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Dates: 8th – 11th March 2019

Tour Organiser: Jack Marshall

Itinerary Highlights

  • Sorrento
  • Pompeii
  • Amalfi

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Day 1 Friday 08 March 2019

Commercial airplane flying above clouds in dramatic sunset light.

Relax and enjoy our scheduled flight from London Luton to Naples.

Our private coach will be waiting to transfer us to our accommodation in Italy.

Sorrento

Sorrento

Sorrento is situated in the region of Campania, one of the most culturally diverse areas in Italy. Influenced by Roman, Greek, Byzantine, Norman, Spanish, and French cultures, Campania is known for its gastronomy, music, architecture, and divine beauty.

Our hotel in Sorrento, will be our base for the next 3 nights. While here, we will enjoy breakfast and dinner at the hotel.

Free Time

Enjoy some Free Time for your own exploration of Sorrento (by own arrangements).

Explore Sorrento’s Historical Centre

Sorrento's historical center is the ideal place for shopping, from the seafront to the narrow streets, leading to the main street area there are a thousand souvenirs that can be found. Typical hand-crafted marquetry, hand-stitched tablecloths, coloured handmade sandals, distilleries and local gastronomic products.

Day 2 Saturday 09 March 2019

Ancient Roman city of Pompeii against Vesuvius volcano

We will have use of a private coach and driver.

Pozzuoli

Pozzuoli, located in the Phlaegrean Fields of Campania, began as a Greek colony in Italy. The Romans created their own colony here in 194 BC, causing the area to grow quickly in importance.

Solfatara Volcano (subject to re-opening date)

Survey Solfatara, where an elliptic crater was formed over 4000 years ago. Solfatara is the only crater in the Phlaegrean Fields that still exhibits an impressive fumarolic activity and emits the streams of steam that have been used for medicinal purposes since Roman times.

Mt. Vesuvius

Ascend Mt. Vesuvius, the active volcano that dominates Campania. When it erupted in 79 AD, it destroyed most of the nearby Roman settlements, including Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Stabiae.

Today we will have a packed lunch.

Pompeii

Pompeii is a ruined and partially buried Roman town-city near modern Naples in the Italian region of Campania, in the territory of the commune of Pompeii. Along with Herculaneum, its sister city, Pompeii was destroyed, and completely buried, during a long catastrophic eruption of the volcano Mount Vesuvius spanning two days in AD 79.

Pompeii

Take a tour of Pompeii. This once thriving Roman city was buried in ash following the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 A.D. Today, it provides us with a fascinating look at life in a Roman merchant city.

Day 3 Sunday 10 March 2019

Amalfi Coast, Italy

We will have use of a private coach and driver.

Paestum Excavations & Museum

Discover the ancient ruins at Paestum, which include the Basilica, a Doric temple from the 6th century BC; the Temple of Ceres, where 34 columns still stand; and the Temple of Neptune, one of the most impressive Greek ruins in the world and visit the National Archaeological Museum of Paestum to see the metopes (parts of the frieze) removed from the treasury of the Temple of Hera, along with some of southern Italy’s finest tomb paintings from the 4th century BC.

Driving Tour of the Amalfi Coast

Enjoy a ride along the spectacular Amalfi Coast, undoubtedly one of the most scenic coastlines anywhere in the world.

Ravello

Ravello, perched high on the cliffs above Amalfi, is famous for its views and its gardens. The town was once part of the Republic of Amalfi, now it is a peaceful historic village. Ravello has an impressive cathedral, the venerable Duomo, dedicated to San Pantaleone.

Amalfi

The largest town on the scenic Amalfi Coast, Amalfi was a strong maritime power before being subdued in the 12th century. The town is surrounded by dramatic cliffs and coastal scenery, making it a popular destination to relax and enjoy the rugged beauty of Italy.

Today we will have a packed lunch.

Positano

Seen from the sea, Positano is set in a dramatic vertical panorama of colours, the green of the Monti Lattari, the white, pink and yellow of the Mediterranean houses, the silvery grey of its pebble beaches and the blue of the sea. Explore this idyllic town, walk down on the cobbled streets to the sea front and enjoy the small local shops.

Day 4 Monday 11 March 2019

Sotterane entrance - naples

We will have use of a private coach and driver.

Napoli Sotteranea

Descend underneath Naples into the Napoli Sotteranea - an underground world of yellow tuff stone and explore the origins of this city. Beneath Naples is the "Campi Flegrei" (fiery fields) - an underground geothermal zone. As the tuff was mined for building, the resulting shafts and caverns have been put to great use through the ages: there are aquaducts and sewer tunnels; the remains of Nero's lost theatre; places of worship and many tunnels that served many purposes through the ages as the demands of the city changed including places to shelter during the intense bombing of the second World War.

Phlaegrean Fields

Visit Lago D’Averno and Cratere degli Astroni which are geographical features formed by volcanic activity. We could also visit Monte Nuovo, Italy’s ‘new mountain’ which rose from the ground in a volcanic eruption in 1538.

Our rewarding and enjoyable tour comes to an end as we journey home on our final day.

Relax and enjoy our scheduled flight from Naples to London Luton.