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The Coast of Maratea and the Cedri Riviera for Travel Professionals June 8-15, 2020 and September 1-8, 2020 Back

  • Tour Code : TUR-01681
  • Type : Small Group
  • Duration : 6 days
  • Departs from : Naples
  • Meeting Place : Inside Naples Rail Station


South of Italy's Amalfi Coast a region of incredible natural beauty, history and adventure awaits visitors and is only just now starting to be explored.  On this journey we touch on some of the highlights of Italy's south including the coast of Maratea (recently featured in the Blockbuster film, James Bond coming out in 2020), the Arcomagno cave and grottoes of Dino Island.

We stay in the beautiful sea-side town of Praia a Mare, home to the Madonna della Grotta, a massive church inside the cave with a unique sanctuary where we will be based for 4 nights as we explore the mountain towns and villages which dot the Cedri Riviera like Diamante, Orsomarso, Maiera which are all, in their own right unmistakeably beautiful.

Over the course of the week you will explore the products native to this area like the Cedro fruit, Pepperoncino,  Bergamot and many other unique plant species which are used in a wide variety of dishes and world famous perfumes.

You will enjoy wonderful local wines, fantastic food and a variety of unique properties that are perfect for destination weddings, relaxing romantic holidays as well as family style travel options for your clients.  

Come away from this adventure with a new appreciation for an area in Italy that offers a truly authentic and refreshing experience unlike any other. 



Day 1 - Private Transfer from Naples to Praia a Mare

Where we visit : Paestum
Meeting Location : Inside Naples Rail Station
Our tour today will start from inside the Naples rail station at a designated location where we will depart at 10:00 AM and head south, stopping firstly in the magnificent archeological site of Paestum in the Cilento national park, where some of the best temples from ancient Greece are preserved.

Following our guided tour of these unique ruins we will enjoy lunch at an authentic Mozzarella di Buffala farm with local olive oil and an assortment of local products from the area. 

Following lunch we venture through the Cilento national park towards Sapri and begin our journey further south along the coast of Maratea towards Praia a Mare, where we will be staying directly in the center of town, right on the beach at the lovely Hotel Garden. 

Meals : Dinner

Day 2 - Tortora - Praia a Mare and Dino Island

Where we visit : Dino Island
This morning, weather permitting we will be met by our captain in front of the hotel to begin our morning tour of Dino Islands and the wonderful grottoes, which many people say are much better even than the Blue Grotto on the island of Capri.  We will explore the island and the magnificent geography of the coast as we head south to San Nicola Arcella into Arcomagno. 

In the afternoon we return to Praia a Mare and break for a light lunch, time to get changed and then head up to the Madonna Della Grotta cave network, learning the history of this remarkable place and enjoying wonderful views.  Good footwear is required today.

In the later afternoon we head up to Tortora town (about a 20 minute drive from Praia a Mare) in the mountains to enjoy this unique town and visit the hotel La Loggia, a gorgeous property perfect for weddings and special events, where we will enjoy a wonderful dinner this evening.

Overnight at the Hotel Garden, Praia a Mare. 
Meals : Breakfast

Day 3 - Maratea - The Redeemer Christ - Cave of Marvels

Where we visit : Maratea
This morning we depart from Praia a Mare and head to the remarkable and very exclusive property the Santa Venere where we will enjoy a guided tour of this magnificent estate.   Following our time at the Santa Venere we head up to the Redeemer Christ at the height of Maratea overlooking the coast and valleys below in all directions.  

For lunch we head to Maratea town, where we will meet with mayor and some town officials who will welcome you to this town which held a very important role in the history of southern Italy and is home to over 55 different churches! 

After lunch, we explore Maratea's grottoes and then head back to Praia a Mare (a 25 minute drive) for time at leisure and shopping in Praia a Mare home to many local artisans that we will introduce you to. 
Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 - Towns and Cities of the Cedri Riviera; Orsomarso, Papasidero, Maiera, Diamante, San Nicola Arcella

Where we visit : Orsomarso, Diamante
Today we will journey south into Calabria and enjoy many towns and cities along the Cedri Riviera including Orsomarso (featured in the hit T.V. series - Trust),  Santa Maria Del Cedro, Maiera (home to the Pepperoncino museum), Diamante (city of Murals) and finally San Nicola Arcella before we head back to Praia a Mare stopping in the Castello di Praia a Mare, a perfect venue for weddings where we will enjoy some light snacks and site inspection.

Return to Praia a Mare in the evening for dinner (at leisure) and overnight. 

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 - Transfer to Matera with stops in Rivello and Lago Negro,

Where we visit : Matera
This morning we depart Praia a Mare for Matera (the European Captial of Culture in 2020), and an increasingly visited town in southern Italy (only 2 hours from Praia).  We will stop en-route in Rivello an some various wineries around Lago Negro where we will experience some unique wines that are gaining notoriety all over the world.

Finally we conclude in Matera where you will have time to settle into the hotel before we begin our early evening walking tour of this fascinating city, one of the oldest in Italy and Europe.

Farewell dinner this evening in Matera and overnight in Matera. 
Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Wine Tasting, Cooking Class

Day 6 - Matera - Salerno - Amalfi Coast - Back to Naples

Where we visit : Salerno, Amalfi Coast
This morning after breakfast at the hotel we leave Matera and depart back to Naples, with a beautiful drive along the coast you will get a chance to see Salerno and Vietri Sul Mare, the southern-most tip of the Amalfi Coast.  

We will continue from here back to Naples rail station, hotel or airport where our services will conclude and it will be time to say arrivederci! 

Meals : Breakfast




Tour Highlights and What's Included

  1. Excellent Photo Opportunities
  2. Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  3. Small Group Sizes
  4. Transportation in deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach
  5. Water and Light Snacks on Board
  6. Wine and Olive Oil Tastings in Chianti and Montepulciano

What's Not Included

  1. Food and beverages not mentioned in the program
  2. International fights
  3. Personal Expenses or Extras at hotels
  4. Travel Insurance

Sites and Locations Visited on this Tour

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