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


- SEPTEMBER 22 - 30, 2019 -

9 breathtaking days:


10 guest limit.
(Does not include airfare.)

MORE INFO  Amalfi Coast Get-Away

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- MAY 19-27, 2019 -

Mythology Meets the Medicinal:

NAPOLI + ISCHIA, an Island Paradise

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Only $3995!
(after January 18th:  $4,295)

Ischia Sun, Sea, & Spas


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That's how Lisa's guests Alex and  Suzanne described their experience to Napoli + the Amalfi Coast! Lisa and her 10 guests have just returned from the Amalfi Coast. (More reviews)


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

Come with me to discover hidden gems that will reawaken your senses.

What makes my itineraries so special? 

It's the people you will meet: 

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

all passionate to share their rich Italian culture with you.

Leave the planning to me. 

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

I craft adventures for the curious mind & spirit. 

Travelers who seek a more authentic and personal experience

are encouraged to sign up at


View May 2019 ITINERARY below
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It's YOUR turn to travel.

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



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, 

accompanied by your own personal interpreter?  
Let's make it happen!

let's go!


MAY 19-27, 2019: NAPOLI+ Island of ISCHIA. For years I've visited a rustic island paradise that National Geographic just named "Italy's Best-Kept Secret."  Travel with me to find out why.

Ischia (aka "the Green Island") lies just north of Capri and is the oldest Greek outpost in the Med (8th c. BC). It's the evocative romantic backdrop in Elena Ferrante's tale. 

We will enjoy a guided tour of this massive, majestic Castel Aragonese, perched on a gigantic magma bubble, and dates back to 400 BC. 

MAY 19 - 27, 2019 : Napoli + Flaming Fields + Isle of Ischia

Napoli + Flaming Fields + Isle of Ischia (2 Spots Left!)

Twilight panorama of the Bay of Naples

MAY 19-27, 2019 : Mythology Meets the Medicinal

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LAST 2 SPOTS by Jan. 18th: SAVE $600 for a price of $3,995! 

(after January 18th: $4,295)

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.

Are there any 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 $600 DISCOUNT :  $3,995  .

(after January 18th: $4,295)


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  • Reap the rewards of traveling with an insider. This is an authentic experience that you would never have on your own! 
  • Three Nights in Napoli:  Old World Luxury with opulent sea view rooms. Your balcony overlooks a charming fishing harbor, the Castel dell'Ovo and majestic Vesuvius
  • Five Nights on the magnificent spa-island paradise of Ischia. 4-star seafront accommodations located in the enchanting little village described as an "unspoiled Capri of the 1950s." Sea breeze and a stunning panorama. 
  • Spend a day at Ischia's premiere spa resort, renowned for its resplendent gardens, prescribed series of temperature-regulated volcanic mineral waters, its shimmering private beach, and wondrous natural sauna (located in a mountainside cave!)
  • Explore your picturesque fishing village: visit a colorful ceramic studio, sample the local liquori and island's best gelato, browse elegant boutiques
  • Private boat trip (with lunch) along the island. Swim and snorkel in quiet coves and bio-diverse waters
  • Special Sign-Up Activity!  Hike with a local guide: Mt. Epomeo to the beach below. Discover the unique volcanic flora and geography of the "isola verde."   (Fee and sign-up required.)
    Lunch in rustic agriturismo serving authentic organic island dishes.  
  • Guided exploration of the seismic and ancient wonders of the Flaming Fields + visit the best-preserved colosseum in Italy (designed by the same architects as its "famous brother" in Rome!)
  • Hear the tales and extraordinary history of the majestic Castello Aragonese that dates back to 400 BC, and is perched atop a volcanic magma bubble.
    NOTE: The visitor routes of the Aragonese Castle have lots of steps and, in some cases, steep slopes. These characteristics unfortunately do  not allow visitors in wheelchairs to visit independently. However, some points can be reached with the help of our support staff.  
  • Enjoy the world-renowned fruits, vegetables and wines: products of rich, volcanic soils. Fresh. Local. Organic.
  • An unforgettable "Arrivederci" dinner in a private, family-owned vineyard-cantina, singing along with lively local musicians 
  • Personal time to explore, dine and shop on your own 
  • Travel with your own Italian personal Language Coach & Interpreter
  • Custom-made Italian lessons (pre-trip lessons available)
  • Meet a colorful cast of guests- Lisa's friends! Opportunities to practice your Italian (whatever the level), enjoy local foods & wines, and laughter 
  • Additional sign-up activities (fee required) such as a Cooking course in the home of a delightful island family; Visit to exotic private gardens above the sea
  • ULTIMATE MUSIC EXPERIENCE. See Puccini's MADAMA BUTTERFLY performed in gorgeous TEATRO SAN CARLO, the oldest opera house in THE WORLD! (Add-on fee.) 
  • And so much more!
  • View Gallery of Photos + .pdf Itinerary.

Are you ready to make some wonderful memories? 


(after January 18th: $4,295)

10-guest limit. Your deposit saves your spot. 


Would you like to explore this incredible region a little longer?  Ask Lisa about "add-on" adventures.

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Itinerary with Photos : MAY 19-27, 2019 Napoli + Ischia

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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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  • MAY 2019 TRIP PRICE: $3,995
    (after Jan 18: $4,995)
    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 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 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