Italy is all about baroque statues, mouthwatering cuisine and quaint beachside havens. On this week-long twin-centre retreat, you’ll have the perfect balance – staying first in the city and then onto the Bay of Naples in southwestern Italy with its sandy/pebble beaches. Your Italian holiday will include transfers and train ride so you’ll have the unique chance to thunder towards the coast.
You’ll begin your fantastic break at the four-star ARS Hotel. This beautiful historic villa is located in Rome’s Monte Sacro district, just a 20 minute bus ride from Termini Railway Station. After an exciting day taking in Rome’s ancient sights, jaw-dropping architecture and world-class shopping you’ll be able to relax in your spacious room, unwind in the garden terrace or enjoy a Campari in the bar.
After exploring Rome, you’ll take our unforgettable train ride to Sorrento, where you’ll stay in the elegant Mar Hotel Alimuri. The hotel is surrounded by craggy cliffs overlooking the Bay of Naples, away from the madding crowd but only a few steps from a private beach, the famous fishing village of the Sorrento Peninsula, which offers the dark Vesuvius sand beaches. 90% of rooms have sea views while the sauna and indoor swimming pool offer the perfect place to relax.
Sorrento is also the quaint gateway to the archaeological wonders of Pompeii. A ghostly scene of everyday life frozen in time below Mount Vesuvius as nature’s eternal tomb.