A PRIVATE TOUR OF POMPEII TO REMEMBER
What was once a bustling Roman port town is now the best-preserved Roman ruin in the world, thanks to the terrific eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79, which buried Pompeii in rock and ash. See this ghost town firsthand on a Pompeii day trip. Vesuvius’ eruption, which spelt destruction for Pompeii’s 15,000 residents, gave the world a chance to see daily life as it was, in a normal Roman town, at the high point of the Roman Empire. Now, one of our Pompeii private tours will bring to life all the triumphs and tragedies of this ghost town, before your very eyes.
DAILY LIFE IN ANCIENT POMPEII
Life was frozen in Pompeii for nearly 2000 years, before the site was excavated and became a major tourist attraction on the Grand Tour of Europe, in the 1800s. Today, on a Pompeii tour, you can still see the charred bread from the bakeries, never eaten, from the day a pyroclastic surge killed the citizens of Pompeii – in the same spot they huddled, in fear and anticipation, of the destruction that awaited them.
Our private tours of Pompeii will take you through all the major sights of the town. With your local expert guide you will you walk down Pompeii’s main streets, see the bustling centers of commerce, and the ancient graffiti scrawled on the walls – you’ll be surprised by how much Pompeii is like a modern city!