Pompeii and Mt Vesuvius are the Beauty and the Beast of the Amalfi Coast. On this excursion through epic landscapes, you'll explore the fascinatingly haunting archaeological site of Pompeii before going to the crater of the volcano. A daytrip that feature oodles of history and nature.
First up, your guide will lead you through the streets of Pompeii. Buried under volcanic ash by Vesuvius's eruption of 79 AD, it has been clawed back from Mother Nature and is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Discover the richly decorated villas of the Roman nobility – you can still see frescoes on the walls – as well as public spaces such as the Forum, Amphitheatre and gladiator barracks.
Then, in the afternoon, you'll become acquainted with Mt Vesuvius – the architect of Pompeii's destruction. Going by road to the 1,000m mark, a guide will then escort you to the summit to take in the views – visibility permitting – over the Bay of Naples. On the journey back, there's a visit to cameo and coral factory.