If you have chosen Sorrento as your holiday place, that was a great deal! Not only for the view of the coast, the sea and the citrus fields that already make your soul feel alive, but also because this is a good base to start some interesting tours.
There are many important and historical places in Campania: from Sorrento you can easily get to Positano, Praiano and Amalfi with their alleys and famous beaches. Less than one hour drive from here, going towards Naples, you meet Pompeii and its ancient ruins.
From Sorrento to Pompeii: what to see on the road
Leaving Sorrento by car, direction Naples, you can admire different places along the road that leads to Pompeii. The whole coast, here, worth the visit.
In Vico Equense, if you have time, you can visit the church of the Santissima Annunziata which, besides being a very beautiful baroque monument, stands on a rock spur from which you can admire the panorama of the entire gulf. Worth to see also the Giusso Castle and the Museum of Sacred Art with collections of objects and coral jewelry.
Continuing north, passing trough the Regional Park of Monti Lattari, you’ll find Castellammare di Stabia: here you can visit the beautiful noble Quisisana palace, the Medieval Castle and the Roman Villas at the municipal archaeological excavations. From Castellammare then, in just 20 minutes, you will arrive in Pompeii.
Information about Pompeii Archaeological Park:
- Open every day from 9 am to 5 pm (in winter) and from 9 am to 7:30 pm (from April to October).
- Closed on New Year’s Day, 1st May and Christmas Day.
- To avoid the line at the entrance, you can buy tickets online.
Hot to go from Sorrento to Pompeii
If you have no car but you still want to visit Pompeii do not be worried, there are some good connections between Sorrento and the archaeological town: we suggest the experience of the Circumvesuviana train, leaving every 20 minutes or so, otherwise try the bus trip with EAV Lines buses.
Our reception can arrange private transfers, don’t hesitate to ask!
The beauty of Pompei
Pompeii is mostly famous for its archaeological excavations that brought to the surface a whole ancient town, destroyed by Mt Vesuvius ash eruption during the Roman age. But the modern town has much more to be admired: architectures and historical monuments.
Its Church is famous in all world: the Shrine of the Virgin of Pompeii: rich decorations, bright and baroque, with a great façade and frescoes and stuccos inside reminding of its building in the 19th century.
Of course, though, the excavations are the main place of interest. From 1748 on, this archaeological site keeps giving strong emotions and surprises.
Every single part of soil, every stone floor could hide a treasure. Try to visit as many monuments as possible, among the houses of old Pompeii, the Villas, the Roman Forum, the theatres and the Baths.