We have matched the following places considering their distance and have tried to give you a brief description of the places. The routes we have chosen are not restrictive for the clients that can choose freely their tour according their demands.
- AMALFITAN COAST
The Amalfitan coast is doubtless one of the most spectacular drive in Europe for its breathtaking panoramic views and its natural landscape.
Out first stop is in Positano, just another splendid jewel of this coastline, still arousing actors', poets' and film directors' interest.
Just 15 minutes' drive from Positano and we'll cross Praiano where you can admire the ceramic dome of St.Gennaro church. Going on our tour, after about 20minutes, you'll get to Conca dei Marini where you can't miss the opportunity to see the Smeraldo Grotto, famous for its underwater ceramic crib. After that we can drive ahead to Amalfi, one of the oldest marine republics.
In the town centre stands the superb cathedral consecreted to its Patron Saint Andrew.
Our tour ends up in Ravello where we'll visit the cathedral (devoted to Saint Pantaleone) and Villa Rufolo which inspired R.Wagner for the creation of his famous Parsifal. As a result of this, villa Rufolo is often the venue for many musical festivals.
Another famous villa in Ravello is Villa Cimbrone where you can admire the splendid panoramic view across the gulf.
Today Pompei is one of the most visited archeologic site and attracts most of the tourists coming to our region.
Pompei had about 20.000 thousand inhabitants when in79 AD was destroyed and completly covered up by the Vesuvius mount eruption. The excavations began during the 18th century and they are still being carried out, day by day, to discover the many treasure still buried under the rock.
After the visit to Pompei the tour continues up to the Vesuvius Mount that overlooks the whole gulf of Naples. By car you can drive as high as 1000 mt., after that you can only walk until you reach the crater.
When Herculaneum was destroyed along with Pompei in 79 A.C it was a residential area of no commercial importance. A small part of the old town is still buried and as for Pompei the excavations are still going on.
One of the most beautiful and interesting cities in Italy, world famous for its historical and natural beauty, for its music and its food.
Once here you can start your tour visiting the National Museum, enriched during the years with the precious finds coming from Pompei and Herculaneum excavations. Many priceless works are preserved in this museum: porcelain, bronzes and mosaics.
If you go to Naples you can't miss to visit piazza Plebiscito, where you can admire the Royal Palace, the S.Carlo theatre, The Umberto gallery and last of all The Maschio Angioino.
From Piazza Plebiscito you can go sightseeing all around the city and its gulf.
- CASERTA - CASSINO
Caserta is known as the "Versailles of Naples" because of the royal palace built in the 18th century by Charles of Bourbon.
The palace, with its 1200 rooms rich of frescoes and history, is considered one of the most sumptuous in Italy.
All around the palace there are 50.000 mt of gardens with a magnificent cascade, 75 metres waterfall you can also see from the palace.
After you admired the beauty of Caserta we drive ahead to Cassino, where you can visit the famous abbey founded in 529 by Saint Benedict of Norcia.
The abbey was destroyed during the second World War, but built again in its total beauty.
- PAESTUM, PADULA AND ANGEL'S GROTTOES
Week end Paestum, Padula and Angel's Grottoes. Having your location in Positano or Sorrento, in about two hours driving along the amazing Amalfi coast we should reach Paestum with a brief stop in Salerno to visit the Cathedral. In Paestum visit of the Greek Temples and museum. Overnight in Paestum. On the day after we will leave Paestum and in about 45 minutes driving we will reach Pertosa. In Pertosa there are the Angel's Grottoes, whose origins dates back to 35 millions of years ago. The caves are accessibile by raft, across a suggestive little lake, originated from an underground river. The trip, fully illuminated, is about 2Km long. At the end of the visit to the grottoes we will continue to Padula, rises on a hill dominating the Diano Vallum. Padula is a well-known place, thanks to the Charterhouse of S. Lorenzo, one of the most amazing and grandiose monuments in Southern Italy. Original building, started in 1306. The facade is baroque, as well as the internal, with its carved choirs and valuable altar. The big cloister is a huge rectangle, with a two-order portico of 84 arches, adorned by a central fountain. Return to your hotel in Sorrento or Positano in the first evening.