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Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius Day Trip from Naples

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    Pompeii was a town that disappeared from the maps and from people’s memories as it got completely buried under the ashes erupted by the volcano in 79 AD. That dramatic day ended the lives of an entire bustling city to only come unearthed many centuries later. These ruins give an incredible picture of ancient romans’ daily life and their original urban setting: homes, shops, frescoes, thermal baths, mosaics and much more.

    Included in this tour there is a stop to a Cameos and Corals workshop, to learn more about this ancient art-craft, for which the Neapolitan school is still considered of great importance. Cameos in particular are carved sea shells representing scenes of mythological deities.

    Lunch to a local restaurant.

    Continue this tour to the top of for a short hike to the volcano’s crater. The national park of Mt. Vesuvius is listed as UNESCO biosphere reserve and it is composed by the caldera of Mt. Somma and the Grand Cone of Mt. Vesuvius. In other words, a mountain into another mountain, aka the pre-existing one got its top blown away forming a new one. There is a long history of studies on the colonization of lava by vegetation throughout different epochs. The traditional agricultural areas are diverse in fruit, vines and flowers. It became sadly famous for its eruptions in 79 AD, the deadliest of recent history. Last eruption took place in 1944, in the middle of WWII and today it is considered a dormant volcano.

    Extra info: It is advised to wear comfortable shoes and clothes according to the weather conditions. Entrance tickets are not included as the fee may vary under certain circumstances, such as age, nationality and profession or in occasion of special events and discount cards. To date, single entrance ticket costs 15 € in Pompeii and single entrance ticket to the crater costs 10 €.The visit at Pompeii’s ruins is led by a tour guide with a minimum of 6 people; under this number audio-guides are provided.
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    Reviewed 25 June 2019

    I am a demanding customer, but I got exactly what I paid for, and was not disappointed. Pompeii is amazing. The tour guide was very professional and with good humour. I saw the most essential sight seeings in Pompeii. Maybe, I should come again to...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank George C
    Reviewed 12 June 2019

    Let me start by saying both of these venues are amazing, however, we would have been better off visiting on our own. The biggest disappointment of this tour was the Pompeii visit. The guides were unorganized and did not have information on what type of...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank PrincessAnna63
    CUSTOMER_SERVICE_NCV, Public Relations Manager at Napoli City Vision Daily Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2019

    Dear PrincessAnna63, we are sorry for your experience, but we ought to look into the question of your visit. On our bus we have more than 5 assistant to pick and assist our customers. The tour guide, during the time of the pick up, explains...More

    Reviewed 12 June 2019 via mobile

    it started ok with a bus ride to pompeji - the guide was professional the tour interesting...so far so good...after that - around 12:00 - the comedy began...we drove to a sort of restaurant in the middle of nowhere to get our mentioned lunch... but...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank Tom H
    CUSTOMER_SERVICE_NCV, Public Relations Manager at Napoli City Vision Daily Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2019

    Dear Tom H, we are sorry for your review. As you said outr guides are professional and the tour interesting, so we don't understand why your review is so bad. The restaurant Showbiz Napoli is in Naples and close to Pompeii, it is newly built,...More

    Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

    We took this trip our guide was Livio it was very good. Great insight into the city of Pompeii with lots of interesting facts and humour. Highly recommend.

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