- 8 hours with a Ph.D. or MA-level guide
- Skip-the-line entry into the Pompeii Archaeological Site
- Skip-the-line entry into the Herculaneum Archaeological Site
After lunch in a local trattoria, we will set out for Herculaneum, just nearby. Although less well-known then it's neighbor, Pompeii, Herculaneum was discovered first and excavated a few years before the larger city. While smaller than Pompeii, Herculaneum holds clues to ancient life among the wealthier classes and helps to complete our understanding of ancient life.
I would like to climb Mt Vesuvius, is that possible?
Yes it is possible to walk on the rim of the volcano. We would do that excursion after lunch and instead of Herculaneum. Please email us and we will work with you to customize your tour. However, the terrain is uneven and the altitude high. We discourage clients with walking difficulties from requesting this version of the excursion. Due to COVID, only a limited number of visitors are allowed per day and last minute requests are hard to satisfy.
I would like to visit Oplontis or Stabia, is that possible?
Yes we can substitute your time at Herculaneum for a visti to Oplontis or Stabia, tickets and opening hours permitting. Please email us and we will work with you to customize your tour.
Riccardo holds a Ph.D. in Art History from the University of Naples Federico II and a degree in Art History from the University Suor Orsola Benincasa. He is a native of Naples and also a classically trained musician, with a degree in classical guitar from the Conservatoire of Naples San Pietro a Majella. Besides his work as a licensed tour guide of all the archaeological sites (Pompei, Herculaneum, Oplontis, the Phlegrean Fields), churches, and museums of the Campania Region, he has held many conferences about medieval illuminations, and about relations between visual arts and music in Roman Antiquity and the Middle Ages. From 2006 to 2009 he worked as assistant professor at the "Suor Orsola Benincasa" University, in Naples. Riccardo also teaches art history at a secondary school.
Gioconda earned a degree in Archaeology at Federico II University of Naples a PhD in the Archaeology of Magna Graecia with a focus on Roman Building Techniques. Her main interest is Roman architecture. As both a teacher and a licensed guide, Gioconda is at ease explaining complex concepts to adults and families. She is very passionate about sharing her deep love of archaeology and her knowledge about her hometown with clients from all over the world.
Francesca holds a PhD in Museology from the University of Naples Federico II where she also studied Art History. In addition she holds a Masters Degree in Art and Cultures From the University Suor Orsola Benincasa in Naples. She is a Native of Naples but she lived two years in Spain. She is fluent in English, Spanish and French. Besides her work as a licensed tour guide of the Campania Region, she translates books from English and Spanish and is a specialist in 18th century Art and private collections.
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