The center of Sorrento
Sorrento and its wonderful Peninsula are ideal for those wishing to visit a city full of art in the beautiful scenery of sea and green montange.
From the Grand Flora Hotel, hotel in the center of Sorrento, you arrive in five minutes walk in Piazza Tasso, where you can see the monument to Tasso and the statue of Sant’Antonino, and the Church of the Carmine and the facade of the House in Veniero Sicilian-Norman style and the Palazzo Correale of 400. We then move over to Italy, the main street of Sorrento, where you can see the Duomo,with its Romanesque facade. Here you can see the paintings of Horace and Nicola Malinconico – Giacomo del Po and Silvestro Buono. Below the seat Dominova, loggia of the fifteenth century, with a dome and majolica tiles of the’600 and within which you can see the arms of noble families ascribed.
The old town still shows the layout of Roman origin and is surrounded by sixteenth century walls. Sorrento was Episcopalian, and in the sixteenth and seventeenth century was a victim of the assaults of the Saracens of which traces are still present in thetowers on the coasts.
The most interesting monuments to visit in Sorrento are certainly the Cathedral, built in the fifteenth century and the church of St.Francis of Assisi with the cloister.
At the Correale Museum are exhibited collections of Greek and Roman artefactsand Capodimonte porcelain. Is also worth visiting the museum shop of Tarsia-Lignea where you can admire the best pieces of inlay Sorrento, one of thecrafts typical of Sorrento.
Sorrento is not just a place full of history, but also a place to live even just by walking through the alleys of the historic center with local shops and typical.
A Sorrento to savor even going in search of the typical products like Limoncello of Sorrento peninsula, the DOP olive oil and mozzarella or provolone del monaco Agerola.
Reaching the center of Sorrento at Grand Hotel Flora is easy and the staff will be happy to suggerivi and reserve for you the best local restaurants.
Pompeii and Vesuvius
Travel from Sorrento, along the scenic route out of the Sorrentine peninsula, and onto the motorway. Turn off the motorway at Pompeii. The journey is approx. 45 minutes from Sorrento to Pompeii.
On arrival at the entrance to the site the guide will wait while customers pay their entrance fees.
Accompanied by the guide the clients will explore the main features of the ancient city including the baths, bakeries and theatres just to name a few.
The city of Pompeii is usually visited in the morning although this can change during high season.
After lunch in Pompeii, the coach departs for Mount Vesuvius. The coach takes the guests to mt.1000 and if the customers wish, they walk the rest themselves.
The customers purchase their entrance tickets. There is a man at the foot of the volcano who has walking sticks which the customers can hire for a small charge to help them walk up to the crater.
Upon reaching the crater, a local guide will walk them around the crater (we cannot guarantee this service will always be available).
Customers then have free time to walk around. Guests meet the bus at the car park and then make the journey back to Sorrento. This will take approx 1 hour.
Return to resort approx. 16.00/17.00
Transfer to the port by minibus and meet with the guide who distributes tickets for the journey to Capri and accompanies them onto the boat for the crossing which takes approx. 30mins.
The basic program for Capri is as follows however the order of visits may vary dependant on crowds and queues and is at the guide’s discretion.
On arrival at the port of Capri the guide will accompany customers to the mini-coach terminal where they will board the transfer to Anacapri. (approx. 20 mins)
Walking tour of Anacapri with free time to visit Villa San Michele (entrance fee to be paid on the spot) 1 1/2hours
Meet with guide and board the mini-coaches to Capri town.
The guide begins a one hour (approx.) guided tour on foot of the town, effectively from one side of the island to the other, through its narrow streets and nooks and crannies.
Following the walking tour customers have some free time. There are plenty of things for customers to do in their free-time on the island, they can have a browse around the many shops (shopping is excellent in Capri town).
The guide also gives a guided boat tour around the island to see the famous Faraglioni rocks and the grottoes.
Customers will be met at the port by the guide and then accompanied back on the boat to Sorrento where mini buses will take them back to their respective hotels.
Return to Sorrento on the 17.45 hydrofoil
Return to hotels approx.18.30/19.00