Archeological Helicopter Tour
Pompeii & Herculaneum
Flying over above the most famous archaeological sites in the world, you will be amazed by the extraordinary testimony of the past. The eruption of 79 AD covered Pompeii and the small town of Herculaneum under mounds of lava. Both cities have been largely preserved because of lack of air and moisture. The artefacts preserved provide an extraordinarily detailed insight into the life of the city, with very evocative landscapes and overviews…
We will pick you up directly from your hotel or villa, and our driver will accompany you to the helipad.
Before leaving, the captain will welcome you on board of the helicopter and he will explain all the necessary procedures for the tour.
In the heart of the Tyrrhenian Sea, Ischia, the largest of the Phlegraean Islands, has been a point of reference for culture and international tourism for centuries. Between the fifties and sixties, the island, from being the home of fishermen and farmers that it was, became a destination for tourism and the international jet set. Thanks to the Milanese entrepreneur Angelo Rizzoli, who fell madly in love with the island, its ruggedness, its colors and its breathtaking views.
Our next destination will allow you to discover an historical place from a different point of view: the archeological city of Pompei. It was a Roman city which has been totally buried by ash, mud and lava flows of Mt. Vesuvius eruption, during 79 AD. This place is a unique set of civil and private buildings, monuments, sculptures, paintings and mosaics of such importance for the history of archeology and for antiquity to be recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Thanks to the overfly, you will explore the vastness of this area, totally brought to light from the excavations of the king Carlo of Borbone, in 1748. These works have been very important to discover old buildings as quarters or rich villas, where most of the frescos are still preserved.
The Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius tour by helicopter is created to have also a view of the volcano which, due to its strength, destroyed other cities such as Herculaneum, Oplontis and Stabiae.
Nowadays, Mt. Vesuvius is a National Park, for its rich biodiversity. It is a natural artwork: from the helicopter you will see the real top of the volcano and its crater. The Mount Somma has at its right the cone of Vesuvius and they’re separated by a valley, called Valley of the Giant.
Next flight destination is Herculaneum, smaller and less opulent than Pompeii, Herculaneum was considered by the Romans a more residential location, today an open-air museum.
Herculaneum is a town overlooking the Gulf of Naples and it became famous throughout the world when archaeological excavations brought to the surface the ancient splendor of the Roman city that it once was, until the eruption of Vesuvius which submerged it in 79 AD. Together with Pompeii it was included among the World Heritage Sites by UNESCO in 1997.
At the end of the tour, we will fly back to the helipad and from there a private driver will accompany you to your accommodation.
Total flight time: 60 minutes
Price starting from: € 950,00 per person
• Pick up with private driver to the helipad
• Qualified Captain
• Helicopter Tour
• Flight back to Ischia helipad
• Drop off with private driver back to your Hotel or Villa
• Flight back to the helipad
Panoramic of Pompeii
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