Private Avellino Tour with Wine Tasting Includes: services of a professional tour guide, door-to-door transportation, tolls, taxes, fuel and parking.
Not Included: Cost of wine tasting
Departure Points – Positano, Ravello or Sorrento.
This private tour from Sorrento or Amalfi Coast features the historic wine-making town of Avellino, known for its noble wines and turbulent history of natural disasters and wartime bombings. The town has been struck hard throughout the centuries by earthquakes and ashfall from numerous eruptions of Vesuvius. As a result, unfortunately, much of the original architecture no longer stands.
You will start your private tour of Avellino with a brief visit to the town center. Here you can pay a visit to the town’s neo-classical cathedral, built on the site of a famous Roman villa built around 129 BC and abandoned after the eruption of Vesuvius and associated earthquake in 346. The cathedral also hosts an interesting Norman crypt.
Other sights of interest you can visit in Avellino include the Museo Irpino, displaying archaeological finds from the area; the Palazzo della Dogana; and the baroque clock tower.
After a brief tour of the town, you will enjoy a visit to Avellino’s best known main wine cellars, featuring three classic wines: the Greco di Tufo, an aristocratic white wine first introduced by the Greeks; the Fiano, an antique white wine from the Latin vitis apiana (as it attracts bees); and the Taursi, a red what was Campania’s first to be awarded the prestigious DOCG.
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