A must-do day trip from Sorrento, visiting the ruins of the lost city of Pompei offers a fascinating walkthrough experience for both kids and adults. The archeological ruins here are a memorial to the eruption of the volcano Vesuvius in 79 AD, and it’s amazing to see houses preserved as they were at the moment of the catastrophic event. Consider upgrading to the audio guide to make the most of the experience, and visit later in the afternoon to avoid the crowds and intense sun.
April to October, 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. daily
November to March, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily
$15.50 per person; free for kids under 18