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Nine Unforgettable Days : $4,295 - Myths, Marvels, Sun, Spas

Mythic Ischia: Medicinal Waters & Spas + World-Class Wines

Castello Aragonese dates back to 470 BC and sits high atop a gigantic magma bubble. From our private boat, we will tour this magnificent monument to Antiquity and Mythology (with exclusive access to the protected waters of the underwater city of ancient Aenaria) and during our guided visit inside the walls of this giant fortress. Its citadel promises you breathtaking views of the island and of its neighbors Capri and Procida.

Luxury Adventure to Napoli + Isle of Ischia

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May 19 - 27, 2019 : Napoli + Spa-Island of Ischia

ISCHIA: For years, Lisa has been visiting the charming and rustic fishing village, described as the "Capri of the 1950's". Now she wants to share it with you.


National Geographic just called it "Italy's best-kept secret."  


Come with us May 19-27, 2019,  to find out why.


For you Elena Ferrante fans, Lisa has specially selected our hotel at the site where Lina takes her curative swims and begins her torrid love affair with Nino.


What are you waiting for?  Grab this chance to reap the rewards of Lisa's 25-year relationship with the region of Campania.


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What is included:

  • Your own personal Interpreter, Language Coach and Cultural Guide
  • 3 Nights in Old World luxury, in your stunning hotel on the Bay of Naples,  sea view room with balcony
  • 5 Nights in your colorful, 4-star island accommodations in a charming little fishing village called "the unspoiled Capri of the '50's". Balcony with sea view panorama
  • All breakfasts, 4 lunches and 3 dinners with wine (2 glasses/person), in a variety of ristoranti, pizzerie, a private family-owned cantina
  • "Benvenuti a Napoli" Toast and Welcome Dinner
  • Traditional dishes made from local (0 km) organic products, seafood and wines
  • Tour Guides (tours in English) for all scheduled visits and hikes
  • "Welcome to Ischia!" Dinner
  • A  luxurious day at the island's premiere spa and private beach
  • Private boat excursion + lunch on board, seeing the magnificent island of Ischia from the water, stopping to swim and scuba in coves and hot springs
  • Custom-crafted add-on activity: Hike the "Green Island" from Mt. Epomeo to the sea with local guide + Lunch in a rustic organic restaurant in the midst of the island flora (sign-up required)
  • Guided tour of the impressive Castello Aragonese, dating back to 400 BC, located at the end of Ischia Ponte (220 meters long), atop a bubble of magma that solidified!
  • Guided tour of awesome ruins of both ancient Greece and Rome + best preserved Colosseum in Italy. Picnic in lovely outdoor setting. 
  • Guided walk in Napoli + lunch in an authentic Neapolitan pizzeria in the heart of the centro storico!
  • Festive "Arrivederci Ischia"  Dinner in private family cantina, in the middle of a vineyard overlooking the sea. Musicians make your send-off merrier! 
  • Special memory book for each guest with itinerary and cultural information and lessons
  • Transportation by ferry from our Bay of Napoli to the island of Ischia. Baggage transfer included. Return trip to Port of Napoli (our final itinerary destination).
  • Transportation + Drivers/Taxi Service for group’s guided activities
  • Some fares on city public transportation
  • All guided activities (private boat excursion, fees for private guides and captain, ferry rides, scheduled special events, fees for guest artists and teachers, entrance fees)
  • Ultimate Music Experience: See Puccini's Madama Butterfly performed in the gorgeous Teatro San Carlo, the oldest opera house in Europe.  (Add-on activity.)

What's not included:

  • All flights and transport traveling to our meeting place, Old World luxury accommodations in Naples, Italy
  • All flights and transport from your final drop-off point in Naples, Italy on last day of tour
  • Travel expenses before and after the tour period
  • Travel Insurance (Required)
  • Tips for guides, baristi, etc.
  • All alcoholic drinks, including spirits and cocktails, that are not specifically stated as included 
  • Add-on activity fees: guided hike + lunch + transport ($95); A Night at the Opera at Teatro San Carlo 
  • Some city public transportation costs
  • All additional hotel charges (mini-bar, bar, laundry, room service, etc) beyond cost of rooms and hotel/city taxes
  • All personal expenses including purchases made on City Walks and hikes (coffees, waters, pastries, liqueurs, gelato, souvenirs, gifts, etc)
  • All guided tours taken in your own personal time

Contact info@slowtravelwithlisa.com 

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What's required:

  • You must be 21+ years of age.
  • You must have a passport that is valid at least 6 months after your return date.  
  • You must be in good physical condition and able to negotiate all types of terrains (eg., cobble stone streets, stairs, hills) as you will be invited to participate in in city walks, the exploration of the Flaming Fields, an exhilarating hike from Mt. Epomeo to the sea (optional/add-on activity), and other physical activities. 
  • You must sign the Slow Travel with Lisa Travel Agreement.
  • You must provide proof of Travel Insurance. Slow Travel with Lisa  will require each guest to purchase a comprehensive travel insurance  package for our tour. As we unfortunately cannot make exceptions for  inclement weather or personal emergencies, travel insurance is an  affordable way to minimize your risks- both financial and medical. Your  policy will include coverage of trip cancellation and medical expenses.  An example of a comprehensive policy is the Travel Guard Gold Plan. 
  • If you would like personal assistance in choosing your insurance plan, we will be happy to help you!