Sorrento - Pompeii and Vesuvius Tour
This experience includes:
- Private English speaking driver
- Highway tolls
- Entrance ticket to monuments
Sorrento is a renowned holiday resort and lies in one of the most spectacular point in the gulf of Naples. 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 in the houses with their typical local architecture, and in the monuments which testify to its long history. In Sorrento you will discover a little cultural treasure through the historical remains visible at the famous museum Correale, and the famous Cloister of San Francesco, a quiet place with a little garden near the Villa Comunale from where you can admire the Gulf of Naples. In the center of the town is possible to buy some souvenir like limoncello bottles or inlaid wood objects famous in Sorrento for their quality and beauty.
Pompeii is one of the most famous archaeological sites of the Campania region and it is also UNESCO heritage since 1997 for its historical importance. 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. At the entrance to the city, at the gates, the remains of hotels, inns and post stations are to be found and, further into the urban centre, shops of all kinds, in some cases still decorated by their painted signs, private houses, altars, small chapels, spas and baths (both private and public) and grandiose public buildings.
Mount Vesuvius is one of the most famous volcanoes on earth. It is also the only active volcano on the mainland of Europe. Reach the top pf Mount Vesuvius with a pedestrian path which winds up the side of the volcano’s cone to the edge of one of world’s most impressive craters. Here, there are spectacular views spanning the entire Gulf of Naples, the Sorrento Peninsula and the island of Capri and Ischia.