Vesuvius Express

Let us take you in a journey through Time, Beauty and Taste. Among both the World famous and the hidden pearls of Southern Italy, we will accompany you in places that are not for everyone and have been synonymous of luxury and opulence, glitz and Royal pageantry for some 25 centuries.

You will live a five senses experience that will change your life forever exciting your taste, your sight, your smell, your hearing and your touch, and leaving you under an everlasting spell and it will be like falling in love forever.

Napoli

Naples is one of the largest and most enchanting cities of art in the Mediterranean. Capital of the Campania region is, by size, the third Italian municipality after Rome and Milan. The city dominates the homonymous gulf, which extends from the Sorrento peninsula to the volcanic area of the Phlegraean Fields and offers a very suggestive view, with the imposing volcano Vesuvius and, in the distance, three magnificent islands – Capri, Ischia and Procida – which they look like little jewels born from the sea. In addition to its splendid landscapes, Naples also owes its well-deserved fame to the charm of a historic center that tells 2500 years of history and was included in 1995 in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Naples is a city where the historical and archaeological stratifications of the itineraries of visit completely particular and enchanting.
The daily and artistic life winds through the streets and its neighborhoods teeming with life and monuments, from Sanità and the Spanish quarters, in the 16th century, a popular area rich in colors and folklore.

Taking the arterial road called “Spaccanapoli” (because it divides the ancient city in two), visitors move from the Church of Gesù Nuovo, passing through the Basilica of San Domenico Maggiore from the Angevin period and, going up Via Duomo, to the magnificent Cathedral.
A second route from Piazza Bellini, a place of literary cafes, follows the medieval arcades of the palace of Filippo d’Angiò in Via Tribunali and reaches up to Castel Capuano. Castles that dominate Naples together with Castel Sant’Elmo, Castello dell’Ovo and the fortress-palace of Castel Nuovo, also called “the Maschio Angioino”, built under the reign of Charles I of Anjou.

The intense cultural life of this capital is the history of university students, musicians, pizza and good company

Caserta

The city of Caserta is mostly known because of its imposing Royal Palace, called Italian Versailles, that together with Royal Belvedere of San Leucio and the Caroline aqueduct, was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997.

The city has really ancient origin, since it was erected by Sanniti around 423 BC who gave it the name of ‘Calatia’.
During the middle age, the city has been held by several important families such as Acquaviva, Della Ratta and Sanseverino who built some of the most beautiful monument of Caserta just like Palace of Acquaviva and the cathedral of Caserta. The urban core shaped around the main tower of the city that nowadays is included in ‘Palazzo della Prefettura’ in Vanvitelli square keeps on being the current city center.

It was when the last heir of Acquaviva was forced to sell the city of Caserta and its territories to the Bourbon of Napels that Caserta reached its highest splendor. As a matter of fact, the Bourbon King Charles III chose this city to give rise to his royal palace, meant to be the most beautiful, stately and magnificent palace of Europe. Charles III committed the building of the palace to the architect Luigi Vanvitelli who drown down not only the royal palace and its magnificent gardens but also a huge aqueduct, called acquedotto Carolino after the king Charles III, which brought water for waterfalls and fountains of Royal Palace’s gardens for over 38 kilometers. Later, on the end of 18th century, King Ferdinand IV of Bourbon built another Royal residence in San Leucio, now small town close to Caserta, called ‘Palazzo del belvedere’ (viewpoint palace) since you can see a wonderful view of Caserta and the Gulf of Naples. Palazzo del Belvedere is linked to a silk manufactory producing magnificent silk products that will be spread all around the world, in fact even now San Leucio silk can be seen inside Palazzo del Quirinale, the white house and Buckingham palace.  For these reasons, during the end of 19th and 20th centuries, Caserta was a city revolving around the Royal palace.