The great region of Campania enjoys world-wide fame that attracts masses of people every year. The city of Naples, the ruins of Pompeii, the astonishing Amalfi Coast and Capri make Campania one of the most celebrated regions of southern Italy.
The 2 main areas for incentives and meetings are Naples itself and the costal area including Sorrento, Positano and Amalfi along with the island of Capri. Naples is an amazing city: chaotic, loud, messy.....but also friendly, welcoming and full of incredible beauty waiting to be discovered. It's louder, more intense, more unnerving, but perhaps ultimately more satisfying than almost anywhere else in Italy. The city offers excellent venues for meetings and special events from the Royal Palace to the National Archaeological Museum and even gala dinners in the archaeological site of Pompeii, only 30 minutes away. Naples is one of the key cities of Italian cooking, the home to the famous food that is a symbol of Italy worldwide: the pizza.
The coastal area is completely different, sweeping views over the Gulf of Naples or Salerno with Capri and Ischia in the background. The outline of the Vesuvius from your bedroom window. The technicolor of the blue sea and sky of this coastline will blind you. Small curvy roads hanging on breathtaking cliffs give a flavour of the real Dolce Vita.You should not miss out on learning about the eating and drinking culture of this region that is known for its delicious products that are tightly linked to the fertile local land and that are exported all over the world because of their excellent quality.
Suggestion 1: Naples discovery tour
Day 1: Arrival in Naples. A guided tour in the narrow streets of the historical centre in search of Napolitan traditions, culture and art, along the main promenade “Spaccanapoli”. It provides access to a number of important sights of the city, such as churches, Palazzi, piazzi and shops. Visit some famous art in the “Via San Gregorio Armeno” and tast “Sfogliatella”, a deliciously special dessert from Naples in one of the numerous bakeries. Of course you must try the real Napolitan Pizza in a typical pizzeria. Sorrento is on our programme in the late afternoon : guided walk through the historical centre with a Limoncello-tasting in a traditional shop. Evening : Check-in hotel and animated diner.
Day 2 : Positano – Amalfi – Ravello. After breakfast, we start our discovery tour along the astonishing beautiful Amalfi Coast. First stop in Positano, the pearl of Amalfi Coast. Lunch in a restaurant with traditional regional meals, and stunning view over the bay. Afternoon : culture-historical tour in Ravello. Evening : Diner in a typical “Sorrentina” restaurant with traditional live music.
Suggestion 2: Vespa tour in historical Naples
Discover the real character of the city by Vespa. Starting from Piazza del Gesù Nuovo, visiting the St. Chiara Church, St. Domenico Maggiore Square and its Basilica, the Church St. Lorenzo Maggiore, direction Via St. Gregorio Armeno where you end your trip with delicious Italian ice cream (gelato) !
Suggestion 3: Naples underground
This mysterious voyage to explore Napoli Sotteranea begins by descending a long stairway into a huge network of tunnels, caves and large rooms with towering ceilings. A very unique excursion into the underground area of the city.
Suggestion 4: Hands-on pizza making & Limoncello
Spend half a day in the unique natural setting of the locally owned and family operated farm of Giuseppe, combining a Pizza workshop and visit to a lemon-house – producer of Limoncello, the famous Italian lemon liqueur, followed by a tasting. Mamma Laura learns you how to make your own Napolitan Pizza in a stone oven.
Suggestion 5: VIP treatment in hotel Sirenuse
Your stay in this brilliant part of Italy will become an everlasting memory. Get a VIP treatment, including excursions by yacht or boat around the Amalfi Coast. Other possibilities : culinary workshops, vespa tours and art painting workshops.
Suggestion 6: Positano seaside trips
A timeless classic : the River Aquarama Speedboat is perfect for a special day out on the sea. Alternatively, the San’ Antonio, a magnificent old wooden vessel takes up to 13 people for daily excursions along the coast.
Seaside mountains covered by a variety of lemon trees, umbrella pines and wild flowers offer gorgeous hiking. Trek along the coastal hills near Positano and Amalfi. These walks are rather hard but very rewarding.
Experienced sailor or beginner ? Needless to say that sailing is part of excursions in Campania. For those who don’t like sailing, we offer a boat trip along the Sorrento Coast (4 hours).
Suggestion 9: Pompeii & Amalfi Coast
A guided visit to the excavations of Pompeii and the volcano Vesuvius. Enjoy the stunning views in Sorrento and Amalfi.
Suggestion 10: Fishing & Diving
The Sorrento Coast offers special incentives such as a relaxing boat trip combined with fishing. Or have an “Easy Scuba Experience’ which is a mini course developed to allow people to dive in controlled conditions under the supervision of a qualified instructor. Courses such as Passport Diver, Junior & Senior Open Water Diver, and snorkeling are other options. This is certainly the best way to admire the wonderful corals in the deep sea, like “Banco di Santa Croce”, a real oasis in the middle of the splendid blue water of the Sorrento Coast !