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Italy, perfect for those who enjoy the arts, great cuisine, beautiful architecture, breathtaking landscapes, and phenomenal beaches. This incredibly historic landmark has it all. ------ This trip was originally created around a client's preferences, and was not a cookie-cutter trip. We tailored this package around meeting their expectations. ------ This ...Read Full Description
- Amalfi Coast, Italy; Capri, Italy; Florence, Italy; La Spezia, Italy; Naples, Italy; Rome, Italy; Tuscany, Italy; Venice, Italy
- Trip Length:
- 16 days
- Price Range:
- From $2000 to $10000 (Lexicon always searches for the best price-- low or shoulder season will save you a lot of money. ) per person See what this includes and what this excludes
- Best Time to Go:
- Any time.
- Recommended for:
Children (9 - 11)
Children (12 - 14)
Children (15 - 17)
Adults (25 - 29)
Adults (30 - 39)
Adults (40 - 64)
Family with kids, Married
Culinary Tour, Honeymoon, Romantic Getaway
Detailed Trip Description
Italy, perfect for those who enjoy the arts, great cuisine, beautiful architecture, breathtaking landscapes, and phenomenal beaches. This incredibly historic landmark has it all. ------ This trip was originally created around a client's preferences, and was not a cookie-cutter trip. We tailored this package around meeting their expectations. ------ This trip begins in the North and ends in the South. Venice or Milan will kick off your fantastic journey. ---- After a night or 2 in either Venice or Milan (add Lake Como to the itinerary if its Milan you select), you will take a short trip to the rugged portion of the Italian Riviera called Cinque Terre. ------ Your next destination will sooth your soul - Tuscany and Florence: home of world-renowned artist Michelangelo. Relax under the country skies while enjoying some Affettati Misti. After all, you’ll need something to go with that great glass of Chianti. ------ Quick train ride will get you to marvelous Rome - truly a dream destination of almost every world traveler. I recommend at least 3 days - No need to be a history buff to enjoy everything this city has to offer. ------ Take a quick train ride over to the Naples port to catch a hydrofoil over to Capri Island, a must see. You will relish in the glory of the Sorrentine Peninsula from your balcony located in the cliffs above the Tragara Promenade. ------ Rounding out your trip, a hydrofoil will drop you off at your beautiful Amalfi Coast destination. The locals have a saying, “This is where God takes his vacations.” ------ Your last nights will be spent in Naples, an exciting escape for any history buff. The city has witnessed the rise and fall of numerous civilizations, each leaving traces in the art and architecture of the area.
Venice - Venice
Lord Byron called Venice (Venezia) "a fairy city of the heart." La Serenissima, "The Most Serene," -
Start your trip off like a true Italian tourist, with a canal ride in venice.
Enjoy the Floating City and its marvelous and unique architecture. Stop by for some scrumptious Venetian cuisine such as: bussolai or fregolotta. Observe the wondrous Piazza San Marco while sipping on an Espresso from Caffe Florian. Shop at the Rialto for some authentic Italian jewelry or scrounge around the city for boutique luxury shops.
Food and Dining
Algiubagio Restaurant is a premiere restaurant of the locals and the visitors and is located in Venezia region of Italy. The venue offers excellent service to the guests and can be reserved for different occasions of the guests like weddings etc.
"Exactly what you would expect in a place like Venice, Great food, wine and atmosphere."
Enjoy Venice with a view.
Old is new again in Venice. And by old, think 14th century at this absolutely opulent slice of Venice's past glory. Located on Riva degli Schiavoni, Hotel Danieli will capture your beating heart.
Enjoy a Full Breakfast for each Guest Daily at Terrazza Danieli Restaurant | $75 Food and Beverage Credit towards Lunch or Dinner at Terrazza Danieli, Once During Stay | UPGRADE ROOM CATEGORY | all COMPLIMENTARY when booking though Lexicon.
A mix of low-end trinket stores and middle-market-to-upscale boutiques line the narrow zigzagging Mercerie running north between Piazza San Marco and the Rialto Bridge. More expensive clothing and gift boutiques make for great window-shopping on Calle Larga XXII Marzo, the wide street that begins west of Piazza San Marco and wends its way to the expansive Campo Santo Stefano near the Accademia. The narrow Frezzeria, also west of the piazza and not far from Piazza San Marco, offers a grab bag of bars, souvenir shops, and tony clothing stores.
There are two rules of thumb for shopping in Venice: If you have the good fortune of continuing on to Florence or Rome, shop for clothing, leather goods, and accessories with prudence in Venice, because most items are more expensive here. If, however, you happen to find something that strikes you, consider it twice on the spot (not back at your hotel), and then buy it. In this web of alleys, you may never find that shop again.
