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Persico Car Service Excursions

DT 03 - Pompeii & Vesuvius

Drive along the Sorrento Coast to Pompeii. Visit of the excavation of this ancient commercial city, unique in the world. Nowhere else are we able to see so vividly how the ancient civilizations lived. You can see aspects of life 2000 years ago, preserved by the volcanic ash that was thrown from Vesuvius in the great eruption of 79 A.D. Pompei was only rediscovered in the 18th century. In the last few years every possible effort has been concentrated on restoration and excavation, continually bringing light to new and sensational bringing light to a new and sensational discoveries.

Following the visit at the archaeological site, we take a spectacular Drive through green orchards and lava flows up to 3.000 feet on Mount Vesuvius. A path continues to the edge of the crater where a guide takes you around, pointing out the “fumaroles” which reveal that the volcano is still active.

It is the only active Volcano on the main land of Europe. This impressive Volcano dominates the Bay of Naples until the eruption of 79 AD which destroyed the towns of Pompei, Herculaneum and Stabia, Vesuvius appeared extinct. Do not expect a bubbling pot full of lava although was in 1944 and now there is a thin stream of rising vapour. From the very top you can admire the splendid panoramic views. across the bay.

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