7. From Naples: Pompeii and Amalfi Coast Private Day Trip
Your journey will start in one of the most famous archaeological sites in the whole world: Pompeii. Your private local guide will bring back to life the history of this 2000 years old city, found practically intact under a thick blanket of lava. While visiting ancient houses, thermal baths, villas and temples, you will learn about the life and death of its unfortunate inhabitants.
You will be visiting ancient houses where you will admire the spectacular paintings commissioned by the owners, explore the ruins of temples, such as the one dedicated to the Egyptian goddess Isis and finally visit the Forum, heart of the political and administrative activity. You will also explore the buildings where the Romans used to enjoy their spare time, such as the famous baths or the restaurants, where people were able to order from a menu painted on the wall.
After your in-depth Pompeii Tour, your English-speaking driver will take you to the discovery of the beauties of the Almalfi Coast, where you will be spellbound by the magic of Ravello, Amalfi and Positano.
Literally clinging to the slopes of the mountains, washed by an amazingly blue sea, these picturesque cities are the gems of the Amalfi Coast. The 50 kilometers of coastline that go from the Gulf of Naples to the Gulf of Sorrento are without a doubt, one of the most beautiful places in Italy, if not in the whole world: sit back and enjoy your ride through spectacular landscapes and breathtaking views on the Mediterranean sea, before exploring, on your own free unguided time, the three most beautiful towns of the Coast.
Amalfi is considered the main town of the Coast that takes its name. Amalfi has also incredible art treasures in store for its visitors, such as the Cathedral of Saint Andrew dating back to the 11th century. The cathedral, that you will be able to visit at your own accord, is decorated with a stunning golden ceiling and houses the relics of the apostle. If you wish, you will also be able to visit the beautiful Cloister of Paradise, designed in 1266.
We will then explore Positano that offers also unique monuments, such as the famous church of Santa Maria Assunta, from the 12th century: surprisingly, the dome of this church is entirely decorated with majolica tiles, a specialty of this town.