Another hotel choice that will certainly not disappoint.
Perched on an island off the coast of Venice, luxurious Hilton Molino Stucky offers jaw-dropping views of the romantic Italian city with its twisted streets and stripey-shirted gondoliers.
Enjoy a Welcome cocktail and late check-out COMPLIMENTARY when booking though Lexicon.
Cinque Terre - La Spezia
Strung along the serrated cliffs between Levanto and La Spezia, the Cinque Terre is one of Italy’s treasures.
Enjoy a scenic route from the luxury of your window seat on a train from Northern Italy to the Italian Riviera.
From La Speiza you will take a local train for a short trip to one of the 5 villages of Cinque Terre.
Cinque Terre Villages:
Monterosso al Mare,
The coastline, the five villages, and the surrounding hillsides are all part of the Cinque Terre National Park and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
You can not go wrong with any of the villages, just based on preference.
Some of my favorite hotel options are below in Cinque Terre
Bed & Breakfast
Vernazza has no car traffic and remains one of the best examples of a "fishing village" on the Italian Riviera.
Vernazza's name is derived from the Latin meaning "native" which is apparent throughout the region. It has an enchanting mystique that draws you in with a silent appeal. Pristine Italy in its original form. ----
Stay at the wonderful La Mala Hotel. La MALA is a simple place, with its minimalist style taking advantage of the beauty that surrounds.
Specifically.. its an antique Ligurian house converted into elegant and comfortable rooms with breathtaking views. Halfway between the sea and the sky, near the village square, with it's natural stone terrace, LA MALA' will be your elegant and peaceful getaway for an unforgettable vacation.
Book early, and get Room 31 and you are in for a real treat.
Food and Dining
Gambero Rosso, Vernazza ----
Challenge your taste buds, you wont regret it.
Right above Vernazza's small beach, next to the colorful fishing boats pulled up onto the slipway, this is one of the very few Cinque Terre waterside restaurants to maintain high culinary standards despite the tourist onslaught.
The seafood practically lands on your plate from the sea and is prepared with a minimum of fuss in antipasti like moscardini (baby octopus) with crostini, or the marvelous paccheri al Gambero Rosso—short pasta tubes cooked al dente and dressed with a sauce of red mullet, herbs, and spices.
Bed & Breakfast
Monterosso, the largest village in the Cinque Terre, has the best beaches and the most wine shops, artisan shops, hotels and restaurants. The lush vegetation, the beautiful beaches, the vertical cliffs and the crystalline water make this village one of the most inviting places in the Ligurian Riviera. ----
Hotel Porta Roca gives you a great feel for the coast. Nestled in incomparable scenery Hotel Porta Roca gives our guests the impression of sailing above by the sea accompanied by fragrant flowers and the sounds of birds chirping. It is surrounded by the pristine nature of the Cinque Terre and its lush Mediterranean vegetation overlooking the bay of Monterosso.
This view of crystal clear waters and sheer cliffs makes it a paradise beyond compare.
The footpath, marked in white and red, leaves from the eastern part of the old town of Monterosso. Take the small pedestrian road leading to the Hotel Porto Roca. The path begins with a long staircase crossing vineyards and citrus orchards. The footpath continues flat, but in some parts it is very narrow and without protection on the side of sea. Some parts are broad and peaceful, and you can always enjoy a wonderful panorama over the sea. The vegetation is very various, you will find evergreen oaks, arboreal heather, broom, juniper. The footpath passes on an antique stone-bridge, which is really worth a picture. When the trail begins to go down, the view of Vernazza is really breathless. The path continues to go down among olive trees and cultivated fields, then it enters into the town along the small lanes and ends in the small harbour of Vernazza.
Food and Dining
Ristorante Belforte was born about 45 years ago. Since always has been runned by local families and has been known for its incredible location overlooking the sea. Known for its easy cooking, made of local products and the most famous ligurian recipes.
The Belforte became the place where culture and moonlight dinners met. Eating and talks twisted for the pleasure of people coming from outside to visit Middle-Age watching tower terraces.
Bed & Breakfast
One of the most colorful places on earth. The village of Manarola is perched on a black rocky promontory surrounded by vines. In the upper side of the village is Manarola’s most interesting monument: the gothic church of San Lorenzo dating back to the 14th century. The “Love Walk”, a scenic footpath dug out of the cliff wall that links Manarola with Riomaggiore, starts here ----
Hotel La Torretta is an amazing location to set base- inquire early, this place goes fast. Remarkable location. Such a special place it has its own poem:
If you want to feel pampered in a special dream,
if you want a corner rich in charme,
if you want to feel at home,
and if you want to feel your very best in a world,
that is extraordinary and unique,
Than welcome! Every stay will become
a return to your most magical home.
