Excursions

Recommended shore excursions in Italy with english speaking driver, hourly rate

 

Excursion Number: 1

  • Excursion Number: 1
  • Place: Naples and Pompeii
  • Guests: Up to 8
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Naples Pompeii

Naples: dominated by the Mount Vesuvius, the only active volcano in the european continent. It is practically impossible to list all the churches and monuments that you will find, some of them are: the Cathedral dedicated to San Gennaro, the city’s patron, Castel dell’Ovo – the city’s oldest castle, the Royal Palace in the Plebiscito Square; Spaccanapoli, the street that splits the city from east to west; the Teatro San Carlo, the Museum San Martino ai Monti and the Museo Nazionale di Capodimonte. The church and street of San Gregorio Armeno and the wonderful Cappella San Severo are also worth a visit. But Naples is also famous around the world for his speciality: the Pizza, that was invented here in 1889. That’s why Naples deserves a place among the tourist’s destinations in Italy. Visit Pompeii: visit the excavations of this Roman town buried under the ashes of nearby Vesuvius in 79 A.D.

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Excursion Number: 2

  • Excursion Number: 2
  • Place: Amalfi Coast
  • Guests: Up to 8
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Amalfi Coast

The Amalfi Coast, is a 50 kilometers stretch of mountainous coastline situated just south of Naples. It is well known worldwide for its beautiful cliffs and is considered one of the most romantic and unforgettable sites in Italy, regarded by many as Europe’s most beautiful stretch of coast. It offers some spectacular and breathtaking scenery with the narrow serpentine road that clings to the coastal cliffs, plunging and winding around the towering cliffs that fall into the sea. You’ll see Amalfi, the largest town on this coast, with its remarkable Duomo, famous for its glorious history as a maritime republic; the picturesque and enchanting Positano; the marvellous Ravello, a hill town with the best views of the coast offered by the Villa Rufolo and Villa Cimbrone; and then Furore, Maiori, Minori, Praiano. The Amalfi Coast is a UNESCO world heritage site: after your trip to the so called ‘Divine Coast’ you’ll understand why.

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Excursion Number: 3

  • Excursion Number: 3
  • Place: Florence
  • Guests: Up to 8
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Florence

Florence is one of the most beautiful city in the world, the list of the artists associated with this city is endless: Giotto, Donatello, Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Dante and many others. Because it’s smaller than Rome, you’ll have an easier time wandering around the city and getting a sense of what Italian life must have been like during the Renaissance. You’ll see the enchanting Michelangelo’s David, one of the most famous sculpture of all times, in front of The Palazzo Vecchio and the Loggia dei Lanzi, an open air museum, located in the Piazza della Signoria. The great Uffizi Gallery, a former palace of the famous Medici family, generally regarded as one of the top museums of the world, with its collections of Italian Renaissance art. The beautiful Basilica of Santa Maria del Fiore in front of the old Battistero inspired to the Dante’s Hell. From the top of the Campanile di Giotto, 82 meters high, next to the Basilica, you will enjoy a wonderful landscape view of the city; while at the Ponte Vecchio (old bridge), the oldest bridge in town crossing the river Arno, you can buy nice (and expensive) silver and gold. The Palazzo Pitti, one of the most important palaces, built in 1450, and the church Santa Maria Novella are some other treasures of this wonderful and unforgettable city.

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Excursion Number: 4

  • Excursion Number: 4
  • Place: Pisa
  • Guests: Up to 8
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Pisa

The Leaning Tower of Pisa is one of the most universally recognizable sites in all the world. In 1990, the instability of the tower made it necessary to close it to visitors, but fortunately, now, thanks to modern engineering, the tower and its 294 stairs are once again open for climbing. The tower is only one component of the beautiful Piazza dei Miracoli, that also includes two other beautiful examples of Pisan Romanesque architecture in the city: The Duomo (Cathedral), the largest Romanesque church in Tuscany, The Baptistery, and if you have time, visit Pisa’s other leaning tower at the Church of San Michele degli Scalzi, is worth a look too.

