The fascinating history of the ancient city of Pompeii and the refined resort of Sorrento, in one solution. This tour offers the chance to visit the archaeological wonders of the Site of Pompeii and discover the elegant city center of Sorrento. All you have to do is choose your first destination.
Pompeii is located in the Gulf of Naples, on the slopes of Vesuvius. It is a city of ancient origin: it was born as an Osco settlement, it was then inhabited by Samnites and later, from the first century A.D., conquered by the Romans.
Today it is known as the city that hosts one of the most important archaeological sites in the world.
The archaeological excavations, which began during the eighteenth century, have progressively brought to light an urban center that played an important role in the times of the Roman Empire. It had about twenty thousand inhabitants, its streets were animated by artisan shops and traders and many of its citizens lived in luxurious villas, richly furnished and frescoed. Pompeii and the surrounding lands were also a popular holiday resort.
The Roman city was buried by lava following the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 A.D., in its time of maximum prosperity.
Lava and ash created a kind of cover that allowed the city to maintain itself over the centuries and to be protected from the weather, for this reason the city has remained intact until this day and can be visited.
Then, walk around the site, get lost to its homes and frescoes, and you’ll discover the genuine spirit of the past.
Of Greek origin, Sorrento during the nineteenth century established itself as a famous tourist destination.
Today the city has become an international tourist destination, mainly thanks to its central location among the main tourist resorts in the area: Positano, Amalfi, Ravello, Capri, Pompeii and Naples.
Sorrento is a quiet center, pleasant in every season for the mild weather, the scent of the gardens and the panoramic terraces.
The heart of the city is Piazza Tasso, dedicated to the homonymous writer, born in Sorrento in 1544.
The historic center still shows the orthogonal route of the roads of Roman origin with thistles and decumani, while towards the mountain it is surrounded by sixteenth-century walls.
The artifacts of the past are preserved in the National Museum of Terranova along with an extensive collection of furniture, porcelain and paintings.
From the 18th century Sorrento also became famous for its great artisan tradition of inlaid wood.
Not to be missed is the Church of San Francesco, from which you can reach the Villa Comunale overlooking the Gulf of Naples.
- Private vehicle
- English speaking driver
- Pickup / Drop-off
- Parking fees and other vehicle payments
- Checkpoint taxes
- Entrance fees(Pompeii ruins)
- Optional costs
- Personal expenses
- Professional tour guide (you can get your guide on request)
- Extra hours (to be paid on the spot)
Duration 8 hour from 360,00 Euros