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Herculaneum & Sorrento from Amalfi by coach

Herculaneum & Sorrento from Amalfi by coach

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From 05-05-2017 - To 31-10-2017
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Adults
45 EURO
Children
2>11
31 EURO
Infant
FREE

EXCURSION PROGRAMME

Departure from the Hotel by GT Bus to Herculaneum, a residential town buried in ashes by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 a.D. Guided visit to the archaeological excavations. Herculaneum was destroyed along with Pompeii in 79 AD, and was rediscovered in 1709. Il was e residential town without Pompeii's commercial importance, surrounded by the villas of wealthy Romans.Wben the catastrophe of 79 AD occurred, Herculaneum was buried by a torrent of mud that hardened into a sof tufa (a kind of course rock) that preserved many of the wooden parts of houses and household objects which can b eseen today. A large portion of 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. After the visit departure to Sorrento. Free time for lunch. Visit of Sorrento town centre: in the lanes of the old city centre, still untouched in spite of the progress and mass tourism, have survived churches and ancient monasteries, keepers of valuable memories. Centuries old palaces and Durazzo portals evidence the splendour of the noble families of Sorrento. Via S. Cesareo, the lively "decumanus", is the beating heart of the town, with its many-colored shops, where tourists from every part of the world crowd. But the real architectonic jewel of the town is the fourteenth century Cloister of San Francesco, with crossed tuff arches of Arabian derivation, where the traditional concerts of the "Estate Musicale Sorrentina" take place. Departure to Amalfi driving along the untamed beauty of the Amalfi Coast, through the picturesque villages of Conca dei Marini, Furore and Praiano. Photo stop at the famous Belvedere in Positano. Return to the hotel in the afternoon


INCLUSIONS

  • Full Day GT bus
  • English speaking guide
  • Headphones inside ruins with live commentary.

EXCLUSIONS

  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch