Day 1 Naples - Pompeii - Paestum
We’ll start with our local guide leading us into the labyrinthine streets of the historic centre in search of the Cappella Sansevero, home to the Veiled Christ – one of the finest sculptures in the world. The afternoon will transport us back in time with a visit to archaeological wonder Pompeii. We’ll then travel to UNESCO World heritage-listed Paestum, where we’ll dine tonight. (D)
Day 2 Paestum - Minori
Today we have an appointment at Tenuta Seliano – an authentic farminn – where we’ll visit the buffaloes and watch the owner make light, fresh mozzarella. We’ll then take a guided tour of Paestum before returning to Tenuta Seliano and a kitchen piled high with fresh local produce. It’s time for a cooking lesson! Our hard work will be rewarded when we get to eat what we’ve prepared at lunch with the family. Our hunger satisfied, we’ll continue on to Minori. (B,L)
Day 3 Minori - Ravello - Tramonti - Minori
This morning we’ll explore Minori on a guided walking tour before continuing on to Ravello. Our next stop involves a citrus twist – we’re off to a lemon farmhouse. After learning about the cultivation process, we’ll dive into a tasting spread of limoncello, lemon salad and of course, lemon gelato. (B,D)
Day 4 Minori - Amalfi - Positano - Minori
Today’s first stop, Amalfi, will be nothing short of wow-inducing. When we get there, we’ll embark on a short walking tour. Later, we’ll venture onwards to the oh-so blissfu town of Positano. Here we’ll meet with a ceramics specialist and join a ceramic colouring session. We’ll rest our heads in Minori tonight. (B)
Day 5 Minori - Capri - Minori
The high life beckons today as we sail to the island of Capri. We’ll enjoy a ride on the charming funicular railwas from the port, which whisks us through bright, fragrant lemon groves, before taking some free time to see and be seen among the exclusive boutiques, cafés and restaurants of Capri town. Later on this afternoon, we’ll return to Minori. (B)
Day 6 Minori - Maiori - Vietri - Cetara - Minori
Today we’ll add more pearls to our collection with visits to Maiori and Cetara. After a morning of exploring, we’ll drive to Vietri sul Mare – where local craftspeople create hand painted, vividly coloured ceramics – for a look around. Back in Minori, we’ll enjoy some free time before meeting for our final dinner together. (B,D)
Day 7 Minori - Palace of Caserta - Sant'Agata Dei Goti - Naples
Today we’ll bid the Amalfi Coast a fond farewell and drive to the 18th century Royal Palace of Caserta, the last great creation of the Italian Baroque period. From the royal to the rustic – our next stop is a farmhouse in Sant’Agata de’ Goti, where we’ll taste Falanghina wines produced from black grapes grown in the Campania region. There’s time for one last leisurely Italian lunch before we return to Naples, where our adventure ends. (B,L)
This tour can be combined with Slow Food Tour of Puglia, Sail the Bay of Naples and/or Italian Indulgence.
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