What you'll do
* We ANNOUNCE: finally we integrated our Itinerary with the LATEST discoveries/new openings (discovered 2019) and the most beautiful areas of Pompeii: with this itinerary we cover the greatest part of the city avoiding CROWDS. Do you want to see the ruins of Pompeii? Do you want to visit corners of the city where tourists don't arrive? Do you want to relive the feelings of the last hours of the Roman colony with the expertise of a local archeologist? What better way to do it than with a Vesuvian archaeologist and licensed guide! Explore the ancient city, its ruins and take a trip back in time. Without waiting for queues at the ticket office (we have PRIORITY LINE) and with an intimate small group we will leave from the main entrance of the city: Porta Marina Superiore. From there looking at the volcano, the Mt. Vesuvius, we will pass through the Antiquarium, where I will show you the objects found during the last excavations, such as the coin that changed the date of the eruption. Continuing we will pass through the Basilica, the Forum with the market and the main Temples of Apollo, Jupiter and Isis talking about the connection with MOZART...we will walk through the Decumanus major (Main street of Pompeii), looking closely and from inside the stunning Baths House; the famous LUPANARE (Uh-Uh)! We will explore some of the most beautiful DOMUS (houses such as the Efebo, Championnet, Cei), and in particular the richest Domus where the restorations were made by my Professor: house with an amazing garden, painting walls and mosaics; NEW ENTRIES (latest openings). The visit will continue through stores and roman restaurants along our way, a visit to the famous Plaster Casts (BODIES), a stop at the oldest part of the city (Doric Temple), Gladiators training ground and the Great Theatre (you can sing too if you wish :-) ! * Follow "Naples Grand Tour" on Instagram and Facebook for more info about us!
Ciao explorers! I'm a Neapolitan Archaeologist with 12 years of field experience on my neck and I am an Official Tour Guide of the Campania Region. I have a degree in Archaeology, a master in Classical Archaeology and a Ph.D. in Archeological Heritage -with a project on a Pompeii's roman building. I did my FIRST archaeological excavation at POMPEII and since 2008 I have been part of an International Team of Archaeologists where we found a Roman bath in an area of the Vesuvius never discovered before (Apolline Project); my love for history brought me to many dig sites around Italy (Rome, Molise, Etruria) and since the 2015 I am Archaeologist Member of the Vatican Team Commission for Archaeology in particular for the excavations of the Catacomb of Naples (St. Gennaro). Also, I am working as researcher on an archaeological excavation here in Naples (the underground of Naples is an amazing world!) and you can find my published research papers about Pompeii or Naples on Academia edu under my name. Since I was a child, I have always loved the ancient history of Greece and Rome as well as art from the Middle Ages to the 20th (1900s). I am the founder of "Naples Grand Tour" a team of LOCAL AUTHORIZED guides that offers tours of quality all over the Region Campania. - The municipality of City of Pompeii has awarded us the Prize for great and honorable guide and we are proud of it! (Oct 2019) - In September 2019 the Nobel Prize for Medicine 2011 Dr. B. Beutler was with us for a tour of Pompeii. (see pics on the slideshow) Me and My co-hosts/friends are ALL official guides and archeologists who all studied at the University of Naples Federico II. We'll offer our guide's skills of years and knowledge and a deep understanding of local culture, art, history, archaeology, and more for those who want to understand and investigate the incredible richness of Pompeii and...we are local :) Follow @naplesgrandtour on FB & Instagram
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Where you'll be
*SMALL GROUP ONLY lead by Local Guides/Archaeologists! -NO AGENCY!!! WE believe in the power of single people and their creativity. -SKIP THE LINE AND PRIORITY -We start from one entrance and we stroll throught all the city, till the end: the Theater. Between "Cardini" and "Decumani", you will experience a true archaeological survey! On this fresh and careful tour, you will discover the whole city, its characteristics, its secrets and its mysteries. Try to imagine being a Roman or a traveler. Porta Marina Superiore; Basilica; Foro; Temple of Apollo, Jupiter and Isis (Iside); Bath House; Lupanare; Public Fountains; Houses and roman Garden; Stabian Road; Abundance road; Bodies; Roman Bakery; Roman Restaurant (Thermopolium); Triangular Square; Doric Temple; Gladiator training ground; The Great Theatre
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- Meeting Point is: PORTA MARINA SUPERIORE (as Point of interest on Google Map you can find "Hortus Restaurant and Garden Bar" we wait in front of it) * SMALL GROUP ONLY ( e.i. if we have 14 bookings we will have 2 guides of 7 people each :) * SKIP THE LINE at the tickets office, so we won't wait on the line. - Ticket are NOT INCLUDED: € 16 per person. Free under 18. 18-25 yrs old (only EU) 2 euro. (I will collect on the spot money (or if you want by card) for all your tickets and skipping the line I will buy them, no problem at all) How to get the meeting point: - By TRAIN: take CIRCUMVESUVIANA LINE from Napoli Garibaldi Station or Sorrento. Stop at POMPEI SCAVI-VILLA DEI MISTERI (It's just in front of the meeting point) - By CAR you could park at "Camping Spartacus" or "Parking Zeus" *We don't suggest to take TRENITALIA, but If you take TRENITALIA the meeting point is 30 min walking or 10 mins by taxi * EVEN If you don't see a date or you have a different hours, please send us a message and we can open a new slot. This exp has amazing and specialized co-hosts all verified! * For more reviews or for a tour of Naples have a look to our exp: airbnb.com/naplesgrandtour
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