- 3 hours with a Ph.D. or MA-level guide
- Private car to and from Pompeii
At the end of our time together, the whole group will walk away with a richer understanding of everyday life in the Roman Empire, as well as the history of the city of Pompeii and its untimely fate. Together we will peel back layer after layer of the past and peer into those last moments before this once prosperous town was lost to antiquity.
The private car service will either pick you up at the Naples train station (if you are coming from Rome) 30 minutes before the beginning of the tour, at your accommodation in Naples 30 minutes before the beginning of the tour, or at your accommodation on the Amalfi Coast 1 hour before the beginning of the tour, depending on where you are staying.
The ride out to Pompeii will take approximately 30 minutes (1 hour from the Amalfi Coast). You will meet your guide directly in Pompeii at the start time of the tour. If you have any questions about arriving in Naples, please feel free to contact us at email@example.com.
If I am coming from Rome and I need train tickets, how should I proceed? If you're coming from Rome, your train tickets to and from Naples are not included in the price of this tour. You can email us (firstname.lastname@example.org) and ask us to add them to your booking, or you can purchase tickets via an independent vendor.
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.
Born and raised in Naples, Francesca studied foreign languages and literature at Universita’ degli Studi Orientale di Napoli. After a long career working abroad in Asia and Europe, Francesca returned to Naples to dedicate herself to sharing her love of her home city with visitors from around the world. An authorized guide of the Campania Region, she loves to help people discover this wonderful part of Italy. While most tourists come for Pompeii and the Amalfi Coast, Francesca’s passion is Naples' historic city center which is uniquely beautiful and which never ceases to surprise and amaze even the most expert traveler.
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.
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