There are few more pleasant ways to explore the vineyards in the lava-scarred slopes of Mt Vesuvius than on horseback. This tour takes you for a gentle ride through the Tenuta Le Lune del Vesuvio winery before enjoying a light lunch of its own products paired with its award-winning wines.
You'll be picked up from your hotel and head to the winery on the southeastern foothills of Vesuvius. It lies on fertile volcanic lands 300 metres above sea level. Owned by the Forno family, it produces the famed Lacryma Christi, with grapes from its vineyards – which boast views of the volcano's cone. After instruction, mount your horse for a gentle walk through the vines of Vesuvius National Park for about half an hour.
Then it's back to the winery to munch on seasonal products produced on the estate. And to enhance the tasting, they'll be paired with four of the family's prized wines.