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Discover enchanting Hercolaneum Tour from Amalfi Coast: a visit of about two hours to know the wonderful archeological site, during your stay at our rental apartments and villas on the Amalfi Coast!
Hercolaneum tour from Amalfi Coast (Approximately 2 hours)
Herculaneum boasts an enchanting position right at the center of the Gulf of Naples and enjoys the great importance of its priceless heritage represented by the excavations of the ancient Herculaneum, destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. Therefore the guided Hercolaneum tour from Amalfi Coast of Herculaneum, in the province of Naples, can’t overlook the archeological site. The ruins owe their good fortune to the way how the city was buried: submerged by a river of volcanic mud that, solidifying, determined an absolutely original conservation phenomenon, incomparable to Pompeii. For this reason, organic evidence have survived to this day (burned cereals and legumes, cloths, furnitures and parts of wooden buildings), but also the upper floors of buildings that give us a clear idea of what the construction sizes and techniques used to be, allowing us to retrace the history of roman houses throughout almost 3 centuries, from the II century BC to the eruption in 79 AD.
Hercolaneum tour from Amalfi Coast: archeological site origin
Hercolaneum tour from Amalfi Coast and the story of the excavations.
The discovery of ancient Hercolaneum dates back to 1709 thanks to the excavation works ordered by the austrian prince of Elboeuf who wanted to create a well in his garden. The first proper excavation work, ordered by king Charles of Bourbon, started only in 1738 and revealed the city that, however, is still in part buried underneath the modern Herculaneum, as shown by the Villa of the Papyri that is only reachable through a tight tunnel. Herculaneum, however, isn’t only its archeological excavations. The villas that are lined along the “Golden Mile “ (the name with which the ancient road Via Regia ,known for the beautiful surroundings and the rich structures, once used to be called), among which we recall Villa Campolieto and Villa Favorita,are also worth seeing . Hercolaneum tour from Amalfi Coast: shopping at Resina Market
Those who love shopping will appreciate the famous secondhand market (the Market of Resina), where clothes and military excess are sold. It takes place every day, except Sunday, between the small streets and squares of via Putigliano. It took place for the firts time during the Second World War, in 1944, when, in this neapolitan center, items and clothes smuggled from the american convoys where sold, and it grew in the following years.
The guided Hercolaneum tour from Amalfi Coast lasts approximately 2 hours during which you will discover an incredibly fascinating world where you will feel an almost unreal atmosphere, where time seems to have stopped.
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