This charming accommodation is a fashionable B&B in Naples, just behind the Umberto I Gallery. It features a panoramic rooftop terrace, and a mix of contemporary works of art and traditional architecture. Wi-Fi is free. Each guest room features an LCD TV, air conditioning, deluxe mattresses, and extra-large shower cubicles. Some rooms have a private terrace. Friendly staff can provide expert advice and recommendations, plus tickets to the latest cultural events.
The National Archaeological Museum of Naples: has one of the world's best collections of Greek and Roman antiquities, including mosaics, sculptures, gems, glass and silver
Piazza del Plebiscito: is the center of modern Naples. San Francesco di Paola, on the piazza, is a huge domed church. Palazzo Reale, the Royal Palace, is across the square
Spaccanapoli or Via San Biagio: is the main street that divides Naples and is the heart of the historic center. The Spaccanapoli district is a string of narrow, winding streets and is mainly a pedestrian zone so its a fun place to wander around.
Via San Gregorio Armeno: is famous for its nativity workshops and stores./li>
Naples Underground: it is a tour in Naples that is just about what lies underfoot, called Napoli Sotteranea, which includes ruins from Greek and Roman times and can be worth a stop.
Food: in Naples you cannot miss to eat pizza, sfogliatelle (typical sweet), pasta and drink coffee (ask for an espresso)!
Trip to Pompeii & Herculaneum: either combined into one long day-trip or split into two, this looks into ancient Roman life is unforgettable and well worth the effort it takes to get there and back.
The villa built in typical Capri style is situated on a hill amid a subtropical garden that merges with the nearby vineyards. Although close to the city centre, the property is an excellent place to relax after a day of sightseeing. The interior with its arches, limestone brickwork and fireplace is tastefully yet simply decorated.
Blue Grotto (Grotta Azzurra): is the most fascinating of the island's many caves. Refraction of sunlight into the cave makes an iridescent blue light in the water. To enter the cave one takes a small rowboat from near the cave entrance. Once inside you are met with the spectacular sight of the blue water.
Faraglioni: are one of the island's natural wonders. On the shore, the Faraglioni beach is one of the island's most beautiful beaches. There are several other unusual rock formations in the sea around the island, including a natural arch.
Anacapri: the highest town on the island, has splendid views of the harbor below. Near the central square there's a chair lift to Mount Solaro and a street lined with shops, several of which offer limoncello tasting.
Capri: is the main town of the island. Piazza Umberto I, often called La Piazzetta, is the central square that houses cafes and the cathedral of Santo Stefano.
The Phoenician Steps: 800 ancient steps connecting Anacapri to the sea, offer splendid views.
The historical villa is situated in upper Positano, high above the clear blue waters of the Amalfi Coast. All the rooms are well-equipped with an en-suite bathroom and private terrace with magnificent seaviews. Guests can also soak up the Positano sun on a panoramic-view terrace during the spring and summer seasons. During the winter months the hotel is fully heated. The hotel staff will gladly help organize excursions. Ferries leave for Capri and Naples every 60 minutes during the high season.
Sorrento: is well connected to all the attractions of the Amalfi Coast and the archaeological sites of Campania. From Sorrento you can take the ferry to Capri, the slow Circumvesuviana train to Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Naples, and bus (or drive) to the Amalfi coast. You can also make frequent trips by hydrfoil from Sorrento to Capri, Naples, Ischia, Amalfi, and Positano.
Positano: Positano made the transition from sleepy fishing villages into one of Italy's most popular resort towns. Built into the steep seaside slope, it offers amazing views.
Amalfi: it was a very powerful town and the first Sea Republic in Italy. Amalfi is now a peaceful resort town with great views.
Praiano: An ancient fishing village turned into a prestigious seaside resort; where have we heard that before? More "spread out" than the other villages, see the church dedicated to St. Luke, the Chiesa di San Luca Evangelista, containing relics of the saint.
Motorway: 250 km Travel time: 3:30 h Via Appia: 300 km Travel time: 5:30 h
Near Potenza you will traverse the Apennine Mountains before entering Basilicata, one of the most diverse regions in Italy with romantic valleys, enchanting vineyards and enticing olive groves. You may want to take Via Appia, an old Roman road that winds through the mountainous landscape.
The 16th century mansion is situated in Sasso Caveoso, one of the oldest quarters of Matera, and - like all Sassi - is dug out from the rock. The property was converted into a hotel that offers much to discover: great frescoed vaults, niches dug into the soft rock, arches and excavated areas. The apartments are simple yet elegant. Guests will enjoy watching the hosts prepare traditional dishes in the hotel's open-view kitchen, which features antique furniture and a stone fireplace.
Matera's “Sassi”: The “Sassi” (literally: “stones”) are probably the first thing you think about when we talk about Matera.
Cathedral: on the top of the hill of the city there is the Cathdral which offers an amazing view of the “sasso Barisano”
Rupestrian Churches: These places of worship are dig into the tuff rock with their architectural virtuosity and their frescos are exceptional works of art and they are a distinctive tract of all Matera’s territory
Historic Center: Piazza Vittorio Veneto is a lively square with several churches and cafes and Roman remains. The square's fountain has a colored light display at night.
The organic farm features olive trees, vineyards, almond orchards and cherry orchards. The main building on the farm was built in the 19th century and was recently renovated to preserve the original structure. The manor house with its forty chimneys, the surrounding round-roof houses and a cave close to the main house illustrate the long history of the people who have lived and worked here. From the swimming pool on the ground guests can relax and enjoy the views.
Chiesa Sant'Anna: is only one of four synagogues that once serviced the community. They were all converted to churches in the 14th century but there has been talk of re-converting Sant'Anna into a Jewish cultural centre.
Cathedral: surrounded by a rare light and space, the dramatic seafront cathedral is dedicated to St Nicholas the Pilgrim, famous for being foolish.
Museo Diocesano: you will find a fantastic collection of friezes, architraves, tombstones and capitals alongside archaeological finds and more typical church furnishings.
Castle: two hundred metres north of the cathedral is Trani’s other major landmark, the vast, almost modernist Swabian castle built by Frederick II in 1233. Charles V later strengthened the fortifications, and it was used as a prison from 1844 to 1974.
Villa Comunale: in the early evening the passeggiata will be in full swing around the port. Join the crowds and make your way around to the Villa Comunale, Trani's lovely public park. It has absolutely gorgeous views of the cathedral with the sun setting behind it.