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-Interpreter and award winning jazz artist. True to her passions, she founded Slow Travel with Lisa in 2017. Inspired by the Slow Food Movement, Lisa creates authentic adventures designed to “Go Local, Know Local .“
To that end, her mission is to foster a deeper understanding of the Italian language & culture, enjoyment of local foods, wines and customs while providing her guests unforgettable opportunities to engage in authentic communication with a vibrant cast of Italians featured on each of her itineraries.
"BEST VACATION EVER! (Kitty C.)
I traveled to Napoli and the island of Ischia with Slow Travel with Lisa in May 2019.
The food, the accommodations, the local guides, the tours...all were superb!!
I'm not sure which of the adventures was my favorite. There were so many, but it's a toss-up between exploring the Rione Terra in Napoli, our day at Poseidon Terme [thermal spas] and our dinner in the private vineyard of Terme Gattopardo on Ischia.
This vacation definitely exceeded my expectations.
If you're thinking about a relaxing, enriching, slow travel adventure, I encourage you to travel with Lisa!"
-- Kitty C., Bay Area, CA. (May 2019 guest)
TRIP REVIEW: EXCEEDED MY EXPECTATIONS! (David S. San Francisco, CA)
"I am a student in one of Lisa’s Italian Classes where I heard about the tour she had planned for Naples and the island of Ischia in May 2019.
I’ve just returned from that trip and it was great. Even though Lisa provided a very detailed description of what was included in the tour, it exceeded my expectations in every way.
The hotels she selected were wonderful with ocean views from every room.
The small group format made the tour very comfortable and accommodating.
Lisa’s personal attention to every detail of the tour resulted in great food and wine
as well as very enjoyable activities every day.
Local guides were employed for each day’s outing so you really got the flavor of the area in addition to the sights.
Daily activities included a visit o a hot springs spa, tour of a prominent artist’s studio,
a hike to the very peak of Ischia, as well as visits to several castles and Roman ruins.
Lisa’s familiarity with this part of Italy and personal relationships with the locals allows her to include access to places well of the tourist track. Our tour included dinner at a family owned vineyard that is never open to the public.
I can highly recommend Slow Travel with Lisa for anyone interested in really seeing and experiencing Naples and the Amalfi Coast away from the tourist crowds.
I plan to sign up for another trip with Lisa next year."
- David S., San Francisco, CA (May 2019 guest)
TRIP REVIEW: LISA GETS IT RIGHT! (Renee T.)
"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."
- Renee T., Bali. (September 2018)
Buongiorno 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 18 years, I began creating custom travel experiences to my beloved Southern Italian region of Campania- and beyond.
I warmly invite you to take advantage of my 30-year relationship with Italy and travel with me in 2020 and 2021.
My 10-guest limit ensures relaxing travel with exclusive access to unique places and people. Don't wait to long to save your spot!
SEPTEMBER 13-21, 2020
NAPOLI + FLAMING FIELDS + ISLE OF ISCHIA
MAY 23-30, 2021
ancient - pristine - uncontaminated
+ 3 -day add-on: Our Neapolitan Adventure (May 20-23, 2021)*
SEPTEMBER 12-19, 2021
MAREMMAGIC: Unbridled Beauty
The Wild West Country of Tuscany
+ 3-day add-on: You think you know Firenze? (Sept 9-12, 2021)*
* Add-on adventures are available only to guests of main itinerary.
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.
My trips are limited to 10 guests. Your deposit saves your spot. Don't wait to long!
Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
contact Lisa at info@slowtravelwithLisa.com
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