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15 Days of Coastal Bliss and Cultural Delights

Charinda Norkeaw

Charinda Norkeaw

11 Jan 2024

Embark on a breathtaking journey through Positano, Como, and Nice, where you'll discover stunning beaches, historic landmarks, and vibrant art scenes. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the Amalfi Coast, explore the charming streets of Como, and indulge in the elegance of the French Riviera. Get ready for an unforgettable adventure filled with sun-soaked days, delectable cuisine, and unforgettable memories.

Day 1Exploring Positano's Hidden Gems
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$50

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$ 4

Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta
This storied church features a Byzantine icon of the Virgin Mary & was once part of a monastery.
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
$13
8 - 12 min

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Fornillo Beach
Intimate beach featuring crystalline waters & a bathhouse with lounge chairs & a restaurant.
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
$25
56 - 68 min

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Chiesa della Santissima Annunziata
14th-century Catholic church with Gothic architecture & a bell tower on a cliff overlooking the sea.
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
$13
Day 2Unveiling the Secrets of Stabiae
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$50

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$ 4

Scavi di Stabia - Villa San Marco
Roman site with excavated villas, artifacts & frescoes, at a resort buried in the AD 79 eruption.
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
$25
9 - 11 min

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Medieval Castle - Castellammare di Stabia
9th-century medieval castle with lush gardens & panoramic views of the gulf & Vesuvius.
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
$25
Day 3Conquering the Majestic Monti Lattari
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$25

Parco Regionale dei Monti Lattari
This mountainous, 160-sq-km regional park on a peninsula features nature trails & ocean views.
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Free
1 - 2 min

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Reggia Di Quisisana
Restored hotel property dating back to the 12th century, once used as a family villa & royal resort.
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
$25
Day 4Amalfi's Cathedral and Enchanting Fjord
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$63

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$ 7

Duomo di Amalfi
Cathedral renovated many times since the 9th century, with a crypt & an ornate 1800s facade.
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
$25
15 - 18 min

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Fiordo di Furore
Swimming & sunbathing in a dramatic, narrow cove with steep cliffs either side & an arched bridge.
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
$25
68 - 82 min

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Mulino Porta Castello
Abandoned grain mills are the highlight of this out-of-the-way destination in rustic surrounds.
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
$13
Day 5Journey to the Emerald Grotto and Path of Gods
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$38

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$ 4

Grotta dello Smeraldo
Boat tours are offered of this scenic grotto with stalactites, stalagmites & emerald green water.
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
$38
14 - 17 min

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This scenic walking path offers sweeping views of the Amalfi coast, Capri & beyond.
9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Free

Budget breakdown: $493 In total

Activities & Food:$450
Transport:$43
Day 1Exploring Positano's Hidden Gems
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$0

Alpe del Vicerè
Plateau with Lake Como panoramas, picnic spots & treetop rope trails, plus walking & cycling routes.
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Free
Day 2Unveiling the Secrets of Stabiae
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$50

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$ 10

Castello Baradello
Accessible by hiking, this restored historic watchtower offers sweeping views of the city & lake.
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Free
14 - 17 min

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Funicolare Como-Brunate (stazione a valle)
Views over Lake Como & surrounding mountains from a funicular railway, with trails at the top.
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
$13
27 - 33 min

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Faro Voltiano
Hilltop lighthouse & memorial to electrical pioneer Alessandro Volta, offering lake & Alps views.
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
$13
39 - 47 min

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Villa Erba
Ornate 19th-century lakeside villa in a park, with museum, plus a modern exhibition centre.
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
$25
Day 3Conquering the Majestic Monti Lattari
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$38

Villa del Balbianello
Fairytale villa built in 12th century much used by filmmakers including James Bond and Star Wars.
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
$38
Day 4Amalfi's Cathedral and Enchanting Fjord
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$50

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$ 4

Villa Carlotta
14-acres of landscaped gardens & a frieze of Alexander entering Babylon, commissioned by Napoleon.
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
$38
55 - 66 min

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Basilica di San Fedele
12th-century Romanesque church with a grand bell tower & a dramatic interior with a pipe organ.
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Free
11 - 16 min

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Tempio Voltiano
Museum dedicated to Alessandro Volta, a prominent scientist & the inventor of the electric battery.
12:30 PM - 1:15 PM
$13
Day 5Journey to the Emerald Grotto and Path of Gods
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$0

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$ 7

Parco Regionale Spina Verde
This hilly park features the ruins of a castle, archaeological areas, wetlands, springs & more.
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Free
25 - 30 min

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Basilica of Saint Abundius
Ancient, picturesque church with 2 bell towers, frescoes & arches lining multiple aisles.
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Free
5 - 6 min

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Saint Mary Assunta Cathedral
Imposing cathedral built over 3 centuries, with tapestries, art & frescoes in a palatial interior.
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Free

Budget breakdown: $493 In total

Activities & Food:$450
Transport:$43
Day 1Exploring Positano's Hidden Gems
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$13

Parc Phœnix
Botanical garden & zoo with huge tropical glasshouse, aviaries & habitats for otters & wallabies.
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
$13
Day 2Unveiling the Secrets of Stabiae
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$0

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$ 4

Cathédrale Saint-Nicolas de Nice
Byzantine-style place of Orthodox worship & gardens at the site of Tsarevich Nicholas' death.
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Free
12 - 15 min

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Place Masséna
Ornate 19th-century plaza lined with cafes & neoclassical buildings, host to many public events.
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Free
4 - 5 min

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Promenade du Paillon
Green space with diverse plants & trees, plus fountains, a play area for kids & a reflecting pool.
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Free
Day 3Conquering the Majestic Monti Lattari
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$25

Garden of Arenas Cimiez
This historic site features ruins of a Roman amphitheater that held up to 5,000 spectators.
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Free
3 - 4 min

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Musée Matisse
Set in an elegant 17th-century villa, this museum of Matisse paintings offers tours & a library.
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
$25
Day 4Amalfi's Cathedral and Enchanting Fjord
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$25

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$ 4

Marc Chagall National Museum
Museum dedicated to paintings & work in other media by Russian-born French artist Marc Chagall.
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
$25
10 - 12 min

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Jardin Albert 1er
19th-century public park with mature trees, lawns, pools, a bandstand & summer open-air theater.
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Free
Day 5Journey to the Emerald Grotto and Path of Gods
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$25

Modern and Contemporary Art Museum (MAMAC)
Modern towerlike building containing collections of avant-garde art from American & France.
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
$25
6 - 9 min

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Cathédrale Sainte-Réparate de Nice
Baroque cathedral housing paintings, 3 organs & altar with the remains of the martyred St Reparata.
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Free

Budget breakdown: $493 In total

Activities & Food:$450
Transport:$43