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”Wine and Olive Oil tasting”

Sorrento Coast Drivers offers you various wine tours there where the wine lives before being produced: Irpinia, the Sannio Valley, the slopes of Vesuvius are just some of the areas where the quality wine of Campania is produced for centuries…
With Sorrento Coast Drivers you can choose the “Irpinia Wine Tours“, a wine tour that takes you to know the green Irpinia, rich in regional parks and paradise for lovers of outdoor life, both summer and winter, which produce the famous red Taurasi DOCG wine (the only red wine from the Campania region insigned with the highest “DOCG” quality mark) and the Greco di Tufo and Fiano di Avellino, two spectacular white wines. In this tour you can choose to visit Feudi di San Gregorio wine cellars and Mastroberardino wine cellars also, where world-class red wines are produced.
Or you can choose the “Taburno Wine Tour“, a wine tour that will take you to discover a land of ancient culture and tradition, which for centuries has produced the famous Aglianico del Taburno red wine and Solopaca wine, as well as liqueurs named Witch and Walnut.
Or you can choose also to stay close to beautiful pearl of the Amalfi Coast and Sorrento Coast, choosing the “Vesuvius wine tour“, by which you can visit the slopes of Vesuvius, rolling hills overlooking the Gulf of Naples, the undisputed realm of the famous Lacryma Christi vineyards 
Each wine tour is available from your hotel in Sorrento and also from Naples port or Salerno port (cruise ship).The service will be provider by a minivan or bus (depending on number of participants), visits to vineyards and a winery with wine tasting and coordinated food and return to Sorrento in the late afternoon.

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”Olive Oil Tasting”

 

”Visit at Olive Oil mill with tasting”

The introduction of olive cultivation in Campania goes back to the Greeks and the Phoenicians who brought the use of oil in all the colonized territories, as food and as part of perfumes and ointments.

The principal olive varieties: The real strength of the region is its extremely rich and diverse heritage varietal.

To date have been described and cataloged over 60 native varieties currently cultivated and handed down for centuries, the most common are: Ogliarola and Ravece nell’avellinese (Avellino); Ortice, Ortolana and Racioppella in Benevento; Sessana and Caiazzana in Caserta, Olive Oil from the Sorrento Peninsula (in Naples) and, finally, Pisciottana and Rotondella in Salerno.

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PICK UP – DROP OFF LOCATION at your ship in Naples port  / hotel or private villas.

TOUR DURATION:  8,9 hours ( according to your ship schedule).

THE PRICE INCLUDES: all taxes, parkingtollsgasoline and driver maintenance.

IS NOT INCLUDES : meals, drinks and entrance fees.

PICK UP TIME SUGGESTED8:00am / 9:00am ( according to you).

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    I will be waiting in Naples port ( with a sign your name) or your hotel, then we’ll drive to Pompeii, once a thriving empire, the city of Pompeii had about 20,000 inhabitants in 79AD, when it was completely covered in 30 feet of volcanic ash by the deadly eruption of the Mount Vesuvius. Then we’ll drive by Sorrento coast were we can have a couple stop to get beautiful pictures. Then we stop right in the main square of Sorrento were you can have one hour or more to visit this wonderful town. Sorrento is my own town, located on a fabulous cliff, a sheer drop above the bay, it is a tourist paradise, one of the most famous holiday resort in the world, and is there anyone who has never heard the ardent, nostalgic song ”Torna a Surriento”. This is an ideal destination both for elite tourism and for families, with its splendid mansions and prestigious hotels). Were you are going to have a least one hour free time to visit the ancient centre, after Sorrento, I will drop you off in Sorrento port, were you will take the hydrofoil to Capri. Take the funicular (one way ticket for each: Euro 1,30) up to Capri town la piazzetta, lined with wonderful old and new buildings, sidewalk cafes, and of course shops!
    Decide if you would like to visit the Garden of Caesar Augusts or the Punta Tragara, both very easy walks, or if you prefer something a little more challenging. If so, head up to the Villa Jovis to visit the ruins of Tiberius’ most important imperial villa. Afterwards, you may choose to visit Anacapri, where you can pick between two adventures. For those unafraid of heights, a chair lift may be the absolute highlight of your day. It takes about 20 minutes to reach the top in single chairs silently gliding through the sky with the amazing vista below of the bluest Mediterranean seas and the whitest, highest cliffs with colourful houses perched in the most impossible places.

