Sailing in Italy
James Thornton, managing director at Intrepid Travel.
What’s the attraction?
“Take a voyage along the spectacular Amalfi Coast and you’ll discover Ischia’s gorgeous white beaches, the ancient ruins of Pompeii, the culinary delights of Naples, the incredible blue hues of Capri’s Blue Grotto, the lemon groves and vineyards of Amalfi and much more. By day, there’s plenty of activity if you want it: swimming, snorkelling, bathing in hot springs, exploring castles and amphitheatres and hiking along scenic coastal paths. By evening, sample the region’s sumptuous seafood in local restaurants before returning to your cabin to be lulled to sleep by the sea.”
See for yourself
Intrepid Travel (0844 499 8487; intrepidtravel.com) offers a week’s Amalfi Coast trip from £1,040pp, including accommodation in a twin cabin, breakfasts, lunches and excursions but excluding flights.
We say ...
Go first to the “Life and death in Pompeii and Herculaneum” exhibition at the British Museum, from 28 March.