Discover the vibrant city of Naples and its royal past as well as the world-class archeological site of Pompeii with an all-inclusive day-long tour. Your day trip includes a visit to a local coral and cameo factory and lunch at a traditional restaurant.
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Your tour bus will leave Rome in a southerly direction on the "Highway of the Sun" crossing the fertile Roman countryside and the area known as "Castelli Romani". Along the highway you will see the imposing buildings of the Benedictine Abbey of Monte Cassino, Benedict of Nursia's first monastery. The Abbey of Monte Cassino is noted for the famous 1944 battle, during the Second World War, which almost completely destroyed it. It was rebuilt after the war, and was newly consecrated in 1964.
Upon arrival in Naples, your tour will take you to the hill of Posillipo from where you'll enjoy one of the most spectacular views of the Gulf of Naples and the towering volcano Vesuvius. You'll then descend towards the port of Mergellina and follow the coastal road to the ancient fishing neighborhood of Santa Lucia with the impressive Castel dell'Ovo. Your city tour continues across the historical center to see Piazza del Plebiscito, the Royal Palace, the Basilica of San Francesco di Paola, the San Carlo Opera House, the Gallery of Umberto I, and the imposing medieval castle Maschio Angioino.
Your tour bus will leave the city and cross the fertile valley of Mount Vesuvius, passing the towns of Herculaneum, Torre del Greco, and Torre Annunziata before arriving at Pompeii, where your first stop will be for lunch.
After lunch you'll experience an ancient craft that dates back to Greek times as you visit the coral and cameo factory and store of Giovanni Apa. You'll have the opportunity to see the manufacturing process and purchase handmade objects.
Time to take a journey back in time – discover the archaeological excavations of Pompeii on foot with a local guide! For about two hours you will see some of what has been discovered in more than 1,700 years since Pompeii was covered by ashes during the eruption of Vesuvius in the year 79 AD. Through the remains and ruins of this ancient city, you will be able to picture the everyday life of the Imperial Age and imagine the experience of the people in those last few minutes before the city was so suddenly buried.
At the end of your visit, just relax and sit back in your comfortable tour bus – you'll be back in central Rome in about three hours.
Price per person: € 124.00
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