Appreciate the work of the masters of ceramics, Vietri sul Mare, Italy

Amalfi Coast History & Culture Tour

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Countries Visited

Italy

Places Visited

Naples, Ravello, Amalfi, Vietri sul Mare...

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Suggested Duration

7 Days

Your custom-tailored history and culture tour of the Amalfi Coast celebrates exciting heritage that stretches from the Bay of Naples to Salerno Bay and immerses you in the splendors of villages that are edged with citrus groves, narrow alleys, and sensational ancient ruins. Stroll along seaside footpaths that lead to elegant cathedrals, and discover the grandeur of Magna Graecia that is hidden in the plains of Campania. You can also bask in incredible flavors of world-renowned cuisines as you...

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Trip Highlights

  • Explore the captivating ancient history on display in Pompeii, where daily life has remained preserved for 2,000 years beneath layers of pumice and ash
  • Discover the treasures on display in the fascinating National Archeological Museum of Naples, such as the mosaic of Alexander the Great
  • Witness the spectacular Greek temples that rise out of the plains of Campania at Paestum, representing the best-preserved Greek ruins on mainland Italy
  • Indulge in the immersive heritage of the Amalfi Coast during a guided wine tasting where you will sample the famous protected flavors that are produced in the region
  • Delight in the robust tastes of celebrated buffalo mozzarella when visiting a family-operated farm that will be highlighted by the chance to sample buffalo milk chocolate
  • Learn the art of crafting and painting ceramic tiles under the guidance of an artisan craftsman, preserving the tradition of Vietri sul Mare
  • Enjoy the thrill of making your own personalized pizza under the instruction of a private chef with insight into the history and heritage of pizza in Naples
  • Indulge in the grandeur of the Amalfi Coast when exploring the town of Amalfi, unveiling the former glory of the ancient maritime powerhouse
  • View the exceptional detail and elegant craftsmanship of Sammartino’s Veiled Christthat is displayed in the Cappella Sansevero

Detailed Description

The beauty of Italy encourages a leisurely pace during your 7-day cultural history tour of the Amalfi Coast. The famous splendor of the towns that overlook the Tyrrhenian Sea will enchant you with promises of ancient cities that are shaped by the landscape in addition to the preserved culinary recipes that are defined by the seasonal, fresh, and local ingredients. The limestone cliffs will plunge into bright blue waters, accentuating the pristine Mediterranean ambiance. Here, life revolves around the picturesque piazzas and seductive sounds of waves that splash against the various beaches.

Your exploration of the Amalfi Coast’s illustrious history and rich culture will begin with your arrival at Naples International Airport. Two nights in Naples provides an immersive experience of the bustling streets and charming vibrancy that spread from the charismatic harbor to the foothills of Mount Vesuvius. Your guided tours will provide first-hand insight into the heritage of cooking in Naples, which has amassed unique customs that pull inspiration from the various cultures that once occupied the region while simultaneously remaining connected to the roots of Southern Italian cuisine. Traversing the city with a local guide will offer a different perspective of the cultural heritage of the city center that is complete with artistic churches, marvelous art, and remarkable architecture. An escorted tour through the National Archeological Museum will demonstrate the remarkable, artistic history of the region and its connection to the greater Mediterranean civilizations throughout ancient history.

Transfer to Ravello for four nights by way of Pompeii, where you will take time to embrace the captivating homes, streets, and shops that uncover the secret daily lives of famous figures. The town of Ravello will become a stunning base from which to explore the surrounding Amalfi Coast with a gorgeous panoramic view of the shoreline and a quiet atmosphere. You will enjoy your time with a private guide as you wander the streets of Ravello and visit the town of Amalfi before sampling a selection of local wines that are known for their flavor and significance.

Finally, stroll through the Paestum Archeological Park with a private guide where you will gain deeper insight into the Greek settlements that were once located in Italy. You will also have delightful demonstrations from artisan artisans that make buffalo mozzarella and chocolate using buffalo milk. Your final day along the Amalfi Coast will take you to Vietri sul Mare, which is a town that is famous for its ceramics. Here, you can partake in a ceramics lesson and enjoy the casual seaside atmosphere of the antique streets. You can always extend your vacation with a focus on the history of Puglia or the culture of Piedmont to further experience the marvelous heritage of Italy. Don’t take just our word for it - consider reading some of our travelers’ reviews of Italy.

Starting Price

$1,920 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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