The fascinating archaeological sites of the Bay of Naples, including Pompeii and Herculaneum, offer students a unique insight into Roman daily life and the importance of coastal towns in the Bay of Naples for the protection of Rome. The area offers a wealth of visits linked to both Roman and Greek ancient history.
Students will have had an opportunity to:
- Study Roman architecture and modern archaeological techniques at first hand
- See the places they've learnt about in their studies
- Assess the societal and technological changes that took place throughout ancient Roman history
- Evaluate the historical and continuing influence of Roman themes and ideas
- Understand the connection with ancient Greek civilisation
Our Suggested Itinerary
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Flight to Naples.
Visit to the Naples Archaeological Museum, one of the most important for classical archaeology, OR enjoy a tour of Underground Naples to discover the subterranean streets of original, Roman-era yellow tufa stone.
Private coach transfer to your accommodation in Sorrento Peninsula.
Visit the Mount Vesuvius to learn about its geography and history. Enjoy spectacular views!
In the afternoon, enjoy a guided tour of Herculaneum, with a wealth of archaeological finds, from ancient advertisements and stlylish mosaics to carbonised furniture and terror-struck skeltons.
Visit the Temples of Paestum (with three Doric Greek temples) and Paestum Archaeological Museum.
Then spend some time at the well-preserved Villa Oplontis (also known as Villa Poppaea), popularly believed to be the villa built by the Emperor Nero as a wedding present for his second wife.
In the evening, visit a Gelateria for gelato-making demonstration and a tasty treat!
On your last day, enjoy a guided tour of Pompeii to discover day-to-day Roman life before 79AD.
Return flight home.
Testimonials about this trip:
Packwood Haugh SchoolFantastic service. Aurélie and Ana were both excellent. Prompt, efficient, ultra-helpful and went out of their way.