ROME & AMALFI COAST IN 8 DAYS
DAY 1: NAPOLI
After arrival and formalities at the airport or the hotel,
Our journey takes us to the vibrant city of Naples, a jewel of southern Italy. Nestled by the Bay of Naples and framed by the iconic silhouette of Mount Vesuvius, Naples is a city where history, art, and culinary delights converge.
As we wander through the historic streets, Naples unveils its rich cultural tapestry. The historic center, a UNESCO World Heritage site, boasts a wealth of landmarks, including the majestic Naples Cathedral, the ornate Royal Palace, and the bustling Spaccanapoli street. Art enthusiasts will revel in the treasures of the Naples National Archaeological Museum, home to artifacts from Pompeii, Herculaneum, and ancient Rome.
Naples is renowned for its culinary prowess, being the birthplace of pizza. Indulge in authentic Neapolitan pizza at a local pizzeria, savoring the flavors that have made Naples a gastronomic destination. The city’s lively markets, such as Mercato di Porta Nolana, offer a sensory journey through local produce, seafood, and vibrant street life.
Naples is not just a city; it’s a spirited embrace of history, art, and the joyous chaos of daily life. As we explore its diverse neighborhoods and absorb its unique energy, Naples promises an immersive experience that lingers in the memory.
Day 2: POMPEII – SORRENTO
After indulging in a delightful breakfast, our day commences with a visit to the enchanting town of Sorrento. Nestled on the stunning Amalfi Coast, Sorrento captivates visitors with its panoramic views of the Bay of Naples and Mount Vesuvius. Known for its charming cobblestone streets, vibrant markets, and lemon groves, Sorrento embodies the quintessential Italian coastal experience. Explore the historic center, savor local delicacies, and immerse yourself in the warm Mediterranean atmosphere that defines this picturesque destination.
Following our exploration of Sorrento, our journey continues to the ancient city of Pompeii. Steeped in history, Pompeii offers a fascinating glimpse into daily life during the Roman Empire. This archaeological marvel, preserved in the ashes of Mount Vesuvius’ eruption in 79 AD, allows us to wander through well-preserved streets, visit ancient villas, and marvel at the remnants of a bygone era. Pompeii stands as a testament to the resilience of history and the enduring allure of this extraordinary archaeological site.
At the end of the day, we will return to our hotel, bringing a close to our immersive day of discovery and cultural exploration.
Day 3: AMALFI COAST
Embark on an unforgettable journey along the Amalfi Coast, a stretch of captivating coastline in southern Italy known for its dramatic cliffs, picturesque villages, and azure waters. This enchanting region is a feast for the senses, offering breathtaking views of the Tyrrhenian Sea at every turn.
The Amalfi Coast is dotted with charming towns like Positano, Amalfi, and Ravello, each boasting its own unique character. Cliffside homes, vibrant bougainvillea, and narrow winding streets contribute to the region’s postcard-perfect allure. Visitors can stroll through quaint villages, indulge in delectable local cuisine, and relax on sun-drenched beaches.
The coastal drive itself is a highlight, offering panoramic vistas and hairpin turns that reveal the sheer beauty of this UNESCO World Heritage site. From the pastel-hued buildings of Positano to the historic cathedral in Amalfi and the terraced gardens of Ravello, the Amalfi Coast is a haven for those seeking a perfect blend of natural beauty and cultural richness. Whether exploring charming villages, enjoying Mediterranean cuisine, or simply basking in the coastal splendor, the Amalfi Coast promises an unparalleled experience of Italian charm and coastal allure.
Day 4:CAPRI ISLAND
After breakfast, Capri and Anacapri, two gems in the Tyrrhenian Sea, offer a blend of glamour and natural beauty. Capri’s main town boasts upscale boutiques, the iconic Piazzetta, and the famous Blue Grotto. The Gardens of Augustus provide stunning views, and Anacapri, with its quieter charm, beckons visitors to explore historic villas and ascend Mount Solaro. Both towns enchant with Mediterranean allure, creating a destination where time seems to stand still.
