The tour of Naples and Pompeii is available from Naples, Sorrento, Positano, or Salerno and it includes the transportation service. It’s suitable also for cruise passengers and is available from the main ports of the Campania region.
It can be customized according to your need and preferences.
This tour is very appreciated by visitors because it matches two famous destinations: the Ancient town of Pompeii and Naples that is considered the capital in South Italy.
The Ancient Pompeii, with more than three million visitors per year, is so unique because it offers insight into Roman life and it still preserves the evidence of the terrible eruption of Mount Vesuvius that destroyed it in 79AD.
Naples was founded by the Greeks 2,500 years ago and then conquered by the Romans for its strategic position on the sea and for its mild weather. Nowadays the same characteristics attract visitors from all over the world. Its surprising allure and its cultural importance make the city one of the most requested destinations in Italy.
The driver will pick you up at the hotel, port, train station or an agreed location.
We warmly suggest you to hire a local tour guided for the visit of Pompeii or for a full day in Pompeii and Naples.
In Pompeii you’ll spend two full hours: the site is very huge and a professional guide may help you to get the most from your time and enlighten you about some of the great features, history of the Roman town, strolling into the uncrowded part of the ruins.
From one of the three entrances you’ll have direct access to the main square of Pompeii called Forum where the public life took place, where people met, walked and traded. Around this area the visitor will be amazed by the huge number of public and religious buildings like the Capitolium that was a temple dedicated to the three most important gods of the Roman Pantheon, or the Basilica that was the court house of the tows. Near the Capitolium opens the Grain Market of Pompeii that serves as storage for the artifact found at the moment of the excavation works. Into the storage are displayed the bodies of the victims of the eruption: 4 bodies frozen in time including a child and a dog. Thanks to the technique of the plaster casts invented by the Archaeologist Giuseppe Fiorelli, the final moment was captured forever.
Not so far from the main square there’s a complex of Thermal Baths that still preserve the original stuccoes and wall paintings. Crossing the rooms the Pompeians used for the bathing and for relaxing you will feel the same atmosphere at the time of the Roman times.
According to the openings that may change in mantainance routines, it’s suggested the visit of the House of the small Fountain and the House of Vettii: the first offers from the entrance a wonderful view of the precious fountain that is located in the back of the house. It’s all decorated in mosaic and sea shells. The second one is an outstanding example of Roman house and for the quality of the wall painting and size of its garden is considered among the most opulent Houses of Pompeii.
After this general view of the Ancient city of Pompeii the tour continues with a panoramic tour of the city of Naples. You’ll visit Posillipo, the residential quarter of Naples where you will enjoy amazing views of the Gulf of Naples.
Then you will cross the monumental area discovering the majestic Castel Nuovo, Plebiscito Square, the largest square of Naples, San Carlo Opera House, the Galleria Umberto I, the Royal Palace and the Church of San Francesco di Paola.
Along Toledo streets you see also the famous Spanish Quarters, a district built in the XVI century and where, according to the legend, the Pizza was invented by Spanish soldiers. This road is also a shopping center and the best place where you can find little traditional restaurants for an unforgettable food experience!
At the end of the tour, the driver will lead you back to the meeting location.
- The pick up time is for guidance and it can be adapted to your preferences
- For hiring a professional English speaking guide fill out the form at the moment of the booking.
- Entrance fees in Pompeii 15 euro,
- Lunch break during the tour
- Confortable outfit and shoes are warmly suggested
- Transportation service with Mercedes vehicle
- Entrance fees
- Guided service
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