Visit the ruins of ancient Pompeii, buried by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 A.D. and preserved almost intact for centuries. Along the way, stop to a local factory to learn more about the process of Cameos and Corals craft.Lunch break. In the afternoon, the driver will take you for a sightseeing tour of the Amalfi Coast, where the beautiful towns of Sorrento, Positano and Amalfi are nestled in its cliffs. The tour manager will meet you by the nearest pick-up point to your accommodation between 08:00 and 09:00 am (see timetable) and this tour will last approximately 8 hours in total. Check our full list of complimentary scheduled pick up points, or provide us your lodging address and we will arrange it for you.
Pompeii was a town that disappeared from the maps and from people’s memories as it got completely buried under the ashes erupted by the volcano in 79 AD. That dramatic day, in a matter of few hours, stopped the lives of an entire bustling city to only come unearthed many centuries later. These ruins give an incredible picture of ancient romans’ daily life and their original urban setting: homes, shops, frescoes, thermal baths, mosaics and much more.Included in this tour there is a stop to a Cameos and Corals workshop, to learn more about this ancient art-craft, for which the Neapolitan school is still considered of great importance. Cameos in particular are carved sea shells representing scenes of mythological deities.Lunch to a local restaurant.Continue the tour to the Amalfidrive.This tour will take you to a 30miles scenic road along the CostieraAmalfitana, also known as the ”light blue ribbon” (NastroAzzurro). Built in 1832 by the bourbons, this road hasn’t changed much ever since. It runs along the Lattari Mountains coastline, passing by a number of small villages nestled in the rocks and considered amongst the prettiest in the Mediterranean. Inhabited since the VI century BC by the Greeks and previously by local indigenous people, this area mainly shares the same history of neighboring Naples. Tourism, fishing and farming are the main source of income for locals. The most popular products are: the Limoncello liqueur; the colorful ceramic art-crafts from the traditional school of Vietriand the famous Cartad’Amalfi, an exclusive type of paper made out of cloths (linen, cotton and hemp). All these items are sold by the many shops available in Amalfi.During the road trip, the driver will stop one or two times to the nicest spots to let you enjoy the view and take pictures. In Amalfi you will have some time on your own to stroll around and do your favorite activities, such as shopping, or simply relax by sipping a cappuccino or else. Positano will be seen from the top, for it would take a few hours just to visit this village, located at the bottom of the hill and only accessible on foot.Extra info:the archeological site of Pompeii is completely open air and the visit will last about 2 hours on foot. It is advised to wear comfortable shoes and clothes according to the weather conditions. Entrance tickets are not included as the fee may vary under certain circumstances, such as age, nationality and profession or in occasion of special events and discount cards. To date, single entrance ticket costs 15 € in Pompeii. The visit at Pompeii’s ruins is led by a tour guide with a minimum of 6 people; under this number audio-guides are provided. The visit at Herculaneum ruins provides audio-guides with a minimum of 6 people; tour guide upon availability.