Paesano Campania (13 days & 12 nights): Ask any Italian from the northern Alps to the bottom of the peninsula’s boot who the most fun-loving, creatively artistic, industriously resourceful, instinctively genius, and brilliantly humorous in all of Italy are, and they immediately and uncategorically will reply “i Napoletani”. You will experience this for yourself on this Journey through Naples and the region of Campania. The Neapolitan spirit forever will infuse and transform your own as you relish in its rich cultural and historical heritage from the ancient Roman ruins of Pompeii, to the breathtaking panoramic vistas of the Bay of Naples’ mezzaluna and Amalfi Coast, and luxuriating in the natural beauty of some of the world’s most dazzlingly colorful and pristine waters and beaches while dining on an exquisite cuisine.

What We Provide:

  • Private car service transfer for all airport and train station arrivals to and departures from Rome.
  • All transportation via private car service and never public transportation during the entire itinerary.
  • Three daily meals including beverages at breakfast, lunch, and dinner at carefully selected restaurants with the highest attention to the quality of authentic local cuisine and proper hygiene.
  • Comfortable accommodations in the heart of Rome and Tuscany including Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, T.V., standard hotel amenities, noise-proof rooms, and safe-deposit boxes in addition to daily room-cleaning and sanitization service.
  • All major local sites in Campania including Pozzuoli, Mount Vesuvius, Pompei, Herculaneum, Naples, Vico Equense, Sorrento, Capri, Positano,and the Amalfi Coast.
  • Local sites in Rome includingthe Galleria Borghese and one culinary and cooking course with a local world-class Master Chef.
  • Experienced, passionate, and personable native or near-native English speaking local licensed guides with Ph.D. and M.A. degrees and qualified experts in several disciplines.
  • 24/7 full-time on-call staff ready to assist you with any and every concern, question, and emergency-situation that may arise during the entire itinerary.
  • Free pre- and post-itinerary planning and assistance.
  • An interdisciplinary educational experience and Journey that will transform you.

What You Provide:

  • All personal expenses incurred for shopping, transportation, external excursions, and any meals and beverages not included in the published itinerary.
  • Punctuality for all meeting points and times as per the published itinerary.
  • Attention to indications and directions from your guides and staff and adherence to regulations during all site visits as per the published itinerary.
  • Alerting us to any concerns and difficulties that may occur at any time before and during the itinerary including allergies, dietary and other health issues, and phobias (acrophobia, claustrophobia, etc.).
  • Your own airfare. Your flight itinerary must guarantee that you arrive in Rome on Sunday morning no later than 10:00 AM local time here (CET). The time of your return departure flight from Rome must be no earlier than 04:00 PM local time (CET) on the day of departure. The airport code for Rome is FCO (Fiumicino – Leonardo da Vinci International Airport). We are at your service to assist you in this process.
  • Your own personal travel insurance, which serves to protect you from needless financial loss due to health issues, last-minute cancellations, lost luggage, etc. and is cheaper to purchase on your own based on personal needs. Three recommended providers are: Travelex Insurance, (800) 228-9792; CSA Travel Protection, (800) 348-9505; and Travel Guard, (800) 826-1300.
  • Payment methods and options for this itinerary package are only in €Euro either through bank account wire-transfer (IBAN) or credit card (MasterCard/Visa).
  • An open mind, heart, and spirit to engage and learn from and about a new culture, life experience, and Journey of exploration and discovery in many ways that you never may have anticipated.

Itinerary:

 

Sunday: Benvenuti, Benarrivati e Bentornati a Roma!

We will meet you directly at Rome’s Leonardo da Vinci International Airport (FCO) or Termini Train Station upon your morning arrival for private car service transfer. We will check you in to your hotel residence following lunch on the Janiculum Hill overlooking the entire city of Rome. The afternoon is free for you to revisit your favorite stomping grounds in your second home. Our first day ends with a reception dinner to acquaint ourselves with one other and your home in the Eternal City. Free Time following dinner to explore and return to our hotel residence on your own. Gelato!

Monday: All Roads Lead to and from Rome

This morning after breakfast we’ll visit Italy’s premiere museum of baroque architecture and art, the Galleria Borghese, which especially houses many of the native Neapolitan architect and sculptor Bernini’s marble masterpieces. The afternoon following lunch is free for you to explore Rome on your own until dinner. Free Time following dinner to explore and return to our hotel residence on your own. Gelato!

 

 

 

 

Tuesday: Now You’re Cookin’

We will visit the open-air food market at Campo de’ Fiori following breakfast before our culinary and cooking course in Italian cuisine using only the freshest of local organic ingredients with an actual local Master Chef. You will learn how to prepare an authentic Italian dish confidently both here on site and forever after in your own home kitchen following this experience. The afternoon following lunch is free for you to explore Rome on your own until dinner. Remember to pack as this will be our final night in the Eternal City. Free Time following dinner to explore and return to our hotel residence on your own. Gelato!

