“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.”
Ciao, carissimi amici! Mi chiamo Lisa and I invite you to take advantage of my 25-year relationship with Bella Napoli and the breathtaking Amalfi Coast!
It would be an honor for me to serve as your language and cultural guide to my absolute favorite place in the world! Facilitating authentic communication and understanding between English and Italian speakers makes my heart feel so BIG!
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. I was operatically trained and my first diction course for singers was studying lyrical works in Italian. I was immediately smitten by the melodious language!
Then, as fate would have it, the following summer I worked in an Italian restaurant, run by a vibrant Neapolitan family. I experienced their passion for life in all its dimensions and flavors and 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 being a jazz artist, I 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.
"This tour is personal!" What's different about my itinerary is that it’s truly personal. I’ve spent more than a year planning and traveling in Campania, collaborating with wonderful Italian friends, new and old to create an unforgettable cultural experience for you.
My Italian friends will all 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.
So, at last, I'm excited to share with you my itinerary that reflects how I like to travel, exploring a combination of “must-see’s” and hidden gems- as a traveler, not a tourist. Experiencing the local life, through the eyes of locals. Enjoying activities that are transformative and inspirational.
Go Local, Know Local: I will encourage you to communicate in italiano-- at whatever level you are at. What better way to do that than by introducing 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!)
We're sorry you missed out on this Slow Travel Experience in Sept 2018. But, why don't you plan to travel with us in May 2019 or Sept 2019?
contact Lisa at info@slowtravelwithLisa.com