Travel Experiences - Campania

Travel Experiences

Campania and Amalfi Coast

Campania is a wonderful mixture of ancient history, sea and the best pizzas in the world. Only a few hours drive south from Rome brings you to one of the most stunning drives in the world, buffalo farms where mozzarella is made and beautiful islands. The region offers a wide range of activities for those who love art, culture, sports and of course cuisine (see our food & wine section)
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Tours to:

  • Pompeii and Herculaneum
  • Naples and Mt. Vesuvius
  • Amalfi Coast with Positano, Amalfi and Ravello
  • Capri and Anacapri
  • Ischia

Boat rentals  - a great way to see the beautiful coast and to find beaches that are accessible only from the sea
Shopping tours
Spa packages
Tickets to Special Events

Pompeii and Herculaneum
Pompeii holds an intense fascination for visitors today. Following the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD, Pompeii lay buried and forgotten for hundreds of years. The excavations begun in the 18th Century and still are carried out today. Walk through some of the ancient streets of Pompeii where you can see the Baths, Forums and Villas built by prosperous Roman.
Herculaneum was destroyed along with Pompeii in 79 AD and rediscovered in 1709. It was a residential town without Pompeii’s commercial importance, surrounded by the villas of wealthy Romans. When the catastrophe of 79 AD occurred Herculaneum was submerged under a torrent of mud and lava that hardened into a soft rock that preserved many household objects that can be seen today.

Naples and the Solfatara
Naples is rich in history with many ancient buildings, churches and monuments. During a visit to Naples you will be able to visit the National Museum, one of the best archeological museums in the world. Most of the treasures from Pompeii and Herculaneum can be found here. The tour includes also the Royal Palace, Piazza Plebiscito, Piazza Municipio with its "Maschio Angioino", a large medieval castle and, the San Carlo Opera House. In the afternoon drive to the Solfatara, a shallow volcanic crater at Pozzuoli, not far from the city. Here you can see hot steam and walk on hot ground.

The Amalfi Drive: Positano, Amalfi, Ravello
The Amalfi Drive is considered to be the most spectacular drive in Europe, a winding road offering breathtaking views at every turn. Visit the splendid Positano that boasts picturesque pink and white villas perched dramatically on the steeps hillside. Proceed to Amalfi, once a powerful Marine Republic and now a thriving holiday resort. A cluster of white tightly packed houses rising up the hillside is dominated by the beautiful Cathedral, which stands superbly on the top of the great flight of steps leading up from the main square. From Amalfi, continue to Ravello nestled eleven hundred feet above the sea. Admire Villa Rufolo, which gave the musician Richard Wagner the inspiration to create some of his most famous work.

Capri and Anacapri
No holiday on the Amalfi Coast is complete without a trip to Capri. Visit the fabulous villa of Dr. Axel Munthe, a Swedish doctor who bought this property built with the remains of Roman ruins.  Relax in the beautiful garden terrace with splendid views of the island. Time at leisure for shopping and people-watching in the uber-chic town of  Capri. The main square, Piazza Umberto I also called “the Piazzetta” has a little white church and several open-air cafes where you can sit and watch the world drift by. Leading off the square are medieval looking alleyways and arcades full of shops selling the handicrafts of the island: jewelry made with coral and gold, shoes and ceramics.  Admire the colorful gardens of Augustus overlooking the famed Faraglioni Rocks and Marina Piccola.

Ischia
Ischia is a volcanic island known as the Green Isle because of its lush green vegetation. The tour takes you over to Ischia by Jet-foil, a journey of just 45 minutes across the Bay of Naples. Upon arrival meet your driver and English speaking guide for a tour around island. Stop at the Belvedere to admire the view over the Citara Bay and proceed to Sant’Angelo. The afternoon is at leisure for shopping or relaxing on one of the island’s sandy beaches.

Ravello Festival
The well-established Ravello Festival is held over two months every summer. The concerts take place in the Villa Ruffino, the villa that inspired Wagner’s Parsifal and also other venues (including the Auditorium Oscar Niemeyer). The main venue includes a suspended stage, built in the gardens of the villa, with panoramic views over the coast and the sea. Famous artists and musicians from all over the world perform here.

 

 
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