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Askos Tours statement: special cancellation policy due to the COVID-19 crisis

Following the Coronavirus (COVID-19) events, Askos Tours didn’t interrupt customer care activities. We are working from home to respond promptly every traveller’s enquiries, and to reimburse the numerous cancellations we are facing these days. However, travelers can book our tours with confidence as ours NEW established CANCELLATION POLICY provides for a 100% refund till 24 hours […]

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The Corona Virus has triggered the most serious health crisis that Italy has had to face from the post-war period to today. The measures taken by the government to limit its spread are fair and fully shared by us at Askos Tours. We also agree with the measure that most penalizes us, to close all […]

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🇬🇧 Lexxi booked a tour with us for March 8, the closing day of all museums and cultural sites due to Covid-19. Despite not being able to take advantage of the tour, she thought of leaving us this nice review. Thank you very much to Lexxi and to all those who in these days send […]

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House of the Golden Cupids In this beautiful house located in the Regio VI, the owner, who was related to the Poppaeus family, wanted to create a votive chapel dedicated to the cult of the goddess Isis, very popular in Pompeii. In a corner of the porch, above the agathodemon snakes, you can see two […]

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Porta di Nola – 1960 In the past this door was called Urbulana, “the Door of the City“. Its most ancient phase dates back to the 4th century BC, while the one we see now is the Door of the end of the 2nd century BC rebuilt by Vibio Popidio. In this occasion Minerva’s head was painted on […]

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​The Great Portal On the lower decuman of Herculaneum we can admire an house with an original portal. The front consists of an architrave, a cornice and two half-columns made of bricks. These are surmounted by two re-used Hellenistic capitals of tufa with winged Victories carrying torches. The house, for the presence of this particular entrance, is […]

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Satyr with Dionysus child This statue from the Farnese collection, dated 2nd century AD, is the marble copy of a original Greek bronze.  It represents a satyr with pointed ears who has on his shoulders a  small Dionysus whose head is crowned with vines, and in his right hand he has a large bunch of grapes. BOOK NOW […]

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Castricio’s street This route crosses, in a straight line, Regiones I and II in the south-eastern part of the city. It starts from the intersection with the street called Vicolo di Paquio Proculo to reach the large square of the Amphitheater. Here you will see the entrances of many shops but also those of important […]

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Pompeian Paintings- Little Birds

Little birds. In the house known as “the Prince of Naples“ in the center of the room walls can be observed a series of painted animals, small squares of still lives, or pretty little birds. Two birds are very richly pictured while pecking at the cherries in a red frame on the north wall of […]

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The gladiators’ world.

The building where the gladiators performed in Pompeii, called the Amphitheater, had the podium decorated by a series of scenes. One of these represents the dressing of two gladiators. The gladiator on the left is playing a bronze trumpet; the other one on the right has a shield. In the middle there is the judge […]

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