Day Tour Sorrento - Pompeii - Vesuvius
- Private english speaking driver
- Highway tolls
- Everything not mentioned in the INCLUDED section
Duration: 8 hours
Places you will visit: Sorrento, Pompeii, Vesuvius.
Lying on a tufaceous terrace that slopes steeply down to the sea from a height of 50 meters, protected to the rear by the rocky spurs of the Lattari mountains, and immersed in the lush vegetation typical of the northern part of the Sorrento peninsula, Sorrento is one of the best-known and most popular resorts in Italy.
In the 18th century it was romantically dubbed “Sorrento the Kind”, because of its mild climate and the unrivalled beauty of its site. Its charm is unusual: it is a seaside town yet, because of its raised position, it has no promenade; it maintains the picturesque character of the costal town, yet magnificent patrician villas are built there. It is bordered by crystal clear waters and surrounded by enchanting gardens and citrus fruit groves, yet much of its beauty is to be found along the roads, stairways and passages cut into the rock which lead to the sea, in the houses with their typical local architecture, and in the monuments which testify to its long history.
The ancient city of Pompeii is situated on the slopes of Vesuvius and a short distance from the sea. The breathtaking extent of ruins which form this large urban centre, which has in some way survived time and the brutal violence of the volcano, was entirely surrounded by walls which wound for more than three kilometres around the city. A visit to Pompeii is a fascinating and exciting adventure, an opportunity to experience why Pompeii has become one of the most visited sites in the world.
The active volcano Mount Vesuvius is one of the best known landmarks of Campania and more particularly of Naples. It was probably inactive for a long period in ancient times, when it must have had a height of around 2000m and was covered with dense vegetation. It remained quiet until 79 A.D., the years of the famous and catastrophic eruption which buried, together with the inhabitants, extremely flourishing towns such as Pompeii and Herculaneum. Through the natural park is possible to reach the peak of the mount and see an incredible panorama of the Naples Gulf.Get a quote