There are few better places in the world to visit in the off-season than Italy. With this package from Great Value Vacations, you can enjoy a relaxing time on the beautiful Amalfi Coast in scenic Sorrento - and end with 2 nights in exciting Rome.
Sorrento. The name conjures images of breathtaking scenery and a relaxed and enticing lifestyle. You'll start your journey there by picking up your rental car in Naples and then heading south along the east coast towards the beautiful Sorrentine Peninsula and the beautiful Hotel Gardenia. This wonderful 3-star hotel has undergone a recent renovation that reinforces its commitment to safeguarding the local landscape & environment, and is, today, an eco-friendly example of modern Mediterranean architecture. Located within walking distance of the beach and just a short stroll from the old town center, the Hotel Gardenia, with its stunning views of the Bay of Naples, is the perfect spot to relax and let your cares melt away.
While Sorrento will be “home” for 5 nights, you’re free (and encouraged) to explore the magnificent Amalfi Coast. Among the myriad options that await you are catching the ferry to Capri and exploring the miraculous Blue Grotto or head to Naples and visit Vesuvius and the ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum. Adventure a little farther south and you can explore the many lovely towns that dot the Amalfi Coast.
You'll then journey to just outside Rome where you'll spend 2 nights at the superior 4-star Villa Vecchia Hotel in the Roman hills in Frascati. Just 30 minutes from the heart of Rome, with the Villa Vecchia as your home base in a park filled with Roman ruins, you can make your way to Rome and visit such famous sites at The Vatican, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps and more.
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For only $150 more per person add an extra night at Hotel Gardenia in Sorrento and an extra night at Hotel Villa Vecchia in Rome. Click Here.
For only $99 more per person add breakfasts at Hotel Gardenia and dinner at Restaurante Tasso in Sorrento. Click Here.
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Location: Surrounded by a beautiful park and immersed in an environment of art and nature, the Hotel Villa Vecchia is conveniently located just outside of Rome (under an hour from the airport), in Frascati – a lovely area in the midst of Roman castles, known for its peace and tranquility.
Overview: A historic Frascati mansion with stunning views, Hotel Villa Vecchia features 92 elegantly furnished, air-conditioned guestrooms. Its spacious Winter Garden offers a superb collection of artwork, and the stunning panoramic terrace provides breathtaking views over the Eternal City and nearby Roman castles. Boasting 16th century vaults, the restaurant Il Vignola offers an outstanding blend of local culinary traditions, with specific detail to innovative preparation techniques and presentation. The surrounding park features a swimming pool, providing guests with a stylish setting to enjoy the beauty and harmony of the natural environment – all within easy reach of the highlights of Rome.
Location: The Hotel Gardenia is located in the heart of the beautiful town of Sorrento on Corso Italia, Sorrento’s main street, near the old town and the port. It provides an ideal base for exploring Sorrento, the Amalfi Coast, the Sorrento Coast, Naples, Capri and the other islands in the bay. Guests can rest assured that they are staying in a hotel with a reduced environmental impact.
Overview: This intimate hotel boasts exceptional modern Mediterranean architecture, designed with eco-friendly materials that support its commitment to safeguarding the local landscape and environment (the hotel was awarded the EcoWorldHotel quality trademark and is ISO 14001 certified). The 27 well-appointed guestrooms feature private balconies with tables and chairs. Guests will also enjoy the swimming pool, fitness center, private parking and delightful panoramic rooftop terrace with pergola, providing stunning views of the Bay of Naples.
The southern tip of Italy and the beautiful Amalfi Coast attract visitors with stunning scenery. Beaches, volcanic mountains, drives with views and hairpin turns, quaint towns, the ruins of Pompeii, and bustling Naples are just a few reasons to visit.
Amalfi Coast: This stretch of coastline on the southern coast of Italy's Sorrentine Peninsula is a popular tourist destination that features warm summers and mild winters. It is also known as a prime spot for lemon cultivation, and as a result the production of limoncello liquor.
