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September 22-30, 2019 : Napoli + Amalfi Coast


HIGHLIGHTS: Napoli + the Amalfi Coast

Thank you to the September 2019 Slow Travel Gang for making "Colors of Amalfi"

so special.  Grazie di cuore! 

SEPTEMBER 22 - 30, 2019


9-day luxury adventure.

10 guest limit. 

The 10 -guest limit ensures a relaxing travel experience, great conversation, personal attention and special access


  • Experience Italy like an insider, with your own personal interpreter 
  • 10-guest limit ensures relaxing travel and great conversation, personal attention and special access
  • Travel with your own personal language interpreter, language coach & guide
  • Opportunities to speak italiano with Lisa's friends
  • Discover hidden cultural gems that even the locals aren't familiar with!
  • Enjoy meeting the locals
  • A vibrant cast of Neapolitans- guest teachers, artists, guides- Lisa's friends.
  • NAPOLI: 3 Nights in Luxury Old-World Accommodations:  Sea view room with balcony
  • Start each day with a stunning view while you enjoy breakfast on la Terrazza Grande overlooking an epic panorama: the Bay of Naples, Mount Vesuvius, and the seductive curve of the coast down to Sorrento
  • AMALFI COAST: 5 Nights in your Luxury BnB. Wake up each day in romantic Maiori, in your comfy and colorful decor and ceramic detail. You'll be just one block from the beach and seaside promenade.
    - Your made-to-order breakfast delivered to your room each morning
    - Feel like a movie star with your
    reserved spot on Maiori beach 
  • UNESCO-recognized seaside village boasting the longest beach of all the Amalfi towns (and without the crowds!
  • Frequent ferry service from our seaside town gives you easy access Capri & neighboring Amalfi towns.
    Hop a boat to Positano, Amalfi, Minori, Cetara, Salerno-- and Capri! 
  • A heavenly breakfast provided every morning
  • Four delectable lunches in diverse settings: under Mt. Vesuvius, on elegant Amalfi seaside terrace, in an authentic pizzeria napoletana nel centro storico and near a 18th c. Royal Palace
  • 2 aperitivo-mixers in breathtaking settings: overlooking the Bay of Naples, seaside along the dreamy Amalfi Coast
  • Welcome to Napoli Dinner:  savor the best of Neapolitan culinary creativity and tradition
  • ROYAL PALACE of Caserta (18th c): Guided visit + Lunch. Discover the largest palace in world, nicknamed the "Versailles of the South," that revolutionized the world of architecture, thanks to the genius of Italian architect Luigi Vanvitelli. Tour this awesome palace, stroll through its exquisite and expansive Royal English Garden.  
  • CITY WALK + LUNCH in an authentic Neapolitan pizzeria. Sights, Sounds & Tastes of Napoli:  Our passionate Neapolitan guide, will take us on a romp, from Castel dell'Ovo to the heart of Napoli's centro storico. Sample the caffe' napoletano and traditional pastries, view Caravaggio's masterpiece the "Seven Works of Mercy." 
  • ORGANIC WINERY. Guided Tour + Lunch. World-class wine & brandy pairings with yummy traditional Neapolitan dishes- at the foot of Mount Vesuvius!
  • Welcome to the Amalfi Coast!  "Apericena" at the beach
  • PRIVATE BOAT. The best way to experience the Amalfi colors and the languid Mar Tirreno. You'll be picked up at our local little pier and whisked away, gliding along the Amalfi Coast: stop for swims in quiet coves, shop, arrive by sea to our ristorante!
  • AMALFI LEMON TOUR. EXCLUSIVE TOUR OF PRIVATE GROVES, TASTING, + LUNCH.  Among Lisa's Top 3 Must-Do's on the Amalfi Coast: Spend a magnificent morning in fragrant lemon groves, experiencing the ancient-staired terraces learning the History of the Sfusato Lemon. We will learn (and taste) why the Amalfi lemon is considered the best in world. Our 3-location adventure is in collaboration with a word-renowned Amalfi Coast pastry chef. We will travel high up the cliffs to the chef's laboratorio to taste the many delicious products and learn how they are crafted. The experience culminates in a refreshing lemon-themed lunch in Ravello a Mare, dining on our elegant terrace overlooking the sea. NOTE: Though there are no uphill inclines to negotiate, guests must be able to descend large ancient stone stairs. A walking stick will be provided.)
  • "Arrivederci, Bell'Italia!" Pizza Party: pizzata and a toast to celebrate new friendships and memories made
  • Free time to relax and to explore on your own
  • ADD-ON ACTIVITY: NATURE HIKE (Difficulty: easy-to-medium; many stairs, inclines).*
    Hike the inspirational
    Valle delle Ferriere with a local guide. Exclusive access to a permit-only protected wilderness zone! Learn the history of world-famous Amalfi paper. Hike ends in historic Amalfi, where you can visit the Paper Museum, shop, have dinner, and/or hop a boat back to Maiori or to other Amalfi towns. Packed lunch provided. Transport + Driver included. Sign-up fee required: $160. This 4-hour hike is rated "easy-to-medium".  Guests must demonstrate the ability to hike natural terrains, stairs, declines and ascents
  • Free-day Activities: There are so many cultural, culinary and historical delights to discover along the Amalfi Coast. PAESTUM has ancient Greek temples (2500 BC); HERCULANEUM and POMPEI are cities preserved under the fury of Mount Vesuvius (79 AD). Other sites: the  Museum of Amalfi Paper, the Isle of Capri , idyllic Positano...shopping, more wineries, the Path of the Gods!  Lisa will be happy to recommend excellent guides to bring these wonders to life.
  • Transportation + Driver: Relax and leave the driving to the professionals. Transfers provided from our elegant hotel in Napoli to our luxury BnB on Amalfi Coast. Return transfer from Amalfi Coast to Napoli (stops at two departure points: Capodichino Airport and Piazza Garibaldi/Napoli Centrale train station. Please contact us before booking same-day departure flight
  • Transportation + Driver for majority of the group’s activities
  • All guided activities (private boat tour, Amalfi Lemon Experience, Royal Palace of Caserta, fees for guides & guest teachers, entrance fees)
  • Welcome booklet outlining Italian lessons and itinerary
  • Tip:  Verdi's La Traviata is playing at the magnificent Teatro San Carlo- oldest opera house in the world!  Why not attend while in Napoli?

