Day tour from Rome to Pompeii and Amalfi coast: 8 incredible places to see

Day tour from Rome to Pompeii and Amalfi coast: 8 incredible places to see

No matter what: if you are staying in the Capital city of Italy long enough, you should really take into consideration this option. Take a day tour from Rome to Pompeii and Amalfi coast.

The best solution is hiring a private day tour by car from Rome and give yourself the chance to explore Southern Italy from inland to coast in hew days.

Having a private driver makes easy to plan an incredible itinerary accordingly to your schedule.

So you can choose to spend one to four days browsing around Naples, Pompeii and Amalfi coast and even to squeeze main sights in a blitz tour from Rome.

Here you will find exclusive trip advice to make the most of your time while visiting some of top Italian cities. And you know what? Here is the first piece of advice.

Don’t take the risk to go into self-arranged day tours including transfers with public transport.

While public transportation may be quick and efficient in big cities, in most areas of Italy it is not.

So if you want to take advantage of your stay in Italy, the best option is with no doubt hiring escorted private day tours from Rome to Pompeii and Amalfi coast, by car or minivan, suiting up to 8 passengers.

Here at Day Tours Rome we organise custom private tours with highly skilled driver guides throughout Italy. Get in contact to let us help arrange the best experience for your holiday.

And now, here are 8 incredible places to go, easy to reach from Rome.

Recommended itinerary: where to go during a day tour from Rome to Pompeii and Amalfi coast

Let’s imagine you have some days ahead and you can leave Rome for more than a quick day tour. Well, this could be the best option: you will be allowed to cover the entire itinerary we’re about to reveal.

If not, do not dispair. The trick is choosing just one or two close destinations. We’ll help you with this later.

Let’s get into this incredible itinerary, first.

Day 1

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In the first day of your day tour from Rome to Amalfi coast, you will see two of the most precious pearls of Mediterranean Sea.

  • Sorrento

Sorrento is where the magic of Amalfi Coast begins. Wedged on a ledge among the mountain and the sea, this town rises north of the peninsular land strip overlooking the Bay of Naples.

Sorrento is hometown to typical liqueur Limoncello due to its fragrant lemon groves. It sounds like a welcome drink to Amalfi Coast!

You will fall in love with its scenery: behind its small beaches stands the mountain and on top of the cliff stands the ancient town, peaceful and colorful.

The right place to have a stroll around the old town and stop for a tasty lunch.

  • Positano

Positano lies on the opposite side of the above mentioned strip of land. Some say this is the most spectacular stretch of the coast.

Another village perched on the high cliffs that plunge vertically into the blue sea. Here you must do at least one of the following activities.

Walk along the Sentiero degli Innamorati (Lovers Path) stretching from the Spiaggia Grande to Fornillo coves.

Climb the steps of the old town to discover its finest shops and boutiques.

Visit the Saracene Towers.

Day 2

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  • Amalfi

The Amalfi tour should start in the old town. Go straight to the colorful Piazza Duomo, the main square, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea.

Don’t miss the Chiostro del Paradiso in Arabic style and its stunning staircase. The town is rich with picturesque churches and ancient buildings showing in beautiful squares.

  • Paestum

Going south from Amalfi, Paestum is located pass Salerno. It is a well preserved temple of Greek age: the best of this area of Italy.

Among the good quantity of ruins, you really need to stop to see the temples of Athena and Era, Greek goddesses.

And don’t forget to peep into the Archaeological National Museum of Paestum, a sort of small book that preserves the story of it temples and Greek civilization.

Day 3

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Pompeii ruins

  • Pompeii

It is a must during a day tour from Rome to Amalfi coast and Pompeii.

The archaeological site of Pompeii shows the ruins of a former Roman commercial city buried under the mount Vesuvius eruption dating back to 79 A.D.

The city was covered with hot mud and volcanic ash which allowed to preserve along the centuries the rests of this former civilization.

The site is huge and there are many points worth visiting, such as the Forum, the House of the Faun and the many mosaics spread throughout the area.

  • Herculaneum

Herculaneum is a smaller archaeological site that was involved as well in the above mentioned volcano eruption.

The area shows mostly the civil and residential side of Roman life, rather than the commercial life. There are many intact buildings and well preserved details.

Day 4

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  • Naples

Naples used to be a lively Greek commercial center and the capital of a powerful kingdom.

The city –  quite big and perfect to explore with a private driver – showcases a unique architecture, stunning churches, museums and picturesque streets.

After visiting Pompeii and Herculaneum, the Archaeological Museum of Naples is a must-see, because part of that heritage is hosted here. Make sure to stop also at baroque Cappella Sansevero shielding the astonishing Veiled Christ: a sculpture carved out of marble depicting a laying Jesus Christ covered with a surprisingly realistic veil.

The medieval part of town is made to stroll around and experience the very true atmosphere of Naples. During your day here, don’t miss the chance to taste a proper pizza napoletana and typical pastry like sfogliatelle.

If you want to plunge into Italy just like a local would do, choose someone who is able to guide you around the most fascinating corners.

Hire a private day tour from Rome to Pompeii and Amalfi coast. And if you have only one day to see something outside Rome, here are the recommended options:

  • Naples and Pompeii
  • Pompeii and Herculaneum
  • Pompeii and Sorrento or Positano or Amalfi

You choose, we take you there.