Pompeii Ruins tour departing from the Amalfi Coast
Discovering Pompeii, from the Amalfi Coast
Our Pompeii Ruins tour will take you to discover one of the most beautiful cities of the Campania region.
It has become famous worldwide for the archeological site that has brought to light the ancient city, buried by ash and lava, after the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 A.D.
The Pompeii Ruins tour will is available every Wednesday and Saturday with the following timetable:
- 10.30: partenza da Salerno
- 11.30: arrivo a Pompei - passeggiata nella Pompei moderna, welcome drink e sosta bagni
- 12.30: ingresso al parco archeologico
- 14.30: fine visita guidata
- 16.00: incontro al meeting point
- 16.30: max partenza per Salerno
- 17.30: arrivo a Salerno
- 18.00: partenza linea Travelmar
Departure from the touristic ports of the localities of the Amalfi Coast
The Pompeii Ruins tour is available with departure from the touristic ports of all the localities of the Amalfi Coast except for Positano. More precisely it is available from Amalfi, Minori, Maiori, Cetara, Vietri sul Mare, and Salerno with transfer by sea on the fast ferries Travelmar.
The meeting point is in Salerno at Molo Concordia, where our assistant will be waiting for you at the Travelmar ticket office to welcome you and collect your vouchers.
Completed these operations and gathered the participants in Pompeii Ruins tour, you will leave Salerno on a comfortable bus heading to one of the most famous cities in the world and its archaeological site, among the top 10 archaeological sites in the world for beauty and fame.
The arrival in Pompeii
The arrival in Pompeii at Falcone and Borsellino square is the starting point of our tour.
With a short walk, we will head towards the Cathedral, il Santuario della Beata Vergine del Rosario, one of the most important Marian sanctuaries in Italy, founded by Bartolo Longo and built in several stages since 1836.
The Sanctuary has been a destination for pilgrims for almost two centuries and has been visited by three popes: Pope Giovanni Paolo II, Pope Benedetto XVI, and Pope Francesco.
From here you will reach our meeting point in Pompeii for a small welcome refreshment and a brief presentation of the " modern Pompeii", then continue to Pompeii ruins where there will be a guide ready to explain in detail every particularity, anecdote, and curiosity about this archaeological site, destination every year of more than 3 million visitors.
Equipped with comfortable earphones, you will begin the real tour of Pompeii Ruins that will lead to the discovery of this ancient city.
Pompeii: going back in time is possible!
The city of Pompeii was probably founded by the Oscans, an Italic population, around the 8th century BC. Later it came under Greek, then Etruscan and Samnite influence: with the latter it became an important trading center and a thriving port. In the 3rd century the Romans annexed it to the empire and also made many urban changes. Indeed, thanks to them, the streets were organized into cardi and decumani and many public buildings and works of high engineering such as the city's aqueduct were built.
Excavations that began in the mid-eighteenth century unearthed not only the huge civil forum, i.e., the square, with temples and structures such as the Macellum (the marketplace) and the Basilica (the tribunal), but also dozens and dozens of private Domus, bath complexes, and ludic buildings that feature marvelous decorations in mosaics, stucco, or colorful frescoes. Visiting Pompeii can take up to several days, but there are some buildings that due to their uniqueness are among the favorite destinations of tourists and are considered unmissable!
At the end of the visit, which lasts approximately 2 hours, you will have some free time to spend at your leisure. You can choose to stay in the ruins or leave the archaeological site to go back to the new city to visit it.
At the appointed time, the group will meet again in the place indicated by our assistant to head again to Salerno, via highway. Once back in Salerno, at Molo Concordia, you can take a Travelmar fast ferry to return to your destination port.