Tour of the Vatican & the Sistine Chapel

A lovely family in the Vatican with us

A lovely family in the Vatican with us

The Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel are the most visited attraction in Rome! More than 15000 people go to the Vatican everyday wandering through the 5 miles of exhibits and galleries. It is easy to get lost and overwhelmed!

The best way to see the Vatican is by taking a private guided tour that will make you see the highlights, save time and avoid stress.

Our licensed expert English speaking guide will take you to the Gallery of Ancient Roman Sculptures that includes the famous statues of Apollo and Laocoon. Then we will visit the Rooms of Animals, the Hall of Muses, the Greek Cross Room, the Gallery of Bandelabra, the Gallery of Tapistries, the Gallery of Geographic Maps, the Rooms of Rapahel and finally the Sistine Chapel with Michelangelo’s most famous paintings: the Last Judgment and the Creation of Adam.

The tour will continue to the Basilica of St. Peter to see the Tomb of John Paul II, the Pietà by Michelangelo and many other famous artworks.

The tour takes a little bit more than 3 hours and we will skip entry lines and noisy groups!!

It is a high quality private guided tour in one of the true wonders of the world.

 

Sorrento’s Food tour

Traveling isn’t  just about visiting new places, but immersing yourself into their culture, food and flavors.
One of our English-speaking drivers will meet you at the lobby of your hotel as you prepare to begin your trip through the Sorrentine hills and coast with breath-taking panoramas.

The first stop will be in an old olive-press named ‚ÄúGargiulo‚ÄĚ in Sant‚ÄôAgnello, Sorrento, where you will walk along the cultivated crops and the old Mill, to learn the secrets of the oil manufacturing process.

You will taste different types of oil, like the oil spicing with Sorrentine oranges and savouring with dark chocolate.

You will get ready to discover Sant‚ÄôAgata dei due Golfi, a small borough of Massa Lubrense which overlooks both the bay of Naples and Salerno and faces¬†the Isle of Capri. It is rich in Lemon gardens from which it produces the lemon liqueur ‚ÄúLimoncello‚ÄĚ, a real treat for your taste buds!

As lunchtime approaches you will stop in the square of the old Schiazzano hamlet, ‚ÄúDa Francesco‚ÄĚ, a typical restaurant located in a ‚Äė700 old palace.
Its double entrances recall the restaurant‚Äôs story through an old ‚ÄúSalumeria‚ÄĚ. Here, you will learn the secrets of making homemade pizza with fresh ingredients and a lot of heart.

You will also have the chance to eat some homemade cakes and deserts made by the pizza-maker’s wife (as well as some local wine, if you prefer).
As soon as you wish, you will go into Sorrento and stop at ‚ÄúA Puteca e Masaniello‚ÄĚ. This charming ‚ÄúSalumeria‚ÄĚ (deli/restaurant) where you will experience all of sorrentine aromas and flavors and great delights like ‚Äúparmigiana di melanzane‚ÄĚ (eggplants), prosciutto and a wide variety of cheeses.
You will see how to make a good Mozzarella and then enjoy a taste of it stuffed with vegetables like eggplants, squashes.
This dish will be combined with homemade wine and “Limoncello” made by Masaniello’s wife…

Pompei & Vesuvius Tour

Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Pompeii and the volcano that unleashed its fury on the city in 79 AD‚ÄĒMount Vesuvius.
You will see how big the tragedy was when the Volcano erupted more than 2000 years ago, preserving intact all the other towns around the Vesuvius  with its unmistakable shape overlooks the Gulf of Naples.

An English speaking driver will meet you at the lobby of your hotel or at the exit of your cruise ship to drive you to Pompeii and  visit the ruins.
You will get the feeling to plunge in the past, discovering how old Romans lived: the thermal baths, the theatre with marble decoration, the ‚Äúpleasure house‚ÄĚ and the shops along the avenue of Pompeii .

After the visit of Pompeii , you will have a chance to taste the local cuisine and as soon as you get ready to discover the Vesuvius, the car will drive you up there  to start a walking to reach the crater and admire the view!

Your journey will ends here and the driver will take you back to your hotel or at the port.

Positano, Sorrento and Pompeii Tour

If you are tight on time this tour is the one for you!

In one day you will have the chance to combine the natural beauty with ancient history as you visit Positano, Sorrento and Pompeii.

An expert driver with a luxury car will pick you up at the lobby of your hotel or at the exit of your cruise ship. The tour begins with a drive along the Sorrentine Peninsula as you travel to the colourful town of Positano. A charming community with its pastel houses cascading along the rocks of the mountain. You will enjoy the beautiful view of the Volcano Vesuvius facing the bay of Naples.

Crossing the Mountain you will drive through very narrow and winding roads where you can take photos of breathtaking sceneries before arriving in Sorrento. Its cliff-top position overlooks the sea, bustling port, picturesque bays and panoramic views of the Amalfi Coast and surrounding hills. It‚Äôs quite the little jewel. The tour continues with a stroll through the town where you will have the chance to admire the Cathedral and its elegant majolica clock and see one of the most scenic places “Villa Comunale” with its glimpse on Punta Campanella and Capri Island.

You will next enjoy free time and lunch in one of the typical restaurant of Sorrento and taste delicacies like ‚Äú Mozzarella‚ÄĚ, ‚ÄĚSpaghetti with tomato‚ÄĚ and drink one of the best liqueur of the coast : ‚ÄúLimoncello‚ÄĚ made by Sorrento Lemons.

