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Gaeta and its surroundings

The small coastal town of Gaeta has become the perfect destination for those who want to experience Italy outside the route of mass tourism. Historically, Gaeta has been an important town from a political, cultural and religious point of view. Legend has it that Enea chose this land to bury his nurturer Cajeta, after which Gaeta was named. In more recent years Gaeta has had a crucial role in the unification of Italy. As a matter of fact it has been the last city under Bourbon rule to be annexed to the newly born Italian Reign in 1860-1861. Gaeta Taxi Service suggests taking the “Cajeta city tour” to discover all the historical, religious and artistic beauties of the “pearl of the Tyrrhenian sea.” In addition, if Gaeta is the home base for your vacation, take advantage of its strategic position halfway between Rome and Naples to do a different excursion every day. Add more “made in Italy” wanders to your trip and choose the itinerary that best satisfy your curiosity. Contact us and book your private chauffeur service!

Cajeta city tour

A complete itinerary that will let you discover the town treasures

Duration: 6 hours + transfer time from/to pick up/drop off location
First part

The tour begins from the Split Mountains from where you will overlook the beautiful Serapo beach. Legend has it that the mountain split when Christ breathed his last on the holy Cross. You can walk along one of the fissures of the mountain until you reach the small Chapel perched over the sea. On the way you will be able to admire the majolica on which is painted the Way of the Cross, and the hand print of the Turkish non-believer. After this you can visit first the Sanctuary of the Holy Trinity, a worship destination of many pilgrims, and than the Turkish Grotto, a safe hiding place for many pirates who used to board the ships passing through. On the top of the close Regional Park of Mount Orlando you can visit the Mausoleum of the Roman Consul Lucio Munazio Planco.

Second Part

You will be transferred to the Medieval part of the town, where you can walk in the characteristic alleys discovering beautiful views and columns and capitals nestled in the walls of private houses. In the old part of the town, called “Old Gaeta,” you can visit the majestic Church of Saint Francis, which seems to rise from the ground, the newly-restored Cathedral and the Church of the Annunciation with its marvelous Golden Chapel.

Third Part

Our driver will transfer you to the heart of Gaeta, the suggestive “Via Indipendenza,” a pedestrian road full of small artisan shops and surrounded by palaces standing one over the other. It represents the part of the town historically inhabited by seamen, in fact you can still see the daily fish market at the end of the street.

* Admission tickets to sights are not included.
* Personal assistant and private tour guide are available on request.

The Royal Palace of Caserta and Monte Cassino

An itinerary that will take you from the ostentation of a royal palace to the simplicity of a monastery.

Duration: 6 hours + transfer time from/to pick up/drop off location
Morning

Arrival in Caserta. Visit the Royal Palace, the world’s largest royal residence, where the Bourbons, one of the most important dynasties in Europe in the 17th century, lived and from where they governed during their reign. The palace was built by the famous architect Vanvitelli and today you can still see the luxurious royal apartments with the big painted halls and the sumptuous chandeliers. Outside you can take a walk through the beautiful English gardens and the Italian-style park with its many fountains and the astonishing Diana’s falls.

PAfternoon

After lunch you will reach Cassino for the visit of the Montecassino Abbey, the most ancient monastery in Italy, founded by Saint Benedict from Norcia in 529 A.D. Inside the abbey, besides the crypt, you can visit the historical museum which gathers historical evidences of the monastery art and the life over the years. The tour will continue to the nearby Polish Military Cemetery, where Polish solders who died during the Second World War in the area around Cassino are buried.
* Admission tickets to sights are not included.

Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast

An itinerary that will allow you to live all the beauty, the colors and the smells of the stretch of the most famous Italian coastline.

Duration: 8 hours + transfer time from/to pick up/drop off location
Morning

Il viaggio inizia dalla Penisola Sorrentina con attraversamento di paesi caratteristici come Vico Equense e Meta, fino ad arrivare a Sorrento. Passeggiata libera nella cittadina e per pranzo puoi scegliere di fare uno spuntino veloce nelle caratteristiche rosticcerie o di assaporare le prelibatezze della zona in uno dei ristoranti tipici della costiera.

Afternoon

Our driver will take you to Positano travelling on the “Amalfi Drive,” a road that connects the Sorrentine Peninsula to the Amalfi Coast. On the way you will see the many orange groves, vinyards and lemon groves, typical of the area, where they grow the tasteful and juicy lemons for “limoncello.” *
Arrival in Positano. Our driver will stop at a belvedere overlooking the colorful town streets, to let you take postcard-like pictures and then he will take you down to the heart of Positano for a pleasant walk along the narrow alleys.
After Positano the tour continues by driving the only panoramic route that leads to Amalfi. Besides the breathtaking view embraced by the green of the mountains and the blue of the sea, you will stop on the way to take a look at the unexpected fjord of Furore. Once in Amalfi you can walk around tasting the real Italian gelato and visiting the beautiful Dome, chosen every year by hundreds of couples from around the world to celebrate their wedding

The last stop will be Ravello, also known as “the world’s most beautiful terrace,” thanks to its dominating position over the coast. Ravello has always been an inspiration for artists from all over the world, from the German compositor Wagner to the English painter Turner.

