Herculaneum: the archaeological site

This town, smaller than the nearby Pompeii, was built on a volcanic land at the foot of Vesuvius and it falls sheer into the sea. During the eruption in 79 AD, Herculaneum was buried under a thick mudslide and lava flow, which have protected the materials, such as wood, and covered all up to the early eighteenth-century excavations.
Guided tour
 The tour will begin in the area of the ancient beach, where there were found about 300 bodies of victims of the eruption. After that, you will walk through the many domus, full of frescoes and mosaics, and visit the luxurious Casa dei Cervi. The tour includes also the gym, the outdoor pool and the Decumanus Maximus with its many shops, and the August Chapel. It ends visiting the thermal area of the Forum, the main public baths of the town.