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...
Positano – Charming and Historic Amalfi Coast
Your flight will land at Naples International Airport, and your private transfer will greet you upon your arrival. Travel around the Bay of Naples and beneath the dramatic peak of the infamous Mount Vesuvius before reaching the most westerly town of the Amalfi Coast. The famous roadway has inspired artists and Hollywood starts traveling 25 miles from Positano to Vietri sul Mare weaving in and out of coves, crevices, and above the rugged, sheer shoreline. The remainder of the day is at your leisure to indulge in the charms of Positano by climbing the narrow stairways or strolling along the pebbles at Spiaggia Grande, where yellow and red umbrellas shade the lounge chairs. The nearby restaurants serve delicious seafood filling the air with a mixture of lemon juice, grilled fish, and the sea breeze. At sunset, the shades of orange and pink spread across the town accentuated the peach and terracotta colors of the tower homes climbing up the mountain or the shops draped by wisteria.
Positano – The Gorgeous Beaches and Towns of the Amalfi Coast
Positano – The Ruins of Herculaneum and Climb Mount Vesuvius
Positano – Distinctive Treasures of Capri
Positano – Visit the Charming Island of Procida
Pizzo – The Fascinating Seaside Town of Maratea
Pizzo – Discover the Exciting History and Scenery of Tropea and Scilla
Pizzo – Relish a Tour of Reggio di Calabria and Hilltop Pentedattilo
Pizzo – Depart for Home from Lamezia Terme Airport
- 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
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.
$2,569 per person (excluding international flights)
- In-country transportation
- Some or all activities and tours
- Expert trip planning
- 24x7 support during your trip
Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.
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