Pompeii, Herculaneum and winery tour Tour Details
This tour is the best way for who wants to discover the historical side and also the culinary tradition of the Campania Region. With Pompeii, Herculaneum tour and a visit of a winery at the slope of the Vesuvius, you have discovered, in a day, the heart of this land. Everything with a personal driver that will assist during all the tour time.
The first step is the famous Pompeii city. Every year a lot of tourists from all parts of the world come there to visit its archaeological site became UNESCO heritage in 1997. This archaeological site is unique in the wolrd and very well preserved, infact, it was the preferred destination of the Gran Tour in the 18th century. The houses, the amphitheater with their mosaics and decorations are still a good testimony of the roman era because they have been perfect preserved under the ashes of the Mount Vesuvius eruption in the 79 AD. If you want to give a look also to the other remains like stautes, the most delicated mosaics and other objects found in Pompeii, you can visit the Naples Archaeological Museum.
Not far from Pompeii, there is Herculaneum, home of another important archaeological site. In Herculaneum the remains represents another style of the roman age. The site presents street paving stones, inlaid marble floors, frescoes and various villas like the most famous Villa dei Papyri, one of the most beautiful in the area where there was found a lot of ancient papyri which are now preserved in the Naples National Library. Besides, have been found much skeletons on the beach and in the first six boat chambers while initially they thought that the much part of the habitants had managed to escape. Hercualneum like Pompeii is an important part of the history of this land.
The last stop of our Pompeii and Herculaneum tour is the visit of a typical winery of the Campania region wine tradition. The italian wine is famous all over the world for its incredible taste and quality. Infact in Campania are produced the most important red and white DOCG and DOC wines like Taurasi, Coda di Volpe or Lacryma Christi. During the winery visit you can discover how the wine is producted, where is preserved and, finally, you also have the chance to taste a glass of these precious wines.
At the end of the day tour, we hope you will be satisfied of having spent an unforgettable day in the heart of this land's culture during your holidays in Italy.
|Departure points:||Amalfi Coast towns, Sorrento, Naples|
|Departure time:||9 AM recommended|
|Itinerary:||Pompeii, Herculaneum and local winery|