    The second option takes you to Villa San Michele, the charming former home of Swedish doctor and philanthropist Axel Munthe (1857-1949) that Henry James called “the most fantastic beauty, poetry, and inutility that one had ever seen clustered together“. The villa is set around Roman-style courtyards, marble walkways, and atriums. Medieval choir stalls, Renaissance lecterns, and gilded statues of saints are all part of the setting, with some rooms preserving the doctor’s personal memorabilia. A spectacular pergola path overlooking the entire Bay of Naples leads from the villa to the famous Sphinx Parapet, where an ancient Egyptian sphinx looks out toward Sorrento.
    When you time in Capri is over, you will take the hydrofoil to Naples were your ship is doked.
    Obviously I’ll spot you the best sceneries, photo stop, were you can eat the local food in a family restaurant were you can taste the “ fresh pasta strips with shellfich, tipical of this are fish or shellfish based menus: pezzogna all’aqua pazza (local fish cooked with tomato, garlic and parsley), grilled seabass, marinated anchovies, chowder, soutée of clams, octopus cooked with tomato and garlic, etc..

     

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    PICK UP – DROP OFF LOCATION : at your ship in Naples port  / hotel or private villas.

    TOUR DURATION:  8,9 hours ( according to your ship schedule).

    THE PRICE INCLUDES: all taxes, parking, tolls, gasoline and driver maintenance.

    IS NOT INCLUDES : meals, drinks and entrance fees.

    ENTRANCE FEE : for Pompeii  ruins: Euro 11,00.

    PICK UP TIME SUGGESTED: 8:00am / 9:00am ( according to you).

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      I will be waiting inNaples port ( with a sign your name) or your  hotel , then we’ll drive to Pompeii, once a thriving empire, the city of Pompeii had about 20,000 inhabitants in 79AD, when it was completely covered in 30 feet of volcanic ash by the deadly eruption of the Mount Vesuvius. Then we’ll drive to Herculaneum, an ancient residential town of Greek origins, and has also become an important stop for those tourists wishing to steep themselves in history. Destroyed and buried in ashes, together with Pompeii, by the eruption of the volcano Vesuvius in 79 A.D. Herculaneum also offers a variety of beautiful scenery and invaluable arts. Strangley, excavations began by accident in 1709 when some workers were digging a well – they discovered a wall, obiously old and out of site for hundreds of years, which was later found to be one of the stages of the ancient theatre.

      Then we’ll drive by Mount Vesuvius were you can view the crater of Vesuvius which stands 1281 meters above sea level. Our cars can take you half way up this climb and you can tackle the rest on foot by walking for approximately 45 minutes up the steep mount; the view from the top makes the effort more than worthwhile!

       

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      PICK UP – DROP OFF LOCATION at your ship in Naples port  / hotel or private villas.

      TOUR DURATION:  8,9 hours ( according to your ship schedule).

      THE PRICE INCLUDES: all taxes, parkingtollsgasoline and driver maintenance.

      IS NOT INCLUDES : meals, drinks and entrance fees.

      ENTRANCE FEE for Pompeii/Herculaneum ruins: Euro 11,00.

      ENTRANCE FEE :for Mount Vesuvio crater: Euro 6,50.

      PICK UP TIME SUGGESTED8:00am / 9:00am ( according to you).

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      Fill and send us the module below. We will answer you soon as possible.









