Lake Como & the Amalfi Coast
- 8 Days
- From $1,469
- Enjoy a stay on lovely Lake Como, with time to explore
- Take the train down the spine of Italy to Amalfi, with a night’s stop in Milan en route
- Enjoy a private transfer from Naples station to your hotel in Amalfi
- Spend two full days discovering the UNESCO World Heritage listed Amalfi Coast
- Add extra nights & destinations
- Choose alternative hotels
- Upgrade your rail journey to First Class
- Let us suggest the most scenic routes
- Standard Class rail travel, with reservations as required
- 7 nights’ handpicked hotel accommodation with breakfast
- Private transfer from Naples station to Amalfi hotel
- City maps and comprehensive directions to your hotels
- Clearly-presented wallets for your rail tickets, hotel vouchers and other documentation
- All credit card surcharges and complimentary delivery of your travel documents
Arrive in Como and check in at the Barchetta Excelsior Hotel (or similar), where you have a 3-night stay. Let us know where in Europe you’re starting from and we can help plan a rail journey to get to Como.
Lake Como is one of Italy’s most popular tourist destinations, and it’s easy to see why. The undulating hills around the lake shore are dotted with colourful villages and classical villas. Many houses and gardens are open to the public and easily accessible with the lake’s regular ferry service. For sweeping views of Lake Como’s southern end, we recommend a funicular ride from Como Town up to Brunate. You can find a bar or two here, offering a great place to watch the scenery with an Aperol Spritz.
It’s time to leave Lake Como today. Make your way to Como San Giovanni station and take the quick journey down to Milan. On arrival, check in for an overnight stay at the Starhotels Anderson (or similar).
Depending on when you choose to take the train from Como, you may have a full afternoon and evening in Milan to explore. Perhaps visit the famous cathedral in the centre of the city – the views from the top are sensational. Or, make your way to Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie to see Leonardo da Vinci’s famous fresco of The Last Supper.
It’s time to head back to the station after breakfast this morning and catch a high-speed Frecciarossa (red arrow) service direct to Naples. The train is likely to have a restaurant car but you can also bring your own supplies for the journey. You’ll arrive into Naples early in the afternoon and a driver will be waiting for you at the end of your platform. He or she will drive you out of the city and through the famous winding roads of the Amalfi Coast to Amalfi Town. You’ll be dropped off at the Miramalfi Hotel (or similar), where you have a 3-night stay.
You have two full days to explore the stunning UNESCO World Heritage listed Amalfi Coast from your base in the popular town of Amalfi. There is only one road along this craggy stretch of coastline, so the best way to get out and about is by boat. There are also plenty of spectacular hiking trails along the coast. In Amalfi itself, allow time to wander around the historic centre of the town and visit the 10th century cathedral and adjacent Cloister of Paradise with its stunning mosaics and paintings.
TMR RECOMMENDS: Why not extend your stay in Amalfi? You might also like to consider staying in a different location along the coast, such as Positano or even Sorrento on other side of the peninsular. From Sorrento, you have easy access to Pompeii and the glamorous island of Capri.
It’s time to leave Amalfi today for your onward journey. We can tailor make your holiday to suit your plans. So if you need to make your way to an airport or want to add nights in different destinations, please let us know.
Typical hotels on this itinerary
Overlooking Piazza Cavour on the shore of Lake Como, this modern hotel offers elegant rooms with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and minibars. Some rooms have lake views and/or balconies. Guests can enjoy fine regional cuisine at the in-house restaurant, Bistro.
The Starhotels Anderson is a modern hotel, conveniently located next to Milan’s central station. All guest rooms are furnished with comfortable Starbeds as well as a TV and en suite bathrooms with bathrobes and slippers. A varied buffet is served for breakfast, including fresh fruit. The bar offers tempting snacks and gourmet pastries, making it an ideal spot for afternoon tea or cocktails, while the hotel’s on-site restaurant offers a menu combining local and international dishes.
Nestled into a cliff side in the village of Amalfi, the Hotel Miramalfi offers a fantastic setting for your Amalfi Coast holiday. The rooms boast views over the town or sea and there are also panoramic views to be had from the restaurant and outdoor swimming pool. Guests can access the sun terraces and private beach using the hotel’s own lift, carved into the cliff.