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Enchanting Southern Italy: Naples to Naples

Duration
9 Days
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US$ 2,958

Ignite your senses on a journey through Southern Italy. Heading from Naples to Minori, Ravello, and Positano, you’ll step back in time to the days of the Roman Empire, tour ancient cities, visit pastel-hued villages, and savour exquisite regional delicacies.


This 9-day Italian vacation takes you to charming coastal towns and villages along the Amalfi Coast.

Your trip to Italy begins in Naples, the treasure of the Amalfi Coast and the birthplace of Neapolitan culture. In Naples, you’ll have just enough time to explore the historical city centre and see the Veiled Christ statue inside Cappella Sansevero before heading to Pompeii to explore an ancient Roman city that was engulfed in volcanic ash during the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius. Spend the evening in Paestum, an ancient Greek city dating back to 600B.C. Continue to Tenuta Seliano where you’ll learn about buffalo mozzarella and enjoy a cooking lesson. Head on to Minori, a charming commune along the coastline that’s known for its incredible pastries and ancient Roman sites.

Minori will be your home base as you explore the nearby towns and villages of the Amalfi. In the resort town of Ravello, head to a lemon farmhouse to learn about the Italian delicacies of limoncello, lemon salad, and lemon gelato. In Amalfi, you’ll head on a walking tour across the steep cliffs to see the charming historical buildings along the coastline. In chic Positano, visit a ceramics specialist to learn about this ancient Italian craft and join a ceramic colouring class. Cruise to the island of Capri to ride the funicular up to the island summit and journey through the breathtaking lemon groves, gardens, and narrow lanes that define the island.

While staying in Minori, you’ll also visit Maiori and Vietri to learn more about ceramics, admire the coastline, and enjoy a farewell dinner before you begin your journey back to Naples. On the way back to Naples, stop by the 18th-century royal palace of Caserta, known for its opulent Baroque architecture. You’ll also visit a farmhouse in Sant’Agata de’Goti to sample some Falanghina wines, made from rare black grapes, before reaching Naples and ending your vacation.


 

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Duration
9 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,958

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Day 1

Naples Airport or Railway Station to Hotels

Duration20 Minutes

Hotel La Ciliegina

Created in June 2010 in the heart of Naples, La Ciliegina is a short walk from the San Carlo theatre, Castel Nuovo, Umberto I gallery and from the Angioino dock. The structure has been renovated by a team of excellent Neapolitan architects who were able to modernize the rooms whilst retaining its tradition style. La Ciliegina features a rooftop terrace with hot tub and sun loungers. From here you have panoramic views of Naples and Mount Vesuvius. Castel Nuovo castle is 300 metres away. The ultra-modern rooms come with hydro-massage shower and LCD TV. Each room is spacious and air conditioned. They all feature a minibar, safe, and handmade local furniture.

Meal Plan Buffet Breakfast
Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Hotel La Ciliegina

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    Hotel La Ciliegina



    Created in June 2010 in the heart of Naples, La Ciliegina is a short walk from the San Carlo theatre, Castel Nuovo, Umberto I gallery and from the Angioino dock. The structure has been renovated by a team of excellent Neapolitan architects who were able ...

    Created in June 2010 in the heart of Naples, La Ciliegina is a short walk from the San Carlo theatre, Castel Nuovo, Umberto I gallery and from the Angioino dock. The structure has been renovated by a team of excellent Neapolitan architects who were able to modernize the rooms whilst retaining its tradition style. La Ciliegina features a rooftop terrace with hot tub and sun loungers. From here you have panoramic views of Naples and Mount Vesuvius. Castel Nuovo castle is 300 metres away. The ultra-modern rooms come with hydro-massage shower and LCD TV. Each room is spacious and air conditioned. They all feature a minibar, safe, and handmade local furniture.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Reception
    • 24 Hour Room Service
    • Air Conditioning
    • Concierge
    • Spa Services

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Day 2

Naples - Pompeii - Paestum

After we've met the group, a local guide will lead us into the labyrinthine streets of Naples' historic centre in search of the Cappella Sansevero - the home of the Veiled Christ, one of the finest sculptures in the world.

The afternoon will transport us back in time, with a visit to one of the world's most famous archaeological wonders: Pompeii.

Tonight, we'll clink glasses over a welcome dinner in World Heritage-Listed Paestum.

Meal Plan Dinner
Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Hotel Il Granaio Dei Casabella

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    Hotel Il Granaio Dei Casabella



    Located inside the archaeological area, opposite the "Porta Aurea", one of the four gates of the ancient city of Paestum, Il Granaio dei Casabella is a restored farm turned into a country hotel. It conserves all its original charm, in a calm environment which allows ...

    Located inside the archaeological area, opposite the "Porta Aurea", one of the four gates of the ancient city of Paestum, Il Granaio dei Casabella is a restored farm turned into a country hotel. It conserves all its original charm, in a calm environment which allows the guests to enjoy a pleasant and relaxing stay. The welcoming lounge with its large hearth and the various living rooms provide the ideal places for reading, talking and listening to music. The Garden is an ideal frame for events and private parties features a typical Mediterranean vegetation: olive trees, fruit trees, pines, acacias, oleanders and various flowers.

    Facilities

    • Internet Access - Wireless
    • Meeting Rooms Available
    • Parking
    • Room Service Limited Hours

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Day 3

Paestum - Minori

Today we've an appointment at Tenuta Seliano - an authentic farm-inn where we'll be lucky enough to visit the buffaloes and watch the owner make light, fresh mozzarella. We'll then take a guided tour of Paestum before returning to the farm and a kitchen piled high with fresh local produce. Time for a cooking lesson! Our hard work will be rewarded as we tuck into our own creations at lunch with the host family.