Last, but not least, you will visit Pompeii to see how in 79 AD the entire town of Pompeii and its inhabitants were buried under ash of Mt Vesuvius’ eruption. On this guided tour, you will discover the everyday life of the Imperial Age and explore fascinating Pompeii attractions such as the Forum, formerly the civic center of Pompeii that supported buildings for business, religion, and the local government.
See the Lupanar – the official brothel of ancient Pompeii – and the Thermal Baths a place for people to relax and socialize.

You will never forget this amazing experience!

Tour of the Amalfi Coast with Positano & Ravello

Amalfi Coast Tour

Enjoy a private custom-designed day tour of the Amalfi coast from any hotel or port. Prices are based on the number of people travelling in your party.All our Tours are performed in first class comfort and style!

Meeting point at lobby of your hotel or at exit of your cruise ship with a private english speaking guide with his new car, we will take you first on the Sorrentine Peninsula where you can enjoy the beautiful view of the Volcano Vesuvius facing the bay of Naples,near Sorrento we will cross the mountain to get on the other side of the peninsula where we will start the famous Amalfi drive very narrowand winding with all the stops for photos of breathtaking
sceneries.Of course you will se so many little villages on the way such as Praiano,Furore,Conca dei Marini and so others…

Stop in Positano, where you have the opportunity to stroll by the town and take beautiful pictures of this amazing village.

Next stop will be Amalfi wich is the main town of this coast road,something very unique is the 11th century cathedral of St. Andrew right in the main square,said to hold the remains of the apostle,here you will have some time to stroll by the town.

Another stop will be Ravello, situated above Amalfi, that has long been a retreat for artists and writers,this tour will give you the opportunity to enjoy the most beautiful places of the Amalfi Coast in only one day.

Please note that all the tours can be “tailored made” mixing your wishes and our experience.

Blue Grotto Tour

Blue GrottoIt is the most famous place on the island of Capri,the most spectacular and without doubt,at least during the tourist season, one of the most crowded.

Its name and beauty are due to the intense blue color of the crystal-water in this cave formed over the millenniums by the erosive action of the sea.

The cave consists of several enclosures:the largest of these, known as “Duomo Azzurro”, which is accessed through a natural opening artificially widened in Roman times and around 1830 ,covers a surface area of about 70 m length, 25 m in width and 20-22 m in depth: the height of the internal vault ranges from 7 to 14 m. From this main cavity lead many corridors and passages to other underground ravines.

The light is filtered by the water which absorbs the red tones, leaving only the blue ones to pass into the cave. A second phenomenon creates the silver appearance of the objec

ts immersed in the water: given that the index of refraction of the bubbles of air which adhere to the surface of the objects is different to that of the water, the light is allowed to egress.

It is believed that, in the Roman period, under the rule of Tiberius, the interior of the Grotta Azzurra or Blue Grotto was used as a marine nymphaeum.

There have been those who imagined the cave as the habitat of Nereidi or of Sirens or believed it to be the realm of devils who bewitched all who dared to enter.

Unfortunately this amazing cave is open one day out of four about 90 days a year, it depends on the tides and of course also if the sea is little rough is closed because the entrance of this magical cave is about 1 meter high.

Capri Tour from anywhere in the bay of Naples

A gorgeous family in Capri with us

A gorgeous family in Capri with us

The island of Capri is one of Italy’s most well-known celebrity hang outs.

What better way to experience then through the eyes of our Italian and English speaking Tour Guide! No Need to worry about times, trains, taxi’s or translations: we do it all for you!!

The day begins after your private guide has lead you from your hotel or cruise ship to the jetfoils to Capri’s main port Marina Grande . Here we make our way directly to the Blue Grotto which is open one day out of four. The Blue Grotto or the Grotta Azzurra is a rich and thrilling experience that only comes once in a lifetime. With our services there is no wait to see this World’s Natural Wonder. *Please note this is weather permitting.

Next in our air-conditioned mini bus or white taxi convertible we head up to Anacapri via the “Oh My God Road” (the name explains it all!). Along these twists and turns you can view the natural lemon groves and the villa’s mansion and hotels of those lucky enough to live on this exclusive island.

Anacapri offers many fantastic views and experiences. Whether it’s relaxing on a chairlift to Mount Solaro 589 meters high or touring and learning the history of Villa San Michele, you will understand and appreciate the lifestyle of this island. While enjoying the views of the Amalfi Coast, Naples and Capri you also will have free time for lunch or shopping.

Look for the famous custom shoe-maker of the island. These sandals are Capri’s pastime! Next stop, back to the main center to La Piazzetta. As a celebrity hangout you will be sure to find the world’s best shopping and cuisine. You also are just steps away from Capri’s island made perfume. Carthusia is a man and women fragrance going back to the Roman times!

After some more free time we make our way down the famous streets to the Garden of Augustus. The gardens are full of beauty and life with spectacular views of the coastline. The Faraglioni rocks in the sea are just one of the many views from this photo point!

Following the gardens it’s time to grab one last lemon granita as we make our way back to the main port of Marina Grande on the railway. Capri’s funicular (railway) will be the perfect way to end the evening with a ride through the lemon groves.