Tivoli Tour of Villa d’Este & Hadrian’s Villa: From Rome by Car
Escape from the city and discover two unique palatial gardens, considered the finest of their kind in the world. Journey through time, as you see Ancient Roman Emperor Hadrian’s Villa and the Renaissance pleasure-palace, Villa d’Este .
Tivoli: A Day Trip from Rome to Villa D’Este and Hadrian’s Villa
Escape from Rome for a day and experience the wonders of two very different, but equally marvelous, palatial gardens in the heart of Lazio’s countryside. Both Hadrian’s Villa and Villa D’Este display the immense power of Rome, at two very different times.
Take a transformative journey from Ancient Rome to the High Renaissance – and learn about the private passions of the elite on the way.
You will be picked up from your hotel at 8:30 am, before you embark on this remarkable and memorable day trip from Rome.
Hadrian’s Villa from Rome
First, you’ll visit Emperor Hadrian’s remarkable villa, which he first used as a summer retreat, before making it his main residence in the last years of his rule. You’ll find a wealth of water features and classical statuary that inspired some of the greatest artists of all time – including Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci.
Hadrian’s Villa is resplendent in many dazzling architecture, including a rotating stage on water, where the Emperor would have enjoyed a relaxing summer’s evening watching the dramas. Other highlights include the Canopus – a recreation of an Egyptian pleasure resort, with a pumpkin-shape dome that was a recreation of the Temple of Serapeum in miniature.
Onwards to Villa D’Este where you’ll experience the dizzying, unbelievable wonder of the Villa’s palatial gardens for yourself. The gardens of the Villa boast some of the most spectacular fountains in Italy – if not the entire world.
Cardinal D’Este attempted to be Pope five times – and with each rejection, he poured his frustrations into some truly remarkable waterworks. The Gardens of Villa D’Este are positively resplendent in an excessive chorus of fountains; including the wall of one hundred fountains, where Gargoyles spurt out water at every angle.
Other highlights include the Fountain of Neptune, where waterfalls and gravity defying water jets, that reach the height of 14 meters, dance and swirl together, for dizzying effect. Cardinal D’Este even built his own Rome, which you can still see in the bottom of the garden – because if he wasn’t going to be the Pope in Rome, Rome would come to him!
A visit to Villa D’Este complements a tour of Hadrian’s Villa, as not only was the cardinal inspired by the principles of classical design he found there, but he also pilfered many of the classical statues to furnish his own home!
A day trip from Rome to Tivoli’s Villa D’Este and Hadrian’s Villa is the best way to experience the lifestyle of Roman power-players, at two of the most important times in the city’s history. In doing so, you’ll get to enjoy fantastic palatial gardens, architectural wonders and dizzying waterworks!
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Better than Pompeii, overlooked by tourists. Ancient Ostia is a gem. Visit the ancient port of Rome with a private guide.
Private Ostia Antica Tour: from Rome by Train
Benefit from the undivided attention of your private guide as you discover Ostia Antica: the Ancient Roman town that’s so perfectly preserved, it rivals Pompeii. Discover the fascinating history of this archaeological wonder, only half an hour away from Rome.
Ancient Roman Theater
Baths of Neptune
Necropolis and House of Diana
The Fish Shop and The Ancient Mill
Train and Admission Tickets to Ostia Antica included
Language: English, Spanish, Arabic, Russian, Italian
Check out our Small-Group Ostia Antica Tour from Rome by Train
Private Ostia Antica Tour
– from Rome by Train
Better Than Pompeii
Is Pompeii really the best archeological site where you can see, touch, smell and walk through an ancient Roman town? Is Pompeii the only place where you can experience first-hand how life was 2,000 years ago, and how ancient cities look like at the time of the Roman Empire, and earlier, at the time when Rome was an republic. If you are planning to spend some time in Rome than we recommend that you do not miss the chance to visit this stunning site, an overlooked gem located just 20 minutes outside the Italian capital, easily reachable by train or car, a setting that makes it perfect for a day trip from Rome. Ostia Antica is indeed one of the best preserved archaeological sites in Italy. Nowhere else in the environs of Rome will the visitor gain so full and immediate an idea of the essence and history of an ancient Roman town as when you walk through the cobbled-stoned streets of the city of Ostia. This was Rome’s military outpost and domestic landing for cargo boats. In the course of centuries the coastline has shifted several miles westwards, but in ancient times Ostia lay directly at the mouth (ostium) of the Tiber. Thus Ostia literally means, in Latin, “at the mouth of the river”. The city soon became a fundamental city port providing Rome with all that the growing empire needed. Clothing, food, spices, and goods of all sorts and origin arrived in Ostia and from here they were then transferred to Rome on the river Tiber. The size and beauty of the city overwhelm and surprise even the most well-traveled visitors, because this is indeed a special place. Public and private structures, although maybe not as wealthy as those in Pompeii are still in place and in good, when not perfect, conditions. Mosaics and marble slabs decorate the building and the main city center piazza called the Capitolium still conveys the greatness and importance of the place. Bakeries and taverns, private homes, fountains, wells, statues, mosaics and a magnificent theater are just some of the things that the visitors can admire while walking through the ruins of Ancient Ostia.
