The Bay of Naples, the Amalfi Coast and the Cilento National Park

The Bay of Naples, the Amalfi Coast and the Cilento National Park
(14 Nights/15 Days)

from £ 1980 *per person

A multi-hub romantic holiday, taking advantage of Pozzuoli’s historic heritage, the Amalfi Coast’s chic and the Cilento Park’s natural wonders – all in the midst of the beautiful Tyrrhenian seascape.

  • Accommodation Charming and Boutique
  • Suitable For Couples
  • Holiday at a glance Delve deep into Roman history in the submerged town of Baia
    Enjoy one of the world's most scenic walks along the Path of Gods
    Discover Italy's best kept secrets along the coast of the Cilento National Park
    Taste incredible food and wine in selected farms
  • Holiday Offers £ 1980 per person on a bed and breakfast basis including 14-night accommodation and fully comprehensive car hire

The Bay of Naples, the Amalfi Coast and the Cilento National Park

A Pozzuoli start will give a poignant introduction to your romantic break, filled with enchanting Roman ruins, thermal springs and Neapolitan delicacies. Follow this up with the exquisite Amalfi Coast, where magic seems to be everywhere, from hilltop sunsets to Michelin cuisine. Finish up with the slow-paced life of the Cilento park, defined by its sheer natural beauty.

Pozzuoli

This town is a well-kept secret of the Bay of Naples, with only holidaymakers in the know benefiting from its perks. With ancient Roman ruins scattered throughout, Pozzuoli is a delightful destination for couples seeking out ancient Italian charm, with a good dose of spa time.

Thanks to the unique volcanic area it rests on, the Phlegrean Fields, Pozzuoli is a marvel of thermal springs, mineral-rich waters and natural saunas.

Day trips to Naples are a simple affair; with the Cumana railway taking you directly between city centres, Neapolitan pastries and pizzas are just a 20-min dream’ away.

Our accommodation in Pozzuoli is the attractive Villa Avellino, whose loft-style apartments come with fully equipped kitchens, Italian marble bathrooms, living areas and the choice of balcony or terrace. The hotel's garden boasts a solarium and splendid views of the Gulf of Baia.

Sant'Agata sui due Golfi

The name translates as '' Sant'Agata on the two gulfs'' as it stands above the Sorrento Peninsula between Sorrento and Positano. Sant'Agata is famous for its view, food and panoramic trails, you can walk down to Sorrento in about 40 minutes. This is a great base to explore, Sorrento, Positano, Amalfi and everything in between can be reached with direct scenic bus journeys. Not only sightseeing but also farm visits, kayaking and ice-cream classes.

Stay in the 2-bedroom Penthouse Suite at Oasi Olimpia Relais, a luxury boutique hotel offering a magnificent two-bay view and 20,000 sqm of Mediterranean gardens, with swimming pool and tennis court. It's also just a few steps away from the town’s restaurants and trattorias.

Cilento Park

The UNESCO-listed National Park of Cilento is a splendid blend of lush woods, blooming meadows, villages, rivers and waterfalls, all connected by a strong cultural heritage. Ancient charm abounds at Paestum with some of the world’s best preserved Greek temples, trekking cannot be more inviting than in the enthralling Valley of Orchids, and villages provide the most authentic taste of Italian rural life.

Set in a part of Italy that is relatively untouched by tourism, the 11-room Hotel Marulivo offers warm hospitality in the centre of Pisciotta. 

The dramatic mountains, vineyards, olive groves and dense forests of the Cilento National Park are on the doorstep and a coastline fringed by white sandy Blue Flag beaches interspersed with tiny bays and hidden coves are just minutes away.
What’s included
  • Travel planning
  • Bed and Breakfast
  • Fully comprehensive car hire arranged at Naples airport
  • 3 nights sharing a superior sea view at the Villa Avellino
  • 5 nights sharing a superior sea view at the Relais Oasi Olimpia
  • 6 nights sharing a superior sea view at the Hotel Marulivo
  • Private tour of Pozzuoli and the Archeological area
Optional Add-ons
  • International flights
  • Private and group excursions
  • Theatre and sport event tickets

Itinerary

  1. Day 1-4 Pozzuoli
    Pick your car hire (Fiat Punto or similar) arranged at Naples airport and make your way to Villa Avellino (free internal parking)

    3 nights on a BB basis sharing a Superior double room with sea view at Villa Avellino

    We can help you with
    • Private tour of the Roman ruins of Pozzuoli, Baia and Cuma
    • Tickets for visit to the Rione Terra (Weekends only)
    • Thematic tours of the city of Naples
    • Diving and snorkeling excursions in the Underwater archeological park of Baiae 
    • Private tour of Pompeii and Herculaneum
    • Archaeo-culinary classes
  2. Day 4-9 Sant'Agata sui due Golfi, Amalfi Coast
    Make your way from Pozzuoli to Sant'Agata sui due Golfi (80km)
    you may take a detour for the cable car to Mt Faito for some breathtaking views of the Bay of Naples

    5 nights on a BB basis sharing a Superior room with balcony sea view at the Relais Oasi Olimpia

