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  • Garden holidays for individuals on the Amalfi Coast & Capri

    Villa Rufolo gardens Ravello

    Villa Cimbrone, Ravello

    Palazzo Avino, Ravello

    Gardens at the Hotel Luna Capri

    Holiday to gardens and villas of the Amalfi Coast and Capri

    This gardens and villas holiday explores a magnificently fertile region whose climate is not only suitable for olives, vines, oranges and lemons but also for tender exotics. This was a region where gardens and garden history date back to Roman times and this wealth of tradition has been both preserved, re-discovered and created anew.
    This is a holiday for individuals, not as a group. It works in two ways:
    We can arrange the accommodation, the transfers between the hotels, the flights and give you details of the gardens to visit (you visit then when you want to and pay your own entrance fees), giving you a structure but independence.
    Or we can arrange for you to be accompanied for the visits to the villas and gardens by a local guide. This option costs more but you can pick and choose perhaps where you might want to have the local guide.

    This holiday combines a stay perched above the Amalfi Coast in the town of Ravello, home to two of the most famous gardens of the region. Here, the remarkable site of Villa Cimbrone boasts a wisteria-clad pergola almost the length of the garden, formal and informal side gardens, a rose garden and trees such as umbrella pines, plane trees and olives that intermingle with palms, cycads, phormiums and yuccas. An air of slight neglect and seemingly wild native euphorbias, scented anemones and giant fennel create a pleasing and relaxed atmosphere. Nearby the gardens of Villa Rufolo extend along three terraces that contain a variety of trees and flowers, from palms and yuccas to oleander and bougainvillaea. A visit to Pompeii is an optional extra if you want to see the excavated and reconstructed gardens with their Roman plants that would have included ivy, clipped box, laurel, myrtle, acanthus and rosemary. Citrus fruit would have been grown in pots but today you will see the acres of lemon gardens near Ravello. The island of Capri is home to the extraordinarily beautiful villa and gardens created by Axel Munthe will entrance and delight. Sculptures, ancient artefacts, a granite Sphinx, a Greek tomb are to be discovered throughout the gardens, shady pergolas and a profusion of colour as well as stunning panoramas of the island. A stroll through the Giardini di Augustus gives you panoramic views and also a visit to the Roman ruins of Villa Jovis is optional due to the terrain and is only for the surefooted!

    The holiday day by day
    Day one: Arrive on the Amalfi Coast
    You choose which flight to Naples you want to take and we will book it for you. Upon arrival in Naples, a private car transfer is arranged for you to take you to Ravello and the Palazzo Avino where you stay for three nights. The journey time is about 90 minutes. Bed and breakfast is included.
    Day two: Visit Ravello and Amalfi with Villa Cimbrone and Villa Rufolo
    We suggest that you take time today to explore Ravello and visit the delights of the Villa Cimbrone and the Villa Rufolo in Ravello. There will be plenty of time for taking it at your own pace, with free time for relaxation or exploring later.
    Day three: Optional visit to Pompeii
    We can arrange a private car transfer to take you to Pompeii for a half day excursion with a local guide when you are there, if you want. Otherwise the day is at leisure.
    Day four: Travel to Capri
    After breakfast you are transferred by car and hydrofoil to Capri and the Hotel Luna for the next four nights.
    Day five: Visit Villa San Michele Axel Munthe
    Today we suggest taking a taxi to Anacapri and the Villa San Michele Axel Munthe with its marvellous collection of ancient sculptures and artefacts, surrounded by amazing vegetation. Spend a little time afterwards exploring Anacapri itself.
    Day six: Morning walking tour of the Giardini di Augustus with optional visit to Villa Jovis
    This morning’s suggested tour is on foot to visit the Giardini di Augustus botanical gardens and a gentle walk to the Punta Tragara from where you can admire the Faraglioni rocks. For those who are fit and able walkers and happy to cope with the steps and uneven surfaces, an optional visit to the amazing site and Roman ruins of Villa Jovis is recommended.
    Day seven: At leisure in Capri
    A day at leisure for resting and relaxing at the hotel, a further stroll through the quaint streets to wonder at the abundant flowers or perhaps let us arrange a boat trip for you.
    Day eight: Return to London from Naples
    To avoid too early a start from Capri, we are recommending the 17.15 flight from Naples that arrives into Gatwick at 19.00 hrs. This gives you some time in the morning after breakfast for last minute pictures or shopping. You are taken from the hotel by car, hydrofoil and then car again to Naples.

    Dates and prices
    6 nights from about £1680 per person.
    Price will increase in high season and is also influenced by flight availability.
    Deposit payment
    £200 per person
    Supplements
    Hotel Luna, Capri double/twin with side sea view £43 per person per night, or double/twin with front sea view £76 per person per night.
    The Palazzo Avino has numerous other rooms at a supplement. Please ask us for details.

    We include
    • Flights with British Airways London Gatwick to Naples in Eurotraveller
    • Transportation by private car from Naples to Ravello.
    • Transportation from Ravello to Capri and from Capri port to hotel by cabrio, back from hotel to Naples.
    • Three nights’ bed and breakfast at the Hotel Palazzo Avino in a queen room with mountain view.
    • Four nights’ dinner, bed and breakfast at the Hotel Luna, Capri in a standard double or twin (no view).

    Palazzo Avino
    Ravello
    The Palazzo Avino (formerly Palazzo Sasso) is a 5 star, exquisite hotel that we have known and worked with since it opened. It enjoys a ‘perched’ position with magnificent sea views in a quiet street in Ravello, yet within easy walking distance of the gardens and the town centre. The hotel has a very good restaurant, swimming pool and sunbathing terraces. The rooms are luxurious in an understated way. Some face the ‘front’ of the hotel and have mountain view, others have side sea view and some have the full sea view.
    See more details on Palazzo Avino

    Hotel Luna

    Capri
    The Luna is a 4 star hotel with about 50 rooms in a central position in Capri town, yet situated within beautiful gardens of olives, palms and roses. Lounge, bar, sun terrace and swimming pool add to your comfort and the location makes it easy to stroll to shops and restaurants. We recommend an upgrade to a room with side sea view at least or even better, a full sea view.
    See more details on Hotel Luna

    Alternative travel arrangements
    If you want us to arrange flights on other dates allowing you more time in Italy before and/or after the holiday, if you want to fly into and out of a different airport or fly at different times to the ones suggested, if you want the use of a hire-car for your holiday or if you want to travel out and back by train instead of flying, all this is possible. Just discuss your travel plans with us and we will adjust the details and the price accordingly.

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