Secrets of The South 2017
            Sunday,  July 16 - Sunday,  July 23


Begin in the beating heart of the south, Napoli. It's loud and delicious. Wood-fired pizza and street food galore.  Our home base for the rest of the week will be in  Camapania, at the luxurious Il Borgo La Pietraia over looking the Tyrrhenian Sea, later we return for two nights to Napoli.   


Enjoy some of the finest seafood in Italy.  Learn to make pasta, a perfect marinara sauce using local San Marzano D.O.P. tomatoes grown in the volcanic soil of Mt. Vesuvius, and taste fresh mozzarella di bufala on the farm.  


Explore the cave city of Matera, and slow down with the locals in Salerno for the nightly stroll through town known as "passegiata" . 

Your home in Capaccio,  Il Borgo La Pietraia


Built on a mountainside overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea, each guestroom offers spectacular views from your own private patio.  

The property is abundant with Italian vegetation including fig, olive, and cherry trees, lavender, rosemary, and bay laurel. Stroll the grounds on your down time, relax poolside, or enjoy a cocktail on one of the properties expansive terraces.  


The Scarati Family who owns and built this country estate, will win your heart over the moment you arrive. Constructed to honor the family's passion and ancestral ties to the region, the entire property was built out of the local stone excavated from the surrounding mountains. 

The architecture may have been inspired by the ancients, yet the property is decorated with modern pieces and splashes of brilliant color, and provides all modern amenities. Each room has an en suite bathroom and is equipped with a flat screen TV, air conditioning, Wi-Fi, hairdryer, and mini bar.     


Sunday,  July 16
Welcome to Italy!
  • Pick up at the Napoli Capodichino Airport or Napoli Centrale Train Station
  • Lunch at Mattozi
  • Sit back and relax on our drive to Il Borgo La Pietraia . 
  • Welcome dinner at the Borgo 

Monday,  July 17

  • Lunch and tour of the casaficio, Tenuto Vannulo.  Tour the farm and sample fresh mozzarella di bufala, burata,

       buffalo milk gelato, and shop for leather. 

  • Seaside dinner in Agropoli at a Michilin Star restaurant.


Tuesday,  July 18

Amalfi Coast

  •     Spend the day village hopping along the Amalfi Coast by private boat.   

  •     Dinner and evening  "passagiata", in Salerno. 


Wednesday,  July 19

Hands on cooking class at Il Borgo La Pietraia. 

  •  Market visit with the chefs then cooking class at Il Borgo La Pietraia 

  • Make fresh pasta on the terrace over looking the sea 


  •  Wine and olive oil tasting 


  •  Summer sagra collaboration dinner tonight with Chef Joe Cicala and the Executive Chef of "FOOD", Il Borgo La Pietraia's restaurant. 



Thursday, July 20

Matera, Basilicata

  • Venture into one of the most mysterious and ancient places in Italy, Matera.  This cave city in historic Lucania is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  Explore the "sassi', cave dwellings which have been inhabited since the Paleolithic era. This village was also the filming location for Mel Gibson's movie, "The Passion of The Christ." 

  • Sample bread shaped like the mountain range, Murgia Materna, at a fornaio once shared by the entire village for baking.  Basilicatese Rose wine tasting and lunch in a cave.


  • Visit artisan workshops of terra cotta and tufa sculptors.



Friday, July 21


  • Morning transfer to Naples 

  • "Pizza Vera Napoletana Tour"

  • Guided tour of San Gregorio Armeno artisan's market

  • Dinner tonight at Trattoria Da Nennella for a true taste of Neapolitan food and attitude


  • Late night bar hopping in the lively Chiaia neighborhood



Saturday, July 22

Catacombs of San Gennaro &  Italian Ragu! 

  • Street food crawl  


  • Go underground to the catacombs of San Gennaro

  • Visit the Ossuary of Santa Maria delle Anime del Purgatorio ad Arco

       and learn about the superstitions of the Neapolitans

  • Dinner at Tandem o Rrau' for a peek into the roots of Italian America food



Secrets of the South 7 night tour rate:

$4,400 per person, double occupancy

  Included in price:

  • ​   5 Nights Luxury Accommodations

          at luxurious Country House, Il Borgo

          La Pietraia in Capaccio.

         Air conditioning

         En suite bath

         TV & Wi-Fi 

         In ground swimming pool 

         2 Nights Luxury Accommodations

         at 4 Star Hotel in Naples  

         Air conditioning

         En suite bath

         TV & Wi-Fi  

  •   Breakfast daily

  •   5 Lunches & All  Dinners  

  •   Wine included with all meals             

  •   Private transportation 

  •   All entrance fees and tours

  •   All taxes and gratuities

  •   Transfers included between

         Napoli Capodichino Airport

         & Napoli Centrale Train Station


  Not Included:    


  •   International Airfare 

  •   Travel insurance



Sunday, July 23


  • After breakfast we will take you to the airport or train station, depending on your travel plans.



Reserve your spot for

Secrets of the South  2017


For more details or questions

please email Angela at

or call(443) 440-0473

between 10am-5pm EST.


  OR CALL ANGELA  AT  (443) 440-0473
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