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Treasures of the South: Puglia & Amalfi Coast by Minivan
6 Days

ITINERARY

6 Days/ 5 Nights – Rome – Naples – Pompeii – Sorrento (2 Nights) – Capri – Positano – Amalfi – Salerno Area (1 Night) – Matera – Alberobello (2 Nights) – Lecce – Ostuni – Bari – Benevento – Rome

Tour Overview
This tour is designed as a small group (max 6 people) departure with an experienced driver, included guided tours and exclusive experiences such as olive oil and wine tastings. With SITA, you will have an intimate Italian experience. Travel to the Amalfi coast and its gateway, Sorrento. In the 19th century, poet Lord Byron made Sorrento one of the must visit places in Italy. The beauty of Amalfi Coast is legendary and has inspired artists, writers, and musicians over the century, widely considered Italy’s most scenic stretch of coastline. From there travel East to the Apulia region, the “heel of Italy”. Known for its coastline along the Adriatic and Ionian Seas, its picturesque villages, history, traditions, vineyards, and olive trees.

Day1 – Sunday – Rome – Naples – Pompeii – Sorrento

Meet your driver who will accompany you on this exclusive journey, right at Destination Italia Sightseeing office, a few steps from the Vatican Museums. You will leave at 07:30 a.m. (pick-up can be arranged from hotels in Rome centrally located) for Naples. Upon arrival, have a walk in the old town centre, discover Piazza del Plebiscito, Palazzo Reale, Piazza del Municipio, Galleria Umberto I and the Teatro San Carlo. Taste the authentic Neapolitan pizza and enjoy a guided visit of the archaeological excavations of Pompeii. This ancient Roman city was destroyed when Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD and buried it, preserving it under a sea of volcanic ash for nearly 1700 years. Transfer to Sorrento, famous for its picturesque old town centre and characteristic fisherman’s village of Marina Grande, one of the most authentic treasures of the city. Check in at the hotel in Sorrento. Dinner and overnight stay. Meals: Lunch, Dinner


Day2 – Monday – Sorrento – Capri – Sorrento

After breakfast in the hotel leave at 7:30 a.m. for the port of Sorrento. Meet the guide and sail to Capri by hydrofoil. After arriving at the island, enjoy a boat trip to the Blue Grotto (weather permitting). Continue by minibus to Anacapri and have lunch at a local restaurant. Then reach the legendary Piazzetta, heart of the island. Return to the port to head back to Sorrento. Dinner and overnight stay. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 3 – Tuesday – Sorrento – Positano – Amalfi – Salerno Area

Breakfast in the hotel. Transfer from Sorrento to Salerno area with en route stop in Positano and Amalfi and time at leisure to discover these two pearls of the Amalfi Coast. Dinner and overnight stay. Meals: Breakfast, Dinner


Day 4 – Wednesday – Salerno Area – Matera – Alberobello

Breakfast in hotel and departure for Matera. Guided tour of the City of Stones, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Early in the afternoon, continue to Alberobello and taste the local olive oil from Puglia in the stunning village, known throughout the world for its famous ‘trulli’ (dry stone huts). You will arrive at the hotel in Alberobello. Dinner at leisure and overnight stay. Meals: Breakfast


Day 5 – Thursday – Alberobello – Lecce – Ostuni – Alberobello

After breakfast in the hotel, leave for an excursion in Lecce and Ostuni. Have a first stop in the beautiful Lecce for a guided tour of the pearl of baroque architecture. Continue to Ostuni, also known as the White City because of its characteristic old town centre, once completely whitewashed. Upon arrival, a ride awaits you in an Ape Calessino, a typical three-wheel vehicle. Return to the hotel. Dinner at leisure and overnight stay. Meals: Breakfast


Day 6 – Friday – Alberobello – Bari – Benevento – Rome

After breakfast in the hotel leave for Bari. Explore the old city, hidden within ancient walls. Continue to Benevento, stop at the factory where the famous Strega liqueur is produced. Depart for Rome, with arrival in the late evening (with drop-off guaranteed at Viale Washington, Viale Luigi Einaudi / Termini Area and Via Ludovisi). Meals: Breakfast


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INCLUSIONS

Inclusions:

  • 2 Nights in a 4* hotel in Sorrento
  • 1 Night in a 4* hotel Salerno area
  • 2 Nights in a 4* hotel in Alberobello
  • 5 American buffet breakfast
  • 1 Lunch to taste a Neapolitan pizza (drinks not included)
  • 1 Lunch in a local restaurant in Capri (drinks not included)
  • 2 Dinners in Sorrento (drinks not included)
  • 1 Dinner in a hotel Salerno area (drinks not included)
  • 1 Olive oil tasting in Alberobello
  • Guided tour of Pompeii, Matera and Lecce
  • Guided tour of Capri, including the Blue Grotto (sea conditions permitting)
  • Time at leisure to explore Positano, Amalfi, Alberobello, Ostuni and Bari
  • Ride in an Ape Calessino in Ostuni
  • Minivan at your disposal, with an English-speaking driver, according to itinerary
  • 1 luggage per person permitted

Exclusions:

  • City tax not included and is to be paid directly at the hotels
    Note: Minimum 4 Pax*

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