Castel Nuovo UNESCO sites

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From Rome: Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius Volcano Full-Day Trip

1. From Rome: Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius Volcano Full-Day Trip

Travel from Rome to Pompeii in an air-conditioned private bus, accompanied by an archaeologist guide. Benefit from skip-the-line entry and enjoy a guided tour of the ancient city. Throughout the ruins, come across a death cast, a plaster recreation of an unfortunate citizen preserved by the superheated volcanic ash. After visiting Pompeii, drive up the slope of Mt. Vesuvius, (from April to mid-November), one of Europe’s few active volcanoes located in the Vesuvius National Park. From here, take a short hike up to the steaming crater for stunning views of Capri and Sorrento. During the winter season between November and March, Mt. Vesuvius is closed, so your tour will follow the coastline and take you to the city of Naples. Explore the iconic Castle Nuovo, the famous art deco Umberto I Gallery, or simply wander around the monumental Plebiscito Square.

Naples: Naples, Pompeii, and Vesuvius Full-Day Tour

2. Naples: Naples, Pompeii, and Vesuvius Full-Day Tour

Explore the beauty of Naples along with a guided tour of Pompeii and Vesuvius National Park. Learn Naples’ storied history through a detailed city tour. Pique your curiosity and discover how Romans really lived at the archaeological site of Pompeii before walking around the top Europe’s only still active volcano. Meet your professional guide outside of your hotel, and climb aboard a minibus for two hours of sightseeing in Naples. Stop at the Cathedral of Naples to visit the Royal Chapel of the Treasure of St. Januarius and the basilica of Santa Restituta. Discover the Piazza del Municipio, Naples’ city hall square, and see the medieval Castel Nuovo before driving through the residential streets of Posillipo. Stop at the famed Chiesa di Sant'Antonio a Posillipo for the best views of the city and bay. Return to the city center in Piazza del Plebiscito to see the front of the Royal Palace of Naples and the beautiful church of San Francesco di Paola. Pass by the historical shopping gallery, Galleria Umberto I, and the iconic opera house, Teatro di San Carlo. Drive to Pompeii to learn about fascinating places like the Forum, the thermal baths and the House of the Vettii. Discover the Lupanar, burnt by volcanic ash and stones during the volcanic eruption in 79 A.D. Take a break to relax over lunch, including pizza and a drink. Continue to Torre del Greco, passing through Vesuvius National Park. Walk to the top of the only still active volcano in continental Europe. Stroll around the crater at an elevation of nearly 1200 meters to see a panoramic view of the charming bay of Naples. Return to Naples where your guide will drop you off at your hotel.

From Rome: Naples & Pompeii Guided Day Trip with Lunch

3. From Rome: Naples & Pompeii Guided Day Trip with Lunch

Enjoy a guided tour of Naples and Pompeii following the "Highway of the Sun" through the fertile Roman countryside of the "Castelli Romani.". Descend towards the port of Mergellina, and follow the coastal road to the historic fishing quarter of Santa Lucia.  Enjoy the views of Naples' impressive Castel dell Ovo. Next, cross the valley of Mount Vesuvius, passing the towns of Ercolano, Torre del Greco, and Torre Annunziata before arriving at Pompeii, where you will break for lunch. Continue after lunch with a guided visit to the excavations. Your guide will explain Pompeii's tragic story from an archaeological perspective and uncover what has lain beneath the ashes. Afterward, on the way back to Rome, you will stop to visit a coral and cameo factory, where you can admire and purchase items of the ancient craft that dates back to Greek times.

