7 days/ 6 nights
Day 1: Naples – Sorrento: Arrival in Naples. Panoramic visit of the historic city center with the cardos and decumani (ancient Roman streets), passing through the main squares and streets, San Gregorio Armeno or the Sansevero Chapel where beautiful sculptures such as the Veiled Christ are preserved. Churches dot the old town like Santa Chiara with its majolica cloister or the Gesù Nuovo church, an example of the resplendent Neapolitan Baroque. You can continue and visit San Domenico Maggiore or the underground Naples, an archaeological path of the ancient Greco-Roman city, located more than ten meters deep from the current city, or a visit to the Cathedral with the Chapel of the Treasury, a place symbolic of the city where the relics of San Gennaro are preserved and venerated. To end this half-day visit on your own, we suggest making a stop at the church of Pio Monte di Misericordia where since 1606 the work of Caravaggio’s “Seven Works of Mercy” is preserved on the altar, the only painting that can be seen exclusively in Naples. In the afternoon, you can continue with the visit of Naples or move to the Sorrento Peninsula, where your boutique hotel is located, the home base of your vacation. You can start with a walk through the historic center of Sorrento. Visiting Sorrento is an immersive experience; let yourself be embraced by its beauty found not only in the stunning buildings, but on every corner. The best way to do it? Getting lost in the alleys, letting the energy of the city guide your way. Don’t forget to set aside some time to sample some excellent locally produced limoncello. Return to the hotel, dinner at the hotel or in a typical restaurant on the Amalfi Coast.
Day 2: Sorrento – Campi Flegrei – Almafi – Sorrento: Breakfast at the hotel. This morning we propose an excursion to the Flegrean Fields, an hour’s drive from the Amalfi Coast, which enchants with its volcanic phenomena, the characteristic smell of sulfur, its volcanic lakes and archaeological sites. You can visit the submerged city of Baia and then to the Mirabilis Pool (the largest perfectly preserved cistern of antiquity). Also worthy of a visit is the archaeological site of Cuma with the famous Antro della Sibilla or the Casina Vanvitelliana al Fusaro. We recommend having lunch near Lake Miseno or at a farm near Lake Averno with a visit to a vineyard; or a typical restaurant where you can eat local cuisine based on fish. In the afternoon, return to the Amalfi Coast and stop in the town of Amalfi. This charming coastal town can be experienced in half a day. The first obligatory stop should be the Cathedral of Sant’Andrea, which dominates the main square of Amalfi, and not only in a figurative sense. Continue with the Sant’Andrea fountain, or head towards the Vagliendola neighborhood, one of the most characteristic of the town and one of the best preserved. In addition to the old aristocratic and turreted houses, you may also be interested in the Hotel Capuchin (the former Convent of San Pietro della Canonica) or the Paper Museum. Another site worth a visit is the Arsenale, the shipyard where most of the life of the city was spent when it was a powerful and respected Maritime Republic. Tonight you can enjoy an excellent fish dinner in one of the beautiful restaurants on the Amalfi Coast.
Day 3: Sorrento – Pompeii – Vesuvius – Sorrento: Breakfast at the hotel. Spend the morning visiting Pompeii, destroyed by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD, which gives us an insight into the life of ancient Romans through perfectly preserved buildings, everyday objects, food or jewelry. Lunch on Vesuvius in a traditional winery, where in addition to eating local dishes, you can taste local wines such as Falanghina, Pièdirosso, Lacrima and Christi then take a walk among the vineyards. In the afternoon, take a tour of the famous volcano, Vesuvius: the most popular route will take you towards the crater and arrive at the Great Cone of Vesuvio. It is not a particularly exhausting hike, and does not require preparation for trekking. If you are interested in visiting Vesuvius from other angles, enjoy the flora and fauna of Vesuvius National Park.
Day 4: Sorrento – Positano – Emerald Grotto – Sorrento: Breakfast at the hotel. This morning you can head towards Conca dei Marini to visit the Emerald Grotto. In addition to the crystal clear water, the beauty of the cave walls will leave you in awe. The rock, in fact, has been “carved” by time, by the sea, by the air and the result is a kind of bas-reliefs, but also stalagmites and stalactites that is sure to amaze you. The name of the cave derives from the emerald color that reflects the water in the area, also thanks to an underwater fissure through which the sunlight escapes. For lunch, you can stop in the Conca dei Marini area. With its characteristic white architecture, Conca dei Marini is a great way to experience the particular charm of this port. Its inhabited area, unique in its kind for having been conceived on a vertical axis, ascends, on a buttress of the Lattari Mountains, spreading over splendid terraces that descend into a romantic cove. Dreamy white houses leaning against each other, suspended between sea and sky, with bushes and citrus on the characteristic terraces, almost defying the force of gravity. You will have plenty of time to visit the many art galleries that color this town, and the Church of Santa Maria Assunta, characterized by a dome covered with precious majolica. Shopping in Positano is a must. Positano fashion is world renowned for its combination of Italian chic and seaside charm, ranging from luxury to artisan goods. Since the 1960s, the centuries-old tradition of linen and hemp weaving combined with that of embroidery and crochet, has created a unique clothing style, uniquely combining natural materials, bright colors and floral decorations. In Positano stores, original leather sandals are made to order and custom-made by skilled and skilled artisans. For dinner you can stop in Positano, and enjoy an aperitif at sunset on one of the beautiful “rooftops” of the hotels, which offer an impressive view.
