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South Coast, Capri Island, Italy

Italy – Combine Rome with Almafi Coast

  • TAILOR-MADE HOLIDAY IDEA

Duration

7 Days

Prices Start from

£1,950 ex. flights

Get your fix of city and sea with this week long holiday suggestion to Italy, combining ancient Rome with the beautiful Amalfi coast.

Key Highlights of this Itinerary

View of Castel Sant'Angelo, Rome, Italy 1

Rome

Visit Romes highlights including The Colosseum and Vatican City, boasting St. Peter’s Basilica and masterpieces such as Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel frescoes.

Cliff View, Sorrento, Italy 2

Sorrento

Journey south to the Amalfi Coast and stay at a selection of hotels perched atop Sorrento’s cliffs.

Amalfi Coast, Italy 3

Boats, Planes and Trains

Sail to Capri Island by hydrofoil and enjoy Italy’s efficient rail service taking the train from Rome to Sorrento.

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Fine, Mouth-watering Cuisine

Unforgettable recipes such as ‘scialatielli ai frutti di mare’, a dish made with seafood and the fresh pasta, are typical to the Amalfi Coast.

Why we like it

This itinerary suggestion is perfect for those seeking some time exploring the cultural highlights of Italy’s capital, Rome with a more sedate few days on the coast, enjoying mouth-watering cuisine and beautiful scenery.

Don't forget, we will customise this journey to suit you.

Explore our suggested itinerary

  • Days 1-3
    Rome
  • Day 4
    Rome - Naples - Sorrento
  • Day 5
    Sorrento
  • Day 6
    Sorrento - Capri - Sorrento
  • Day 7
    Sorrento - Naples
Rome, Italy
Rome, Italy
Rome, Italy
Rome
Colosseum, Rome, Italy
The Colosseum, Rome
Basilica di San Pietro, Vatican, Rome, Italy
Rome, Italy
Villa d'Este fountain, Rome, Italy
Villa d'Este fountain in Rome

Rome

Italy’s capital city is arguably the most storied and illustrious cities in the world. Positively dripping in history, art and culture, Rome today fuses the ancient with the new. Overflowing with iconic sights recognisable the world over, a holiday to Rome is about packing in as much as possible whether you’re staying for a long weekend or a fortnight. A guided excursion will give you a good idea of the city and may include The Colosseum, the most thrilling of Rome’s ancient sites, The Pantheon, The Trevi Fountain and The Vatican City, home of the masterpiece that is Michelangelo’s frescoed ceiling in the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica.

View from Ravello, Amalfi Coast, Italy
Amalfi Coast, Amazon
Pool, Palazzo Avino, Amalfi Coast, Italy
Palazzo Avino, Amalfi Coast, Italy
Amalfi, Italy
Amalfi Coast, Amazon
Positano, Amalfi Coast, Italy
Positano, Amalfi Coast
View of Ocean, Palazzo Avino, Amalfi Coast, Italy
Palazzo Avino, Amalfi Coast, Italy

The Amalfi Coast

Depart the hustle and bustle of Rome to head south by train to the sensational landscapes of the Amalfi Coast. A popular holiday region, it has sheer cliffs and rugged shorelines dotted with small beaches and pastel coloured fishing villages. During your stay explore the area’s secret coves by boat, walk along deserted mountain footpaths and visit the pretty island of Capri. Also, a short journey from here is Pompeii near the coast of the bay of Naples which features excavated ruins that visitors can freely explore. Stay in Sorrento, a charming old town overlooking the Bay of Naples and with spectacular views of Mt. Vesuvius and the island of Ischia.

Ombre Blu, Diving off Deck, Italy
Ombre Blu 3, Naples, Italy
Ombre Blu 3, Naples, Italy
Ombre Blu 3, Naples, Italy
Matera, Italy
Matera, Italy
Street in Pompeii, Pompeii, Italy
Pompeii

Extend and Make It Your Own

Hire a car and explore The Italian Lakes or lesser-known region of Puglia, a wonderful coastline little known to outsiders and offering an authentic Mediterranean holiday. Alternatively charter a private catamaran and sail the secluded bays and idyllic islands of the Italian coastline. Let us make it ‘your own’ with personalized private touring with expert guides and drivers, a restaurant and spa reservation service, performance and sporting event ticket arrangements and around-the-clock support in each destination during your trip.

A note on price

Prices will vary depending on the time of year you are travelling. Prices do not include international flights. Please ask one of our Travel Experts for an accurate quote. Flights purchased through Steppes Travel departing from the UK are ATOL protected.

