Taste of Italy - 8 Days

This Taste of Italy vacation is full of experiences and memory making opportunities. From the Amalfi Coast to the Island of Capri, with many stops along the way, you’ll experience the beauty of Italy and get a true taste of Italian flavor.

Day 1
Arrival

Transfer from the transport terminal and meeting with the guide. Transfer to the hotel in the Vesuvian area, check in. Moving to Gragnano, the international capital of pasta, where visitors can enjoy the unique experience of visiting a famous pasta factory to understand the secrets of the best pasta in the world; then we will participate in a ‘Pasta class’ where with our hands we will learn the art of preparing the dough and the traditional pasta shapes of the area.

Lunch break: Tasting of typical dishes at the pasta factory bistro. In the afternoon transfer by minibus to Vietri sul Mare, one of the most loved destinations by Italian and international tourists, considered the homeland of the colorful majolica that cover the domes of the splendid churches of all the countries of the Amalfi Coast. We will visit a ceramics factory here and go shopping for its narrow streets full of craft shops. Return to the hotel, dinner and overnight stay.

Day 2
Amalfi Coast & Caprese Salad

After breakfast, you will meet with the guide and depart by bus; taking the winding but spectacular route of the beautiful Amalfi Coast . Then we will visit some mountain villages of the Amalfi Coast that deserve your visit like Ravello, among the most known and characteristic. Possible trekking along paths and / or tasting of local oils and wines.

Lunch in the area. Along the way we will stop to taste the famous Caprese salad and the typical dessert of the Coast, the lemon delight, accompanied by a glass of limoncello to finish with a flourish! We will then reach the famous town of Amalfi, a town founded in the 4th century BC which was an ancient Republic. Characteristic of the Arab-Sicilian architecture, of which the Duomo is the perfect example.

Moving to Positano and stroll to the beach along the narrow streets full of gastronomic specialties and local crafts and sartorial creations. (For those with motor disabilities, stops are planned in Cetara and Maiori and Minori, a country defined as the Eden of the Coast for the ventilated and cool climate.) Return to the hotel, dinner and overnight stay.

Day 3
Paestum & Cheese Tasting

After breakfast, meeting with the guide and departure by bus to Paestum. Along the way, guided tour of a dairy: a walk to admire the buffaloes, with smells and noises that are integrated with the modernity of the stables and in the establishment where we will learn the wisdom of the artisan processing of the dairy products that derive from it. The itinerary ends with the tasting of cheeses such as the famous buffalo mozzarella, a tasty traditional fresh cheese awarded with the DOP mark. In the afternoon a visit of considerable interest to the archaeological area of ​​Paestum, with the temples recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. We will visit the rich museum containing objects of predominantly ancient Greek and Lucan manufacture, found in the various necropolis of the surroundings.

Return to the hotel, dinner and overnight stay.

Day 4
Sorrento Coast & Homemade Ice Cream

After breakfast, meeting with the guide and departure by bus to the blue sea, the green of the Mediterranean bush and the scent of the lemons of the Sorrento coast, a place of rare beauty. We will walk through the alleys of the characteristic town of Sorrento, alleys, shops and lots of shopping and where we will taste and participate in the processing of the typical ‘limoncello’ liqueur made with lemons grown in these lands embraced by the sea.

Participation in a cooking class of homemade ice cream.

Return to the hotel and overnight.

Day 5
Pompeii & Neapolitan Pizza

After breakfast, meeting with the guide and departure by bus to the excavations of Pompeii (3h) which, among the most visited archaeological sites in Italy, tell a fascinating chapter in the history of Ancient Rome. Here the time stopped in 79 AD when the Vesuvius submerged people, streets and buildings Moving to Naples to participate, hands-on, to a ‘pizza class’ to learn the secrets of the true Neapolitan pizza and at the conclusion of which we will taste the product of our work. In the afternoon panoramic tour of the city and / or visit of the ancient center.

Return to the hotel, dinner and overnight stay.

Day 6
Pozzuoli & Thermal Baths

After breakfast, meeting with the guide and departure by bus to the Phlegraean Fields, a vast area of ​​volcanic nature located to the north-west of the city of Naples, evoked by the same name, “flegrei” fields that derives from the Greek and means “ardent” and whose activity is still manifested in the phenomenon of ‘bradyseism’ which consists in a slow lowering and raising of the soil.

Take a bus tour of the city of Pozzuoli, where actress Sofia Loren lived, along the Temple of Serapis, the Amphitheater, the Rocca, and the board the ferry to Ischia. Tour of the island by bus and bath at a thermal establishment with a light lunch. Or tour of the islands of Ischia and Procida by boat.

Return to the hotel, dinner and overnight stay.

Day 7
Island of Capri with Snacks & Wine

Boarding by boat for groups of 12 people to the island of Capri; on board snacks and light wines will be served and a stop will be made for a swim in one of the famous caves (4h). Possibility of a tour aboard a luxury boat up to 6 people. After the tour of the island by boat and a tour of the island on the ground with a minivan.

Return to Sorrento and visit of the town (4h) in the evening.

Day 8
Departure

After breakfast, meeting with the guide and departure by bus. Light lunch in the area. In the afternoon return to Naples and departure. End of services.

Includes

  • Hotel **** 7 nights and 8 days BB in double / triple rooms
  • Transfer from terminal
  • Accessible car / bus with driver for traveling and guide / guide in Italian for the duration of the tours
  • Six light lunches or packed lunches and six dinners
  • Ferry tickets and boat seat ticket for group tours from the sea of ​​the islands.

Does not include

  • Basic medical and luggage insurance (available)
  • Practice opening fee
  • Tickets for museums and archaeological sites, where not reduced or free for the disabled and a companion
  • Boat ticket for private tours
  • Experimental laboratories and other optional activities of choice
  • Extra for guide in foreign language
  • Anything not mentioned in the "fee includes"
  • Tips and personal extras.

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Trip Facts

  • Easy
  • Structured
  • 4-star
  • Accessible Transportation included
  • Groups

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