Town of Positano on the Amalfi Coast, Italy

Italy's West Coast Tour: Cinque Terre to the Amalfi Coast

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Countries Visited

Italy

Places Visited

Genoa, Santa Margherita Ligure, Rapallo, Cinque Terre...

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Suggested Duration

10 Days

Natural beauty and fascinating history will captivate you during your customizable Italy tour from Cinque Terre to the Amalfi Coast, revealing prestige, wealth, artistry, and remarkable heritage that dates back thousands of years. Whether settling into the luxuries of elite palaces or traversing terraced gardens on a rugged cliff, you will be immersed in the cultures by the sea and the opulence of the past as you stroll along seaside promenades, indulge in the aromas of an iconic cafe, and witness...

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Trip Highlights

  • Discover the sensational views and captivating history of the Cinque Terre during a wine tour along the dramatic slopes of Manarola
  • Explore the charming, winding streets of Positano, which is the most Western town of the Amalfi Coast
  • Indulge in the rich and memorable tastes of Tuscany during a private cooking class in Florence
  • Uncover the celebrated beauty of the island of Capri at your leisure, visiting the elevated town of Anacapri and picturesque summit of Mount Solaro
  • Traverse the grid of ancient Pompeii with a private guide who will introduce you to the preserved frescoes, architecture, and heritage that is on display
  • Wander alongside the epic, defensive walls of Lucca that continue to protect the Tuscan city’s elaborate cafes and antique architecture
  • Enjoy an immersive tour of Florence with a guide who will unveil the beauty of the castles, palaces, churches, bridges, and artwork that are displayed in the Uffizi Gallery
  • Embrace the natural romance and atmospheric charms along the Gulf of Poets at Lerici and Porto Venere
  • Learn the heritage and art of making legendary Neapolitan pizza during a private cooking class on the Amalfi Coast
  • Delight in the allure of Pisa’s Campo Santo, and a burial ground that is decorated with incredible frescoes, revealing the true vision of the master artist

Detailed Description

Your memorable, 10-day tour of Italy from Cinque Terre to the Amalfi Coast reveals to you the treasures of the Italian shoreline and splendors of the famous republics in Italian history. You will enjoy private tours and scenic transfers that capture the majesty of the natural world and the beauty that is conjured through the eyes of painters, architects, and chefs. Whether basking in the sun or indulging in the lingering flavors of an artisan glass of wine, your luxurious tour will reveal volcanoes, excavated ruins, poetic towns, and expressive cooking.

Your comfortable tour from Cinque Terre to the Amalfi Coast begins with your arrival in Genoa, which is the capital of the Ligurian region and representative of the powerful republics from the Renaissance. With one night in the city, you will have a captivating, guided tour that will allow you to experience the highlights, ranging from grand palaces to small fishing communities. You will travel down the scenic road that leads to the five towns of Cinque Terre for three nights of stopping at numerous towns on the Italian Riviera such as Santa Margherita Ligure and Rapallo. Take your time to traverse the five towns of Cinque Terre by hiking the famous trails or by traveling via train for insightful views of the coastline and a delicious introduction to local wines in Manarola. You will also visit the Gulf of Poets for an exciting, scenic boat ride between the marinas of Porto Venere and Lerici.

You will travel to Florence for two nights, stopping en route to discover the quintessential Tuscan cities of Lucca and Pisa. You will visit the dramatic city walls and view the iconic Leaning Tower before arriving in Florence where you will be delighted with a guided tour of the city that will reveal the architecture, art, and cuisine from the Duomo to the Uffizi. You will venture to the Amalfi Coast at Positano for three nights, stopping first in the ancient city of Pompeii with a private guide for an elaborate tour of the preserved history and the natural allure of Mount Vesuvius. You can explore the coastline at your leisure with your private guide, visiting towns such as Amalfi, Ravello, and Vietri sul Mare. A half day’s visit to Capri will offer plenty of time to traverse the legendary island at your preferred pace, visiting the town of Anacapri or one of the magnificent villas before partaking in a private cooking class that will divulge the secrets to crafting the perfect Neapolitan pizza.

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$2,995 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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