Fourteen days will give you and your partner ample opportunities to explore the rich heritage of Southern Italy. From the crumbling cliffs of Capri to the rustic charm of Naples’ old city center, every aspect of this itinerary is best paired with your companion and has been custom-tailored to those couples that enjoy a blend of both comfort and excitement during their international travels. As you witness the class of the past and present that is this region, it is best to leave plenty of space...
Naples – An Introduction to Southern Italy
Italy is a land of story. From myths of Sirens and sea nymphs to the impact of two world wars, one needs to look no further than their immediate surroundings to see evidence of the centuries-worth of history that has taken place here. This adventure will give you the opportunity to write your own verse to a story that goes back millennia.
All of this will feel like nothing but anticipation as your flight glides down out of the clouds to arrive at the Naples International Airport. A private driver will swiftly escort you from the busy hub of the airport to your luxurious hotel in the heart of the city. As you and your partner begin to admire the sights, your open window will ensure that the smells and sounds of this Neapolitan life greet you as well. You will be greeted to the sounds of children as they shout amidst a game of street soccer, the buzz of scooters and fiats as they precariously navigate the traffic around you, and the eventual sound of the ships as they come and go. These next two weeks will be your story, and Naples is the perfect setting.
Naples – Visit the Vibrant Teatro San Carlo
Naples – Witness Life and Loss at Pompeii
Sorrento – Relish the Flavor of the Sorrentine Peninsula
Sorrento – Learn to Make the Perfect Pasta in a Private Course
Capri – Uncover the Hidden Gems of this Mediterranean Paradise
Capri – Enjoy a Private Boat Tour of a Romantic Sea Cave
Capri – Survey the Scene from Monte Solaro
Amalfi – Explore the Past of this Onetime Maritime Empire
Amalfi – Ride the Waves of the Famous Amalfi Coast
Palermo – Discover the Highlights of Sicily’s Colorful Capital
Palermo – Savor a Tour of the Open-Air Markets
Palermo – Tour and Taste Your Way through an Operating Vineyard
Palermo – Depart for Home
- Stroll the cobbled streets of Naples in search of the perfect slice of Margarita pizza
- Delight in a tour of the Roman ruins at Pompeii and witness the colossal power and tragic past of Mt. Vesuvius
- Plunge into the decadent history of the Teatro San Carlo on an immersive journey through the venue’s vibrant operations
- Follow the guidance of your instructor on a comprehensive and tasty study of Italy’s ancient love affair with pasta
- Wander the quaint alleyways and pedestrian-friendly boulevards of the resort town of Sorrento
- Dive into the history and culture of the hidden grottos of Capri where crumbling Roman villas emerge out of the bougainvillea, and terraced gardens give way to stunning vistas
- Scale the promontory of Mt. Solaro and survey the surrounding Italian countryside from the best view of Capri
- Indulge in a private boat tour around Capri that provides you with plenty of privacy and a memorable trip to a superb sea cave known as the Blue Grotto
- Enjoy the sun and sand of Italy’s Amalfi Coast where the only thing better than the beaches is the views of the pastel-colored communities that cascade down the steep hillsides
- Indulge in the bountiful produce of farms and vineyards in a visit to Sicily’s colorful, capital city of Palermo
Southern Italy has long been the destination of choice for travelers from all corners of the globe. Even during the ages of antiquity, Roman emperors found the views and coastal grandeur of this region to be the perfect antidote to the civic stress of running an empire. This 14-day journey through some of the highlights of this region was designed to offer you the same treatment, but with fewer volcanic eruptions. This adventure also offers a handcrafted escape for couples who are seeking a blend of comfort and adventure.
The first leg of your journey includes an exciting stay in the bustling port community of Naples. From this starting point, you will have plenty of opportunities to explore the dynamic and lively neighborhoods of the city before striking out to enjoy a trip to the nearby community of Pompeii. It is this region that witnessed the stunning eruption of Mt. Vesuvius, which covered Pompeii in ash and left an indelible mark on the geologic and social history of Campania. The second leg of your tour will lead you to the Sorrentine Peninsula, and the Amalfi Coast makes up the Southern end of the Bay of Naples. These rugged mountains afford visitors a plethora of stunning views of mountains that drop precipitously into the azure waters. Much in the same way they have for centuries, Sorrento, Capri, Amalfi, and Positano will all offer you unique glimpses into these distinct societies that persist through today. Finally, Sicily in the South will beckon you with promises of exotic flavors and intimate settings for you and your partner to enjoy.
As summers can be quite warm, timing will be everything on this tour. The busier months tend to be June, July, and August for international as well as domestic travelers, so Spring and early Fall are usually the best times to go for those who desire a quieter setting. This enchanting region is also home to Homer’s infamous Sirens, which were sea creatures that lured sailors into dangerous waters with their beautiful song, but rest assured that uncovering ancient myths and enjoying yourself are your only requirements of this satisfying tour of Southern Italy. Consider learning more about our travelers’ favorite Italy travel experiences by reading their Italy travel reviews.
$5,007 per person (excluding international flights)
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