King Ancus Martius—so goes the legend—founded the town in the seventh century BC, on the very spot were Aeneas had landed, the hero arrived from Troy after its destruction and the legendary founder of Rome. However, archeologists and scholars have found evidence of the existence of this town only starting from the fourth century BC. A fortress was certainly here by then. This military settlement formed the very core of a village that rapidly grew into a busy port as Rome’s sea trade increased in scale and it became a major naval power. Imports arrived here from every corner of the Empire and from all the new provinces conquered by the Roman legions, near and far. Here they were stored safely and then transported to the Capital by the so-called Via Ostiensis, still existing, or by river. During the civil war in the first centuryBC the city was destroyed and then rebuilt and enclosed in a great wall, soon later the emperors started to expand the port and to build new harbors. By the end of the second century AD Ostia had become a densely populated city of more than 50,000 inhabitants—indeed a huge number for an ancient town (although still nothing compared to Rome which had more than one million inhabitants. The Colosseum itself could actually host, some say, up to 80,000 people! Still all sorts of people lived in Ostia, soldiers and shopkeepers, traders and seamen. The many streets, squares, baths, temples, and other public buildings, including the Capitolium and one of the best preserved ancient amphitheater in the world, together with a great number of fine private houses, bear witness of the importance of the city. Mosaics, frescoes, statues and bas-relieves are still visible, although the most precious finds have been taken to the nearby museums that you still can visit on our tour of Ostia. Only during the third century the city slowly started losing its importance and it was completely abandoned in the eighth century with the arrival of the Barbarians and after an epidemic of malaria. Ostia was just a ghost town up until the 19th century when the first archeological excavations had started freeing the ancient ruins from dirt and grass. One of the most sensational finds of recent years was certainly the discovery of an early Christian basilica near the city wall — a church probably initiated by Emperor Constantine.
Fixed price includes all Entrance Fees.
**Ostia Antica is an ancient sites and not wheelchair friendly. We encourage those with walking disabilities to book a private tour, in order to allow the guide to adapt the pace to their specific needs. Please don’t forget to wear comfortable shoes!
Meeting Time: From Tuesday to Sunday – at 8:40 am or 1:30 pm
Meeting Location: Central Location in Rome (Full Details provided after booking)
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Pacentro: Abruzzo Tour of Italy’s Most Beautiful Village
Choose this Abruzzo tour and discover a hidden Italian gem: Italy’s most beautiful village, sitting atop a mountain, inside lush green forest.
Zip-line above Abruzzo National Park
Medieval Pacentro: Italy’s Most Beautiful Village
Traditional Italian Aperitivo with cheese & salami tasting
Caldora Castle and the ancient house of Marlurita
Lunch at Caldora, Hollywood favorite
Typology: Private Tour
Hotel pick-up and return with private car
English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, and more
Pacentro: Abruzzo Tour
of Italy’s Most Beautiful Village
Discover Italy’s Most Beautiful Village, on This Abruzzo Tour
Leave Rome behind and head to Italy’s most beautiful village: Pacentro. Pacentro looks unreal; like a film-set. This beautiful town sits atop a mountainside, surrounded by dense forests. Discover the beauty of the Italian countryside as you escape from the city for the day, on this Abruzzo tour.
