Your Licensed English speaking driver will pick you up at your Hotel or Villa by a Mercedes air conditioned vehicle and he will welcome you introducing himself and the program of your Pompeii and Herculaneum Tour. On the way he will give you a running commentary related to culture, history and traditions and of course he will stop on the way to give you time to take pictures at the best view points. He will recommend you nice restaurant for your lunch.
There is only one place in the world where you can experience daily life of ancient Rome: Pompeii, the buried city. In this pleasant place, near Naples, buried by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius over two thousand years ago, the time seems to have stopped allowing each visitor to travel back in time like a time machine. It is precisely for this reason that it has long held the record for most visited place in the world. Pompeii expresses the charm of the past that tells to the modern and exceptional testimony of the past as the archaeological area of Pompeii, Herculaneum and Torre Annunziata has been included among the 49 Italian sites protected by UNESCO in the World Heritage List.
It was a resort of wealthy Romans for its healthy climate and the beauty of the landscape, is famous for its series of civil buildings, located along the roads well preserved. The Surgeon's House is one of these, but also the houses of the Faun and the Chaste Lovers are outstanding examples of the architecture of the time. Among those worthy of note is the Villa of the Mysteries, which takes its name from the large murals that depict the initiation rites ( "mysteries" of course), the cult of Dionysus. A distinctive feature is the wealth of Pompeii graffiti on the walls of all the buildings. At the time of the eruption there was an imminent election and on the walls there are written and ideograms of political and sexual.
The legend says Herculaneum was founded by Hercules, we know less because of the depth at which it was buried even though its buildings are better preserved. The Baths, the College of Priests of Augustus, a theater, are almost intact. As well as the House of the Bicentenary and the House of the Deer, which have large patios and a rich decoration. Herculaneum was a rich commercial city and its stores have also withstood the destruction of the jars and the jars which were transported with foodstuffs.