This tour includes an English-speaking driver (private - only for you) with his Mercedes car/minivan at your disposal for 11/12 hours - Private tour of 2 hours in Pompeii with an archaeological English-speaking guide - Entrance fees in Pompeii
On August 24 of the year 79 A.D., Mt Vesuvius suddenly woke up with a terrible eruption that buried the city of Pompeii, preserving its appearance to the present day and making of it the most impressive and famous archaeological site in the world. Today, in the excavations of Pompeii it is possible to walk in the Forum, that was the focal centre of religious, civil and economic life of the city (in fact the main public buildings are located there, such as the Basilica, the Macellum, the building of Eumachia etc.). Considerable is also the number of shops, often rented by wealthy owners. At the gates of the city abounded hotels (hospitia), stables (stabula), taverns (cauponae) and the refreshment shops (thermopolia) with their characteristic counters. Your tour will include also the visit of some of the wealthiest houses in the city, the ancient streets, the area of the theatres, etc. All these aspects give us an important and unique testimony on the details of daily life at the time of ancient Rome. Entrance fees to the archaeological site are included and an English-speaking archaeological guide (private – only for you) will be arranged for you to offer a tour as memorable as possible.
After learning the secrets of the ancient Pompeii, your guide will leave you and your driver will take you to Sorrento. This small town is wonderfully located over white steep cliffs and offers a fantastic view over the Bay of Naples. According to legend, the name of the town comes from the sirens who, thanks to their singing, bewitched the sailors. Sorrento is known worldwide for its production of oranges, lemons, walnuts, olive oil, wine and Limoncello liqueur. Piazza Tasso, the main square, is the heart of the town. Here one can admire the statue of St. Antonino (the patron saint of Sorrento) and another statue representing Torquato Tasso, a great writer (1544–1595) and the most illustrious son of Sorrento. The main cultural institution in the city is the Correale Museum, that the archaeologist Amedeo Maiuri once called the most beautiful provincial museum of Italy. The building in which the museum is located, donated in 1902 by the last descendants of a noble family - the brothers Alfredo and Pompeo Correale, Counts of Terranova - was designed by Nauclerio in 1721 and expanded in the second half of the XIX century. From the beautiful garden attached to the museum it is possible to reach a terrace which boasts a magnificent view over the Gulf of Naples.
The next stop will be down to Positano, on the Amalfi Coast, where you have free time. There You can enjoy a stroll around the narrow alleys of Positano which represents a unique jewel of the Amalfi coast. Positano is an ancient fishing village with just under four thousand inhabitants. Today it is one of the most popular and elegant seaside resorts of Italy. In fact, Positano is located in an exceptionally picturesque corner, at the centre of the gulf delimited by Cape Germano and Cape Sottile. According to the tradition, the village was founded by the inhabitants of Paestum, refugees from their city destroyed by the Saracens. Along the beautiful beach, one can admire the splendid majolica-tiled dome of the church of Santa Maria Assunta. The church, founded in the late X century and dedicated to San Vito, was originally built with a single nave and with a mosaic floor of Byzantine style. After the renovation, which took place between 1777 and 1782, it is composed now of three naves with five arches and five chapels.
IN CASE YOU DECIDE TO VISIT ON YOUR OWN THE CORREALE MUSEUM IN YOU FREE TIME IN SORRENTO, KINDLY LET US KNOW AT THE MOMENT OF YOUR RESERVATION.
N.B.: THE ORDER OF THE VISITS MIGHT BE MODIFIED TO AVOID ROAD ACCIDENTS, STRIKES, AND SO ON.