Pacentro was recently awarded the title as one of Italy’s ‘borgi più belli’ and you’ll experience this astonishing undiscovered town’s beauty for yourself.
Choose this Abruzzo tour to get under the skin of traditional Italian life, in this undiscovered destination, nestled on a mountaintop.
Enjoy an action-packed day out, while you discover Bella Italia’s rich culture, amidst natural beauty. Tuck into some of the finest traditional Italian cuisine amidst a beautiful backdrop and even get some adrenaline going on a zipline!
Itinerary of Your Abruzzo Tour
Your Abruzzo tour begins at your hotel in Rome, where you’ll be whisked away across the gorgeous mountain pass toward Pacentro. As you approach, you’ll see the beautiful town for the first time; beautiful stone towers reaching toward the sky, surrounded by lush, green forest.
A Morning Taster of Abruzzian Dishes
Once you arrive in Pacentro, you’ll meet your expert guide, and then the fun begins! First, you’ll head to Alla Casa Vecchia and indulge in a a special taster of cheese and salami, made with traditional methods. Historically, Pacentro’s population was 75% agricultural workers, and traditional techniques have been passed down and survive to this day.
A Tour of Mediaeval Pacentro
Once you’re fortified by traditional meats and cheese, you’ll be ready to enjoy a tour of mediaeval Pacentro. Discover the surprising and dramatic history of little Pacentro, as you absorb the vibrant atmosphere of the charming town, today.
Walk through the historic town center, entering Renaissance churches, passing beautiful squares and through winding streets, taking a swift coffee on your way.
You’ll discover the remarkable history of Pacentro – a town that was once of utmost importance to Italian nobility, due to its important place on a trading route.
You’ll continue to Casa Museo di Marlurita, a perfectly preserved, historic Abruzzian house. Once, a peasant woman called Marlurita lived here, and when she died, the decision was made to preserve the house at it was. Now, many generations into the future, people have an opportunity to see the simplicity of life at it was here, then.
Then, you’ll guide will lead you back through the mediaeval borgo toward Caldora Castle. Here, you’ll learn the history of this Castle – which dates back to 954 AD; making it more than a millennium old. Admire both its striking towers, which reach in cold white stone toward a bright blue sky.
Divine Lunch at a Celebrated Restaurant
Then, lunch time! Indulge at Caldora, a trattoria beloved by locals and celebrities alike – George Clooney’s The American was filmed here.
Not only was The American filmed here, but George Clooney dined here everyday while filming was commencing. Now, you can enjoy delicious regional specialties – beloved by Hollywood glitterati – on your visit to Caldora.
Soar Above Abruzzo National Park
Once lunch is over, you’ll head above beautiful Pacentro toward the town’s zipline, which you’ll enjoy as part of this unique Abruzzo tour. From there, you’ll enjoy a fantastic view of the town and the Abruzzo National Park.
But a good view isn’t the half of it – you’ll be speeding over the beautiful landscape below very soon! Admire all the beauty of golden, mediaeval Pacentro and the lush, forested Abruzzo national park. Feel the giddiness flow through you as you enjoy viewing Pacentro and the Abruzzo national park.
An Aperitivo As Goodbye
After an action-packed day in beautiful Pacentro, the day will end as it began – with you indulging in delicious Abruzzian specialties. Set up at a bar in the lively – and epic – Piazza del Popolo, where you’ll tuck into some local snacks and enjoy a drink. If you want, you can use your time to buy products typical of the region, before you’re whisked away, back to Rome.
Why Choose this Pacentro: Abruzzo Tour?
Choose this Pacentro: Abruzzo Tour, and discover one of the most beautiful towns in all of Italy. Find out what life is like in a typical Italian village, preserved in time and so beautiful it almost seems unreal – like a filmset.
Enjoy sampling the best of local Abruzzian produce in the incomparable atmosphere of the mediaeval town, atop Abruzzo National Park. Discover the history of this mediaeval town as you experience its remarkably unchanged character.
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Discover traditional Italian life at the top of green mountains & prepare fresh pasta at a cooking class in Italy on this most unique of Abruzzo tours.
