The Amalfi Coast is truly a gem of Italy. Sitting on the southern side of the Sorrentine Peninsula, this location brings you from the cliffs on the Bay of
Naples to the tiny alleys of Sorrento, and offers stunning mountain and ocean views.
Amalfi Coast vacations from Travel2Italy let you see it all. There are endless towns and villages situated along the deep blue of the water, and numerous harbors and beach resorts for the perfect nautical adventures.
While the region may seem modern and bustling on the surface, a stroll through the mazes of allies and countless side streets will give a glimpse into the past. Medieval landmarks such as the Duomo di Sant'Andrea still stand, and provide a link to the rich history of the region and country.
Our Amalfi Coast vacation packages include private tours to the sites of Pompeii and Herculaneum. Both towns were destroyed in the wake of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD, and were only rediscovered in the 18th century. Today, you can get a sense of the devastation wrought there by viewing the eerie human likenesses and amazingly preserved artifacts.
Consider an Amalfi Coast honeymoon for a quainter alternative to the metropolitan center of Rome. Here you can take in the beauty of the seaside, while breathing the sweet air scented with lemon and orange trees. For a romantic aquatic experience, visit the island of Capri, and enjoy its cliffs, coves, grottos and swimming.
There's nothing like the Amalfi Coast for an Italian experience of beauty, culture and glamorous adventure. Call Travel2Italy today for more details!
> Private Tour to Pompeii
On a fateful summer's day in 79AD, Mt Vesuvius erupted, spewing volcanic ash over the village of Pompeii. Unaware of the imminent danger, most people continued on with their daily lives and as a result the entire town and around 20,000 of its inhabitants were buried under tons of ash and pumice.
Almost 2,000 years later, you have the opportunity to explore the preserved ruins of this famous disaster. Your guide will show you fascinating places such as The Forum, Thermal Baths, Lupanare and Vetti's House with its beautiful frescos.
> Private Tour to Herculaneum
Herculaneum was an ancient Roman town destroyed along with Pompei in 79 AD, and rediscovered in 1709.
It was a residential town without Pompei's commercial importance, surrounded by the villas of the wealthy Romans. When the catastrophe of 79 AD occurred Herculaneum was submerged under a torrent of mud and lava that hardened into a soft tufa (a kind of course rock) that preserved many of the timber features and household objects which can be seen today. A large portion of the old Herculaneum is still buried under the modern town and even today excavations are going on to discover what treasures lie buried under the rock, to the extent that some families are being re-housed so work can continue.