Excellent trip to Positano Sorrento and Pompeii!!
Met our English speaking driver right off of our cruise port holding a sign with our name on it - super easy and led to his clean Mercedes sedan for navigating the narrow streets of Positano. He told us a lot about the city of Naples and the outskirts as we headed to Positano. We stopped a few times at scenic spots along the way for breathtaking vistas and photos along the way. driving down the narrow streets of Positano was something we will never forget! He parked as close as he could do the downtown area and showed us where to meet him in a couple of hours and we were off exploring the shops and cafes and beaches of Positano. This is a bucket-list destination that has to be seen in person!
After Positano we headed back toward Sorrento where the plan was to walk around a bit and try their world famous pizza for lunch (did NOT disappoint!). Sorrento is beautiful and easier to get around than Positano is as the streets are flat. We stopped for a quick espresso and then met up with our driver at the designated meeting point for our trip to Pompeii.
Giovanni spoke great English and explained things along the way and answered our questions. He made arrangements where to meet up with Paolo our private tour guide in Pompeii (all arranged by Driver in Rome) and he was right outside as expected! Paolo was super enthusiastic about Pompeii and there was nothing he didn't know about what happened here 2,000 years ago! There was still paint on the walls from this ancient town, he showed us the brothels and forum and amphitheater of Pompeii, much of which is still in very good shape! We noticed others listening to our tour guide whenever he spoke as he was so animated and interested in everything he was saying! When a fellow tour guide passed us he said 'you know that you have the best tour guide here, don't you??'
Pompeii was VERY hot and we had brought umbrellas that we used here and there, they were helpful. Pompeii is a must see if you are nearby!
After Pompeii, Paolo returned us to Giovanni for the trip back to the port! a lot of driving but we saw so much and were safe on the road with Giovanni's excellent driving skills. Thank you so much!!