If you want to merge in the Italian culture, booking this tour is the right choice for you: by visiting Pompeii ruins, you can take a glimpse of the historic background of the whole of the western world, while the Amalfi Coast will be a very nice eye candy for you!
You are free to combine the tour to Pompeii with two of the four destinations we propose on the Amalfi Coast: Sorrento, Amalfi, Ravello, Positano.
The ruins of Pompeii are at the foot of Mount Vesuvius, the volcano erupted in 79 AD, engulfing and encasing the city under many meters of ashes and pumice-stones. Abandoned ever since, Pompeii emerged after the first excavations in 18 th century. It was a vibrant port town with 15,000 residents: most of them were wealthy Romans who placed their summer homes there. Pompeii is today one of the most popular attractions worldwide because it is the finest example anywhere of a Roman town and its way of life: when the eruption happened, everyone had been in the middle of his normal daily life. With its theater, markets, shops and temples the lost in time city of Pompeii is today a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Sorrento is a picturesque and pretty town located on the cliffs gazing out at the Bay of Naples and the Vesuvius. Here the variety of colors and the beauty of the landscape is amazing and the Tuff rocks of the cliff change their colors according to the hour of the day. Parks, villas, orange and lemon tree and narrow charming cobblestone alleys complete its success. Even the souvenirs are a must of Sorrento: fine old shops selling lacework, inlaid wood, pottery and lemon taste products are everywhere.
Amalfi is the most famous town on the Amalfi Coast. It has a superb cathedral with a magnificent façade and a wonderful Cloister, which is one of the most charming examples of Norman/Arab architecture in Italy. A pretty little town today, it had a great maritime power in the past.
Walking through its labyrinth of picturesque alleys, the sun-filled squares and the little shops, you will breathe all the charm of this historic place.
Positano is a postcard town perched on the most spectacular stretch of the coast. With its chic hotels and fashion boutiques it is a must-see for shopping lovers. Looking beyond its chic facades however you will discover a romantic and photogenic place, with a coloured cascade of houses going down to the sea and lots of wisteria-draped staircases nestled on the mountain.
Sitting high upon the sea level, Ravello is quite different from the other Amalfi Coast’s towns because of its peaceful and relaxed atmosphere which has attracted important writers and artists through the centuries: Wagner, Virginia Woolf and many others loved to spend their time here. The Moorish-style Villa Rufolo is a unique sight, with its ravishing gardens and amazing views, among the best in the world.