Amalfi is a quaint little town in the province of Salerno, in Campania, Italy, with a population of barely over 5,000 people. In the Medieval ages it was the capital of the independent maritime state known as the Duchy of Amalfi, and once had a population of tens of thousands, before a tsunami in 1343 off the Amalfi coast destroyed most of it. Today it is known for limoncello, a popular lemon-based Italian liqueur, and for being a great day trip place to visit as well as a springboard for tourism to other sites in the area. Travel to this small town, its past honored by its status as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with our 2015 tours and activities.
Go on a tour of Pompeii and Vesuvius to visit another formerly great place torn apart by tragedy. See a view of the crater of Mount Vesuvius, which destroyed Pompeii and Herculaneum almost two thousand years ago. From the rim of the crater, on a good day you’ll have a tremendous view of the enter gulf of Naples. Enter the ruins of Pompeii, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and walk among the shadows of history. See the death casts of civilians caught in the eruption, and the remains of a once-bustling city, a sprawling metropolis in its time.
For a more detailed tour of the destruction that Vesuvius left, visit Pompeii and Herculaneum. Travel via motor coach to the archaeological site of Pompeii and witness the conditions and context of life in Pompeii, before the eruption of AD 79 entombed everything in ash. Go on to Herculaneum, another city that had fallen victim to the might of the volcano. While Pompeii was an economic powerhouse and a bustling city, Herculaneum in contrast was a little residential coastal town.