The Amalfi Coast Private Daily Excursion from Rome is one of the best-selling experiences of our Company. You can visit the ancient town of Pompeii, which is nowadays one of the most important and visited archeological sites of the world, delight your sight with a breathtaking view over Sorrento, summer resort that attracts people from all over the world, in addition to a little tour through its charming narrow streets with Limoncello tasting cellars and Gelato stores, have lunch and do shopping in the picturesque village of Positano, famous for its rock emeded houses, boutiques and for the great church dedicated to the Assunta.
Our driver will pick you up at your hotel or any other place of your convenience at 7:30am. Then you will have a lovely drive down from the region of Lazio into Campania, passing the alluring Appennine Mountain range and the abbey of Montecassino, founded by the friar San Benedetto and destroyed during the huge battle of world war II. From the toll road, the spectacular Vulcano of Vesuvius mount will appear into view as well as the bay of Naples.
Pompeii & Sorrento
Just arrived at Pompeii, you have time for refreshing yourself as well as drinking an excellent local caffè or orange juice. Now you are ready for the tour, who is about two hours long (we always recommend to book in advance, through our company or by yourself, a local Certified Tourist Guide). The city of Pompeii was destroyed and buried by the eruption of the volcano Vesuvius in 79 a.d. The eruption buried Pompeii under 4 to 6 m (13 to 20 ft) of ash and pumice, and it was lost for nearly 1700 years before its accidental rediscovery in 1749. Since then, its excavation has provided an extraordinarily detail into the life of a city to the height of the Roman Empire. A walk inside the excavations, through the perfectly preserved bath theatres, temples, markets and forums will bring you back into the lives of ancient Romans.
From Pompeii we take a drive along the wonderful coastal road of Sorrento, a town that in ancient time was famous for its wine, red ceramic vase and fish, while oranges and lemons, which are now widely cultivated there, were not yet introduced in Italy in antiquity.
It is the time for another stop for pictures that will become a life memory.
Afterwards you will be dropped off at the center of Sorrento and with your bagage of information and suggestions from your driver you will have a funny and unforgettable tour.
Keep driving you will enjoy the superb view of the Bay of Naples, the Island of Capri is revealed as the Amalfi coast road emerges from over the mountain top, bordered with lemons, olive threes and bouganvilles.
A picture postcard comes to life, a patchwork of flat and domed roofs and vine-covered stairways tumbling down to meet the gentle curve of the beach. Your driver will give you the right suggestion for your best lunch spot, pizza Margherita or pasta with sea-food, cafe and local pastry, emotions that will be never forgotten! Afterward you can spend time at your leisure, exploring this elegant spot with its designer boutiques, shops and seaside cafes. You can visit the church of Santa Maria Assunta with its dome made of majolica tiles as well as a 13th century Byzantine icon of a black Madonna.
After having satisfied all your expectations you can be driven back home!
-According to our discretion, we may change the order of visiting itinerary.
-We inform our customers that for week-ends from May 15th to Oct 15th pick up time will be 6:30am, in order to avoid traffic.
We suggest wearing comfortable shoes and appropriate clothes for the visiting of churches and monuments.