In 79 A.D. a deadly volcanic eruption of Mount Vesuvius decimated the ancient Roman city of Pompeii. Buried under ash for centuries, the old houses and streets are amazingly well-preserved. Alongside a knowledgable guide, you’ll walk through the ruins of this once prominent city and be transported back to ancient times. All of this and more with one of the best day tours of Pompeii, Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast.
This tour is one of the best ways to not only see the ruins but to learn about what it was like to live there. While the city was destroyed along with its inhabitants, the volcanic ash preserved the ruins in extraordinary condition. It wasn’t even until the 16th century when excavations began to unearth the city.
With a professional, English-speaking guide, this walking tour brings you through real homes that are still preserved and filled with precious artifacts and surprisingly vibrant frescoes.
Trapped in their own tombs since the day of the eruption, you will also see the casts of bodies found among the Ancient Ruins. From there, your guide will walk you through the daily life of the Pompeiians and the events that led to their destruction.
After exploring Pompeii’s main sites, you will be treated to the “Villa of Mysteries”, a house full of frescoes and artifacts that are still surrounded by historical debate to this day.
Lastly, after you’ve finished with your guide, you’ll have the time to walk around the city for yourself and make the most of your visit to Pompeii.
If you’ve already planned your visit to Rome and want to add something special to the experience, this Day Trip from Rome is definitely something to check out. With luxury transportation to shuttle you to and from the ruined city, this tour takes you on a beautiful drive down the Autostrada del Sole (or “Highway of the Sun.”)
Shortly after arriving, your experienced, English-speaking guide takes you on a private walking tour of the city where they weave stories with historical accuracy to bring Pompeii back to life. Your tour include stops to the ancient markets, piazzas, theaters, (even a brothel!) and provides a glimpse into the daily life of the ancient Pompeiians.
No tour is complete without exploring the Villa of Mysteries, a hidden gem of the city decorated with frescoed depictions of an ancient Greco-Roman cult!
Once you’ve had your fill of the Ancient Ruins, you’re then chauffeured down to the beautiful seaside town of Sorrento. Along the way, you’ll have plenty of time to marvel in the view of the Gulf of Naples and shop around the city’s many shops and cafes.
If you’re unfamiliar with Sorrento, it’s regionally known for its olive oil and limoncello, a lemon liqueur that you absolutely have to try (unless you’re under the legal drinking age, then you absolutely should not try it).
Finally, when your guided trip is over, you will be driven back to Rome to enjoy your evening in the Eternal City.
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