"You could hear the shrieks of women, the wailing of infants, and the shouting of men; some were calling their parents, others their children or their wives, trying to recognize them by their voices. People bewailed their own fate or that of their relatives, and there were some who prayed for death in their terror of dying. Many besought the aid of the gods, but still more imagined there were no gods left, and that the universe was plunged into eternal darkness for evermore." − Pliny the Younger, in a letter to Tacitus, writing about his first-hand experience on 24 August 79 AD
The Ancient Roman city of Pompeii is one of the most well-known archeological sites in the world. As one of Italy's most popular destinations, Pompeii offers unparalleled insight into Ancient Roman life. Completely buried by the volcanic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79AD, this city was accidentally rediscovered in 1748 and careful excavation continues today. Join us on this walking tour as we go back in time as we meander from mosaic to monument, temple to theatre.
Our tour guide will provide you with an in-depth look into this ancient Roman city at the height of the Roman Empire and we will envision how life was before the eruption that killed thousands. We will see ancient homes and buildings, their murals and paintings, casts of Romans in their final resting positions, the ancient forum and amphitheatre. Along our tour of this hallowed ground with Mount Vesuvius in the distance, we will be reminded us of its power and beauty. Centuries of history will come to life on this incomparable tour.