Enjoy a full-day excursion to two of Italys best-known UNESCO World Heritage Sites - Pompeii and the Amalfi Coast. This full-day tour of Pompeii and the Amalfi Coast takes you away from busy Naples to one of the most beautiful coastal areas in Europe. During this excursion your English-speaking driver will show you the extraordinary beauty of the coast of south-western Italy.
You will be greeted at the Port of Naples. Our first stop of the day is Pompeii, the ancient city whose ruins were preserved by the volcanic eruption that devastated it in 79AD, which was at one time a thriving Roman town and is now an important archaeological site. You can walk along the towns streets and visit houses, shops, bars and even a Roman brothel, and marvel at how well the town was preserved. . The entire town was buried, and more than 20,000 residents were killed. Today, Pompeii is an outdoor museum and one of the few sites where an ancient city was so well preserved by volcanic ash. Youll have the unique opportunity of seeing how the residents lived 2,000 years ago.
Here you will spend the duration of the morning, before continuing on to the picturesque coastal village of Sorrento for some sightseeing and lunch. The Amalfi Coast lies in the southwestern region of Campania, and is best known for its iconic medieval fishing villages, hills overlooking the Mediterranean. Youll marvel at the spectacular views along the coast. Well make a stop overlooking Positano and its bay for photos before continuing to Amalfi. Well ensure that you have plenty of time to enjoy the clear blue waters as well.
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In case you have already visited Pompeii, you can substitute it with Herculaneum. The site is less famous and smaller, but still harbors a wealth of archeological findings, which include stylish mosaics, ancient advertisement and well preserved house complexes.