Among the things to do in winter in Sorrento in addition to those we have told you here there is certainly a visit to the excavations of Pompei, one of the most beautiful archaeological sites in world and certainly one of the best maintained. To live an experience that is one sort of time travel.
How do you get to Pompeii from Sorrento?
There are two ways, one that we would like to advise you especially in winter and one for summer.
It is possible to reach Pompei with the “Circumvesuviana” from Sorrento or from S.Agnello (which is the one closest to the Seven Hostel) stopping at Pompei Scavi – “Villa dei Misteri“.
The journey takes about 30 minutes and the arrival stop is right nearby of the entrance to the Pompeii excavations, so really super convenient especially in winter when the turnout on the Circumvesuviana trains is lower and therefore there are
more possibilities to find a seat and travel a little more comfortable. Eye always at train times and station notices.
In summer, however, our advice is to reach the excavations of Pompei with a car with driver, to avoid the crush of the train that reaches levels in summer very high and maybe sharing the trip with some other guest of the Seven (so the
travel also becomes a way to meet new people. For this solution you can always ask us at reception.
What to see in Pompeii in one day
As we said above, visiting the excavations of Pompeii is a kind of journey in the time: the houses, places of worship and gatherings of the city are practically intact.
The lava that buried the city in 79 AC, destroying it, was also from a certain point of view, its salvation (at least for us who succeed centuries still to visit it).
As if buried by a blanket, during the excavations, bodies emergedand houses giving us the exact idea of what life was like in Pompei before the eruption of Vesuvius.
Our advice is to arrive early in the morning and start your visit from the Forum and the Temple of Apollo and then continue towards the amphitheater. The home not to be missed is certainly the House of the Faun, one of the best preserved and among the largest remained standing perfect to understand what the life of a wealthy inhabitant of Pompeii was like.