Medieval Town of Pacentro, Italy’s Most Beautiful Village
Zip-line above Abruzzo National Park
Learn to make Spaghetti Alla Chitarra – then indulge!
Italian cheese & salami tasting and aperitivo in piazza
Preserved Abruzzian house and Caldora medieval castle
Tour Length: 12 hrs
Hotel pick-up and return with private car
Typology: Private Tour
English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, and more
A Taste of Abruzzo:
Tour & Cooking Class in Italy
Discover Traditional Italy & Prepare Perfect Pasta
On this A Taste of Abruzzo: Tour & Cooking Class in Italy, you’ll discover the astonishing beauty of Pacentro, a village in the mountains, surrounded by a forested national park. You’ll leave Rome behind to explore one of Italy’s most beautiful undiscovered destinations: Pacentro.
Mediaeval Pacentro is so beautiful it seems unreal – like a scene from a movie. Pacentro’s white stone houses blossom above the forested landscape, in a skyline punctuated by castle turrets and towers.
You’ll enjoy a full tour of this beautiful town in the Italian countryside and prepare perfect food at this cooking class in Italy. Learn how to prepare traditional Abruzzian Pasta Alla Chiattara and see another side of life in Bella Italia.
Itinerary of A Taste of Abruzzo: Tour & Cooking Class in Italy
You’ll be collected from your hotel in Rome, before you’ll be driven cross-country – in a private car with AC – across Italy’s beautiful mountainous landscape, toward Pacentro.
As you come upon the town, you’ll see the beautiful town for the first time – a jaunty skyline of white and gold, emerging above rich, forested countryside.
Arrive in Pacentro & Indulge
Upon arrival in Pacentro, you’ll meet your guide – a local expert with a passion for Abruzzian history and cuisine. They’ll guide you to the first stop on this Abruzzo tour: foodie’s paradise, Alla Casa Vecchia.
Here, you’ll tuck into cheese and salami, prepared via traditional methods. Once, 75% of Pacentro’s population worked in the agricultural industry. Artisanal techniques to prepare the traditional foods of the region were handed down from generation to generation. On this most special of Abruzzo tours, you’ll eat delicious meat and cheese prepared in the same way it has been for hundreds of years.
Discover Mediaeval Pacentro’s Beauty
After indulging in your first taste of traditional Abruzzian cuisine, you’ll get to experience the beautiful mediaeval town of Pacentro. Pacentro may look charming, but its serene exterior belies a dramatic history.
This little town was once of the utmost importance to Italy’s warring nobility, due to its prime position on a trading route. You’ll discover its hidden history, as you walk through the beautiful town.
You’ll visit all the main highlights in the historic center, including two Renaissance churches, adorned in beautiful frescoes. Enjoy the ambiance in the town center’s square, Piazza del Popolo, where locals gather to exchange gossips and tales.
Continue to a house lost in time: Casa Museo di Marlurita. When a peasant woman called Marlurita died her home was preserved, because of how accurately it represented a way of life which was rapidly receding. Now, you have the chance to discover how life was in a different era – and the simplicity of peasant life, here.
Next, you’ll accompany your guide on a journey back through Pacentro’s mediaeval city toward the Castle. Castello Caldora castle is over a millenia old; the first brick was laid on this site in 954 AD. Take the time to note both of its astonishing towers, reaching toward the sky in cold white stone.
Make Perfect Pasta at This Cooking Class in Italy
Next, time to indulge – but not before you’ve learnt how to prepare perfect pasta! At this cooking class in Ital you’ll learn how to make Pasta Alla Chittara – a regional specialty, prepared via traditional methods.
Pasta Alla Chiattara isn’t only a pleasure to eat (although, as a very fat noodle, it is that) – it’s also a pleasure to make. This divine dish is called ‘alla chitarra’ because of the instrument used to make it, a ‘chitarra’, which is, a guitar!
Roll the pasta out and then cut it on the strings of the guitar. Then, prepare the pasta and serve it with a typical Abruzzian sauce, depending on the season. Enjoy tucking into lamb, tomatoes, or meatballs, depending on the time of year and what product is fresh, at this cooking class in Italy.
