Pompeii & Amalfi Coast Wine & Food Tour | The Grand Wine Tour

Campania wine tour

Pompeii & Amalfi Coast Wine & Food Tour

  • 8 hours

What is included:

  • 1 private guided tour of Pompeii and entrance ticket

  • 1 private guided winery tour

  • 1 wine tasting with food pairing

What is not included:

  • Gratuites

  • What is not mentioned in “What’s included”

Transport


260

Wine & Food tour on the stunning Amalfi Coast


Pompeii

Pompeii was an ancient Roman city buried under 4 to 6 m (13 to 20 ft) of volcanic ash and pumice after the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. Largely preserved under the ash, the excavated city offers a unique snapshot of Roman life, frozen in the moment it was buried and providing an extraordinarily detailed insight into the everyday life of its inhabitants.

Irpinia Territory

Irpinia is an ancient land. Nestled in the Apennine mountains to the east of Naples, this small area used to be the territory of the Hirpini, an ancient Samnite tribe. Named for the wolf that supposedly led the tribe to the area, Irpinia’s history has long been tied to the cultivation of grapes, hazelnuts, chestnuts and black truffles.

Although Irpinia is no longer recognized as the legal name, the province of Avellino continues to use the imagery of the wolf in honour of the prosperity he led the area to.

The contemporary wines that are renowned from Irpinia - Fiano di Avellino, Greco di Tufo and Taurasi - are as ancient as the land. Evidence suggests that the Romans were producing similar wines 2,000 years ago! Expect richly aromatic wines, with full bodies and powerful structures.

  • Day 1: Morning

    Private Guided Tour of Pompeii

    Pompeii is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is located near Naples and under the shadow of the still active Vesuvius volcano which buried the town in ash after its fatal eruption in 79 AD.

    The volcanic ash worked as a guard against time, preserving the ancient Roman city from the moment it was buried. The excavated site allows to step back in time and witness what life was like in a bustling Roman town.

    Organic remains, including wooden objects and human bodies, were entombed in the ash and have decayed away, leaving natural molds. People, animals and everyday things lie in situ, preserved at the moment of their death. Numerous graffiti carved on the walls and inside rooms provide a wealth of examples of the largely lost Vulgar Latin that was spoken colloquially, giving an insight into the contrast between the formal language of classical writers and the language of the people.

    Pompeii has been a tourist attraction for more than 250 years and was heavily featured in the original Grand Tour of the 17th and 18th centuries.

  • Day 1: Afternoon

    Private Guided Winery Tour at Feudi di San Gregorio

    The culture of hospitality is a deeply-rooted tradition in Campania, and Feudi di San Gregorio is devoted to making visitors feel welcome.

    Feudi di San Gregorio, located in Campania, is the leading winery of southern Italy. Founded in 1986, today Feudi is owned by the Capaldo family and produces 3.5 million bottles annually from a total of 600 hectares of vineyards.

    The winery is in the ancient area of Irpinia, where they aim to restore and revamp local wine production through a high-quality, modern approach. When many producers in Italy uprooted old vines in favour of international grape varieties, Feudi held fast to the local heritage and continued to cultivate native varieties like white Greco di Tufo, Fiano di Avellino, Falanghina, and red Aglianico.

    Today, their wine production includes a wide range of whites and reds, with the pride of their production Irpinia Aglianico DOC Serpico, powerful red made from their historical vineyard Dal Re, “of the King”.

What is included:

  • 1 private guided tour of Pompeii and entrance ticket

  • 1 private guided winery tour

  • 1 wine tasting with food pairing

What is not included:

  • Gratuites

  • What is not mentioned in “What’s included”