* Upon request we can book for you a visit of a local farmhouse, where they make homemade limoncello, lemon marmalade and many other lemon-based products. They will show you how they make limoncello and they will guide you for a walk into the grove surrounded by the intoxicating smell of the lemon trees

* Admission tickets to sights are not included.
* SPersonal assistant and private tour guide are available on request.

Sperlonga and Terracina

An itinerary that will show you the Ulysses Riviera when it belonged to the ancient Romans.

Duration: 5 hours + transfer time from/to pick up/drop off location
Morning

On the way to Sperlonga, there will be a stop at the “Tiberius Villa,” which dates to the 1st century BC, and to the Grotto and the nearby National Archeological Museum. Here you will see many marble sculptures found when the villa was excavated. The sculptures tell the story of Ulysses that landed here giving the name to the coastline, today known as “The Ulysses Riviera”. You will then continue until the white town of Sperlonga, where you can take a relaxing walk and discover traditional artisan shops, the watchtowers and the belvedere, which will offer you a magnificent view.

Afternoon

You will then be transferred to the Mount of Saint Angel, in Terracina, where the Temple of Jupiter Anxur – the young Jupiter, was built in the 1st century A.D. From the temple you will have a beautiful panoramic view over the sea and on the hinterland. Thanks to this wide view the Romans used the temple also as a military base and a watchtower to protect the underlying town and main road, the “Appia,” which led to Rome. The tour will continue with the visit of the Cathedral and the old part of Terracina.

* Admission tickets to sights are not included.

* SPersonal assistant and private tour guide are available on request.

Napoli City Tour

This itinerary is a mixture of the folklore, the art, the superstitions and the food that characterizes the Parthenopean city.

Duration: 5 hours + transfer time from/to pick up/drop off location
Morning

The excursion begins with a panoramic tour towards “Piazza Garibaldi,” where we will stop at a traditional bakery to taste the famous “sfogliatella,” one of the most loved ricotta cakes of true Neapolitans. Then our driver will drive through the main boulevard “Corso Umberto I” to take you to the beautiful “Piazza del Plebiscito.” There you will take a nice walk around and easily reach “Piazza Municipio” and the “Galleria Umberto I.” You can visit the “Maschio Angioino,” a medieval castel located in front of piazza Municipio and the neo-classical and baroque “Palazzo Reale,” the royal palace which was one of the residence of the Bourbon King until 1860 (when Naples was annexed to the new born Reign of Italy).
You will then be transferred near “Castel dell’Ovo,” the most ancient castle of the city, where you can enjoy a tasteful lunch in a typical pizzeria.

Afternoon

After lunch, the tour will continue in “Piazza San Gaetano” to visit the suggestive “Napoli Sotterranea”, which hides another lively city underground, and the “Teatro Greco-Romano” in the old part of the city.

* Admission tickets to sights are not included.

* SPersonal assistant and private tour guide are available on request.

Roma City Tour

A tour that will allow you to see the very best of the Ethernal city, in a journey starting from the ancient to the modern Rome.

Duration: 5 hours + transfer time from/to pick up/drop off location
Morning

The tour starts from Venezia Square for a nice walk through the Imperial Fora towards the Colosseum, the worldwide known symbol of the Roman Empire. The driver will wait for you by the Arch of Constantine to take you to the Spanish Steps and the Trevi Fountain. After lunch you will visit the Pantheon and take a walk to Piazza Navona Square, in the very heart of the city.

Afternoon

You will be transferred to the Vatican City for a free walk in St. Peter Square and a visit of the majestic Basilica.

* Admission tickets to sights are not included.

* SPersonal assistant and private tour guide are available on request.

Sermoneta, Garden of Ninfa, Piana delle Orme Museum

An itinerary in the heart of Lazio region, discovering the most hidden and unexpected treasures of this area.

Duration: 8 hours + transfer time from/to pick up/drop off location
Morning

Arrival in Sermoneta, 80 kms from Gaeta, and visit of the majestic Medieval Castle. Visitors can walk through the court bedrooms, called “camere pinte – painted rooms” for the many paintings dating back to 1400, which cover all the walls. You can also visit the stalls, the cellars and the dungeons where you can still see the graffiti of the prisoners. At a close distance to Sermoneta, you will visit the Natural Monument of Ninfa, a beautiful garden built over the Medieval ruins of the town, which is perfectly maintained and has been classified by the New York Times as one of the most romantic gardens in the world. Each season, the colors and the smells of the flowers and plants donate a magical atmosphere to the garden which is difficult to describe, yet so easy to fall in love with.*

Afternoon

You will be transferred to the Museum of Piana delle Orme, near Latina. It is at the same time a themed park and an open-air museum of the 20th century. It was born from the private collection of a family of farmers, who still owns the management of the museum. There are many themes itineraries to follow: from the “war path,” which encloses weapons and tools from the Second World War, to the “agricultural path,” which retraces the transformation of the area from an unlivable swampland to a rich and fertile farmland.

* Online booking is mandatory for the Garden of Ninfa. You can ask you travel agent or, alternatively, we can suggest you a reliable one.

* Admission tickets to sights are not included.

* SPersonal assistant and private tour guide are available on request.

 

All our suggested tours can be 100% personalized based on how much time you have to spend in the city and what you really want to see. Do not hesitate to contact us, we will plan the most suitable excursion for you!

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