Some ages ago, Pompeii was covered by a layer of ashes and lapillus and Herculaneum was submerged by a thick layer of mud and lava instead. The mud preserved the cities, sealing everything forever. In 1738 King Charles of Bourbon ordered the start of the excavations.
At Herculaneum the wealthy Romans enjoyed their vacations, as testimonied by the sumptous villas, on the sea.
We will have the pleasure of making you see the most beautiful dwellings of the city: the House of the Mosaic Atrium, the House of Neptune and Amphitrite and the House of the Deer. We will also take a stroll along the Decumanus, the Palestra and the Basilica.
Later, we will see the Thermal Baths of the Forum, where there were the public bathing houses of the city or in the House of the carbonised furniture, where you can actually see how the wooden furniture is still in the original place.
Herculaneum Archeologic Area