Tour ends in Naples..any suggestions for towns to visit/stay in on the way back to Rome?
Orvieto, in Umbria, a 70 minute train ride north of Rome, so not really "on the way back from Naples". Beautiful and interesting hill town, lovely Duomo, especially the facade and chapel, lots of sites to explore, including underground, some really good restaurants, local wines, and artisan shops. I can't wait to go back!
We just took this tour, past Sept. It was fantastic, so beautiful. But, it was very hot, especially in Rome. Naples was very humid on our arrival. We did not visit any other towns, but took the Italo train back to Rome. Some tour members went back to further explore Sorrento and Pompeii. That might work, since you could still take train.
I'd just suggest you take the train back to Rome Termini--about 150 miles. There are just about as many great travel sights in the Rome suburbs as there are in the center city of Rome. You could easily spend a week there and not see it all.
We went on that tour in September 2013 and just took a taxi to the Naples airport. By the time you are done with the tour you are ready to go home. Great tour!!
To Linda..After the tour ends in Naples we are thinking about spending a couple of nights in Capri..have you been there?
My wife and I are on your Best of South Italy tour and are staying an extra night at the Same hotel where tour ends before heading to Rome for Heart of Italy tour. I used Viator to book Capri and Blue Grotto tour on day 13.. The free day 10 In Sorrento I felt the better route was to use the Mondo Guide Amalfi tour that Rick has set up as a shared tour. We plan on taking the boats from town to town in Positano for the water views and the Mondo Tour to catch the Amalfi road view. Also wanting to hike "the path of the Gods". After much research on this I hope this is the best way to go? See you in Rome!
We actually just finished the tour and had a great time. The only thing I wouldn't recommend is staying another night in Naples. We enjoyed the world class museums there and a lovely walk along the sea front promenade. Your tour guide will also give a walking tour to see the highlights . But that's enough in this graffiti covered city .
I also second a tour with Mondo tours. They are very easy to deal with and very responsive. We took a boat tour to Capri leaving from Sorrento. Our semi private boat tour was 80 euro each but we had our own boat (10 people total) with a lovely Deck to lay out on plus simple refreshments We did the Blue Grotto because we were early (no waiting). We felt like billionaires. Other people on our tour took a less expensive one and called it a cattle car and still didn't see the Blue Grotto even though it was on the schedule.
Anyway. Enjoy the tour. It is full of surprises!
craig & I have decided to spend 2 nights after tour ends in Terracina..coastal town between Naples & Rome. Southern Italy is new to us..bringing our Portland friends for their first Rick Steves tour..sounds as if you are really good at figuring out how to get the very best of these tours. Excited..see you soon