Sorrento - Pompeii - Herculaneum Tour

Tour Prices (prices are per car)


1-2 Pass.:
€ 350
3-4 Pass.:
€ 400
5-8 Pass.:
€ 450
9-16 Pass.:
€ 800

Sorrento - Pompeii - Herculaneum8 hours tour

Departure Details January - December

Departure time
08:00 AM
Place of departure
Hotel/Port/Airport

Details ReturnJanuary - December

Return Time
16:00 PM
Place Return
Hotel/Port/Airport

Historical Notes

Discover one of the pearls of the Amalfi Coast. Meditate on the ruins of ancient Pompeii and Herculaneum

Sorrento: La fondazione è tradizionalmente e leggendariamente attribuita ai greci, ma Sorrento ebbe come primi abitanti stanziali i popoli italici, a partire dagli Etruschi e poi, dal 420 a.C., importante fu l'influsso degli Osci. In età romana, Sorrento è ricordata per aver partecipato all'insurrezione degli Italici (90 a.C.); vi fu quindi dedotta da Silla una colonia, a cui seguì più tardi uno stanziamento di veterani di Ottaviano. Fu poi municipio della tribù Menenia. Fu sede vescovile almeno dal 420. Durante la crisi del dominio bizantino in Italia, la cittadina acquistò autonomia come ducato, prima sotto la supremazia dei duchi di Napoli, poi con arconti e duchi propri, sempre in lotta con Amalfi, Salerno ed i Saraceni. La storia di Sorrento si confonde con quella delle altre città campane; prese parte alle leghe anti musulmane; combatté i Longobardi di Benevento; conobbe lotte familiari tra i nobili locali. Obbligato nel sec. IX da Guaimario ad accettare come proprio duca il fratello, Guido, il Ducato di Sorrento riprese la propria autonomia dopo la morte di quest'ultimo per poi perderla definitivamente nel 1137, assorbito nel nuovo regno dei Normanni. Sorrento seguì da allora le sorti del regno, non senza ribellioni e conflitti, specie all'inizio dell'età aragonese. Nel 1558 fu presa e saccheggiata dai Turchi; nell'inverno del 1648 la città sostenne valorosamente l'assedio di Giovanni Grillo, generale del duca di Guisa.

Pompeii Ancient city of Campania, situated to the mouth of the river Sarno, few south kilometers of the Vesuvius, between Ercolano and Stabia. You/he/she was founded around 600 B.C. from the oscis and subsequently conquered by the sannitis (V century B.C.); involved in the wars sannitiche (343-290 B.C.), subsequently in the second war punica (218-201 B.C.), then in the social (90-89 B.C.) war, it was attached and won by Silla. In the 80 B.C. it became Roman colony and it reached a population of 20.000 inhabitants to the beginning of the Christian era. The city, to the center of a fertile lowland, it was an important commercial knot and it constituted the result on the sea for Nola and other cities of the hinterland. Seriously damaged by an earthquake in the 62 d.C., it was buried, with Ercolano and Stabia, in the 79 d.C. from an eruption of the Vesuvius

Herculaneum, according to the legend narrated by the Dionigis of Alicarnasso, you/he/she was founded by Ercole in 1243 B.C.: with all probability instead you/he/she was founded or from Osci in the XII century B.C. as written by Strabone, or from the Etruschis among the X and the VIII century B.C. You/he/she was conquered by the Greek in 479 B.C. and subsequently it passed under the influence of the Sannitis, before being conquered by the Romans in the 89 B.C., following the social war, becoming a town hall. The city became therefore a residential place for the Roman aristocracy and he/she lived its period of maximum shine with the tribuno Mark Nonio Balbo, which embellished him and it had new buildings to build. Subsequently it was stricken from the 62 Pompeii earthquake and then completely buried under a blanket of mud and materials tall piroclastici from the ten to the twenty-five meters following the eruption of the Vesuvius of the 79 such layer, with to spend some years, he solidified, forming a plan of rock called pappamonte, similar to the tufo but more tender, that protected the rests of the city.Buried under a blanket of ashes, lapilli and mud during the 79 Vesuvius eruption, together with Pompeii, Stabiae and Oplonti.

NOTE

All Tours include: Italian / English language driver, motorway tolls, parking lots, fuel.
Are excluded: museum/excavations entrance tickets, lunch, tips.
Suggestions: Comfortable shoes, sun umbrellas / caps, camera.
The tour will start from the agreed place, towards the fantastic Amalfi Coast, breathtaking landscapes, to Sorrento, then to visit the ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum.