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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!


-- Kitty C.  

(May 2019 Napoli + Isle of Ischia) READ MORE


Treat yourself & someone you love to an amazing adventure!

September 2019: Napoli+ Amalfi Coast


Colors of the Amalfi Coast

- SEPTEMBER 22 - 30, 2019 -


9-day luxury adventure



10-guest limit. 

(Offer ends July 22, 2019.)

Double bookings only. Does not include airfare.

Download ITINERARY September 2019 (.pdf)



Slow Travel with Lisa is a recognized State of CA 

Seller of Travel: License No. 2133570-40.


Travelers who seek a more authentic and personal experience

are encouraged to sign up at info@slowtravelwithlisa.com





 NAPOLI + the Isle of ISCHIA
Lisa is still reeling from the amazing and fun adventures enjoyed with her 10 guests

in exploration of 3000-year-old Napoli + the magnificent island of Ischia.


SPECTACULAR HIKE to the TOP of Mt. Epomeo 

(where, high above the clouds, two of our guests got engaged!),



The Reviews are in:


-- Alex, Oakland, CA

(More reviews)




INTERESTED IN 2020 TRAVEL? Contact Lisa here.


 “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



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- and you, 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 vibrant culture with you.

Quick 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!

Don't miss out!

 Leave the planning to me-- and leave the driving to the profession.ls!

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



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!

VIDEO: Check out Lisa's 2019 Luxury Adventures to Italy


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...

"You may have the universe, if I may have Italy." - Verdi

Napoli + Amalfi Coast: September 22-30, 2019




9-day luxury adventure:  $3795

10 guest limit.  

Act Now:  Almosensures relaxing travel, lifelong friendships, personal attention and special access

- ITINERARY  (.pdf)

BOOKINGS & QUESTIONS:  Info@SlowTravelwithLisa.com


  • Experience Italy like an insider. Travel with your own personal interpreter 
  • 10-guest limit ensures relaxing travel, lifelong friendships, personal attentiton and special access
  • Discover hidden cultural gems that even some of the locals don't know about! 
  • Enjoy meeting Lisa's Italian friends
  • A vibrant cast of Neapolitans- guest teachers, artists, guides- Lisa's friends.
  • NAPOLI: 3 Nights in Luxury Old-World Accommodations:  Your own elegant SEA VIEW ROOM WITH BALCONY.
  • Start each day with a stunning view while you enjoy breakfast on la Terrazza Grande overlooking an epic panorama: the Bay of Naples, Mount Vesuvius, and the seductive curve of the coast down to Sorrento
  • AMALFI COAST: 5 Nights in your Luxury BnB. Wake up each day in romantic Maiori, in comfy, colorful decor with ceramic detail. You'll be just one block from the beach and seaside promenade
  • Made-to-order breakfast delivered to your room each morning.
  • Feel like a movie star with your reserved spot on Maiori lido ( special low beach fee for access, umbrellone and lounge chairs)
  • UNESCO-recognized seaside village boasting the longest beach of all the Amalfi towns (and without the crowds!
  • Frequent ferry service from our seaside town gives you easy access Capri & neighboring Amalfi towns.  Hop a boat to Positano, Amalfi, Minori, Cetara, Salerno-- and Capri! 
  • A heavenly breakfast provided every morning
  • Four delectable lunches in diverse settings: under Mt. Vesuvius, on elegant Amalfi seaside terrace, in an authentic pizzeria napoletana nel centro storico and near a 18th c. Royal Palace
  • 2 aperitivo-mixers in breathtaking settings: overlooking the Bay of Naples, seaside along the dreamy Amalfi Coast
  • Welcome to Napoli Dinner:  savor the best of Neapolitan culinary creativity and tradition
  • ROYAL PALACE of Caserta (18th c): Guided visit + Lunch. Discover the largest palace in world, nicknamed the "Versailles of the South," that revolutionized the world of architecture, thanks to the genius of Italian architect Luigi Vanvitelli. Tour this awesome palace, stroll through its exquisite and expansive Royal English Garden.  
  • CITY WALK + LUNCH in an authentic Neapolitan pizzeria. Sights, Sounds & Tastes of Napoli:  Our passionate Neapolitan guide, will take us on a romp, from Castel dell'Ovo to the heart of Napoli's centro storico. Sample the caffe' napoletano and traditional pastries, view Caravaggio's masterpiece the "Seven Works of Mercy." 
  • ORGANIC WINERY. Guided Tour + Lunch. World-class wine & brandy pairings with yummy traditional Neapolitan dishes- at the foot of Mount Vesuvius!
  • Welcome to the Amalfi Coast!  "Apericena" at the beach
  • PRIVATE BOAT. The best way to experience the Amalfi colors and the languid Mar Tirreno. You'll be picked up at our local little pier and whisked away, gliding along the Amalfi Coast: stop for swims in quiet coves, shop, arrive by sea to our ristorante!
  • AMALFI LEMON TOUR. EXCLUSIVE TOUR OF PRIVATE GROVES, TASTING, + LUNCH.  Among Lisa's Top 3 Must-Do's on the Amalfi Coast: Spend a magnificent morning in fragrant lemon groves, experiencing the ancient-staired terraces learning the History of the Sfusato Lemon. We will learn (and taste) why the Amalfi lemon is considered the best in world. Our 3-location adventure is in collaboration with a word-renowned Amalfi Coast pastry chef. We will travel high up the cliffs to the chef's laboratorio to taste the many delicious products and learn how they are crafted. The experience culminates in a refreshing lemon-themed lunch in Ravello a Mare, dining on our elegant terrace overlooking the sea. NOTE: Though there are no uphill inclines to negotiate, guests must be able to descend large ancient stone stairs. A walking stick will be provided.)
  • "Arrivederci, Bell'Italia!" Pizza Party: pizzata and a toast to celebrate new friendships and memories made
  • Free time to relax and to explore on your own
  • ADD-ON ACTIVITY: NATURE HIKE (Difficulty: easy-to-medium; many stairs, inclines).  Hike the inspirational Valle delle Ferriere with a local guide. Exclusive access to a permit-only protected wilderness zone! Learn the history of world-famous Amalfi paper. Hike ends in historic Amalfi, where you can visit the Paper Museum, shop, have dinner, and/or hop a boat back to Maiori or to other Amalfi towns. Packed lunch provided. Transport + Driver included. Sign-up fee required: $160. This 4-hour hike is rated "easy-to-medium".  Guests must demonstrate the ability to hike natural terrains, descend stone stairs, declines and moderate ascents
  • Free-day Activities: There are so many cultural, culinary and historical delights to discover along the Amalfi Coast. PAESTUM has ancient Greek temples (2500 BC); HERCULANEUM and POMPEI are cities preserved under the fury of Mount Vesuvius (79 AD). Other sites: the  Museum of Amalfi Paper, the Isle of Capri , idyllic Positano...shopping, more wineries, the Path of the Gods!  
  • Lisa will be happy to provide referrals for excellent guides to bring these wonders to life.
  • Transportation + Driver: Relax and leave the driving to the professionals. Transfers provided from our elegant hotel in Napoli to our luxury BnB on Amalfi Coast. Return transfer from Amalfi Coast to Napoli (stops at two departure points: Capodichino Airport and Piazza Garibaldi/Napoli Centrale train station. Please contact us before booking same-day departure flight
  • Transportation + Driver for majority of the group’s activities
  • All guided activities (private boat tour, Amalfi Lemon Experience, Royal Palace of Caserta, fees for guides & guest teachers, entrance fees)
  • Welcome booklet outlining Italian lessons and itinerary
  • Travel with your own personal language interpreter, language coach & guide
  • Opportunities to speak italiano with Lisa's friends

*Double bookings only. 

Price does not include airfare.  

Single guests will be subject to a Single Supplement Fee.

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  • 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 Slow Travel Luxury Adventures scheduled for 2020. 

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

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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:
    - June 21, 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 six (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.  

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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