Duration : 8 Hours
Places: Pompeii, Herculaneum, Vesuvio vineyard
Leaving from: Sorrento port
The Pompeii - Herculaneum - wine tasting shore excursion from Salerno port is designed for lovers of history and archaeology but with a special stop where you can taste the flavours of Campania, and taste the wines from one of the most famous local vineyards, the Lacryma Christi (tears of Christ).
The tour lasts about 8 hours and is available with departure from your hotel and from the ports of Salerno, Sorrento, Amalfi and Naples.
A driver will pick you up at the port with a fully equipped Mercedes car with every comfort and fully insured for your safety.
After a short drive, we will arrive in Pompeii, the ancient Roman city buried by the fury of Vesuvius in 79 AD. The archaeological site is visited by more than 3 million visitors each year and was declared a Unesco World Heritage site in 1997 along with the rest of the archaeological area that came to light during centuries of excavations.
Here you can follow one of the guides from the Campania region that your driver can contact for you and who will show you the most famous sights of Pompeii: the Foro that was the political, commercial and religious centre of the flourishing coastal city and housed the nobility like the Casa del Fauno, Casa dei Vettii and the Villa dei Misteri with its famous frescoes in Pompeiian red, a red inorganic natural ochre, consisting of iron oxide that in ancient Rome was known as whole view.
The second stop of the shore excursion from Salerno port is Herculaneum, which is also rich in history and is believed to have been named after its founder, the Roman hero Hercules.
Even Herculaneum was buried by lava in the eruption of 79AD and during the visit to the archaeological park, you will see the magnificent unearthed buildings, decorated with beautiful mosaic houses, and even streets, artifacts and 3D reconstructions of the city prior to the volcanic eruption.
The last stage of the shore excursion from Salerno port is at the foot of Mount Vesuvius in a winery where you can taste typical products and dishes of Neapolitan tradition: home-made salame, caciocavallo (a soft cheese), tomato bruschetta, spaghetti with tomatoes and basil and extra virgin olive oil and typical desserts such as the pastiera, a sweet pastry filled with cream and corn cooked in milk, which housewives traditionally prepare for Easter.
The Pompeii - Herculaneum - wine tasting shore excursion from Salerno port ends with the return to the port of Salerno at an agreed time.