        I will be waiting in your hotel or elsewhere, then we’ll drive to Positano along the steep winding coastal roads of the stunning Amalfi Coast (were we can have a couple to get beautiful pictures) known for its rugger terrain, scenic beauty, and picturesque towns, each with its own character and interesting sites. Visit quaint Positano (no road restrictions for our vehicle were we can have about one hour or more to discover this beautiful village) nestled in an enclave in the hills leading down the coast; the lovely seaside town of Amalfi, one of the most popular holiday resort in Italy; and charming Ravello, a historical destination for many artist, musicians, and writers, not to mention all the interesting places in between!!Visit the centre of Amalfi , with a tall flight of steps in front, stands the Duomo, consecrated to St, Andrew and built in the ninth century.
        Obviously I’ll spot you the best sceneries, photo stop, were you can eat the traditional food in a family restaurant were you can taste the fresh pasta strips with shellfich, tipical of this are fish or shellfish based menus: pezzogna all’aqua pazza (local fish cooked with tomato, garlic and parsley), grilled seabass, marinated anchovies, chowder, soutée of clams, octopus cooked with tomato and garlic, etc..
        At the end of your extraordinary full day discovery of Amalfi coast be accompanied back to your hotel.

         

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        PICK UP – DROP OFF LOCATION at your ship in Naples port  / hotel or private villas.

        TOUR DURATION:  8,9 hours ( according to your ship schedule).

        THE PRICE INCLUDES: all taxes, parkingtollsgasoline and driver maintenance.

        IS NOT INCLUDES : meals, drinks and entrance fees.

        PICK UP TIME SUGGESTED8:00am / 9:00am ( according to you).

        Have you a question or you want book this excursion?

        Fill and send us the module below. We will answer you soon as possible.









          I will be waiting in Naples port (  with a sign your name) or your hotel , then we’ll drive to Sorrento, my own town located on a fabulous cliff, a sheer drop above the bay, it is a tourist paradise, one of the most famous holiday resort in the world, and is there anyone who has never heard the ardent, nostalgic song ”Torna a Surriento”. This is an ideal destination both for elite tourism and for families, with its splendid mansions and prestigious hotels). Were you are going to have a least one hour free time to visit the ancient centre, after Sorrento, it’ll be time to go along the steep winding coastal roads of the stunning Amalfi Coast (were we can have a couple to get beautiful pictures) known for its rugger terrain, scenic beauty, and picturesque towns, each with its own character and interesting sites. Visit quaint Positano (no road restrictions for our vehicle were we can have about one hour or more to discover this beautiful village).
          Obviously I’ll spot you the best sceneries, photo stop, were you can eat the local food in a family restaurant were you can taste the fresh pasta strips with shellfich, tipical of this are fish or shellfish based menus: pezzogna all’aqua pazza (local fish cooked with tomato, garlic and parsley), grilled seabass, marinated anchovies, chowder, souté of clams, octopus cooked with tomato and garlic, etc..
          After lunch and visit of Positano we’ll drive about 50 minutes we’ll arrive at ruins of Pompeii. Once a thriving empire, the city of Pompeii had about 20,000 inhabitants in 79AD, when it was completely covered in 30 feet of volcanic ash by the deadly eruption of the Mount Vesuvius.

           

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          PICK UP – DROP OFF LOCATION at your ship in Naples port  / hotel or private villas.

          TOUR DURATION:  8,9 hours ( according to your ship schedule).

          THE PRICE INCLUDES: all taxes, parkingtollsgasoline and driver maintenance.

          IS NOT INCLUDES : meals, drinks and entrance fees.

          ENTRANCE FEE for Pompeii  ruins: Euro 11,00.

          PICK UP TIME SUGGESTED8:00am / 9:00am ( according to you).

          Have you a question or you want book this excursion?

          Fill and send us the module below. We will answer you soon as possible.