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Food and Dining
Ristorante Cappun Magru Di Bordoni Maurizio, Manarola ----
The hamlet of Groppo is just a scatter of houses high up on the hill behind Manarola, but it's here, in two rooms of a converted private house, that you'll find the best restaurant in the Cinque Terre. Chef Maurizio Bordoni is passionate about the local peasant cuisine, which has always been equally balanced between land and sea. This is reflected in the binary menu, which offers two routes through the meal: The menu di terra might kick off with a humble but delicious focaccina, sprinkled with grains of sea salt and filled with local testa in cassetta salame and red pepper purée, and continue with stuffed leg of rabbit in pine-nut and lemon sauce.
Open Wednesdays through Saturdays for dinner only, Sundays for lunch and dinner.
Florence - Florence
A city-size shrine to the Renaissance, Florence offers a look at the richest cultural flowering the world has known.
A spectacular 2 hour train ride - that will make you wish it was longer - will get you into Florence departing La Speiza throughout the day. However, any regrets of a longer train ride will fall by the waist side when you arrive in Firenze. "Architecture cannot be understood without some knowledge of the society it serves. " - Sir Hugh Maxwell Casson - Florence sits in a unique place, and blends perfectly in with its surroundings. Whether you stay in Tuscany or in Florence, plan on devoting at least one complete day to the location you do not choose to stay at. Of course, you can always stay at multiple hotels.
Whether you set base in Florence or not, you will have plenty of time to explore everything. The land of great food and even better wine. Taste it all, from the pecorino to truffles to basil to gelato, this is the time to take advantage of Italian cuisine.
Italy’s most visited gardens (and its best ice-cream parlor), idyllic strolls on balmy summer evenings, a broad range of specialty shopping, sweeping views over majestic cityscapes, eating experiences that range from historic cafés to the country’s most highly rated restaurants, and the kind of seductive and romantic pleasures that somehow only Italy knows how to provide.
Il Salviatino, offers style savvy travelers a luxe retreat combining the glamour of days gone by with a fresh, relaxed and modern approach. Set within the sloping hills of Fiesole, yet only moments from the city of Florence, Il Salviatino offers a unique setting for lovers of Tuscany.
Enjoy a 60 Minute Spa Treatment, per Person, per Stay | VIP Welcome Amenities and Services | Upgrade | Late Check-Out, 4:00PM | Full or American Breakfast for each Guest Daily --Complimentary when booking though Lexicon.
Food and Dining
Buca dell’Orafo ----
This intimate restaurant is helmed by Giordano Monni, who selects ingredients at the nearby San Lorenzo market. Try the chittarini, angel-hair pasta with porcini mushrooms.
A buca is a cellar joint with half a dozen crowded tables serving good, basic Florentine fare. A few locals come here every night, but Orafo's years in the guidebooks have made Americans its primary customers -- Florentines aren't willing to give this place up yet, though, and you can still find it packed with locals if you reserve a late seating. However, the heavy tourism has jacked its prices above what you'd expect for peasant food. That food is still very well prepared, however, and the location can't be beat. You can't go wrong with the thick ribollita.
Piazza della Signoria is one of the two most important centers of attractions in Florence, along with the Piazza del Duomo. Many visitors come to love this particular square and the cluster of excellent attractions found here, finding ourselves wondering back Piazza della Signoria mulitple times during their trips to Florence.
This 19th century piazza has undoubtedly the best panoramic view of Florence. The square is decorated with copies of Michelangelo's sculptures, but it's the view people come here to see.
Food and Dining
Opening on New Year's Eve, 2008, Enoteca Pitti Gola e Cantina represents a dream that former employees Edoardo, Manuele and Zeno realized when they purchased the Enoteca from it’s owners.
These unique men's devotion and passion for wine fuel the Enoteca. The wines filling the bookshelves represent the finest, hand selected according to rigid standards.
Only serving what they themselves would drink, they focus on small production, handcrafted wines. Only the best Tuscan producers, often unknown and family owned, make the cut.
For a true Tuscan experience the wines are served by the glass, accompanied by interesting notions about the vintage.
Tuscany - Tuscany
Tuscany, like a fine wine, has been some time in the making... From the Etruscans to the Romans to the Renaissance -
Visitors to Tuscany come for many reasons. Many come in search of fine art, others to explore the extraordinary countryside. Gourmets and wine buffs descend on Tuscany to enjoy the simple yet wonderful cuisine and wine. Walkers enjoy the mountain paths, cyclists the rolling hills, summer vacationers the sea coast and islands. Students come to learn the beautiful Italian language and culture.
