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
ABOUT LISA: Lisa is an Italian Teacher and award winning jazz artist and actress. True to her passions, she founded Slow Travel with Lisa in 2017, and creates authentic adventures in the spirit of the Slow Food Movement. “Go Local, Know Local “ is her travel motto and, to that end, her mission is to foster a deeper understanding of the Italian culture and local cuisine, and to facilitate authentic connections between her 10 guests and the vibrant cast of Italians her itinerary features.
TRIP REVIEW: Lisa has recently returned from an unforgettable inaugural trip to Napoli and the Amalfi Coast, sharing what SHE loves with 10 curious, adventure-loving guests. Here is a review from Sept. 2018 guest Renee:
"Lisa's local knowledge, many friendships in Naples, and Italian language expertise are what make Slow Travel with Lisa such a rewarding travel experience. She finds things to see and do that would have taken me years of research, time which I don't have to spare.
"Her promotional material betrays her immense personal passion for Naples, and it is truly her desire to see others catch a little of that. And you will, because we did.
"Whether it's high cuisine or a simple pizza, a special local wine or a shot of espresso, a little-known ancient villa or a stroll in the streets, Lisa's appreciation opened our eyes and hearts to a culture often bypassed by travelers relying on a guide book.
"I've traveled 5 continents and made my home in 3 different countries; I am usually the family planner of trip itineraries, and this gives me a high expectation of timing and high interest in authenticity.
"Lisa gets it right, in her unique itinerary of Naples and the Amalfi Coast."
- Review by Guest Renee T.
2018 Slow Travel with Lisa Experience to Napoli + Amalfi Coast
Buon giorno e benvenuti!
I am Lisa Engelken, Founder of Slow Travel with Lisa. I am an Italian language instructor, translator and interpreter. At the urging of my students these 15 years, I began creating custom travel experiences to my beloved Italian region of Campania.
In the spirit of the Slow Food Movement, my travel motto is "Go Local, Know Local."
My mission is to create relaxing and curious travel experiences that facilitate authentic connections with Italians and the Italian culture.
I invite you to take advantage of my 25-year relationship with Italy and travel with me in May 19-27, 2019 and September 22-30, 2019.
MYTHOLOGY MEETS THE MEDICINAL:
May 19-27, 2019 (9 days)
Napoli + Flaming Fields and the magnificent Island of Ischia.
I share what I love, and this itinerary will be very special for so many reasons.
Some of you may know that Ischia, is known as "the Green Island" for its spectacular plant life and food products. It is the largest of three islands located off the coast of Napoli, north of Capri. But did you know that it is the oldest of ancient Greek outposts, dating back as far as 1600-1800 BC?
I have arranged a real treat: I'm taking my guests to stay in my favorite place on the island, just named "Italy's Best Kept Secret" by National Geographic.
We will meet at our luxury, waterfront hotel in Napoli and for three days we will celebrate the city's 3000-year history, pizza and passione. While there we will explore the extraordinary Phlegraean Fields, so geologically unique as to have spawned the timeless tales of Homer and Virgil.
Then, we cross the waters of the Mar Tirreno to spend five days on the Isle of Ischia. Ischia is a "spa-lover's dream" renowned for its natural beauty, fertile soils, world class wines, resplendent beaches, restorative mineral spas, mud, natural hot springs and saunas.
I am living proof that speaking Italian can lead you to some the most magical and amazing travel experiences. To this end, I have crafted Italian lessons and activities designed to enhance your experience. Tours will be in English, but you will have plenty of opportunities to practice your italiano (whatever the level) should you wish. And don't forget, I will be there by your side to coach and interpret.
Then...back by popular demand, its
FOUR STAR TO FARM STAY :
September 22-30, 2019
Napoli + the Amalfi Coast.
My trips are limited to 10 guests. Your deposit saves your spot. Don't wait to long! Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I am grateful for having made that decision all those years ago, to study italiano and, in addition to work as 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 continue to explore Campania, and collaborate with wonderful Italian friends, new and old, to create unforgettable cultural experiences for my guests.
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. I am excited to share with you my preferred way 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!
2019 SLOW TRAVEL EXPERIENCES:
MAY 19-27, 2019: Mythic Meets the Medicinal
Napoli + Mythic Isle of Ischia
TRIP PRICE: $4,295
This low price is based on double-occupancy booking only and cannot be used with other offers. Deposit saves your spot.
SEPTEMBER 22-30, 2019:
9-day Slow Travel Adventure
NAPOLI + AMALFI COAST
TRIP PRICE: Announce Dec 7th1
contact Lisa at info@slowtravelwithLisa.com