Herculaneum Half Day

Pick up directly from your hotel or indicated meeting point and departure for guided excursion half day to the Archeological site of Herculaneum .
Our journey takes us along the coast road through castellamare di stabia and out along the motorway to Herculaneum. Herculaneum was destroyed along with Pompei in 79 Ad, and was rediscovered in 1709. it was a residential town without Pompei's commercial importance, surrounded by the villas if wealthy Romans. When the catastrophe of 79 Ad occured, Herculaneum was buried by a torrent of mud that hardened into a soft tufa ( a kind of course rock) that preserved many of the wooden parts of houses and household objects which can be seen today. A large portion of old Herculaneum is still buried under the modern town and even today excavations are going on to discover what treasures lie buried under the rock.

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