Herculaneum & Archeologist: no crowds!
About your host
Ciao explorers! I’m a Neapolitan Archaeologist and an Official Tour Guide of the Campania Region. I have a degree in Archaeology, a master in Classical Archaeology and a Ph.D. in Archeological Heritage – everything turns around archaeology for me! Also, I work on archeological excavations here in Naples. Since I was a child, I have always loved the ancient history of Greece and Rome as well as art from the Middle Ages to the 20th (1900s). My co-hosts/friends and I are ALL official guides and archeologists who all studied at the University of Naples Federico II. We’ll offer our guide’s skills of years and knowledge and a deep understanding of local culture, art, history, archaeology, and more for those who want to understand and investigate the incredible richness of Herculaneum and…we are local 🙂 Follow Naples Grand Tour on FB & IG
What we’ll do
*Never forget that the Vesuvius has created a huge tragedy, Hercualenum is the proof more than Pompeii. Do you want to see the ruins of Herculaneum? Do you want to visit corners of the city where tourists don’t arrive? Do you want to relive the feelings of the last hours of the Roman colony with the expertise of a local archeologist? What better way to do it than with a Vesuvian archaeologist and licensed guide! Explore the ancient city, its ruins and take a trip back in time. First at all we must have panoramic about history and the begging of the excavations Tour starts from the ancient shoreline where people tried to find a refuge from the heat, but no chance! Following the road backwards we will reach the vibrant center of the town where we could still see wooden stairs, second floor, shops with incredible marble decorations, houses with intact rich painting walls and mosaics made of gold! Together we’ll understand how works a roman bath house (here in Herculaneum is preserved the most beautiful of all the roman time!). With great critical sense we will understand the reason for the interruption of the excavations and how the modern restorations are proceeding. At the end of the tour i will show you also a a Roman boat CARBONIZED by the eruption truly intact and few artifacts discovered by my Professor during the last excavations of the ’80s. Questions are welcome!