Tour Pompeii for a life-changing experience

Posted by admin on November 15, 2012

The events of August 24th in 79 AD caught the inhabitants of the bustling port city of Pompeii by surprise. Vesuvius, a volcano that had long lain dormant, erupted after some signs of activity that the locals failed to heed.

Pliny the Younger wrote letters that described the terror of those in peril that day. In one he recounts, “You could hear the shrieks of women, the wailing of infants, and the shouting of men; some were calling their parents, others their children or their wives, trying to recognize them by their voices. People bewailed their own fate or that of their relatives, and there were some who prayed for death in their terror of dying. Many besought the aid of the gods, but still more imagined there were no gods left, and that the universe was plunged into eternal darkness for evermore.”

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The destruction of Pompeii by hot ash, pumice and gaseous surge is paradoxical. While catastrophic because few citizens were able to escape the volcanic eruption, the natural disaster also nearly perfectly preserved much of this ancient Roman city and lets visitors step back to life in ancient Roman times and witness the final moments of several residents of the city. 

Get the most out of your trip to Pompeii

Our day trip from Rome to Pompeii offers a licensed, expert guide to take you through the remains of Pompeii as well as to the beautiful cities of Positano and Amalfi on the spectacular Amalfi coast.

Your English-speaking guide will walk you to the main areas of Pompeii, which had been buried by ash for over a thousand years. What is fascinating is how excavations have revealed exactly how Romans lived at the time – their sanitation systems, decorating styles, businesses, and social practices. Avventure Bellissime guides are informative and interesting, captivating visitors with fascinating historical facts and stories as they unveil what life was like for typical and wealthy Romans (complete with their vices!) so long ago.

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Driver-guide expertise 

Your English-speaking guide will walk you to the main areas of Pompeii, which had been buried by ash for over a thousand years. What is fascinating is how excavations have revealed exactly how Romans lived at the time – their sanitation systems, decorating styles, businesses, and social practices. Avventure Bellissime guides are informative and interesting, captivating visitors with fascinating historical facts and stories as they unveil what life was like for typical and wealthy Romans (complete with their vices!) so long ago.

“[This] trip was one of the highlights of, and a perfect ending to, my two-week vacation in Italy. Seeing how well organised and executed this particular day trip was the only regret I have is that I didn’t come across your company earlier when making various tour reservations prior [for] my travels. Out of all the tours and trips I took during my stay in Rome yours was without a doubt the best,” raves M. Kivilahti, who enjoyed the day trip in May this year.

As is often the case, our guest enjoyed the personal touch offered by our exceptional staff members. She asked us to offer her sincere thanks and warmest regards to her driver-guide: “His expertise, both the way in which he admirably skillfully maneuvered the vehicle along the winding roads and the way in which he provided informative guidance along the way, was very much appreciated. I would also like to thank him for making it such a fun and memorable day.”

She says he tirelessly explained the historic sites on the tour, patiently answered everyone’s questions, and offered advice about what to see and where to buy souvenirs. She appreciated that her driver-guide was a, “great personality with a true passion for his work, and it showed.”

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A client from Orange Park, Florida recently reviewed this tour on TripAdvisor under the name PPhelps74, saying: “We booked a private day trip to Pompeii and Amalfi Coast for 4 of us and had such a wonderful time! Our driver, Massimo, was so good – it’s tough to maneuver on that narrow coastline road! We absolutely loved our tour guide, Arianna – she was so informative and made our day of driving and touring very enjoyable. She has quite the sense of humour!”

And proving that Avventure Bellissime guides are the best, PPhelps74 says: “Lastly, our guide at Pompeii, Antonio, was extremely knowledgeable and managed to show us all the important highlights of Pompeii in the short time we were there. He knew all the shady spots to have us stand in while he informed us of the particular spots in Pompeii! I highly recommend this company for this tour.”

If you want to see a bit of what you will experience on this 13-hour day trip from Rome, check out our short video here for some gorgeous film footage of the Amalfi coast and Pompeii.

Vesuvius changed Pompeii forever that fateful day in 79 AD. Visit it now for life-changing adventure and holiday moments you will never forget.

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