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Amalfi Coast & Puglia

Sep 4 - Sep 10, 2022

7 days, 6 nights

Small Group

From €3,985 per person based on 2 people

Revel in the seaside beauty of southern Italy – explore pristine beaches along the Tyrrhenian and Adriatic coasts, UNESCO World Heritage sites and quaint towns overlooking dramatic cliffs while savoring delectable cuisine, high-quality wines and regional specialties such as olive oil, fresh seafood and mozzarella burrata.

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Why You'll Love It
  • Visit the one-of-a-kind city, Matera with an expert local guide
  • Get your apron dirty with an authentic, hands-on cooking class in a trullo home
  • Tour through the famed island of Capri
  • Learn how limoncello, the local digestivo, is produced
  • Visit the ancient ruins of Pompeii
Day 1

The Magic of Matera

Meet your fellow travelers and tour leader in Rome, and head south towards Puglia, the “heel of Italy’s boot”. Along the way, visit Matera to explore this one-of-a-kind city, a land lost in time. Enjoy a private guided tour of the famous “Sassi” (settlements of homes built inside of caves that have been recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site). After touring the “Sassi”, head to Monopoli or Polignano a Mare to check into your accommodations before dinner with the group.

Day 2

Tour "Trulli" Homes

Start the day with a private guided excursion through unforgettable Alberobello and the unique “trulli” (an UNESCO World Heritage Site of majestic white homes with conical domes that are pervasive in this region). That afternoon, expand your Italian culinary skills with a cooking class held inside an original trullo home. The class is led by an Italian nonna sharing her traditional family recipes, passed down for generations.

Day 3

The Adriatic Seaside

Begin today relaxing on your own, perhaps with a stroll through the town center. In the afternoon, travel along the picturesque Adriatic coast to visit charming seaside towns such as Monopoli, Ostuni or Polignano a Mare, with its dramatic limestone cliffs that are sure to take your breath away!

Day 4

Head to the Amalfi Coast

Bid arrivederci to Puglia and say buongiorno to the Amalfi Coast. Along the scenic drive, stop in one of the Amalfi Coast’s smaller villages for a gelato and to stretch your legs, before continuing on to your accommodations in Positano. That evening, reminisce about your day over dinner at a local restaurant where regional specialties abound.

Day 5

Journey to Capri

If the weather is agreeable, enjoy a day trip to the unforgettable Capri, immortalized throughout history as the place of royalty. For lunch, relax in an intimate restaurant with a view of the Faraglioni, the iconic rock formations that rise out of the crystal blue waters surrounding Capri. Enjoy the evening back in Positano at your leisure.

Day 6

Coastline & Limoncello

Enjoy a leisurely morning to explore on your own, perhaps with some shopping for olive oils and wines you’ve discovered along the journey. That afternoon, tour through the scenic Amalfi Coast with its breathtaking coastline dotted with quaint and uniquely crafted towns built into the green hillside. This includes a stop in Ravello to take in the awe-inspiring panorama of the coast from the Villa Cimbrone with its enchanting gardens and ancient statuary. Afterwards, head to a restaurant atop the coastal cliffs, where you’ll feast on seafood as the owner demonstrates the art of producing limoncello, a digestivo drink made from mouthwatering lemons grown in the area.

Day 7

The Ruins of Pompeii

Travel back to Rome with a stop en route to visit the ruins of Pompeii, a village frozen in time by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius nearly 2,000 years ago. After a guided tour learning about life in this ancient city, head back to Rome where we bid you arrivederci and a buon viaggio!

Our Guides

We partner with local guides, drivers, chefs and artisans of the highest caliber across all 20 regions of Italy. Every Ciao Andiamo expert is hand-selected by our team and passionate about sharing the best of Italy with our travelers.

Max

I take personal pleasure seeing my guests fall in love with our country, immersing themselves in the local culture and discovering the foods, wines and traditions unique to each region of Italy.

Fiore

Cooking is my passion. I love introducing travelers to local flavors and ingredients at my restaurant and in hands on cooking classes

Getting Around

In Italy, getting around isn’t always easy, which is why we design each trip to flow as seamlessly as possible. From private transfers to expert guidance and assistance with public transportation, we’ll make sure you get from point A to point B without the stress.

Dedicated Private Driver

Throughout your tour, travel seamlessly in the comfort of dedicated car service, as you journey on daily excursions spanning small towns and off-the-beaten path adventures.

Where You'll Stay

Where you call home when you are away from home can make all the difference. That’s why we’ve handpicked accommodations across all our small group tours that blend a mix of Italian hospitality, comfort and local character (you want to feel like you’re in Italy, not Idaho).

What's Included

Six nights stay in listed sample accommodations (or similar) with daily breakfast

Daily food, wine and cultural excursions

Private guided art history tours of Pompeii, Alberobello and Matera

Seven meals (lunch or dinner) featuring regional specialties and local wines

Dedicated English-speaking tour leader and ground transportation

Pick-up and drop-off in center of Rome

What's Not Included

Single supplement fee (€985), airfare, travel insurance, personal expenditures, meals not specified, guide gratuity (optional)

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