Amalfi Coast & Capri by boat

Explore the enchanting Amalfi Coast and the island of Capri with the thrill of a private boat. We offer the possibility of renting a boat with a skipper for a relaxing and worry-free experience. Or – for the more adventurous – a dinghy with a 40 horsepower engine, without the need for a boat license.

Admire the famous “Faraglioni” up close, let yourself be fascinated by the breathtaking beauty of the crystalline sea and arrive for an unforgettable culinary stop. Enjoy a spaghetti alla Nerano in a secluded bay before setting sail into the sunset and concluding an unforgettable marine adventure along the Italian coast.

Pompeii excavations - where eternity begins

Villa De Cillis Carafa is located 10 minutes by car from the famous Pompeii. This ancient city, along with other nearby settlements, was buried under a layer of volcanic ash and pumice following the momentous eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD.

Pompeii, once thriving, was home to sumptuous public buildings, luxurious homes and works of art. The ancient city represents a vibrant historical memory, today a UNESCO world heritage site. The archaeological park of Pompeii, spread over 44 hectares, requires at least 2 hours for a quick overview or a whole day for a complete immersion.

Private car transfers and tourist guides are available for a comfortable visit and a true journey through time.

Herculaneum - ancient splendor

The Herculaneum excavations, located on the coast of the Gulf of Naples, are a unique window onto an ancient and fascinating past. Buried under volcanic ash during the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD, Herculaneum offers an extraordinary testimony to Roman daily life. The paved streets lead visitors among well-preserved houses, frescoes and mosaics.

One of the jewels of the excavations is the Villa dei Papiri, rich in art and culture. The compact excavation area is full of significant finds, offering a unique perspective on the richness of the ancient city. The proximity to the Herculaneum excavations (about 15 minutes by car) makes Villa De Cillis Carafa a strategic point for exploring this extraordinary testimony to the past.

The visit to the Herculaneum excavations can be enriched with a stop at the National Railway Museum of Pietrarsa, the oldest railway network in Italy which offers a fascinating perspective on the industrial history of the country.

Vesuvius

The Vesuvius National Park is an irresistible destination, among the most fascinating and visited in the world. The opportunity to explore an active volcanic site captures the imagination of anyone who approaches. The traditional route – which does not require excessive effort – leads to the crater, known as the Great Cone. The path – approximately 4 km long – culminates on the highest peak, 1170 meters above sea level.

The adventure begins along a guided path, which immediately opens onto breathtaking views of Vesuvius, dominating the Tirone Reserve, the Gulf of Naples and the Piana Campana. Along the way, enjoy the view of Punta Nasone and, on the other side, the Cognoli di Ottaviano which tower above the Valle dell’Inferno. The walk passes through woods of lush yellow broom, climbing slightly between maritime pines and birches, before reaching the suggestive Bosco Baracca. The visit reaches its peak on the edge of the crater, offering an extraordinary view of the entire Gulf of Naples and the Molise-Abruzzo Apennines.

To complete the tour, treat yourself to lunch at the restaurants along the road leading to the volcanic cone. These venues offer delicious dishes, allowing you to enjoy local cuisine in a unique atmosphere. Alternatively, for a lighter experience, we suggest enjoying an aperitif at sunset in one of the bars overlooking the Gulf of Naples and picturesque Sorrento.

Villa De Cillis Carafa, already located in the protected area of ​​the Vesuvius National Park, offers not only easy access to the volcano but also a breathtaking view from the terrace of the villa, where Vesuvius rises imposingly from the Mediterranean scrub.

Advance booking of the tour is recommended.

Naples

Naples, one of the most fascinating and historic cities in the world, offers an incredible variety of attractions to explore. The historic center of Naples, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a labyrinth of narrow alleys, baroque churches and historic buildings.

Among the main attractions are the Cathedral of Naples, with the Chapel of the Treasure of San Gennaro, and the Basilica of Santa Chiara, famous for its Renaissance frescoes. A must is a visit to the National Archaeological Museum, one of the most important in the world for its collection of Roman and Pompeian finds, including the famous mosaics and statues. Art enthusiasts cannot miss the Capodimonte Museum, which houses works by artists such as Caravaggio, Titian and Raphael.

Naples is also famous for its cuisine, with its historic pizzerias and traditional restaurants offering delicious dishes such as pizza margherita and pasta with meat sauce. The seafront of Naples, with its breathtaking view of the Gulf of Naples and Vesuvius, is the ideal place for a pleasant evening walk.

Just 25 minutes by car from the villa, Naples is like an exciting adventure that captures you from the first moment, confirming the saying “once you’ve seen Naples, you can die”, but only because there is nothing more beautiful to see!

It is a city that overwhelms you with its contagious energy and unique beauty, giving you unforgettable experiences and memories to carry in your heart forever.

Vesuvius winery & the horseback riding experience

Among the majestic slopes of Vesuvius, a unique food and wine experience awaits lovers of good food and wine. Here, the Cantina del Vesuvio winery produces organic wine. The vineyard, with its espalier-grown Piedirosso vines and the goat raised with the Vesuvian pergola, offers an enchanting panorama of the gulf and the surrounding islands.

Visitors can explore the vineyard and cellar, before delighting in spaghetti with tomato sauce prepared with freshly harvested ingredients. The cooking lessons offered by Ms. Ester allow you to actively involve yourself in the creation of delicious dishes, using fresh products from the garden.

The horseback excursion along the routes of Vesuvius is unmissable, a relaxing way to immerse yourself in the countryside and surrounding nature, thus completing an experience at the foot of Vesuvius.

Tenuta Vannulo - the real mozzarella

Buffalo mozzarella, a dairy delicacy typical of the Salerno region, is a delight to be savoured. Discover all the secrets of this renowned cheese by visiting the Tenuta Vannulo dairy in Paestum. You will be able to witness every stage of production – from milk extraction to tasting the final product.

Tenuta Vannulo is renowned for being the first organic producer of buffalo milk, and its mozzarella enjoys great international fame. During the visit it will also be possible to observe the buffaloes (nice surprise for the little ones) and the leather shop.

Paestum, located about an hour’s drive from Villa De Cillis Carafa, also offers the opportunity to immerse yourself in nature. Combine the visit to Tenuta Vannulo with a tour of the temples of Paestum.

Reggia di Caserta

The Royal Palace of Caserta, an imposing 18th century royal palace commissioned by Charles III of Bourbon, combines Italian baroque and neoclassical styles in a work of extraordinary beauty.

Designed by Luigi Vanvitelli, the palace extends over 47,000 square meters and offers over 1,200 rooms, including the magnificent Throne Room and the evocative Diana Gallery. The gardens, also designed by Vanvitelli, are a landscape masterpiece with tree-lined avenues, baroque fountains and the majestic Great Waterfall. The palace, located in the heart of Campania, represents an unmissable stop for art and history lovers.

Just a 40 minute drive from the villa, it offers a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the art, architecture and culture of the Bourbon past.