We had a driver waiting for us at the port in Naples. We wanted to spend some time in Sorrento, which is lovely and then again in Positano, which is beautiful and of course the drive along the Amalfi Coast is incredible. Our driver took us up to a local restaurant located on the hillside above Positano, with an amazing view. He had arranged a price fixed lunch for us that was unbelievable. The antipasto must have included about 12 different dishes and then we had about 6 different pastas and finished with fruit, dessert and Limoncello. OMG!!!!! Then he risked us away to Pompeii which we had hired a private guide. We had been there before but again our friends had not, it was so wonderful to have a guide to narrate and navigate our way. It was much better than looking at a map and figuring it all out, since we did have limited time. She was able to give us a lot of insight and explanation on the events that took place and some extra tidbits that are not in the guide books. Great day!
Upon disembarkation, we had a driver waiting to take us to Rome. We planned on spending 2 nights at Hotel Bolivar. We decided since we needed a transfer anyway we might a well include a tour. We again, had hired a private guide for the day. When we got to Rome she met us at the Vatican, where we started our tour. She had majored in Art/History in college and she was incredibly knowledgeable and gave us an amazing tour, loaded with facts and she was so passionate in the way she would explain everything. She was fabulous! She recommended a great place for lunch and then off we went to explore the Roman Forum and the Colosseum, which again, she was so enthusiastic in retelling stories and facts. Our second day in Rome we spent exploring the Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps and the Piazza Navona. Our hotel arranged a taxi to the airport.