Pompeii Holidays & Tours
Join us on a holiday to Pompeii
While Pompeii is most widely known for the near-perfectly preserved ruins of the ancient city of the same name, the modern-day commune that makes up the area offers a lot more.
Yes, Pompeii holidays should always include a visit to the volcanically-preserved ancient village, but if you focus simply on that you’re missing out on one of Italy’s most underrated holiday destinations.
Pompeii tours allow you to see just what else this historical area has to offer, from gorgeous sacred pieces of architecture that are considered pilgrimage sites by many, to the looming bell tower that delivers panoramic views, you’re sure to be amazed by much more than the UNESCO archaeological site that draws most visitors here.
And that’s before we even get started on the food and drink. The region is often considered the birthplace of the pizza, and the rest of the food they dish up is known for its incredible quality. This is driven by a love of local ingredients farmed by neighbours, and cooking techniques passed down generation to generation. Pompeii escorted tours can set you up on the best lunches and dinners between sightseeing in this region.
Things to do in Pompeii
There are a range of memorable experiences to enjoy during your trip to Pompeii.
Head to an olive grove, a vineyard, or even a dairy farm to find out about how they make everything so good here – most of the time you’ll get a chance to nibble on something delicious too, so it’s a guaranteed win.
While Pompeii offers a lot to see and do, a visit to the bustling nearby Naples is well worth the journey. The city is a great place to spend a day wandering through, as well as eating your way through, and is easily accessible via train ride.
Pompeii is just a short drive or bus from a number of great beaches, so if you fancy a relaxing day off from sightseeing you’re in luck. Spiaggia Libera Oncino delivers great views of Capri, although the water can be a little rough so if you do want to swim make sure it’s the right conditions
Things to see in Pompeii
Get up, close, and personal with the ancient wonders of Pompeii.
Food and drink in Pompeii
Pizza is king in this region of Italy, and there’s fewer better places in the world to try one.
Keep it simple, though: the beauty is in the airy base, rich tomato sauces made from jealously-guarded family recipes, and delightfully light yet perfectly flavoured cheese.
In a country that is bursting with excellent wines, the Campania region Pompeii is located in is particularly special. Reds and whites are both grown here, so regardless of preference you’re going to enjoy your drink.
While this area is considered by many to be the birthplace of pizza as we know it, the pasta dishes are just as sublime. Spaghetti con le vongole is a specialty that’s become world-famous, but trying it here is another level of tastiness thanks to the fresh ingredients and special pasta craft.
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