Pompeii, Capri and the Bay of Naples
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Selected departures available July to November 2013, prices from £629pp staying at the three-star Villa Maria rising to £1,099pp staying at the four-star superior Grand Hotel Europa Palace flying from London Gatwick
Selected departures July to November 2013
The Sorrento peninsula and the Bay of Naples has been attracting visitors for centuries in search of its outstanding scenery, tranquillity and some of the most wondrous ‘sights’ from throughout history. The Greeks, Phoenicians and Saracens have all left their mark, but none more so than the Romans.
Sorrento came to real fame, during the late 18th century when many of Europe’s aristocracy came to spend their winters here, attracted by its mild climate and outstanding natural beauty. Sorrento is everything you expect an Italian town to be: tiny cobbled streets and quaint squares with flowers decorating almost every building.
We see the legendary Amalfi Coast, with every guidebook proclaiming it the most beautiful in Europe. Next it’s Capri, which possesses a deserved reputation as a veritable Garden of Eden.
Wherever you travel in the Bay of Naples, the skyline is dominated by the majestic and still active volcano Vesuvius, rising loftily to over 4000 feet.