    We can help you with
    • Private tour of Pompeii and Herculaneum
    • Cooking classes and farm visits
    • Private boat rental (with or without skipper)
    • Vineyard visits
    • Tickets for the Ravello Music festival
  3. Day 9-15 Pisciotta - Cilento National Park
    Make your way to Pisciotta (160km)

    6 nights on a BB basis sharing a Superior double room with sea view at the Hotel Marulivo

    We can help you with
    • Private tour of the Greek temples and museum of Paestum 
    • Buffalo farm visits
    • Horse riding
    • Private boat rental
    • Diving

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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Villa Avellino

Villa Avellino

Pozzuoli

Contemporary comforts in historic settings and a convenient base to explore the wonders of the Bay o

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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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Articles

Down in Depth Experience - Baia the city underwater

Down in Depth Experience - Baia the city underwater

The Bay of Naples is a unique melting pot of history, archaeology, mythology, geology and volcanic life, perfectly emblematised by the Baia Underwater Archaeology Park.

The park is home to the sunken city of Baia; an ancient Roman city that was completely submerged by bradyseism activity, a phenomenon typical of the volcanic area of the ‘Phlegraean fields’ in which the city was built.

The underwater engulfment left the city virtually untouched, transforming it a great testament to the wonders of the Roman era in the Neapolitan region.
Naples - Europe's best street food

Naples - Europe's best street food

Strolling the food stalls of Naples is understanding the city’s culture, traditions and pride. Mobile cooking-stations, kiosks, cafés, tiny eateries, food markets and other street food havens are the city’s law and order. Take these away and Naples would run into real chaos.
The Rione Terra: An Underground Adventure

The Rione Terra: An Underground Adventure

If you read our “Top Roman Relics to explore in Pozzuoli” article, then you will already know a little bit about the Rione Terra. But, as promised, we’ve now put together a whole article just about this magnificent archaeological attraction, so you can learn even more about what to expect upon a visit to the fascinating Roman remains.
Naples, in the footsteps of Goethe

Naples, in the footsteps of Goethe

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, perhaps the most famous German humanist, reaches Naples on February 25th 1787. A tireless traveller, Goethe tells of a lively city, full of contradictions but also of wonders, unique landscapes and places of authentic charm.

Let's follow him on his itinerary in the Naples of the late 18th century, reached by the first ferment of the Italian Enlightenment.
Discover the delights of the Cilento National Park

Discover the delights of the Cilento National Park

Characterised by its coastal, craggy, sun-bleached, rustic towns, the Cilento National Park is a unique alternative to the Amalfi Coast, where tourists flood each year. Located in the southern Italian region of Campania, this sun-drenched oasis has an abundance of delicious treats to eat, historical wonders to see and activities to complete.

So, why not cast your eyes over our handy guide to get some top tips on where to head whilst you’re exploring this fascinating area?
Food festivals of the Cilento Park

Food festivals of the Cilento Park

Are you a food junkie? You are not alone!

Combine your passion for only the finest with one of these festivals taking place in the Cilento National Park. Recognised by the UNESCO as the birthplace of the Mediterranean diet, these might turn out an excellent opportunity to learn about the secrets to a healthy and long life.
Hiking the Amalfi Coast: the Path of Gods

Hiking the Amalfi Coast: the Path of Gods

The name is high-sounding, but fits perfectly: "Path of Gods". After all, the divinities of Mount Olympus evoked by this stupendous excursion route that unites the Amalfi Coast with the Sorrentine peninsula could not be satisfied with printing their heavenly footprints on a less worthy earthly path.

In fact, the gods in question are those who, according to a legend, crossed the ten kilometres of the panoramic road to give a hand to Ulysses, intent on not letting himself be ensnared by the melodious and deadly flatteries of the Sirens, inhabitants of the nearby archipelago Li Galli.
The secrets of the Neapolitan cuisine revealed in 5 tasty stops

The secrets of the Neapolitan cuisine revealed in 5 tasty stops

As everywhere in Italy, also the Amalfi Coast offers a superlative cuisine, to say the least. There is much to see and taste, from olive and citrus groves to cliff-hanging vineyards, passing through the organic farms producing mozzarella and restaurants with jaw-dropping vistas. In addition, they are all ingredients featuring high in the Mediterranean Diet, so why not indulge in some guilt-free gluttony?

Here are five tasty stops where you will be able to taste farm-to-table food seasoned with the finest olive oil and accompanied by fine wines.
Herculaneum and Pompeii

Herculaneum and Pompeii

Tragedy and fascination go hand in hand at these sites, because all that will be seen there has been preserved thanks to the eruption of Vesuvius in 79AD.

In this blog, we will give you advice on how to visit these places.
How to visit Mount Vesuvius independently

How to visit Mount Vesuvius independently

Vesuvius, together with Etna and Stromboli, is one of the three active volcanoes in Italy.

It is considered one of the symbols of the city of Naples, although in reality it is a real scarecrow for those who live in its immediate vicinity: its presumed first eruption, which occurred in the very distant 79 d. C., destroyed Pompeii, Herculaneum and the ancient cities of Stabiae and Oplontis.

Today, it is still considered one of the most dangerous volcanoes in Europe due to its explosive eruptions. Nevertheless, it is the favorite destination of many visitors from all over the world.

Let's see then, through the steps of the following guide, how and why to visit Vesuvius