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Rome to Amalfi Itinerary


City to Spectacular Coastline
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Visiting Italy is one of the supreme pleasures in life. On this itinerary, start with a few days in Rome before diving into the delights of the sensationally scenic Amalfi Coast

Make note however: Each year, Andrew Harper members attempt to plan a trip to the coastline in April and May. Unfortunately, many of the Harper-recommended hotels will be already sold out for the most desirable dates. To avoid disappointment, start planning for the summer in January, while the resorts of the Amalfi Coast can still offer availability during the choice months of June, July and September. 

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Highlights

    • Explore the best of ancient Rome
    • Take a pizza-making class 
    • Enjoy reserved entry to the Vatican museums
    • Tour a limencello distillery
    • Explore the beautiful Amalfi Coast
    • Spend a night on Capri
    • Visit Pompeii 
    • Stay in Ravello and explore local gardens


Day 1 : Arrive in Rome

Arrive in Rome and check into an Andrew Harper recommended hotel near the Spanish Steps: perhaps the stylish Hotel de Russie or the legendary Hassler Roma. Start exploring Rome, visiting the Spanish Steps and the fashionable Tridente neighborhood.

Day 2 : Sightsee in Rome

On your first full day in Rome, see some of the best of the Eternal City, including the Colosseum, the Forum and the Capitoline Museums. A guide can really bring the history of the Colosseum and the confusing ruins of the Forum to vivid life.

Day 3 : Heart of Rome

The following day, wander the ancient heart of the city, viewing the Pantheon, the Piazza Navona and the Campo di Fiori neighborhood. If kids are in tow, Andrew Harper Travel can arrange a fun pizza-making class in a local pizzeria. In the afternoon, enjoy the remarkable art treasures in the Borghese Gallery.

Day 4 : Vatican

Devote today to ecclesiastical Rome and explore the mysteries of the Vatican. Few people know that it is possible to explore the Vatican Necropolis directly below St. Peters Basilica, which contains the tomb of St. Peter. Visitor numbers are limited, and requests for the guided tours must be submitted to the Excavations Office. Andrew Harper Travel can help you arrange that along with a reserved entry to the museums and Sistine Chapel, essential for avoiding the long lines.

Day 6 : Explore Positano and Amalfi

Spend the day meandering the vertiginous lanes of Positano. Andrew Harper recommends the Via Positanesi dAmerica, a spectacular coastal path that begins at the right of the Spiaggia Grande. (It was named for the towns 19th-century emigrants to the United States, whose support helped Positano survive the ordeal of World War II.) If you have more time, tour a limoncello distillery, which can be a refreshing way to spend part of an afternoon. Or seek out the regions wines; some of our favorites are the crisp, fruity whites of Marisa Cuomo.

Day 7 : Visit Pompeii

Leave early and take a day trip to Pompeii, arguably the most enthralling ancient Roman ruins. With a private driver, it will take about an hour from Positano or an hour and 40 minutes from Amalfi. Break for lunch in the nearby Michelin-starred Il Principe.

Day 8 : Travel to Capri

Head by ferry or private motor launch to Capri, an island renowned for its beauty since Roman times. Capri’s most famous attraction is the Blue Grotto, a sea cave in which sunlight, shining through an underwater cavity, creates a mysterious radiance. It’s possible to visit on a day trip, but it’s much more fun to stay overnight. Settle into J.K. Place Capri.

Day 9 : Explore Capri

Shop the charming boutiques in the town of Capri, walking past elegant estates and lemon trees to Villa Jovis, the dramatic ruins of the home of Emperor Tiberius, who was so taken with Capri's charms that, from A.D. 27 to 37, he ran the Roman Empire from here.

Day 10 : Visit Anacapri

Head up to the commune of Anacaprilocated high in the hills to the west and a perfectly tranquil contrast to chic CapriA chairlift will whisk you to the top of Mount Solaro for unparalleled views of the island.

Day 12 : Paestum

Make a day trip to evocative Paestum, where three impressively preserved Greek temples stand in a meadow (formerly a city), still surrounded by ancient defensive walls. Alternatively, relax in Ravello. Besides its natural beauty, there is a vibrant cultural scene

Day 13 : Head toward Rome

Head north but bypass the city center of Rome in favor of the coast. Check into La Posta Vecchia, a remarkable 17th-century villa lavishly restored by J. Paul Getty, 45 minutes north of Rome.

Day 14 : Visit Cerveteri

Visit the haunting pre-Roman necropolis of nearby Cerveteri, where the tombs resemble Etruscan homes. The National Museum of Cerveteri, inside the 16th-century Ruspoli Castle, houses artifacts like urns and statues. 

Day 15 : Return home

Make your way back to Rome’s airport and depart on your flight home.

Rome to Amalfi Itinerary

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