There is a lot to see and do in Tuscany, the difficulty is really where to start. Certainly most should start with Florence, then continue on to Siena and Pisa.
Covering the area between Florence and Siena, Chianti is a little world of breathtaking landscapes, walled medieval towns and picturesque villages. ----
The Castello del Nero romantic hotel in Italy is right in the heart of this wonderful region which is also known for its delicious cuisine created from a palette of fresh and intense flavours.
At the heart of Renaissance Italy, Castello del Nero Boutique Hotel and Spa provides pastoral relaxation in scenic solitude. The elegantly restored facilities are flush with amenities. Explore the vineyard and olive groves, then take off on horseback. Tuscany, the land of Renaissance art, leaning towers, and white truffles.
Food and Dining
The wine bar-restaurant, Gallo Nero, is found in the charming town of Greve in Chianti, just off the main square, Piazza Matteoti, in the heart of the world famous Tuscan area renowned for its fine wines, not by chance known as the “ wine road “, due to the centuries old association with the production of the best Chianti wine.
The Gallo Nero has ample parking space for clients; originally the location was a rest stop for travelers and still today it offers passers- by a perfect location for a meal, perhaps before continuing on to visit the beautiful surrounding countryside.
Here, in a traditional but charming and stylish ambience, you can chose from typical Tuscan dishes, appetizing starters, toasted breads and individually selected cuts of meat, cooked on the open wood fire, naturally all accompanied by the best wine Chianti has to offer.
Siena is probably Italy's loveliest medieval city, and a trip worth making even if you are in Florence and Tuscany for just a few days. Siena's heart is its central piazza known as Il Campo and world-reknown for its famous Palio, a festival and horse race that takes place on the piazza itself two times each summer. ----
Castel Monastero, once a medieval village and monastery, is now a true Tuscan retreat. Surrounded by the stunning Tuscan countryside and vineyards, just 14 miles from Siena, it features 75 guestrooms and one villa which exude a feeling of simple refinement and pure elegance, in a contemporary rustic chic style.
Enjoy Three (3) Course Lunch for two, Once During Stay, Including Selected Wines | Welcome Castello di Monastero Wine | PGRADE ROOM CATEGORY | Early Check-In, Late Check-Out | Breakfast for each Guest Daily at Contrada - COMPLIMENTARY when booking though Lexicon.
Food and Dining
Osteria Le Logge, Siena ---- Though it calls itself a humble osteria, this is really more of a gourmet restaurant that likes to dress down. It's extraordinary that food this good is served within hopping distance of Piazza del Campo; curious, too, that the host, Gianni Brunelli, is a former extreme-left rabble-rouser and union organizer (check out the photo of him with Fidel Castro in the dining room). Since then he's added restaurateur, contemporary art buff (you can admire part of his collection on the walls), and Brunello di Montalcino wine producer to his list of achievements.
**Warning: Gianni’s (owner) social and political views are in full display and may not appeal to everyone
Food and Dining
The Taverna of San Giuseppe is an exclusive and authentic restaurant. The typically tuscan location dates back to 1100 - and is situated in the heart of the historic centre of Siena - 400 metres from the famous 'Piazza del Campo'.
Marco -the owner- of many years of professional restauranteur experience,has created an ambience offering courtesy and quality to his clients - who generally not only stop for a meal,but also to savour the genuine food and wine which Tuscany has to offer - with the splash of creativity and talent typical of his versatile character.
You've thought a lot about your Tuscan vacation, but maybe you didn't know about Tuscany's fine beaches. In the area of northern Tuscany called Versilia, there is a line of beaches extending from the Bocca di Magra almost to the Arno that Italians flock to in Summer. ----
Il Bottaccio Di Montignoso is located at the foot of the green hills of Tuscany and the golden beaches of Forte dei Marmi, this 17th century old oil mill is now an elegant country inn. Its eight exclusive suites provide the perfect, harmonious setting to enjoy the delights of Versilia, so beloved by artists. With its unique collection of furniture and paintings and the subtle flavours of the cuisine, Il Bottaccio evokes a world of sensations and emotions. The spa and the indoor pool, the sunny, Mediterranean cuisine combining the flavours of the mountains with the aromas of the sea, the wine and the grappa treasures found in the cellar elegantly round off Il Bottaccio’s offering.
A sea town and comune in the province of Lucca, in northern Tuscany (Italy). It is the birthplace of Paola Ruffo di Calabria, Queen of the Belgians.
