11 days
Duration
Italy
Location

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Private guide for visiting Rome
  • Scenic Helicopter Flight
  • Rome Tiber River night cruise with dinner
  • Underground Tour of Rome
  • Private tour of Naples underground
  • Breathtaking scenic drive along the Amalfi Coast
  • Visit to the magic archaeological site of Pompei
  • Visit of the the most famous mozzarella cheese maker with tasting of different type of cheese.
  • Enjoy a private boat tour around the famous Island of Capri

TRIP AT A GLANCE

  • (Day 1): Tour Begins in Rome, Italy
  • (Day 2): Guided Tour of the The catacombs of St.Callixtus Ostia Antica, Piazza Navona
  • (Day 3): Coliseum, Palatin hill, Vatican museum
  • (Day 4): Shopping time- cooking afternoon
  • (Day 5): Visit of Naples and its underground
  • (Day 6): Guided Tour of Pompei Archaeological Site
  • (Day 7): Visit of Sorrento and Positano
  • (Day 8): Visit of Amalfi and Ravello
  • (Day 9): Visit of Paestum and the most famous Mozzarella cheese maker
  • (Day 10): Visit of Capri
  • (Day 11): Arrivederci Italia

A luxury tour of Italy with Electa Travels, your high end travel company operating in Southern Europe

Naples shore excursion

(Day 1): Welcome to Italy. A private car will take you from the airport to your sensational hotel located in one of the more exclusive area of the city. After you check in, you’ll have the rest of day free to explore the city on your own. You can start your Roman experience taking a cup of tea among the statues in an exclusive guest house where huge models of mounted emperors, demure goddesses, heroes, heads of state hang over tables in the deliciously decadent rooms.

(Day 2) The catacombs of St.Callixtus, The Ostia Antica, Piazza Navona
After a delightful breakfast, your private guide will escort you through the magnificent catacombs of St. Callixtus which are among the greatest and most important of Rome. Under the city of Rome evidence of its long history are preserved: a city within a city, hidden and secret, which has been buried intact for centuries.
You will be accompanied by our expert guides who will take you through tunnels and passages to discover this rich underground archaeological heritage.
The underground cemetery includes several areas such as the area of the Popes that is the most important and venerated crypt of the cemetery, called “the little Vatican” as it was the official burial place of nine popes.

In the afternoon, if your wish is to examine a very well preserved Roman ruins in peace and quiet with time to contemplate the ancient world, The Ostia Antica is the right place.
At only 30 minutes away from downtown, you will enjoy the visit of great ruins from the ancient town, including a well preserved Roman theatre, the Baths of Neptune, remains of the military camp, temples to ancient deities, the forum and even Ostia Synagogue, which is the oldest known synagogue site in Europe.

Relax yourself in the spectacular Piazza Navona an architectural miracle in the heart of the Eternal City, filled with masterpieces in perfect harmony with each other.
This piazza, which displays the genius of Bernini and Borromini, is one of the finest Baroque Masterpiece in papal Rome. Here you can have an authentic drink with local people.
At evening, you have plenty of choice: from the typical trattoria to the acclaimed three Michelin stars restaurant, you will taste exquisite dishes of Roman and international cuisine.

(Day 3) Scuba diving in the sea of Rome (if required), Personal shopper

Option 1
A new exciting day will start for you at only few miles from Rome downtown. Your private car will take you at the Marine Protected Area of the Shallows of Tor Paterno where  you can admire the Posidonia oceanica, a seagrass that has roots, trunk, and that houses, in its dense prairies, numerous species of plants and animals.

Option 2 Visit the coliseum, Palatine hill and Vatican Museum
Back to Rome a personal shopper will be very happy to accompany and show you Rome’s most popular fashion districts such as Via del Corso, Via Condotti and Via del Babbuino.

