Half Day tours from the port of Sorrento
Half day tours from Sorrento port
Along with our wonderful full-day tour itineraries we also organise half-day tours to include one of the following:
- MT. VESUVIUS
- SORRENTO COUNTRYSIDE & FOOD TOUR
Length of tours approx 5 hours.
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Your visit to the haunting ruins of Pompeii will take you back to the fateful day in 79 A.D. when neighbouring Mt. Vesuvius erupted, covering the prosperous Roman city in deadly volcanic ash.
On your visit to Pompeii, you will have free time to explore the fascinating site. Our advice is to reserve in advance one of our expert tour guides for an in-depth tour, and the possibility to ask questions and through their knowledge and passion bring the city back to life! You will see the Forum, the Thermal Baths, Vetti's House and the "Lupanare" brothel, all buried by volcanic ashes during the eruption.
You reach the excavations by walking down a broad avenue from the site entrance gate. It's a fabulous walk, with spectacular views across the sea and with the gridded streets of Herculaneum, fringed by cypresses and palm trees, lying snugly below the terraced walkway. The force of the eruption on this day in AD79 and a subsequent eruption in 1631 raised the landmass surrounding the smothered town to over 20m above its former level so that even when stripped of its volcanic coating it now resembles a sunken city. Yet, strangely, the overall effect is not depressing. It is the smaller things that fascinate here. At the bakery, you can see a collection of baking tools. The weaver's shop contains the remains of a wooden loom. Out in the open, for reasons that soon become obvious, you find the wool press - along with the basins in which skeins of wool were painstakingly bathed in camel urine as a cleansing agent.
Positano is one of the most famous and picturesque villages to visit on the Amalfi Coast. Pastel coloured homes clinging gently to the mountainside. Starting from the Piazza Mulino follow the traffic-free streets, visiting the myriad of shops on the way down to the waterfront and beach. Here on the seafront, you will find wonderful restaurants and bars, where you can sit eating or drinking and gaze back up at the beautiful town you have just strolled through.
Vesuvius is neither the highest nor the most dangerous volcano in the world, but the eruption that buried Pompeii and Herculaneum has made it one of the most famous.
Vesuvius, mainland Europe's only active volcano has erupted around a hundred times since the fateful morning in August 79AD; the last eruption was in 1944. The 1,281 metre summit of Vesuvius can be reached after a 30-minute walk. Views into the crater, over Naples, and on the far end over to Pompeii are breathtaking.