Duration: 8 hr. approx
- Naples Port
- Amalfi Port
- Sorrento Port
- Salerno Port
During your cruise in the Mediterranean sea, probably, you will arrive in southern Italy in the famous ports of Amalfi, Sorrento or Naples. Discover all the monuments or beautiful spots of this area, in the few hour at your disposal, it's very difficult. Therefore, you can choose our shore excursions of Pompeii and Sorrento and discover in total relax two important places of the Campania region, famous all over the world. One of our professional driver, on board of a first class car full equipped, will pick you up from your arrival port and lead you through the main beauties of this two important locations. at the end of the tour your driver will bring you back to the port, in time for your boarding.
This ancient city at the foot of Vesuvius was quite prosperous in Roman times. It was destroyed in 79 A.D., following the famous volcanic eruption which covered it with a layer of pumice and ash. The first archaeological explorations took place towards the mid-18th century, and excavations soon began in earnest, but not until 1860 were they conducted in an orderly, systematic fashion. It is thought that, to date, about three-fifths of the ancient town has been excavated. Pompei is one of the most important archaeological sites in the world, because it provides a complete picture of the topography and life of a Roman town.
When Vesuvius erupted on 24 August 79 A.D. it engulfed the two flourishing Roman towns of Pompei and Herculaneum, as well as the many rich villas in the area. Since the mid 18th century these have been progressively uncovered and made accessible to the public. The vast expanse of the commercial town of Pompei contrasts with the restricted but better preserved remains of the holiday resort of Herculaneum, while the superb wall paintings of the Villa Oplontis at Torre Annunziata give a vivid impression of the opulent life-style of the wealthier citizens of the early Roman Empire. The excavations are still today uncompleted.
* On request we can arrange for you a private 2 hours tour with an english speaking guide for the extra cost of € 120,00 or € 250,00 for both sites to pay direclty to the guide at the end of the tour.