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Famous worldwide, the excavations of Pompeii is the only archaeological site in the world, along with that of Herculaneum, capable of returning visitors to a Roman town, In 79 AD, an era from which the Vesuviuserupted causing devastation to the surrounding area. Pompeii owes its exceptional state of preservation the way in which it was buried, Tonnes of ash & pumice had covered over 6 meters of Pompeii but preserving it the same time, The same pyroclastic materials, united around invested bodies, have kept the mark, allowing archaeologists to find short but atrocious fears.
Is the birth place of the poet Torquato Tasso and the main square was named after him where I will stop so you can have time to enjoy cafés and drink in the atmosphere around the maze of narrow streets and shop selling bottles of limoncello, the local liqueur. Decadent, grand hotels perch on the cliffs with splendid views over the sea on one side and lush gardens on the other. Take time out from the beaches and cafés to visit Palazzo Correale and its museum. The grand cathedral of Sorrento dates from the 14th century and has painting by artists from the Napolitain school, a marble archbishop’s throne and wooden choirstalls handcarved by Sorrentine craftsmen. Sorrento is also famous for the Gelato and Pizza.
The breathtaking beauty of Capri lives up to its legendary reputation. It is two sheer bluffs of rock joined in the middle by a lower, sloping saddle where the white buildings cluster and spill down towards a busy picturesque harbour the Marina Grande, a visit to the blue grotto(weather permitting) is without a doubt the most spectacular and famous attraction in Capri. From Marina Grande take a short trip by the famous funicular (cable car) to the centre of Capri, where you will find many designer shops and trendy bars & restaurants, Also worth a visit is the beautiful Augustus garden situated at a point sheer overlooking the sea for a gorgeous view of the Faraglioni Rock. Further north of the island is Anacapri, the second largest centre of the isle, where from here you can reach the highest peak of the island the Monte Solaro 589 meters high above the sea level by chairlift (in about 10 minutes). Here you will get a spectacular view of the Gulf of Naples, the other lower peaks, with the houses and villas scattered in the green countryside, the vineyards and olives grows on the coast modelled by the various headlands, the peninsula of Sorrento, the Vesuvius, Ischia and Procida the other islands of the bay of Naples.
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This is the 2nd time in 3 years that we visited Italy and Vittorio took us for Olive oil tasting and a cooking class with a family. We had such a fantastic time. We felt like we were part of the family and enjoyed the food, company and wine! Vittorio is a fabulous guide...so personable and fun! We plan on coming back again!!
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