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LOCAL LIVING: ITALY'S SORRENTO & AMALFI COAST

Naples . Pompeii . Sorrento . Amalfi . Positano . Isle of Capri

7

days

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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 is 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 $1799
per person sharing

PRICE INCLUDES:

Transportation by mini bus and ferry
1 night hotel accommodation 
6 nights farmstay accommodation
Orientation walk around Naples
Guided tour of Pompeii

Pizza making lesson

"Walk of the God's" day hike (conditions permitting)
Positano visit
Island of Capri visit
Scenic boat ride from Positano to Sorrento

6 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 5 dinners
 

NOT INCLUDED:

Airfare; tipping; meals unless noted otherwise, personal expenses

 

GRACE NOTES:
Givebacks: Co-op Casba;   
 

ITINERARY:

Day 1: Naples

Welcome to Naples, home of the best pizza in the world.

At 6pm we’ll meet for a trip briefing and introductions at our hotel.
After, opt for a welcome dinner of, naturally, pizza!


Accommodation: Hotel Correra 241 (or similar) 

Day 2: Naples . Pompeii . Sorrento

Enjoy a walking tour of Naples; led by a guide whose own story is as interesting as the city.  This unique tour combines historic sites with landmarks important to the wide variety of migrant groups who call Naples home. We are not just receiving a tour we'll never forget, we're also supporting an organization dedicated to helping migrants integrate into a more accepting society.

Then, travel by van to the famed site of Pompeii at the foot of Mt Vesuvius for a guided tour.

Continue to a beautiful agriturismo (farmstay) nestled in the hills above Sorrento, where we will stay for the duration of our trip.  Agriturismo Giardini di Vigliano is a working organic lemon farm that has opened its doors to guests. The agriturismo is surrounded by open terraces and groves of lemon trees protected by wooden pergolas made of chestnut. After we've had time to settle into our rooms, we’ll enjoy the first of many delicious home cooked Italian dinners.

Accommodation: Agriturisimo   
(B,D)

Day 3: Sorrento

After breakfast, we’ll stroll around the farm to learn about the history of the property and lemon production. Later, we’ll take a Napoli pizza cooking lesson, and eat the results of our efforts for lunch. 

In the afternoon, relax at the farm, or head into Sorrento, a coastal town facing the Bay of Naples on the Sorrentine Peninsula. Perched atop cliffs that separate the town from its busy marinas, Sorrento is known for sweeping water views and Piazza Tasso, a cafe-lined square.

The historic center is a warren of narrow alleys that's home to the Chiesa di San Francesco, a 14th-century church with a tranquil cloister.

Accommodation: Agriturisimo

(B,L,D)

Day 4: Sorrento & Positano

Today, join an optional hike on the famous "Walk of the Gods" trail to the town of Positano, or travel there by vehicle instead. The hike offers sensational views of lemon groves, gorges, deep valleys, woodland, abandoned farmhouses, and the sea below.  Take the ferry back to Sorrento and partake in a hands on limoncello- making demonstration. 

Southern Italy is known specifically for the giant lemons used to make limoncello. These lemons can easily grow to be larger than one's head; we’ll see them in person today.
Accommodation: Agriturisimo

(B, D)

Day 5: Sorrento

Today is a free day to pursue our individual interests - perhaps a cooking lesson, a beach walk, or shopping for handmade ceramics and lace work.  A visit to the Correale Museum is recommended for its artefacts, beautiful gardens and coastal views.
Touring the Basilica di Sant’Antonino is another option. Built in the 11th century, Basilica di Sant’Antonino is the oldest church in Sorrento and is dedicated to the city's patron saint, Anthony the Abbot.
An optional visit and lunch at a local winery Vinicola de Angelis is recommended. Facing the splendid gulf of Naples with its spectacular views of the sea are the wine cellars of the De Angelis family. In 1936, Raffaele De Angelis, founded the family business with typical Napoli passion and commitment. The winery produces splendid piedirosso, aglianico, coda di volpe and falanghina.
Accommodation: Agriturisimo

(B, D)

Day 6: Sorrento & Isle of Capri

Enjoy a day trip to the legendary Isle 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.
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.
Opt to visit the stunning Blue Grotto,  a sea cave in which sunlight, passing through an underwater cavity and shining through the seawater, creates a blue reflection that illuminates the cavern. (approx 14 euro)

Accommodation: Agriturisimo
(B, D)

Day 7: Depart Naples

Transfer by minivan back to Naples where our journey ends.  Fast trains connect Naples with Rome in just 90 minutes, and depart hourly. Departure flights from Naples should be no earlier than 2pm.
(B)

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DEPARTURES: April through October