Tour Naples and Pompei

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The tour will bring you to Pompei, to the Vesuvio, and from there you can admire the beautiful Gulf of Naples from an high of about 1000 meters. After that, if you want, you will leave the car and walk till the crater. After this visit the excursion will continue to Pompei. You will visit the roman ruins of the ancient Pompei, that was buried during the eruption of 79 A. D. and you will admire what the excavations of the XVIII century brought to light (circus, temples, streets, frescoed domus, sculptures, gardens, fountains and also authentic graffito)…

 

The tour will have the following program:

1) Vesuvio:

It is a crater that was born from the progressive stagnation of viscous lave around the emission center. Very interesting are also the visions on the Castellammare Gulf and on the island Capri, both perceptible when you come from Trecase and Boscotrecase on the Strada Matrone. When you go along this Strada Matrone and the Gran Cono, you go down to the Hell Valley till the slopes of the Somma Mountain. Here you can also admire a particular geological formation, different from the rocks around, a formation that derives from the magma intrusions between the fractures of the ancient volcano. This formation is called “dicco” and it ends with an high natural arc on the summit of the rock stratum. A great effect comes also from the deep lave cleft, that you can see only if you reach the big natural terrace that allow you to watch on the plane of the Sarno river.

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2) Pompei:

A little town of Naples province, become one of the most known, of the most visited in the world, in every period of the year because of a disaster of about 2000 years ago, on an autumn morning. Today Pompei, as a bird reborn from its ash, lives a magnificence that stays unchanged during the years and that allowed it to be counted among the sites of the UNESCO World Estate of Humanity. But, as just said, this luck comes from one of the biggest natural disasters of the history: the Vesuvio eruption of 79 A. D. Before this date Pompei was a rich roman colony, a lively center where life flew with pleasure. This serenity could stay buried for centuries under a thick stratum of lava and ash. In fact the eruption wiped the town and the gens of Pompei, and only in the XIX century it was possible to bring to light the rests. That morning the Vesuvio vented all its destroying force. The plug of solid lava that obstructed the crater for decades, yielded to the gas and lava force that pulled from inside. The result was an explosion of incredible violence that threw ash, gas and lava for km. All that, in union with the earthquakes that follow this terrible phenomenon, killed thousands of people and wiped for centuries the beautiful town.

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3) Lunch at the Restaurant “Bacco e Arianna” (optional):

During several years of my career I have had the possibility to eat at various restaurants in the city of Naples and Pompei. This that I am presenting is simply exceptional! It combines the excellent quality of the food served with very great prices ! But with the difference that here you can really eat the typical Roman cuisine! Freshly prepared and not as many tourist restaurants that lead halfway through cooking the food in the morning and then completing it at the time that the customer orders! so ... even if you are not neapolitan, but you want to eat as a neapolitan .... Come here!

Valerio recommends you this restaurant!

4) Sorrento:

The most beautiful city of the Sorrento peninsula, it is surrounded by a lot of other so beautiful and characteristic little towns (Vico Equense, Meta, Piano di Sorrento). It’s a traditional holidays center with a lot of hotels immersed in the silence and surrounded by the green of the orange trees, of the parks and the gardens, from where it’s possible to reach a clear sea, advanced in great bays. Very interesting for the historical and artistic field are the Dom, the Sedile Dominova and the Terranova Museum, where you can see paintings and objects from the XVII and the XVIII centuries. The name Sorrento is also related to a refined production of laces and inlaid woods. The legend tells, the mythic mermaids lived its seas. They tempted Ulysses with a melodious sing. And also today, when you go near this seas – with blue and green reflects and thousand different nuances according to the sun plays – you can imagine to see the mermaids – beautiful and charming – come out from the wells.