"Fort of the marbles". The town takes its name from the fortress that rises in the middle of the main square, built under Grand Duke Peter Leopold
Along the northern Tuscany coast between the Marinas of Ronci and Pietrasanta, in an area known as Versilia. Forte dei Marmi is known for its clean, sandy beaches. ----
One of the most immaculate hotels in Tuscany, Principe Forte Dei Marmi is absolutely perfect. Here on the Tuscan Riveria, Principe Forte Dei Marmi benefits from an environment that touches the soul. As an added bonus, the architect seems to have been set on evoking that very same feeling.
Food and Dining
Ristorante Lorenzo, Forte dei Marmi ----
In a famous and fascinating Versilia, Forte dei Marmi on the prestigious Via Carducci, in existence for over 30 years a focal point for gourmet lovers where, over time a restaurant has been transformed into a fine restaurant, winning accolades from an early age and growing gradually in the ratings of the critics, the public and most prestigious food guides since 1984. The owner, Lorenzo Viani and her daughter Chiara, heirs of a family of hoteliers and great grandchildren of the same name Impressionist Lorenzo Viani, were able to give the now well-known local, class, elegance and good taste together with impeccable service in a unique ambiance .
Rome - Rome
If Rome is the Eternal City, it is also a city with no end of ruins. For the true flavor of Rome, make time to linger over a glass of Chianti wine.
A short and peaceful ride from Florence to Rome for your next destination. It may no longer be caput mundi (capital of the world), but Rome is an epic, bubbling-over metropolis harbouring lost empires. One visit and you’ll be hooked. Rome has a glorious monumentality that it wears without reverence.
Modern and old, past and present go side by side, all the time.
Whether you are in Rome for 3 days, 3 weeks or 3 months, be prepared to step into the world’s biggest open air museum. You can decide to follow the typical tourist paths or you can be luck or brave enough to go off the usual tracks. One way or the other, Rome will seduce you and it will hardly leave you indifferent.
Food and Dining
As the name implies, in our restaurant you can taste many specialties of Calabria, with a varied menu and appropriate to each season, with particular attention to the typical and famous Calabrian salami, The 'nduja
All dishes, from appetizers and not typical, fresh homemade pasta, meat, fish, vegetables, desserts, etc. are prepared with great care, imagination and creativity, served by friendly and knowledgeable staff, always careful to satisfy the customer and his appetite.
Sumptuously luxurious, The St. Regis Rome was named to Condé Nast Traveler’s 2011 Gold List due to its unsurpassed setting and amenities. Opulent interiors and an austere façade add to the seductive atmosphere of this landmark hotel.
Enjoy Breakfast for two Daily | Lunch for two, Once During Stay. Excludes Beverages | UPGRADE TO NEXT ROOM CATEGORY | COMPLIMENTARY when booking though Lexicon.
Historical and Educational Tours
The archaeological remains of ancient Roman houses uncovered beneath Palazzo Valentini are now on permanent display, adding to Rome’s already rich historical and artistic heritage.
A team of art historians, archaeologists and architects, all working for the Provincial Administration, worked on a project to research, restore and put these excavations on public display. The results are of exceptional significance, revealing an area that was of great importance in Roman times and which can help piece together the ancient and medieval topography of Rome.
These houses, "domus" in Latin, belonged to patrician families, maybe even senators, of the imperial era. Mosaics, decorated walls, polychrome floors, streets and other findings have been made into a fascinating journey through time by Piero Angela and a team of technicians and experts, including Paco Lanciano and Gaetano Capasso, who have given new life to vestiges of the past through virtual reconstructions, light and sound effects, and projections.
Food and Dining
Situated in the romantic corner of Via di Ripetta, in the centre of Rome, Ad Hoc restaurant is the ideal place were you can relax and enjoy the typical Roman and Mediterranean cuisine, skilfully prepared with dedication and experience.
The intimate and romantic atmosphere that you can breathe in the restaurant will make it an ideal place if you are passionate about fine cooking and prestigious wines or if you simply want to spend an unforgettable dining experience with your family and friends.
With many well known local and national celebrities visiting the restaurant, Ad Hoc, in the centre of Rome, is the perfect location for an evening of savoir vivre.
Historical and Educational Tours
The Centro Storico is the historical center of an Italian city. Here's where you want to spend lots of time, since the outskirts of modern Italian cities are almost universally lacking in charm. Many railway stations are located on the edge of the Centro Storico; if not, there will likely be signs to it from the train station.
Portrait Suites sits above the Ferragamo store on the Via Condotti in Rome's luxury shopping district, is the perfect destination for travelers with a taste for the finer things in life.
Enjoy Complimentary UPGRADE TO NEXT ROOM CATEGORY | Breakfast served in room or in the terrace overlooking | VIP treatment on arrival | Late check-out | COMPLIMENTARY when booking though Lexicon.
