FACE TO FACE WITH THE
(Solfatara, Vesuvio and Herculaneum)
Our tour will start from the visit to the crater of the Solfatara,
located about 10 kms. from Naples in the area of the Phlegrean
Fields. It is without doubt one of the most interesting volcanoes
of the region and it is characterized by " fumaroles " and " bradyseism ",
described as secondary volcanic phenomena.
On the other side
of the bay, we shall climb Mount Vesuvio (1277 mt.) , a world-wide
known and still active volcano, which dominates the landscape
After 79 A.D., when it buried the city of Pompeii,
Vesuvio exploded frequently until 1631, when there was another
violent eruption. After a period of inactivity until 1799,
a series of eruptions alternated with quiet periods. After
1944, year of the latest explosion, Vesuvio has been quiet.
Among flows of solidified lava and brooms,
rocks and eruption materials you will be driven all the way
up (3,000 feet) where those who wish will have the opportunity
to walk up to the top of the crater (1,000 feet - 40 minute
walk) to the edge of the crater.
After lunch, we shall visit one of the most interesting
archaeological sites of the bay: the city of Herculaneum, a
holiday resort at the Roman times, so famous for its namesake,
Hercules, beautifully located at the foot of Vesuvio. The city
was submerged in 79 A.D. by mud slides, leaving us an extraordinary
amount of material witnessing its daily life. In fact you,
will be able to see the city just as it was at the moment it
was abandoned by its inhabitants, with furniture, shops and
- style clothes are recommended.
This tour can be organized skipping the Solfatara too.
Capritime today to schedule your "Face to
Face with the Volcanoes" tour.