 

5) Positano:

The origin of Positano comes back to the prehistory. In fact it was dated about 11.000 years ago, the period of the last glaciation, the archeological rest of a deer meal found in a Sponda’s cave. The name Positano comes probably back to the period of the Greek power in the Mediterranean See. The name reminds the see God Poseidon, a Greek one. In the Roman period it was known because the Emperor Tiberio, arrived in Capri for running away from the Romans’ hate, sent his servants there to buy flour for bread. That’s because he feared to be poisoned through the local flour. The mill lag on the Mills Place and was in function till some years ago. Positano was a part of the Amalfi Republic from the IX to the XI century. In particular in the X century he town was known as a very developed trade center, so good, that it was a concurrent of Venice. The population was very active and it didn’t leave the trades even if they didn’t have an harbor for receive the ships. The decadence of Positano was marked by the invention of the steam in the ‘800. The inhabitants couldn’t build fast and technologically advanced ships, so that the emigration to America began and caused a loss of workers and a town decadence. During the I World War a lot of Positano inhabitants died for their fatherland, while great Russian and German artists and men of letters came here with their works and make them know to the whole world. After the end of the War painters, directors, writers restructured houses and convents of the place or built sumptuous villas because attracted by the climate, the landscape the urban characteristics of Positano and by the life style of the fishers. Today Positano is a touristic center known all over the world, that doesn’t fear any rivals.

 

6) Amalfi:

romanorum”). Since the IX century it was the first of the marine republics, so that it fought with Pisa, Venezia and GEnova for the control of the Mediterranean sea. The Maritime Code of Amalfi, better known as the Amalfi Tables, had a great influence till the XVII century. The town reached its biggest moment in the XI century, and after that its decadence started: in 1131 it was conquered by the Normans and in 1135 pillaged by Pisa. Then in 1343 a storm and the following seaquake destroyed a big part of the town. The most famous monument of Amalfi is without doubt the Dom, in an Arab-Sicilian style and today dedicated to S. Andrew, the city patron. In fact it’s not really a Dom, but a Cathedral, then the actual building comes from superposition of element of different ages. The first building dedicated to the Christian religion was an old-Christian church from the VI century that, as in a lot of other similar cases in Italy, probably replaced a roman temple. Between the VI and the IX century the first Cathedral built on the previous old-Christian, was dedicated to S. Maria Assunta, the first Amalfi’s protector. The actual Church, dedicated to S. Andrea comes back to the IX century. It was built near the previous one, with a communication among the both, on commission of the duke Mansone I. Medieval and baroque elements were added in a second time ( the bell-tower, S. Andrew altar with the 2 statues of Bernini, the beautiful Paradise Cloister by Filippo Augustariccio and where we can find the sarcophagus that represents “Peleo and Teti marriage” on a side and “Romolo and Remo breast-fed by the wolf” on the other and that bring the medieval inscription “ Cesarius de Alaneo (Alagno) de Amalfi.... MCCLXIII", "CESAREUS ALANEO IACET ARCHIDIACONUS ISTE IURIBUS ORNATUS CUI PRESTES COELIVA CRISTE ELECTUS FUERAT SALERNI MORTE QUIEVIT PROVIDUS ET LARGUS PER FAMAM SUAM CREVIT". Its seal is in the Diocesan Museum of Salerno. The bronze doors with 4 silver panels (Jesus, Madonna, S. Andrew and S. Peter) were realized in 1066 in Costantinopolis on commission of Pantaleone de Comite Maurone; the lacunar ceiling is also covered by gold.

* This tour lasts about 6-8 hours, ideal for all situations, for cruise passengers and for hotel guests or agencies.

 

The Tour will have following program:

1)The customers will be taken at the established hour and place.

- morning:

2) Vesuvio

3) Pompei

4) Lunch (optional) *

- afternoon:

5) Sorrento

6) Positano

7) Amalfi

 

Price offered from April to October: *
1-4 persons = € 300,00
5 persons = 70 per person
6 persons = 67 per person
7 persons = 64 € per person
8 persons = 60 per person


Price offered from November to March: *
1-4 persons = € 280,00
5 persons = 65 per person
6 persons = 62 € per person
7 persons = 59 € per person
8 persons = 55 per person

Children from 5 to 9 years of age pay 25 € each.
Children 0-4 years old free.
The car's maximum capacity is 8 adults + 2 children ( from 0 to 9 years of age).


* The indicated prices are valid only with departure and arrival from the cities Naples and Salerno.