Ruins of Herculaneum on the shores of the Gulf of Naples

Culture of Southern Italy Tour: Naples, Sorrento, Capri, & The Amalfi Coast

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Countries Visited

Italy

Places Visited

Naples, Sorrento, Amalfi, Ravello...

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Suggested Duration

9 Days

The Bay of Naples and the Amalfi Coast are paradise personified with the refreshing aromas of lemon groves and olive orchards, the hills draped in lush greenery, and the radiant turquoise waters of the Mediterranean Sea. Historical towers speckle the coastline as rugged cliffs drop into the crashing indigo waves. Palaces offer insight into the opulent lives of former noble families as museums contain artifacts that provide a glimpse into the preserved past of the Roman Empire. The culture of the...

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Trip Highlights

  • Embrace the flavors of Neapolitan pizza during a private cooking lesson to learn the traditions of the birthplace of the Italian staple
  • Uncover the enchanting gardens of Villas Rufolo and Cimbrone in the town of Ravello on the Amalfi Coast
  • See the grandeur of the Amalfi Cathedral at the heart of Amalfi town
  • Visit the edge of the Peninsula of Sorrento for an unencumbered view of the Mediterranean Sea before you, with Naples and the Amalfi Coast flanking your view
  • Take the trail to the top of Mount Vesuvius to look into the smoldering crater
  • Wander the streets of Pompeii on a guided tour to see into the preserved life of a Roman city
  • Venture beneath Naples to discover the ancient catacombs of the city
  • Discover the breathtaking artifacts on display in the National Archeological Museum in Naples, home to ancient mosaics, frescoes, busts, and statues
  • Spend an evening on the island of Capri to absorb the serene atmosphere embellished by Roman villas, boutique shops, and charming cafes
  • Delight in a boat tour of the Emerald Grotto in the town of Conca dei Marini, where the cave glows naturally with precious stone hues
  • Learn the local tradition of crafting your own Limoncello during a tasting and product demonstration in the small coastal town of Termini
  • Explore the volcanic landscape and smoldering craters at the Fields of Phlegraean

Detailed Description

A photo can never do justice to the picture-perfect scenery around the Bay of Naples and the Amalfi Coast. Your 9-day tour will combine the dramatic splendor of the mountains and sea with the majestic collection of artifacts found in the museums of Naples for an in-depth tour of culture and beauty. Your journey will begin at the Naples International Airport where you will meet your private transfer at baggage claim. Once in the heart of Naples, you will settle in at your luxurious hotel in view of the legendary harbor that connects the coastline to the Mediterranean civilizations throughout Western Civilization. Stroll along the seaside promenade and visit the historical palace atop Capodimonte for an introduction into the opulence of the Kingdom of Naples. Wake the next day for a private tour of the elaborate history of the region around Naples as exhibited in the galleries of the National Archeological Museum.

Following the artifacts of the ancient world is a cooking lesson with a private chef eager to show you the art of Neapolitan pizza. You will venture down beneath the cobblestone steps of the city to meander through the underground network of catacombs. The next day, your private transfer will escort you to the enchanting seaside town of Sorrento, located across the Bay of Naples. En route to Sorrento, you will visit the unique landscape of the Phlegraean Fields, which continuously smolder and shift due to the volcanic activity. Wander along the Greek and Roman ruins of Pozzuoli before you make your way to Sorrento. Return to the wonder of Italy’s past and its connections to the volcanic activity of the region the next day as you take the easy trail to the top of Mount Vesuvius.

After observing the caldera, you will have a private guided tour of the remains of Pompeii, the fabled city captured in ash. Move on to traverse the coastline and hills around Sorrento to visit the lemon groves and olive orchards along the landscape. Delight in the charms of villages such as Termini before you take in the panoramic view at the edge of the Peninsula of Sorrento. On your way back to Sorrento, you can stop into a boutique shop for a tasting and demonstration on how to make the local liqueur of Limoncello. The next day you will relax with a scenic drive along the world-renowned Amalfi Coast, and then visit the vertical village of Positano and bask in the beauty of the villas and gardens in Ravello en route to your gorgeous hotel in Amalfi Town.

Continue your exploration of culture, history, and tradition along the Amalfi Coast as you visit the tranquil villages around Amalfi, including Vietri and Cetara, and Conca dei Marini, the latter of which stands adjacent to the remarkable Emerald Grotto. The next day you will transfer by ferry to the captivating island of Capri, fabled for its beautiful landscape, treasured panoramas, and impressive history. Traverse the cobbled streets and linger in the villa gardens before you savor the luxuries of your hotel that overlooks the water. Travel by ferry to the port of Naples where your private transfer will escort you the remainder of the way to Naples International Airport. Learn more about how the luxury Italy tour companies we work with can personalize the vacation of your dreams.

Starting Price

$2,470 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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