(Day 4) Rome from the sky – Cooking afternoon
An evocative scenic helicopter flight around Rome allows to admire from a unique perspective breathtaking natural landscapes, picturesque and colourful villages, historic Villas and stunning archaeological sites.
Food is a large part of the Italian culture and learning how to prepare different dishes and to understand the preparation is a new found interest some may have for the Italian Cuisine. Back to downtown you will reach a private class where you will lose yourself in the labyrinth of traditional roman flavours: a talented chef will teach you the tips and tricks to recreate the perfect Italian dishes.

(Day 5) Visit of Naples- San Carlo theater
This morning  you will reach Termini station for boarding your first- class carriage that will bring you in Naples in only one hour. Our Neapolitan guide will be pleased to give you a warm welcome and show you the wonders of one of the most beautiful Italian city such as Castel dell’ovo, the Royal Palace, Spaccanapoli, Umberto’s Gallery.  In the evening you will enjoy an unforgettable evening at San Carlo, the oldest and most spectacular theatre in the world, for a ballet or opera representation.

(Day 6) Pompei
Pompeii is not just an excavation, it is a whole city. There are two theatres, a large amphitheatre, countless snack bars along the streets, several bathhouses, shops, gracious villas, at least one brothel, town houses and apartments, temples and law courts, various markets and recreational areas. All were buried in volcanic ash 1,937 years ago. With the exhaustive explanation of a professional guide, you will find out about what life was like in a Roman city during the first century. Pompeii gives you the very best perspective for discovering how the privileged rich man and the ordinary slave lived from day to day in the Roman Empire during the time when Christianity was beginning to spread throughout the Mediterranean.

(Day 7) Ravello and Amalfi
The Amalfi coast is for sure one of the most striking sceneries existing in southern Italy, where the stunning views and the magnificent emerald colours of the Tyrrhenian sea represent  all along the drive.
Everything seems to be  almost suspended between sky and sea. Starting from  early 50’s, more and more tourists discovered the hospitality of those genuine local people that for generations had just dedicated their time to fishing and to the exploitation of a very wild landscape, creating the most impressive scenery of artificial terraces where to cultivate what ever they needed and what they could possibly trade too, like lemons and wine.
In Ravello you will visit Villa Rufolo, Villa Cimbrone and the Cathedral while in Amalfi you can drink the original limoncello on the seaside.

(Day 8) Sorrento and Positano
A second day in Amalfi coast will make you appreciate even more the Southern where the temperate temperatures during all the year and the presence of several artisans will echant you at every corner of Sorrento and Positano.
Sorrento is an antique town with modern luxury, where handmade ceramics decorate shop windows and the city hugs the rugged cliffs enclosing the bay. Lemon and orange groves line the southern edges of the bay and add a zesty aroma of the coast. You will be able to visit the famous old paper mill of Sorrento and discover why lemons are so important here. In the afternoon take some time to walk around the top portion of Positano and enjoy the magnificent views from the top.

(Day 9) Paestum-art and food
Paestum is the place of magical suggestions where modulated light caress tans and frontons, pronai and porches. One history chip fixture in the infinite range
 of the blue  of a sky and a sea without equal. Not far from the Greek temples and the Archaeological Museum you will visit, discover how mozzarella cheese is made. Taste the unique flavour of this famous cheese and be surprised to see how animals are coddled in order to have a high quality product.

(Day 10) Capri
Luxuriant, extraordinary, and such a wonderful island.
Capri has been visited over the centuries by intellectuals, artists and writers, all enthralled by its magical beauty. A mix of history, nature, worldliness, culture and events that daily blend together and bring the legend of Capri to life; a legend that sees no comparison anywhere in the world. A private boat tour of the Island will be organized for making you appreciate at 360 degrees this unique land.

(Day 11) Naples-Return

You have explored the main wonders of South Italy and found the pleasurable aroma blending with the scent of lemon groves. New experiences, tastes and landscapes piecing together the styles and colours that have danced across this vacation. In few hours a private car will escort you to the airport for your return flight. Arrivederci Italia.

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