Amalfi Coast and Pompeii Excursion

Anyone traveling around Italy—particularly those making stops in Rome or Naples—should try to find some time to visit the Amalfi Coast.

From Naples, the coast is only about an hour away, and can make for a perfect day trip.

Spending a bit more time on the coast, however, will allow you to truly experience what the area has to offer.

If you have a couple of days, an Amalfi and Pompeii excursion may be the best option.

Ancient house in Pompeii

Perks of a Private Driver

If you are visiting an unfamiliar place, particularly for a vacation, you most likely do not want to deal with the hassle of navigating the area.

Hiring an Amalfi Coast private driver for your Amalfi and Pompeii excursion will allow you to take in the sights without worrying about getting lost.

Moreover, private drivers will be able to take you to little known spots that you may not have been able to find on your own, and many can also act as tour guides, providing information about the sites and locations on your trip.

A Tour of Amalfi

One of the things an Amalfi Coast private driver will do on your Amalfi and Pompeii excursion is take you on a tour of the prime spots on the coast.

This might involve some mozzarella and wine tastingsat rural outposts nestled into the hills, or it might involve stops in Positano or Ravello to shop and to taste some of the local limoncello and freshly made pasta.

The private chauffeur can also make a stop at any one of the rocky beaches along the coast so you can take in the gorgeous scenery on the Mediterranean.

Amalfi Cathedral
Archaeological finds found in Pompeii

A stop in Pompeii

Anyone who is a history or archaeology buff or anyone who is simply intrigued by the drama of one of history’s greatest tragedies – will want to stop for at least a few hours in Pompeii.

The city, which was buried almost 2,000 years ago in the ash from a Mount Vesuvius eruption, was found almost completely preserved in the 18th century.

Today, visitors can walk through the streets of the town and see the buildings as they were in the first century, from the brothels to the theaters to the houses.

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