September 16-24, 2019 - 9 Days/8 Nights

TOUR DESCRIPTION

TOUR DESCRIPTION


Legendary Campania is the Southern region of Italy that includes the fascinating ruins of Herculaneum and Paestum, the breathtaking Positano nestled into the cliffs, Mt. Vesuvius dominating the horizon, and the fascinating city of Naples.

See dramatic coastlines, fertile plains, lush hills, and valleys surrounded by tiny mountaintop villages coined this region Campania Felix making it a destination on every food & wine lover’s map.

This specially designed vacation includes carefully selected food & wine experiences and fun activities from a Neapolitan Pizza lesson, a Mozzarella di Bufala workshop, a visit to Pasta di Gragnano, make limoncello in Capri, and watch a cameo artisan at work detailing the craftsmanship behind each jewel.

Enjoy a private boat excursion to the island of Ischia and visit the island by “calessino”, the Ape style taxi as well as a farm-to-table experience at a local family run winery where the winemakers are called  “Crazy Angels” share their harvesting experience firsthand. Before returning to Naples we stop in Procida to see this colorful and picturesque island where local fishermen still hand-mend their nets. 

We dive into the rich history through private expertly led guided tours of the Roman ruins of Pompeii and the ancient vineyards of Villa dei Misteri , the Capodimonte Museum, historic Naples, and the Greco-Roman temples in Paestum.

The simple and delicious Mediterranean diet cuisine is here paired with superb unique wines produced at Ancient Greek vineyards soaking up the sun, receiving the coastal winds and digging their roots into the volcanic of Mount Vesuvius and so much more. Enjoy private and exclusive VIP cellar tours at well-known artisan boutique winemakers and world renowned winery estates  producing excellent Italian wines made from ancient autochthonous grape varietals with sit down tastings. 

We tour the wine regions of Falerno del Massico, Taburno (Sannio), Avellino, Campi Flegrei, Vesuvio, Ischia, Taurasi, Cilento, Greco di Tufo, and Costa d’Amalfi.

Stay 4-nights in Naples and experience the exciting and alluring centro storico.  Then, the 4 nights in Sorrento are overlooking the Bay of Naples with the Vesuvius always on the horizon. The charm of this resort town lies in rustic simplicity of hospitality and quaint artisan workshops packed in a maze of medieval alleys. 

Join me and 12 travelers or less on this unforgettable 9-day journey, rich in history, passion, local traditions, incredible wines, and culinary delights.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

● 8 nights in charming Accommodations 

● 4 nights in Naples

● 4 nights in Sorrento 

● 8 Nights in beautiful accommodations- only one hotel change

● Private boat tour to the island of Procida,Ischia, and Capri 

● Neapolitan pizza making in a hands-on lesson.

● Expertly led Private guided tours of Paestum, Naples, Capodimonte Museum, Pompeii

● Stay in Sorrento and enjoy leisure time 

● Limoncello making class and tasting in Capri

● Learn the art of Mozzarella making 

● Visit the charming tufa village of Sant'Agata de' Goti 

● Pasta making  class in Gragnano, the heart of Italian Pasta

● Authentic gourmet meals paired with local wines

● VIP cellar tours and tastings

● Leisure time ...and much more

PreTour Option: Tre Venezie Wine regions: Friuli, Veneto, Trentino Alto Adige

PostTour Option: Food & Wines of Apulia (Puglia)



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