Experience the centuries-old history of Rome, stroll around the small alleys of Naples, Pompei and the Vesuvius with a professional English-speaking guide. Be charmed by the fascinating Capri, the Amalfi Coast and its pearls, Amalfi and Positano… Take a break to taste the essence of Sorrento, the limoncello. The tour will continue to Matera and the beauties of Puglia, among Otranto, Lecce, Alberobello and Ostuni.
Accommodation in Best Western Plus Universo 4 **** hotel or similar in the central city, well connected by metro, between Via Cavour and Termini Station, its position allows reaching the main attraction by walk.
We will move to the heart of the historic center with a visit to Piazza di Spagna and the Trevi Fountain, Piazza Colonna and the palaces of Italian political power.
Next to the square we find Via Condotti, symbol of the fashion district in Rome. From here, we’ll go to the Trevi Fountain, unforgettable location of “La Dolce Vita” by Fellini, in which a very young Anita Ekberg invites Marcello Mastroianni into the fountain, using the famous: “Marcello, come here!”
After a short stop,we’ll visit to Piazza della Rotonda to admire the Pantheon, a temple built in 27 BC. later converted into a Basilica, and the Renaissance fountain of Bernini built in the square in 1575
Trastevere is one of the prettiest neighbourhoods in Rome with its narrow cobblestone streets, colourful buildings dripping with ivy, and balconies enlivened with geraniums. Piazza Santa Maria in Trastevere is at the heart of the neighbourhood and is home to a beautiful church that’s one of the oldest in Rome.
It dates back to the 3rd century, but the bell tower and golden facade were added in the 12th century. It’s worth visiting inside to see the glittering 12th-century mosaics. take your time strolling Rome’s cobbled streets
We will proceed to the Vatican Museums, where various works are collected in the Vatican museums that span from ancient to contemporary times. Sarcophagi and mosaics share the space with masterpieces by great masters such as Giotto, Michaelangelo, Leonardo Vinci, Raphael up to Dalì, Canova and Matisse.
In the midst of so much beauty, the presence of a fragment of lunar rock donated to Vatican citizens by former US president Nixon continues to amaze. The tour ends in the Sistine Chapel where it is possible to admire the famous frescoes of the representation of the Last Judgment.
We will begin our tour from the Flavian Amphitheater, better known as the Colosseum, it is one of the most visited monuments ever, an icon of the Capitoline city.
We continue to the Imperial Forums, a series of monuments and archaeological remains that were once the stage of political life. We will end the morning with the visit of the Capital hill (Campidoglio), with its square.
Naples is the third largest city in Italy. We will take you to discover its historic center and the places that make it famous all over the world.
From Piazza Plebiscito, where important statues and palaces stand, such as the Pontifical Royal Basilica of San Francesco di Paola, the statues of Ferdinand I and Charles III, to the royal palace of Naples and the Palazzo della Prefettura. We will visit the San Carlo Theater and the Umberto I Gallery, the most famous in Naples, the Castel Nuovo, which represents one of the symbols of Naples.
Last stop of our walking tour will be the most famous alleys of Naples: the Spanish Quarters, the heart of Naples, discovering glimpses, murals, artisan shops and small really interesting realities that make us understand how much Naples is a special city.
Positano is among the most enchanting and romantic places in the world. Also known as the city of “Positano Fashion”, shopping is a must in the many small shops ranging from local crafts to luxury boutiques that overlook the seafront.
After spending the morning in two of the most beautiful cities of the Amalfi coast, we will go to Sorrento to experience the true essence of this magical land: the Limoncello tasting.
We will visit a typical Sorrento Lemon Grove and learn about the harvesting and the production methods. After exploring the grounds you’ll be able to taste the freshly made Limoncello made from the lemons grown here themselves.
Capri is a mythical place with its Faraglioni, the Blue Grotto and the” magnificent Villa Jovis or “Palazzo di Tiberio, where the emperor lived his voluntary exile. We suggest a visit to the Piazzetta which, placed in a panoramic position, has seen numerous famous faces pass over the years.
Naples is full of richness, one of these is for sure food. The food that makes Naples famous all around the world is the pizza. A very simple mix of genuine ingredients.
You will taste one of the most exquisite pizza in all of the city… and Italy!
Get ready for a tasty journey of discovery through the scents, flavours, and colors of Mount Vesuvius.
We’ll begin with a walk through our organic garden at the foot of the mountain to select ingredients, and then move on to the kitchen, where our cook will teach you the secrets to some of our most beloved dishes, which you will prepare together under her careful guidance. After the cooking lesson we will enjoy our home-made lunch, accompanied by a selection of wines produced in the cellar
In 79 A.D. the city was completely buried by the eruption of the Vesuvius volcano, stopping time. Today it is still possible to walk among the Roman domus, the shops and the skilfully built streets, giving an immersive experience and the feeling of living for a few hours in that distant era.
The excavations began at the behest of Charles III of Bourbon and are considered one of the best testimonies of Roman life. Many of the finds, such as furnishings, frescoes, mosaics, and statues, can be found in the National Archaeological Museum of Naples.
Mount Vesuvius towers over the Gulf of Naples, a looming presence visible for miles that has silently existed alongside its Neapolitan neighbours for the best part of 70 years. No one knows when she will awake, the only certainty is that one day, she will.
The visit begins in Piazza Vittorio Veneto, a beautiful nineteenth-century square from where you will enjoy a panoramic view of the Civita and the Sasso Barisano.
During the visit we will stop to a Cave-house: typical home of Matera’s rural culture, furnished with antique furniture and tools in order to know customs and traditions of our ancestors. We will visit the Underground Church of the Holy Spirit, whose construction is traced back to the ninth century; over time it has undergone profound changes until, around the end of the nineteenth century, it was covered together with the whole area of the middle warehouse.
Otranto is one of the most beautiful cities in the South of Italy. Otranto is most famous for its proximity to the strait of Otranto, the stretch of water which connects the Adriatic Sea with the Ionian Sea and separates Italy from Albania. Those looking to visit Otranto itself should note that the city is best-known for its UNESCO listed old town ‘centro storico’ and medieval castle.
The historic center of Lecce is one of the most interesting in Puglia. The particularity of its Baroque architecture derives from the ability of local artists and architects who, between the seventeenth and nineteenth centuries, have done something unique thanks to the quality of the tender local stone.
Our tour will be a journey through time, from the splendor of the Roman Empire to contemporary Lecce. An elegant and refined city where churches and ancient buildings alternate artisan workshops (especially papier-mache), shops and places where you can taste typical products.
The trulli, limestone dwellings found in the southern region of Puglia, are remarkable examples of drywall (mortarless) construction, a prehistoric building technique still in use in this region. The trulli are made of roughly worked limestone boulders collected from neighbouring fields. Characteristically, they feature pyramidal, domed or conical roofs built up of corbelled limestone slabs.
We will visit inside one of the trulli houses is the truly heart of the Historical Center of Town and learn of the family and culture that still lives within these walls of stone. This is what makes Alberobello so historically special-that our history is still living to this day.
Knowing the culture of Puglia is also tasting of Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Wines: expert sommeliers will guide you in our ancient underground cellar to know and talk about the wines of our production and guide you in the choice of what best suits your style. You will taste the exquisite olive oil and the famous wines of this Italian Region.
Tour on request for groups or small groups
Price form 2800€ (min. 10 participants)