- 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Sorrento is a small town in Campania just south of Naples. The town overlooks the Bay of Naples and is considered the key place of the Sorrentine Peninsula, allowing many viewpoints including Naples, Vesuvius, and the Isle of Capri. Visit historical Pompeii and wander its open streets.
Sorrente (Pompeii) – Speed Boat to the Quattro Passi: Board a speed boat for a fast and scenic ride along the Sorrentine Peninsula and through the protected marine area of Punta Campanella. Arrive in Nerano, the location of one of the most popular restaurants with yachters in the area, the Michelin-listed Quattro Passi. The chef-patron greets you in the wine cellar for an aperitif before escorting you into the restaurant proper for a casual but gourmet lunch or dinner. Sorrento mozzarella, fresh ravioli, fish filets, fried eggplants, lamb cutlets, baba, semifreddo, local wines, and a location not to be missed await you. Fabulously fed, return along the local road by minibus to Sorrento.
Duration: 3.5 hours
Sorrente (Pompeii) – Cooking School at Villa Ida: This exclusive Land Adventure offers you the opportunity to learn the local way of cooking in the southern Italian style. After disembarking, be transferred to the Sorrento cooking school. The cooking lessons take place in Sorrento in an amazing, private, and manicured garden with lemon and orange trees, a swimming pool, typical "Pergolato", and ceramic decorations. After your arrival, move to the kitchen and start a unique educational experience of cooking delicious Italian cuisine. Classes are based on menus of the traditional Italian flavors, with a particular emphasis on Neapolitan recipes. All the recipes are clearly demonstrated in a warm and relaxed atmosphere. The cooking class lasts 3 hours, during which you have a break from cooking to visit the wine cellar and taste some homemade wine. At the end of the educational portion, enjoy a beautiful meal of the day’s preparations by the pool or under a Pergolato or in a nice winter garden by the fireplace. After lunch, return to Sorrento
Duration: 5 hours
Sorrente (Pompeii) – Fascinating Pompeii, with a “Whisper”: This land adventure is the opportunity to enhance your visit to the incredible site of Pompeii. A local guide speaks to you directly through the use of an audio headset, referred to as a "whisper". It allows you to listen to the wonderful detailed commentary of your excellent guides without straining to hear over other visitors and noises. From the ship quay in Amalfi, travel along the panoramic coastline and peninsula roads to the remarkably well-preserved ruins of Pompeii. Originally settled by indigenous people before the 8th century BC, and later ruled by Etruscans, Greeks, and Samnites, Pompeii became a thriving commercial center under Roman rule. It was a city full of shops, markets, and town houses, with paved streets, wide sidewalks, a stadium, two theaters, temples, and baths. Then, shortly after noon on August 24 in 79 AD, live cinder and ash from Mount Vesuvius covered the entire city. The community of 30,000 people was effectively embalmed. The material thrown out by the volcano was lighter than lava and enabled the city to be covered, with architectural detail, furnishings, household articles, and even foodstuffs and artwork preserved intact. Walk through the streets rutted by chariot tracks, past the ancient forum, the homes of the wealthy, and the shops of the common man. Caught in the moment of death, view body casts of the eruption's victims seemingly come alive in their struggle for breath, their desire to protect loved ones and their doomed attempts to escape. Those who visit Pompeii cannot help but be amazed and moved by this remarkable ruin and the story it tells of a city captured at the height of its power and the moment of its death.
Duration: 5 hours