Napoli

Fascinating Pompeii

A very knowledgeable local guide will meet you at the port and you will depart to Pompeii excavations where you will enjoy a 2 hrs guided tour.

In 79 AD, Pompeii was an active Roman town in the outskirts of Naples; this area of Italy, situated south of Rome, enjoys a splendid climate and used to be so prosperous and wealthy that the ancient ones called it “Campania felix”, happy Campania.

The 20,000 inhabitants of Pompeii did not even know they lived on the slope of an active volcano. The tragedy, the sudden darkening of the sky, the continuous rain of burning ash, caught them totally unprepared. It is believed that only a thousand survived, and those who did, escaped because they fled, as fast as they could, as soon as the catastrophe began. But for those who remained, simply thinking or hoping that the disaster was going to be over fast, there was no way out.

All this old world was destroyed, and preserved under hardened ash for centuries. Today Pompeii’s ruins are known all over the world, but their discovery only began in the 18th century. And what archaeologists found was a clear and valuable fragment of the ancient Roman world. So, walking through Pompeii’s roads, still marked by the age-old transit of the wagons, is like being transported back in time by 2,000 years.

Once at the site, the tour will be conducted on foot. The viewing of the main part of the archaeological site will allow you to relive the former atmosphere thanks to your guide who will share all his or her historical knowledge with you. You will be able to visit the huge forum, great temples, homes, shops and most of the buildings that were buried by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 ad by ash and pumice stone.

Some free time before returning to the port.

 

Sorrento & Amalfi

Land of colours and fragrances, birthplace of Torquato Tasso, retreat for such artists and writers as Caruso and Wagner, who found inspiration in this splendid corner of Campania. The Sorrento Peninsula and the Amalfi Coast host an enticing pageant of blue seas, jagged coastlines, lush hills and delightful towns.

You will meet your guide and coach at the pier in Naples and be driven to main square of Sorrento. Once there, your guide will introduce you to the main highlights of the town where you will have some free time to wander around and enjoy its charming atmosphere.

You will then board your bus for an unforgettable ride along the fascinating itinerary on the trail of the natural beauty and maritime splendour of the Sorrento Peninsula and the Amalfi Coast.

The “Amalfi Drive” overlooking Positano is said to be the most spectacular road in Europe: the winding cliff top road offers breathtaking panoramic views at every bend. Each spot is a world which dazzles the imagination and inspires unforgettable impressions.

This romantic drive will lead you to Amalfi. Once a thriving Marine Republic, powerful and prosperous and now a thriving holiday resort: Webster’s Duchess of Malfi was set here, and the city’s traders established outposts all over the Mediterranean, setting up the Order of the Knights of St John of Jerusalem. Amalfi was finally defeated by the Normans in 1131, and the town was devastated by an earthquake in 1343, but there is still the odd remnant of Amalfi’s past glory around today, and the town offers whitewashed courtyards and alleys that makes it fun to wander through.

The unmistakable cluster of white tightly packed houses rising up the hillside is dominated by the beautiful Cathedral which stands superbly on the lop of a great flight of steps leading up from the main square.

You will enjoy some free time to visit the highlights of the town and, time permitting, a short stop will be made to visit the world known craft centre situated at the bottom of mount Vesuvius.

Drive back to Naples.

 

Naples City Tour

Sorrento & Pompeii

Amalfi Coast Drive

Cooking Class in Sorrento

Herculaneum

Capri Tour

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