Campania beyond Pompeii

Aerial view of Naples
Aerial view of Naples
The old prison of Procida, Rione Terra
The old prison of Procida, Rione Terra
Archaeological site of ancient Roman Pozzuoli, Rione Terra
Archaeological site of ancient Roman Pozzuoli, Rione Terra
Tiled Cloister at Santa Chiara
Tiled Cloister at Santa Chiara
San Lorenzo Maggiore
San Lorenzo Maggiore
Aragonese Castle
Aragonese Castle
Archaeological site of Cumae
Archaeological site of Cumae

Pompeii has fascinated us for centuries, but archaeological interest isn’t confined to this one area... go beyond and discover more. Explore the hinterland of Vesuvius, a countryside pocked with semi-active volcano craters and one of the entrances to the underworld. It was a land of myth and legend, and, paradoxically, a land of luxury and wealth dotted with the vast villas of senators where the city of Pozzuoli was a ‘second Rome’ in the summer season. The excesses of fine living here were satirized in the Satyricon of Petronius. The tour is based for a whole week in just one comfortable hotel, and includes a trip to the island of Ischia where Greeks established their first trading post in the west – Pithekoussai.

  • Descend underground into the catacombs and remnants of the ancient city below the streets of Naples
  • Travel by boat to lovely Ischia and the first Ancient Greek settlement in the region
  • Explore the ancient city of Capua, once known as ‘the second Rome’ by Cicero
  • Feel the heat and smell the sulphur as we explore the volcanic landscapes of Solfatara

Themes

  • Romans
  • Historic Churches
  • Ancient Greek

Practicalities

  • Special Access
  • All Inclusive

What's Included

  1. Expert Guide Lecturer
  2. Tour Manager
  3. Local Travel - Private a/c coach
  4. Meals - All meals included with wine at dinner
  5. Entries & Tips - Entry to all sites in programme; tips included
  6. Field Notes
  7. Hotels
  8. Flights

Travel Information

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