Tour from your Hotel of Paestum - Pompeii
Departing from: Naples Area
Paestum - Pompeii
Your private driver will greet you at your hotel/accommodation (or Naples train station), after a brief presentation you will be accompanied to the luxurious vehicle where our staff will offer you every comfort you need. After that they will give you important information about the tour and the places that you are going to visit.
Your driver will take you to Paestum was a major ancient Greek city on the coast of the Tyrrhenian Sea in Magna Graecia.
After its foundation by Greek colonists under the name of Poseidonia. it was eventually conquered by the Lucanians and later the Romans.The Lucanians renamed it to Paistos and the Romans gave the city its current name. The ruins of Paestum are notable for their three ancient Greek temples which are in a very good state of preservation.
Today the remains of the city are found in the modern frazione of the same name, which is part of the comune of Capaccio in the Province of Salerno, Campania, Italy.
At this point it’s time for a nice lunch, trust our staff and you will enjoy a incredible meal made by local ingredients, such handmade fresh pasta. Once there you can also have an opportunity to try the best Buffalo mozzarella which is one of the best cheese in all of Italy. Alternatively you can have a pizza or a panino, something quicker but equally delicious.
On the way to Pompeii, we will drive by Mt. Vesuvius, the volcano responsible for one of the most famous historical events in Italy. The old city of Pompeii is located at the base of the Vesuvius and was flourish during the Period of the Roman Empire. After the eruptions of the Volcano in 79 B.C the city has been destroyed and covered by ashes and lapillus. The Archeological dig started in 1748 and in three centuries only 3/5 part of the city has been discovered. Now the city has declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO and 3.750.000 tourists each year come to visit it.
Before leaving your private driver please agree upon the time to leave. Then the driver will recommend a suitable time to get back to your hotel (or Naples train station) after this lovely day!.