Pompeii and Vesuvius Shore Excursion

Shore Excursions

Pompeii and Vesuvius Shore excursion from Amalfi is a great way to spend time on the Amalfi Coast. Moreover, seeing each location is truly essential for understanding the other.

In 79 A.D., Mount Vesuvius Erupted and buried Pompeii in a layer of lava, preserving it for hundreds of years. Today, both the city and the volcano still stand – a magnificent testament to both the power of nature and the passage of time.

Ancient house in Pompeii
View of Vesuvius, Naples

Mount Vesuvius

When taking a Pompeii and Vesuvius Shore excursionfrom Amalfi or a Pompeii and Vesuvius Shore excursion from Sorrento port, Mt. Vesuvius will generally be the first stop. While there, visitors will travel up to the topmost point of Vesuvius and take a hike around the top.

This walk boasts impressive views down into Vesuvius itself (now dormant, of course), and also offers a panoramic view of the Bay of Naples.

It does require a certain level of fitness to make the climb, so be ready to get some exercise.

Next Stop: Pompeii

After visiting Mount Vesuvius, the next stop on the Pompeii and Vesuvius Shore excursion from Amalfi will obviously be Pompeii. While there, visitors will be able to study the architecture of the ancient city, form the theaters to the basilica to the gladiator barracks.

Travelers can also walk down the town’s main street, visiting the bakery, and observing the bathhouses and even the old Roman brothels. Some of the most popular and gruesome sights, however, are the remains of Pompeii’s citizens, now preserved in plaster casts.

The casts of Pompeii

Benefits of a Guided Tour

While it is possible to take a Pompeii and Vesuvius Shore excursion from Amalfi independently, there are a number of benefits to hiring a tour guide.

For example, visiting these historic sites will most likely raise a number of questions, and tour guides will be able to provide a bevy of background information that might inform your understanding of these locations.

Some tour companies also offer exclusive access to certain areas of Pompeii and Vesuvius that are off-limits to those traveling alone.

A Stop in Pompeii

The easiest way to get to Pompeii and Vesuvius from Amalfi or Sorrento is to hire a driver; our service is dedicated to chauffeuring visitors from city to city along the coast. It’s also possible to catch a train from Naples. The Circumvesuviana, as it is called in Italy, costs less than $10 for a round trip ticket, and the trip from Naples to Pompeii takes only about 30 minutes. Travelers coming in from Rome can take the train from Rome to Naples first before transferring, which will add approximately two hours to travel time.

Ancient Villa of Pompeii

Pompeii and Vesuvius Shore excursion from Amalfi is a convenient but unforgettable way to spend a day on the Amalfi Coast. Travel time is minimal and costs are low, and visitors will get the chance to see a piece of ancient history up close.

The area itself is not only imposing because of this history, but also breathtakingly beautiful, particularly in late spring and early summer.

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