times, Pompeii, built on the southern slopes of Mount Vesuvius, was founded by the Osci around the VIII century bc and the first settlement was in the Iron age when there was the “culture of the ditch grave” (Fossakultur). At that time it was a very important shopping center that interested the Greek and Etruscan economy. The Sannites then expanded the city walls while maintaining a great urban development.
It was conquered, like the whole Campania, by the Romans and entered their economy by beginning to market their products, wines and oils throughout the Mediterranean. In this era there are many architectural constructions such as the Foro and the Tempio di Iside. It became a destination for many Roman patriots in the years to come, but suffered numerous humiliations, such as land subtraction in favour of other Roman colonies.
Already with Nero, he suffered architectural damage due to an earthquake and during reconstruction, never ended, there was the eruption of Vesuvius, which no one knew to be a volcano as it looked like a normal mountain that destroyed it on 24 August of 79 ac. The history of archaeological excavations began in 1748 under Charles III of Spain and continues to this day. This archaeological work has brought to light the ancient city full of history and excavations are an evidence of the lifestyle of the city at that time, which seems to have fallen asleep under volcanic dust.
Today, among the main monuments are the Sanctuary of the Blessed Virgin of the Holy Rosary and a Basilica that collects thousands of ex-voto and a particular veneration from the Catholics all over the world as it has been blessed by Pope John Paul II.
– From 1 November to 31 March, Pompeii excavations: 9.00 am – 5.00 pm (last entrance 3.30 pm – opening at 8.30 am on Saturday and Sunday)
– From 1 April to 31 October, Pompeii excavations: 9.00 am – 7.30 pm (last entrance 6.00 pm – opening at 8.30 am on Saturday and Sunday)
Closing days: 1 January, 1 May, 25 December.
Cultour Naples – Piazza Luigi Miraglia SNC – 80138 Naples
With the dobedoo card you are entitled to a 5% discount on Pompeii Cultour Naples