Wine and wisdom are yours on this incredible adventure that combines yesteryear with modern-day technology! Enjoy a full day of exploration and fun at Pompeii and a world-class vineyard for wine tasting.
Hop into your air-conditioned transportation right at your Naples cruise port with your guide on a scenic 40-minute drive to the ancient city of Pompeii! This remarkable city was buried in molten rock, lava, and ash in 79 AD during the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. For over 2,000 years, the buildings, artifacts, and bodies were remarkably preserved under about 20 feet of ash. Because of the absence of moisture and oxygen, the vast majority was well preserved and is there for you to explore today on this guided 2-hour experience. And, time permitting, you will be able to visit the cameo and coral factory to learn about how the products are manufactured! Note that the entrance to the ruins is not included.
The next stop on your adventure is wine country. In the shadow of Mount Vesuvius, you will take a leisurely stroll through the vineyard. At the vineyard, the grapes are still harvested manually and placed carefully into vented crates. Aging takes place by employing the ancient wisdom of the winemaking process. When the time is right, modern-day technology is used to produce spectacular wines! You will be treated to a delicious lunch with each course being accompanied by a glass of wine - Falanghina, Lacryma, Christi, and Aglianico as examples! Your meal will be a traditional Italian countryside meal including homemade bread, Piennolo Vesuvio tomatoes in olive oil, pasta with Scarpariello ("Shoemaker's" style olive oil with garlic and herbs), local salami, grilled vegetables, semi-spicy provolone, fresh green olives, and a homemade dessert! Is your mouth watering yet? Of course, if you would like to purchase additional glasses of wine during your meal, or even a couple of bottles to go, you are certainly welcome to do so at your own expense. The vineyard you will visit may vary depending on the crowds that day.
After you can eat no more and your palate is thoroughly delighted, sit back and relax as your guide returns you to your Naples cruise port!
Get inspired by Pompeii and its history. Then enjoy the amazing landscape at a vineyard on the slopes of Mount Vesuvius and taste some delicious wines and food. A great combo excursion!