Coastline with beaches and Tropea castle in the Province of Calabria, Italy

Exploring the Southern Coast of Italy Tour

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Places Visited

Sorrento, Positano, Amalfi, Ravello...

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Suggested Duration

9 Days

Majestic, enchanting, relaxing, and picturesque only begins to describe the wonders of the Amalfi Coast and shores along Calabria as they are yours to discover during your personalized 9-day Italy tour. The scent of lemon becomes a ubiquitous aroma blending with the Mediterranean breeze as pastel-colored homes cling to the cliffs and contrast with the tranquil turquoise water. Pebbled coves lead to sandy beaches, and local restaurants bring insight into the soul of the community serving traditional...

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Trip Highlights

  • Enjoy the casual and boutique beauty of Capri along the charming streets of the main town offering views back to the Amalfi Coast
  • Discover the fascinating history of Amalfi displayed in the grand cathedral at the heart of town
  • Wander the collection of hilltop villages creating Maratea and make your way to the second tallest Christ the Redeemer statue in the world
  • View the captivating ancient sculptures of the Riace bronzes reflecting the ancient Greek world along the coast of Italy
  • Stroll the cobbled lanes along the camouflaged ghost town of Pentedattilo, a distinctive settlement consistently renovated by volunteers since the 1960s
  • Traverse the ancient streets of Herculaneum, a city covered and preserved in time sharing the past through immaculate art, furniture, and architecture
  • Indulge in the cuisine of one of Calabria’s decadent restaurants given a new Michelin Star for 2019
  • Bask in the relaxing ambiance of two of Calabria’s most scenic seaside towns at Tropea and Scilla, clinging to ancient cliffs overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea

Detailed Description

Beyond the glories of Rome and the Canals of Venice stand the treasures of Italy’s southern coastline found along the Tyrrhenian Sea. Your 9-day tour of Italy blends the fame of the Amalfi Coast with the undiscovered charms of the captivating seaside towns in Calabria ready to be cherished. The pristine beauty of turquoise water accentuates the history of seafarers and fishers, antique battles, and recovered antiquity. From the most westerly town on the Amalfi Coast to the southern tip of Reggio Calabria, you will find distinctive towns climbing up the rugged mountains of overlooking the coastline and nestling against the water with seasoned stone walls.

Bask in your introduction to the splendors of Southern Italy’s coastline upon your arrival in Positano, a popular town acting as the beginning of the Amalfi Coast in the west. Five nights spent in a luxurious hotel overlooking the famous shoreline immerses you in the indelible charms connecting the diverse cities separated by mountain promontories and the sea. The streets become historic labyrinths of homes and restaurants. Massive towers erected to protect the coastline from Saracen pirates retains their sense of looming drama. Cathedrals, pastel homes, and gorgeous villas overlook chic beaches and quiet marinas.

Across the Bay of Naples, Herculaneum provides a deeper insight into the daily lives of Roman citizens preserved in mud, cooled magma, ash, and pumice for nearly 2,000 years. Mount Vesuvius maintains a sense of wonder as its fuming peak is mainland Europe’s last active volcano. The island of Procida offers a more authentic experience wandering around narrow lanes and belvederes, while Capri shines like a symbol of welcoming affluence with boutique shops, stunning coastal rock formations, and villas brimming with art.

Traveling South from the Amalfi Coast takes you through a small portion of coastline belonging to the region of Basilicata. The charming town of Maratea is a collection of towns along the craggy hillside known for gorgeous panoramic views, a group of 44 churches, and a soaring statue of Christ the Redeemer. Three nights in Pizzo engages your senses with the sea breeze brushing against your cheeks, the scent of artisan ice cream linger in the air, the flavor of fresh seafood taken from the Tyrrhenian, and gorgeous views mixing fascinating white cliffs above turquoise and azure water.

Visiting the small towns of Pizzo, Tropea, and Scilla showcase the distinctive charisma embodied in the cobbled lanes and former castles while also revealing the similarities of warmth, beauty, and tradition. Pentedattilo offers a unique perspective of an Italian ghost town with a mythological reputation dating back to the 17th century. Reggio di Calabria is the largest city in the region bringing the actual depths of local history to light in one of Italy’s most fascinating galleries, the Museo Nazionale di Reggio Calabria.  

Starting Price

$3,343 per person (excluding international flights)

Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.

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