Location: Italy Duration: 10 nights Price: From £2,550 per person in low season based on two adults travelling together and including all flights in economy class, accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis, private transfers, boat transportation, experiences as stated and taxes

Hop from island to island, and volcano to volcano, on this classic Italian trip that takes in the spellbinding scenery that proves why Italy is simply magical. Start off in gorgeous and glamorous Capri and Sorrento on the Amalfi Coast, with visits to Vesuvius and Pompeii; before setting sail to the Aeolian Islands, where pretty towns snuggle beneath smoking volcanoes amidst the sapphire waters.

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Lingering longer in Stromboli to hike to the crater of its active volcano and amble through the whitewashed village here.

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CAPRI – 2 nights

Fly into Naples and make for the island of Capri by boat – the best introduction to the dazzling Amalfi Coast is by experiencing it from the water. While in Capri you can become acquainted with the chic town of Capri, which is much like a runway for fashionistas with its stylish boutiques and fine dining restaurants. Be sure to visit the Blue Grotto on a private boat trip and cool off in the impossibly clear waters; take the chairlift to the summit of Monte Solaro, where you’ll be treated to sweeping views; and stay at the iconic Capri Palace, a discreet A-list hideaway located in Anacapri.

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Sorrento

SORRENTO – 3 nights

Take the boat to Sorrento and check into the luxurious Bellevue Syrene, perched on the ruins of an ancient Roman villa and bedecked in glamorous interiors. We’ll take you on a guided tour of the ancient ruins of Pompeii and the imposing Mount Vesuvius: learn about Roman life as it was two thousand years ago and the tragic volcanic eruption of 70AD. Back in Sorrento, spend your days wandering along pretty promenades and feasting on lip-smacking gnocchi alla Sorrentina. You might like to even try your hand at Italian cooking yourself with a cookery class to take the flavours home with you.

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PANAREA – 2 nights

Next up, it’s a boat and hydrofoil transfer to the fashionable island of Panarea, which brings an air of relaxed cool to the Aeolians to offset the infernal peaks of Stromboli and Vulcano. Attracting the international jet set to its picturesque shores year after year, Panarea is blissfully free of cars, making its winding paths perfect for exploration on foot. Stop off at gorgeous coves and historic sites like the Bronze Age village by day, before kicking back with the trendy crowd by night at the island’s stylish restaurants and bars. You’ll be staying at the oh-so-cool Hotel Raya, a white-washed hillside retreat surrounded by olive and lemon trees which looks toward the smouldering island of Stromboli – we’ll take you here for a night tour of the magical village and dinner beneath the stars.

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ZAFFERANA ETNEA – 3 nights

A hydrofoil and road transfer takes you to your final stop on this classic Italian trip: Zafferana Etnea, nestled in the shadow of Mount Etna. Settle into your home for the next three nights, Monaci delle Terre Nere, sprawled on a 40-acre farm with the Mediterranean Sea to one side and the looming volcano on the other. You’ll explore Mount Etna with the help of our expert guides, passing the impressive lava flow gorge and relishing jaw-dropping vistas of the Valle del Bove, before climbing up to Piano Provenzana and ascending by 4x4 to a height of 2,800m to peer into the smoking craters. And why not round your trip off with a visit to one of the local vineyards, for a taste of exquisite, mineral-influenced wines grown on Etna’s slopes? After four days, your Italian trip has come to an end and we’ll take you home via Catania Airport.

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