Herculaneum is known for the tragic fate that marked it, in 79 AD, when the eruption of Vesuvius completely covered the city with ashes, mud and eruptive substances, along with the nearby town of Pompei. With the archaeological excavations of the last century it was possible to discover historical artifacts, buildings and other of great cultural value, are an example of the Villa of the Papyri that contains 1,700 papyri, the house of genius (for the presence of a statuette was part of a marble candlestick); the house of Argos, Aristides, the gym and the theater testify customs and traditions of the Roman era.
Although less known than its twin city Pompei, Ercolano is another victim of the ferocious eruption of Vesuvius in 79 A.D. The city of Herculaneum, just like the city of Pompeii, was completely buried under the fire of pyroclastic material and rediscovered only in 1709 by workers who dug a well. If you choose this excursion, you will have the opportunity to visit what remains of a city where life has suddenly stopped. Due to several factors, both Pompeii and Herculaneum have been placed in air-conditioned condition for over 1700 years, which means that you will be able to see buildings and objects that seem to be stuck in a time capsule.