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tour guide naples, campania
 funny naples
There is something truly vibrant and alive,
something infinite. (John Turturro)
artistic naples
Neapolitans dig the art from the sun.
(Camillo Boito)
legendary naples
Remove Vesuvius to Naples,
and the voice of the enchanted mermaid
awill lose the sweetest harmonies.
(Renato Fucini)
spectacular naples
I apologize all those who
the sight of Naples makes lose senses!
(Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)
musical naples
Musical capital of Europe,
ergo of the world.
(Charles de Brosses)
authentic naples
Wonderful, quaint, poignant:
that of the street. (Roger Peyrefitte)
Pompeii and Ercolano guided tours (Campania - Italy)



Pompeii and Ercolano are cities destroyed by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD.
The volcanic material has preserved them intact, and visit them is like taking a trip back in time when these and other cities fell under the influence of Rome.



I like to think of visiting the ancient city of Pompeii coming from the sea. We enter the city by climbing a steep path to Porta Marina (the most important gate); try to imagine the slaves transporting goods, or sailors, or traders. After a little while we are in the monumental area where you can see the Basilica (Courthouse), the Temple of Apollo, the Capitol and the first plaster casts in the Deposit. Leaving the Forum (main square), we enter into the thermal baths (Spa). You can understand the practical genius of the Romans looking at the heating system so called "hypocaust": hot air (steam, produced thanks to burning wood). We leave the city behind and you reach the Herculaneum Gate. Outside the city walls there are the Tombs, and our next stop is the famous “Villa dei Misteri” (Villa of Mysteries), a suburban villa in which there are the incredible frescoes of the "triclinium" (dining room): Here we see "the pompeian red colour" and the frescoes representing the Dionysian cults. Dionysus was the Greek God of wine and theater.

Duration: 1 day


A mass of mud transformed into tuff, about 25 meters high, covered the ancient town of Herculaneum for centuries. According to a legend, Herculaneum was founded by Hercules; it was a town influenced by the nearby Greek Neapolis. The excavations began in 1738 and have not yet brought to light the entire city because the volcanic material was difficult to excavated. A wonderful surprise was the discovery of the "Villa dei Papiri" (Villa of Papyri); it was excavated partially and there is a replica of this villa at the " GETTY MUSEUM "in Malibu-California. Walking through its streets, we enter into houses where many frescoes testimony the unique elegance of Herculaneum when it overlooked the sea. You can imagine what a view there was from the houses built on the city walls! Then you enter the public buildings such as the “Sacello degli Augustali” (Shrine of the Augustals), temple of the augustales or priests of the Imperial cult. We continue our walk and you can still read the written advertisement, where we can understand the price and the quality of wine. Not far away from Herculaneum, there is OPLONTIS. Today it is located in Torre Annunziata. You can visit a villa that traditionally belonged to the famous roman woman Poppea Sabina, the second wife of the Emperor Nero. The Villa has a swimming pool outstanding in size.

Duration: 1 day


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