Wednesday: Pozzuoli and Mount Vesuvius

Today we depart Rome after breakfast and head to Campania and specifically Naples via high speed train. We’ll visit Pozzuoli, a living volcano crater, the quarry of ancient Rome’s secret ingredient for concrete, and St. Paul the Apostle’s port of entry to Rome. We’ll next following lunch ascend Mount Vesuvius, the famous living volcano whose eruption destroyed the cities of Pompei and Herculaneum and killed Pliny the Elder in 79 CE. Finally, we’ll have dinner following check-in at our new hotel residence and home base for the next four days and nights in Vico Equense, a.k.a. “the Gateway to the Amalfi Coast”. Free Time following dinner to explore this Mediterranean cliff-side town and return to our hotel residence on your own. Gelato!

Thursday: Pompei and Herculaneum

This morning following breakfast we’ll visit two ancient Roman cities, Pompeii and Herculaneum, devastated by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 CE and now rendering them the world’s most famous archaeological excavations. Lunch will provide a nourishing pause between our visits of these two cities trapped in time before returning to our hotel residence for dinner. Free Time following dinner to explore Vico Equense and return to our hotel residence on your own. Gelato!

Friday: Napoli

We’ll head to Naples this morning after breakfast and visit the world’s premiere museum of Roman antiquites, the National Archaeological Museum. We’ll visit portions of the historical city center following lunch before returning to our hotel residence in time for dinner. Free Time following dinner to explore Vico Equense and return to our hotel residence on your own. Gelato!

Saturday: Capri

We’ll navigate after breakfast our way to the world famous Isle of Capri via private chartered boat where we’ll visit the grottoes and coral reefs ringing the island before lunch. Then, we’ll make a comfortable hike through this island’s beautiful landscape to the ancient Roman emperor Tiberius’ infamous Villa of Jupiter before returning by boat to our hotel residence in time for dinner. Remember to pack as this is our last night before heading for the Amalfi Coast. Free Time following dinner to explore Vico Equense and return to our hotel residence on your own. Gelato!

Sunday: Sorrento, Positano, and the Amalfi Coast

This morning following breakfast and check-out we travel to Sorrento, the birthplace of limoncello, and explore and shop its streets. We’ll continue after lunch our beautiful drive along the Amalfi Coast to the colorful town of Positano and soaring panoramic town of Ravello before check-in and dinner at our hotel residence for our last five days in Amalfi, the pearl and namesake of the entire coast. Free Time to explore this seaside town and return to our hotel residence on your own. Gelato!

Monday: Amalfi Free Day

You’re free for the entire day following breakfast for sunbathing, strolling, and swimming the Mediterranean’s most beautiful beaches and pristine waters and exploring this quaint town on your own. Lunch and dinner will be provided as usual.

Tuesday: Coastal towns of Amalfi, Altrani, Ravello, Minori, Maiori, and Conca dei Marini

We’ll have breakfast before our full day visit of coastal towns and islands via private chartered boat. Bring your swimsuit! Lunch will be offered in one of the Amalfi Coast’s towns along the way. Our exploration of the coast continues following lunch for a swim and snorkeling in some of the Mediterranean’s most pristine waters, visit of the coast’s “Emerald Grottoes”, and return to our residence in Amalfi in time for dinner. Free Time to explore this seaside town and return to our hotel residence on your own. Gelato!

Wednesday: Amalfi and Maritime History

We’ll take a guided visit of the birthplace of modern communication and maritime law following breakfast in Amalfi itself. Lunch and dinner are provided while the afternoon is free for sunbathing, strolling, and swimming the Mediterranean’s most beautiful beaches and pristine waters and exploring this quaint town on your own. Free Time to explore this seaside town and return to our hotel residence on your own. Gelato!

Thursday: Amalfi Free Day

You’re free for the entire day following breakfast for sunbathing, strolling, and swimming the Mediterranean’s most beautiful beaches and pristine waters and exploring this quaint town on your own. Lunch and dinner will be provided as usual. Remember to pack as this is the last day of our Journey. Free Time to explore this seaside town and return to our hotel residence on your own after our farewell dinner. Gelato!

Friday: Bentrovati ed Arrivederci a Roma!

We will accompany you via high speed train and private car service following breakfast and check-out from our hotel residence in Amalfi to Rome’s Leonardo da Vinci International Airport (FCO) or Termini Train Station. We will miss you and will be waiting here for your next Journey with us.

 

Dates and Prices

This 13 days & 12 nights Paesano Campania Journey begins with your arrival in Rome on Sunday morning and departure from Rome 13 days later on Friday morning. This Journey runs during the four months of June through September based on booking availabilities for groups of 6-16 participants (PAX). Prices range from €8,500 to €9,500 per participant based on group numbers:

€9,500.00 per person (6-10 PAX)

€9,000.00 per person (12 PAX)

€8,700.00 per person (14 PAX)

€8,500.00 per person (16 PAX)