Southern Italy Twin Centre: Amalfi Coast And Cilento

14 nights
TYPOLOGIES

Fly-Drive Holidays

Settings

Coastal, Lake

Activities/Interests

Food & Wine, Hiking, Kayaking, Room with a view, Sightseeing

£ 2890 per person - 14 nights

Drink in the glitz and glamour of the towns and villages along the Amalfi Coast then head south for a rather more chilled atmosphere and equally dramatic views in the Cilento Park.

 

A two-centre fly and drive staying in hotels chosen for their spectacular location near the sea and with far reaching views

 

A combination of world-class heritage, breathtaking natural beauty and excellent food and wine.

Holiday at Glance

Incredible natural surrounding enhanced by centuries old traditions

14 nights in boutique accommodation with jaw-dropping coastal views

Fully comprehensive car hire arranged at the airport

Our travel planning and experience

Temples of Paestum
Temples of Paestum

In the know

Views

Acting like watershed between the Sorrento Peninsula and the Amalfi Coast, the small hamlet of Termini is one of the most beautiful points of the peninsula, a protected marine reserve, a paradise for trekkers, romantics and for those who look for atmosphere and silence.

 

Fancy a paddle? In Marina del Cantone you can hire see-through kayaks and paddle in the Marine Reserve of Punta Campanella.

 

Sea, Sand and Sun

Those seeking some downtown by the seaside can satisfy their needs in Palinuro. Awarded with the iconic Blue Flag Award, the beauty of the Cilento coast from Palinuro to Marina di Camerota lies in the diversity of the beaches with the most varied backdrops. A succession of uncontaminated coves, bays and cliffs will leave you speechless for their primordial charm.

 

Calling all turophiles

Don't miss the opportunity to try the "Fior di Latte" at the Il Turuziello farm in Schiazzano on the Sorrento Peninsula as well as the Buffalo Mozzarella at the Tenuta Vannullo in Pasteum. It's also possible to organise educational visits learning the various stages production from the animal welfare to the end product.

 

Shopping for souvenirs

#Ceramics. Vietri sul Mare is a small town with a big name in the manufacture of ceramics. Among the historical addresses, the Solimene Artistic Ceramics, opened since 1947, with a vast and highly qualified range of products: from tiles for floors and tables to plate sets, from vases to jugs, to lamps.

 

#Foodies. Cetara is a small fishing village, famous above all for the precious and exquisite production of anchovy sauce, an amber-colored liquid sauce, obtained by putting anchovies in salt and pressed in barrels. A long and delicate process that takes from five to six months and that justifies the price, it must be said, a bit salty.

Termini Trek view of Capri
Termini Trek view of Capri
Fior di Latte Mozzarella Agriturismo Il Turuziello
Fior di Latte Mozzarella Agriturismo Il Turuziello
Furore Amalfi Coast

Day 1-8: Termini on the Sorrento Peninsula

The nearest airport is Naples, where your holiday starts as soon as you collect your car and make your way to the Relais Blu. The drive is about 1h and 30 minutes, most of it is flanked with coastal views.

 

You are in the western offshoot of the Sorrento Peninsula, the strip of land that divides the Gulf of Naples and the Sorrento Coast from the Gulf of Salerno and its marvelous Amalfi Coast.

 

At about 300 meters above sea level, Termini is an hamlet on the Sorrento coast. The most representative point of Termini is the Piazza Santa Croce di Termini with its belvedere right on the island of Capri.

 

This is a favourite location for those seeking a relaxing holiday away from the crowds of Amalfi, Positano and Sorrento which are still within easy reach.

Your Hotel

The Relais Blu clings to the cliffs of the Sorrento peninsula with spectacular views of Capri island from the pool and sun terrace. All rooms are decorated in a contemporary and very unique style and are sea-facing with floor-to-ceiling windows to let in that swoon-inducing ocean panorama.

 

In-house Michelin dining or a few local restaurants offer complimentary shuttle so you don't have to drive.

The Terrace at the Relais Blu

Day 8-15: Pisciotta in the Cilento Park

The road runs along the sea and crosses the most touristic and exploited coastal stretch; but just reach Pisciotta to fill your gaze with beauty. Powerful centenary olive trees announce the town of the best extra virgin olive oil in Cilento; the historic village is a maze of alleys and stairs with ancient buildings that reveal internal courtyards and gardens. The sea 4 kilometres away is a marvel of colors, uncontaminated caves and coves.

 

Eleven kilometres of curves separate Pisciotta from Capo Palinuro: epic tales, crystal clear sea and olive trees, many olive trees.

 

The stretch of coast between Palinuro and Marina di Camerota is surrounded by long and sandy beaches - some easily accessible, others reachable only by sea -, rocky coves and sea caves to be explored by sea.

 

Cala degli Infreschi, so called for the cold fresh water springs that flow from the seabed, is a natural heritage of rare beauty, a protected marine reserve. It can be reached by boat or on foot along the Path of the Mediterranean, which moves from the small port of Marina di Camerota to the Lentiscelle cave: about 3 kilometres for two and a half hours of walking along an ancient mule track that suddenly opens onto Cala Fortuna and continues along silent bays and ravines.

 

First the Pozzallo, then the Blue Grotto and, again, the Noglio, in a swing of green terraces and bare rocks overlooking the sea. The landscape is among the most beautiful in the whole of Southern Italy.

Your Hotel

Born from the restoration of an ancient monastery, the Marulivo Hotel offers its guests 11 rooms, all unique and with an enchanting view, with small French balconies or magnificent windows from which to enjoy the blue of the sea.

 

The ancient cloister and the Mediterranean garden are flanked by an extraordinary terrace overlooking a crystalline sea and an expanse of centuries-old olive trees that becomes the ideal setting for a wonderful breakfast or the splendid set where you can enjoy romantic sunsets while sipping an aperitif in the lounge bar.

 

In the evening in the historic center, dinner is served at the Osteria del Borgo: a handful of tables with red and white checked tablecloths. Simple and local dishes such as clams and mussels soup, anchovies.

 

Perbacco is another excellent address: wine bar and tavern just outside Pisciotta. Vito Puglia, the owner, is one of the founders of Slow Food in Campania. The raw materials are blue fish, products from the Cilento gardens and homemade pasta. For gourmand shopping, in the square of Pisciotta there is A Putia.

Terrace of the Hotel Marulivo

What we can help you with

Planning your trip

 

ExpertoItaly specialises in tailor made holidays, this is just a sample itinerary and we can adjust it to fit your desire. A few nights in Naples or maybe add Matera at the end of your holiday. Just let us know, we are specialists.

 

We can also help arrange private guided tours of Pompeii, Herculaneum and Paestum as well as recommending on the best trekking paths, must-see attractions or local activities ranging from kayak excursions to farm and cellar visits.

 

 

 

Hiring a boat with or without skipper

 

A fantastic day on a boat between crystal clear sea, culinary tradition, green hinterland and two of the most attractive strectch of coast in Italy.

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