LOCAL LIVING ITALY:  SORRENTO

Naples . Pompeii . Sorrento . Positano . Capri

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Get a taste of Italian life on this one-week trip to Sorrento, located just around the corner from the Amalfi Coast.

Replete with gorgeous scenery and all the fantastic food and drink you’d expect, you’ll unwind on an organic lemon farm where a local family will be your hosts, giving you an in-depth look at what life at an Italian ‘agriturismo’ is like.

Learn how Napoli pizza and the famous limoncello liquor are made.

Walk along the stunning coastline, visit the elite island of Capri and explore Pompeii. Don’t be a tourist in Italy — live the dream.

from $1849
per person sharing

7
days

PRICE INCLUDES:

Transportation by mini bus and ferry
Bilingual guide throughout
1 night Naples hotel accommodation 
Walking tour of Naples
Guided tour of Pompeii
6 nights Sorrento guesthouse accommodation

Italian cooking demonstration
Limoncello making demonstration
Visits to Positano and Capri
Ferry from Positano to Sorrento

"Walk of the God's" optional hike
7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 6 dinners

 

NOT INCLUDED:

International airfare; tipping; meals unless noted otherwise, personal expenses

 

GRACE NOTES:

Giveback: Migrant tour with Co-op Casba
 

ITINERARY:

DEPARTURES: April through October

Naples

Day 1 Naples

Make your way to the Naples hotel to meet your guide and group, and opt to join for a pizza dinner and maybe a glass of limoncello. 
Stay: Hotel Correra 241 (or similar) (B)

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Day 2  Pompeii & Sorrento

Start the day with a migrant-led walking tour of Naples. Afterwards, travel to Pompeii to enjoy a guided tour of the partially buried ruins before transferring to a beautiful agriturismo nestled in the hills above Sorrrento. Enjoy the first of many delicious home cooked Italian dinners.

After you settle into your room, your hosts will give you a tour of the property and tell you a bit about themselves and the agriturismo's history.
Stay: Agriturismo Giardini di Vigliano (or similar) (B,D)

Amalfi Coast

Day 3 Sorrento

Stroll through fragrant lemon groves and enjoy an introductory tour of the agriturismo, including the history of the property. Get to know your hosts and start making this slice of heaven feel like home. Later, dig right into the dough and learn how to make pizza, Italian-style. Nearby Naples is the birthplace of pizza, so this is just about as authentic as it gets. Guess what's for lunch? Buon appetito!

Stay: Agriturismo Giardini di Vigliano (or similar) (B,L,D)

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Day 4 Path of the Gods hike to Positano

Set off on the beautiful "Path of the Gods" trail that climbs along ridges high above the coastal towns of Positano and Praiano. The path can be challenging, but is well worth it for the spectacular scenery and the chance to be so close to nature and "the Gods". The outstanding beauty of the Amalfi Coast can only be fully appreciated on foot.

The walk finishes in Positano where you will have time to explore this bustling resort. Take a scenic ferry ride back to Sorrento.  Wind down the day with a limoncello tasting before heading back to the agriturismo.

Stay: Agriturismo Giardini di Vigliano (or similar) (B,D)

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Day 5 Sorrento

Enjoy a free day to do as you please. Opt to visit local villages, explore Sorrento, sign up for a full-day cooking class, or to spend some time on the beach.

For those looking to take a stroll around town, start at the Piazza Tasso to get a feel for the hustle and bustle of local life. Make your way to the Basilica, shop for handmade goods such as ceramics and lace-work, or stop at one of the lively restaurants around the square for a bite of Neapolitan fare. Then head down to the marina for some time by the sea.

Stay: Agriturismo Giardini di Vigliano (or similar) (B,D)

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Day 6  Capri

Enjoy a day trip to the island of Capri and enjoy free time to explore. Opt to walk along the trails on the island, go swimming, or brush shoulders with the more well-off island inhabitants at fancy shops.

Board a ferry to Capri. Hop on board the 'funicolare' to explore Capri Town's piazza. The Caprese salad is named after this town, and, of course, there is also locally produced limoncello, made with the island's lemons. Walk along the trails on the island, go swimming, or brush shoulders with the more well-off island inhabitants at fancy shops. Visit the stunning Blue Grotto. 
Stay: Agriturismo Giardini di Vigliano (or similar) (B,D)

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Day 7  Depart Naples

Transfer back to Naples for departure.