Italy By Rail
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South of Naples lies the spectacular Amalfi coast, where mountains plunge into the sea, and the coastal road clings to the hillside. During your stay, you can visit nearby Pompeii and the romantic island of Capri. Positano, now very fashionable, is one of our favourite places. However, you will not go far wrong staying in any of the other towns along the coast.
Following the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79 Pompeii was buried by ash and pumice, preserving the city for centuries. Today it offers a unique glimpse into the everyday life of ancient Romans. You can explore well-preserved streets, houses, and public buildings, including the Forum, the Temple of Apollo, and the Villa of the Mysteries. The site’s highlight is the preserved bodies of the eruption victims, known as the Pompeii bodies. Frescoes, mosaics, and other artworks give visitors an insight into the culture and lifestyle of this once-thriving city.
Capri, a small island in the Gulf of Naples, attracts travellers through its stunning natural beauty, including the Blue Grotto, a sea cave with vibrant blue water, and the Faraglioni, three towering rock formations. The island’s many gardens are also well worth a visit.
Capri town is charming and picturesque, with narrow streets, designer boutiques, and upscale restaurants. It is also home to the iconic Piazzetta, a small square that’s a popular spot for people-watching.
The island has been a popular destination for celebrities, artists, and writers since the 19th century. It is the perfect place to experience the glamour of the Italian jet set while enjoying the natural beauty of the island.