Accessible coastal peninsula Paestum: between art, sea and nature

Collection trip from 01-06-2021 to 6-06-2021 and from 28-06-2121 to 03-07-2021 2021

DESCRIPTION

The trip starts on the Amalfi coast from Vietri sul Mare, a small town clinging to the coast in the first part of this coastal slope; one of the most loved destinations by Italian and international tourists and which is considered the home of the colorful majolica that cover the domes of the beautiful churches of all the countries of the Amalfi Coast such as Cetara, Minori and Maiori that we will visit during the first excursion to Amalfi.

In the following days we will then know other places on the coast such as Ravello 300m high, famous for the beautiful view that you can enjoy from the gardens of Villa Rufolo and in the afternoon we will go up to the picturesque Positano.

When we visit the Sorrento coast we will stop to stroll through the delightful villages of Meta, Vico Equense and Sant’Agnello up to Sorrento.

The visit to the Archaeological Park of Paestum, city of the Magna Grecia, will represent a fascinating moment of this travel and occasion to know the splendid beaches to South-East of the Gulf of Salerno.

The trip will be an unforgettable dip in the light, in the fresh sea air, in the incredible beauty of the coast without neglecting moments of pure well-being and fun when we will swim at sea and enjoy the typical gastronomy of the area.

ITINERARY
First day

13:00 Transfer from the transport terminal to Naples with the accessible vehicle and transfer to Cava dei Tirreni and check in at the hotel***.
14:00 Free lunch at the hotel
15:00 Transfer to Vietri sul Mare, where we will stop to admire top quality companies like Solimene in the monumental building, designed by the great architect Paolo Soleri. Typical of organic architecture, the Ceramiche Solimene complex is composed of inverted cone trunks covered with conical ceramic/terracotta vases and inserted into the concrete. The building stands out with its unmistakable shape on the steep ridge where the finished products are displayed and sold while, at the upper levels, the various craftsmen are untangled between presses, clay, brushes, enamel, colors and ovens for cooking. From the viewpoint we will admire the splendid panorama of the coast that we are about to travel. This land, rich in clay and volcanic material, has provided the raw material for the construction of ceramics that date back to the Arab culture imported for Saracen raids and whose traces can be seen in the colorful domes and towers that disseminate the coast.
We begin to walk the winding coastal road and stop at Villa Guariglia in Raito to visit the Museum of Ceramics. No visitor will be able to return home without having bought one of the ceramic jewels that will have conquered the heart in one of the shops scattered in the famous resorts such as Amalfi, Ravello and Positano.
Traditional dinner (sea and land) in the restaurant near the hotel
18:00 Return to hotel and overnight stay.

Second day

Amalfi Coast – Part I
10:00 /10:30 After breakfast meeting with the tour guide and departure with the vehicle accessible for the spectacular route of the beautiful Amalfi Coast .
We will then go along the coast and stop in some coastal countries, Cetara, Maiori and Minori, countries called the Eden of the Coast for the ventilated and cool climate.
13.30 Light lunch at the restaurant of the establishment : first course of traditional pasta and the typical dessert of the Coast, the lemon delight, accompanied by a glass of limoncello to close in beauty!
14:30 /16:30 We will then reach the famous town of Amalfi, a town founded in the Ivth century B.C. which was the oldest Maritime Republic of Italy, whose square is dominated by the highly decorated Duomo from the characteristic Arab architectureSicilian and whose alleys are illuminated by the vivid colors of pottery of various shapes and by real paintings of ceramics that reproduce the landscape of the high coast overlooking the sea..
17:00/18:00 Back to the hotel, free dinner and overnight stay.
(In the week 28-6-2121/3-7-2021 some visits may be replaced by a sea bath in an accessible bathing establishment.)
The route of the itinerary will be decided according to the expected marching directions in the period of the trip on the Amalfi coast, from Vietri to Amalfi or vice versa.

