Best of Campania food wine & sightseeing tour including Pompeii & Amalfi Coast

Best of Campania food wine & sightseeing tour including Pompeii  & Amalfi Coast
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$4576.49
Duration: 6 to 8 days
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The Ancient Romans used to call this region "Campania Felix", happy land, for its fertility and beauty. Still today it is one of Italy richest areas for variety and quality of food, wine and art masterpieces.

On this 7 days tour of the region you will visit the main historic and cultural sites of Campania such as Pompeii, Naples, Amalfi Coast, Paestum, Caserta Royal Palace, Pozzuoli and Capua.

Taste genuine delis produced by small family run eateries and farms. Visit olive groves and oil mills, vineyards, mozzarella and limoncello facilities, fruit vegetable and fish markets and other amazing  specialties from this gifted land. You will stay in charming rural villas and farm accommodations surrounded by the warm flavors and colors of Italian countryside.

A private top-rated guide and driver will be with you the whole trip from pick-up to your departure. They will assist and take you to some hidden treasures that only locals know.

Please your senses and your taste buds with an all inclusive guided tour of Campania region in Italy. You will visit the most beautiful and interesting sites, explore traditional farms and experience quality food and drinks.

A private guide with an experienced driver will pick you up at the airport or cruise ship or any other location in the area to start this exclusive gourmet and art trip in a comfortable air-conditioned minivan.

Day 1: Visit Naples and its precious monuments including the Duomo and spectacular Piazza Plebiscito. Here, you will taste the specialties the city is famous for: pizza Margherita (that was invented here), coffee (Neapolitans have the highest reputation in Italy for coffee) and legendary pastries such as Sfogliatella and Babà.

Day 2: Discover Capua amphitheatre, where gladiator Spartacus started the slaves rebellion against the Romans. The amphitheatre undergrounds are better preserved that the Colosseum and you will never forget it. On the same day you will visit the church of Sant'Angelo in Formis, masterpiece of Medieval Art with some of the most interesting frescoes of central Italy.
This area is nationally famous for Mozzarella production and you will visit a factory with real Buffalo grazing. 

Day 3: Explore Caserta Vecchia and Royal Palace, by far the most magnificent Royal Palace in the world, more beautiful than Versailles for the quality of interior paintings and decorations and the elegance of outside architecture and gardens.

Day 4: Live Ancient Mithology by visiting the volcanic geysers of Phlegraean Fields, the land of Titans and Pozzuoli Amphitheatre.

Day 5: Explore the archeological ruins of Pompeii and reach the top of vulcano Vesuvius that destroyed the city in 79 AD. On its slopes, in a town called Gragnano, first-choice durum-wheat pasta and spaghetti are made. You will visit the production facilities.

Day 6: Discover the charming villages of the Amalfi Coast, Sorrento, Amalfi, Positano, see how they make famous local liqueur Limoncello and Olive oil.

Day 7: Enjoy Castellabate and Cilento Park including Paestum archeological sites. Did you know that some of the most celebrated "Greek" philosophers were born and taught here, such as Parmenides and Zeno? After WWII scientists studied local pupulation to find out why they were living so long and the answer was in the diet. The work "Mediterranean diet" was used here for the first time to celebrate Cilento great variety of healty food and wines. You will experience it thoroughly.

Day 8: Optional: day trip to Capri or Ischia Island with boat and funicular rides. 

Every night you will stay in a charming typical farm or rural accommodation to fully enjoy Campania countryside and relax.

The Ancient Romans used to call this region "Campania Felix", happy land, for its fertility and beauty. Still today it is one of Italy richest areas for variety and quality of food, wine and art masterpieces.

On this 7 days tour of the region you will visit the main historic and cultural sites of Campania such as Pompeii, Naples, Amalfi Coast, Paestum, Caserta Royal Palace, Pozzuoli and Capua.

Taste genuine delis produced by small family run eateries and farms. Visit olive groves and oil mills, vineyards, mozzarella and limoncello facilities, fruit vegetable and fish markets and other amazing  specialties from this gifted land. You will stay in charming rural villas and farm accommodations surrounded by the warm flavors and colors of Italian countryside.

A private top-rated guide and driver will be with you the whole trip from pick-up to your departure. They will assist and take you to some hidden treasures that only locals know.