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"Naples is curiously chaotic and, if I may say so, comically serious" - E.M. Forster

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4 days, 3 nights

Upgrade Your Worldview

On this journey, you will travel to Pompeii and Naples to delve into the unique social and cultural lives of the ancient Romans, while also navigating the chaos and contradictions of modern Naples. Pompeii stands as a frozen moment in time, preserved by the volcanic eruption in 79 AD. As you wander through its ancient storefronts, aristocratic villas, and even brothels, you'll gain deep insights into the daily lives of Roman citizens. This exploration offers a vivid look at the social structures of the past, challenging and expanding your perspective on life. In Naples, you'll experience a city whose character combines elements more reminiscent of North African or Middle Eastern cities than traditional Italian ones. You'll uncover Roman ruins beneath the city streets, savor celebrated Neapolitan street food, and engage with local insiders who will shed light on how ancient wealth and modern issues coexist. Throughout this trip, we aim to foster meaningful discussions that not only enhance your understanding of these historic places but also help you build relationships and broaden your worldview.

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4 days, 3 nights

Upgrade Your Worldview

Exclusive Videos by Dr. Billows
Exclusive Videos by Dr. Billows

Dr. Billows, one of the world's leading thinkers on the ancient world, has crafted a punchy primer for you to brush up your Roman history.

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Explore Napoli & Pompei with Experts

On each day you’ll be accompanied by expert archaeologists and historians to experience Rome’s political and social legacy.

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Connect with Local Insiders

Political journalists join us for a series of off-the-record chats over food & wine to discuss the state-of-affairs in modern Italy.

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On this journey, you will travel to Pompeii and Naples to delve into the unique social and cultural lives of the ancient Romans, while also navigating the chaos and contradictions of modern Naples. Pompeii stands as a frozen moment in time, preserved by the volcanic eruption in 79 AD. As you wander through its ancient storefronts, aristocratic villas, and even brothels, you'll gain deep insights into the daily lives of Roman citizens. This exploration offers a vivid look at the social structures of the past, challenging and expanding your perspective on life. In Naples, you'll experience a city whose character combines elements more reminiscent of North African or Middle Eastern cities than traditional Italian ones. You'll uncover Roman ruins beneath the city streets, savor celebrated Neapolitan street food, and engage with local insiders who will shed light on how ancient wealth and modern issues coexist. Throughout this trip, we aim to foster meaningful discussions that not only enhance your understanding of these historic places but also help you build relationships and broaden your worldview.

Meet the Creators

Travel Itinerary

Each day we explore a different aspect of the Roman story.
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Day 1 - Arrival in Naples Welcome to Napoli!

Welcome to Naples! Upon your arrival, we’ll have a car waiting to take you to the hotel. Our hotels are always boutique and centrally located. You can expect to check in between 2 and 5 PM. Around 6 PM, we’ll welcome you in the bar with a welcome drink to meet your trip mates in person. Your trip leaders will deliver a short welcome presentation to get you inducted and ready for the journey before we all head to our rooms to rest up for the big week ahead!

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Day 2 - Pompei The Roman City State

Ob this day, you’ll journey to Pompeii, an ancient Roman town that was home to between 10,000 and 20,000 people over 2,000 years ago. Remarkably preserved by the eruption of nearby Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD, Pompeii offers a vivid glimpse into Roman life at the time. As you explore ancient storefronts, markets, and even brothels, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of daily life in a Roman town. You’ll also visit beautifully tiled ancient bathing sites to appreciate the bathing culture of the empire, and explore aristocratic villas like the Casa dei Vetti, revealing insights into noble culture. In the afternoon, we’ll return to Naples, where the stunning sea views set the backdrop for an engaging evening. You’ll have the unique opportunity to discuss with a local Neapolitan crime expert. He’ll share his personal experiences of growing up in the city, explore the chaotic legacy left by the ancients, and demystify what the mafia really is.

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Day 3 - Naples A Story of Human Resilience

In Naples you’ll explore the city’s unique character, which at times resembles a city in North Africa or the Middle East more than one in Italy. You’ll come to understand why as you wander through Naples’ historic streets, immersing yourself in the vibrant lifestyle of the Neapolitans. Your first stop is the Church of San Lorenzo, where you’ll explore the underground Roman ruins beneath this renowned Renaissance church. As you indulge in celebrated Neapolitan street food and sample local culinary delights, you’ll continue to the Museo Lapis, discovering an ancient quarry that evolved into a Roman aqueduct and later a WWII bunker. In the afternoon, a stroll to the Archaeological Museum of Naples (MAAN) awaits, home to the world’s premier collection of Roman and Greek artifacts. Your day concludes with a quiet dinner, offering a moment to reflect on how Naples’ layered history influences its contemporary chaos and charm.

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Day 4 - Departure from Napoli Stàtte Buòno, Napulè!

Enjoy a leisurely morning with a late check-out arranged for your convenience. Savour your breakfast at the hotel, taking the time to reflect on the memories created during your stay. Please remember, you are free to use the facilities throughout the day.

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Our Guides

Enjoy the good company of your expert local guides who will breath life into the Roman Empire's story!

Moments of this Travel

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Key Information

  • Guests must provide proof of travel insurance for their adventure’s duration.
  • Flights are not included in the price.
  • Prices are based on twin room sharing. For a single room preference, please contact our team.
  • Before booking, check the required documents, visas, and vaccinations for your destination and make sure you have enough time to take care of any potential requierments

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FAQ

You have questions? We've got answers!

Which airports should I use for booking flights?
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Arrival: Naples International Airport (NAP)
Departure: Naples International Airport (NAP)
What time should I arrive for the welcome meeting?
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Aim to arrive before 12 pm on Day 1 to settle in before the evening dinner with the group.
When should I schedule my departure flight?
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You're free to leave at any time on the last day, as there are no planned activities.
Are airport transfers provided?
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Airport transfers on Day 1 are included if you arrive on the start date of the tour. For other situations or arrival by different modes of transport, you’ll need to arrange your own transfer. Arrival transfers are grouped by flight times, which may require a short wait.
Can the itinerary change?
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The itinerary is subject to change only due to factors outside of our control like weather or availability. We strive to minimize any impact and will inform you of changes. Occasionally, we update itineraries to keep our tours exciting.
Do I need a visa?
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Tourists from the EU, UK, USA, Australia, or Canada typically don't need a visa. Check with your local consulate/embassy or our website for specific requirements. From 2024, ETIAS travel authorization will be required for visa-exempt travelers to Europe. More Info: https://travel-europe.europa.eu/etias/what-etias_en. Ensure your passport has at least six months of validity and you have a return ticket.