Sorrento is the center with more inhabitants of the Sorrento Peninsula, set on a terrace of tuff residue of an ancient and devastating eruption of the Phlegraean Fields.
Located exactly in front of the Mount Vesuvius and the city of Naples, it is famous for its gardens, its citrus groves and for the goodness of many of its products, such as liqueurs based on lemon, nuts, tomatoes, olives and oil. The wonderful artisan works of inlaid wood are famous throughout the world.
Pompeii was founded in the sixth or early fifth century B.C. by Greek colonists.
As a Roman colony since 80 B.C., it became a flourishing port and resort with many villas, baths, temples and theaters.
In August of A.D. 79, the eruption of Mount Vesuvius rained down more than twenty feet of hot volcanic ashes, debris and mud on this big and thriving city
This natural disaster has left behind evidence of daily life of that period.
Nowadays, Pompeii is one of the largest and most suggestive, fascinating and must seeing archaeological sites in the world.
Almost two thousand years later, you have the opportunity to walk through the ruins of an ancient roman city and see houses, streets and public buildings miraculously preserved by the volcanic ash (a large collection of Roman artifacts from Pompeii are preserved in the Naples National Archaeological Museum).
Once in Pompeii, I could arrange a tour of the ruins with a local authorized guide.
If you ever plan to travel to Italy, you must see Pompeii!
Positano, where you can take a walk through the shops of the town typical winding streets (how not to mention the linen-cotton clothes shops and the hand-painted pottery shops) as well as and on the sandy beautiful beaches.
The characteristic blend of pastel-hued houses hanging over the cliffs and the stunning panoramic position will leave impressed a postcard of this lovely town in your memory.
Only about 10 km from Positano, we can then get to Conca dei Marini for a visit to the enchanting Grotta dello Smeraldo (Emerald Grotto) on a boat ride excursion.