See Amalfi Coast

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This tour was an experience of a lifetime and this is no exaggeration. My wife and another couple took this tour and it was the last stop on an 8 day cruise. We had spent 5 prior nights in Rome and to this point Rome was the highlight of our trip. Then we arrived and met "Crazy Carmine." We told Carmine we really weren't interested in ruins and told him what we really wanted to do is spend some time as a local Italian. Carmine knew exactly what to do and where to take us.

With no plans but leaving it up to Carmine we began our trek in a comfortable, clean Mercedes van. We asked Carmine any question that came to mind and he was very accommodating. We stopped in a city (Sorrento I think) and Carmine gave us an hour to shop in the local market. Carmine suggested we take a ride up to a mountain top where an Italian lady owns and runs a restaurant/farm where everything served is made right on her property, including the wine. The drive up the mountain was absolutely breathtaking. Carmine stopped for rest room breaks as needed and as well as espresso stops.

We finally arrived at the farm after several stops for photo opportunities. The name of
the restaurant was Fattotia la Tagliata. Carmine knows the family and took us to a tour of the farm prior to lunch. While walking thru the farm Carmine picked fresh figs off trees (pure candy!!) as well as several spices for us to try. We were sat at a table and had a meal served to us that we all said was the best we ever had. (We didn't even get a menu.) This included several bottles of wine and when we got the bill it was a lot less than we would have paid for a meal at Carrabbas is USA. We were so full but managed to finish dessert, homemade lemon cello and berry cello and took with us many bottles of their homemade wine and cello.

We began to make our way back down the mountain singing Italian songs at the top of our lungs such as "Volare'" and "When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, that's AMORE'" with Carmine on lead vocals. Carmine stopped half way down the mountain where he ran into a hole in the wall and brought out 4 of the best tasting gelato we had had all vacation.

We made it down the mountain and Carmine took us all the way to the other coast for yet another breathtaking view of all the cities we visited. Carmine drove us back to the cruise terminal with plenty of time to spare and we again stopped for espresso.

We are all in shock over this tour. We are all also in mourning we are back home. This tour was the highlight of the trip, easily, on a trip of a lifetime. I will not attach any photos because you have to see it to believe it. If you EVER go to Naples, you must take this tour, and of course ask for "Crazy Carmine."

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We had a 8 hour tour as a shore excursion in Naples. See Amalfi Coast provided the driver and guide in a very comfortable van for our group of three couples. Our guide Charlotte was fantastic. I couldn't even imagine doing this tour without a guide. Charlotte took us through three main archaeological sites, Herculaneum, Oplontis, and Pompeii, pointing out all the main spots with detailed explanations of the archaeology, history and current restoration activities. Starting with Herculaneum, we saw the great detail which has been unearthed at that site. Oplontis, a villa between Herculaneum and Pompeii had virtually no visitors when we were there, but had beautifully decorated walls, rooms and facades. Finally, at Pompeii, Charlotte directed us to all the key locations on this massive site, with detailed explanations and descriptions. This is Charlotte's 20th year as a guide here, and she certainly gave us the benefit of that extensive experience throughout these sites. In addition, Charlotte directed us to a great restaurant for lunch, where we were able to get a fantastic meal, with prompt service and reasonable prices.

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We took a private tour from Naples to Pompeii, Sorrento, Positano, and the Amalfi Coast. "Crazy Carmine" was our tour guide for the day and he is truly one of the best. He was very informative, knowledgeable, friendly, and beyond passionate about his area. Although we only booked for 2 people in a small Mercedes S Class, Carmine thought it was better to pick us up in the large Mercedes Van which was brilliant! We were able to see over the walls and cliffs while driving down the coast and had the huge windows for spectacular views.
We purchased our tickets to Pompeii ahead of time and were the first two people in the park. We got pictures of the ancient city with NO ONE around but us which is extremely difficult to do. We got to explore Sorrento which was a beautiful town. We went to the infamous Fattoria "La Tagliata" where we had a window side table reserved with breathtaking views of Positano. "Mama" cooked an amazing meal and we had excellent service. After our meal, Mama and her son came to tell us that the meal was on the house but we insisted on contributing seeing as there is no dining experience quite like this. Our drive back was filled with different pit stops for pictures. Carmine stopped and bought us lemon Italian ices. I could talk about this trip for days and never capture the beauty and excellence we witnessed.

I would HIGHLY recommend this trip and this company. If you can book "Crazy Carmine" I suggest that as well. I will definitely be looking into their other tours if I get the opportunity to return.

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Oh what a day! If you only have one day in this beautiful area, you must book with "See Amalfi Coast"! Carmine Foggia made us feel comfortable from the get go. He was very enthusiastic and informative. The drive up the coast is breathtaking and is best seen with a private driver instead of a big tour bus. The whole experience was fun, interesting and oh so enchanting! And yes, we did stop at La Tagliata Fattoria! Best Italian food we have ever tasted! Our compliments to the chef! Thanks Carmine for a most wonderful and memorable day!
We also booked this tour company for our full day in Rome. Our driver Max was super nice, polite, knowledgeable and very professional. Thanks to him as well, we got to visit many highlights of this remarkable city in a timely fashion.
If you are considering booking with them, do not hesitate. You will return home with wonderful memories.

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