Amalfi CoastVillage of MinoriNightfall in PositanoThe cliffs of the CapriMozzarella di Bufala

Amalfi Coast

Village of Minori

Nightfall in Positano

The cliffs of the Capri

Mozzarella di Bufala

Description

Central Holidays invites you to experience the coastal lifestyle of Mediterranean sunshine and amazing scenery on the Picturesque Amalfi Coast Italy travel package. Enjoy first-class accommodations in the seaside town of Minori, dubbed "the town of good taste," where gastronomic delights will awaken your senses. Overlook the terrace gardens spotted with citrus trees that fill the rugged hillsides and cascade down to the sea. Depart Minori for the UNESCO World Heritage towns of Amalfi and Ravello, historic cities boasting medieval architecture like the Saint Andrew's Cathedral and Cloister of Paradise. Your Italy vacation package includes an exploration of the ruins of Pompeii, a partially buried city after the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79, and visit to Sorrento for authentic pizza at a local restaurant and a stop in the fishing village of Positano, where white homes overlook the turquoise Mediterranean Sea. Cross the Bay of Naples aboard a jetfoil to the fabled Isle of Capri, spotted with open air cafes and boutique shops where you can pick up Italian treasures to bring home. On from there, explore the lively port of Salerno and then Paestum, one of the best collections of Greek temples in Western Europe, before visiting a "Mozzarella di Bufala" factory to learn the process of creating the famed cheese and of course sampling it. Enjoy the captivating sights, flavors and customs that make Italy's Southern coastline a world-class destination on your Picturesque Amalfi Coast Italy vacation.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

  • Experience the coastal lifestyle of Mediterranean sunshine, amazing scenery, and gastronomic delights along the Amalfi Coast
  • Live the experience of a lifetime staying in the seaside town of Minori, sampling limoncello, visiting local artisans shops, and taking part in an inspired cooking class followed by dinner
  • Marvel at the medieval architecture and modern day life in the UNESCO World Heritage towns of Amalfi and Ravello
  • Explore the remarkably preserved ruins of Pompeii, a city covered by volcanic lava 2,000 years ago
  • Visit Sorrento for authentic “pizza napoletana” and cross the Bay of Naples via jetfoil for some adventuring in the breathtaking Isle of Capri
  • Delve into the past in Salerno and Paestum, featuring one of the best collections of Greek temples in Western Europe


Itinerary

Day 1 - NAPLES I AIRPORT OR RAILWAYS STATION I MINORI

Upon arrival, you will be met by our local representative and transferred to your hotel in Minori, an attractive and uncrowded seaside town at the center of a wide cove on the Amalfi Coast. A resort-like retreat among aristocratic Romans who came for the sunshine and dramatic scenery, Minori retains its identity as a laid-back fishing village. The rest of the day is at leisure. Dinner and overnight at the hotel. (D)

Day 2 - MINORI

This morning, enjoy a walking tour of Minori. Dubbed "the town of good taste" for its gastronomic delights, Minori is known for its terraced gardens that stagger up the rugged hillsides filled with citrus trees. The lemons are used to make some of the tasty pastries sold in shops throughout the Amalfi Coast, but also in the production of limoncello, the area's famous liqueur. After a tasting of limoncello in a local factory, you will continue your tour with a visit of local artisans shops producing ceramics and other typical products of the area. Time to rest before taking part in a cooking class held by the hotel chef, followed by dinner. (B,D)

Day 3 - MINORI I AMALFI I RAVELLO I MINORI

Today, depart for a full day excursion to the UNESCO World Heritage towns of Amalfi and Ravello. Amalfi was once a powerful town, and the first Sea Republic in Italy. Part of the town was destroyed by a tsunami in the 14th century. Walk through the town and see examples of Moorish influenced medieval architecture, such as Saint Andrew’s Cathedral (Duomo) and the Cloister of Paradise. Amalfi is also known as a maker of a hand-made thick paper called “bambagina” popular with artists. Continue to the nearby charming town of Ravello, which was founded in the 5th century as shelter against the barbarian invasions. By the 9th century, the town was an important trading power. Later in the afternoon, return to Minori. Dinner at the hotel. (B,D)

Day 4 - MINORI I POMPEII I SORRENTO I POSITANO I MINORI

Italy travel package A full day filled with captivating sights. Drive to Pompeii, a prosperous Roman town buried under a thick layer of ash 2,000 years ago. A guided walk through the remarkably preserved ruins of temples, houses, gardens and public buildings will be a fascinating and moving experience. Continue to Sorrento for a pizza lunch in a local restaurant before your walking tour of this lovely resort town. On our way to Minori we will stop for a view of Positano, a town of fishermen's white houses clustered around the glazed tiled dome of its church and overlooking the turquoise Mediterranean water. Dinner at the hotel. (B,L,D)

Day 5 - MINORI I CAPRI I MINORI

This morning, weather permitting, a jetfoil will whisk you across the blue Bay of Naples to the fabled Isle of Capri. Ascend by funicular to the “Piazzetta”, the town center and where extravagance is the non-noticed norm. The magic of the island is everywhere. Walk by spotless narrow streets. Gaze at boutique displays. Sit at an open air cafe for lunch on your own, before returning to the pier by funicular and boarding the jetfoil back to the mainland. Dinner and overnight at the hotel. (B,D)

Day 6 - MINORI I SALERNO I PAESTUM I MINORI

 Italy travel packages Today’s excursion will be to the lively port town of Salerno. During medieval times the town’s medical school was among the most advanced. In recent history, Salerno was the site of the Allied landing in September 1942. Continue to Paestum, one of the best collections of Greek temples in Western Europe, and see the 2000 year old Doric Temples. Next, visit a “Mozzarella di Bufala” factory to learn about the mozzarella making process, and to sample some of it. Return to Minori. Farewell dinner and overnight at the hotel. (B,D)

Day 7 - MINORI I NAPLES

Railway station or airport to USA (or extend your stay) Morning transfer to Naples airport or railway station. (B)

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Includes

  • First class hotel for 6 nights
  • 13 included meals consisting of:
    - 6 buffet breakfasts
    - 1 pizza lunch at local restaurant
    - 6 dinners at hotel
  • Wine and mineral water during pizza lunch
  • Assistance of a professional local representative
  • Sightseeing, including local guide and all entrance fees as follows:
    - Tour of Minori
    - Visit of a limoncello factory with tasting
    - Cooking class in Minori
    - Tour of Amalfi and Ravello
    - Tour of Pompeii, Positano and Sorrento, including entrance fees for Pompeii
    - Tour of Capri and Anacapri
    - Tour of Salerno and Paestum, including entrance fees for Paestum
    - Visit of a “Mozzarella di Bufala” factory with tasting
  • Round trip transfers from Naples airport or railway station to hotel
  • Baggage handling
  • Document holder and luggage tags
  • Hotel taxes and service charges

Excludes

      • Airfare, Airport taxes & Fuel Surcharges 
      • Visa upon arrival (and upon re-entry) if required 
      • Tips and Personal items 
      • Travel Insurance 
      • Optional Tours

Notes

    First class hotels: $1,754

    From price is per person, double occupancy, and based on following hotels:
    Minori: Villa Romana

Departures & Rates

Price is per person, based on double occupancy.

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