Amalfi Coast and Puglia | 5 Nights/6 Days
Day 01: Rome > Naples > Pompeii > Sorrento | Pickup at 7.00 am at the hotel and departure from Rome to Naples by coach with a multilingual tour leader. Upon arrival in Naples our local guide will take you for a walking tour of the historical centre to admire the Piazza del Plebiscito, the Royal Palace, the Gallery of Umberto I, and the San Carlo Opera House, stop for lunch where you will enjoy typical Neapolitan specialties such as ”mozzarella, salami, pizza or pasta” (soft drinks included). From Naples, continue to Pompeii, and enjoy a short visit to a coral and cameo factory, followed by a visit of the excavations of this ancient Roman city which was destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvio in 79 b.C. and buried under 4 to 6 meters of ash and stones. Proceed to Sorrento, a charming town of the Sorrentine Peninsula famous for the cultivation of Oranges, Lemons and Olives trees. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Sorrento.
Day 02: Sorrento > Capri > Sorrento | American buffet breakfast at the hotel and departure at 08.00 am to the island of Capri. You will board the ferry and arrive in Marina Grande. Once on the island you will visit, the BLUE GROTTO (weather permitting), the Augustus Gardens and stop at the famous Piazzetta. A Minibus will take you up to Anacapri. After lunch in Anacapri, you will return to Marina Grande where you will board the ferry for your transfer back to Sorrento. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Sorrento.
Day 03: Sorrento > Positano > Amalfi > Salerno | Breakfast at the hotel. At the scheduled time, transfer from Sorrento to hotels near/ around Salerno. On the way, stop in Positano and Amalfi and free time to discover two pearls of the Amalfi Coast / Costiera Amalfitana. Overnight in Salerno.
Day 04: Salerno > Matera > Alberobello | Breakfast at the hotel and departure for Matera. Guided tour of the City of Stones, UNESCO World Heritage. Early in the afternoon, continuation to Alberobello and tasting of the typical Puglia olive oil in the splendid village renowned all over the world for its famous Trulli. Overnight in Alberobello.
Day 05: Alberobello > Lecce > Ostuni > Alberobello | Breakfast at the hotel and departure on an excursion to Lecce and Ostuni. The first stop in the wonderful Lecce and guided tour to discover the pearl of the Apulian baroque. Continuation to Ostuni also known as the White City for its characteristic historic center once entirely painted in white lime. After arriving, tour in the typical Ape Calessino (small motor gig), a three-wheeled means of transportation. Return to the hotel. Overnight in Alberobello.
Day 06: Alberobello > Bari > Benevento > Rome | Breakfast at the hotel and departure for Bari. Free time to explore the old city, secluded within the ancient walls. Continuation to Benevento and stop at the factory where the famous liqueur “Strega” is produced, one of the most famous Italian liqueurs. Departure for Rome with a late evening expected arrival (guaranteed drop-offs in Viale Washington, Viale Luigi Einaudi / Termini Station area, Via Ludovisi). End of services.