Keen to get straight to the delights of Southern Italy? Skip the hustle and bustle of Rome and head straight down to the astounding archaeological site of Pompeii after a short overnight stop in the capital. Then, relax on the tranquil and luxurious Amalfi Coast, one of Italy’s most famous coastlines which will take your breath away with azure blue seas and quaint cliff-top villages. Set out to sea for a boat trip to the glamorous island of Capri, a popular haunt of celebrities with copious designer shops, and endless natural beauty, the famous Blue Grotto – a dazzling underwater cave where the sea glows electric blue due to the way the sun passes through it – being just one example of the enchanting sights to see on this tour-de-force of Italian beauty. Then, after your Amalfi adventure, head on to Apulia to explore unique villages, such as Matera (the third oldest city in the world) and Alberobello with its quirky, whitewashed, conical-roofed Trulli houses, before enjoying a typically Pugliese cooking class to whet your appetite for this region’s incomparable cuisine.