All-inclusive 5-day Christmas in Italy Vacation Package
The most authentic place to spend the holiday season, Italy starts the Christmas Season on December 8th with the Immaculate Conception and ends January 6th after the Epiphany. The cities and piazzas are decorated brilliantly with lights you will never forget. The festive markets add to the atmosphere with gifts ideas for all ages, with special emphasis on the "presepio", the Nativity scenes and the Holy Family in the stable. Bagpipe players perform on the streets starting eight days before Christmas, singing the most moving folk songs. Traditional feasts of the holiday season with special dishes and delicacies for most days. Christmas in Italy is intended to spend quality time with family and friends. Some businesses may close for 2 weeks or more. This trip is perfect for a family and friends to enjoy a traditional holiday and spend quality time. It is typical for this tour to be arranged in a private Villa to maximize enjoyment.
- Naples - City Lights, Culture and History
- Campania: Traditional Food Tastings
- Markets and Piazzas of Sorrento
- Salerno: Agritourism and Ancient Ruins
- Salerno: Vietri Sul Mar and Raito
- Chef 's Delight
- Itinerary varies on the actual days in which you book on or around the Holiday.
- All inclusive; Transportation, Lodging, Meals, Tickets, Tastings, and Tour Guides.
- Pricing is based on multiple occupancy and transportation for this tour.
- The holiday tour has a minimum of 6 people due to the private Villa aspect.
- Option to pay in installments with PAYPAL available.
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What You Can Expect
A well appointed and comfortable Villa to spend your holidays away from home. Walking tours of the Christmas villages in the region of Campania, shopping, delightful meals in the best local restaurants and meals on special days prepared at home. Cultural, historical, agritourism, and winery tours avaiable during this time period by special request.
Explore Naples and the Spirit of Christmas
The South of Italy is overflowing with Christmas traditions. Naples is the only city with a "Via San Gregorio Armeno". This street in Naples is filled with artisan shops and generations of experience in the hand made creation of the Nativity scene. It is a fascinating place and brings in people from all over the world to see the tradition. It is Christmas all year round. Enjoy a guided tour around the city as we explore the most beautifully decorated historical landmarks, and of course eat the best pizza.
Campania Traditional Food Tastings
You will visit the places in Naples and other parts of Campania to experience a taste of why the city is so famous for Italian food. Hot and crispy pastry made daily, fresh mozzarella, ricotta and local salami, hand-made pasta, and local wine from the soils of Mount Vesuvius.
Markets and Piazzas in Sorrento
Shopping, browsing, and preparing for the holidays. Visit Piazza Lauro, and Piazza Tasso, enjoy the dramatic views of the Mediterranean sea. This tour is lead by a native guide from Sorrento and includes the History of Sorrento, and select Cathedrals and Museums.
Salerno Agritourism and Ancient Ruins
Go where the water buffalo roam to experience the famous mozzarella making of Campania. Tour the Archaeological Park of Paestum, the temples are dedicated to Hera, the Queen of Olympus, and Athena, the goddess of wisdom and the arts.
Salerno: Vietri Sul Mar and Raito
Discover the finest ceramics sought after by many in the world. Explore the shops, the Cathedrals, and the museums. Travel to the hills of Raito for a special meal at a family owned agritourism and winery estate.
Chef 's Delight
On the special holidays, a chef will be appointed to your Villa to prepare traditional meals of the day. You are encouraged to join the cooking to learn first hand the special dishes for the holiday. Cooking and preparation can take weeks leading up to the holiday.
Campania Region: Naples, Sorrento, Salerno. Accommodations in Sorrento or Salerno for the holiday season. Sorrento is one of Italy's most famous towns in the Province of Naples near the Amalfi Coast. Placed on a perch high above the Mediterranean, it is like a balcony over the sea with incredible views.
Campania is one of the most inspiring and intriguing regions in Italy. Evidence of history from 1600 BC can be found in this region, from the first Greek settlers, to the Roman influence and rule. The terrain is comprised of majestic volcanoes, lush mountainside, sparkling sea, and limestone cliffs, decorated by the nature of the Mediterranean influences. Naples is the biggest and liveliest city in Campania. One of the most popular phrases heard from people around the world, is "Vedi Napoli e poi muori! — See Naples and die!" Since Naples was its own Kingdom until the end of the 19th century, being a Neapolitan is rooted in the hearts of the people, and their passion runs as deep for their city, as that of Vesuvius for the Siren Parthenope.