From Rome: Naples and Pompeii Tour with Pizza Lunch

4. From Rome: Naples and Pompeii Tour with Pizza Lunch

After a stop for breakfast, head towards the ruins of Pompeii where an official guide will take you on a walking tour of the remarkably intact city. Buried beneath lava and ash when Mount Vesuvius erupted in AD 79, Pompeii was lost for hundreds of years until its partial rediscovery in 1599. Marvel at the homes, shops, public baths and brothel while hearing stories of how the city was lost due to the violence of the volcano. Break for pizza before driving to the Bay of Naples. Admire the beautiful views of the crescent-shaped Gulf where the glamorous islands of Capri and Ischia lie like jewels in the Mediterranean Sea. Enjoy a typical Neapolitan coffee before gathering your strength for a walk around the city center, where you can admire famous squares including Piazza del Plebiscito and see historic castles like Castle Angioino.

Rome: Pompeii and Naples Private Day Tour with Pizza Tasting

5. Rome: Pompeii and Naples Private Day Tour with Pizza Tasting

Revisit a past thousands of years old during your visit to Pompeii, your first stop on this private full-day trip in an air-conditioned vehicle. Explore the southern city of Naples close by and enjoy its signature dish before heading for San Toledo, the San Carlo Gallery, and Maschio Angioino Castle. Travel several centuries back in time as you step into the perfectly preserved city of Pompeii. View this ancient Roman city's baths, villas, shops, and the forum with its towering marble columns, before ending this part of the excursion at the Villa of Mysteries. Visit the city's largest square, Piazza del Plebiscito and feel history’s pulse surrounded by several of the city’s main monuments. Gaze at the Pantheon-inspired Basilica of San Francesco da Paola, Palazzo della Prefettura, and Palazzo Salerno.  Treat yourself to a coffee at the world-famous Gran Caffe Gambrinus. A center of art, gastronomy, and culture, this establishment also has its very own bakery and creamery.Order a sfogliatelle to go with your beverage and bite into the multilayered pastry loved worldwide. Stroll along the Via Toledo, another doorway connecting the past and the present. Shop for gifts for friends and family in establishments offering high street fashion or antique goods.  End your tour with a view of the Maschio Angioino. This impressive medieval keep was built in the 13th century and occupied by Aragonese, Napolitan, and Spanish rulers until the 19th century. It is an excellent example of Gothic architecture and remains one of the city’s main landmarks.

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What people are saying about Castel Nuovo

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 6 reviews

Wow what a day! Emiliano was our group guide for the trip, knowledgeable yet funny and kept the whole day going. It is long! We did Vesuvius 1st and then onto Pompeii. Vesuvius is a hard slog and really quite physical, there are no short cuts, only your determination and hard work! Pompeii was amazing, we were handed over to a very knowledgeable local guide and given a headset to hear him through the walk through tour, he stopped regularly for photos, explaining what everything was and to answer any questions. Brilliantly set up, easy to find the tour at the meeting point and well looked after all day with suggestions for lunch and plenty of breaks. Would highly recommend.

Everything went smoothly. It was a big day but well worth it. The coach guide, Franchesco, was brilliant, giving clear instructions on the day's itinerary, and facts on the journey about Italy, Rome and Napoles. The walk up to Vesuvius was about 1 mile to the top from the coach. amazing views. Our Pompeii guide was excellent. However, we did want to see the artefacts at the end. We asked if it was possible to have 10 mins to have a quick look at the cast victims and treasures. I know they are on a time schedule, and it was good to have chance to do this. The driver was great, we stopped for coffee, snacks and the toilet halfway which was needed.

A long but very doable day. The coach journey is broken up there and back with a stop where they sell delicious donuts! Pompeii is very interesting - our 11 year old said it was her favourite trip of our stay in Rome. Mount Vesuvius gave spectacular views. The climb is tiring though - definitely not to be taken lightly if you struggle with fitness. The day was well organised and we had fantastic guides - both with us on the coach and for Pompeii.

What an amazing day so many things seen within the day ,the guide was awesome.so knowledgeable and funny. We seen the main parts of Pompeii and managed to get to the top of Vesuvius but felt rushed as only had approx hour and half to get up and back down to the coach (that was the only bad part but I did it so ticked off my bucket list )

Angela was a great tour guide along with the local guide at Pompeii. Also our bus driver was amazing on the windy Italy streets.