Conceptio in Itinere

AMALFI COAST TOUR

Easy days & Limoncello

6 nights / 7 days

Available: all year long, suggested from April to October

Bed & Breakfast accommodation at 4* hotel, PLUS 2 meals & Limoncello tasting

Overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea, Amalfi Coast is one of the numerous Italian sites included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. The coast seems like a romantic balcony suspended between the cobalt blue sea and the slopes of Lattari mounts, with a sequence of valleys, spurs, bays, beaches and terraces cultivated with lemons, grapevines and olive trees. It’s the perfect example of Mediterranean landscape with a great cultural value. The area is embraced between the two gulfs of Naples and Salerno and includes 16 marvelous districts such as Amalfi, Cava de’ Tirreni, Conca dei Marini, Maiori, Minori, Positano, Praiano, Ravello, Vietri sul Mare.

With this tour you will discover the origin of their particular architecture, made of narrow alleys, steep stairs and a quick succession of shops, you will taste the best of the Mediterranean cuisine, will learn about making Italian dishes, you will see the gulfs from the panoramic islands peaks and will go deep under their grottos. Nature, culture and gastronomy…the perfect easy-living.

Itinerary:

Day 1 – Naples Apt / Minori

Day 2 – Amalfi / Conca dei Marini / Positano / Praiano

Day 3 – Minori (optional Ravello)

Day 4 – Vietri sul Mare with cooking class

Day 5 – Capri & Anacapri

Day 6 – Sorrento and the Lemon farm

Day 7 – Minori / Naples Apt

Day 1 – NAPLES / MINORI

Arrival to Naples Capodichino Airport, meet & greet with our multilingual Assistant who will escort you to your hotel of Minori. Coach at disposal for this transfer. Minori is considered the Eden of the coast for its mild and windy climate. Accommodation hotel and time at your leisure for a first exploration of this district. Dinner is independent or optionally reserved at your hotel. Overnight.

Day 2 – AMALFI / CONCA DEI MARINI / POSITANO / PRAIANO

Breakfast at your hotel and full day exploration of the coast starting with beautiful Amalfi which gave the name to the Riviera. Ancient Marine Republic, Amalfi held the commercial monopoly on the Tyrrhenian Sea for long time, exporting Italian products (wood, iron, wine and fruits) to the eastern markets, exchanging them with spices, perfumes, pearls, fabrics and carpets. This ancient commerce with the oriental markets deeply conditioned the homes disposition rocked on the spur and connected with a net of narrow streets and stairs, recalling the oriental suk. Visit with our local guide of the Duomo with its famous cloister and the charming buildings with Arab-Sicilian architecture. Lunch is independent. Continuation to Conca dei Marini, well known for its white seventeenth-century houses and the Emerald Grotto. Optional visit to the grotto (if weather and sea conditions permit) with our guide and the local small boats.

Positano will be visited in the afternoon, with its white houses going down to the sea and St Maria Assunta Church with its majolica dome. Positano is perfect for a little shopping among its little streets plenty of workshops and ateliers. On our way back to Minori, we will stop in Praiano to enjoy a delicious dinner with fresh sea foods. Our restaurant is right on the rocks overlooking the sea …it will be an unforgettable memory. Overnight at your hotel.

Day 3 – MINORI

Breakfast at your hotel and day at your leisure to enjoy the sea or some relax at the hotel. Optional visits can be proposed for this day devoted to relax, or culture or shopping. Meals are independent. Specially suggested is the optional visit to Villa Rufolo in Ravello. Overnight.

Day 4 – VIETRI SUL MARE

Breakfast and guided tour of Vietri sul Mare which is considered the cuddle of Italian majolica, and it’s not a coincidence if the beautiful dome of San Giovanni Battista church and the façade of Arciconfraternita dell’Annunziata e del Rosario are completely covered with these colorful ceramics. Visit to the Lemonaia with a breath-taking view on the Gulf and cooking class with the local Chef who will teach you some secrets of the Amalfitan cuisine. Lunch with your hand-made dishes. Back to the hotel and independent dinner. Overnight.

Day 5 – CAPRI & ANACAPRI

Breakfast and early departure to Capri island. The hydrofoil departs from Amalfi port, where you will meet our local guide. She will remain with you for the entire duration of the excursion. You will love the beautiful scenarios from Anacapri, the island’s top overlooking the two famous rocky faraglioni and the peaceful gardens. You won’t miss the chance to enjoy a good coffee at one of the bars of the famous piazzetta the cozy main square of Capri. Lunch is independent. Optional visit to the Blue grotto (if weather and sea conditions permit) with our guide and the local small boats. After this full day tour, back to Amalfi port where our coach will be waiting to transfer you to Minori and relax at your hotel. Independent dinner, which can be optionally reserved at the hotel, overnight.

Day 6 – SORRENTO and Limoncello

Breakfast and departure to Sorrento. Here, our guide will lead us among the beauties of this little natural paradise overlooking the same name Gulf. Sorrento offers one of the strongest landscapes of the region, thanks to its lush vegetation, the sea with turquoise shades and Arabic buildings. The historic city center is surrounded by sixteenth-century walls and walked by streets showing the ancient Roman establishment. To be visited; the ancient lodge of Sorrento noble families, Correale Museum, the Cathedral and St Francesco d’Assisi Church.

The original recipe of Limoncello is one of the age-old tradition passed down from one generation to another. To taste Limoncello is a must while visiting these lands. This spirit is produced also in other Italian region but the original one is made with these special lemons of Sorrento, bigger than the others with a strong perfume, and organically cultivated. Stop in one of the lemon farms to admire the production and to taste Limoncello together with delicious marmalades, lemon ice-cream, the natural lemon and the world-wide famous Babà. Back to Minori hotel and independent dinner. Overnight.

Day 7 – MINORI / NAPLES

Breakfast and at the agreed timing departure to Naples. If your flight is scheduled for the late afternoon, you still have the time to enjoy a very particular visit of Naples underground with our archaeological guide. This will be quoted separately as well as a good optional lunch. Transfer to Naples Capodichino Airport.

 

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