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Mediterranean Adventure: Positano, Como, Nice

Charinda Norkeaw

Charinda Norkeaw

11 Jan 2024

Embark on a 15-day journey through the stunning coastal towns of Positano, Como, and Nice. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the Amalfi Coast, explore the picturesque lakeside of Como, and indulge in the vibrant culture of Nice. Get ready for an unforgettable Mediterranean adventure!

Day 1Hidden Gems of Positano
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$88

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$ 7

Fiordo di Furore
Swimming & sunbathing in a dramatic, narrow cove with steep cliffs either side & an arched bridge.
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
$25
4 - 5 min

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Grotta dello Smeraldo
Boat tours are offered of this scenic grotto with stalactites, stalagmites & emerald green water.
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
$38
11 - 14 min

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Duomo di Amalfi
Cathedral renovated many times since the 9th century, with a crypt & an ornate 1800s facade.
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
$25
Day 2Walking the Path of Gods
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$0

This scenic walking path offers sweeping views of the Amalfi coast, Capri & beyond.
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Free
Day 3Ancient Ruins and Beach Bliss
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$50

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$ 7

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
13 - 16 min

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Stone Beach
Upscale lido on a pebble beach, with Mount Vesuvius views from the fine-dining restaurant terrace.
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
$13
66 - 80 min

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Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta
This storied church features a Byzantine icon of the Virgin Mary & was once part of a monastery.
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
$13
Day 4Castles and Beaches
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$50

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$ 4

Medieval Castle - Castellammare di Stabia
9th-century medieval castle with lush gardens & panoramic views of the gulf & Vesuvius.
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
$25
57 - 69 min

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Fornillo Beach
Intimate beach featuring crystalline waters & a bathhouse with lounge chairs & a restaurant.
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
$25
Day 5Exploring the Lattari Mountains
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$0

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

Budget breakdown: $456 In total

Activities & Food:$413
Transport:$43
Day 1Hidden Gems of Positano
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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 2Walking the Path of Gods
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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 3Ancient Ruins and Beach Bliss
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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 4Castles and Beaches
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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 5Exploring the Lattari Mountains
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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: $456 In total

Activities & Food:$413
Transport:$43
Day 1Hidden Gems of Positano
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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 2Walking the Path of Gods
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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 3Ancient Ruins and Beach Bliss
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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 4Castles and Beaches
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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 5Exploring the Lattari Mountains
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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: $456 In total

Activities & Food:$413
Transport:$43