Naples & Amalfi Music school tour

The Amalfi Coast's dramatic setting provides the perfect backdrop for your concert tour, with some of Europe's finest ecclesiastic architecture and stunning sights. Winding down the Amalfi Coast, there's a plethora of performance opportunities.

A music tour with the most stunning of backdrops

In the town of Amalfi there is the Cathedral of St. Andrew, where purportedly, the remains of St. Andrew (one of the first apostles of Christ) were placed during the C.13th, and have not been removed from the crypt ever since. It is one of the most remarkable venues in which to perform across the whole Amalfi region. If you want to travel as far north as Naples, the Cathedral there is also well-worth performing in. It is still a working monastery, so don't be surprised to find yourselves singing at Mass alongside monks.

On top of all this, you'll find an abundance of classical ruins, breathtaking scenery, Mount Vesuivius and the ancient city of Pompeii, drawing school groups back to the region every year. 

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  • The historic town of Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples

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  • Tourists spend a moving day at the ruins at Pompei

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  • Beautiful blue-green waters are characteristic off the Bay of Naples

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  • These young girls can't help but smile on their school trip to the Bay of Naples

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  • Mount Vesuvius is the only active volcano on mainland Europe

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Sample excursions

Cross Curriculum Excursions

Pompeii

Pompeii

Pompeii, is the best known ancient city and is a must for any school excursion to the Bay of Naples. The eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD left an entire society buried deep under a crust of ash, mud and molten-hot lava. Excavations have allowed us to find out more about the lives of the people who suffered; their habits, their interests and their way of life. Visit their houses, their Temples and the Thermal Baths; see the sculptures, paintings and mosaics to understand the issues that preoccupied them.

Entrance is free for school groups with a reservation and a list of names on school letterhead.


Herculaneum

Herculaneum

Although, not as big as its brother city Pompeii, Herculaneum is in far better condition because the structures were preserved in mud rather than volcanic ash. A relatively recent excavation discovered a set of scrolls which could possibly tell us a great deal more about Herculaneum's history, but they are so delicate that they take four years to unroll! Entrance is free for school groups with a reservation and a list of names on school letterhead.


Naples

Naples

Initially founded by Greek colonists Naples became the key location for wealthy and noble Romans. The Old Town, with its narrow streets is definitely worth visiting. Go to the C.13th Gothic Cathedral where traditional services are still led by monks. The cathedral is dedicated to San Gennaro and supposed to house his relics - two vials of his coagulated blood. Each year a festival is held when the vials are removed from storage and thousands of worshippers come to watch the blood miraculously turn to liquid.


Mount Vesuvius

Mount Vesuvius

Mount Vesuvius is the only Volcano on mainland Europe to have erupted in the past 100 years (1944), although at the moment it is currently dormant. Visitors are welcome to walk up to the incredible crater and access beautiful views over the bay. Remember to take a jumper as it can get quite cold at the top.


Capri

Capri

Take a hydrofoil to the beautiful island of Capri, where depending on the state of your purse, you can indulge in some expensive shopping, or window shopping. Classicists can visit Villa Jovis, which was the Emperor Tiberius' most impressive island residence. Its position on the cliffs, promised the potentially vulnerable Emperor both privacy and security, but his servants were less lucky; the infamous "Tiberius' Leap" was where, according to legend, disobedient servants were pushed off the cliff!


The Amalfi Coast

The Amalfi Coast

The Amalfi coast offers the most spectacular scenery in Italy. Where mountains plunge into the sea, charming coves, deep fjords, natural bays and stone arches all come together to present you with one of UNESCO's most sought-after locations. Positano, Sorrento, Ravello and Amalfi are the four most famous towns along the Amalfi’s beautiful coastline, and they each have something unique to offer.

In Ravello you will find stunning villas with picturesque gardens, two of which are open to the public. Villa Rufolo is a particular favourite and is host to the renowned annual summer music festival. If you wish to go, then booking well advanced is strongly advised.

Sorrento used to be the St. Tropez of the Amalfi Coast, welcoming numerous Hollywood celebrities into its hotels and charming villas each year, and now it’s your turn to walk in their footsteps.

Positano is exclusive, chic, full of fashionistas and wealthy jet-setters. Yet it is also an authentic Italian family resort, with sunbathers eating pizza on the beach, kids pestering their parents for gelati and Milanese women deciding which is the next highlight boutique.

Amalfi is simply unforgettable, with its tightly packed villas and palaces that seem to tumble down the cliffside. Once a maritime power to rival Venice, evidence of its Golden Age is present in the stunning Cathedral with its incredible Arab-Norman façade that towers over the Piazzo Duomo, the unofficial town centre.

Sample tour

Day 1

  • Arrive in Sorrento
  • Dinner at hotel

Day 2

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Excursion to Villa Rufolo
  • Lunchtime recital at Villa Rufolo
  • Afternoon at leisure
  • Dinner at hotel

Day 3

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Day trip to Capri for sightseeing and window shopping
  • Afternoon concert
  • Dinner at hotel

Day 4

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Excursion to Pompeii and Herculaneum
  • Return to hotel for dinner

Day 5

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Transfer to airport for return flight home

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