At the turn of the twentieth century, Rapallo was a sleepy little backwater, but its beautiful bay ensured that it would soon be discovered by the early twentieth century literary set; D.H Lawrence, Hemingway et al. It’s not difficult to see why, a charming marina, a sixteenth century castle and a maze of narrow cobbled streets have ensured a steady flow of visitors ever since. Your driver will then take you on panoramic drive to Chiavari, with its charming 13th century arches, home to a series of artisan shops selling a variety of wares, including lace, chairs, fashion and jewellery. A short drive from here will bring you to Sestri Levante, once a sleepy little fishing village, now increasingly popular with holidaying Italians. The whole of this coast is notable for its ruggedness, with cliffs and bays covered with pine and olive trees. Sestri Levante has two bays, the Bay of Silence and the Bay of Fables both backed by pretty little colour-washed fisherman’s cottages. There are two notable churches worth a visit, the church of San Nicolo perched on the promontory and the 17th century Santa Maria di Nazareth. Snack on the delicious local focaccia before returning to your hotel
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ABOUT US: Renowned for creating the utmost in unique travel experiences, I.D.I. Travel boasts extensive knowledge in crafting the perfect Italian vacation. Whether your clients desire an intimate dinner with Michelangelo’s famous David as the backdrop or a brisk day out truffle hunting, the company can realize your clients’ wishes. Centrally located just outside Venice with branches throughout the country, I.D.I. has fostered long-standing partnerships with the owners of Italy’s leading hotels and villas, as well as the country’s finest guides, artists, chefs, winemakers and designers. These relationships afford I.D.I. private access to exclusive wineries, along with special events at historical sites and museums. In addition to its extensive travel itineraries, I.D.I. also maintains a fleet of luxury vehicles with experienced drivers for all your clients’ travel needs during their Italy vacation.
Insider TipPrivate boat evening excursion to Borromean Islands-Evening walk at Valley of Temples -Ski Trip on the Etna Volcano. To visit Capri, make sure you arrive in the evening and spend at least two night.
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