DISCOVER THE AMALFI COAST
This full-day tour is designed to give a complete overview of the most well known towns on the Amalfi Coast, an iconic region of Italy.
Your driving guide will take you on an unforgettable journey that will cover the regions of Amalfi, Sorrento, and Ravello. You will ride in comfort along the scenic routes overlooking the Sea and charming fishing villages while your driver recounts the history and the traditions of these jewels of Italian geography.
In Amalfi, you will learn about the splendor of the old town. At one time, Amalfi stood apart as the leader of maritime traffic in the Mediterranean! You will have time to walk around the fascinating streets and visit the Duomo, dating back to the Ninth Century. After lunch you will take the road that slowly climbs up along the mountain to reach Ravello. Once on top, you will have the opportunity to enjoy breathtaking views and the beauty of this hamlet. For centuries, Ravello has inspired the hearts and minds artists from across the entire world! You will also have the chance to admire Villa Ruffolo, boasting the favorite terrace of Richard Wagner! Further, you can also visit the Villa Cimbrone, once a retreat of royalty and celebrities such as Greta Garbo. Contact IttM to request more information, or start planning your tour of Italy today.
ERCOLANO AND POMPEI
This tour is a fascinating journey to two of the most famous archeological sites in the world. Ercolano and Pompeii were destroyed and buried in ash due to the eruption of Mountain Vesuvius in 79AD. Today, they are two of the most important archelogical sites, providing a unique opportunity for learning about Roman civilization and understand life as it was 2000 years ago.
Your driver will pick you up at your hotel, and then drive you to the archaeological dig-site of Pompeii, where with the help of a professional guide, you will visit the excavations. Walking through the roman streets will allow you a chance to understand the high-level of civilization that Pompeii enjoyed. You will have the opportunity to see the spa, the gym, the old mansions, and other amazing sights from the buried city. Be sure to see the various buildings decorated with frescoes and mosaics, and other amazing works of art that survived the eruption.
After lunch, your driver will take you to Ercolano, for an opportunity to visit the remains of this old Roman residential town. Here, the lava had destroyed almost all of the buildings, but incredibly a huge collection of furniture and manufacture was spared, and is still visible to this day.
After the tour with the archeological guide, your driver will return you to your hotel. Start planning your tour of Italy today.
POMPEI AND SORRENTO
Your driving guide will pick you up at your hotel on the Amalfi Coast and take you to Pompeii. Here, you will meet your licensed guide for a two hour walking tour of the archeological site of the buried city. You will follow your guide through the town destroyed by the eruption of Mountain Vesuvius in 79AD, and learn about the mysterious city and the culture of the people who lived there.
This is a unique experience in understanding the life, architecture, and traditions of an old Roman town. You will learn about every-day life and customs in a fascinating journey that will take you back in time, for over two-thousand years of history!
After the tour, you will drive to Sorrento—the busiest town in the area—with an unbelievable view of the Gulf of Naples. Here, you will have the opportunity to dine in one of the local trattorias, or, perhaps you would prefer to taste the best pizza in the world? After lunch, you will have time for some shopping before returning back to your hotel!
HIKING IN AMALFI
Named by the local “Il Sentiero degli Dei” this 4 miles trail, out of the beaten path, will take your breath away with its astonishing views and untouched landscapes of one of the most famous piece of coastline in the world.
You will walk across the passes of Sant’Angelo a Tre Pizzi mountain, admiring the enchanting panoramas of Praiano, Positano, Li Galli Islets, Capri and its Faraglioni rocks.
This trail goes through tunnels of elm and oak trees surrounded by strawberries bushes and Mediterranean vegetation; it crosses wild cliffs adorned by prehistoric caves and terraced vineyards, to end up at the small village of Nocelle at the bottom of the Monte Pertuso, which is only 2000 stairs steps away from Positano and its fairy-tale like colorful villas.