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Fall & Spring in South Italy

April 22-29, 2023

October 14-20, 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

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Highlights
  • 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

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Thermopolium at Pompeii
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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: Pack your bags for the return to Naples, but first have lunch in Pompeii, then a tour of the ancient ruins by a local archaeologist. 

The tour officially concludes with drop-off at the Naples train station in the early evening.

 

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Pricing

Executive Suite

$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.

 

Junior Suite

$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. An extra single bed may be added to the Junior Suite if there are 3 guests sharing one suite.

 

Superior Suite 

$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.

Price includes:

  • Breakfast daily

  • Three lunches

  • Five dinners

  • 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

  • International airfare

  • Mini-fridge charges or room service

  • Trip insurance

 

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.

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