For your Pompeii Round Trip Shuttle from Rome, you can take advantage of the complimentary hotel pick-up or you can meet your guide at Terminal at Via Aureliana 59/61 directly.
The bus leaves from Rome at 0730h (07:30am) and after about 2 hours it stops in Cassino, where people can go to the toilet and shopping at the shop nearby as usual.
After about 1 hours journey bus arrives in Naples at about 1030h (10:30am), where you will have time to explore on your own. Naples has one of the greatest concentrations of historic monuments anywhere in the world. It boasts magnificent architecture, especially from the Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque periods.
Important landmarks in Naples you might like to see include the Piazza del Municipio, Umberto Gallery, San Carlo Theatre, Piazza del Plebiscito and the Royal Palace.
The bus leaves from Naples at about 1730h (5:30pm) – 1800h (6:00pm). The bus has to leave people going to Capri at the port and take the others to Pompeii.
Step back 2000 years and explore the ancient city of Pompeii, the world’s most famous archeological site. Together with the nearby city of Herculaneum, Pompeii was destroyed during a two-day eruption of the volcano Vesuvius in AD 79.
The catastrophic event buried Pompeii under 22 meters of ash and pumice, which preserved the city buildings and objects to a remarkable degree. The bodies of the citizens decomposed under the ash leaving spaces which were later filled with plaster or resin by archeologists to create eerie statues of the victims in the last seconds of life.
You can walk the streets where the citizens of Pompeii went about their daily lives. Notice how the stones are worn with cart tracks. Also look out for the stone blocks that allowed pedestrians to cross the street and which also acted as speed controls for carriages! In the ground you can see small shiny tiles called cat eyes. The moon’s light or candle light reflected off these tiles and gave light, so people could see where they were walking at night.
You can see the Forum, the center of cultural and political life, the bath houses, and the Lupanare (the brothel) with its erotic frescoes.
Look at some of the homes and see how the Pompeians lived. In the villas of the rich you can see many beautiful murals. A good example is the House of the Vettii an example of a home owned by wealthy merchants. You can also see the House of the Tragic Poet – a typical middle-class house which has a mosaic of a chained dog and the inscription “Cave canem” ("Beware of the dog!").
You can visit the The Anfiteatro (Amphitheater), where Pompeians went for entertainment, usually gladiator fights. As well as the plaster casts of the victims of the eruption, you will see many everyday objects such as pots, which survived under the ash.
After Pompeii, you will board the coach for the return to Rome.