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Comparison of two worlds: Sorrento and Pompeii

The ancient Roman city of Pompeii sleeps under the rain of lapilli and ash of the volcano Vesuvius, which immersed it in 79 AD. Here, time stands still. The houses, pots and pans and all of the furnishings remain as they were at the moment of the eruption. Visiting Pompeii will be an unforgettable experience because you will be able to see ancient Roman civilization before your very eyes: the forum, basilica, streets, houses, temples, bottegas and bath complexes.  All in contrast to Sorrento, still today brimming with life, thanks to the talent of its artisans who continue to produce everything from carved wood to limoncello according to tradition. A tour of the artisan workshops is obligatory for finding a special item to take home, whether you would like a bottle of limoncello or a lemon soap.