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  • Plaster cast of a gladiator
    Plaster cast of a gladiator
  • Roman Baths
    Roman Baths
  • Buffalos
    Buffalos

Start time

08:30

Duration

7/8

Inclusions

  • Private car or Minivan
  • Chauffeur Driver
  • Hotel / Pier Pick up and Drop off
  • Licensed Tour Guide Full Day
  • Taxes & Insurance
  • Tolls & Parkings

Exclusions

  • Entrance Fees

Meeting point and pick-up with your licensed guide and with chauffeur at the hotel/ port, drive to the east of Salerno, after the headlands of Pontecagnano, Battipaglia and Eboli, is Paestum, which is one of the most important italian archeological sites .
Here a guided tour of about two hours will take you in some of the best preserved ruins, architecture and monuments of the Greek world, such as the Temple of Poseidon (Neptune) ,the temple of Ceres and the Basilica, dating from the 6th Century.
You can visit also the National Archaeological Museum of Paestum opened in 1952, where you can admire the Tomb of the Diver a magnificent example of Greek painting, representing a funeral banquet. The tomb depicts a young man diving into the water is considered one of the greateast archeological discoveries of the 20th century.
Later you will drive for about an hour and half to the archeological site of Herculeneum, once there your tour guide will bring you back into the Roman Imperial age for about 2 hours.
Dating back to the 4th century BC, the city was thought to have been founded by the legendary Hercules. This elite Roman resort was devastated by the same volcanic eruption that buried Pompeii in 79 AD.
This is an excursion that cannot be missed, unlike the ash and lava that devastated Pompeii, Herculaneum was covered by a torrent of mud, which protected the ruins from atmospheric agents and illegal excavators. The guided walking tour of Herculaneum will take about two hours, to see the suburban Baths, the house of the Deers, the Augustales temple, the Palestra, the house of Neptun and Anphitrite, the house of the Pretty Courtyard, the house of the wooden Partition Wall, the area of the Marina, where in 1980 archeologist found over 250 skeletons of fugitives. After the guided walking tour and some free time for shopping return back to the hotel /cruiseship.

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