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Tour of Pompeii and Amalfi Coast

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Full – Day Tour duration: 9/10 hours

You will meet your driver at Sorrento accommodation and drive for a Tour of Pompeii. You will pass the main square Piazza Tasso, named after a very famous Italian poet born here and you will follow the main street Corso Italia until the end of the Sorrento coast. From here you will take a beautiful coastal, passing the city of Castellammare di Stabia, famous for its shipyard the oldest in the Mediterrenean, where in 1831 during the kingdom of the two Sicilies, they built the first cruise ship of the world, the Francesco I, to reach Pompeii.

the ancient Roman city destroyed by a terrible eruption of Mt Vesuvius in 79AD. The volcano is still an active, last eruption was in March 1944.

During the Tour of Pompeii, you will see the remains of the city and its highlights: the Forum with all the public buildings,the Curia, the Basilica, Apollo's Temple, the Eumachia Building, the Macellum; the original roads with shops and houses, the Theater, the Lupanare, preserved stuccoes and mosaics and you will not miss the plaster casts of the victims, caught in their last moments. After the Tour of Pompeii, the day continues along the Amalfi Coast, considered the most beautiful drive in the world, for a stop to the delightful and romantic Positano. on the way you will be faceing the gulf of salerno with the little islands of Li Galli or Syrenuse Islands, where according to the legend the Syrens used to live. through a twisty bendy road you will reach Positano, the driver will leave you right at the beginning oh the center that will enchant you with the narrow streets, cafès, art galleries and boutiques.

When the Tour of Pompeii is done, the day continues to the discover of Amalfi. On the way you will pass the fishermen village of Praiano, with its church dedicated to San Gennaro, bishop of Benevento who was martyred in the fourth century under the reign of Diocletian. The building, with a beautiful polychrome majolica dome, was built in the sixteenth century on the ruins of an earlier church of the same name. Praiano is famous also for a picturesque Christmas crib built in a cave that you will see.

Along the drive passing watch towers, natural beauties and villas, before approaching Amalfi, you will pass the fijord of Furore, a tiny fishing village that was inhabited, among others, by Roberto Rossellini (who shot the film Love) and Anna Magnani, who was romantically linked to him.

Amalfi will welcome you with its beautiful beach and cliff.

The driver will stop you right in the center where you can have the chance to visit the gorgeous cathedral, with a magnificent façade and the cloister of paradise and the crypt containing the relics of St andrew, patron saint of the city.

Amalfi was the first Italian maritime republic,and the traces of its glorious past are everywhere. Only here you fill find the famous Amalfi hand made paper, its soft texture is incomparable.

 

After the visit the driver will take you back to Sorrento.

 

Rate include: vehicle (Mercedes sedan/van full a/c and microphone ) and English speaking driver, highway tolls, car fuel, parking.


Rate exclude: entrance fees, lunch licensed guide and gratuities. Private guide service is available upon request at an extra charge.
 

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