“For myself, each arrival on this shore is a rejoicing.
And I wonder at the stroke of fortune that first brought me here to live
in intimacy with this civilized spirit and to share its long adventure.” - Shirley Hazzard
Benvenuti and Greetings!
I'm Lisa Engelken, Founder& Director of Slow Travel with Lisa.
I describe myself as a "self-appointed ambassador" to Napoli and the Region of Campania.
As a teacher and creator of authentic Slow Travel adventures, I seek to facilitate a deeper cultural understanding and appreciation of the region and create experiences that stimulate the mind and the body.
I will give you reasons to unplug from what you know and present you with the unforgettable and remarkable world of Napoli, the unspeakable natural beauty of the region of Campania, and the vibrancy of its people.
Go Local, Know Local: I promote use of local language and enjoyment of local organic seasonal foods and wines.
Finally, I aim to create fun and relaxing opportunities for my 10 guests to communicate and to forge relationships with "real, live Italians."
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My first Slow Travel Experience sold out quickly and takes place this September 2018. I am excited to announce my newest 9-day slow travel itinerary "Mythology Meets the Medicinal" set for May 19-27, 2019.
Take advantage of my 25-year relationship with Bella Napoli, the Amalfi Coast, the wondrous Flaming Fields that includes the magnificent island of Ischia, first substantial outpost of the Greek colonies.
Since you will be traveling with me, I will let you know a bit about myself.
My two passions are my professions: Music and All Things Italian. In fact, it was Music that led me to the lyrical beauty of the Bella Lingua. Being operatically trained, my first diction course for singers was the study of lyrical works in Italian. I was immediately smitten by the melodious language.
Fate's winds carried me to an Italian restaurant, run by a vibrant Neapolitan family. I experienced their passion for life in all its dimensions and flavors. I was hooked on Southern Italian culture!
I am grateful for having made that decision all those years ago, to study italiano and, in addition to my work in the theatre and in jazz, I am an Italian language instructor, interpreter and translator.
It has been an privilege to share the Bella Lingua with all of my students these past fifteen (and counting!) years- and to have been recognized by Italian Consulate General Lorenzo Ortona for my "eclectic and creative" teaching style.
"It's personal!" What's different about my itineraries is that they are truly personal. I spend more than a year planning and traveling in Campania, collaborating with wonderful Italian friends, new and old to create unforgettable cultural experiences for you.
My Italian friends will be a part of this unique experience that combines educational and physical activities. A dream vacation that awakens the senses: rich in history, food, wine, colors, aromas, sounds, and breathtaking natural beauty.
I am a traveler, not a tourist. So, at last, I'm excited to share with you how I like how I like to travel: exploring “must-see’s” and hidden gems. Experiencing the local life, meeting locals. Enjoying activities that are transformative and inspirational.
Go Local, Know Local: I will encourage you to communicate in italiano-- at whatever level. I will be there to coach and to interpret. I will also introduce you to some of my colorful and talented Neapolitan friends who deeply love their wondrous culture and history!
THE IDEA for Slow Travel with Lisa came about in two ways:
As I say above, space is limited to 10 lucky guests. You don’t have to speak Italian, but I ask that you come with a curiosity and interest in participating in authentic experience. 10 is the perfect number (and Dante said so, too!)
2019 SLOW TRAVEL EXPERIENCES:
MAY 19-27, 2019: Mythic Meets the Medicinal
Napoli + Flaming Fields + Mythic Isle of Ischia
Trip Price: $4,450
SEPTEMBER 22-30, 2019: Four Star to Farm Stay:
Napoli + Amalfi Coast.
contact Lisa at info@slowtravelwithLisa.com