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Pompeii and Vesuvius Wine Tasting from Positano

Pompeii Tour with Vesuvius Wine Tasting from Positano
Duration
Duration 7 hours
Type
Tours and Sightseeing
Calendar
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Private day tour from Positano to experience Vesuvius area including Pompeii ruins and traditional food and local wine of Mount Vesuvius climb.

With your personal driver starting from your hotel or accommodation in Positano you reach the archaeological site of Pompeii where with your private guide and pre-booked skip-the-line tickets to avoid long queues you will discover this ancient Roman city.

The city of Pompeii was a very important city at the time of the Roman Empire, many noble Roman families had their villa in Pompeii where they could spend the summer periods and Pompeii was also an important commercial center for the Roman economy.

With your personal guide on a 2-hour tour you will have the opportunity to visit the most important highlights of ancient Pompeii that the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD. completely covered in volcanic ash.

The terrible eruption allows today to experience the visit of a real open-air museum as the volcanic ash has helped to keep Pompeii exactly as it was at the time of the eruption until the eighteenth century when excavation work began.

Walking along the ancient streets and visiting noble houses with precious frescoes you will appreciate the most interesting highlights and significant areas of Pompeii, now declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco.

the Forum which was the center of religious and economic life and where you will find the temples of Apollo, Venus and Jupiter;
the House of Faun, one of the largest and most impressive private residences in Pompeii, the name of the house derives from a beautiful bronze sculpture of a dancing faun found there, now the original statue is in the Archaeological Museum of Naples;
the Termopolium a well preserved sort of ancient fast food recently discovered, it was a refreshment place where foreigners arriving in Pompeii could eat and buy wine;
the House of Tragic Poet, an example of beautiful roman house famous for its well-finished mosaics floors and frescoes and for a mosaic of a guard dog, (Cave Canem) the entrance hall to the House.


Reach the slopes of Vesuvius with your driver where you will have the opportunity to experience the flavors of the area in a winery nestled on the slopes of Vesuvius, where you will taste their delicious Lacrima Christi wines.

Already famous in Roman times, Lacryma Christi Bianco, Rosso or Rosato is a blend of native vines grown on the slopes of Vesuvius on dark lava soils with good water retention capacity which then gradually release it.

In a panoramic winery on the slopes of Vesuvius with a breathtaking view of the Gulf of Naples you will experience a tour of the vineyards with a tasting of a selection of their wines paired with a tasty traditional lunch to complete your local experience before returning in Positano.



HIGHLIGHTS:
- Pick up and drop off at your hotel in Positano
- Professional guide for your tour of Pompeii archaeological site
- Pompeii skip-the-line tickets to avoid the crowds as much as possible
- Winery visit on the slopes of Vesuvius with wine tasting and lunch

 


DETAILS

 

Duration:
7 hours

Start Time Private Tour:  
Morning Tour
You can require whatever start time you like

Meeting Point:
At the lobby of your Hotel in Positano

Price will include:
- Private Mercedes car or minivan
- Professional English speaking driver
- Air-conditioned vehicle
- Admission tickets to Pompeii ruins
- Professional private guide in Pompeii archeological site
- Simple lunch with locals delicacies and wine tasting

Exclusions:
- Gratuities (optional)

Notes:
Comfortable shoes are suggested
More of 6 persons rates on request

 


F.A.Q.

  • What are the characteristics of volcanic wine?

Volcanic wine refers to wine produced from grapes grown in volcanic soil, which is soil that has been formed from the ash and lava deposits of past volcanic eruptions. The characteristics of volcanic wine can vary depending on several factors, including the specific type of volcanic soil, climate, grape variety, and winemaking techniques. However, there are some general characteristics often associated with wines grown in volcanic regions:

1. Minerality: Volcanic soils are rich in minerals such as potassium, magnesium, and iron, which can impart a distinct mineral character to the wine. This minerality is often described as flinty, smoky, or earthy, adding complexity to the wine's flavor profile.

2. Acidity: Volcanic soils tend to be well-drained, which can help to maintain good acidity levels in the grapes. Wines produced from grapes grown in volcanic regions often exhibit crisp acidity, which contributes to their freshness and balance.

3. Structure: The unique composition of volcanic soils can influence the structure of the wine, providing firm tannins and a solid backbone. This structural element can contribute to the aging potential of volcanic wines, allowing them to develop complexity and depth over time.

4. Aromatics: Volcanic soils are often associated with aromatic wines, with intense fruit aromas and floral notes. The combination of mineral-rich soil and favorable growing conditions can enhance the expression of the grape's natural aromas, resulting in wines with pronounced fragrance and complexity.

5. Distinctive Flavors: Wines from volcanic regions may exhibit distinctive flavors that reflect the terroir, including notes of black fruit, herbs, spices, and hints of volcanic ash or smoke. These unique flavor profiles can vary depending on the grape variety and the specific characteristics of the volcanic soil.

Overall, volcanic wines are celebrated for their unique character, depth, and complexity, reflecting the influence of their terroir on the final product. They often command attention in the world of wine for their intriguing flavor profiles and sense of place.


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But you'll also have the opportunity to submit any specific customization preferences, from tweaking the itinerary to adding unique experiences and we would be delighted to assist you in planning your ideal vacation to make your journey unique and unforgettable.

 



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