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 is available every Wednesdy and Saturday with the following timetable:
- 10.30: departure from Salerno
- 11.30: arrival to Pompeii - walking tour in the modern Pompeii, welcome drink and toilet break
- 12.30: entrance to Pompeii ruins
- 14.30: end of the guided tour
- 16.00: meeting at meeting point
- 16.30: max departure to Salerno
- 17.30: arrival to Salerno
- 18.00: ferry departure
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 continue to Porta Anfiteatro and begin the real tour of Pompeii Ruins that will lead to the discovery of this ancient city.
In the Pompeii Ruins
In the Pompeii Ruins, Unesco World Heritage Site since 1997, the guided tour will continue to discover the civil Forum, political, economic, and religious center of the ancient city, and the Amphitheater, the place dedicated to the performances of gladiators, very popular among the Romans of the first century D.C.
Walking then on these paved streets you can notice the signs of the wooden wheels of the carts, symptoms of a vital and rich town at the time the tragic destruction occurred by the eruption of Vesuvius. You will then move to Via dell'abbondanza (litt. Abundance road), the commercial center of ancient Latin Pompeii, overlooked by "shops" and "taberne" (shops for commercial activities with or without warehouse) and "termopolia" (similar to modern hot tables).
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.