Soar Above Pacentro
After lunch, another adventure awaits – you’ll go airborne on an exhilarating ride on the town’s zipline. Beautiful views of Majella National Park await, as does the chance to soar above the gorgeous village of Pacentro.
Before you embark, you’ll enjoy an astonishing view of gorgeous Pacentro – before the real fun begins! Soon, you’ll speed above the earth on a giddy ride on the zipline. While you go, you’ll enjoy an amazing view of the forested Abruzzo national park.
A Final Taste of Abruzzo
Before you go, you’ll have one final opportunity to indulge in traditional Abruzzian cuisine. Take a seat at the table in a bar of the lively Piazza del Popolo, as locals do every day at this time of night, and tuck into a traditional Italian aperitivo.
Enjoy a drink in the incomparable atmosphere of this beautiful town square. Take the time to purchase crafts typical of Abruzzo and enjoy the soothing atmosphere, before you hop back in the car to arrive at your hotel in Rome.
Why Choose A Taste of Abruzzo: Tour & Cooking Class in Italy?
On this leader among Abruzzo tours, you’ll discover exactly what makes the charming mediaeval village of Pacentro so special. Not only will you indulge in divine food – typical of the region of Abruzzo – you’ll also prepare it in your cooking class in Italy.
Discover the surprising history of this gorgeous mediaeval settlement, surrounded by the lush wildness of Majella National Park. See all of its treasures – and taste all of its delights – on this day trip from Rome that you’ll always remember.
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A Day Trip from Rome to Orvieto and Civita di Bagnoregio
Get away from the city for the day and take a journey into the heart of Umbria, the region of forests and mountains. Across winding roads, lined with trees and mountains, two remarkable mediaeval towns spring out of the stunning landscape: Orvieto and Civita di Bagnoregio.
The city of Orvieto and the tiny, stamp-sized settlement of Civita di Bagnoregio, are remarkable examples of the stupendous beauty of Italy, in the most unlikely places.
You will be picked up from your hotel at 8:30 am, before you embark on this remarkable and memorable day trip from Rome.
Merely driving past Orvieto is a delight – this remarkable sand-colored mediaeval city stretches atop a tuff cliff, above rolling green hillside. However, on this day trip, you won’t only enjoy the view of this little gem from a distance – you’ll get to explore the town yourself!
This remarkable little city has a wealth of history; St. Thomas Aquinas lived here for many years and lectured in the town. In the 13th century, five Popes made Orvieto their residence. You can still find the perfectly-preserved Papal palace next to the cathedral.
On this day trip, you’ll get to see the highlights of this beautiful mediaeval city, as well as enjoying the delightful experience of being in the town yourself. All of Orvieto’s winding, cobbled lanes are lined with old-fashioned glass lanterns, and you’ll head through them toward Oriveto’s Duomo. The Duomo is one of the best examples of a cathedral in the Italian gothic style in Italy. The façade is decorated in tremendous glittering mosaics that sparkle in iridescent gold.
If you so choose, you will be able to visit Orvieto’s St. Patrick’s Well. The well delights and puzzles visitors with its depth – open entering, it seems like the rings of arches and columns will descend into the earth forever. Orvieto’s St. Patrick’s Well has long been recognized as an amazing example of architecture – some say it inspired the genius Bramante’s work for the Vatican.
After taking a lunch stop, at a restaurant recommended by our expert guide, continue onwards to Civita di Bagnoregio.
Civita di Bagnoregio
What’s not to love about a town that’s over 2,500 years old, full of tottering mediaeval town houses, balanced precariously on top of a tuff cluff, above the amazing scenic landscape of Umbria?
There’s everything to love about Civita di Bagnoregio, this carless, perfectly picturesque, mediaeval village, with a population of only 100 – maximum; in Winter, the population is 7. For over 2,500 years this town has remarkably preserved its unique identity, partly because of its isolated position.
A great joy of Civita di Bagnoregio is making your way to the town, on foot across a narrow bridge. In some form or another, this bridge has been the only thing connecting the town with the outside for 1000s of years. Walk across the narrow bridge above the rolling green plains of Umbria.
When you’re inside the town, you’ll get to explore its magnificent charms. The whole thing is no bigger than a postage stamp, but inside the matrix of winding streets, lined with mediaeval brick houses, Civita di Bagnoregio has a magical, beautiful feeling about it, as though the town exists detached from time.