            I will be waiting in Naples port ( with a sign your name) or your  hotel, then we’ll drive to Positano along the steep winding coastal roads of the stunning Amalfi Coast (were we can have a couple to get beautiful pictures) known for its rugger terrain, scenic beauty, and picturesque towns, each with its own character and interesting sites.
            Visit quaint Positano (no road restrictions for our vehicle were we can have about one hour or more to discover this beautiful village) nestled in an enclave in the hills leading down the coast; the lovely seaside town of Amalfi, one of the most popular holiday resort in Italy; and charming Ravello, a historical destination for many artist, musicians, and writers, not to mention all the interesting places in between!! An outstanding example of Ravello architecture is Villa Rufolo and Villa Cimbrione, the Garden of the Villas are very beautiful, planted with flowers and tall shrubs .
            Obviously I’ll spot you the best sceneries, photo stop, were you can eat the local food in a family restaurant were you can taste the fresh pasta strips with shellfich, tipical of this are fish or shellfish based menus: pezzogna all’aqua pazza (local fish cooked with tomato, garlic and parsley), grilled seabass, marinated anchovies, chowder, soutée of clams, octopus cooked with tomato and garlic, etc..

             

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            PICK UP – DROP OFF LOCATION at your ship in Naples port  / hotel or private villas.

            TOUR DURATION:  8,9 hours ( according to your ship schedule).

            THE PRICE INCLUDES: all taxes, parkingtollsgasoline and driver maintenance.

            IS NOT INCLUDES : meals, drinks and entrance fees.

            PICK UP TIME SUGGESTED8:00am / 9:00am ( according to you).

            Have you a question or you want book this excursion?

            Fill and send us the module below. We will answer you soon as possible.









              I will be waiting in Naples port  ( with a sign your name) or your hotel , then we’ll drive to Sorrento, my own town located on a fabulous cliff, a sheer drop above the bay, it is a tourist paradise, one of the most famous holiday resort in the world, and is there anyone who has never heard the ardent, nostalgic song “Torna a Surriento”. This is an ideal destination both for elite tourism and for families, with its splendid mansions and prestigious hotels. Were you are going to have a least one hour free time to visit the ancient centre, after Sorrento, it’ll be time to go along the steep winding coastal roads of the stunning Amalfi Coast (were we can have a couple to get beautiful pictures) known for its rugger terrain, scenic beauty, and picturesque towns, each with its own character and interesting sites. Visit quaint Positano (no road restrictions for our vehicle were we can have about one hour or more to discover this beautiful village) nestled in an enclave in the hills leading down the coast; the lovely seaside town of Amalfi, one of the most popular holiday resort in Italy; and charming Ravello, a historical destination for many artist, musicians, and writers, not to mention all the interesting places in between!!
              Obviously I’ll spot you the best sceneries, photo stop, were you can eat the local food in a family restaurant were you can taste the fresh pasta strips with shellfish, tipical of this are fish or shellfish based menus: pezzogna all’aqua pazza (local fish cooked with tomato, garlic and parsley), grilled seabass, marinated anchovies, chowder, soutée of clams, octopus cooked with tomato and garlic, etc..

               

               

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              PICK UP – DROP OFF LOCATION at your ship in Naples port  / hotel or private villas.

              TOUR DURATION:  8,9 hours ( according to your ship schedule).

              THE PRICE INCLUDES: all taxes, parkingtollsgasoline and driver maintenance.

              IS NOT INCLUDES : meals, drinks and entrance fees.

              PICK UP TIME SUGGESTED8:00am / 9:00am ( according to you).

              Have you a question or you want book this excursion?

              Fill and send us the module below. We will answer you soon as possible.









