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Passionate and generous, Italy shows its visitors its many different faces. An emblematic country of culture, art and good cooking, it’s also a holiday destination par excellence for all those who are looking to relax in the sun, for active holidays by the sea or cultural excursions. From the Adriatic to Calabria, passing by the Gulf of Sorrento, from Sicily to Sardinia, you can find the same passion for life everywhere, the famous “dolce vita” which celebrates beauty and happiness.
Arriving in the Gulf of Sorrento, the region is so full of life and bustle that Pompeii appears to be reborn from its ashes. Perched on the cliffs overlooking the sea, Sorrento recalls the Roman era with its villas and palaces and, at the same time, is a meeting place for all. An exploration of the island of Ischia and its hot springs, Capri with the famous Grotta Azzurra or Positano, a charming artists’ village, round off the fascination felt at the sight of this magical place. And when the sun is too hot, the crystal waters lapping the coast invite you in for a refreshing swim.
Even the Roman emperors took their holidays in Sorrento. Built on a rock, the little town overlooks the Gulf of Naples. Sorrento’s charm can’t be found on the ‘Corso Italia’, but in the shopping streets alongside the Duomo and in the shade of the white palaces suspended on the cliff edge. Among others, places to visit include the Roman palaces, the 11th-century church of St. Antonino and the Chiesa del Carmine, a baroque church in the Piazza Tasso. There are small beaches furnished with floats at the foot of the cliffs (accessible by lift). Naples airport is around 50 km away.
The island of Ischia is above all famous for its thermal health cures: being a volcanic land, it has many hot water springs. But Ischia has even more to offer: pretty villages dotted along the beautiful beaches and a mountainous centre perfect for hikers. The village of Sant’Angelo in the south is unmissable: as charming as you could wish and overlooking astonishingly beautiful cliffs. Naples airport is around 56 km away.
Vico Equense is a very friendly, small seaside resort offering a superb view of Vesuvius and the Gulf of Naples.
There, you will find welcoming hotels and very beautiful beaches. It’s also the ideal starting point for excursions in the region, towards Pompeii, among others. Naples airport is around 30 km away.
Located around 7 km from Sorrento, nestled on a verdant hill, this village offers ideal conditions for rest in an authentic, charming environment, as well as breathtaking panoramic views of the sea and of the island of Capri. Naples airport is around 58 km away.
20-minute crossing by hovercraft to reach Capri. The island’s coast is dotted with caves and rocks in distinctive shapes. The high points are Monte Tiberio (334 m) and Monte Solaro (589 m).
There are two villages on the island: Capri and Anacapri. Capri has always been a holiday resort, even during the Roman era when several emperors stayed there (Tiberius - Villa Jovis).
From 1800 onwards, the town was inhabited by many artists (painters, sculptors, writers and poets).
In Anacapri, you can visit the Villa San Michele, built at the end of the 19th century on the ruins of an ancient Roman village by the Swedish writer and doctor Axel Munthe, who wrote his Book of San Michele there, translated into more than 50 languages.
In the morning, walk around the streets of Capri to the Auguste Gardens, from where there is a marvellous view of the Faraglioni.
A pretty walk along the coast to Castellammare di Stabia and a visit to the ruins of Pompeii. Pompeii was a thriving little city at the foot of Vesuvius. It was buried by the eruption in 79 A.D. In 1748, the location of the town of Pompeii was discovered by chance, but larger excavations were only undertaken in 1806.
In the afternoon, travel up Vesuvius by bus up to 1,000 metres, then on foot to the crater (1,279 m). Vesuvius is the volcano which can be found south-west of Naples. It has two summits: the highest is at 1,279 metres. Vesuvius last erupted in 1944. The vineyards where the wine Lacrima Christi is grown are on the slopes of Vesuvius, which are very fertile owing to the lava.
A very pretty walk along the Amalfi coast. Stop for a panoramic view of Positano, a small village with bizarre cupolas, famous for the manufacture of cotton and linen clothing. We continue on towards Amalfi, a locality with Roman origins which was Italy’s first maritime republic. The homeland of Flavio Gioia, inventor of the compass, which gave sailors the Amalfi Board maritime code. Visit to the very pretty oriental style cathedral of Saint Andrea, founded in the 9th century.
Ravello, a small village located slightly at altitude, strikes visitors with its incomparable calm. You can visit the Villa Rufolo which, with its little cloister, towers and garden overlooking the Bay of Salerno, is a real jewel of art. Wagner was inspired to write his work Parsifal at Ravello.
The excursions on offer, as well as their prices and times, may vary depending on the location of the hotel. Excursion prices are provided for information purposes only and may be subject to change. For more information and to book, please contact your local LuxairTours guide.
Tourist tax must be paid locally during your stay.