AMALFI DELIGHTS

4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS

A short break to live the vibrant Naples and the breathtaking Amalfi Coast.

Day 1 – Arrival

Arrive at Naples airport (or train station), meet with your driver and transfer to your hotel. Naples is thousands of colours…. this is what a popular song in Italy says. Naples is one of the Mediterranean Sea's largest and most captivating art cities. Capital of the Region of Campania, it is the third largest commune in Italy after Rome and Milan. The city dominates the Gulf of Naples, expanding from
the Sorrentine Peninsula to the volcanic area of the Phlegraean Fields. It offers an extremely evocative vista of the imposing Vesuvian mount and the three magnificent islands of Capri, Ischia and Procida – three jewels that rise like Venus from the sea. Besides its gorgeous scenery, Naples owes its much-deserved fame to the charm and intrigue of its historic centre – a historic centre that counts 2500 years of fascinating existence, and that was therefore added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1995. Naples is this and much more: incredible food traditions (two of the most iconic Italian delicacies are from here: pasta and pizza), breathtaking sceneries and surroundings, warm hospitality, incredible monuments, museums and archaeological sites.

Day 2 – CAPRI

Breakfast in the hotel. Today we’ll visit the wonderful island of Capri. Capri, a small island made of limestone carved with cliffs and caves, has been considered for centuries a gem of the Mediterranean Sea. Going back to the past, the island has been occupied by Greeks, Romans, Western and Eastern emperors, as well as pirates and tyrants. Traces of these occupants are still visible at present. In the second half of the 19th century, Capri became a popular resort for European artists, writers and other celebrities. The tour manager will meet you up at the nearest pickup point to your accommodation between 8 and 9 am and will take you to the harbour where you will board the hydrofoil with your fellow passengers. Tickets will be purchased before departure with the assistance of the tour leader (hydrofoil fee not included in this quote so please prepare on time cash). Once in Capri, you will be taken around the main attractions of this small and loved island. Minibus from Capri harbour to Anacapri, from here to Capri and back to the harbour. Lunch break at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, return to Naples and drop off at your hotel.

Day 3 – POMPEI AND AMALFI DRIVE

Breakfast in the hotel and check out. We will have an intense day visiting Pompeii excavation and the Amalfi Coast. Bring your luggage with you because, at the end of the excursion, you’ll move to the Amalfi hotel. Pick up at your hotel or at the nearest meeting point and departure to Pompeii.

Pompeii was a town that disappeared from the maps and from people’s memories as it was completely buried under the ashes erupted by a volcano in 79 AD. That dramatic day, in a matter of few hours, stopped the lives of an entire bustling city to only come unearthed many centuries later. These ruins give an incredible picture of ancient Romans’ daily life and their original urban setting: homes, shops, frescoes, thermal baths, mosaics and much more. Included in this tour there is a stop to a Cameos and Corals workshop, to learn more about this ancient art-craft, for which the Neapolitan school is still considered of great importance. Cameos in particular are carved sea shells representing scenes of mythological deities.

Lunch in a local restaurant. Continue the tour to the Amalfi Drive. This tour will take you to a 30-mile scenic road along the Amalfi Coast, 4 also known as the ”light blue ribbon” (Nastro Azzurro). Built in 1832 by the Bourbons, this road hasn’t changed much ever since. It runs along the Lattari Mountains coastline, passing by a number of small villages nestled in the rocks and considered amongst the prettiest in the Mediterranean. Inhabited since the VI century BC by the Greeks and previously by local indigenous people, this area mainly shares the same history of neighbouring Naples. Tourism, fishing and farming are the main sources of income for locals. The most popular products are the Limoncello liqueur; the colourful ceramic art-crafts from the traditional school of Vietri and the famous Carta d’Amalfi, an exclusive type of paper made out of cloths (linen, cotton and hemp). All these items are sold by the many shops available in Amalfi. During the road trip, the driver will stop one or two times to the nicest spots to let you enjoy the view and take pictures.

In Amalfi, you will have some time on your own to stroll around and do your favourite activities, such as shopping, or simply relax by sipping a cappuccino or else. Sorrento & Positano will be seen from the top. At the end of the excursion, drop off at your hotel in Amalfi.

Day 4 – DEPARTURE

 

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