Italy has been a land of art, culture and history dating back to the earliest phases of human civilisation. Since classical times, ancient Phoenicians, Carthaginians and Greeks established settlements in the south of the country, with Etruscans and Celts inhabiting the centre and the north of Italy respectively and various ancient Italian tribes and Italic peoples dispersed throughout the Italian peninsula and interior.
“We can help you to create unique visits to both popular and lesser known areas of this magnificent country. Participate in an archaeological excavation in the region of Puglia or visit Pompeii and Herculaneum under the guidance of
Visit an area of Italy less travelled, such as Sannio, the land of the Samnites, one of Rome's fiercest enemies. Explore Benevento and the surrounding, mountainous countryside, renowned for excellent wine and bread. You are also a short trip away from the Bay of Naples, Amalfi coast, Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius. Add Rome to your visit and the region of Puglia, both within reach of your base in this serene landscape.
BAY OF NAPLES: IN THE SHADOW OF VESUVIUS
The Bay of Naples provides a diverse range of sites to see and activities to do, from archaeology to pizza to opera to island hopping. Visit the places where emperors, poets, artists and musicians went, and continue to go, for inspiration.
Venture to the Bay of Naples
The Bay of Naples provides a diverse range of activities and sites to see. Spend time climbing the Vesuvius volcano, or head to Pompeii under the expert guidance of an archaeologist and classicist.
Go North...or South?
Choose to explore the outlying regions of Pozzuoli, Baia, Bacoli and Misenum on the north side of the bay or head to the south side, visiting the ancient city of Stabiae and onwards to Vico Equense, Sorrento and the world-renowned Amalfi coast.
Exhibits from Herculaneum
On your second day, venture into another city buried by Mount Vesuvius and explore breath-taking exhibits from both Pompeii and Herculaneum in local national archaeological museums.
Coast along the Italian Isles
Venture further still to the island of Capri, home once to Emperor Tiberius, or travel to Ischia, site of one of the earliest Greek colonies in the Western Mediterranean, established at the end of the Iron Age and beginning of the Greek renaissance.
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“I cannot praise ArchaeoMuse enough. Lucy and Antonio worked tirelessly to tailor make our Y7 trip to the Bay of Naples; such a wonderful experience for pupils and staff.”