Wine lovers will be delighted with this dining experience at Mount Vesuvius! Enjoy a guided walk through the vineyard on the slopes of Mount Vesuvius and experience a delicious wine-tasting and Italian lunch.
Your guide will meet you at your Naples cruise port where you will board your air-conditioned transportation for a picturesque ride to the slopes of Mount Vesuvius and your destination at the wine vineyard. Located in the Gulf of Naples, this volcano is perhaps best known for its explosive eruption in 79 AD, burying Pompeii and several other settlements in molten rock and ash. The eruption actually released 100,000 times the thermal energy that was released by the Hiroshima-Nagasaki bombings!
Following a 20-minute guided walk where you will experience the scents and flavors of the Campania Ars Vinearia, you will be seated for your special Mediterranean lunch. The typical meal includes a number of regional dishes that are truly a gastronomic experience! You may be served Piennolo Vesuvio - the beautiful small tomatoes of the Vesuvio area - in Donnangela extra virgin olive oil! Pasta Scarpariello is also a likely dish. Scarpariello means "Shoemaker's" style and consists of olive oil, garlic, and several other delicious herbs! Other delectable items include local salami, grilled vegetables, semi-spicy provolone cheese, fresh green olives, and a homemade dessert. Of course, you will receive a glass of wine with each course of your meal! If you wish to purchase additional glasses or even a bottle or two of wine, you are more than welcome to do so at your own expense. Indulge your taste buds and senses on this unique excursion plus learn a bit of history along the way. Please note that the specific vineyard visited depends on the day/crowds.
At the end of your amazing experience, your guide will return you to your Naples cruise port with your palate completely satisfied!
Enjoy this wine tasting on the slopes of Mount Vesuvius. Be amazed by the landscape and the fine wines that are produced in this area! Experience a traditional Italian lunch too.