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The Best Winery Shore Excursion of Herculaneum & Pompeii from Amalfi

As you cruise around Italy, you definitely want to sample the famous Italian wines and take some back as souvenirs. So what better way to do this than by visiting local wineries? If you want to spend a day on shore when you are in Amalfi port, plan an exciting shore excursion to visit the most renowned wineries of the region.

Your exciting day will begin with our English-speaking chauffeur picking you up outside the Amalfi port cruise ship terminal. Your eyes can feast on the beautiful cliffs of the peninsula as you drive along the foot of Mount Vesuvius till you reach your first stop, Herculaneum. Our local driver will fill you in on interesting information and valuable facts about Herculaneum and Pompeii which you will be visiting during the full day excursion.

Here are some noteworthy facts about Herculaneum and Pompeii:

  • When Mount Vesuvius erupted in the year 79 A.D. the cities of Pompeii and subsequently, Herculaneum were buried under a thick blanket of volcanic ash and hot gases.
  • Pompeii remained buried for hundreds of years and was deemed forgotten. It was rediscovered only in 1748, by a group of explorers. The city was largely intact and a wealth of archaeological finds during the excavations threw light on life here in ancient times.
  • Pompeii was a resort town inhabited by wealthy Romans who were known for lavish spending on their homes. The fertile, volcanic slopes of Vesuvius provided an ideal climate for grapes and olive groves.
  • Herculaneum is a fascinating town and displays a high degree of planning employed by the Romans. Some of the most stunning sites at Herculaneum include the thermal spas and baths, the gymnasium, the House with the Mosaic Atrium and the House of Neptune.

What to Expect On Your Day Tour of Herculaneum & Pompeii from Amalfi:

Our chauffeur will drive along some of the most beautiful landscapes. Your first stop, Herculaneum, will give you precious insight into this ancient city that was rediscovered only in 1709 by a farmer digging a well. Interestingly, the marble that was discovered was actually the Roman theater. Explorations in this period were carried out by digging vertical shafts and tunnels into the volcanic material.

After visiting Herculaneum, our chauffeur will continue the drive on the foot of Mount Vesuvius. We will be visiting the region’s famous vineyards that bear testimony to countless years of history and mysticism. The vineyards 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 mighty mountain, Vesuvius.

It’s time to treat your taste buds here! Sample the different wines at the winery and make sure you buy a bottle or two to take back home. Enjoy delicious flavors of local produce as you take a break for a light lunch.

Rejuvenated after this wonderful fuel for the soul, we will head south to Pompeii, as your chauffeur continues the drive on the foot of Mount Vesuvius.

Pompeii, a UNESCO World Heritage Site will leave you fascinated with its history and timeless appeal. Get a peek into this ancient city that was once buried by spewing Mount Vesuvius. Pompeii is very well preserved because it was buried so quickly by volcanic ash, and it now provides snapshots of past life in a Roman city. The Amphitheatre of Pompeii is the oldest stone building of its kind known to mankind, dating back to 80 BC.

The area to be explored in Pompeii is a massive 108 acres. You have the option of touring the site on your own or as we highly suggest, with an English-speaking licensed guide. Your guide can be pre-arranged for you at an additional cost.

Capture some beautiful timeless pictures and video clips of one of the world’s most amazing destinations.

At the end of your visit, your chauffeur will be waiting for you outside the ruins. Enjoy your journey taking in some more of the gorgeous landscape as you drive back to the Amalfi port. As you mix and mingle on board the ship with other members of your cruise, you will find no shortage of stories to share!

Contact us today to book your winery excursion of Herculaneum and Pompeii from Amalfi or request a quote online.