Food and Dining
This is the multi-Michelin star chef’s first foray into the Roman food world, having previously worked on Capri (L’Olivo) and in Montalcino (Poggio Antico). The new venue is a change of gears for the chef in many ways and Rome is a much different market than his other endeavors, mainly because the capital has a mixture of tourists and food-obsessed locals, while at L’Olivo Glowig served mainly tourists.
“WOW! Completely deserving of 2 Michelin stars”
Capri - Capri
Just off the coast of Naples, between Cape Miseno and Amalfi, a great rock soars like a dream lost in the cobalt blue sea that surrounds it.
A short 1 hour train ride will take you to the Naples train station. From the train station, a quick drive over to the Naples port and from there you will go onto your next destination, Capri Island. A hydrofoil from the Napoli (Naples) port will take you over to Capri on a gorgeous 50 minute ride.
Luxuriant, extraordinary, and such a mild climate. Capri is a Mediterranean island of calcareous origin that has been visited over the centuries by intellectuals, artists and writers, all enthralled by its magical beauty. A mix of history, nature, worldliness, culture and events that daily blend together and bring the Legend of Capri to life; a legend that sees no comparison anywhere in the world | |
Food and Dining
The Aurora restaurant and pizzeria is located in the center of Capri, in the historic Fuorlovado street. From here, for over a century now, members of the D'Alessio family have been promoting the culinary traditions of Capri - creating a veritable gastronomic paradise which has been managed for three successive generations with the same passion and attention to detail now offered by Gennaro and Lucia and their children Mia and Raffaele.
The restaurant has gained wide spread international acclaim for its excellent Mediterranean cuisine and for its traditional Neapolitan and Caprese specialities to which Chef Franco Aversa adds a pinch of creative flair, that sprinkling of culinary innovation, which places the Aurora among the
most exclusive restaurants on the island.
Hotel Punta Tragara offers a quintessential experience of the magical island. Set the tone for your sun-soaked Italian retreat at Hotel Punta Tragara in Capri. Sculpted out of a rock face, it offers unobstructed views of the famous Sea Stacks and rich, Mediterranean décor.
In 1920, Punta Tragara was sculpted out of a rock face in Capri as a private villa. Since, it has housed some very famous people - notably, General Eisenhower and Winston Churchill during WWII.
Enjoy Complimentary UPGRADED ROOM (Subject to availability) | Complimentary dinner for 2 people on the day of arrival (drinks not included) | COMPLIMENTARY when booking though Lexicon.
Food and Dining
“La Capannina’s” menu features much of the traditional and delicious cuisine of this beautiful island. There is a tempting selection of local specialities including spaghetti with scorpion fish sauce, homemade scialatielli pasta with seafood, boiled prawns on bed of chickpea puree, stuffed calamari and fresh fish, which varie according to catch of the day. And of course an absolute must, the famous ravioli alla caprese which were even prepared in “la capannina’s” kitchen by Giada de Laurentiis and presented on her famous “food network” program in the United States.
Loosely translated, i Faraglioni means "The ones of the light". This famous and readily identifiable rock formation is composed of three craggy pinnacles off the south eastern corner of the island of Capri. Their unique profile is the result of millennia of erosion from wind and rain combined with the erosive forces of the sea at their base.
On a cliff 1000 feet above the sea, the luxury Hotel Caesar Augustus offers one of the most spectacular vistas to be found on the isle of Capri! From the rooms and grounds of this marvelous luxury hotel, guests can enjoy views over the entire Bay of Naples. The bird's eye views include the breathtaking scenery of Mount Vesuvius, Sorrento, Ischia, and unique views of the island of Capri, celebrated in the works of the famous novelist Axel Munthe, whose Villa San Michele is nearby.
Food and Dining
We are pleased to invite you to savor the delicacies served in our new poolside restaurant.
Our chefs transform the traditional cuisine of Capri and Naples in to a celebration of flavors, using only the very freshest of produce (some of which from our own kitchen garden) and combining it with their creativity and talent to produce spectacularly delicious culinary masterpieces. The restaurant manager and his staff welcome guests in a relaxing yet supremely elegant atmosphere with breathtaking views. Few guests staying at the Caesar Augustus will be able to resist the fabulous flavors of the Mediterranean, or to forget the experience of dining at the Terrazza di Lucullo and the truly authentic tastes of Capri.
