A day in Naples and Pompeii
A journey to discover art, history, folklore and archeology in one of the most typical regions of southern Italy. Leaving Rome heading south, we take the Autostrada del Sole which crosses the fertile Roman countryside through the Castelli Romani area.
About halfway down the highway, you will be able to see the Abbey of Montecassino, known for its famous battle and complete destruction during World War II.
Going down towards the port of Mergellina and following the coast road, we arrive in the ancient fishing district of Santa Lucia and we see the imposing Castel dell’Ovo (photo stop). The city tour continues through the historic center to see Piazza del Plebiscito, the Royal Palace, the Basilica of San Francesco di Paola, the San Carlo Theater, the Umberto I Gallery and the imposing Maschio Angioino.
Leaving the city, we cross the fertile valley of Vesuvius, passing through the villages of Herculaneum, Torre del Greco and Torre Annunziata before finally arriving in Pompeii, where we stop first for lunch. Next we will visit the excavations on foot with a local guide on an archaeological journey through the ancient city.
In ca. 2 hours you will see part of what has been discovered in more than 1,700 years since Pompeii was covered in ashes during the eruption of Vesuvius in the year 79 AD. Through the remains and ruins of this ancient city, we can imagine the daily life of the imperial age and imagine the panic felt by the people in those last minutes before the city was so disastrously buried. At the end of the visit to Pompeii we will return to the coach for a journey of approx. 3 hours back to Rome.
During this excursion we will visit a coral and cameo factory where we will have the opportunity to admire and buy objects of this ancient craft that dates back to the Greek era.
USEFUL INFORMATION: It is advisable to wear comfortable clothes and shoes
for this excursion and to wear sunglasses and a sun hat in the summer months.
From the Hotel 6: 30/7: 15
From the agency 7:30
COST: € 123.00