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Mount Vesuvius

Mount Vesuvius

The only active volcano in Continental Europe, Mount Vesuvius is a popular destination for excursions, and offers a stunning panorama over the Naples bay, as well as a thrilling opportunity to look inside its crater. Infamous because it destroyed Pompeii 2 000 years ago, Vesuvius is now carefully controlled by geologists. An interesting choice can be visiting it in the morning - it's 20 minutes away from Naples - and then heading to the Pompeii archaeological site in the afternoon.
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Capri

Capri

With its stunning rock cliffs over a deep blue sea and its polished, upper-class gardens and villas, this beautiful island in front of the Sorrento bay has much to offer. Don't miss the Grotta Azzurra sea cave, in which a play of lights makes the water sparkle with an ethereal blue. Admire the elegant fin-de-siècle architecture of Villa Lysis and the sea view from the terrace, or visit the rocky beaches of Marina Grande and Spiaggia di Faro. Expect the island to be crowded in the summer.
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