Sorrento, Capri, and Rome Singles
10-Nights With Air - Just $2,650
I am very pleased to bring you the ultimate
Southern Italy / Amalfi coast trip that will take you to some of the
most romantic and enchanting spots. This will certainly
be a trip that you will never forget.
We will depart the US on May 2nd
and arrive in Rome the next day. We will save Rome however for the end
of our trip as the coastline is calling. We start this tour off
with 5 relaxing nights in Sorrento. I say relaxing because some
of our Europe trips have been somewhat busy and rushed. This trip will
offer plenty of time to explore in smaller groups and at your own pace.
Our first stop is Sorrento on the
Amalfi Coast. Sorrento has no major tourist attractions per se, only the
town itself with its enchanting palazzi and charming historic quarter.
With convenient access to trains, buses and ferries Sorrento is also a
perfect base for visiting this region. Set high atop a bluff on the
peninsula it has a stunning view of the Bay of Naples. There are
fabulous restaurants and nightlife as well as
charming streets where you can shop and browse. Its streets seem like
19th-century sepia photographs with ruins of the Roman Empire strewn
about and Vesuvius looming in the distance. As a hub for a banquet of
must-see sites - Pompeii and Naples to the north and Amalfi Coast to
the south - Sorrento is unequaled. The Sorrento peninsula also offers
the best beaches and restaurants.
Our hotel in Sorrento is perfectly
situated to take advantage of the sites and activity of Sorrento and
the Amalfi Coast. In researching this trip I can't believe the photos
of the views! Amazing. We'll have 5 full days to enjoy daily
tours to many of the beautiful and historic places such as
Pompeii and Herculaneum, the most completely preserved cities of
classical antiquity. The public bus, which runs every hour, will make
it easy for us to visit some of the other quaint
villages nestled in the hillsides along the
Amalfi coast at
our own pace. It's
a spectacular ride that takes you along the sea as the road wiggles in
and out hundreds of feet above the water. This road was completed in
1852 and is a seemingly improbably engineering feat. Gorgeous vistas
appear along these almost 25 miles stretching from Sorrento to Vietri.
Some of the notable towns on the drive include the nearby
that's built like
a steep amphitheatre this town's only job is to look enchanting.
Offering a dazzling layer cake of civilizations this medieval city is
picturesque it will practically click your camera for you.
I almost booked our group to stay here rather than Sorrento but there
isn't enough to do and Sorrento was much more convenient.
Vettica Maggiore with
it's priceless panorama from the seaside piazza and church;
Marini, retreat of the rich and famous with it's villas and churches;
Atrani, lined with piggy-backed houses and corkscrew staircases this
medieval town revolves around a picture-perfect piazza;
largest town and must-do because of its spectacular cathedral and
impossibly romantic souk-like streets; and
with it's waterfront cafes. Is your mouth watering? Mine was when I
looked at those images. Unbelievably scenic. You may also want to take
a day trip out to one of the 2 other islands -
Ischia, with its white-sand beaches, thermal hot-spring spas and
fewer day-trippers, or to
Procida, just 2-miles from the mainland with it's ancient baroque
abbeys amid the rocky terrain. You won't have a shortage of options
that's for certain.
After our 5-nights in this
fascinating city we will hop aboard a ferry that will whisk us off to
the enchanting island of Capri where we will spend the next 3-nights.
Capri is a
balmy and palmy never-never land that has been the darling of tourism
for 2,500 years. It's incomparable views and natural wonders - I Faraglioni and the Blue Grotto are just two of the not-to-be-missed sites on
this fabled isle. With 2 full days here we'll have ample time to enjoy
everything that this charming island has to offer. Pleasure dome to
Roman emperors, and still Italy's most glamorous seaside getaway, this
craggy, whale-shaped island has an epic beauty - cliffs that are the
very embodiment of time, bougainvillea-shaded pathways overlooking the
sea, trees seemingly hewn out of rock by the Greeks. Capri has always
been a stage that lesser mortals could share with the Beautiful People.
Visiting in the spring will be the ultimate time as the summer time
brings huge crowds. The town itself is a Moorish stage set of sparkling
white houses, tiny squares, and narrow medieval alleyways hung with
flowers, while it's hillsides are spectacular settings for luxurious
Capri became the centre of power in
the Roman Empire when Tiberius scattered 12 villas around the island and
decided to spend the rest of his life here. This misunderstood gentleman
used Capri as a base to run the ancient Roman Empire.
Our hotel is right in the center of
Capri Town giving us full access to the shopping and amazing restaurants
on the hill. We will set up tours to see the famous
Faraglioni, three pale-ocher limestone colossi that loom out of the
sea soaring 350 feet above the water, and
Certosa di San Giacomo,
a grand, palatial complex that was for centuries a Carthusian monastery
just recently re-opened after a major renovation. You will also enjoy
some great down time here where you might enjoy strolling the town.
Finally, we're capping off our trip
with 2 nights in Rome. Now, many of you might have already been to Rome
but if you're like me, you will agree that you probably didn't see or
experience it all and it's always worth another visit. For those who
have never been, you are in for a treat. We will be sure to see the
Coliseum, Vatican and Sistine Chapel as well as the amazing Trevi
Fountain, Spanish Stairs and St. Peter's Basilica. You won't believe
your eyes, and of course you'll wish you had more time here to take it
all in. But there's always next
incredible singles travel adventure. Cost of this great trip is
only $2,650 with air (either LAX or JFK), 10-nights accommodations,
3 guided tours and daily breakfasts.
Deposit - $200.
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