The Vesuvius Observatory, Sorrento/Bay of Naples

Situated on the slopes of Mount Vesuvius, this Observatory is the surveillance centre for monitoring the three volcanoes which threaten the Campanian region of Italy: Mount Vesuvius, Campi Flegrei and Ischia.

Expert guides take the visitors through educational tours in volcanology and geophysics, and demonstrate the collection of geophysics instruments and the rock collection from Vesuvius' most recent eruptions, and finishes with real time observation of seismic and geochemical data.

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Expert Local Guides

One of our expert guides can accompany you when you visit the Geographical sites. The guides are highly experienced and know the sites extremely well.  We recommended their services for Pompeii, Herculaneum, the Phlegraean Fields and Capri.  Half and Full day options are available.  A site guide is automatically included when visiting Vesuvius. Please contact our expert team at FHT travel for prices and full details about ou read more ...


Less well known and smaller than Pompeii but better preserved due to the way it was impacted by the Vesuvius eruption of 79AD.  Less falling ash and rather increasing levels of superheated pyroclastic material filled the town, meaning less damage to the buildings from above.  Consequently the detail on display in this wealthier town is of an excellent standard. The discovery in recent years of some 300 skeletons along the s read more ...

Mount Vesuvius

A visit to this famous volcano is not to be missed!  The mountain itself was once 3000m high rather than the 1281m of today. Its violent outburst in AD 79 not only drowned Pompeii in pumice and pushed the coastline back several kilometres but also destroyed much of the mountain top, creating a huge caldera and two new peaks. Your coach will take you over 1000m up before meeting your guide for a 30-minute walk to the crater rim where t read more ...


A visit to Pompeii allows students to see, hear and learn about the famous eruption in 79AD which buried, and consequently preserved this famous town.  Exploring the site and free map, enables students to consider the town planning of the site and see some of the Roman Architecture and frescos still visible. Wander the original streets with their shops and houses, visit the amphitheatre and the forum area and examine the preserved human c read more ...

The Island of Capri

Take a ferry or Hydrofoil from the easily reached port of Sorrento to this beautiful island. On arrival we highly recommend Geography groups take a laser boat ride (1 hr) on a lap of the island to see up close the dramatic coastal features such as the Natural Arch and the Faraglione landforms.  After a quick exploration of the port area, you can take the funicular up to Capri take a stroll down Via Camerelle, the street famous for it read more ...

Amalfi Coast

The Amalfi Coast is a UNESCO World Heritage site, and once you have driven along the idyllic winds of the cliffs, through picture postcard scenery its easy to see why.  You’ll have photo stops en route as well as a couple of hours to explore Amalfi. Once at the end of the route there are options for your groups including continuing on to visit the famous Vanullo Mozzerlla Buffalo farm, or perhaps the Petrosa Caves.  The tow read more ...

La Fabbrica Della Pasta di Gragnano

Making pasta in Gragnano is an ancient form of art that involves history, culture, patience, secrets and traditions. Students can see the production process during a 30 minute guided tour of the factory before receiving a small reminder of their visit.   Please contact our expert team at FHT today for prices and full details of this visit that can form part of your next educational study trip to Italy. 

Mozzarella Farm Visit in Sorrento

Meet the owners of this family farm, hear about the farms history and enjoy a fascinating demonstration of how both mozzarella and ricotta are made, before tasting sample of the two.  You can also extend your stay and enjoy home-made pizzas from the wood-burning oven. This is a great extra little trip that will give your students an insight to Italian hospitality and way of life. Please contact our expert team at FHT today for prices read more ...

Evening Activities

Hotel Meeting Rooms use in the Evenings Most of our hotels are happy for groups to make use of their facilities for evening catch-ups or quizzes. Sorrento Bowling The Sorrento bowling alley is within easy walking distance from the centre and provides a good option to entertain your group. The Sorrento Musical 'Tarentella' Show The Sorrento Musical takes its cue from the “Tarantella”, a typical dance read more ...

Cultural Visits

Sorrento Lemon Farm Visit Enjoy a 45 minutes walk-through this beautiful garden that has been around for several generations. Benches line the paths so that visitors can relax among the trees. It’s very peaceful inside. The grove owners grow orange trees, too. At the end of the walk is a store that sells various home made goods.   Mozzarella Farm Visit in Sorrento Meet the owners of this family farm, hear about t read more ...

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