Naples - Ruins of Pompei
Departing from the designated point or from the hotel, we head for a short stop on the Posillipo hill which is one of the most enchanting and prestigious areas of the city, allowing you to admire the center of Naples from an exceptional perspective. The sumptuous and hidden villas, the descents to the sea, the cliffs overlooking the water, the elegant buildings, the breathtaking panorama make it a must for tourists at the same time. small part, because there are also other secret underground wonders, kept for those who want to really discover them, such as underground Naples, the Museum of the Underground or the Bourbon Tunnel.
You initially walk along the Naples seafront, touching the magical original nucleus of the city, Castel dell’Ovo with its Marinari village, continuing west on via Caracciolo, the popular district of Mergellina and the elegant Chiaia, a place for strolls on the shore to the sea, shopping and nightlife. Not to be missed is a visit to San Gregorio Armeno, one of the most famous streets in the city thanks to the shops dedicated to traditional nativity scenes. Each shop is filled with religious and secular figures, details created to perfection and lucky pepper. Have fun finding well-known faces such as that of Totó or celebrities of the moment and be amazed by the incredible attention to detail. You can head to Spaccanapoli which is one of the largest city arteries, as well as one of the most picturesque streets in Naples. It is called this because it literally cuts the city in two. The symbol of Naples is certainly Piazza Plebiscito, a large space overlooked by the Pontifical Royal Basilica of San Francesco di Paola, the Palazzo della Prefettura, Palazzo Salerno and the Royal Palace of Naples.
ADVICE: Before reaching the square, I suggest you stop and enter the oldest Caffè Gambrinus in the city. Our tour continues to the Phlegraean Fields, moving west from Naples. Visiting the Campi Flegreis means traveling into the past, a unique experience in a place that has 25 archaeological sites concentrated in a territory of a few square kilometers, some of the most prestigious testimonies in history of all time, but also a geological and marine environment of inestimable value.
After the visit, we will leave the city along the fertile Vesuvius Valley and skirting the villages of Herculaneum, Torre del Greco, and Torre Annunziata, up to Pompeii.
Before exploring the ancient ruins of Pompeii, it’s time to relax and fully enjoy the flavors of this land with its typical dishes.
After having recharged your energy, in the afternoon the archaeological visit of the ancient city begins.
Buried by a blanket of ash and lapilli due to a sudden eruption of Vesuvius in 70 AD Pompeii has come back to light after almost 1700 years and as if by magic the daily life of an ordinary day in the early imperial age has remained crystallized in its gestures, in its secrets, in the panic of the last moments. You can walk among the cobbles that paved the streets of ancient Pompeii, admiring the ancient geometric and floral mosaics that embellished the floor decorations.
Immerse yourself in the fascinating historical and architectural scope of the Forum, the Temple of Apollo, the Lupanaras and the ancient Amphitheater that hosted the bloody battles of the Gladiators. The excavations have brought to light a fascinating archaeological site part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Curiosity: The current Mount Vesuvius was not the real architect of the destruction of Pompeii. It was in fact Mount Somma, which now stands on the side of the main crater, that exploded in 79 AD. and become the executioner of the history of Ancient Pompeii.
The magnificent day ends with the return to the hotel or to the agreed point.
- Highway tolls, gasoline, taxes, parkings
- Stop Naples
- Stop Ruins of Pompei
Price does not Include
- Pompeii Ruins Entrance Ticket
- Tourist guide
Ancient Pompei and Naples
Naples - Ruins of Pompei