Naples is raw, high-octane energy, a place of soul-stirring art and panoramas, spontaneous conversations and unexpected, inimitable elegance.
Welcome to Italy's most unlikely masterpiece.
Naples' wealth of cultural assets is extraordinary. You'll find two royal palaces, three castles, and ancient ruins that include some of Christianity's oldest frescoes. The city's Museo Archeologico Nazionale claims the world's finest collection of Pompeiian frescoes and mosaics, while its Cappella Sansevero holds Italy's most extraordinary marble sculpture.
You'll find Caravaggio masterpieces in the Pio Monte della Misericordia, Palazzo Zevallos Stigliano and Museo di Capodimonte, the latter palace home to countless masterpieces. Of course, we could also mention all those frescoed baroque cupolas, but that would just be boasting.
Naples' millennia-old backstory could bust a bookshelf. Settled by the Greeks and conquered by the Romans, it's a nail-biting tale where myth and fact entwine into one bewitching whole. Did Queen Joan II really throw her lovers to a peckish crocodile in the Castel Nuovo? Do the skulls inside the Cimitero delle Fontanelle have esoteric powers?
And just how did alchemist prince Raimondo di Sangro create those inexplicably perfect arterial systems inside his Cappella Sansevero? Curious tales and unsolved mysteries seep out of every Neapolitan stone, casting a strange, hypnotic spell.
The Amalfi Coast is seductive and beautiful...
Deemed an outstanding example of a Mediterranean landscape by Unesco, the Amalfi Coast is one of Italy's most memorable destinations. Here, mountains plunge into the sea in a nail-biting vertical scene of precipitous crags, cliff-clinging abodes and verdant woodland
There's jet-set favourite Positano, a pastel-coloured cascade of chic boutiques, spritz-sipping pin-ups and sun-kissed sunbathers. Further east, ancient Amalfi lures with its Arabic-Norman cathedral, while mountaintop Ravello stirs hearts with its cultured villas and Wagnerian connection.
To the west lies Amalfi Coast gateway Sorrento, a handsome clifftop resort that has miraculously survived the onslaught of package tourism.
Blessed with rich volcanic soils, a bountiful sea, and countless generations of culinary know-how, the Naples region is one of Italy's epicurean heavyweights. It's here that you'll find the country's best pizza, pasta and espresso, its most appetising street markets, not to mention some of its most celebrated dishes.
From garlicky spaghetti alle vongole, spaghetti with clams, to sultry ragù, meat and tomato sauce and silky parmigiana di melanzane, eggplant parmigiana, the food on these streets is all about intensity and pleasure.
After all, life is too short for diets, so follow the locals' lead and succumb to your gluttonous whims.
With its mild climate and privileged perch above the Golfo di Napoli, Sorrento enjoys one of the Mediterranean’s longest tourist seasons. Visit in spring before the mercury rises, for a profusion of Mediterranean flora and perfumes – wisteria, mimosa, jasmine and vivid agapanthas – and for trees heavy with lemons.
The streets of Sorrento are filled with trattorias and bars of which become brought to life at night with live performances, including pianists, maestros, tenors and singers. Guests can enjoy a wonderful mix of Italian and English music from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. in the summer days, and up to 10 p.m. in the winter days.
Day 1. After landing in Naples you will begin your trip
Day 2. Enjoy your day in Naples, visit Mount Vesuvius and stay overnight*
Day 3. Train from Naples to Sorrento and stay overnight
Day 4. Enjoy your day in Sorrento, Amalfi Coast Day Trip and Boat Trip to discover Amalfi from the sea and stay overnight
Day 5. Enjoy your day in Sorrento and stay overnight (in day time possible tour to Island of Capri)**
Day 6. Enjoy your day in Sorrento and stay overnight
Day 7. Train from Sorrento to Naples and stay overnight
***Day 8. Have a good breakfast in your hotel, have few hours in Naples and fly back home.
* Your Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius tour starts with a pickup from the train station, or the cruise port in Naples. Board a vehicle, and make the ride over to Pompeii—the archaeological site that used to be a Roman city. Once you arrive, follow your guide on a walking tour, and learn the history of the area. Stop at the Forum, the thermal baths, and Vetti’s House. Afterward, take a break with your guide and group. Then, it’s off to Mt. Vesuvius. At Mt. Vesuvius, your guide leads you on a hike to the top of the old volcano. At the top, catch sight of the Bay of Naples and sights inside the crater.
**From Sorrento, the ferry takes about 40 minutes to Island of Capri. You can easily purchase your ticket directly at the port up until a few minutes before departure. The price up to 12 Euro per ticket. Please, let Travel Dream Club know if you would like to visit Island of Capri during your trip, we will sent to you short written explanation (no extra charge)
***Your tour ends with a ride back to Naples.
* The price of the hotel is based on a double room, so you will need to buy a trip for two.
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*If you want to change (increase or decrease) amount of days/nights to stay, please, contact us: email@example.com We are happy to make your holiday planned by your desire
*Travel Dream Club will provide you with a travel guide with a description of routes and historical places, as well as a “package of tips” from experienced travellers and you will have your holiday enjoyable and planned by your desire.
* You can change the dates of your holiday before full coordination of details and completed travel documents.
*No cancellation after full coordination of details and completed travel documents. Changes are possible, subject to availability.
* Refund before final approval of documents guaranteed.