Enchanting Southern Italy
Southern Italy beguiles every sense. Step back in time to the Roman Empire in the beautiful Bay of Naples. Tour ancient cities and marble temples, and explore pastel-hued villages on the Amalfi Coast. All while savouring exquisite regional delicacies.
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Day 1: 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.
Hotel: Il Granaio dei Casabella or similar
Day 2: 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.
Hotel: The Minori Palace Hotel or similar, 5 nights
Day 3: 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.
Day 4: 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.
Day 5: 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, cafés and restaurants of Capri town before returning to Minori.
Day 6: 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.
Day 7: 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.
|2020 Dates & Prices||Twin Share||Solo Traveller|
|September: 02, 07, 14, 21||$3,779.00||$4,919.00|
|October: 04, 11, 18||$3,699.00||$4,629.00|
|2021 Dates & Prices|
|Meals:||6 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners|
|Transport:||Premium Mini-coach transportation & Ferry to Capri|
|Accommodation:||6 nights boutique accommodation|
|Guide:||Experienced Back-Roads Driver and Tour Leader|
|Entrance Fees & Touring:||Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary|
* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.