Join this day trip from Rome to Orvieto and Civita di Bagnoregio to experience the stupendous beauty and cultural wealth of magnificent Umbria. See two tiny settlements that are wholly different to Rome – but totally Italian – in a truly stunning landscape.
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If you are fascinated by the history of Ancient Rome, and the dramatic tragedy of Vesuvius’ eruption in AD79, no tour will satisfy your craving quite like our Private Day Trip from Rome to Pompeii & Herculaneum.
Our expert, local tour guide will bring these unsurpassable Roman ruins to life on this trip from Rome to Pompeii and Herculaneum. First, see the magnificent remains of the bustling port town, on one of our Pompeii tours. Walk through the town’s main streets and witness the day to day life of the city come alive, at the word of our expert guide.
After lunch, continue to Herculaneum, another incredibly well-preserved Roman town. Smaller than Pompeii, Herculaneum was once a residence of the Roman glitterati, seeking a seaside retreat. The wealth of history and culture in Herculaneum gives an insight into the lives of the Roman elite like nowhere else.
Highlights of our private tour of Pompeii & Herculaneum:
A tour of Pompeii, with all the town’s highlights
Main street, with fast food stores and other business sites
A Roman villa
The Roman Forum
The Brothel of Pompeii
Preserved plaster casts, of the citizens of Pompeii who died in AD 79
A tour of Herculaneum
Pick-up and drop-off at your hotel in Rome
A comfortable, private car, with driver and AC
Boundless knowledge from our expert, local guide
Your car will pick you up at your hotel at X, for a day-trip that lasts roughly X hours.
A Tour of Pompeii to Treasure
As you walk through the ruins of Pompeii, our expert guide will resurrect this ghost town before your very eyes.
Learn more about the secret desires and private tragedies of the residents of Pompeii. See where they ate, bathed, slept and sinned, before life was cruelly eradicated by Vesuvius’ horrific eruption.
Visit Herculaneum, The Seaside Resort Lost in Time
Pompeii was first discovered in the 16th century, and over the years that followed, thieves would enter the town to make away with valuables, like marble and sculpture. Herculaneum, buried under a thicker layer of volcanic rock, was spared from this disgrace.
Today, the wealth of this once bustling seaside resort is immediately evident. The town is resplendent with remarkable mosaics, in expensive marble and black lava rock – a decoration that terribly foreshadows the horrible fate of Herculaneum’s citizen.
Walk through Herculaneum to see the treasures left behind; remnants of fast food places, laundrettes, bath houses, hotels, swimming pools and the villas of the wealthy. See the skeletons of those who tragically died there, huddled together under arches in their final hours.
Join Us on This Private Tour of Pompeii and Herculaneum
This private tour of Pompeii and Herculaneum will awaken your passion for Ancient Roman history, as you get inside the normal lives of these two, now remarkable, but once, typical Roman towns. Hear about the horrors of Vesuvius’ tragic eruption and see the skeletal remains of those who lost their lives on that fateful tour.
No other tour will make the scale of the eruption of AD79 more immediately present than this remarkable tour, spearheaded by a local expert.
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Check out the private version of this tour. The itinerary is the same. Only, you have a private guide.
Pompeii and Amalfi
— Private Tour from Rome by Car
Go on a day trip from Rome and take a private tour of Pompeii & the Highlights of the Amalfi Coast. Travel through time from the best-preserved Ancient Roman town in the world, to the most beautiful towns in modern Italy: Positano and Sorrento.
We will pick you up from your hotel in Rome at X and this full-day trip will last approximately X hours.
Experience history and culture first-hand on one of our Amalfi Coast and Pompeii private tours, to see these magnificent UNESCO World Heritage sites in comfort and leisure.
A Private Tour of Pompeii to Remember
The market town of Pompeii is regarded as the best-preserved Roman ruins in the world, and at the size of a whopping 66 Colosseums, it’s easy to miss the sights if you take a tour without an experienced guide.
Our local guide has a background in Roman history, and he will breathe life into this ghost town so its treasures appear before your eyes.
