Pompeii & Mount Vesuvius from Naples
This day trip from Naples features epic landscapes, history and nature. You'll explore the haunting archaeological remains of Pompeii before going to the crater of Mt Vesuvius volcano. It's a fascinating insight into two of Italy's most iconic sights. First up, your guide will lead you through the streets of Pompeii. Buried under volcanic ash by Vesuvius's eruption of 79 AD, it has been clawed back from Mother Nature and is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Discover the richly decorated villas of the Roman nobility – you can still see frescoes on the walls – as well as public spaces such as the Forum, Amphitheatre and gladiator barracks.Then, in the afternoon, you'll become acquainted with Mt Vesuvius – the architect of Pompeii's destruction. Going by road to the 1,000m mark, a guide will then escort you to the summit to take in the views – visibility permitting – over the Bay of Naples.