Discovering Sorrento and the Amalfi coast via delicacies, history and archaeology
Package price per person, 5 days from € 239,00Group price valid from 20 participants.
Staying on the Sorrento peninsula, we will become acquainted with some famous spots, such as Amalfi, one of the four Maritime Republics of the 10th century. A large Paper Museum is situated here, where you can see how artisan paper is produced. Then we will explore Ravello, overlooking the sea from a height of over 300m, where a maze of little houses cling to the rocks, a riot of colours accented by bougainvillea and the blue of the sea. We will also unlock the secret behind the famous “limoncello” liqueur… A calmer day will be dedicated to beautiful Sorrento and a visit to a farm for a tasting of bruschetta flavoured with tasty d.o.p. oil. The final excursion will take you to Paestum, to visit a cheese factory followed by a picnic based on buffalo mozzarella and other cheese products. We will then move to the archaeological area to jump over into Ancient Greece.
- 4 Nights HB in 3* hotel Sorrento peninsula area
- 1 Half-day guided tours (Sorrento)
- 1 Half-day guided tour (Paestum)
- 1 Full day guided tour (Amalfi coast)
- 1 Local coach rent for Amalfi excursion inclusing parking fee
- 1 Mini-course at the paper museum in Amalfi
- 1 Limoncello tasting in Ravello
- 1 Olive-oil tasting with snacks in Massalubrense
- 1 Visit to a dairy factory with mozzarella tasting (Paestum area)
Day 1 Arrival on the Sorrento peninsula, accommodation and dinner in the hotel for 4 nights half-board.
Day 2 After breakfast, departure for the Amalfi coast. First stop in Amalfi where an expert guide will introduce you to this splendid city, the Duomo, including the ancient basilica, the bell tower and the Chiostro del Paradiso. At the paper museum, you will be able to make a sheet of artisan paper with your own hands, and receive a certificate! We will then proceed to Ravello, the garden village, which has inspired such great artists as Boccaccio and Wagner. A stop in a distillery is planned to taste the famous limoncello, the liqueur that symbolises the Amalfi coast. Return to hotel for dinner.
Day 3 After breakfast, a morning visit to Sorrento, an extremely charming town whose kindness and hospitality attracts visitors from all over the world. Looking out to the horizon, you can make out Ischia and Procida, whose outlines can be seen quite clearly. In the historic centre, that retains the mark of its Roman origins, lie the Duomo with its Neo-Gothic facade and the Church of Saint Francis of Assisi, with a remarkable thirteenth-century cloister. Next up, a gastronomic stop at a farm to try bruschetta with tasty, local extra-virgin oil d.o.p., a typical regional snack. Return to the hotel in the afternoon and dinner.
Day 4 Breakfast and departure for an excursion to Paestum, where the morning will be spent visiting a cheese factory to observe the production process of buffalo mozzarella, followed by a picnic with cheese products, water and wine. In the afternoon, a visit to the archaeological area, with its majestic Doric temples, amphitheatre and Greek housing. Return to hotel for dinner.
Day 5 Breakfast and departure.
Entrance fees not included and to be paid on the spot.