- authentic adventures in italy -


See how Lisa is changing the way we think about travel.

Insider access. Your own interpreter. A colorful cast of Italians

Travel like a Local - Meet a Colorful Cast of Italians!

Treat yourself & someone you love:

two unforgettable Italian adventures in 2019:

I.  Mythology Meets the Medicinal:

- MAY 19-27, 2019 -

NAPOLI + ISCHIA, an Island Paradise

9-Day Luxury Adventure

Only 1  SPOT left!

Airfare is not included.


Download May 2019 Itinerary (.pdf)


II.  Colors of the Amalfi Coast

- SEPTEMBER 22 - 30, 2019 -


SPECIAL GIFT: First 3 double-bookings receive a beautiful hardbound copy of
La Passione: How Italy Seduced the World" by Dianne Hales 

Download September 2019 Itinerary (.pdf)

10-guest limit. 6 Spots Left.

Your deposit saves your spot!

Does not include airfare. 


Slow Travel with Lisa is a recognized State of CA 

Seller of Travel: License No. 2133570-40.


THIS JUST IN:  An Evening with Dianne Hales & Lisa Engelken

Lisa is excited to celebrate her passione per l'Italia

with the author of La Bella Lingua (one of Lisa's favorite books).

Learn about Lisa 's Slow Travel itineraries + Dianne's new book La Passione 

Wednesday, April 24th, 6:30 pm

North Beach at Libreria Pino

Book now to receive your beautiful hard bound copy of Le Passione!


The Reviews are in:


Alex and Suzanne (Sept 2018 guests to Napoli + the Amalfi Coast) 

(More reviews)


 You may have the universe if I may have Italy. – Giuseppe Verdi


I'm professoressa Lisa, Italian language instructor and interpreter.

At the urging of my Italian students, I began to craft Italian adventures. 

Inspired by the Slow Food Movement, my motto is Go Local, Know Local.

Sumptuous local foods & wines, vibrant local people and a beautiful local language! 

Why not take advantage of my 30-year relationship with Italy?

I design adventures for the curious mind & spirit, a combination of indoor & outdoor activities 

that introduce you to the rich Neapolitan culture and lead you to discoveries about what makes it tick

What makes my itineraries unique? 

It's the people you will meet: 

a colorful cast of Neapolitans- guest teachers, artists, guides-- my friends, 

all passionate about sharing their rich culture with you.

Daily quick (and sometimes silly) Italian lessons, related to our activities enhance your experience

and heighten the fun factor. 

I warmly invite you to do something amazing this year. Treat yourself- and someone you love! 

There is a Heaven is on Earth: Travel with me there, to my beloved region of Campania!

Travelers who seek a more authentic and personal experience

are encouraged to sign up at info@slowtravelwithlisa.com

Leave the planning to me-- and leave the driving to the professionals!

Just pack your bags-- and prepare to be amazed.



It's YOUR turn to travel.

Don't miss out, take the leap and get away!



INTERPRETER: Do you and your loved ones have a trip planned to Italy? Are you traveling back to discover your roots and meet your Italian relatives? Would you like to connect on a more authentic level? Lisa can travel with you to take the stress out of travel logistics, facilitate your conversations and enrich your Italian experience.

TRAVEL PLANNING: Lisa would love to work with you to design your own small group slow travel experience. Wouldn't it be amazing to 

travel with the people you love the most, unencumbered by difficulties in communication and knowing "how Italy works"?
Take the stress, worry and confusion out of your trip.
Travel with Lisa as your your own personal interpreter and guide.  
Let's make it happen!

let's go!


Make this Paradise your reality! Come bask in the constantly changing colors of Amalfi. Experience exhilarating views from the cliffs above- from Scala and Ravello, the scent of lemon in the air, and the rush of a warm breeze as you glide across unspeakably blue waters in your private boat. Learn more...

"One may write or paint as much as one likes, but this place... the shore, the gulf, Vesuvius, the citadels, the villas, everything defies description." - Goethe (An Italian Journey)

Napoli + Flaming Fields + Isle of Ischia (Only 1 Spot Left!)


MAY 19-27, 2019 : Mythology Meets the Medicinal

*SEEK FEMALE ADVENTURIST to grab the last spot on this amazing adventure!

SAVE $300 for a price of $3,995: Looking for an Adventurist to share and enjoy sea view luxury accommodations w/o paying the Single Supplement Fee (Total savings $1200)!

