Highlights of Pompeii Guided Walking Tour
Welcome to Pompeii, an ancient city frozen in time by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. In this 2-hour walking tour, we will explore some of the most stunning highlights of Pompeii Archaeological Park. We will start with the Basilica, an important public building where people gathered to conduct legal and business affairs. Then we make our way to the Foro di Pompei, the political and social hub of the city, where you’ll see the remains of temples, shops, and public buildings. Next, visit the Granaries of the Forum, an impressive building that once stored large amounts of grain. We will then walk along the city’s main street where you can still see the remnants of shops and houses. Witness one of the largest and most luxurious houses in Pompeii, featuring impressive frescoes and mosaics. The Teatro Grande, an ancient Roman theatre where performances and events were held, is also on our itinerary. Finally, we’ll explore the Lupanare di Pompei, the city’s infamous brothel.
- Professional local tour guide
- Admission fee to Pompeii Archaeological Park € 18.00 includes entrance to Villa Regina (Boscoreale)
Route & Duration
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Pompeii Archaeological Park is a vast archaeological site with well-preserved ruins of an ancient Roman city buried by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. Visitors can explore the remains of houses, public buildings, temples, and a forum, providing an extraordinary glimpse into the daily life of ancient Romans.
Basilica, Vicolo delle Terme
The Basilica, located on Vicolo delle Terme, was an important public building in ancient Pompeii used for legal and commercial transactions. Its impressive Corinthian columns and stunning frescoes have survived remarkably well despite the eruption, making it one of the must-see attractions in the park.
Foro di Pompei, Via Villa dei Misteri
Foro di Pompei, located on Via Villa dei Misteri, was the heart of the city where people gathered for social, political, and religious activities. Visitors can see the remains of temples, shops, and a basilica, as well as the impressive Arch of Caligula.
Granaries of the Forum
The Granaries of the Forum were large warehouses that stored grains and other food supplies to feed the inhabitants of Pompeii. Visitors can still see the massive masonry blocks that supported the structure, as well as the intricate drainage system.
Via dell’Abbondanza was one of the main streets of ancient Pompeii, lined with shops, houses, and public buildings. Visitors can walk down the narrow street and imagine what life was like in this bustling city almost 2000 years ago.
House of Menander
The House of Menander is a well-preserved ancient Roman house with beautiful frescoes, mosaics, and an impressive atrium. Visitors can see the elegant decorations and furnishings that were once owned by the wealthy inhabitants of Pompeii.
Teatro Grande, located near the eastern end of the archaeological park, was a large Roman theater that could seat up to 5000 spectators. Visitors can admire the well-preserved stage, orchestra, and seating area, and imagine the performances that took place here.
Lupanare di Pompei
The Lupanare di Pompei, located near the Porta di Nocera, was a brothel with several small rooms decorated with erotic paintings. Visitors can see the remains of the beds, benches, and other furniture, providing a fascinating glimpse into the sexual mores of ancient Romans.
At the entrance to Pompeii Archaeological Park
(80045 Pompei, Metropolitan City of Naples, Italy) See Map
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.