10 Days in Italy ~ The Amalfi Coast

What comes to mind when you think of the Amalfi Coast? La Dolce Vita and Marcello Mastrianni? … Under the Tuscan Sun with Diane Lane and her on screen lover, Marcello, as he winds along that famous road with his other lover … or perhaps Audrey Hepburn and Albert Finney in Two for the Road?  Hollywood has long since had a love affair with the 50-kilometer stretch of coastline along the southern edge of Italy’s Sorrentine Peninsula. The legendary Amalfi Coast has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its piercing beauty and unique natural landscape of sheer cliffs and rugged shoreline dotted with small beaches and pastel-colored fishing villages. The breathtaking coastal road between clifftop Sorrento and the port city of Salerno winds past grand villas, terraced vineyards, and cliffside lemon groves.

Indulge in a feast for your eyes and palate, explore the authentic side of the Amalfi Coast, and experience first-hand an enchanting adventure on the inside track with me.

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10 Days in Italy along the Amalfi Coast

October 12 – 21, 2019  (Completed)

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Coastal Sorrento, an attractive resort town infused with lemon and olive groves
offers a spectacular cliffside setting, picturesque marinas, lively old town, and sweeping views of the Bay of Naples

Taste authentic specialties during a food walking + eating tour

Lush lemon grove + citrus garden Agruminato in the heart of Sorrento
Discover and taste myriad products made from the ubiquitous limoni
gelato or sorbettogranitalimoncellodelizia
(a dome of fluffy cake filled and slathered with a thick whipped lemon cream) ~

Naples’ Centro Storico, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
A sophisticated ancient metropolis littered with monuments of art and architecture, dramatically perched between Mount Vesuvius and the sea, a place of palaces, the hometown of pizza.
Discover Italy’s 3rd largest city + witness the glory of Naples at its peak during a visit to the palatial Archaeological Museum
Sample pizza in more than one form

Significantly well-preserved Pompeii + Herculaneum ancient archaeological sites
Learn about daily Roman life that ground to a halt after the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 29

Island of Capri ~ famed for its rugged landscape, dramatic cove-studded coastline, and renowned Blue Grotto, a dark cavern where the sea glows electric blue

Breathtaking trip along one of the world’s greatest drives, the stunning Amalfi Coast
The striking villages of Positano, Amalfi, and charming Ravello

Mozzarella di Bufala organic dairy farm + tasting
Hand-made buffalo mozzarella straight from the source where pampered water buffalo give themselves brush massages and listen to classical music

Enchanting and serene Paestum village and its archaeological site of Greek marvels

Optional activities:

Yoga class in a Sorrentine historic villa amidst the lemon grove
“Path of the Gods” 4-mile hike + picnic above Amalfi town
Museo della Carta, the Paper Museum, showcasing an important industry since Amalfi’s glory days in the Middle Ages

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Contact us for pricing and terms. 

Includes: 9 nights lodging in beautiful, high quality accommodations with private bathroom (6 nights in Sorrento, 3 nights in Amalfi), 9 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners, private pick-up & return to Naples airport, all transportation (private minivans with chauffeur, hydrofoil ferry, private boat, ferry, regional train), local guides, privately guided tours & visits; all highlights above, and Karen’s services as trip organizer, travel advisor, and full-time trip escort. LAND PACKAGE ONLY.  Excludes:   International flights to/from the US or other European city, transportation/taxis other than specified above, tips for guides, carbon offsets for flight, and trip insurance.

Activity level: MODERATE to STRENUOUS – This tour involves a lot of walking, standing, stairs, hills, cobblestones, and gravel pathways.

Note on travel style:  My focus on well-being affords you an itinerary with a slow start to offset the stresses of travel, a comfortable sight-seeing pace, periodic downtime, attention to healthful practices, such as balanced meals, fresh vegetables, and the option to attend a yoga class.  Travelers with food sensitivities or allergies may be accommodated, please inform me upon booking.

For more information & photos, visit daily itinerary description
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Practical Information

  • Tour limited to 10 travelers; reservations honored on a first come, first served basis.
  • This is a LAND ONLY package beginning and ending in Naples; price does not include airfare, nor transportation to or from any Italian city other than Naples.
  • Arrival pick-up and return is included only for arrivals and departures at either Naples International Airport (aka Capodichino, code: NAP) or Naples Centrale train station.
  • Prior to booking your international flight, please consider the following:
    1/ Outbound flight: Due to overnight flight from the US, you will need to depart one day prior to desired arrival in Naples (ie. to arrive Naples on October 12, you must depart the US on October 11).
    2/ Inbound flight:  For your convenience, it is recommended to book return flights departing after 12:00pm due to two-hour drive to airport from Amalfi. Flight departs Italy and arrives USA same day.
  • Please consult Karen before finalizing your flight plans.

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