Day Tour

Phlegrean Fields Tour

Duration 8 hours
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What’s included?:

  • Private English speaking driver
  • Parking
  • Highway tolls
  • Fuel

Not included:

  • Entrance ticket to monuments
  • Lunch
  • Tips

Tour Description

The Phlegrean Fields, "the burning fields", as the ancient Greeks who colonized this part of Italy, nearly three thousands years ago, called it. A place of profound and ancient fascination. Here history, legend, myth and mystery melt into a tickle landscape. A tour that is off the beaten tracks of crowded mainstream tourism. A whole new discovery, especially for those who have already been to this part of Italy and having visited before the most popular sites like Pompeii, the Vesuvius, Sorrento etc., would like to see and experience something different, but nevertheless intriguing, interesting and drenched with beauty. Yet another surprising facet of this amazing country.

This area was a mandatory destination of the legendary "grand tour" of Europe to which took part the offsprings of the most powerful, European families that sent their heirs on an educational trip of knowledge of the classic common, ancient roots. This is a place of extraordinary beauty, where a combination of natural delightful landscapes and ancient vestiges create an incomparable scenery. Archaeology lovers will find much to see here, like the impressive ruins of the Greek city of "Cumae" and archeological parks like the roman city of "baia" with its thermal baths, the third largest and amazingly preserved roman amphitheater in the world in the town of Pozzuoli, a medieval castle over the sea, mysterious lakes like "Averno" believed, by the Greeks, to be one of the gates to ades, the underworld. A visit to the inside of a live volcano called "solfatara" is one of the most attractive and intriguing aspects of this tour which allows the visitor to actually walk, safely, inside a volcano crater and feel, smell, see its power. Sulfur fumes and boiling mud will surround you and a carousel of flower fragrances and colors will leave you in awe.