peristyle in the House of the Vetti brothers, Pompeii
landing at Minori on the Amalfi Coast (photo: D. Lesnick)
Temple of Neptune (or Hera), Paestum
Mt. Vesuvius, seen from the Bay of Naples (photo: D. Lesnick)
Travel with historian and Italy Adagio owner Prof. Daniel Lesnick for experiences you will treasure forever!
THE AWESOME AMALFI COAST
The Amalfi Coast is arguably Italy's most delicious and alluring destination. Along the 36-mile coast, thirteen small towns and tiny villages punctuate the jagged mountainsides thrust skyward from the Mediterranean Sea. Just beyond the edges of villages and towns are the dramatic terraced mountainsides of vineyards and fragrant lemon trees.
Midway along the coast (less than 20 minutes from the town of Amalfi and 30 minutes from Ravello), we will be staying in Minori, a charming, relaxing little town with a population of just 2,900. A friend once observed, "I love visiting the great museums, but I don't think I'd like to actually live in one." Neither would we. Minori is not a museum. It's a friendly, comfortable little town where you'll quickly feel right at home. It's got interesting little shops, relaxing seaside cafes, yummy gelati, and excellent restaurants.
•9 days/8 nights midway on the awe-inspiring Amalfi Coast*. •Small Group – Maximum 12 guests. •Pompeii* – An amazing, unforgettable day exploring the ruins of ancient Pompeii, our largest and best source of information and understanding of the daily lives of ordinary people in the Ancient Mediterranean World. •Naples* – the National Archeological Museum of Naples, displaying many of the most excellent and famous artifacts recovered from Pompeii and other sites buried by the Vesuvian eruption of 79 A.D. and "Spaccanapoli", the compact historic center of Naples including the buried Greek and Roman cities of Antiquity. •Paestum – Founded by ancient Greeks in the 7th century B.C., Paestum has 3 Greek temples built between 600 B.C. and 450 B.C., one of which is considered the most perfect and beautiful Doric temple in existence anywhere. (It's also at the heart of mozzerella country and has the most wonderful insalata caprese you could ever imagine!) •Ravello – Situated 2,000 feet above sea level on the Amalfi Coast, Ravello is one of the reasons that the Amalfi Coast is so incredibly beautiful and has been registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Highlights include the medieval-Saracen Villa Rufolo and Villa Cimbrone; each of them has gardens offering breathtaking aerial vistas of the Amalfi Coast and the glistening Mediterranean Sea. This setting has attracted and inspired cultural luminaries from Boccaccio in the 14th century to Richard Wagner, Greta Garbo, Gore Vidal, Joan Mirò, Leonard Bernstein, and Truman Capote in the 19th and 20th centuries. •The Reggia di Caserta* – The magnificent Reggia di Caserta, or Royal Palace at Caserta, was created by the Bourbon king Charles III of Naples in the mid-18th century to rival Versailles. It includes the over-the-top 1,200-room palace and its spectacular park and gardens.
* UNESCO World Heritage Sites!
Some Basics Dates – April 29-May 7, 2019 (9 days/8 nights). Cost – $4,485 per person in Superior double-occupancy room. $500 single supplement in Superior double-occupancy room for single use. The cost is based on 8-12 guests and an exchange rate of 1 euro = 1.17 dollars U.S, as of 6/23/18. (The cost is, therefore, subject to change.) Payments – A deposit of $1,200 per person is due on, or before, November 15, 2018. The remainder of your tour payment is due no later than February 15, 2019.
What Is Included Transportation – All tour-related in-Italy group transportation is covered – including Naples-Capodichino Airport group pick-up and group drop-off. Hotel – 9 days/8 nights at the 4-star Hotel Villa Romana in Minori – a 3-minute walk to the beach! Meals – All breakfasts plus 3 dinners or equivalent lunches. Guided Tours – 6 half-day private guided tours. Museum Entrance Fees – All tour-related museum entrance fees. Tips – All tour-related tips (exclusive of optional tips for hotel personel and others who might perform personal services). Escort – Medieval-Renaissance historian/owner of Italy Adagio, Prof. Daniel Lesnick, for entire tour from airport group pick-up to airport group drop-off.
Cancellation & Insurance
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Italy Adagio tours are limited to 12 guests to ensure you the utmost in comfort, personal attention, and easy access to all we see and do.
wall panting on plaster depicting cupids, detail: cupids, Herculaneum, now in National Archeological Museum of Naples