                This Private Tuscany Shore Excursion from Livorno will take you to the two most classic sights of Tuscany: Florence and Pisa. The marvellous Florence is the cradle of the Renaissance and there is no doubt that Florence is the single city with the highest concentration of art in the world. Not only its museums and monument are a “must see” for any traveller coming to Florence, but the city as a whole features an incomparable beauty, that made Florence become famous as the most elegant city in the world. The Tuscany shore excursion will also take you to Pisa with the Miracle Square and the Leaning Tower or Pisa, Cathedral, Baptistery and “Campo Santo” form the architectural complex which commonly gets Pisa to be considered one of the most important art cities in the whole of Europe not just in Tuscany or Italy.
                Florence keeps an exceptional artistic heritage which is a marvellous evidence of its aged culture. Cimabue and Giotto, the fathers of Italian painting, lived in Florence as well as Arnolfo and Andrea Pisano, brining innovation to architecture and sculpture; Brunelleschi, Donatello and Masaccio forefathers of the Renaissance operated in Florence, Ghiberti and the Della Robbia worked in Florence, Filippo Lippi and Angelico were based in Florence; Botticelli, Paolo Uccello made of Florence their home and the universal genius of Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo are surely the 2 names to which Florence is more commonly associated to, together with those of many other generations of artists up to the artists of our century, are gathered in the several Florence museums of the town: the Uffizi, the most selected gallery in the world and main Florence museum, the Palatina gallery with the paintings of the “Golden Ages”. The Bargello, once the political building of Florence with the sculptures of the Renaissance, the museum of San Marco with Angelico’s works, the Academy, the chapels of the Medicis once the rulers of Florence, Buonarroti’s house with the sculptures of Michelangelo, the following Florence museums: Bardini, Horne, Stibbert, Romano, Corsini, The Gallery of Modern Art, The museum of the Opera del Duomo, the museum of Silverware and the museum of Precious Stones. Florence boasts many other great monuments and landmarks of its artistic culture: the Baptistry with its mosaics; Florence Cathedral with its sculptures, the medieval churches with bands of frescoes; public as well as private palaces: Palazzo Vecchio, Palazzo Pitti, Palazzo Medici Riccardi, Palazzo Davanzati; monasteries, cloisters, refectories; the “Certosa”. The archaeological museum of Florence includes documents of Etruscan civilization.
                In fact the Florence is so rich in art that some first time visitors experience the Stendhal syndrome as they encounter its art for the first time.
                Pisa was a flowering town in the Middle Ages. The greatest legacy is it’s unique architecture and art. The Duomo of Pisa was the first cathedral in Tuscany where the innovative “Pisan-Romanesque” stile was fully developed and later copied in dozens of the Tuscany’s other churches. Inside, the main feature is the elaborate pulpit. The Baptistery of Pisa, in front of the facade contains anther Pisano’s lovely pulpit. You may want to also visit the Camposanto (holy field), a monumental cemetery said to have been filled by dirt brought by the Pisan crusaders from the Hill of Cavalry in Jerusalem.
                The Leaning Tower of Pisa probably carries the most legends of buildings of its kind; perhaps it was deliberately constructed to lean. Perhaps Galileo let objects of different weights fall from the tower and timed the fall to demonstrate his theories about bodies in motion. Pisa leaning tower is said to lean approximately 14 feet from the perpendicular. Climbing the tower is surely an evocative experience, and time permitting should not be missed. The Leaning Tower of Pisa is the only building in the world where one could get out at each single level and walk around its exterior 360°.

                 

                PICK UP-DROP OFF LOCATION: at you ship in Livorno port

                TOUR DURATION: 9 hours ( according to your ship schedule)

                TRAVEL TIME: 4 hours

                SIGHTSEEING TIME: 5 hours

                • Cathedral of Florence with dome by Brunelleschi and Giotto’s bellower
                • Ponte Vecchio and the most famous Florence Gold Shops
                • Piazzale Michelangelo overlooking Florence
                • Accademy of Fine arts with Michelangelo’s David
                • Piazza dei Miracoli, with the Leaning Tower of Pisa and the Cathedral

