Southern Italy Self-Drive Tour

Southern Italy Self-Drive Tour
(14 Nights/15 Days)

from £ 2200 *per person

Discover Southern Italy in all its glory on a multi-stop self-drive holiday that includes the Amalfi and Cilento coasts, and Maratea and Matera in the Basilicata.

  • Accommodation Luxury with amazing sea views
  • Suitable For Couples
  • Holiday at a glance Set on a Greek-Roman trail visiting Herculaneaum, Pompeii and the Paestum
    Try the wonderful Buffalo Mozzarella of the Cilento Park
    Swim in in secluded coves along the Thyrrenian sea
    Sleep in a cave hotel in the multi-millennial city of Matera

Southern Italy Self-Drive Tour

Start your holiday on the stylish Amalfi Coast, before heading south to the relatively undiscovered Cilento. From here, your self-drive journey continues to Maratea on the Basilicata coast and finally, inland to the astonishing ‘cave’ town of Matera.
 

The views of the the Amalfi Coast

Enjoy the Amalfi Coast the glitz and glamour without the crowds in Sant'Agata sui due Golfi, the town's name translates as ''on the two gulfs'' as it stands above the Gulf of Naples and the Gulf of Salerno

Just above Sorrento, rachabl with a 40-minute walk, Sant'Agata is a great base to explore the coastal towns, Sorrento Positano, Amalfi and everything in between can be reached with one scenic bus journey.  Not only sightseeing but also farm visits and beautiful walks with breathtaking vistas. 
 

Continue into the intriguing Cilento National park

As you travel south to the Cilento, you can stop en route at the extraordinary ruins at Paestum, the medieval hilltop town of Castellabate or the fishing town of Acciaroli, best known for its connections with Ernest Hemingway. Inland, the Cilento National Park offers some exceptional walking and the chance to visit the magnificent UNESCO World Heritage Certosa di Padula monastery.
 

Swim in secluded coves of the Thyrrenian sea 

 The coastline around Maratea in the Basilicata is known for its hideaway coves and bays, sea caves and crystal clear water. In Maratea’s harbour, yachts and fishing boats jostle for space, overlooked by restaurants and bars. By contrast, perched up on the hillside above the coast, the medieval town of Maratea is a mass of narrow lanes linked by hideaway piazzas dotted with churches and some good cafés and trattorias
 

Wander around astonishing Matera

From Maratea, it is just under a 3-hour drive across the Pollino National Park, to Matera. The setting for several Biblical films, Matera’s ‘Sassi’ neighbourhood is an extraordinary sight, comprising narrow lanes and stairways characterised by stone dwellings and churches carved out of the rocks.
What’s included
  • Travel planning
  • Bed and Breakfast
  • Fully comprehensive car hire
  • 3 nights in the Amalfi Coast
  • 4 nights in Pisciotta, Cilento Park
  • 4 nights in Maratea
  • 3 nights in Matera
Optional Add-ons
  • International flights
  • Private and group excursions
  • Theatre and sport event tickets

Itinerary

  1. Day 1-4 Sant'Agata sui due Golfi, Amalfi Coast
    Pick up your car hire (Fiat 500x) from Naples airport

    Check-in to the Relais Oasi Olimpia in a Superior double room with sea view

    We can help you with:
    • Private tours of Pompeii and Herculaneum
    • Cooking classes and farm visits
    • Private boat rental (with or without skipper)
    • Vineyard visits
    • Tickets for the Ravello Music festival
    Meals : Breakfast
  2. Day 4-8 Pisciotta - Cilento National Park
    Check-in to the Hotel Marulivo in a Superior double room with sea view

    We can help you with:
    • Private tour of the Greek temples and museum of Paestum 
    • Buffalo dairy farm visits
    • Horse riding
    • Private boat rental
    • Diving
    Meals : Breakfast
  3. Day 8-12 Maratea - Basilicata
    Check-in to the Hotel Santavenere in a Superior double room

    We can help you with:
    • Boat rentals
    • Rafting and Canyoning along the Lao River
    • Diving
    • Kayaking - Walking - Paraglading
    Meals : Breakfast
  4. Day 12-15 Matera - Basilicata
    Check-in to the Corte San Pietro hotel in a Classic Superior

    We can help you with:
    • Walking tours of Matera
    • Pre-book the visit for the Crypt of the Original Sin
    Meals : Breakfast

Accommodation

Relais Oasi Olimpia

Relais Oasi Olimpia

Sant'Agata sui due Golfi

A boutique hotel with soaring views and gourmet food, perched high above the Amalfi Coast

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Hotel Marulivo

Hotel Marulivo

Pisciotta

Experience authentic southern Italy in an atmospheric former convent with dramatic sea views.

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Hotel Santa Venere

Hotel Santa Venere

Maratea

Seaside indulgence at this 5-star luxury hotel with pool and spa on the gorgeous Basilicata coast

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Corte San Pietro

Corte San Pietro

Matera

Contemporary, designer accommodation amidst the winding lanes and stairways of the ‘sassi’ of Ma

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