Fly to Naples International Airport and transfer to the cliff top town Sorrento (approx. 1 hour). After checking in to your chosen hotel, make your way down the 200 steps to Marina Grande and enjoy a delicious authentic Italian seafood dinner for your first night in Italy.
We recommend exploring the town on your first day. Start by soaking up the atmosphere of the vibrant Piazza Tasso, with its lively pavement cafes and bars, before losing yourself in the maze of alleys of the old town. A Sorrento 'must see' is the Basilica di St. Antonio, housing the crypt of Sorrento's patron saint. If you enjoy walking, then head over to the Villa Communale public gardens which boast the best views in Sorrento extending across the bay of Naples as far as the magnificent Mount Vesuvius, and stop off at the beautiful cathedral en-route.
There are lots of options for those looking to get out and about, too. You can take a journey across the famous Amalfi drive; starting in the hills behind Piano di Sorrento, and passing through Amalfi, Ravello and Positano to Vietri Sul Mare. It’s a spectacular section of the Italian coast, and makes for an unforgettable day out. Further inland are the ancient buried cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum, destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD, and both open for exploration.
Today, leave Sorrento for the island charms of Capri. From Sorrento's Marina Piccola, take the 20-minute hydrofoil journey across, before spending your first afternoon strolling around some of the nearby shopping streets and stopping at an authentic trattorie for an evening meal.
Famed for its glamour and scenic charm, Capri has long been associated with the rich and famous. Experience Capri in style by sipping cocktails at the famous Piazetta and then browsing the upscale boutiques along Via Camerelle. Be sure to make a trip to nearby Anacapri – a peaceful almost rural town where you can take a chairlift up to the top of the Monte Solaro for stunning views across the island. Another popular day trip is the Blue Grotto, where you take a motorboat from the port of Marina Grande, followed by a small rowing boat in order to experience the stunning turquoise illuminations (weather permitting).
Catch the hydrofoil from Capri to Naples (approx. 40 minutes), transfer to Naples International Airport, and board your flight home.
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