Fascinating Naples and the Breathtaking Amalfi Coast

Along the most beautiful coast of Italy

10 Days - 9 Nights

Ready for a dose of culture, history and picturesque spots? Naples is the birthplace of opera. Rossini composed the 'Barber of Seville' there, which is beautifully performed in the 'Teatro San Carlo' - Europe's oldest opera house - with its perfect acoustics. Claude Debussy wrote his 'Collines d'Anacapri' on the island of Capri nearby.

Ruins and natural beauty are obviously the dream elements for a romantic opera, and both are abundant in the Naples area and on the Amalfi Coast: Pompeii and Herculaneum are the most beautiful excavations in the world, and the Bay of Naples finds no equal anywhere. And in Amalfi, Positano and Ravello, you will imagine yourself on the set of classics from Italian film history.

Day 1 : Departure to Naples

From Naples airport, you will take a taxi or public transport to the city centre to check in, unload luggage and dive into the city.

Day 2 : Naples

You will visit Italy's most Italian city, including Spaccanapoli, the city's old town, the Castel Nuovo and the Spanish Quarter.

Day 3 : Naples - Ischia

Take a taxi or public transport to the port of Naples, where you will catch a boat to the romantic island of Ischia. This island stands out from the others for its many beautiful beaches and the volcano that provides fertile land and unique fauna and flora.

Day 4 : Ischia

Explore the island with E-bikes and stroll along the picturesque harbour villages of Lacco Ameno and Forio, where several shops and restaurants can be found. If you enjoy a brisk walk in beautiful scenery, we recommend following the hiking trail to the top of the volcano. Once at the top, your reward is a breathtaking view of Ischia and Procida. Castello Aragonese provides a chunk of history on this modest island. The castle was built about 2,500 years ago, by a ruler who had set foot from Sicilian Syracuse. It owes its current name to the royal Aragonese family, who restored and expanded the castle in the Middle Ages. In 1441, Alfonso V arranged for the citadel to be connected to the island of Ischia thanks to a stone bridge.

Day 5 : Procida

Take the ferry to the nearby island of Procida and stroll past the restaurants and shops on its colourful harbour, the Marina Grande. The island is in the shadow of Ischia because of its smaller size, but is well worth a visit. The former prison on the island of Procida, Palazzo d'Avalos, is an imposing seaside building built in the late 16th century. The palace was designed by architects Cavagna and Tortelli, commissioned by Cardinal Innico d'Avalos.

Day 6 : Ischia - Sorrento

You leave the islands for a while and return to the mainland. The ferry takes you back to Naples, where you will pick up your rental car and drive on to the next location. Get to know Sorrento, where a view of the immense Bay of Naples is never far away and numerous restaurants and boutique shops can be found. It is a very pleasant place with ancient streets, often embellished with medieval gates, churches, the delightful cloister of San Francesco and centuries-old ramparts.

Day 7 : Pompeii and Ercolano

Return to 24 August, 79 AD and discover the havoc Vesuvius wreaked on the people of Pompeii and Ercolano. A guide passionately recounts how a metre-high layer of ash covered these cities, leaving everything extremely well preserved to this day. The city of Pompeii is so big that you are shocked when the guide tells you that only 1 third of the city was excavated. Stop together at Via dell'Abbondanza, the forum, the thermal baths and experience in an intense way how these people lived 2,000 years ago.

Day 8 : The Amalfi Coast

Today you'll drive along the wonderful Amalfi Coast, stopping in: picturesque Positano, in Amalfi with its 'Duomo' with majestic steps, and in beautiful Ravello, where you'll visit the Villa Rufolo and the Villa Cimbrone, with its dizzying panoramic 'Terrazza dell'Infinita'.

Day 9 : Capri

On the second-to-last day, discover the beauty of Capri: the walk along the 'Via Krupp' to the Villa Jovis is one of the island's most beautiful. By bus, you head to the peculiar and less crowded Anacapri, where you visit Axel Munthe's Villa San Michele. Passing through the Scala Fenicia, you return to the port. Also take a boat trip around the island: admire the Faraglioni, the three pointed rocks in the sea, and the Grotta Azzura...

Day 10 : Going home

Your holiday is over. You return to Naples where you catch the plane back home. Would you rather stay a few days longer? Then you can book a few more nights in one of our boutique hotels.

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