Italy – Amalfi Coast in a Vespa


summer as it should be lived



What if this summer you go back in time to those cheerful and worry-free days of your youth? What if you indulge yourself in a summer lived to the fullest, as only the Italian dolce vita knows how? You, the sun and a Vespa in its natural habitat. Or simply the summer as it should be lived, at least once in a lifetime.


This return to your adolescence starts in Naples, a city that has the chaos as its natural balance and seems used to living on the brink of a new and definitive tragedy. An irresistible city, capable of resisting anything. Even the departure of Maradona! It is perhaps this somewhat eventual nature of tomorrow that makes today ever so present. Work here is only tolerated, still called fatica (fatigue). Life is to be lived passionately and centered on its little pleasures. Such as a cuisine of simple means, though exquisite flavors or the constant pursue of a perfect espresso (coffee) turned into an obsession. The streets are the stage where everything happens, where there is always something happening and anything can always happen. With the magnificent Bay of Naples and the Vesuvius on the background.


After conquering the top of striking Vesuvius crater and visiting the ruins of Pompeii, the spectacular Strada Statale 163 will become your lifeline. A road that can only be described as a 80km long balcony carved in Lattari mountains, populated by an impossible architecture that dominates the dramatic nature and breathtaking views over the bay of Salerno at every turn.


For last, how could you resist the irresistible glamour of Capri?

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distance. 180km    

type. Nature /Adventure / Cultural    

difficulty. medium    

visa. not necessary (EU citizens)

starting point

Napoli

duration

8 days / 7 nights

price

€ 997,00 (shared vespa) / € 1.183,00 (individual vespa)

Highlights

  • Naples, the chaos made sublime, as after all “to love Naples is the smile after the storm”;

  • Join the heated debate and dare to choose the best Neapolitan pizza;

  • Caffé Mexico, because if the best espresso in the World is found in Italy if the best espresso in Italy is found in Naples and if the best espresso in Naples is the one from Caffé Mexico...;

  • Vesuvius and Pompeii, where history reminds us how ephemeral can time be…;

  • The overwhelming pleasure of riding a Vespa in its natural habitat;

  • Amalfi, the capital of the once influent Amalfi Republic that discovered in its beauty the secret for eternal power...;

  • Strada Statale 163, 80 dramatic km carved in the rocks overlooking the sea, a path where each and every turn competes for the best view over this superb coastline;

  • Positano, arguably architecture’s most definitive victory over the singular nature of this coast, built in an impossible balance where the sea seems to immerge as the sole horizontal element;

  • Sentiero degli dei, trekking route through the path of God, 7 km of dazzling views over Amalfi’s coast, the Mediterranean and Capri’s island, from the top of Lattari mountains;

  • Ravello, a peaceful haven of palaces and sublime gardens that appears to levitate above all the agitation going on 350 meters bellow at the sea level;

  • The beaches of the Amalfi coast, small and often not of easy access, where the sand is rough, but the water crystal clear, its waves smooth and the sun the warmest of the hosts;

  • Capri, allow yourself a couple of days in the Neapolitans’ favorite island. Fall in love with its nature, recharge your batteries in its crystal clear seawater, experience its unique glamorous lifestyle and feel the whole island taking a deep breath of relief when the last ferry of the day departures towards mainland and tranquility is once again restored. Yes, even paradise has its VIP area.

accommodation

apartment / 3* hotel

number of participants

4 to 8

transport

scooter / vespa and local transports (taxi, train, ferry, bus)

Included


  • airport / train station pick up and drop off

  • scooter / vespa rental for self driving during 5 days and the gas for about 120km

  • further transportation necessary to comply with the program

  • transportation of 1 piece of luggage per client between accommodation sites in the days the scooter / vespa is used

  • entrance fee in Vesuvius National Park

  • campania art card’ (5 free entrances in a wide list of monuments and historical locations, including Pompeii’s ruins, and 50% discount from the 6th onwards)

  • trekking through the Sentiero degli Dei

  • 1 typical meal

  • accommodation in apartment and 3* Hotel

  • outlines leader in charge of the organisation and escorting the group

  • welcome pack

  • travel insurance




Not included


  • meals not mentioned in the program

  • other activities and places not mentioned in the program

  • personal expenses

  • flights to and from the destination (about 300€)




Optional


  • diving and snorkeling activities

  • horse and/or mule rides

  • hiking and trekking

  • photo coverage of the whole trip

  • single supplement






Additional info



population. 5,87 million    

capital. Naples    

area. 13,590 km2    

language. Italian    

hour. GMT +1    

electricity. 220v    

currency. Euro






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