An atmosphere and dimension, though unusual, nonetheless perfectly in harmony with the needs and requirements of day to day life. Needs that Anacapri Life understands perfectly. In fact our guests are offered a wide choice of opportunities and facilities at extra special conditions: ranging from conferences to individual services. Capri Palace Hotel & Spa has its origins in the inn "Mariantonia", once located in the center of Anacapri, operated since the 19th century by the Cacace family. In August 1960, the Capri Palace was built at the foot of Mount Solaro with magnificent views over the Gulf of Naples and Ischia Island ||
Enjoy Bottle of Italian Spumante || Chef's Choice Seasonal Amenity | 75 Euro Food and Beverage Credit, per Room, per Stay | 20% Discount on Transfers and Excursions with Hotel's Privately Owned Boats | Internet | Buffet Breakfast for each Guest Daily | COMPLIMENTARY when booking with Lexicon
The Blue Grotto (Italian: Grotta Azzurra) is a noted sea cave on the coast of the island of Capri, Italy. Sunlight, passing through an underwater cavity and shining through the seawater, creates a blue reflection that illuminates the cavern.
Amalfi Coast - Amalfi Coast
Declared one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites for its undisputed beauty and the uniqueness of its natural landscape
Small Ship or Yacht Cruise
- A short hydrofoil ride over to Positano will start the most magical part of your trip - For as fantastic and beautiful Capri Island is, Amalfi Coast is that much greater. A combination between mountain and sea, the farmer and the fisherman - The mountain plunges steeply into a sea, creating charming coves, deep fjords, cliffs, caverns, bays, natural arches and small pebble beaches; natural elements that have created, over the centuries, an enchanting, sinuous and seductive landscape: it is certainly not a coincidence that this area is known as the land of the Sirens, in the Homer's epic poem "Odysseus".
An elaborate Neapolitan nativity scene set amidst the rocks, a vertical town where the roads are replaced by steep flights of steps. Seen from the sea, Positano is set in a dramatic vertical panorama of colors; the green of the Monti Lattari, the white, pink and yellow of the Mediterranean houses, the silvery grey of its pebble beaches and the blue of the sea. ----
Le Sirenuse hotel, situated in the stunning Bay of Positano, opened to the public 1951 and became one of the most glamorous hotels on the Amalfi Coast.Breathtaking views heighten the romantic luxury of Le Sirenuse, a luxurious 18th-century Villa offering impeccable service and the quiet charm of Positano on the Italian Amalfi Coast.
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Food and Dining
Il Ritrovo- POSITANO --
Salvatore Barba executive chef and owner of Restaurant THE MEETING began his culinary career in 1980.
His passion for the real kitchen is expressed around 12 years, during the summer season when child joins the family in their small restaurant Montepertuso.
So after finishing the Hotel Institute in Naples decided to follow tradition and the roots of the family became the chef of the restaurant "MEETING"
He thus began to propose new light dishes traditional but always helped by the skilful hand of mom and dad Luisella Dominic and assisted in the room from the fratelo Paul.
Salvatore after opening its first cooking school for foreigners in 2000 also became coordinator and consultant for several American brands such as restaurant chains and new ventures in true gastronomic research.
Food and Dining
Chez Black- Positano
"Phenomenal, a must-go" "Gorgeous Views"
Chez Black is located on the famous promenade of Positano, along the beach, where you see everything and was seen by all. Serves up delicious linguine alle vongole.
Today, as in centuries past, Ravello attracts a cultured crowd with its concerts, its artistic treasures and its fabulous cliff edge gardens gazing out to sea.
Beauty comes naturally to Ravello, just like its love of art and music. Wonderfully aristocratic, devastatingly beautiful, Ravello patiently awaits its travelers. ----
Palazzo Sasso is a stunning five-star deluxe hotel on Italy's famous Amalfi coast. The hotel is a 12th century Italian villa tucked away in the hill top village of Ravello and perched high on the cliffs, 1000 feet above the sparkling Mediterranean.
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“Incomparable... rising above the roses and oleanders on a plateau whence the gaze sweeps to the sea.” This was the description of Villa Cimbrone given in summer 1835 by the German traveller Gregorovius, who was in no doubt about the charms and magic of this place.
Food and Dining
Cumpa Cosimo- Ravello ---- Lustier-looking than most Ravello spots, Cumpa' Cosimo is run devotedly by Netta Bottone, whose family has owned this cantina for 70 of its 300-plus years. She has been cooking under the arched ceiling for more than 30 of them. You can't miss here with any of the dishes featuring classic Ravellian cuisine. A favourite (share it -- it's huge) is a misto of fettuccine, fusilli, tortellini, and whatever other homemade pasta inspires her, served with a fresh, fragrant pesto. Meats are generally excellent -- after all, they are supplied by the butcher shop next door, run by Netta's father. Local wines ease it all down gently, and homemade gelato is a luscious ending. Reservations Essential. Sometimes closed Mon. in winter.
