SOUTHERN ITALY ADVENTURES

 

Departure  : from april 1st to end of October   

Duration      : 7 nights 8 Days

Destination :  Sorrento, Positano,Capri, island of Ischia , Bella  Napoli , La Dolce Vita in Sorrento, Pompeii Naples

Tour type   : adventure ,gastronomy , culture , romance

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Day 1: Welcome to Your Italy Adventure

You’ll be met by our driver at the Naples airport or train station, then transported along a dreamy route to your home for the week: Hotel Imperial Tramontano in Sorrento. The view of the Bay of Naples from here is breathtaking, and you’ll have time to relax, and perhaps even explore the vibrant historic center, that’s just steps away.

In the evening, we’ll gather to toast the week ahead. I’ll give you tips about keeping a  journal, so you can create a treasured souvenir of your week through journaling. Dinner will be at a nearby favorite restaurant for our first of many memorable meals.

Meals Included: D
Day 2: Taste Campania

Wake up and smell the caffe. A delicious, abundant breakfast awaits you in the hotel dining room. Get used to enjoying this elegant start to all your Sorrento days.

Then we’re off to the nearby hilltop village of Massa Lubrense. At a family farmhouse, surrounded by vineyards and lemon groves, a local signora will lead us in a cooking class--a chance to immerse ourselves in the region of Campania’s extraordinary flavors, including fresh pasta and vegetables just picked from the garden. Lunch, enjoying the fruits of our labors, will follow.

From there we will wind away to the seaside, to discover one of the gems of the Amalfi Coast: the idyllic village of Positano. There will be time for exploring winding pathways, artisan shopping, and relaxing with a sunset aperitivo.

Back in Sorrento, dinner is on your own, with my recommendations. Choices nearby range from cozy pizzerias to chic upscale restaurants.

Meals Included: B, L
3: Discover Capri

This day is dedicated to one of the most magical places on earth: the island of Capri. We’ll take a 20-minute ferry ride from Sorrento to get there, then a private boat excursion to marvel over the Blue Grotto. Up in the Capri town center, we’ll walk to the amazing Gardens of Augustus. There will be time on your own to experience Capri’s luxurious shopping scene, lunch (perhaps a Caprese salad?), and explore the quieter paths on the outskirts of town, where amazing views await.

(Please note: in case of bad weather, the Blue Grotto may not be accessible.)

Dinner is on your own in Sorrento. Tonight you may enjoy the hotel’s dining room, for a delicious traditional meal with a view of the stars shining over the sea.

Meals Included: B

Day 4: Spa Day on the Island of Ischia

Spa in Latin stands for, Salas Per Aqum=Health through Water. We’ll do as the Greeks and Romans did: immerse ourselves in the curative waters of Ischia that have been rejuvenating visitors since ancient times. A ferry ride takes us to the lush, volcanic island, that’s famed for its thermal springs. We’ll head to Poseidon Park, where we’ll soak in warm pools, steam in the Roman sauna, relax under umbrellas at the private beach. There will be time for optional spa treatments, or you may wish to simply bliss out amidst fragrant gardens, staring out into the sparkling  Sea.

Back in Sorrento, there’s an optional journal writing workshop in the early evening. Then those who would like to have a Dutch Treat group dinner, may follow me on a short walk to Sorrento’s Marina Grande, to enjoy the folksy scene and a meal of fresh caught seafood.

Meals Included: B

Day 5: Full Day in Bella Napoli

Our day in Bella Napoli is an inspiring mix of rich history, artisan shopping, and wonderful food. We’ll have a walking tour of Spaccanapoli, the soulful, evocative historic center, stopping on Via San Gregorio Armeno--famous for craftsmen who make presepi=nativity scene figures. We’ll move on to the Naples ArchaeologicalMuseum, for an entertaining look at how women have been glorified in art since ancient days--from the Venus of the Beautiful Buttocks sculpture to stunning mosaics. There will be free time for an aperitivo at a sidewalk café and shopping, before a classic dinner: Naples’ world-famous pizza at one of the historic center’s most beloved restaurants.

Meals Included: B, D

Day 6: La Dolce Vita

This is your day to immerse yourself in La Dolce Vita, and enjoy Sorrento any way you please. The town is a treasure to explore, and a delicious joy to relax in.

Free Options:


· Strolling and shopping in Sorrento. Demonstrations by local artisans (jewelry and wood-inlay) can also be arranged.
· Hiking in the hills above Sorrento
Other Options, for additional cost:

· Excursion to Amalfi and Ravello, by ferry and bus or private driver
· Boat ride from Marina Grande to explore the Sorrentina Peninsula
· Guided hike along the Sentieri degli Dei (Path of the Gods), above the Amalfi Coast
Meals Included: B

Day 7: Oplontis and Pompeii

Today we’ll discover beautiful and fascinating ruins of ancient Roman times. First Oplontis, a suburban villa where the notorious Empress Poppea (Nero’s wife) lived, that’s full of gorgeous frescos. Then we’ll move on to Pompeii, focusing on the treasures of its feminine history--such as the house of the wealthy Roman Julia Felix and the Temple of Isis, the Egyptian Mother Goddess and Enchantress.

At our evening’s farewell dinner

Meals Included: B, D

Day 8: Arrivederci!

Our driver will transport you to the airport or train station, where you’ll depart with Golden Memories of our week together...

Meals Included: B

*Itinerary subject to change. If because of weather or unforeseen circumstances changes need to be made, replacement events will be equally as awesome as above.

Dates & Rates

$4.400 per person sharing a double room
$4,250 per person in a single room

What's Included:
:
7 nights at First-Class Hotel Imperial Tramontano in Sorrento
Transportation by private minibus, including roundtrip transfers to/from Naples airport or train station
Daily buffet breakfast at the hotel 
3 multi-course dinners, with wine
1 cooking class followed by lunch
Guided tours of Capri, Naples Historic Center and Archaeological Museum, Pompeii
Private boat excursion to Capri's Blue Grotto
Thermal park entrance fees in Ischia, with access to 22 warm pools, sauna, private beach, and restaurants
Entrance fees to garden, museum, and monuments

NOT Included:

Airfare

Meals not specified in itinerary

Gratuities

Spa treatments, such as massages or facials
Everything not mentioned under “What's Included”

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Hotel Imperial Tramontano
Sorrento