Amalfi Coast for Wine Lovers
Exploring Campania, from Pompei to Positano
- Visit the ancient Greco-Roman sites of Pompeii, Paestum, and Villa Jovis on Capri
- Drive up Mt. Vesuvius
- Meet the winemakers at Marisa Cuomo, Luigi Maffini, and De Conciliis wineries
- Visit an organic buffalo mozzarella farm
- Walk on the Path of the Gods to see the Amalfi Coast from on high
- Stroll in the English gardens of Villa Cimbrone, Greta Garbo’s hideaway
- Indulge in nightly wine dinners, featuring the best of Campania wine and cuisine.
South of Naples is the spectacular Amalfi Coast. And south of that is Cilento. This tour covers both. You'll visit the famous spots that everyone wants to see: Positano, Pompeii, Capri, Amalfi. But you'll also spend time in the less touristy areas in the Cilento, treasured by the vacationing Italians but off the beaten track for foreign travelers. Places like the Greek archaeological site of Paestum. Or the tiny fishing village of San Marco di Castellabate. Or the pioneering boutique wineries along the coast.
Campania offers a bounty of riches for both red and white wine lovers. Like everything here, the wine comes with ancient history, too. Many of Campania's grapes were brought here by Greek traders 2,700 years ago. They were subsequently cultivated for the senators and hoi polloi of ancient Rome, who had sprawling summer villas up and down the coast of Naples. There’s Aglianico, dubbed the Barolo of the South, and quaffable Piedirosso ("red feet") for the grilled meats of the mountains, plus crisp, dry whites like Fiano di Avellina, Greco di Tufo, and Falanghina for the fish pulled fresh from the sea. It's easy to dine like Emperors here!