Capri: Italy's most famous island is a postcard-worthy paradise that features a dramatic mountain that appears to soar out of the sea. A favored retreat for artists, movie stars and other celebrities, Capri is famous for its Blue Grotto, a sea cave that is flooded by sunlight, and is easily traversed by foot.
Sorrento: Easily reachable from Naples, Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and is a pretty town with beautiful coastal views. A scenic route known as the "Amalfi Drive" connects Sorrento and Amalfi on a narrow road along high cliffs, and you can catch ferries from Sorrento to the island of Capri.
Amalfi: At the mouth of a deep ravine at the foot of Monte Cerreto is Amalfi, a town known for its dramatic cliffs and coastal scenery. Once the capital of the maritime republic known as the Duchy of Amalfi, today it is an important tourist destination, along with nearby towns including Positano and Ravello.
Mount Vesuvius: This stratovolcano at the Bay of Naples is the only volcano on the European mainland to have erupted in the last hundred years. But it is best known for its eruption in 79 AD that led to the burying of the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum. Today, the area around Vesuvius is a national park and the summit is open to visitors, with a small network of paths is maintained by park authorities.
Paestum: The main reason tourists come to Paestum is to see the most complete Doric temples still standing in Italy. Archaeologist know little about the Greek colony that started in the 7th century BC, and was known as Poseidonia, but three major temples, a forum and an amphitheater remain.
Piazza del Plebiscito (Naples): The center of modern Naples, the Piazza del Plebiscito is home to a huge domed church (San Francesco di Paola) that mimics the Pantheon in Rome, as well as the 17th-century Royal Palace (Palazzo Reale), full of magnificent marble, tapestries and frescoes.
Museo Nazionale di Capodimonte (Naples): This palace-turned-museum sits in the middle of a park that was once a hunting preserve for the Bourbon kings. Today, the museum is a repository of Neapolitan painting and decorative arts, with works by some of the best Italian artists (including Botticelli, Bellini, Parmigianino, Reni, Caravaggio, Van Dyck and more).
Museo Archeologico Nazionale (Naples): Naples' archeological museum is a remodeled 16th-century palace that contains a large collection of Roman artifacts from Pompeii, as well as Egyptian, Greek, Roman and Renaissance collections. Most interesting is the Farnese Collection, which includes engraved gems and the famous Farnese Marbles.
Duomo and Museum of the Treasure of San Gennaro (Naples): The main church of Naples has two chapels that are beautifully frescoed and have intricate mosaic floors. Underneath, excavation of a Roman site is underway. Nearby, the San Gennaro Treasury Museum has art exhibits.
Spaccanapoli (Naples): The main street that divides Naples cuts through the heart of the historic center. Many churches, shops and important buildings line the street, which is almost always teeming with people. From the main artery, a string of narrow, winding streets unfold, making this area fun to wander around.
Santa Chiara (Naples): This religious complex includes a church, monastery, tombs and an archeological museum. Built in the early 14th century in the Gothic style, the church was decorated in the 18th century in Baroque. The garden makes for a lovely visit and a museum houses information on the church's history and the archeological findings that have taken place over the years.
Excavations of Pompeii (Pompeii): Once an important industrial and commercial town, Pompeii was destroyed and completely buried during a two-day catastrophic eruption of the volcano Mount Vesuvius in the year 79 AD. It was lost for nearly 1,700 years before its accidental rediscovery, and since then excavation has provided insight into the life of a city at the height of the Roman Empire. Today, nearly 2.5 million visitors come to the UNESCO World Heritage site each year to explore the ruins.
Villa dei Misteri (Pompeii): This well-preserved ruin of a Roman villa is close to the Pompeii excavations and worth a visit. The villa sustained only minor damage during the volcanic eruption, and the majority of its walls, ceilings and frescoes survived largely undamaged.
Terme Suburbane (Pompeii): Outside the walls of Pompeii are these privately owned thermal baths that opened to the public in 2002. The interior is decorated with beautiful frescoes and mosaics.