Day 5: POZZUOLI – CASERTA
After breakfast, Pozzuoli, a coastal town in the Campania region of Italy, is a captivating blend of history, archaeology, and picturesque landscapes. Nestled along the Bay of Pozzuoli, this ancient port city boasts remnants of its rich Roman past, including the imposing Flavian Amphitheatre, Italy’s third-largest Roman amphitheater. Visitors can stroll along the charming waterfront, explore the Temple of Serapis with its submerged columns, and soak in the ambiance of a town with a deep connection to antiquity. Pozzuoli invites travelers to wander through its historic streets, savor local cuisine, and absorb the coastal charm that defines this hidden gem on the Bay of Naples.
After our exploration of Pozzuoli, our journey continues to the majestic Caserta Castle, a monumental masterpiece situated in the town of Caserta in southern Italy. Caserta Castle, officially known as the Royal Palace of Caserta, is a UNESCO World Heritage site and a symbol of opulent Baroque architecture.
Day 6: ROME
After breakfast, Embarking on the next leg of our journey, we leave the vibrant city of Naples behind as we make our way to Rome. En route, we have the unique opportunity to visit the historic Monte Cassino, a hilltop abbey that stands as a symbol of resilience and spiritual significance.
Monte Cassino Abbey, perched atop Monte Cassino, holds a rich history dating back to the 6th century. The current abbey, a masterpiece of medieval architecture, rises above the surrounding landscape, offering panoramic views of the lush Italian countryside. As we explore the abbey, we discover its storied past, including its role as a key strategic point during World War II.
The abbey’s architecture, with its blend of Romanesque and Gothic styles, provides a captivating backdrop to our visit. The interior reveals ornate chapels, historic relics, and a serene atmosphere that invites contemplation.
Our journey to Rome continues, enriched by the cultural and historical tapestry woven at Monte Cassino. As we approach the Eternal City, the echoes of the abbey’s history linger, adding depth to our exploration of Italy’s diverse and compelling landscapes.
Day 7: CLASICAL EMPERIAL ROME TOUR
After breakfast, Embarking on our journey through Classic Imperial Rome, we delve into the heart of ancient history. The Colosseum stands as a testament to gladiatorial spectacles, while the Roman Forum echoes the vibrant life of ancient civic affairs.
Navigating cobblestone streets, the Pantheon’s grandeur and the Imperial Fora’s monumental squares unfold before us. Amidst these treasures, the iconic Trevi Fountain adds a touch of Baroque magic, inviting coin tosses and wishes.
Classic Imperial Rome is a concise odyssey through the remnants of emperors and statesmen, where each step resonates with the timeless legacy of this captivating civilization.
Day 8: LAST DAY
After breakfast, Contingent upon our flight departure times, we seize the opportunity to explore the Vatican City—a sovereign city-state encapsulated within Rome. This compact enclave, the spiritual and administrative center of the Catholic Church, hosts St. Peter’s Basilica, a marvel of Renaissance architecture, and the Vatican Museums, home to priceless artworks, including Michelangelo’s iconic Sistine Chapel ceiling. Our brief sojourn offers a glimpse into the spiritual and artistic treasures nested within this city within a city.
The price includes:
– Comfortable and air-conditioned touristy BUS.
– High quality luxurious hotels.(4 Stars)
-INTERNATIONAL tour guide from the “GLOBEST TRAVEL” team.
– Breakfast at the hotel included + some extra meals based on the itinerary.
– Entrance fees to the specified sites in the itinerary.
– Tips for local service providers, including a local driver and guide.
The price does not include:
– Personal expenses
– Optional tours (Please ask you tour guide)
– City tax (to be paid directly at the hotel)
– Tips for the guide (it is customary to give 5 USD per person per day)
– COVID-19 test (IF MANDATORY)
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