- The ancient town of Pompeii
- Colorful Amalfi Coast
- Possible stops:
You will be picked up from your accommodation in Rome with private accessible vehicle. You will have an experienced English-speaking driver guide during the entire tour. This flexible tour from Rome to Pompeii and the Amalfi coast will be a mix of the very interesting history, the remains of Pompeii and the beautiful Amalfi coast. The best of both worlds. Tell us which stops and villages you wish to include this day, and we will advise what is possible within the time span. Keep on reading and discover what you can visit in one full day!
After a drive of approximately three hours from Rome, you arrive at the archeological site of Pompeii. The now famous city, that was destroyed by the volcano Vesuvius in 79 AD. Or so everyone thought…Because of the ash and the speed that flooded the city by the lava and ashes, everything remained perfectly intact for centuries. During the nineteenth and twentieth century, archeologists dug up the hidden city and they found buildings, people, animals, and objects entirely preserved. Nowadays, this is one of the most popular sites in Italy to visit. During your visit you will learn all about the history of the people who lived there. This was once a thriving civilization that got swooped away in a matter of minutes.
Accessibility note: The route is 3 km long and is accessible for wheelchair users. Along the route, some ramps are installed that give access to the most important buildings on the site. Click here to know more about the accessibility of Pompeii!
Along the Amalfi coast, there are various beautiful Mediterranean villages to visit. Since the Amalfi coast is a four-hour drive from Rome, it is not possible to include stops in all the villages, so you have to make some choices. Every town is beautiful and different, also in terms of accessibility.
Let us start with the town of Sorrento. Sorrento is the town of lemons, so if you want to drink a fresh lemonade or a taste of the typical limoncello on a terrace that overlooks the bay, this would be the place for you! This romantic town was once the holiday retreat of famous literary geniuses like Dickens, Goethe, and Tolstoy. The main street as well as the smaller side streets are flat, so the center is fairly easy to (st)roll around.
Up next is Positano, in all its shining pastel color palette! A perfect moment for a photo stop. Keep in mind that the streets of Positano can be steep, and the village has many steps and stairs.
A bit inwards lies Ravello, nearest to Amalfi Town. In Ravello you can retrace the deeds of Wagner in the wonderful pedestrian streets. It is one of the towns that inspired act 2 of the opera Parsifal by Richard Wagner. From the beautiful market square you have amazing views over the area.
Last but not least, the town that gives its name to the entire coastline, Amalfi! Clear blue water, impressive pastel houses on the hill, delightful Mediterranean climate, and the amazing Cathedral (not accessible). Amalfi has fairly flat paveways, and is a bit bigger than the other villages along the coast. Here you can discover the secrets of the production of paper according to tradition. Something you do not see every day!
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