CITY DELIGHTS AND SCENIC GLORY
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There is something rather special about Naples. Not only is the city itself a unique and fascinating cultural melting pot steeped in history, but it’s also the gateway to some of the most renowned archaeological sites and celebrated coastline in the world.
Having the volcanic peak of Mount Vesuvius as its spectacular backdrop immediately sets Naples apart from other cities. Visit the ruined civilisations of Pompeii and Herculaneum, preserved for millennia in ash following the infamous eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD, and now offering a remarkable insight into ancient Roman life. Explore the stunning Sorrentine peninsula and Amalfi Coast, taking in an undulating landscape of majestic mountains and verdant terraces sprinkled with citrus fruit groves and whitewashed villas. Discover the laidback charm of Sorrento town, on its sheltered promontory overlooking the sparkling Gulf of Naples. Or take a leisurely boat trip to the island idyll of Capri. You’ll soon see why so many have fallen in love with southern Italy.
Look beyond the traffic chaos of Naples and discover a unique city bursting with cultural treasures, great shopping and gastronomic delights. Take in its magnificent historic monuments and explore the fascinating San Gennaro Catacombs. Wander around the array of superb museums and art galleries. Or book tickets to an opera at the stunning Teatro di San Carlo. Browse the shops that line the ancient Via Toledo. Then tuck into gooey Neapolitan pizza followed by delectably creamy gelato.
Perched on a lofty promontory overlooking the picturesque Bay of Naples, Sorrento is a bustling town with laidback charm and historic beauty. Stroll along the Corso Italia, with its host of shops and eateries. Take in the elegant palaces and 15th-century il Duomo cathedral. Or people-watch over a chilled glass of wine at a pavement café. The sun-drenched Sorrentine peninsula is an excellent base for exploring the glorious Amalfi coast, Naples and the region’s archaeological gems.
Wrapped around the southern side of the Sorrentine peninsula, the Amalfi coast is widely considered to be one of the most scenically glorious in Europe. Here, dramatic cliffs dotted with dazzling white villas and scented citrus groves overlook a striking blue canvas of sea and sky. Browse the souvenir shops in the quaint little town of Amalfi, stopping for an alfresco coffee on a sun-soaked piazza. Or stretch out on the soft sands of its small but delightful beach.
Explore the string of postcard-perfect towns nestled into the verdant hills of the Amalfi coast. Discover picturesque Positano, with its tumbling tiers of pastel-painted houses, upmarket restaurants and chic boutiques. Visit romantic Ravello in its lofty position above Amalfi, enjoying some of the region’s most breathtaking views over the coast. Pick up tempting fresh produce and stylish clothing at its bustling market. Or wander around the historic centre of thriving Salerno, where medieval churches mingle with lively modern wine bars.
Take a leisurely lunchtime sightseeing cruise in Florida's beautiful inland waters, aboard a luxury yacht. Enjoy a gourmet lunch, whilst your captain provides informative narration on the area's history and points of interest.