The immortal city
Destroyed and buried under volcanic ash and pumice in the terrible eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD79, the old Pompeii has been immortal since then.
From the beginning of the excavation in the middle of the 18th century, so many evidences and treasures were discovered that it is possible to see how they used to live there. The amphitheater, Temple of Apollo, Temple of Jupiter, House of the Faun, House of Menandro, House of the Vettii, Villa of Mysteries are the main place to visit. New excavations still increase the patrimony of this unique site thanks to a number of archaeologists who keep on working at this area.
This place boasts millions of tourists from all the world which appreciate the well-preserved ruins, the architecture of the houses and the famous artistic techniques.
Vesuvius dominates the beautiful gulf of Naples and it is the most known volcano in the world which still attracts the mass media attention.
The itinerary starts from 1000m high and it finish at 1175m. We also go through some hairpinturn from which the view is fascinating. What is extraordinary is observing the previous lava flow really near your position.
Duringour climb, we can notice the old Somma Volcano which is separated from Vesuvius by Gigante Valley. We walk along the crater until we arrive at Capannuccia: here, we start climbing down.
The legendary “God’s paths” is extraordinary naturalistic itinerary, at about 500 meters upon sea level.
Hills and mountains seem like precipitating directly into the sea creating an unique panorama which shows both the gulf of Naples ad the gulf of Salerno.
The upland path starts in Bomerano,in Agerola, and arrives in Nocelle and then in Positano. It’s a rare place, in the middle of the Amalfi Coast, really frequented by tourists, but it’s also a demanding path: there are 1700 steps from Nocelle to Positano, luckly downhill
Pick up at the accommodation or agreed meeting point
• 9:00 am arrival in Pompeii, archaeological site
◦ Guided tour (2h) route established by the Institution: narration and stops by the Tourist Guide
Free Time 1 hour (unless otherwise agreed)
• 13:30 departure from Pompeii
• 14:00 Arrival at Vesuvius
◦ Guided tour of the Crater (1: 30h)
• Stop for tasting
• return (17:00)
• 17:30 dropp off at the accommodation
9:15 am arrival in Bomerano, a hamlet of Agerola and meeting with the participants
9:30 am start of the tour directed by an authorized multilingual hiking guide
- departure from Bomerano and return with a circular route
- stop for tasting of typical local products
14:00 Return to Piazza Capasso