Experience the romance of rail travel as you journey through Europe by train, spending a couple of nights in historic Rome before travelling on to Naples and your final destination, the spectacular Amalfi Coast.The Amalfi coast is best known for its dramatic coastal scenery, with rocky coves and tiny fishing villages hugging the cliffs. Luxuriant vegetation thrives in the favourable climate and the regional cuisine is light and simple, based on local fish and shellfish, lemons and oranges, mozzarella and fresh herbs. There are numerous excursion and sightseeing possibilities for your holiday including the islands of Procida, Capri and Ischia, the city of Naples, the Roman towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum, the romantic Ravello and the bustling Sorrento.For this itinerary by train we have selected the perfect combination of the Hotel Mascagni in Rome and the Hotel Poseidon in Positano. There are plenty of other delightful hotels in Rome and along the Amalfi Coast, so please ask us for alternative suggestions. We suggest that you travel to the Amalfi Coast by travelling on the Eurostar to Paris, taking a sleeper train to Rome and then continuing on to Naples. A range of alternative rail journeys are available, including a combination of overnight and daytime travel options. For the outbound rail journey, a fabulous alternative is to take daytime trains from Paris to Rome via the Alps, with an overnight hotel stop in Lausanne, Zurich or Munich. This allows you to take in the spectacular scenery during your train journey rather than sleep through it on the overnight train. For the return journey, it is possible to take a daytime train back to the UK instead of the sleeper service. Alternatively, you can fly back from Naples Capodichino Airport in order to save time.DAY BY DAY ITINERARYDay oneBegin your rail holiday by leaving London early afternoon by Eurostar, travelling to Paris where you change to an overnight Thello Service to Rome.Day twoArrive into Rome at about 10.30am, and transfer to your hotel where you stay for 2 nights.Day threeSpend the day at leisure exploring historic Rome. Day fourLeave Rome on one of the frequent trains to Naples, arriving just over one hour later. Transfer to your hotel in Positano where you spend 7 nights.Days five to tenSpend 6 days exploring Positano and the stunning Amalfi Coast.Day elevenLeave Positano and transfer to Naples where you take an early evening train to Munich, connecting with the overnight sleeper service to Paris.Day twelveArrive in Paris at about 10am, where you end your rail holiday by boarding a late morning Eurostar back to London.HOTELSHotel Mascagni – Rome – 4 starA small, cosy and welcoming hotel with a personal and intimate atmosphere, located close to the Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps.Hotel Poseidon – Positano – 4 starA charming and characterful hotel offering understated elegance, located in an excellent position overlooking Positano.#PRICESFrom £2,410 per person for first class rail travel.From £2,350 per person for second class rail travel. Prices based on two sharing a double or twin room.What’s included?First or second class travel on all trains (as above) including EurostarDouble sleeper compartment on Thello sleeper trainAt the hotels:2 nights’ bed and breakfast in a Classic Room at Hotel Mascagni in Rome7 nights’ bed and breakfast in a Side Sea View Room at the Hotel Poseidon in PositanoTransfers in Rome and NaplesWhat’s not included?Meals other than breakfast at the hotelsAny services not mentioned aboveDatesThis holiday can be arranged throughout the year. Timings can vary depending on the month and day of the week.
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CapitalRome AirportThere is a very good scattering of international airports in Italy, with the main ones being Venice, Pisa, Milan, Rome, Bologna, Naples, Genoa, Turin and Bari; on Sicily, Catania is served by several airlines from the UK and on Sardinia you fly to Cagliari or Olbia.CurrencyEuro (£1 = Euro 1.24) SizeItaly is roughly 650 miles long, but only about 100 miles wide Population60 million Average temperatureItaly's temperature varies dramatically, from about 4 degrees in Turin in winter to 33 degrees in Sicily in summer, with snow year-round on the summits of the Pyrenees and Alps National holidays in Italy Some tourist attractions as well as banks etc may close on the following days: 1 January 6 January (Epiphany) Easter Monday 25 April (Liberation Day) 1 May (Labour Day) 15 August (Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary) 1 November (All Saints) 8 December (Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary) Christmas Day Boxing Day There are a number of local feast days that can affect conditions locally. In addition to the above days, museums are often closed on Mondays in Italy.
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