Spring in South Italy
April 22-29, 2023
Spend a week exploring the off-the-beaten-path places from Pompeii to Positano to Paestum. This tour unfolds the rich story of one of the world's most fabled coastlines via food, wine, and cultural experiences not available to the mass tourism market.
Limited to just 12 guests
Unpack your bags only once to stay at Borgo La Pietraia, a country inn immersed in nature, with clear views of the Cilento and Amalfi Coasts.
Visit the ancient temples at Paestum, and the ruins of Pompeii, both UNESCO World Heritage sites
Learn to cook the signature dishes of the Mediterranean Diet
Visit Positano, the most luxurious and picturesque village on the Amalfi Coast and the artisan shops of Salerno
Explore the Cilento National Park's protected coastline and seaside villages
Day 1: Arrive at Borgo La Pietraia, sunset toast on the terrace followed by 5 course dinner outside overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea
Day 2: Discover the signature tastes of the Cilento National Park with a visit to Italy's best buffalo mozzarella producer, lunch in the showroom of a luxury confectioner, and an afternoon visit to Paola De Conciliis to see where and how she makes her award-winning wines.
Day 3: We'll explore the Amalfi Coast by ferry with a morning visit to Positano for shopping and lunch. In the afternoon we'll tour the historic center of Salerno to see the medieval cathedral and visit the artisan shops on Via Duomo.
Day 4: Sleep in, then roll up your sleeves to make bread and other classic dishes from the Mediterranean Diet with Chef Mario Stellato. In the evening we'll experience a sunset tour tour of Paestum, and dinner with a view of the temples.
Day 5: Discover the unspoiled nature of the Cilento National Park's with a boat tour of the coast and a visit to Acciaroli where Ernest Hemingway was inspired to write "The Old Man and the Sea."
Day 6: Join on optional hike in the morning, then have a Zero Kilometer lunch at an organic farm a short distance from Borgo La Pietraia
Day 7: Have lunch in Pompeii, then a tour of the ancient ruins by a local archaeologist.
The tour officially concludes on April 29th with midday drop-off at the Naples train station
$5,200.00 per person, double occupancy. Single supplement is $672.00
Our largest room, the Executive suite is standalone building with a sea-facing wide terrace with table, chairs and two recliners. The Executive suite offers the most privacy.
$4,900.00 per person, double occupancy. Single supplement is $574.00
These large rooms also offer a queen bed and a sea view. They are closest to the breakfast dining room and connected in a bay of 7 suites. Up to two extra single beds may be added to the Junior Suite for families.
$4,600 per person, double occupancy. Single supplement is $472.00
These rooms have a double bed and a partial sea view from their terraces. There are 4 superior suites situated on the eastern side of the property.
Wine at all included meals
All ground transportation via private coach and drivers
Ferry between Positano and Salerno
All entrance fees, tours and local guides
Transfers from Borgo La Pietraia and Naples train station
Taxes, service charges and gratuities
NOT INCLUDED IN RATE
Mini-fridge charges or room service
The tour begins and ends in Naples. Please plan to arrive in Naples on Sunday at 2pm.
The tour ends on Sunday after breakfast. Our private coach will depart for Naples (about a 1.5 hour drive) at 10am.
$500 reservation fee to secure your seat (non-refundable). (We will send you an invoice after we receive your reservation request.)
Balance due 90 days before departure.