House and Thermopolium of Vetutius Placidus

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  • Pompeii: Small-Group Tour with an Archeologist

    1. Pompeii: Small-Group Tour with an Archeologist

    Transport yourself back to Roman times on a guided tour of Pompeii led by an archeologist. Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site for 2 hours with the help of your expert guide, who will take you around the city preserved by volcanic ash from Mount Vesuvius’ eruption in 79 AD. Choose the experience you would like to have, with the choice of either a shared small-group tour or a private tour for your and your group alone. Skip the line when you enter the city at Porta Marina Superiore, one of the ancient city’s 7 gates. Walk the main streets and wander around the Forum, the old heart of the city and the center of public life. From here you can see Mount Vesuvius overlooking the city. Discover highlights such as the basilica (business and legal center), thermal baths, temples, bakery and great Theater of Pompeii. Listen to interesting anecdotes from your archeological guide, who will...

    We had our tour with Paolo, she was a great guide and explained we needed to know. Great experience!

  • Pompeii Ruins Skip-the-Line Small Group Tour

    2. Pompeii Ruins Skip-the-Line Small Group Tour

    Walk through the ruins of Pompeii with your small group of maximum 20 people and explore this ancient city, buried by Vesuvius in 79 AD. Learn about one of the best-preserved archaeological sites in the world on this 2-hour walking tour led by an archaeologist and professional local guide. Visit where the most important public buildings, homes, and shops are located. You will see the Marina Gate, the Basilica, the Forum, the baths, the Lupanar (brothel), the bakery, the house of Faun, the Termopolium, the main street, the Plaster Casts of the dead's, and the Theaters. At the end of the tour, the guide will give you great suggestions on how to spend the rest of the day in the modern city of Pompeii and can direct you towards the Sanctuary Dedicated to Our Lady of the Holy Rosary, which is just a few steps from the Pompeii excavation exit.

    Very knowledgeable guide. Good experience from start to finish. Would highly recommend

  • From Rome: Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius Volcano Full-Day Trip

    3. From Rome: Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius Volcano Full-Day Trip

    Travel from Rome to Pompeii in an air-conditioned private coach, accompanied all the way by your expert tour coordinator. Benefit from skip-the-line entry and enjoy a self-guided visit around the ancient city. Throughout the ruins, you’ll come across death casts: plaster recreations of unfortunate citizens preserved by the superheated volcanic ash. After visiting Pompeii, the coach will take you up the slope of Mt. Vesuvius (from April to mid-November), one of Europe’s few active volcanoes located in the Vesuvius National Park. From here, take a short hike up to the steaming crater for stunning views of Capri and Sorrento. During the winter season between November and March, Mt. Vesuvius is closed, so your tour will follow the coastline and take you to the city of Naples, where you can explore the iconic Castle Nuovo, the famous art deco Umberto I Gallery, or simply wander around th...

    Well organized tour and well priced. My only recommendation is to allow more time for Mt. Vesuvius. Having only one hour to climb and descend was not enough time for us to fully aprreciate it.

  • Pompeii: Guided Tour with Skip-the-Line Entry

    4. Pompeii: Guided Tour with Skip-the-Line Entry

    Skip the line and explore one of Europe's most important archeological sites together with a professional guide. Stroll through the ancient streets and learn about the daily life of those who lived in the ancient city prior to the catastrophic eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD.

    See the buildings and structures that were essential to civic life in Roman times, such as the new Antiquarium, the Basilica, the Forum, the thermal baths, and the Theater. Observe what remains of commercial and residential neighborhoods including a bakery and typical housing blocks.

  • 3-Hour Pompeii Private Tour with an Archaeologist

    5. 3-Hour Pompeii Private Tour with an Archaeologist

    This tour consists of a marvelous walk around the ancient Roman city of Pompeii which was buried in the ashes of the volcano Vesuvius in 79 A.D. On this three-hour tour, you will see most of the important sights. A walk in Pompeii is a very intense experience; you'll have the feeling of wandering in a still-living town. Learn about the history of the town and how the Romans lived and see all the most important public buildings and private houses. Highlights include Marina gate, the forum, the basilica, the temple of Jupiter, the Stabian baths, the house of Menander, the brothel, the theaters, the plaster casts of the victims, shops, fountains and more.

    Pompeii was incredible and a private tour with Andrea was perfect. We were able to ask many questions, go at our own pace, and get a lot of details on the rich history of Pompei.

  • Naples: Pompeii and Herculaneum Private Walking Tour

    6. Naples: Pompeii and Herculaneum Private Walking Tour

    A walk in Pompeii is an experience unlike any other; the city still feels as lively as ever. Learn about the history of the town and how the Romans lived with a tour of all the most important public buildings and private houses. Herculaneum is much smaller but better preserved than Pompeii. While Pompeii was covered in 4 to 5 meters of ash, an avalanche of mud 20 meters thick buried Herculaneum. Second storeys, carbonized wooden objects, intact paintings and mosaics are still fully visible. The city comes back to life with your guide's explanations. The tour of Pompeii lasts 2 hours and includes a detailed look at the western part of the ancient town, the location of the most important public buildings, homes and shops.