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When to travel

Italy in January

The promise of winter sunshine and milder temperatures make Italy an enticing destination in January. Some attractions will be closed as it is the offseason, but the south of Italy and Sicily will be quiet and very pleasant. The wintertime generally brings the lowest rates and fewest visitors along with chilly temperatures, rain, and often snow in the north. In the south, winter temperatures average around 10°C. There is an exception to winter being low season- in and around any of the mountain ski resorts it is the high season as these areas draw many skiers, snowboarders and other snow sports enthusiasts.

Italy in February

February is generally low season, other than Carnival which falls in the period before Lent, generally during the month of February. Except in beach and island locations, many restaurants, shops and family-run hotels shut down. You can enjoy the major cities without the crowds, and hotels often offer significant discounts. The wintertime generally brings the lowest rates and fewest visitors along with chilly temperatures, rain, and often snow in the north. In the south, winter temperatures average around 10°C. There is an exception to winter being low season- in and around any of the mountain ski resorts it is the high season as these areas draw many skiers, snowboarders and other snow sports enthusiasts.

Italy in March

March is considered shoulder season in Italy and is arguably the best time to visit. Temperatures are typically very comfortable. While you won’t enjoy the lowest rates or the fewest crowds of the year, the shoulder season is an ideal compromise between the low and high seasons.

Italy in April

April is considered shoulder season in Italy and is arguably the best time to visit. Temperatures are typically very comfortable, and in the spring you can hike through the lush, green meadows of the Italian Alps. While you won’t enjoy the lowest rates or the fewest crowds of the year, the shoulder season is an ideal compromise between the low and high seasons.

Italy in May

Early May is considered shoulder season in Italy and is arguably the best time to visit. Temperatures are typically very comfortable, and in the spring you can hike through the lush, green meadows of the Italian Alps. From mid-May through July and again in September, the country will be teeming with visitors, and rates will be at their highest. Expect very warm temperatures throughout the country, with the most extreme heat in the south and just about anywhere inland. If you visit during this season, you can beat the biggest crowds by venturing to smaller villages and lesser-known places, avoiding the big cities like Rome, Venice and Florence.

Italy in June

In June the country will be teeming with visitors, and rates will be at their highest. Expect warm temperatures throughout the country, with the most extreme heat in the south and just about anywhere inland. If you visit during this season, you can beat the biggest crowds by venturing to smaller villages and lesser-known places, avoiding the big cities like Rome, Venice and Florence.

Italy in July

In July the country will be teeming with visitors, and rates will be at their highest. Expect warm temperatures throughout the country, with the most extreme heat in the south and just about anywhere inland. If you visit during this season, you can beat the biggest crowds by venturing to smaller villages and lesser-known places, avoiding the big cities like Rome, Venice and Florence.

Italy in August

August is generally very hot in Italy and considered low season, with practically the entire country going on holiday, especially during the second half. Head for the mountains for cooler climes for exceptional walking and hiking opportunities.

Italy in September

In September the country will be teeming with visitors, and rates will be at their highest. Expect warm temperatures throughout the country, with the most extreme heat in the south and just about anywhere inland. If you visit during this season, you can beat the biggest crowds by venturing to smaller villages and lesser-known places, avoiding the big cities like Rome, Venice and Florence.

Italy in October

Shoulder season is arguably the best time to visit Italy. Temperatures are typically very comfortable. In the autumn, you’ll have food festivals galore to choose from, as well as the grape harvest in October and the olive harvest in November. While you won’t enjoy the lowest rates or the fewest crowds of the year, the shoulder season is an ideal compromise between the low and high seasons.

Italy in November

Shoulder season is arguably the best time to visit Italy. Temperatures are typically very comfortable. In the autumn, you’ll have food festivals galore to choose from like the olive harvest. While you won’t enjoy the lowest rates or the fewest crowds of the year, the shoulder season is an ideal compromise between the low and high seasons.

Italy in December

The promise of winter sunshine and milder temperatures make Italy an enticing destination in December. Some attractions will be closed as it is the offseason, but the south of Italy and Sicily will be quiet and very pleasant. The wintertime generally brings the lowest rates and fewest visitors along with chilly temperatures, rain, and often snow in the north. In the south, winter temperatures average around 10°C. There is an exception to winter being low season- in and around any of the mountain ski resorts it is the high season as these areas draw many skiers, snowboarders and other snow sports enthusiasts.

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