Day Trip from Rome – Pompeii & Sorrento

If Pompeii & Sorrento are on your bucket list but you’re staying at a hotel in Rome this article is something you want to read to find out how to go about it!

Your Rome in Limo driver will meet you right at your hotel early in the morning so that you get an early start. We suggest you leave your hotel at 7 am to make the best of the day, since reaching the area will take about 2 hours and a half. But don’t worry! You’ll be sitting comfortably in one of Rome in Limo’s latest model Mercedes vehicles, enjoying the beautiful scenery of the Lazio and Campania countryside.

Your first stop will be Pompeii, the Roman city whose tragic end has preserved exactly as it would have been in ancient times. In fact, when Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD it covered the whole area in ash and lava, which hid the city for centuries under a thick layer. This prevented it from undergoing the renovations which inhabited cities underwent through the centuries and from raiders who looted abandoned sites throughout history.

You can explore Pompeii on your own or with the aid of a guide. As a matter of fact, we suggest having a licensed walking guide to take you through the site, after all, we are talking about a site which was actually a city and the size of it is quite overwhelming!

The city area is about 163 acres, which means you can’t possibly see it all if you are to visit other locations in the limited time you have on shore, and having a guide with you will ensure you don’t miss out on the important parts and see all that’s worth seeing in about 2 hours. Of course, having a licensed guide will have an extra cost, but as mentioned above it will be absolutely worth it! If you wish to book a licensed walking guide for 2 hours in Pompeii, all you have to do is ask us!

Tickets to Pompeii do not need to be purchased in advance, unlike other sites around Italy. They can easily be bought on location since there isn’t a long line to get in. Tickets are about euros 13 per person, but prices may vary in case of special exhibitions held for a limited time.

If you have already been to Pompeii you can consider visiting Herculaneum instead. Herculaneum is smaller in size than Pompeii but still filled with beautifully preserved Ancient Roman houses, temples, streets, and squares.

After your visit to Pompeii, your driver will take you to the picturesque town of Sorrento, where you can enjoy more sightseeing and have lunch. The town is best known for being one of the best international tourist resorts, but also for its tasty lemons which are at the heart of the original Limoncello!

Enjoy a real Italian lunch at a family-owned restaurant, which uses fresh local products, which are a fundamental requirement of the Italian cuisine. Try the Gnocchi alla Sorrentina, which, as the name suggests, are typical of the town. And don’t forget to finish lunch off with Limoncello as tradition requires!

Explore the lively pedestrian streets and alleys while you enjoy the beautiful architecture and bright colors of the buildings. Shop for some souvenirs in the many shops catering to tourists, where you can find all kinds of products made with or from lemons, but also ceramics inspired by them.

Once you’re done with your visit your Rome in Limo driver will be ready to take you back to your hotel in Rome, where you will arrive in the early evening.

To book your Day Trip to Pompeii & Sorrento from your hotel in Rome click here and you’ll be redirected to our website, where you can also check out our other tour options.

Happy trails!

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