    Excellent, lively and historically accurate guidance by our tour guide, both in Pompei and Ercolano.

  • Pompeii 2-Hour Guided Tour with an Archaeologist

    7. Pompeii 2-Hour Guided Tour with an Archaeologist

    Explore the ruins of Pompeii on a 2-hour guided tour, and travel back to the days of the Roman Empire. Meet your guide by the old Porta Marina Superiore for a tour of the western part of Pompeii, site of the most important public buildings, homes, and shops. Step into the shoes of the Roman citizens of Pompeii as you walk the same streets that they walked. Learn how the town was buried under molten ash and lava by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD. Your guide will bring the Roman Republic to life for an intense experience as you discover remarkably intact structures and learn how the Romans lived both in public and private. Hear why UNESCO inscribed Pompeii and Herculaneum on the World Heritage Patrimony list for their "complete and vivid picture of society and daily life at a specific moment in the past that is without parallel anywhere in the world." Discover highlights such as the...

    Our guide was spectacular and very knowledgeable.... the place is fascinating! It was extremely hard to get to the meeting location as it is not in the GPS system so that was the only issue we had...

  • From Naples: Transfer to Amalfi-Ravello with Tour of Pompeii

    8. From Naples: Transfer to Amalfi-Ravello with Tour of Pompeii

    Enjoy a transfer service from Naples to Amalfi-Ravello (or vice versa) and ride in style in a modern minivan driven by a professional driver. This transfer service includes pick-up at Naples Airport or Central Station (or your hotel) and drop off in the Amalfi-Ravello area, with all taxes and gas.  All drivers are professional, competent and punctual, also providing you with a lot of information along the way. Your driver will meet you at the exit or your hotel holding a sign with your name on, and will accompany you to the car parked just a few steps away. Sit back and relax while your English-speaking driver takes you to your destination. Enjoy the ride along the winding roads of the Sorrentine peninsula with dramatic sights on the bay of Naples and the island of Capri, stop at Pompeii for a two-hour guided tour before being dropped off at your accommodation in the area of Amalfi-Rave...

    We booked a pick up and tour of Pompeii on the day we landed for a long weekend. We were a family of six and as we only had a short time we wanted to see as much as we could before our return home.

  • From Naples: Transfer to Positano with Pompeii Guided Tour

    9. From Naples: Transfer to Positano with Pompeii Guided Tour

    Enjoy a transfer service from Naples to Positano (or vice versa) and ride in style in a Mercedes, driven by a professional driver. This transfer service includes pick-up at Naples Airport or Central Station (or your hotel) and drop off to Positano, with all taxes and gas.  All drivers are professional, competent and punctual, also providing you with a lot of information along the way. Your driver will meet you at the exit or your hotel holding a sign with your name on, and will accompany you to the car parked just a few steps away. Sit back and relax while your English-speaking driver takes you to your destination. Enjoy the ride along the winding roads of the Sorrentine peninsula with dramatic sights on the bay of Naples and the island of Capri, stop at Pompeii for a two-hour guided tour before being dropped off at your accommodation in the area of Positano. Along the way, stop at Po...

    We had a nice private tour through Pompeii. Our tour guide Paola was very knowledgeable and helped us adjust the tour according to what we were interested and wanted to see. She was very flexible and great as we dealt with our tired young children as well!

  • From Rome: Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius Private Tour

    10. From Rome: Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius Private Tour

    When in Rome... visit Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius. Your English-speaking driver will pick you up at your accommodation in Rome and drive you to Pompeii for an exciting guided tour. Walk around the ancient city while you get a guided tour of its history, Mount Vesuvius' eruption and how the Romans lived. You will see all the most important public buildings and private houses. Afterwards, enjoy lunch at a typical restaurant, pizzeria or winery. In the afternoon you'll visit Mount Vesuvius. At the top of the volcano is a crater rim that allows a view into the crater that still smokes slightly. Besides that, you will have a stunning panorama of the Bay of Naples, Capri, Ischia, the edge of the Sorrento coast and more. The last 500m is a very steep uphill walk, and closed-in shoes are essential. After the tour the driver will drop you off at your accommodation in Rome. This tour can also be ...

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What people are saying about House and Thermopolium of Vetutius Placidus

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 2,071 reviews

Sergio was an excellent guide, genuine storyteller who is passionate about the subject. He speaks great English and was very easy to understand and follow which is very nice for those of us who don’t speak Italian. The guide is a must at this beautiful site and I cannot recommend this enough. Very interesting history and insights into archeology, the park is a must see and this guide is perfect.

Anna Sorrento was an amazing guide! She led us to the most intersting places of Pompeii and told interesting anecdotes. It was an advantage that she works herself as an archeologue at Pompeii. She also made sure that we could stand in the shade when possible. We highly recommend taking a tour with Anna!

Very interesting tour with guide Paula. She explained many things and answered all our questions. Absolutely recommended as this adds to understanding Roman life.

Really interesting experience, the guide had an excellent in-depth knowledge to Pompeii and was able to give an insightful tour

We had our tour with Paolo, she was a great guide and explained we needed to know. Great experience!