Unforgettable Adventures on the Italian Coast: A 14-Night Rail Itinerary

14 nights

Car-Free Holidays


City, Coastal



£ 3860 per person 14 nights

Looking to explore the best of Italy's culture and natural beauty in one trip? Look no further than this 14-night holiday itinerary, taking you from Naples to Maratea and Tropea before ending in Reggio Calabria.


This trip offers the perfect balance of world-class cultural sightseeing and seaside relaxation, with plenty of outdoor activities and amazing sea views to enjoy along the way. Plus, with rail travel connecting all destinations along the coast, this itinerary is ideal for those who love to explore by train.


Get ready for an unforgettable adventure through some of Italy's most beautiful and lesser-known towns.

Holiday at Glance


14 nights


from £ 3560 per person


Travel planning

Daily breakfast

1st class Rail Travel

Private transfers

3-h private walking tours in Naples and Reggio Calabria

3 nights sharing a deluxe double room at the Atelier Ines in Naples

4 nights sharing a Premium Sea View at the Hotel Santavenere in Maratea

2 nights sharing a double room at Al Castello B&B in Reggio Calabria

4 nights sharing a double room with sea view at Palazzo Mottola in Tropea

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Savouring the Best of Naples in 3 Days Before Continuing Your Rail Journey

  • Private transfer from Naples airport
  • 3 nights including breakfast sharing a deluxe double room at the Atelier Ines
  • 3 hours private walking tour included

Make the most of your three days in Naples with a stay at Atelier des Ines, a small hotel showcasing the works of artist Annibale Oste. Start your tour with must-see sights like Spaccanapoli and the Duomo, before visiting Piazza del Plebiscito and the famous Christmas market on Via San Gregorio Armeno. Take in breathtaking views of the Gulf of Naples and Mount Vesuvius from Castel dell'Ovo and the hill of Posillipo.


Art and culture enthusiasts should not miss the Capodimonte Museum, surrounded by lush greenery. Don't forget to indulge in Neapolitan cuisine, including a visit to the Michelin-starred Ciro Oliva pizza restaurant and Pasticceria Poppella. For a thrilling underground adventure, explore the Bourbon Tunnel.


Atelier des Ines' location in the middle of the Vergini neighbourhood provides easy access to landmarks, such as the city's opera house and catacombs.


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Visit Spaccanapoli and the Duomo for must-see sights.

Take in stunning views of the Gulf of Naples and Mount Vesuvius from Castel dell'Ovo and Posillipo.

Explore art and culture at the Capodimonte Museum.

Indulge in Neapolitan cuisine, including a visit to Ciro Oliva pizza restaurant and Pasticceria Poppella.

A Seafront Oasis: Indulge in Luxury at Hotel Santavenere in Maratea

  • Rail Travel from Naples
  • private transfer from the rail station
  • 5 nights including breakfast sharing a premium Sea view at the Hotel Sanatvenere

Nestled in the southern Italian region of Basilicata, Maratea is a picturesque town that offers an authentic Italian experience with stunning beaches, medieval churches, and charming narrow streets. During your stay, indulge in delicious regional cuisine, including fresh seafood and locally-produced buffalo mozzarella.


Take a day trip to the nearby ancient Greek temples of Paestum, easily accessible by rail, or visit a local buffalo farm for a unique tasting experience. Stay at the luxurious 5-star seafront


Hotel Santavenere, surrounded by lush gardens and offering breathtaking sea views. The hotel boasts a beach club, two pools, and a tennis court, providing guests with the perfect blend of relaxation and recreation. With its prime location, attentive service, and excellent amenities, Hotel Santavenere provides an unparalleled seaside vacation experience.


Explore the beauty of Maratea and its surroundings from the comfort and luxury of Hotel Santavenere.


Explore the charming town of Maratea, with its picturesque beaches, medieval churches, and narrow streets.

Take a day trip to the ancient Greek temples of Paestum, easily accessible by rail.

Visit a local buffalo farm for a unique tasting experience of locally-produced buffalo mozzarella.

Explore the rugged coastline and hidden coves of Maratea by boat, and enjoy the crystal-clear waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea.

Discovering Reggio Calabria: History, Culture, and Scenic Beauty

  • Rail travel from Maratea
  • 2 nights including breakfast sharing a double room at Al Castello B&B
  • 3 hours private walking tour included

Reggio Calabria is a vibrant city located on the toe of Italy's boot, surrounded by the stunning scenery of the Mediterranean Sea and the Aspromonte Mountains.


Its rich history and cultural heritage, coupled with its bustling modern atmosphere, make it a must-visit destination for travellers seeking a taste of authentic Southern Italian life. Stay at the charming BB al Castello, a cosy bed and breakfast located in a beautifully restored 18th-century building just steps from the castle.


Marvel at the world-famous Riace Bronzes, two stunning Greek bronze statues discovered off the coast of Reggio Calabria in 1972.

Stroll along the seafront promenade, known as the Lungomare Falcomatà, and admire the sweeping views of the coastline and the Strait of Messina.

Explore the fascinating National Archaeological Museum of Reggio Calabria, home to an extensive collection of ancient Greek and Roman artefacts.

Visit the Castello Aragonese, a medieval fortress perched on a hilltop overlooking the city and the sea.

Indulge in Tropea's Beauty: Fine Sand, Clear Waters, and Delicious Cuisine

  • Rail travel from Reggio Calabria
  • 3 nights including breakfast sharing a double room at Palazzo Mottola
  • Private transfer to Lamezia airport

Experience a luxurious and unforgettable 5-night stay in Tropea, Calabria, where historic charm, elegance, stunning beaches, and delightful dining options await.


Palazzo Mottola is a high-end boutique hotel that combines period furnishings and design elements, providing a timeless atmosphere. The hotel overlooks the sea and offers one of the most evocative views of all of Tropea, including the Aeolian Islands, the Sanctuary of Santa Maria Dell’Isola, and the Gulf of Sant’Eufemia. You'll be immersed in finely restored, fully soundproofed and air-conditioned historic rooms, which feature luxurious amenities such as Vietri ceramic floors, Turkish baths, and aroma therapy.


In addition to the hotel's many amenities, you can enjoy the Tropean movida, boutique shopping, souvenir stores, and small restaurants in the characteristic alleys. Tropea's beaches are among the most beautiful in Italy, with crystal clear waters and fine golden sand. At Palazzo Mottola, breakfast is a true taste experience with a wide selection of organic and zero-mile products, including traditional local dishes.


Breathtaking panoramic views of the crystal-clear waters and white sandy beaches of the Tyrrhenian Sea.

A charming historic town with winding streets and picturesque buildings, perfect for exploring.

Central location in the heart of Tropea, with easy access to all the town's attractions.

Stunning panoramic views of the sea and the town from the hotel's rooftop terrace.

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