Encounter stunning scenery and vivid history from Naples to the Amalfi Coast, discovering legendary sites like Pompeii and the Roman villas of Capri and staying in the seaside gems of Sorrento and Positano.

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 Positano, along the Amalfi Coast  City of Naples with Mt. Vesuvius on the horizon Credit:  Francesco Baerhard  The delightful town of Sorrento  Mural in Pompeii  Room in Herculaneum with fresco decoration  Yachts in a harbor on Capri  Port on the island of Capri  The Amalfi Coast, Positano  Cliffside village of Positano  The town of Amalfi

Naples, Pompeii, and the Amalfi Coast: A Tailor-Made Journey to Southern Italy

8 days from $7,555

Encounter stunning scenery and vivid history from Naples to the Amalfi Coast, discovering legendary sites like Pompeii and the Roman villas of Capri and staying in the seaside gems of Sorrento and Positano.

Request a Tailor-Made Itinerary

or call 855-215-8690

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Grand Hotel Oriente

Naples, Italy

Set right in the historic heart of Naples, the Grand Hotel Oriente is just a short distance from the waterfront. Rooms are spacious, light and modern, with large, comfortable beds. The rooftop terrace, its distinguishing feature, offers panoramic views of the city, the Bay of Naples, and Mount Vesuvius in the distance. It has both indoor and outdoor seating, making it a scenic spot for a buffet breakfast or evening meal. Cuisine served is predominantly Mediterranean with Neapolitan classics, accompanied by a local wine list.

Number of nights: 1

Hilton Sorrento Palace

Sorrento, Italy

High on the hill above Sorrento, the Hilton Sorrento Palace has superb views while still being just a five-minute walk from the heart of the city. The Executive Floor, with its rooftop pool and restaurant, makes this an ideal choice for both families and couples. The hotel has all the convenience and comfort of the well-known brand, along with a healthy dose of local character. The lobby features floor-to-ceiling windows and an elegant leather seating area with a central fire pit. Rooms are bright and spacious, with spotless bathrooms and modern amenities. In the extensive grounds, you’ll find an array of activities for all ages, including two swimming pools, a tennis court, gym, and three great dining options.

Number of nights: 2

Villa Brunella

Capri, Italy

Built into the hillside overlooking the Marina Grande, the Villa Brunella is a real oasis of calm from the bustling streets of Capri. Once a private home, the Villa Brunella was converted into a boutique hotel in the 1970s. The small villa is surrounded by a lush gardens and terraces, and boasts fantastic sea views. Rooms are large and airy, appointed with antique furniture collected by the owner, Mr Vincenzo, on his travels. The restaurant, which some say is one of the best in the area, offers fantastic sea views and a typical Caprese menu.

Number of nights: 2

Hotel Covo dei Saraceni

Positano, Italy

The Covo dei Saraceni dates to the 19th century and balances elegance, an unrivalled seafront location, and first rate service. It is the result of one family’s dedication to maintaining the beauty of their town and home. Perched on a rock at the foot of town, and close enough to the water that you can hear the lapping of the waves from your balcony, the Covo dei Saraceni is one of two hotels in Positano with immediate beach access. The rooms are delightful, offering beautiful sea views. The beachfront restaurant and bar is a fantastic place to enjoy a meal and watch the world go by, and guests also have access to the rooftop pool. You can explore the town on foot as all the main sights are a short walk away.

Number of nights: 2

Tailor-Made Benefits

Smithsonian Archivist Circle membership. Benefits include:

  • Recognition in the Friends of the Smithsonian Honor Roll displayed electronically on the National Mall in the Membership Reception Center
  • Invitation to a special welcome tour for new members at a Smithsonian venue
  • A Smithsonian Institution annual engagement calendar with full color images of exceptional art and artifacts
  • A complimentary Smithsonian museum guidebook
  • Subscription to the award-winning magazine Smithsonian
  • 20% discount at Smithsonian Museum Stores, 10% discount at selected dining facilities, at SmithsonianStore.com, and Folkways Recordings
  • Special member rate for tickets to the Smithsonian's IMAX® theaters and Einstein Planetarium
  • Admission to Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in New York City
  • Weekday access to the Friends of the Smithsonian Reception Center

If you are already a member of the Archivist Circle or above, you will receive The Smithsonian's History of America in 101 Objects by Richard Kurin.

Reading List

Highly Recommended

The Italians
By: Hooper, John
DK Eyewitness Naples and the Amalfi Coast (Travel Guide)
By: DK Eyewitness
From Pompeii: The Afterlife of a Roman Town
By: Rowland, Ingrid D.
The Ancient Mediterranean
By: Grant, Michael

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Lonely Planet Italian Phrasebook & Dictionary 8
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The Ancient Shore: Dispatches from Naples
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La Bella Lingua: My Love Affair with Italian, the World's Most Enchanting Language
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BELLISSIMO The Authentic Amalfi Coast Recipes
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The Wonders of the Amalfi Coast: And Capri, Ischia, Naples, Pompeii, Sorrento (Italian Regions)
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Traveller's History of Italy
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The Fires of Vesuvius: Pompeii Lost and Found
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24x36 World Wall Map by Smithsonian Journeys - Tan Oceans Special Edition (24x36 Laminated)
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