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Excursion Number: 5

  • Excursion Number: 5
  • Place: Siena, Volterra, San Gimignano
  • Guests: Up to 8
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Siena

The picturesque, well-preserved medieval town of Siena lies in scenic hill just south of Florence, between the Chianti area and Maremma. Siena is a treasure trove of art, pageantry and architecture. Visit Giovanni Pisano’s wonderful black-and-white Gothic Cathedral and tour the Palazzo Pubblico; the climb up to the bell Tower – Torre del Mangia – rewards the visitor with a great view over the city. If you’re there at the beginning of July or in the middle of August, try not to miss the world – famous Palio horse race, a tradition dating from the Renaissance, that takes place in the Piazza del Campo, a marvellous, sloping plaza in the shape of a half-shell whose circumference is topped on race day with a layer of dirt to create a track. Visit San Gimignano and Volterra, two wonderful tuscan villages.

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Excursion Number: 6

  • Excursion Number: 6
  • Place: Wine Tour, Chianti Side
  • Guests: Up to 8
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Chianti

Montepulciano: the town walls are medieval and XIVth-century; Gothic architecture survives in the Churches of Sant’Agnese and Santa Maria dei Servi, the Town Hall, the Magistrate’s office, the Palazzo Neri-Orselli and the house of the Politian. Renaissance monuments include: the Cathedral – built between 1592 and 1630; the church of Sant’Agostino; the temple of San Biagio; the Avignonesi and Tarugi palazzi; palazzo Cantucci; the Ricci and Cervini palazzi. Baroque churches include: the Chiesa del Ges, Chiesa di San Bernardo, Chiesa di Santa Lucia; The Civic Museum has a collection of Tuscan art with works ranging from the XIVth to the XVIIth century. Montalcino is the birthplace of Brunello Wine, which someone once defined as the best and most renowned wine in Italy. From the height of its 564 m, the ancient town dominates the surrounding countryside, clinging to the slopes of a hill crowned by the imposing 14th century fortress. Pienza, a small town near Siena, is a rare example of Renaissance town building. Defined, from time to time, the “ideal city”, the “utopian city”, it represents one of the best planned Renaissance towns, where a model of ideal living and governing was realized thus working out the idea of a town able to satisfy the need for a pacific, civil and hardworking living. Visit Chianti side.

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Excursion Number: 7

  • Excursion Number: 7
  • Place: Perugia and Assisi
  • Guests: Up to 8
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Perugia

Perugia is a splendid city perched on a double hill that has perfectly maintained the features of a rich medieval city, important cultural center and still today the main location of one of the most important Italian universities. Visit the National Gallery-works by Fra Angelico, Piero della Francesca and Perugino, and the 13th century marble and bronze Maggiore Fountain – the symbol of the city . The chapel in Piazza San Severo has frescoes by Raphael and Perugino. Don’t miss the Piazza 4 November – town square and the Palazzo dei Priori. The Carducci Gardens offer a beautiful view of the surrounding countryside. Assisi is the hometown of St. Francis – the founder of the Franciscan order of friars, and the church and crypt with his name draw a steady stream of pilgrims an sightseers every year. The Basilica of San Francesco, known for its frescoes by Giotto – repaired after the big earthquake that in 1997 rocked the town – is the treasure of the city, the Church of Santa Chiara, a medieval fortress – La Rocca medioevale, the Piazza del Comune and St. Peter’s church are the most interesting places. There is also a perfectly conserved Roman temple – the Temple of Minerva, in the city’s main square.

