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Ancient Pompeii sprawls in a decrepit heap at the foot of Mount Vesuvius, which erupted in AD 79, destroying the town. Buried by stones and ash, and it lay undiscovered until the 17th century. In 1748 excavation began, revealing a city frozen in time. All around, buildings have survived, often replete with paintings and sculpture. Graffiti is still on walls, streets are paved; the ghosts of that distant past are almost tangible on the site. Highlights of the Ancient town are:

House of Vettii: one of the Pompeii’s finest house. The Vettii were not aristocrats, but freedmen, firmer slaves, who had made a fortune through trade. It was  a patrician villa of the wealthy merchants, Aulus Vettius Conviva and Aulus Vettius Restitutus, today partly  reconstructed and with rooms decorated with frescos and sculpture.

House of the Faun is the famous villa of the wealthy patrician Casii. It is named  after its bronze statuette. The mosaic battle of Alexander, in the Museo Archeologico of Naples, originated here.

Scarium of the Lares: facing the Forum, and by the temple of Vespasian, this building housed the statues of Pompeii’s guardian deities, the Lares Publici.

Macellum: Pompeii’s market place was an important focus for the commercial activity of the town.

Via dell’abbondanza: this was one of the original and most important roads through ancient Pompeii. Many inns lined the route.

Last days of Pompeii: used as a backdrop for an opera of the same name, his dramatic 19th century painting by Sanquirico shows the people of Pompeii fleeing as Mount Vesuvius erupt violently.

The western area of Pompeii contains impressive Roman ruins, some remarkably intact. Parts of eastern Pompeii still await excavation.


Nearly 2000years after the eruption of Mount Vesuvius, the Roman towns in its shadow are still being released from the petrification that engulfed them. Both Pompeii and Stabiae (Castellamare di Stabia), to the southeast of Naples and the volcano, were suffocated by hot ash and volcanic pumice stone. The roof of the buildings collapsed under the weight of the volcanic detritus. Fabric, jewelers, food, tools and utensils were largely destroyed. To the west, Herculaneum (Ercolano) vanished under a sea of mud. A large number of its buildings have survived, their roofs intact, and many domestic items were preserved by the mud. In all, about 2000 Pompeiians perished although few, if any, of the residents of Herculaneum died.

In AD79 Pliny and Elder, the Roman soldier, writer and naturalist, was the commander of a fleet stationed off Misenum (Miseno, West of Naples) and observed the impending eruption from afar. He related the information to the nephew, Pliny the Younger. Eager to see this natural catastrophe closer to hand, Pliny the Elder proceeded to Stabiae, but was overcome by fumes and died. Pliny the Elder’s detailed account of the first hours of that eruption, described in letters from his nephew to Tacitus, has been referred to ever since by scientists. Much of our knowledge of the daily lives of the Ancient Romans derives from the excavations of Pompeii and Herculaneum. Most of the artifacts from them as well as Stabiae have been moved to the Museo Archeologico Nazionale in Naples, contributing to one of the World’s most outstanding and fascinating archeological collections. Mount Vesuvius has not erupted since 1944 and today interested visitors are quite safe to reach it.

The National Park of Vesuvio is incuded in the network of the Man and Biosphere of Unesco program.

We find different typology of animals and vegetables, which populate the Vesuvius and the Mount Somma (they have different characteristics). In the Park you can see around 140 kinds of birds, also amphibious and reptiles.

The mountainside are covered by orchards and vineyards, used for the typical products of Campania. Different pathways give you the chance to explore the Volcano. You can do it by car or , if you would like an itinerary more special, choose to visit it by bike or by foot. Enjoy the breathtaking view from the top of the Vesuvio, locally called il Gigante che Dorme ( the Sleeping Giant)

Guided Tour of Naples by Vintage Vespa

TOP SIGHTS OF NAPLES BY VESPA TOUR A locally dictum says “See Naples and then die” which means that once in a life (before dying) Naples has been seen! Even more if you visit Naples by vespa! If you “wanna be Napoletano”, join our tour on a beautiful vintage Vespa, with a friendly and knowledgeable guide. Discover the city’s charm in the historic center, the largest in Europe and a UNESCO World heritage site. Naples boasts beautiful scenery which was

Duration: 4 hours

Trekking and Hiking Tour

A special way to discover the Amalfi Coast’s marvels, away from the chaos, the traffic and the crowded roads. Walking, trekking or biking surrounded by nature, across paths and villages reachable only on foot. A different tour to breath the enchanting part of nature and live few moments of the local people daily life.

Duration: 3\4 hrs

Sky Tour: Amalfi Coast by Helicopter

“The overhang of Amalfi, admired by air, is immersed in a network of pure colors … Here is the garden that we have been looking for, increasingly and unnecessarily, after the lost places of childhood. A memory that is visible above the depths of the sea, suspended on the leaves of orange and cedar in the magnificent hanging gardens of monasteries.”

Price: on request  |  Duration: from 1 to 4 hrs

Cycling through the Amalfi Coast and the Top of the Vesuvius

Bike tour on the Amalfi Coast.

Eco-tourism in the Amalfi Coast and National park of the Vesuvius. Surrounded in the nature, join our guided tours by bike!

Different kinds of eco- tourism itineraries for a healthy experience!  If you are tired of standard tours and would like to discover Amalfi Coast and the surroundings in a special way, don’t miss this opportunity! We offer

Duration: full day

Cruise Attractions: Amalfi Coast and Pompeii daily tour

We propose an excursion for cruisers that would like to spend some hours discovering the Amalfi Coast, Pompeii and the surroundings. When your cruise  stops, even for a day, don’t miss the chance to visit the main highlights!

Duration: full day

Cruise ship connection: Daily excursion of Naples and Pompeii

We propose an excursion for cruisers that would like to spend some hours discovering Naples, Pompeii and its surroundings. When your cruise will stop, even for a day, don’t miss the chance to visit the main highlights!

Arrive at Naples, 3rd largest city in Italy , famous for its colorfull

Duration: full day

Pompeii: walking through the history

Pompeii guided tour

One of the World’s best heritage! Visit the excavations of this world-famous Roman town, destroyed by the eruption of the Mt. Vesuvius in 79 A.D.

Duration: half day

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