Duration: 8 hr. approx
This Pompeii and Sorrento day tour combines the ancient history of Pompeii with some shopping and fun time in Sorrento, two important places of southern Italy. In between we can take you to a beautiful family fish restaurant located right on the water overlooking the bay of Naples and the Vesuvio.
The advantage which you can take from this tour is to visit this spots in total relax with a private, professional and english speaking driver that will help you all day long.
Pompeii is the third most visited archaeological site in the world, with millions of tourists who, every year, come to admire the ruins from all over the world. The ancient Pompeii was discovered by a local farmer in the 1748 and excavated by the king Carlo III di Borbone that recovered under a layer of ash formed by the Mount Vesuvius eruption of the 79 a.d. al lot of items, mosaics, statues and paintigs, made by the romans. Most of this archaeological rests, are now preserved in the National Archeological Museum of Naples. Visiting Pompeii you can still admire the ancient houses, the temples, or the theater and the forum where the ancient roman civilization spent its life until the moment of the Vesuvius eruption.
After Pompeii and after the journey into the italian history, it's the moment to drive towards one of the most beautiful places of the region: the Sorrento Peninsula. Sorrento is a peaceful town where the most important attractions are the amazing landscapes on the whole Gulf of Naples, admirable from the terrace in the Municipal Villa where, at few steps, you can visit the Saint Francis cloisters, a romantic place builted in the medieval age. Walking on the main street you can have a relaxing time for shopping enjoying the several shops and souvenir boutique where you can buy a bottle of limoncello liquor or inlaid-wood works products typical of the Sorrento craft tradition. If you love the history, instead, the Correale Museum is worth a visit because of the several greek and romans remains or the artistic works of ancient time you can admire in there.
* On request we can arrange for you a private 2 hours tour with an english speaking guide for the extra to pay direclty to the guide at the end of the tour.