Get inside the daily life of this bustling port town on this Pompeii tour, to learn about the triumphs and tragedies of the town before all changed with the horrific eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79.
Experience Roman culture at the height of its achievements on this day trip from Rome to Pompeii and Amalfi Coast. In Pompeii, see the theatres where rich and poor alike went to watch the tragedies, comedies, and poets. Visit a Roman villa and see the frescoes on the walls inside, that have survived the test of time and dazzle in sparkling color, even today. Note the delicate mosaics of marble and lava rock on the floor – a cruel irony, as these tiles, used to decorate the homes of Pompeii, hid the secret of Mount Vesuvius’ destructive power in plain sight.
Our private tour of Pompeii will take you down the main streets and bring the largest Roman port in Campania to life. Our guide will point out ancient graffiti, crudely drawn in support of political parties or gossip about local women. Almost smell the bread that wafts from the bakeries, as slaves run to collect the morning bread for their masters.
Picture toga-clad men stopping for their lunch on a break from the law courts, to take a glass of wine, cheese, bread and meat from one of the many fast-food shops that still fill the town. Experience the height of their cultural life in the forum, where temples to the Gods line the main square, and learn about their sinful side in the local brothel. If you are travelling with children and want to miss a visit to the brothel, we will happily accommodate you – just contact us!
We can thank Vesuvius’ eruption of AD79 for Pompeii, the most perfect and best-preserved Roman town in the world. However, for the citizens of Pompeii and Herculaneum, the eruption was nothing but a cruel tragedy. Life would have gone on as normal on that bright October day, until one o’clock in the afternoon, when Vesuvius’ crater spewed forth molten lava and hot ash. The people of Pompeii died where they lay, and are now perfectly preserved in plaster, so we can pay witness to the fear and vulnerability of their final moments.
See the Highlights of the Amalfi Coast on A Day Trip from Rome
Our expert tour guide will take you on a walking tour through the town of Positano. Work your way down winding cobbled streets toward the beach – one of only three of its kind on the Amalfi Coast. Enjoy the delightful smell of lemons in the air. Those from the Amalfi coast are very proud of their lemons and particularly their limoncello – you cannot visit Positano without trying this delightful beverage!
Learn about the strange mythology and exhilarating history of this excessively beautiful town, which has entranced almost all its visitors, including Ernest Hemingway and Sophia Loren. Pink, orange and white houses are stacked on top of each other, balanced on the steep cliff-face leaning toward the sea.
Finally, take the magnificent drive down the Amalfi Coast road to Sorrento. From there, you will stop at a Panoramic Viewing platform to see the town, with its orange houses and cobbled streets, stacked above the azure sea.
Join our day trip from Rome to Pompeii and Amalfi Coast
… And see the region of Campania in all its glory. Relax in a comfortable car, with private driver and AC. Our erudite guide will enlighten you with the magnificent history of this unique region. Enjoy historical wonders, natural ones, great food and great views on this memorable private tour.
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Private Tour of Pompeii: Day Trip from Rome (by Train)
Embark on a train at Roma Termini station (we’ll purchase the tickets and provide you with a detailed itinerary after booking) and speed across the country, before you meet your local guide in Naples and travel together to Pompeii.
Pompeii’s best preserved streets, houses and shops
Forum, baths and grand villas
The Roman Theatre and the Basilica
The Brothel of Pompeii
Skip-the-Line Admission Tickets included
Train Tickets from Rome to Pompeii included
Language: English, French, German, Arabic, Spanish and more
Tour Length: 10 hrs
Typology: Private Guided Tour
Visit Pompeii on An Exclusive Private Tour
Private Tour of Pompeii: Trip from Rome by Car – See Page
Our driver will pick you up at your hotel, in a comfortable car with AC, for an experience of a lifetime. Make your Roman holiday an Italian adventure with this truly remarkable private tour of Pompeii.
Private Tour of Pompeii – no transfer
If you are already in Pompeii or Naples and you need no help with a transfer, this is the tour option for you. Meet your expert guide at the gates of Pompeii and embark on a tour that’ll bring this ancient Roman port town to life. Learn about the real life of Pompeii’s citizens – at the height of the Roman Empire’s power – before life was cruelly thwarted by the devastating eruption of Mount Vesuvius.
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