Discover the Coast, and Beyond
THIS TOUR SOLD OUT IN 2012 and 2013! ONLY TWO SPOTS LEFT ON THE WAITING LIST FOR 2014 !
“See Naples and die,” goes the old saying about the place, alluding to the beauty of the city’s incomparable setting in the shadow of mountain and the blue waters of its enormous bay. Naples, Italy’s 3rd-largest city, is arguably its most colorful and certainly its most chaotic. Underneath Vesuvius the streets of Naples teem with activity, where Italians eat, work, play, and gossip. Here the amazing architectural monuments are the backdrop to street markets, small shops, and lively neighborhoods...a microcosm of Il Mezzogiorno, the land of the midday sun.
The region of Campania is also home to the pleasure island Capri, the historic ruins at Pompeii, and the stunning Costiera Amalfitana, south of Naples. Over a century ago, local writer Renato Fucini promised that when the amalfitani go the heaven on Judgment Day, it will be a day like any other. Those who drive along the Amalfi coast still find it heavenly. The road from Sorrento to Salerno winds through quaint white villages built on steep angles, with one side of the village unfolding down to the cerulean water and the other rising up the mountainside. Inside each village, there are more delights for the senses: hand-painted tiles, lemons the size of grapefruits, leisurely lunches of grilled fish from the morning market, and a sea-sky so intensely blue it inspired Steinback to call Amalfi “a dream place.” And those beaming smiles of the locals seem to reflect the omnipresent sunshine.
Dates: May. 14, 2013 through May. 21, 2013 - 0 spaces left for this date.
Price: $4,850 per person; $1,560 single supplement (single in double room) in 2013. Prices for 2014 will be finalized soon.
Meals: All breakfasts beginning on Day 2; three lunches; four dinners. Beverages, including excellent local wines, included.
Activity Level: Some walking through villages and farms with uneven footing. Optional more rigorous hikes on the Isle of Capri.
Guides: Claudia Harris
Claudia Harris and Susan Eckis will co-lead this trip.
Clients enjoy complementary use of the spa and 10% off spa services at Hotel Romeo.
Transfers to the first hotel in Naples on Day 1 are NOT included. Private transfer to the Naples airport or train station on Day 8 is included. Departures for the US will need to be arranged no earlier than 12 noon on Day 8.