The archeological site of Herculaneum is heritage of Unesco. It is 12 hectares and during Roman times had a population of 4000 inhabitants.
Situated on the north side of mount Vesuvius, it was buried in 79 A. D. but, unlike Pompeii, the deep pyroclastic materials mixed with mud preserved wooden and other organic-based objects like roofs, doors, food and even 300 skeletons. Thanks to these features you can admire deeply the beauty of this site as it was before the eruption.
The buildings are grouped in blocks (insulae) that’s why Herculaneum is more compact than Pompeii. With your personal guide you will walk through the ancient Roman streets, see the old buildings like the most famous of the luxurious villas of Roman patricians “Villa dei Papiri” (so called because 1000 rolls of papirus were found there) with original frescoes; the house of Aristides; the house of Argus; Central Thermae (bath houses with splendid mosaic floors; per common practice there were two different bath areas: one for men, the other for women) and much more!
At the end of your guided tour you will come back to your hotel.