Tasting tour: taste the best local wines in the shadow of Vesuvius and among the ruins of Pompeii

Tasting tour: taste the best local wines in the shadow of Vesuvius and among the ruins of Pompeii

The wild wine that sets the wisest man to sing at the top of his lungs, and to laugh like a fool, and it drives the man to dancing, it even tempts him to blurt out words which were better never told. (Homer) 

This aphorism of Homer perfectly describes the joviality and the carefreeness that will accompany the tourist during this tasting tour, regarding not only the best local wines but also some of the Neapolitan culture.

If you have decided to visit Campania, you certainly cannot miss the opportunity to see the ruins of Pompeii and the Vesuvius; thanks to Amalfi Luxury Tour, in addition to that, you can also combine a fantastic tasting path of PDO wines, like the Lacryma Christi from Vesuvio and the Falanghina. After having set a meeting place, the tour begins with a visit to the ruins of the ancient city of Pompeii, where our guide will show you the most popular points of interest such as the thermal baths, the frescoes of Lupanare, the Macellum with the famous workshops, the heart of the commerce, called "tabernae"; you will then discover the Basilica and the House of the Faun.

After having visited the ruins of Pompeii, you will be so amazed that a break will be required! You will be accompanied in the vineyards of the slopes of Vesuvius, where you'll have the opportunity to taste the exceptional wines produced there, perhaps accompanied by a savoury lunch characterized by local products. During your wine tasting itinerary, you
can taste:

• Lacryma Christi DOC, a wine produced with local grapes from Vesuvius (Caprettone or Coda di Volpe for white and Piedirosso or per e palummo for rosé and red), introduced by the ancient Greeks, the production of which boasts a history dating back to 5th century B.C. The roots of these vines feed on the particular lava soil, porous and dark-coloured. Legend has it that the peculiar name of this wine is due to the descent of Lucifer into the underworld, which would have brought with it, stealing it, a little piece of Paradise. God, identifying in the Gulf of Naples the stolen goods, wept and from these tears, the homonymous vineyards were born.

• White, red and rosé Vesuvio, local wines of this land unique in the world, produced only with grapes from the lands of the municipalities of: Boscotrecase, Trecase, San Sebastiano al Vesuvio, Ottaviano, San Giuseppe Vesuviano, Terzigno, Boscoreale, Torre Annunziata, Torre del Greco, Herculaneum, Portici, Cercola, Pollena Trocchia, Sant'Anastasia and Somma Vesuviana to have the PDO wording. While the Lacryma Christi del Vesuvio is a fortified wine, in this case, we indicate a really tasty wine / sparkling wine. The tour continues with a visit to the Vesuvius, the "guilty" volcano of the destruction of Pompeii and Herculaneum in 79 AD. You will have the chance to walk along the crater, listening to the explanations of a volcanological guide of the National Park, admiring its grandeur. You can also observe the Bay of Naples with a marvelous view from above. You will also observe Mount Somma, separated from Vesuvius by the so-called Valley of the Giants. At the end of the tour you will be driven back to the starting point.

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