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Pompeii, wine taste and Herculaneum tour from Salerno port

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Full Day
About 8 hours

Tour Description

You will meet your driver at the Port of Salerno and making your way to the archeological site of Pompeii for a Pompeii, wine taste and Herculaneum tour from Salerno port . Salerno is a city of 140.000 inhabitants and is mostly known for the Schola Medica Salernitana, 9th century, the first medical school in the world. In the recent history Salerno is known because some of the Allies landings during Operation Avalanche in 1943 occurred here. Coming out from the port looking up you will admire the medieval castle Arechi, VIII sec., that dominates the city skyline. passing the little and picturesque town of Vietri sul mare, in few minutes you will be on the highway driving north towards the bay of Naples to reach Pompeii, the ancient Roman city destroyed by a terrible eruption of Mt Vesuvius in 79AD. the highway crosses the plain of the river Sarno, one of the most fertile in Italy, dominated by mt.Vesuvius, still an active volcano, last eruption was in March 1944. Here 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 this first visit of the Pompeii, wine taste and Herculaneum tour from Salerno port, the day continues to a vineyard at the foot of Mount Vesuvius for a light lunch in a beautiful panoramic terrace where you can taste the food and the wines of the area and finish with a distilled grappa of apricot. The area is famous for wine since the Roman times, when they built farmhouses all around the mountain. The combination of the geologic conformation of Vesuvius slopes, the rare characteristics of volcanic soil and a marvelous microclimate make the territory one of Italy’s most interesting viti-cultural areas.

The Lacryma Christi, ( literally "tears of Christ") is the name of the wine produced here. According to the legend when Lucifer and the fallen angels were cast out from heaven, they grabbed a piece of it as they were forced to leave. As Lucifer fell, chunks of paradise landed on Mt. Vesuvius. When God saw what had happened, he cried. His tears became vines on the slopes of the volcano.

After lunch your driver will take you to the last visit of the Pompeii, wine taste and Herculaneum tour from Salerno port: Herculaneum.

Herculaneum was discovered by chance in 1709, is one of the best preserved ancient cities in the world, destroyed by the same eruption that buried Pompeii. the city was covered by a mud slide, mixed with pyroclastic material. The excavations are surrounded by the modern city here we can visit the houses where the rich aristocratic Roman families spent their holidays and admire the carbonized wood furniture of 2000 years ago. you will see the ancient beach, where they found the bones of 300 people, the streets, shops, elegant thermal baths, the palextra, beautiful mosaics like the one of Neptune and Amphitrite and frescoes, like the one in the Sacellum. At the end of the tour you will be returned to the Port of Salerno.

Usual Pickup Times

Pick up from Salerno port or cruise terminal

We always recommend arriving in the early morning around 09:00/09.30am.

Cancellation Policies

Reservartion must be guaranteed by a credit card.

No cancellation fee for any booking cancelled more than 48 hours before the scheduled service.

Up to 24 hours before the scheduled services 50%cancellation fee

No show or cancellation on the day of the service 100% cancellation fee.

The payment is kindly made in cash to the driver at the end of each service, if you wish to pay by cc (Visa or Master card) a 6% of surcharge is added.

Useful Information

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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