Itinerario | I tesori della campania | 8 giorni - 7 notti

Napoli, Caserta, Benevento, Paestum, Capri, Amalfi, Pompei

The tour begins with arrival in Naples. From here, you move towards Caserta, where you can spend the first night. After breakfast, a visit to the Royal Palace of Caserta is scheduled, the sumptuous home of the Bourbon family, royals of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies. The Palace still maintains the wonderful gardens created by Luigi Vanvitelli, one of the greatest painters and architects of the Italian Rococo. After visiting the Palace, we reach the complex of San Leucio and subsequently Benevento, a city of mysteries whose history and origins are lost in ancient times, a city rich in ancient monuments such as the Arch of Trajan, the Greek and Roman theater, the church of Santa Sofia, but also a location for great wines and excellent gastronomy. From here, continue towards southern Campania where you can spend the night. The day begins with the discovery of Paestum, its archaeological excavations and the impressive temples in Doric style, among the most beautiful ancient monuments in Italy. Following the Campania tradition, a visit to a buffalo breeding farm and production of the famous mozzarella is expected. Then we move into the mountainous hinterland of the province to reach La Certosa di San Lorenzo in Padula, a monumental Carthusian monastery, currently the largest in Italy, and since 1998 a UNESCO World Heritage Site, to return to the hotel. The journey continues in Campania to discover the beauties of the Amalfi Coast. In the morning visit of Villa Rufolo in Ravello, with its spectacular view across the coast, then Amalfi, a picturesque intertwining of alleys and stairways, overlooking the sea, with its extraordinary colors that make it enchanting. Dominated by the majestic Cathedral dedicated to Sant’Andrea, Amalfi offers countless testimonies of its glorious past as a Maritime Republic. From here, we move towards Positano with its houses that fall towards the sea in a cascade of pink and terracotta colors, to continue to Naples and reach the hotel.

The visit of Naples is mandatory. Its historic center, the Basilica of Santa Chiara with its majolica cloister, the imposing Cathedral of San Gennaro, the historic workshops of the master craftsmen of San Gregorio Armeno, the Via dei Presepi, make the capital of Campania a unique location. Typical lunch in an authentic Neapolitan pizzeria and continuation by bus of the city tour, touching the most panoramic points, to stop in Piazza Plebiscito. From here, proceed towards the Royal Palace, one of the most important residences of the royal house of the Bourbons, to discover every secret corner of the city in the shadow of Vesuvius, from the central Via Toledo to the elegant Chiaia area, passing through the historic center. . After breakfast at the hotel, the journey resumes towards Pompeii, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, to stop on the slopes of Vesuvius, where you can taste the wine produced from these volcanic soils, such as the famous Lacryma Christi. In the afternoon Oplontis with his Villa di Poppea Sabina, Nero’s second wife, a monumental residence, also containing a small thermal complex rich in frescoes with depictions of animals, fruit or masks. Return to the hotel and overnight in Naples. By ship you can reach the blue island, the splendid and exuberant Capri, loved for its naturalistic beauties and for its worldly and lively squares. The first stop will be Villa San Michele, with its splendid garden where you can admire the breathtaking view of the port and the Sorrento Peninsula. Free time for lunch and continuation to the Gardens of Augustus, a true paradise where you can walk in peace and look at the Faraglioni, Marina Piccola and the sinuous Via Krupp. Free time to go to the most authentic and fascinating areas of the island before returning on board and returning to Naples, where this exciting holiday will end.

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