Day 5: Sorrento – Capri – Blue Grotto – Sorrento: Breakfast at the hotel. Today you can take a boat trip to the beautiful island of Capri and take the opportunity to enter the stunning Blue Grotto. Upon reaching the island you will see Marina Grande with the typical landscape composed of colorful fishermen’s houses and Marina Piccola with its piercing blue bay. In the morning, stroll through the Gardens of Augustus and enjoy the great variety of flowers and plants, and enjoy the view of the Capri coast from above. Villa Jovis, the largest of the residences built by the Roman Emperor Tiberius, can be reached by walking a long path that climbs to the top of Capri. Also worth visiting are the Certosa di San Giacomo, the church of San Michele Arcangelo and Villa San Michele. During the Capri tour, you cannot miss a walk through the famous Piazzetta and the many boutiques in the area. For lunch, you have several options to choose from. There are numerous restaurants on the island but if you need suggestions for an excellent fish lunch with a breathtaking view, we will be at your disposal. Enjoy your afternoon with a visit to the splendid Blue Grotto. Get on a rowboat, lie down and let yourself be guided by the sailor under an entrance arch only one meter high. At first you will only see darkness, then suddenly everything will be colored with blue and transparent reflections while the echo of Neapolitan songs bounces off the stone walls. At least once in your life you should experience why this is Capri’s most famous attraction. Return to the mainland in the late afternoon. Dinner can be at the hotel or in one of the typical restaurants on the Amalfi Coast.
Day 6: Sorrento – Salerno – Vietri Sul Mare – Sorrento: Breakfast at the hotel. On the last day of your tour in Campania you can head to a place that is very often forgotten, but definitely worth visiting: Salerno. From Castello Arechi to Lungomare Trieste, Salerno’s beauty can be experienced in one day. You can follow an urban hiking route that will introduce you to the old Via dei Mercanti, which runs through the entire historic center. Next you will discover the Provincial Pinacoteca, the Cathedral of Salerno, the Complex from Santa Sofia, from the Minerva Gardens and finally, from the Villa Comunale. Once the home of the first and most important medical school in all of Europe, Salerno capital of Italy during World War II. In case you want to split the day up, in the afternoon we advise you to move to Vietri sul Mare, a few kilometers away. The origins of Vietri go back to ancient Marcina, an Etruscan town, located where Marina di Vietri is today. Renowned for its wealth, elegance and luxury, Marcina, the classic ancestor of Vietri sul Mare, was famous in ancient times for the cult of the arts and the development of maritime and land trade. The sites that characterize the historic center of the last town on the southern Amalfi Coast are quite fascinating. Among the monuments to visit and places of cultural interest, we suggest the Parish Church of San Giovanni Battista and Villa Guariglia, the Torre de Marina di Vietri and the Ponte di Molina. Also notable is the Solimene ceramic factory, whose interior contains a vast collection contemporary ceramic. Ceramics, one of the typical products of Vietri sul Mare, has made the city famous all over the world: the ceramic industry took hold at the end of the Renaissance and has since been a symbol of Vietri sul Mare. In many small coastal towns, artistic ceramics decorate alleys and streets, making the urban and coastal landscape even more colorful. Its most extraordinary characteristic, however, is that each ceramic is a unique piece, there are no duplicates. Dinner in one of the typical restaurants of the Amalfi Coast, return to the hotel.
Day 7: Sorrento – Naples: Breakfast at the hotel and departure to the Naples airport. End of our services.
P.s. Tour itinerary’s, for technical reasons, can be changed or inverted without notice. We will guarantee all previous visits, excursions and services.
ATTENTION: EXCURSION TO CAPRI IS SUBJECT TO THE SEA/WEATHER CONDITIONS
– Accommodation with buffet breakfast in 4-star hotels
– 1 limoncello tasting
– 1 dinner at a local restaurant on the Amalfi Coast – 3 courses (without drinks)
– 1 lunch (2 courses – no drinks) with wine tasting at the winery / restaurant in the Vesuvius area
– 1 Aglianico del Vulture wine tasting in the cellar
– 1 dinner at a local restaurant in Positano – 3 courses (without drinks)
– Entrance fees at following monuments: Amalfi Cathedral – Campi Flegrei – Vesuvius – Pompeii ruins – Emerald Grotto – Blue Grotto in Capri (boat and entrance to the Blue Grotto)
– Transportation (car, minivan, bus) available according to the indicated program.
Attention: the driver by law cannot drive more than 08 hours a day, so he will not be available for eventual night excursions or dinners at local restaurants.
Attention: the driver may vary during the trip (not always the same driver)
– Mandatory parkings
– Roundtrip hydrofoil ticket to Capri
– Excursion to Capri with public ferry round trip.
Attention: in case of cancellation of the excursion to Capri due to weather reasons, no refund will be made.
– Transport in Capri with shuttle / minibuses
– English-speaking local guide at disposal for the whole trip
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