Third day

10.30 Transfer with accessible vehicle and driver. Meeting with the guide. Visit of great interest to the archaeological area of Paestum, with temples recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.
13.30 stop for breakfast in a bistro in the archaeological area.
14.30 You will visit the rich museum containing objects of mainly ancient Greek and Lucanian manufacture, found in the various necropolis of the surroundings.
The highlight of the museum is the paintings found in the so-called diver’s tomb.
Bus tour to see from above the temples at sunset and sandy beaches.
18:30 Return to the hotel, free dinner and overnight stay.

(optional extra budget) On the way back, a guided tour of a dairy factory where we will taste buffalo mozzarella, a tasty traditional fresh cheese awarded the PDO mark

Fourth day

10:00 After breakfast meeting with the guide and transfer in vehicle accessible to the Sorrento coast and as a first stop we will stop in Meta for a walk along the route from the beach of Marinella to that of Alimuri; then we will continue with a bus tour from Piano di Sorrento, Sant’Agnello to Sorrento.
Lunch with first course, second course and fruit or dessert near the Villa Comunale with a wonderful view of the high coast of Sorrento, in front of the island of Capri.
In the afternoon along Corso Italia and up to Piazza Tasso we will visit some accessible churches and cloisters and possibly the Tarsia Museum.
During the excursion we will discover how to prepare the liqueur Limoncello from the giant lemons.
17:00 Return in the afternoon. Free dinner and overnight stay.

(In the week 28-6-2121/3-7-2021 some visits may be replaced by a sea bath in an accessible bathing establishment.)

Fifth day

Amalfi Coast – Part II
9:30 Moving in accessible vehicle, driver and escort in Positano seen from above to admire the characteristic position of the country similar to a ‘crib’ and the shops of the original and colorful local manufacturing clothes famous throughout the world.
We will then climb over the mountain villages of the Coast that are worth a visit as Ravello among the most famous and characteristic.where we will visit Villa Rufolo from whose beautiful gardens we could enjoy a 360 º panorama of the coast and where we will still stop at other food shops.
Visit to the Auditorium Oscar Niemeyer, one of the last works of the great Brazilian architect.
Possible visit to an artisan pasta factory in zone 2h (Optional, extra cost budget)
15:00 Return in the afternoon. Free dinner and overnight stay

(Optional extra budget boat ride from the port of Salerno or Praiano for a group boat excursion along the Amalfi Coast and Sorrento with bathing stops on the most beautiful beaches and coves. Traditional breakfast and tasting of local wines).

Sixth day

After breakfast check out, transfer to the transport terminal and departure.
End of services

PROGRAM

Hotel*** Cava de’ Tirreni
Group trip from 2 to 6 participants – on request for groups from 7 to 30 participants

Cost 970,00€ per person in double room for 6 participants
Cost 1700.00 per person in double room for 2 participants

It is possible to extend the stay of one or two days to visit the city of Salerno and take a swim at sea in Paestum and/ or to enjoy a relaxing day at the spa of Contursi. Quote on request.

The following services of the program “Accessible coastal peninsula Paestum” are included in the price:

Cars/buses accessible from 2 to 30 seats throughout the tour, also equipped for wheelchairs up to 4 stations.
Parking and check points
Hotel **** , B&B – double rooms and accessible bathrooms
Tour guide or professional and authorized guide of Italian language where necessary
Routes as per program
Bottle of water
Entrances to ceramic factories
1 dinner of sea or land
3 light lunches (first course or caprese salad and dessert) -1 full lunch (first and second course, dessert and fruit)
1 wheelchair or 1 scooter available to the group.

The order of sightseeing can vary depending on the traffic and the openings of museums.
Free entrance tickets for disabled people with a certificate and one guide for each disabled person.

The following services of the “Accessible coastal peninsula Paestum” program are excluded but can be booked extra budget:

Approach trip
Multilingual guide
Personal drinks, tips and extras
Entrance tickets for Villa Rufolo and Arsenale di Amalfi and ceramic factory for normodotati
Local taxes at the hotel
Medical baggage insurance or cancellation
Earbuds
Personal assistant
Extra transfer
Bathing entrances or experiential workshops
Dinners or lunches not included and everything not reported under “The fee includes”

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