Geography Trips to Bay of Naples

The volcanic geology of the Bay of Naples is responsible for some of the most spectacular scenery in Italy and is a great example of an environment defined by physical processes and the threat of natural disaster.  

Home to Mount Vesuvius, one of Europe’s only active volcanos, the spectacular cliffs of the Sorrentine peninsula and Caves of Capri, it is an ideal place to explore the themes of hazard management, plate tectonics and other core geography topics. Indeed the area is home to several world-renowned geological wonders, whose accessibility make it the perfect destination for a geography study trip.   

 

Curriculum Topics Key Stage 4

  • Tectonic Hazards
  • Content of the World Around Us

Curriculum Topics Key Stage 5

  • Coastal Landscapes and Change
  • Tectonic Processes and Hazards

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Popular itinerary

Our sample itinerary provides you with an idea of the visits you can cover during your trip. We can tailor-make an itinerary to support your specific learning outcomes.

Morning Afternoon Evening
1 Check in to UK airport for flight Arrive Rome Airport. Guided Walking Tour of Rome including visit to the Colosseum Transfer to Sorrento, evening meal at hotel
2 Day trip exploring Pompeii, Herculaneum and Vesuvius Meal at hotel following by Bowling
3 Day Trip to Capri, including hydrofoil from Sorrento, Port funicular and tour of AnaCapri Pizza Making Workshop
4 Visit to Pozzuoli Transfer to Rome airport for return flight Arrive UK, onward travel to school
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Morning Check in to UK airport for flight
Afternoon Arrive Rome Airport. Guided Walking Tour of Rome including visit to the Colosseum
Evening Transfer to Sorrento, evening meal at hotel
Morning Day trip exploring Pompeii, Herculaneum and Vesuvius
Afternoon
Evening Meal at hotel following by Bowling
Morning Day Trip to Capri, including hydrofoil from Sorrento, Port funicular and tour of AnaCapri
Afternoon
Evening Pizza Making Workshop
Morning Visit to Pozzuoli
Afternoon Transfer to Rome airport for return flight
Evening Arrive UK, onward travel to school

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Reasons to Visit

Mount Vesuvius

Take a trip to the top of Mount Vesuvius, the volcano that dominates the skyline of the Amalfi Coast. You can walk to the top of the mountain, and see close up the volcano that erupted and buried Pompei almost 2000 years ago.

Pompeii

One of the most famous ancient sites in the world. Almost 2000 years ago Mount Vesuvius erupted covering Pompeii in ash, preserving life as it was 2000 years ago, and excavations are ongoing. Plaster cast was poured in the holes in the ash created by bodies, and the result is realistic models of the people buried by the ash.

Guided Visit to the Island of Capri

The island of Capri, is famed for its rugged landscape and designer boutiques and cafes. The island is characterised by the limestone Faraglioni landforms shaped over many years by the erosive power of the sea. A guided tour includes a guide, Hydrofoil from Sorrento, bus to AnaCapri, with its narrow streets and typical small squares, and port funicular. The islands famous caves are only accessible by Laserboat which can be added on to the guided day trip at an additional cost.

Phlegraean Fields

The Phlegraean Fields is an area north of Naples made up of approximately 40 ancient volcanoes and is a landscape that abounds with steaming fumaroles and boiling mud. The Phlegraean Fields are also known for the excellent examples of Bradyism, or the rising or lowering of ground levels due to fluctuations in magma chambers below ground. As recently as the 1980s, the ground rose 1.8 meters in just a couple of years. Visit the Temple of Serapis in Pozzuoli, and Monte Nuovo, Europe's youngest Volcano.

Herculaneum

The eruption of Vesuvius in 79AD buried this town in an airtight layer of solidified volcanic mud, unlike the volcanic ash of Pompeii which took a while to settle and become compressed. Excavations have revealed the ancient town, and have revealed facts such as diet, clothing and furniture.

Pozzuoli

A spa town in the centre of the Phlegrean Fields west of Naples. An area of bubbling volcanic activity, the town of Pozzuoli has the remains of Roman market places and an amphitheatre which was the third largest in the ancient world. Here exotic animals were shipped in to the towns port and used in contests.

Ischia

Ischia is an island of volcanic origins in Italy's Campania region, at the northern end of the Bay of Naples. The island is easily reached by ferries and hydrofoils from Naples and is part of a large volcanic area that was very active in the distant past, and its rocks and mountains bear witness to their volcanic formation.

Caves of Pertosa

The Angel Caves of Pertosa unwind for about 2500m across tunnels and immense caverns; they are characterised by the beauty of their stalactite and stalagmite formations and for the impressive caverns, unique in Italy.


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What you say

Itinerary was varied and interesting. We were able to easily change the day of Vesuvius to allow for better weather and our guide was excellent. 

Dartford Grammar School for Girls