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Posted by ToursItaly on April 21, 2016
There are so many great reasons to incorporate an Italian coastal getaway into your trip to Italy this spring or summer. The breath-taking beauty of Pompeii and the Amalfi Coast are just one attraction for travellers who enjoy exploring.
Walking through the ancient ruins of Pompeii and mighty Mount Vesuvius is truly an experience of stepping back through the centuries to how the ancients lived before the volcanic ash buried the port city that fateful August day in 79 A.D.
Recently Farah N. gave Avventure Bellissime five stars for our Exclusive Pompeii and the Amalfi Coast day tour, calling it “hands down the best tour I have done during my holiday.” She praised our amazing tour guide Max, who gave, “lots of information about the region, history, culture, etc.”
Our country is world-renowned for history, rich culture, architecture, and fine art, so it is probably no surprise that Italy boasts more spots on the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites than any other country. Pompeii is just one of more than 50 exceptional world heritage sites to explore during vacation experiences in Italy. Make sure you pack your walking shoes as well as your camera!
The years of steady tourism over the last century and lack of upkeep had limited what travelers to Pompeii could see (dropping steadily from 64 buildings in 1956 to 10 by 2010), but in recent years restoration work has opened more areas of Pompeii.
This month, National Geographic magazine reports that the ambitious efforts by hundreds of “experts and technicians” to restore this landmark city are turning it “into an archaeological showcase.” Not only are teams of specialists working on the project to preserve this window to life as it was 2,000 years ago, Italy’s cultural protection squad located pieces of stolen Pompeii frescoes in Switzerland.
Clearly the restoration of these uniquely preserved ruins is an exciting process to witness first-hand, an opportunity you will appreciate when you book Avventure Bellissime’s popular Pompeii tours.
Like pairing fine wine with a good meal, an Italy vacation to Pompeii is made more complete when combined with our highly-rated tour of the stunning Amalfi Coast.
As our recent client Farah N. writes in her review of Avventure Bellissime, it was after their visit to Pompeii they made their way to the Amalfi Coast and “the magic started. Unparallelled views of the bay and the sea accompanied with stories and details…[told by their guides]. It was like a dream, and so was Positano, our first stop.”
These inspiring cliffsides and ocean views have drawn many creative and talented people to this region of Italy. The Amalfi Coast has been a restorative getaway for countless movie stars, literary greats, and musical geniuses, from the silver screen’s Greta Garbo to writers like D.H. Lawrence and celebrated German composer Richard Wagner - and countless modern celebrities who spend their holidays in Italy.
Nestled all around the charming hillside towns, famous terraced lemon orchards abound. The carefully constructed stone walls that protect the charming citrus trees and keep the hills from eroding are themselves picturesque.
At one time families on the Amalfi would celebrate the birth of a daughter by planting an oak tree in her honor, intending to chop down the tree years later to provide her dowry. That tradition may not have survived, but making the tart and refreshing Limoncello liqueur from the Sorrento lemons continues and is one of the best-known regional culinary delights in Italy. As Farah N. writes in her review: “Trying the Limoncello is a must, it’s so fresh and tantalizing.”
The combination of stupendous views, warm welcomes, fascinating sites, and decadent food found promises to make the Exclusive Pompeii and the Amalfi Coast day tour a memorable Italian coastal getaway.
Enjoy rest and relaxation with vacation experiences on Italy’s Amalfi Coast: There are many adventures awaiting and they all start when youvisit Avventure Bellissime online now to build your Italy vacation packages.