Discover the rich history and dreamy coastal scenery that typifies southern Italy on this private day trip to Pompeii and the Amalfi Coast from Rome. Explore the UNESCO-listed ruins of Pompeii either independently or with an expert guide, and get a glimpse of what daily life was like before the tragic eruption of Mt Vesuvius some 2,000 years ago. Then, make for the breathtaking Amalfi Coast. Drink in sweeping vistas of the Mediterranean Sea and enjoy ample free time to explore the postcard-perfect town of Positano. Private transport included.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: DriverinRome Transportation & Tours, Rome, LazioThis Private tour has been designed for guests who wish to enjoy an overview of the Amalfi coast, visit the picturesque village of Positano and explore Pompeii, which is the most important excavation site in the world. Meet your knowledgeable English speaking driver at your centrally located Rome hotel, then hop inside your private, air-conditioned minivan (sedan) and journey south to Italy’s Campania region.Pass By: Castelli Romani, Rome, LazioHeading south exit rome and Drive past the Roman Castles. The so-called Roman Castles (Castelli Romani in Italian) are a group of comunes in the Metropolitan City of Rome. They are located a short distance south-east of the city of Rome, at the feet of the Alban Hills, in the territory corresponding to the Old Latium. Pass By: Abbazia di Montecassino, Cassino, Province of Frosinone, LazioThe city is best known as the site of the Abbey of Montecassino and the Battle of Monte Cassino during World War II, which resulted in huge Allied and German casualties as well as the near total destruction of the town itself.Pass By: Bay of Naples, CampaniaIt is a roughly 15-kilometer-wide gulf located along the south-western coast of Italy . It opens to the west into the Mediterranean Sea. It is bordered on the north by the cities of Naples and Pozzuoli, on the east by Mount Vesuvius, and on the south by the Sorrentine Peninsula and the main town of the peninsula, Sorrento. The Peninsula separates the Gulf of Naples from the Gulf of Salerno, which includes the Amalfi coast. Pass By: Vesuvio, Naples, Province of Naples, CampaniaVesuvius has erupted many times since and is the only volcano on the European mainland to have erupted within the last hundred years. Today, it is regarded as one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world because of the population of 3,000,000 people living nearby, making it the most densely populated volcanic region in the world, as well as its tendency towards violent, explosive eruptions of the Plinian type.Stop At: Pompeii - Archaeological Area., Pompeii, Province of Naples, CampaniaIs the most-visited archaeological site in the world, due to its many and well-preserved ruins, left behind by a city buried in Vesuvius’s wake in the year 79 A.D. The ancient site was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1997, an excellent repository of details on quotidian life during Antiquity.(Pay your entrance fee and then head inside to explore independently. Or, if you’ve upgraded, join up with an expert guide to begin your tour.Gain fascinating insight into the everyday life of the Imperial era as you stroll through the well-preserved streets, passing houses and public buildings that have been locked in time by the volcanic ash.See the ancient piazza and the impressive limestone columns of the Forum, where elections and other political and business events would have taken place during Roman times. Then, perhaps head to the thermal baths, where many of Pompeii’s inhabitants would have bathed and socialized.Marvel at the remains of the Teatro Grande, an impressive theater that once sat some 5,000 people, and stop by the Lupanar, a brothel decorated with eye-popping frescoes.Duration: 2 hoursPass By: Amalfi Coast, Amalfi Coast, Province of Salerno, CampaniaThe Amalfi Coast is a stretch of coastline on the northern coast of the Salerno Gulf on the Tyrrhenian Sea, located in the Province of Salerno of southern Italy. The Amalfi Coast is a popular tourist destination for the region and Italy as a whole, attracting thousands of tourists annually. In 1997, the Amalfi Coast was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.Stop At: I love Positano home design, Positano, Amalfi Coast, Province of Salerno, CampaniaA picture postcard comes to life, a patchwork of flat and domed roofs and vine-covered stairways tumbling down to meet the gentle curve of beach. Enjoy time at leisure and explore this elegant spot with its designer botiques, shops and seaside cafes.Gaze in wonder at the white- and pastel-colored houses that slip down the mountainside. Then perhaps browse the designer boutiques, take a walk along the beach, or savor some delicious Italian cuisine at a seaside restaurant.Please note: The visit to Positano can be replaced with a visit to Sorrento, if you wish. Speak to the local supplier before you travel.When the time comes, join back up with your driver and relax on the return journey to Rome, where your day trip concludes with a drop-off at your hotel. Duration: 2 hours