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Excursion Number: 8

  • Excursion Number: 8
  • Place: Spoleto and Montefalco
  • Guests: Up to 8
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Spoleto

Spoleto is the ideal place for the tourist which is looking for ancient and artistic sites. The several remains of Umbrians walls testify the ancient origin. Of all city’s interesting artistic and historical sites, the Duomo is the best example of the harmonic stylistic evolution that distinguishes the town. It’s worth a visit the Albornoz Fortress with its towers, erected between 359 and 1370 by Cardinal Egidio Albornoz, during the period in which the Papacy was exiled to Avignon. Spoleto is important for several institutions, for which it is known all over the world: the Festival of Two Worlds, the Experimental Opera Theatre and the Early Middle Ages Italian Centre. Visit Montefalco and its historical centre.


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Excursion Number: 9

  • Excursion Number: 9
  • Place: Todi and Gubbio
  • Guests: Up to 8
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Todi

Todi achieved its top during the Medieval period, when it was enriched with splendid municipal palaces and enchanting and religious buildings. You can admire the Santa Maria della Consolazione Church, the Piazza del Popolo and the ancient arches with which the houses support each other, but also the walls that are built around or incorporate what is left of the theatre of amphitheatre, such as announced by the street names (such as Via dell’Anfiteatro Romano). Gubbio is the most thoroughly medieval of the Umbrian towns. Centre-stage is the immense and austere fourteenth-century Palazzo dei Consoli, whose crenellated outline and 98-metre campanile immediately grab your attention; the setting is equally gorgeous with the forest-clad mountains of the Apennines rearing up behind. The lesser Palazzo Pretorio opposite was built to the same plan. In the Museo Civico you’ll see the famous Eugubine Tablets, Umbria’s most important archeological find. It’s also worth a visit the Duomo, the Palazzo Ducale and the Basilica of Sant’Ubaldo.

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Excursion Number: 10

  • Excursion Number: 10
  • Place: Orvieto and Bolsena Lake
  • Guests: Up to 8
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Orvieto

Orvieto, fascinating town in Umbria, surrounded by a landscape of fields and vineyards, rises on a plateau of volcanic stuff overlooking the River Tiber, so that the visitor can see it from a distance. Because of its location, because of its Etruscan roots, because of its charming medieval character, and above all because of its celebrated Cathedral which is a gem of Gothic architecture, Orvieto is one of Italy’s most unique and interesting cities. Excursion to Bolsena lake.

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One of our Recommended shore excursions in Italy with english speaking driver, you can choose is Assisi. No traveller who takes an interest in the history of art, who is desirous of tracing the influence which the devotional fervour of St. Francis exercised on the painters of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, will fail to visit Assisi. To many the distance is not beyond the compass of a walk; but if the impedimenta of the travelling carriage be an insurmountable difficulty, arrangements may be made at Perugia for the excursion; the carriage may be sent on to Spello or to Foligno, and a light carriage of the country hired to ascend the mountain; it might then proceed to either of those places by the excellent road which leads direct from Assisi to Spello, without the necessity of returning to Gli Angeli. There are no inns at Assisi worthy of the name; the Locanda below, avoiding the tedious ascent of the hill, is La Palomba; in the upper town, the best appears to be that of Cofanelli, near the Piazza di Santa Chiara. Those who wish to explore at leisure the curiosities of the place may have a bed and two meals here for 4 pauls a day. At the house of Lorenzo Carpinelli, architect, Via di S. Giacomo, the same entertainment costs 3J pauls, of which moderate terms many artists avail themselves. Assisi is the sanctuary of early Italian art, and the scene of those triumphs of Giotto to which Dante has given immortality. Surrounded by its battlements and towers, and commanded by its lofty and ruined citadel, with its long line of aqueducts stretching across the mountain, Assisi is one of the most picturesque spots in Italy. Its interest will be increased in the estimation of the Italian scholar by the beautiful description of Dante.

From: A hand-book for travellers in central Italy: including the Papal states, John Murray (Firm), Octavian Blewitt, 1850.

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  1. Do you have any day trips to Lanciano or San Giovanni Rotondo available on Tuesday 25th July 2017. If so can you please send me information.

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