7. From Naples: Full-Day Tour of Pompeii, Sorrento + Positano
The excursion starts from the Archaeological Site of Pompeii. Submerged by a heap of lava and ash during the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD, the city has become one of the major tourist attractions in Italy. Visiting the excavations of Pompeii you have the impression that time has stopped at the time of the eruption, also thanks to the casts bodies of the victims that make these places even more evocative. (Stop: 2 hours - Entrance excluded). Excavations over the years have brought to light evidence of the city’s lifestyle and wealth.
Sorrento will surprise you for its rugged coastline overlooking the sea, which is colored by the colors of nature such as the yellow of lemons, the green of olive trees and the blue of the crystal clear sea. A walk in the historic center takes you back to ancient traditions among the workshops of inlaid craftsmen, the processing of precious and the preparation of delicious local products. Different parts of the city offer breathtaking views of the sea such as near the Villa Comunale, next to the famous cloister of San Francesco or along the Marina Piccola and Grande and which also retains the charm of the seaside village.
Positano is the romantic city par excellence, the pearl of the fascinating Amalfi Coast, which extends vertically like a crib set in the rock. Poor fishing village until the late '50s, Positano is now among the most visited places on the Amalfi Coast. Some in fact describe it as a living crib! When you walk through Positano you feel captured by its simple but stunning beauty, the sea can be seen from almost anywhere.