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                  This tour has been designed for those guest who wish to enjoy a complete overview of Rome.
                  You will have the opportunity to drive where large buses are not permitted, allowing you to see more, walk less and capture the “best of Rome”.
                  This exclusive tour starts at the Vatican after a 90 minute drive from the pier. It is the smallest state in the world.
                  Explore the richest storehouse of art in the entire world: the Vatican Museum. Walk through the Tapestry and Geographical Map Galleries, the Candelabra Gallery and the magnificent Raphael Rooms that lead to the fifteenth century Sistine Chapel which holds an invaluable collection of masterpieces like the Michelangelo’s ceiling painting of the “Creation of the World“.
                  Then enter the vaste expanse of St.Peter’s square through the Bernini’s colonnades into Christendom’s largest church resting on 800 pillars and littered 44 alters.
                  See the gilded Papal Canopy suspended over the the altar where the Pope celebrates mass, the splendid gilt and the bronze throne in the apse and one of the best known pieces of sculpture in the world – the Pietà, Michelangelo’s masterpiece in marble.
                  Please note that if a mass is being taken, the entrance may be restricted, that the Museum’s are closed on sunday (except the last Sunday of the month) and Saturday afternoon. In this cases the itinerary may be altered to accomodate local conditions.
                  The tour then goes to Piazza Venezia known for the Victor Emanuel Monument also called “wedding cake” and for the building that was Mussolini’s headquarters.
                  Climb the steps of the Capitoline hill and enjoy a beautiful view of the Roman Forum with the Rostrum where Mark Anthony made his impassioned speech over the body of Julio Cesar.
                  Eat in a fine restaurant and enjoy lunch with plenty home-made wine.
                  Stop at the most beautiful in the world: Trevi. Drive by the famous Spanish steps where the finest shopping street is.
                  Walk through piazza Navona and do not forget your chocolate ice-cream. Visit then the imposing structure dated 27 B.C. called Pantheon where the great painter Raphael is buried.
                  Last stop will be in the most fascinating monument in Rome, a place where 50.000 people could assist to cruel battle between gladiators and wild beast: the Colosseum. Drive by the impressive Arch of Costantine on your return to the ship by 5:00 pm

                   

                  PICK UP-DROP OFF LOCATION: at your ship in Civitavecchia port

                  TOUR DURATION : 8 hours ( according to your ship schedule)

                  TRAVEL TIME : 2 hours.

                  SIGHTSEEING TIME : 6 hours.

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                    Siena is the most important destination for a Tuscany shore excursion if you have already visited Florence and Pisa. Siena is the famous city of the Palio, the site of the “Enoteca Italiana” – the only national wine association – and largest in Tuscany the site of “Monte dei Paschi” – the oldest bank in the world – while San Gimignano is the only Italian towered hilltown that maintained intact it mediaeval appearance and perfect stereotype of what one would expect a hill town of Tuscany to look like.
                    Beautifully laid out on three hills, Siena owes its popularity as one of the main attractions in Tuscany to its perfectly preserved gothic city center, with the “Piazza del Campo” one of the most beautiful squares in the world, where the famous Palio di Siena horse race takes place twice a year and the cathedral, considered one of the most impressive churches of Italy especially thanks to its impressively richly decorated interiors.
                    But it’s not just the magnificent monuments of Siena which make of it a must-see attraction, it is the overall atmosphere and architecture that still expresses the grandeur of its heyday that make of the visit of Siena an unforgettable experience.
                    Walking through Siena that is so well preserved you will feel as if you have returned to the end of the XIII century, when Siena represented one of the greatest example of civic, social and political organization not just in Tuscany but in the whole of Europe.
                    The shore Excursion will continue to San Gimignano, famed for its medieval skyscrapers, which justify the title of “Mediaeval Manhattan of Tuscany“. San Gimignano features high city walls and narrow streets that perfectly match what most peoples imagine of a Tuscan hill-town to be like.
                    Learn about the Guelph-Ghibelline conflict and commercial interests that forced the rich families of San Gimignano to build their towers, as well as what brought fortune and bankruptcy to this town that despite the small size is one of the most visited and unique sights of Tuscany and Italy.

                     

                    PICK UP-DROP OFF LOCATION: at you ship in Livorno port

                    TOUR DURATION: 9 hours ( according to your ship schedule)

                    TRAVEL TIME: 4 hours

                    SIGHTSEEING TIME: 5 hours

                    • San Gimignano and its tower
                    • Piazza del Campo, the square of the Palio
                    • Cathedral of Siena

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