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Our History

Specialising in archaeology and art tours, Askos Tours aims to bring Italy’s cultural riches to life in an insightful and entertaining way. As well as trips around Naples — the bustling, atmospheric Campanian capital — Askos Tours can also arrange a variety of travel experiences for visitors looking to make unforgettable Italian memories, with particular expertise in Pompeii, Herculaneum, Amalfi, Sorrento, Capri, Positano, Rome, Vatican and Florence. The name ‘Askos’ is a rather symbolic one, referring to a type of ancient Greek vessel used to carry liquids such as oil or wine. The company’s founder, archaeologist Emiliano Tufano, once found an askos during an excavation — the relic has since become a symbol of exploration and discovery for Emiliano. Askos Tours strives to offer the very best in private and small group tours in order to help travellers gain a deeper understanding of the world of archaeology, art and local traditions.

Expert guides and carefully designed itineraries mean visitors can explore thousands of yearsof history in a light-hearted, engaging way. As an added bonus, Askos Tours’ programmes are fully customisable and can be tailored to guests’ preferences and interests.

Askos Tours encourages travellers to immerse themselves in local culinary traditions. Tucking into the very best in regional Italian fare and sampling fine local wines are must-do activities for any Italian adventure.

Drawing on a wealth of expertise, as well as years of experience, Askos Tours’ guides and leaders share a commitment to flexibility and a person-oriented approach. Its routes, planning and logistics are constantly updated, and the guides are subject to continuous training to ensure guests embark on the most comprehensive, informative and inspirational trip possible.

The perfect educational tour should strike a balance between exploring the past and highlighting any relevance to the present day — a rule Askos Tours’ guides keep in mind. Askos Tours offers travellers the chance to discover not only the past, but also modern local culture.

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