Price does not include airfare.  

Single guests are welcome and subject to Supplemental Fee.

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Nine Unforgettable Days : Sept. 22-30, 2019

- Grazie di cuore to Lisa's wonderful guests! -

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What's not included:

  • All flights and transport traveling to our meeting place (hotel) 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, captain, porters and baristi.
  • All alcoholic drinks, including spirits and cocktails, that are not specifically stated as included (and wine beyond the two-glass serving per person)
  • Hotel Taxes (range between 2 - 4 euro per person, per night)
  • Add-On Activities
  • Some city public transportation costs 
  • 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

What's required of guests:

  • 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 walk or be out "on your feet" for up to 3 hours at a time. You must be in good physical condition and able to negotiate all types of terrains (eg., cobble stone streets, ancient stone stairs, hills and other inclines, descents down terraces and stairs, etc.), as you will be invited to participate on city walks, the exploration of private terraced lemon groves, an exhilarating hike of the Valley of the Mills to the sea (optional/add-on activity), a tour of the palatial Royal Palace + expansive gardens (shuttle, horse-and-carriage, bike rentals available for an additional fee), general touring and other physical activities. (NOTE: All activities are optional. )
  • 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 AIG Travel Guard Gold Plan
  • If you would like personal assistance in choosing your insurance plan, we will be happy to help you!  NOTE: Slow Travel with Lisa does not receive any compensation from a guest's purchase of any travel insurance policy whatsoever.