Way, way back, before even the Bible was on the scene, Pompeii was smothered below seven metres of ash. At the same time, Herculaneum disappeared under a flood of mud and lava. Both cities are well-preserved but Herculaneum is smaller and more perfectly formed. While Pompeii burned in its ash shroud, Herculaneum was protected by its muddy crust. So today you can still see some of the woodwork and mosaics. You’ll even find some of the gardens have been carefully restored to their former glory. At both sites you’ll get a guided tour and some free time to explore under your own steam.
The walk involves uneven surfaces.
- SUITABILITY Large amount of physical activity.