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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