Then, we'll end the day in Minori, our base for the next five days.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch
Duration5 Nights
Accommodation

Minori Palace

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    Minori Palace



    The Minor Palace is just a few meters from the sea and overlooks the main street of Minori from which guests can easily walk to the partner restaurants. The charming village offers the wonderful beach, a Roman villa dating back to the first century. B.C. ...

    The Minor Palace is just a few meters from the sea and overlooks the main street of Minori from which guests can easily walk to the partner restaurants.

    The charming village offers the wonderful beach, a Roman villa dating back to the first century. B.C. and is a strategic point for visiting the nearby towns of the Amalfi coast.

    The Minori Palace offers 44 bright rooms with furnished balconies, a nice bar area and a hall, where the tradition of the past marries a rich environment of comfort, offers a happy mix of emotions and situations.

    Facilities

    • Lobby
    • Restaurant

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Day 4

Minori - Ravello - Tramonti - Minori

This morning, we'll make stops at the grand Villa Rufolo (the historical centre of Ravello) and the splendid Villa Cimbrone before moving on to a lemon grove for an afternoon with a zesty twist!

After learning how the lemons are grown, we'll dive into a tasting spread of limoncello, lemon salad and of course, lemon gelato.

Later, dinner will be a group affair.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Day 5

Minori - Amalfi - Positano - Minori

Today's first stop, Amalfi, will be nothing short of wow-inducing. After taking in the sights on a short walking tour, we'll venture onwards to the blissful town of Positano. This afternoon, we'll return to Minori, where we'll meet a local artisan and join a fun ceramic decorating session.

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Day 6

Minori - Capri - Minori

The high life beckons today! After setting sail to the island of Capri, we'll enjoy a ride on the charming funicular railway which will whisk us away from the port and through bright, fragrant lemon groves.

We'll then take some free time to see and be seen among the exclusive boutiques, cafes and restaurants of Capri town before returning to Minori.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Day 7

Minori - Maiori - Vietri - Cetara - Minori

Today, we'll add more pearls to our collection with visits to Maiori and Cetara. After spending the morning exploring, we'll make tracks to Vietri sul Mare which is famous for its hand-painted, vividly coloured ceramics.

Back in Minori, we'll enjoy some free time before coming together for a delicious farewell dinner.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Day 8

Minori - Palace of Caserta - Sant'Agata de'Goti - Naples

Today, we'll say goodbye to the Amalfi Coast and move on to the 18th-century Royal Palace of Caserta, the last great creation of the Italian Baroque period. Then, from the royal to the rustic! Our next stop will be a farmhouse in Sant'Agata de' Goti, where we'll taste fabulous Falanghina wines produced from black grapes grown in the Campania region.

We'll have time for one last Italian lunch before we return to Naples, where our adventure will come to a close.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch

Hotel La Ciliegina

Created in June 2010 in the heart of Naples, La Ciliegina is a short walk from the San Carlo theatre, Castel Nuovo, Umberto I gallery and from the Angioino dock. The structure has been renovated by a team of excellent Neapolitan architects who were able to modernize the rooms whilst retaining its tradition style. La Ciliegina features a rooftop terrace with hot tub and sun loungers. From here you have panoramic views of Naples and Mount Vesuvius. Castel Nuovo castle is 300 metres away. The ultra-modern rooms come with hydro-massage shower and LCD TV. Each room is spacious and air conditioned. They all feature a minibar, safe, and handmade local furniture.

Meal Plan Buffet Breakfast
Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Hotel La Ciliegina

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    Hotel La Ciliegina



    Created in June 2010 in the heart of Naples, La Ciliegina is a short walk from the San Carlo theatre, Castel Nuovo, Umberto I gallery and from the Angioino dock. The structure has been renovated by a team of excellent Neapolitan architects who were able ...

    Created in June 2010 in the heart of Naples, La Ciliegina is a short walk from the San Carlo theatre, Castel Nuovo, Umberto I gallery and from the Angioino dock. The structure has been renovated by a team of excellent Neapolitan architects who were able to modernize the rooms whilst retaining its tradition style. La Ciliegina features a rooftop terrace with hot tub and sun loungers. From here you have panoramic views of Naples and Mount Vesuvius. Castel Nuovo castle is 300 metres away. The ultra-modern rooms come with hydro-massage shower and LCD TV. Each room is spacious and air conditioned. They all feature a minibar, safe, and handmade local furniture.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Reception
    • 24 Hour Room Service
    • Air Conditioning
    • Concierge
    • Spa Services

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    Preferred Hotel
Day 9

Day at Leisure

Today is totally free and at leisure. You can take advantage of any optional activities available or simply relax.

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DEPARTURES:

2019:  Aug 24, 31; Sep 7, 14, 21, 25; Oct 5
2020: Feb 22; May 7, 14; Apr 2, 13, 21; May 2, 9, 23; Jun 6, 13, 20; Jul 4, 11, 18; Aug 1, 19, 22, 30; Sep 1, 6, 13, 20, 27: Oct 3, 10, 17, 30; Nov 7, Dec 5

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Arrival transfer
  • 2 nights’ accommodation in Naples
  • 7 Day Small Group Touring including;
    • 6 nights in boutique accommodation 

    • Premium mini-coach transportation
    • Ferry to the Island of Capri 

    • Experienced Back-Roads Driver and Tour Leader
    • Local guides in Naples, Pompeii, Ravello and Paestum

    • European breakfast daily (B), 2 lunches (L), 3 evening meals (D)
    • Entrance included to all attractions in the itinerary, including: Pompeii, Paestum and the Capri Funicular

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • Visas if required
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Meals not specifically noted in the itinerary
  • Drinks unless specified
  • All international and domestic airfares and airfare taxes unless specified

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please enquire.

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27 Sep 2020
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