The luxuries of Roman emperors and Savoy kings can be yours as you nourish your urge to explore and your desire for beauty on this 8-day itinerary. Sip a glass of wine in a historical villa on the Amalfi Coast with a view of the Mediterranean Sea as you bask in the warm glow of the pastel colored homes. Wander along the mystifying cobblestone streets of ancient cities as medieval architecture blends with Baroque grandeur. The seaside shimmers like a precious stone against the golden-pebbled...
Ravello – Arrive in Naples and Transfer to Charming Hillside Ravello
Ravello sits atop a hillside at nearly 1,150 feet above sea level to overlook the Amalfi Coast with panoramic views of the Mediterranean Sea. The town came to prominence in the 9th-century after noble families from Amalfi rebelled against the local Doge. Wealth abounded in the 11th-century with the region’s production of wool from the sheep easily farmed along the lush forests that overtake the coastal hills. Your private transfer will await your arrival at Naples International Airport. After you land, you will travel along the Bay of Naples and beneath the looming peak of Mt. Vesuvius, and over the hills that separate the bay from the Gulf of Salerno.
The Amalfi Coast stretches more than 25 miles from the towns of Positano in the west and Vietri sul Mare in the east. The sapphire waters of the Mediterranean Sea brush against the boulders that support the cliffs and as you reach the town of Ravello, you will immediately notice the view. The scent of pine, oak, and lemon emanates from the mixture of trees that sweep across the landscape. Settle into the luxuries of your hotel, situated in a refurbished paper mill, and with a stunning view of the coastline, along with private access to the water below. Take the time to wander the quiet streets of Ravello to find the 11th-century cathedral that crowns the main square of Piazza del Vescovado with the triple arched marble portal that frames the 12th-century bronze door.
Ravello – Explore the Gorgeous Seaside Towns of Positano and Amalfi
Ravello – Spend a Day Discovering the Splendor of the Isle of Capri
Ravello – Tour Pompeii and Herculaneum, and Visit a Mt. Vesuvius Winery
Ravello – Discover the Emerald Cave and Ceramics of Vietri sul Mare
Ravello – Venture to Naples for a Full Day Tour of the Historic Bustling City
Ravello – Relax on the Stunning Amalfi Coast with a Day at your Leisure
Ravello – Return to Naples and Depart for Home
- Enjoy the artistic representation of the Amalfi Coast with the stunning ceramics that decorate the village of Vietri sul Mare
- Venture into the Emerald Cave to see the magnificent natural glow of the sea and the limestone walls
- Taste the old flavors of rich wine produced on the foothills of Mt. Vesuvius
- Stroll along the preserved streets of Herculaneum and Pompeii for a distinct perspective of life in ancient Rome
- Dine in an elegant beach club on a secluded beach reachable by boat near the village of Positano
- See the extravagance of emperors while exploring the gorgeous hills of Capri, home to the former villas of Roman rulers
- Witness the incredible sculpture of Veiled Christ in a Neapolitan church to admire the delicate form and lifelike characteristics of Giuseppe Sanmartino’s work
- Relish the embracing splendor of the Amalfi Coast from the serene hilltop town of Ravello, home to tranquil churches and gorgeous villas
The luxuries of the Amalfi Coast allow you to settle into the culture and charms found along Italy’s Mediterranean shores. Bask in the wonder of the hillside town of Ravello and access to splendid beaches, charming villages, ancient streets, and captivating cuisine. Whether you have dined with royalty or wish to escape to dream-like opulence, you will find enchantment in the fabulous villas and gorgeous cliffs of the Amalfi Coast. You can relax the moment your flight lands in Naples International Airport as your private transfer will meet you at the baggage claim. Travel along the Bay of Naples for a scenic drive along the famous Amalfi Coast before you reach your fabulous hotel in Ravello, which offers a spectacular coastal panorama. Spend the afternoon on a stroll along the tranquil streets of the town to immerse yourself in Italian culture and elegant villas.
Next day, your private transfer will meet you at the hotel to whisk you to the seaside town of Positano. Spend time to explore the meandering terraced streets and venture to the secluded inlet of Remmese for lunch. Continue to the bustling town of Amalfi, for which the coast is named, to witness the living history of the former maritime power. Travel next to the isle of Capri by ferry. Once on the island, you will traverse the crisscrossing trails that lead to sensational views of the rural hills and coastal cliffs, or stroll the along the vibrant streets of Capri Town to visit the boutique shops, as well as the former villas built for Roman emperors Augustus and Tiberius.
Continue and make your way around the Bay of Naples for a day to explore the ancient streets of Herculaneum and Pompeii. A volcanic eruption cast each city in ash and lava to preserve life as it once was. In the afternoon, your guide will lead you on a tour of a winery located on the slopes of Mt. Vesuvius to learn about the history of wine in the region, along with sample the rich flavors the volcanic soil helps produce. Meander next through the small village of Conca dei Marini to see the unique glow of the Emerald Grotto. In Vietri sul Mare, linger in the ceramic workshops and enjoy the vibrant artistic displays of the building facades.
Move next to the heart of Naples for an in-depth tour of the bustling city streets and the marvelous history on display with the architecture and museums. Take the time to relish the relaxed pace of Italy as you spend a day walking along the Path of the Gods, or bask in the sun on the beach at Minori. You could also revel in the flavors of a pasta-making class. Conclude as your private transfer will meet you at the hotel in Ravello and escort you to the Naples International Airport for your flight home.
$4,795 per person (excluding international flights)
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