Between the rocks and the water, two ancient seaside towns rich in history and traditions testify to the timeless beauty of the Amalfi Coast. Italy's oldest maritime republic, symbol of the Amalfi Coast, continues to enchant visitors just like it did in the days of the Grand Tour. ----
Hotel Santa Caterina in Amalfi -
An ancient villa in Liberty style beachfront surrounded by the natural beauty of the Amalfi Coast, the sea and the sky is blue, the lush bougainvillea, the gardens still cultivated by those who appreciate the fruits of the earth. This is the Hotel Santa Caterina in Amalfi , a place where hospitality and wellbeing are at home .
Food and Dining
Eolo Amalfi- Amalfi --
Eolo Restaurant is located in one of the most picturesque corner of the Amalfi coast, protected by the steep promontory that, from the solitary and austere Ziro Tower, stretches dramatically out into the sea.
Furnished in a sober and elegant style and decorated with typical ceramics from Vietri sul Mare, Eolo Restaurant has a large lounge that can accommodate up to 32 guests and a romantic terrace overlooking the sea, which gives magical and timeless atmospheres at sunset, contemplating one of the most picturesque corner of the coast, from Amalfi to Positano and Punta Campanella.
The cuisine reinterprets dishes of the typical Amalfi and Mediterranean tradition in a modern key, with attention to the freshness and genuineness of the ingredients.
Vivaro is a new wine bar on the main Amalfi coast road as it passes through Praiano . It opened at the beginning of June 2007 and specialises in serving Italian wines. It is contemporary in design but cosy rather than cool. The English-speaking owner Gennaro is very friendly and enthusiastic in sharing his knowledge of wine and happy to make recommendations. The food is simple (bread, cheese, meats, torte) but tasty - and plentiful. A very pleasant place to while away the evening, especially as the stream of coaches along the coast road dies away and it is possible to breathe and hear again.
Lots of locals hang out here. Very nice, with inexpensive, good wine. A bit hard to see but it is very close to and on the same street as Le Fiore Bar.
Naples - Naples
Vibrant, passionate, unique: words which perfectly describe the bay lying in the shadow of Vesuvius.
Arts, Crafts and Antiques
The Cappella Sansevero (also known as the Capella Sansevero de' Sangri or Pietatella) is a chapel north of the church of San Domenico Maggiore, in the historic center of Naples, Italy. The chapel is more properly named the Chapel of Santa Maria della Pietà, or the Pietatella. It contains works of art by some of the leading Italian artists of the 18th century.
A short ride over from the Amalfi Coast will take you to your last destination, either Naples or Sorrento. A wonderful climate, a spectacular sea, and magnificent cities constructed centuries ago by the ancient civilisations who passed through the gulf, leaving behind them the traces of their art and architecture. The Bay of Naples, rich in archaeological, artistic, and monumental works, is renowned for the warmth of its inhabitants and their passion for music, dance, and the dramatic arts. From the vibrant and densely populated city of Naples to the elegant Sorrento and the ruins of Pompei, the bay offers a series of unique and unforgettable town and seascapes. Overlooking the Bay of Naples and standing true to Italian customs, Hotel Excelsior combines the breathtaking, elegant beauty of Naples with modern luxury and a touch of antiquity. With its luxurious crystal chandeliers, finely woven rugs, and superb Italian marble floors, Hotel Excelsior is a favorite haunt of artist, intellectuals, and international celebrities.
Situated on a terrace overlooking the splendid Amalfi coastline, Sorrento is imbued with charm and echoes of the ancient past. Its position is perfect, affording a stunning panorama of the bay of Naples, but its list of attributes is replete. Parks, villas, orange, lemon and olive groves, picturesque narrow streets and resplendent weather, have ensured a steady stream of visitors to the town throughout the year and over the centuries. ----
Constructed in the 1950s, Maison La Minervetta in Sorrento is built right into a cliff overlooking an antique Italian fisherman's village. Its 12 rooms offer breathtaking views of the Bay of NaplesMaison La Minervetta offers the comforts of home in a spectacular location overlooking Sorrento's enchanting Marina Grande. - Enjoy COMPLIMENTARY upgrade to next room | Limoncello liqueur tasting for two | COMPLIMENTARY when booking through Lexicon
Food and Dining
For that last night, you want to make it truly special.
Ristorante Don Pedro will send you off in style. -- When Pietro Caccaviello decided to dedicate himself to authentic Mediterranean cuisine and its much sought after local flavours, the restaurant “Don Pedro” was born. Along with chef Carmelina Pontecorvo’s knowledge and experience, and in collaboration with Esposito Caterina and his children Giuseppe, Antonino and Teresa Caccaviello, he was able to recreate the traditional cuisine
The only active volcano on the mainland of Europe, Mount Vesuvius is famous for the calamitous eruption in 79AD, which buried the towns of Herculaneum and Pompeii.
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