Pompeii and the Amalfi Coast are two very popular tourist destinations in southern Italy for many reasons. Pompeii is a unique archaeological site in the world, famous for its tragic history and its exceptional state of conservation. The Roman city was buried under a blanket of ash during the eruption of Vesuvius in AD 79 and still retains many of the original buildings, streets and decorations. The Amalfi Coast, on the other hand, is rich in cultural and historical heritage, with ancient coastal towns and Baroque churches. The Amalfi Coast is famous for its breathtaking landscapes, with beaches, sheer cliffs and so on. Overall there are many places to visit both in Pompeii and on the Amalfi Coast. Here are some of the more popular spots.
As far as Pompeii is concerned, the archaeological site is a unique tourist attraction in the world. You can see the ruins of the ancient city, including houses, temples, baths and the famous Amphitheater. For Pompeii, there are guided tours that include transportation from Naples or other nearby cities, admission to the archaeological site, and a tour guide who explains the history of the ancient city and shows the highlights of the ruins. There are also specialized Pompeii Tour that focus on particular aspects of ancient Pompeii, such as the frescoes or fountains.
As far as the Amalfi Coast is concerned, there are many towns worthy of note. For example, there is Sorrento, a picturesque coastal city that offers splendid views of the Gulf of Naples and Mount Vesuvius. It is famous for its lemons, handicrafts and Baroque architecture. And again we have Positano, which is a very picturesque and photographed coastal town, with its pastel-colored buildings overlooking the beach. It is famous for its fashion boutiques and Mediterranean architecture. Obviously not least Amalfi, a coastal town with a beautiful cathedral and a charming historic center. You can also see the Gardens of Paradise, with exotic plants and palm trees. Dulcis in fundo Ravello, a hill town on the Amalfi Coast, famous for its historic villas and its music festival. Also for the Amalfi Coast, there are guided tours which include visits to Positano, Amalfi, Ravello and other coastal towns, and which may include transport by bus or boat along the coast. There are also specialized tours for food enthusiasts, with visits to limoncello or olive oil producers, and tours that focus on the region’s history and architecture.