It is no secret that visitors to Italy travel not just for its amazing history, but also for the country’s food and wine. This full day excursion is a delightful and enriching experience as you set out to discover the outstanding wines of Campania while learning about its history.
Your chauffeur will pick you from the Sorrento port to take you on a wine tasting trail while covering the ancient cities of Herculaneum and Pompeii.
Here are some of the ancient sites to see in Herculaneum and Pompeii:
- The Ruins of Herculaneum contain very well preserved mosaics, a collection of skeletons, and carbonized, original wooden window panels amongst a host of other archaeological findings.
- Casa dell’Albergo, an ancient Inn, House of Galba, Samnite House, House of the Mosaic of Neptune and Amphitrite are some of the incredible monuments to explore in Herculaneum. Among the more recent excavations are the well-preserved thermal baths, with separate sections for men and women.
- The Shrine of Pompeii, an important Basilica is believed to be one of the holiest places of worship in the city. The Forum of Pompeii, an important structure, was the economic, political and religious city center. It was the place where all public debates and religious events were carried out, and it was the real heart of the city.
- The Lupanar of Pompeii House of the Faun in Pompeii, Pompeii Amphitheater are other important sites to visit.
Your chauffeur will be taking you along one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world. Allow yourself to feast on craggy cliffs that drop straight into the shimmering blue ocean. You will see the majestic Mount Vesuvius, one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world that is now dormant. Your chauffeur has a wealth of knowledge about the area, and he will be happy to share his insights with you. Take a few moments to stop and step out of your car at some picturesque spots so you can enjoy the wonder of the region!
Herculaneum is magical and wonderful. This ancient city was buried by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D. A farmer digging for a well unearthed an ancient Roman theater and this led to further excavations, revealing the ancient city.
Wonderstruck with your visit to Herculaneum? Your chauffeur will take you to your next stop.
Views of Mount Vesuvius continue to capture your attention as you think back on the enormity of the eruption that buried entire cities. The vineyards that you will be visiting are located on historic land that was once etched in history and mystery. The vines lay on Boscotrecase soil, the ancient “Bosco delle Tre Case Religiose” (The Wood of the Three Religious Houses), on the foot of the Sterminator Vesevo, the name the illustrious Italian poet Giacomo Leopardi gave to the Vesuvius.
Next it’s time for some wine and a light lunch. Fill your senses with tastes from wines that range from robust to comforting, old to young, and food that sings and melts in your mouth. Buy a few bottles to enjoy during your cruise as you spend the next few idyllic days on sea.
Energized after this wonderful break, your chauffeur will head south to Pompeii. You can envision the magnanimity of the massive eruption of Vesuvius that had once buried this city killing some 2000 people. It was only in 1748 that it was rediscovered by a group of explorers. Enjoy your time touring this UNESCO World Heritage Site. We suggest you use the services of an English-speaking guide as he would be able to give you value for your time at this vast site. The same can be arranged by us at an additional cost, with advance notice.
Travel is a great teacher, and this shore excursion will enrich you with memories that will remain with you forever.
Your chauffeur will be waiting for you outside the ruins to take you back to the Sorrento port. Relax in the car as you wonder which stories to share on the cruise…since you will have so many! Contact us today to book your winery excursion of Herculaneum and Pompeii from Sorrento or request a quote online.