Your Licensed English speaking driver will pick you up at your Hotel or Villa by a Mercedes air conditioned vehicle and he will welcome you introducing himself and the program of your Pompeii & Wine Tour. On the way he will give you a running commentary related to culture, history and traditions and of course he will stop on the way to give you time to take pictures at the best view points.
Since the dawn of August 24 of that year 79, Mount Vesuvius appeared a large cloud in the shape of pine. At ten o'clock in the morning the gas pressed detonated inside the solidified lava that blocked the volcano's crater, reducing it into countless fragments, lapilli, which were thrown out of Pompeii, along with a rain of ash so thick as to obscure the sun. Among the terrible earthquakes and fumes of poison gas the city ceased to exist, remaining buried for centuries under a blanket of over six meters of ash and lapilli. About two thousand victims, some poisoned by the gas during the escape, the other crushed in their own homes from the roofs collapsed under the weight of lapilli. Today Pompeii appears in almost all its extension and brings us back to the day when the fate stopped the course of its history, life seems to have stopped a while ago. The electoral inscriptions on the walls, the furnishings, the shops, everything seems still alive: the tragedy of Pompeii did not destroy the city, there has only stopped the time to return to the appearance it had at that day in 79 AD.
After your visit sit back in the vehicle and allow our knowledgeable chauffeurs to take you to the wineries Cantine del Vesuvio, tour focused on education, history. Visitors are welcomed by the attentive and efficient staff and can then enjoy the wonderful silence around them and store up memories for the future. Is a family farm, with a shared sense of dedication. The dishes are prepared with love and care, using local ingredients. They make the sauce with little tomatoes from the own garden and superb virgin olive oil. The durum wheat pasta comes from the historic “Pastificio Setaro”, while the bruschetta is made in our bread oven. Together with hams, salamis and cheeses, you have all you need for a delicious and healthy lunch with of course a taste of 6 different wine and grappa, and after be inebriated by the roman history and the wine, drive back to your location.