Pompei and Sorrento tour


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Gianlucatour Pompeii and Sorrento Day Tour from Naples offers you the opportunity to enjoy an exciting journey into Italy’s stunning region of Campania to visit the ancient Roman city of Pompeii that’s an UNESCO World Heritage Site and taste the flavors of the seaside town of Sorrento in the comfort of your own private deluxe vehicle.

Pompeii was an ancient Roman town-city near modern Naples, in the Campania region of Italy, in the territory of the comune of Pompei. Pompeii, along with Herculaneum and many villas in the surrounding area, was mostly destroyed and buried under 4 to 6 m (13 to 20 ft) of volcanic ash and pumice in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79.

A migration of inhabitants from the Valley of the Sarno, descended from the famous Pelasgians formed a primitive settlement at the foot of Mount Vesuvius in Pompeii: maybe not a real town, most likely a small cluster at the crossroads of three major roads , modeled in historical times from the road coming from Cuma, Nola, Stabia and Nocera.

It was conquered for the first time from the colony of Cuma between 525 and 474 B.C. .: the first traces of an important center date back to the sixth century BC, although in this period the city, still seems an aggregation of buildings rather messy and spontaneous.

Researchers believe that the town was founded in the seventh or sixth century BC by the Osci or Oscans. It came under the domination of Rome in the 4th century BC, and was conquered and became a Roman colony in 80 BC after it joined an unsuccessful rebellion against the Roman Republic. By the time of its destruction, 160 years later, its population was estimated at 11,000 people, and the city had a complex water system, an amphitheatre, gymnasium, and a port.

The battle lost by the Etruscans in the waters in front of Cuma against Cumans and Syracusans (mid-fifth century BC) brought Pompeii under the hegemony of the Sunnis.
It was hostile to the Romans during the Samnite wars. Once defeated, it became an ally of Rome as a member of the City, preserving linguistic and institutional autonomy.

During the Second Punic War Pompeii, still under the control of Nuceria Alfaterna, he remained loyal to Rome but was able to retain partial independence. In the second century BC The intensive cultivation of land and the consequent massive export of oil and wine brought wealth and a higher standard of living.

In AD 79 Pompeii was affected by the eruption of Vesuvius, which buried under a blanket of pyroclastic materials varying in height from five to seven meters, determining the end. At the time of the eruption many buildings were under reconstruction because of the 62 quake.


Sorrento is a town overlooking the Bay of Naples in Southern Italy. The Sorrentine Peninsula has views of Naples, Vesuvius and the Isle of Capri.

The Roman name for Sorrento was Surrentum. Legends indicate a close connection between Lipara and Surrentum, as though the latter had been a colony of the former; and even through the Imperial period Surrentum remained largely Greek. The oldest ruins are Oscan, dating from about 600 BC. Before its control by the Roman Republic, Surrentum was one of the towns subject to Nuceria, and shared its fortunes up to the Social War; it seems to have joined in the revolt of 90 BC like Stabiae; and was reduced to obedience in the following year, when it seems to have received a colony.

The foundation is traditionally and legendarily attributed to the Greeks, but Sorrento had as first inhabitants settled the Italic peoples, since the Etruscans and then, from 420 BC, important was the influence of Osci.
In Roman times, Sorrento is remembered for having taken part in the Italic (90 BC); There was then a colony derived from Silla, which was followed later an appropriation of veterans of Octavian. It was then the town hall of Menenia tribes. It was a bishopric since at least 420.
During the crisis of Byzantine rule in Italy, the town gained autonomy as the Duchy, first under the rule of the dukes of Naples, then with archons and their dukes, always fighting with Amalfi, Salerno and the Saracens.

The sanctuary of the Madonna del Carmine is a monumental church of Sorrento, situated in the old town: built in the third century was rebuilt in the sixteenth century.

A primitive church, as evidenced by some legal acts [1], was built around the third century, between 230 and 240, on the site where according to tradition, some residents of Sorrento, Marco, Quartilla, Quintino, Quintilla and other nine were executed for being followers of the Christian religion in accordance with the laws imposed by
Diocletian, where there was also a pagan temple, but for which you do not know the dedication.

In the sixteenth century, the bishop Lelio Brancaccio, decided to entrust the church to the Carmelites from the Carmelite church in Naples: the first prior, Bartholomew Pasca, took charge, thanks to the legacy received from the mother and the offerings of the faithful, the build a new church in the same place as the previous one, which was completed in 1572 and dedicated to Our Lady of Mount Carmel; Attached to it was also a convent.

During the course of the eighteenth century that was completely restored, giving it a classic look of the time, in the Baroque style.