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- 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.
Fiorella Squillante holds a degree in modern languages and art history, a post-graduate course in education and didactics and a master-course in exhibition design. She is a specialist in art history and Neapolitan culture and art. She works with the main museums of Naples as a member of the education department. She also works closely with Friends of Museums from abroad. Fiorella is the president of the cultural association “Fine Arts”, which organizes private viewings and themed routes in Naples and Campania, and visits to stately homes and private collections. She writes about Naples and Campania for a popular guide book and is the author of “Naples in 3 Days”, a guide to Neapolitan art and architecture and a book for children and teenagers called “Pompeii is Cool!“.
Alberto is an expert on Neapolitan life, culture and history. After a decade of experience as a swimming coach, in contact with international-level athletes, in 2007 he began working with the cultural association of Fine Arts as a tour guide on Naples, Capri, the Amalfi Coast, Ischia and Procida. He is an official guide in Campania and loves to lead visitors to the Archaeological Museum, Pompeii, Herculaneum, Oplontis, Stabiae and Phlegrean Fields. He also lived and studied in London for four years. He leads small groups through unusual itineraries away from the crowds on Capri and the Amalfi Coast. Over the years, he has developed a great passion for local cuisine and now organizes cooking classes and tours related to the food and wine of the Campania region. In his spare time, he likes cycling with like-minded enthusiasts to discover the typical places of historical and scenic interest.
Roberta is based in Naples and has a degree in History of Art from the University of Naples. She specialised in Cultural Heritage Conservation at postgraduate level at the Università degli Studi Suor Orsola Benincasa. With the aim of raising awareness of cultural heritage, especially among students and children, she professionally trained as a licensed tour guide for her hometown of Naples, for the archaeological sites around Mount Vesuvius and the Phlegraean Fields and for all the sites and museums in the region where she lives. She has also specialised as a tour guide for the blind. Roberta looks forward to sharing her passion for art, culture, and the Neapolitan lifestyle with visitors on Context tours. She loves food and is always ready to smile!
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