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Welcome to Rome, capital of Italy!
Relax after check-in, or take a leisurely stroll through the city's ancient streets. Then enjoy an evening orientation drive to see St. Peter's Basilica - the perfect introduction to your holiday.
Rome - 1° Overnight
After your breakfast at the hotel, we suggest you to visit the Vatican and it's breathtaking museum, including the Sistine Chapel, St. Peter Square and Basilica.
In the evening take a walking tour of Rome, visiting the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon and Piazza Navona. Don't forget to throw a coin in Trevi Fountain to ensure your return to Rome! Explore the beauty of Ancient Rome that includes the Roman Forum, the Colosseum and the Arch of Constantine.
Rome - 2° Overnight
Early morning departure for Naples by first class rail. Arrive in Naples and transfer to your central hotel.
In the evening take a bus to Posillipo Hill for a sweeping view of the Bay of Naples. Stop for a luscious gelato or a mouthwatering sfogliatella, a decadent regional pastry.
Naples - 3° Overnight
There's never been a better time to appreciate the vibrant beauty and rich culture of Naples. Boasting an amazing history that dates back to 800 BC, Naples is currently experiencing it's own modern-day renaissance.
Being your morning to discovery this vivacious city in Piazza Municipio. See the marvelous 13th century fortess of Castel Nuovo, the opulent Teatro San Carlo, the 15th century Palazzo Reale and the vast square of Piazza del Plebiscito. Stroll chic boulevards and browse elegant shops.
Naples - 4° Overnight
In the morning pick up your car and drive to Sorrento. Stop in Pompeii to visit the ruins of this famous Roman city destroyed when Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79AD. After lunch in a traditional restaurant in Pompeii. Continue your journey along the scenic coast to Sorrento for dinner and your overnight stay.
Sorrento - 5° Overnight
After breakfast at your hotel you transfer to the port where you'll embark on a short voyage to the fabled Isle of Capri. A visit to the Blue Grotto is planned (weather and sea conditions permitting) followed by a tour of Capri and Anacapri. Lunched will be in a local restaurant. In the afternoon enjoy a walking tour including a stroll in the gardens and view of the Faraglioni Rocks.
Come back to Sorrento - 6° Overnight
This day is completely free for you to explore Sorrento. Mythological home of the Sirens, the sea nymphs with voices of such sweetness that sailors were lured to their deaths on the rocks. Sorrento's lure today, is primarily to the international traveller. Perched on 150 foot cliffs at the southern end of the Bay of Naples and opposite the pretty and romantic isle of Capri, Sorrento is a lively resort that recalls the days of the Belle Epoque.
During high season, some parts of the town can seem like there is a permanent carnival taking place, whilst the semitropical gardens of the cliff-top hotels offer peace, quiet and magnificent views across tha bay to Naples and Vesuvius beyond. Take an elevator down to the narrow volcanic sand beach with its bathing pavilions built out into the sea, or stroll to the fishing harbour of Marina Grande for lunch. Later perhaps, explore the fashionable boutique of Via San Cesaero, probably the best shopping area on the coast.
Sorrento - 7° Overnight
After breakfast in your hotel drive along the cliffs of the Amalfi Coast (Costiera Amalfitana) one of Europe's most breathtaking. Cliffs terraced with scented lemon groves sheer down into sparkling seas; sherbet-hued villas cling precariously to unforgiving slopes while sea and sky merge in one vast blue horizon.
The pearl of the Amalfi Coast is Positano, the coast's most photogenic and expensive town. Its steeply stacked houses are a medley of peaches, pinks and terracottas, and its nearvertical streets (many of which are, in fact, staircases) are lined with voguish shop displays, jewellery stalls, elegant hotels and smart restaurants. Look closely, though, and you'll find reassuring signs of everyday reality - crumbling stucco, streaked paintwork and even, on occasion, a faint whiff of drains.
One day don't miss to visit Amalfi. It was founded (according to legend) when the girlfriend of Hercules was buried here. Its heyday was the 10th and 11th centuries, when it was a powerful maritime republic. In 1343. this little village was destroyed by a freak tidal wave caused by an undersea earthquake.
Positano - 8° - 9° - 10° Overnights