(Regular Price : $4,295 + $900 single supplement)

Napoli is a colorful, passionate 3000-year-old Adventure-land. It was a booming cultural center, long before Rome was even an idea. The wondrous island of Ischia, just north of Capri, is site of the oldest Greek colony in the Western world and renowned the world over for its medicinal waters, bio-diversity (world-class wines), and natural thermal spas. The Flaming Fields inspired Homer and is the setting of Book VI of Virgil's epic poem Eneide. This is a land where myths were born.

National Geographic just named the enchanting fishing village where we will stay, "Italy's Best-Kept Secret."  Travel with me to find out why it's always been my favorite place on the island.

Attenzione, ELENA FERRANTE fans out there:  Where we are staying is the evocative setting for e Lina's curative baths and torrid rendevouz with Nino!

This just out: a captivating article on Napoli to really give you a feel for the city.  

Treat yourself to this 9-day luxury-adventure

TRIP PRICE:  $4295 (dbl booking)


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Itineraries: MAY 19-27, 2019 and SEPT 22-30, 2019

Your Dream Vacation Awaits. What on earth are you waiting for?! 

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Slow Travel with Lisa is a recognized State of CA Seller of Travel.
License No. 2133570-40

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  • Slow Travel with Lisa is a recognized State of CA Seller of Travel. License No. 2133570-40.
  •  $800 reserves your place! Sign up now. Payment by check payable to Slow Travel with Lisa, money-order, Pay-Pal, wire transfer.
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  • MAY 2019 TRIP PRICE: $4,295
    MAY 19-27, 2019
    - Napoli + Isle of Ischia -
  • SEPT 2019 TRIP PRICE: $3,995
    SEPT 22-30, 2019
    - Napoli + Amalfi Coast -
  • All prices are in US dollars and based on double-occupancy of accommodations.
  • Airfare is not included
  • Contact Lisa to learn more about her unforgettable 9-day Slow Travel Experiences

*Any discounts are applied to final payment of balance due.

Slow Travel with Lisa is an official State of CA Seller of Travel, License No. 2133570-40. 

Click on the Terms page to review the Terms & Conditions, including information on Pricing & Payments, Cancellation Policies, and Travel Insurance. This information may also be found in the Itinerary.

Deposit + Payments + Travel Insurance:

  • All pricing is in US dollars and based on double occupancy. 
  • Single guests are welcome! A single-occupancy request will require an additional fee. This fee will be waived if a single-payer guest is willing to share accommodation and in the case that a suitable single roommate can be found. Written consent of both single-payer guests will be required.  
  • A non-refundable deposit of $800 is required to reserve your place on our tour. Save your spot with a payment  by check, money order, electronic transfer, cashier's check, cash or PayPal.
    NOTE: Add 3.5% to PayPal payments (i.e, Deposit $800 +3.5% = $828.00). There is a fee of $15 for wire transfers.
  • Any applicable discounts will be deducted from final payment of total balance due.
  • Balance of the full amount is due ninety (90) days prior the start date of the tour:
    - Feb. 18, 2019, for May 2019 itinerary; and
    - June 22, 2019, for Sept 2019.
  • If there is still room available for additional guests less than ninety (90) days prior to the start date of our tour, the full sum will be due upon booking. 

Contact Info@SlowTravelwithLisa.com for any additional payment details.  

Sample Payment Schedule: 

  • $800 deposit reserves your spot! 
  • $600 payment suggested sox (6) months prior to start date of itinerary (or split balance into installments to help you budget)
  • Total balance due on or before ninety (90) days before the itinerary start date.   

*All discounts will be applied to final payment of balance due.  

Note:  Costs of air travel and all transportation to and from the trip meeting and departure points are not included in the price of this trip.  

It is recommended that you contact Info@SlowTravelwithLisa.com before purchasing your airline ticket(s).    

Travel Insurance. Slow Travel with Lisa will require each guest to purchase a comprehensive travel insurance package for our tours.

The policy will include coverage of trip cancellation and medical  insurance. A travel insurance plan that includes coverage for medical  insurance including emergency medical evacuation coverage is mandatory on our tours.

Travel insurance will minimize your risk, both financial and medical as  we, unfortunately, cannot make exceptions for inclement weather or  personal emergencies.  

Go to TERMS Page for more assistance in selecting a travel insurance plan.

NOTE:  We may at any time revise our Itinerary and Terms and Conditions. You are bound by such revisions and should therefore periodically review these Terms and Conditions