SECRETS OF THE SOUTH
Often visitors to the Amalfi Coast have only scratched it's surface of culinary treasures. To find some of it's best kept secrets you must head higher up still into the mountains, far above the tourist towns.
Our home for the week is on the coast at Hotel Raito.
Napoli is the beating heart of the south. It's loud and delicious. Wood-fired pizza and street food galore.
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 on the farm.
5 Nights accommodations at Hotel Raito Wellness Spa and 2 nights at Il Moro in Positano. Our first portion of the trip is at Hotel Raito, located just above the village of Vietri Sul Mare, and is within walking distance to tiny shops, bars, and cafes, making it a perfect location to explore on your own and get to know the locals.
DAY 1 ARRIVE IN RAITO
We will pick you up at Naples airport or train station, according to your needs. Check into Hotel Raito and explore the little village. Dinner tonight in Minori at Ristorante Giardiniello.
DAY 2 WINE TASTING ON THE COAST
Lunch and wine tasting at Le Vigne, a female owned and operated boutique winery, overlooking the Bay of Naples. Evening in Salerno with dinner al fresco at Da Raimondo and passagiata.
DAY 3 CHOCOLATE, CHEESE, & FIGS
Head further south into the Cilento National Park area to visit an organic buffalo mozzarella farm, fig and chocolate tasting, and a walk through the oldest Greek ruins in Italy. Casual dinner tonight at San Pietro in Cetara.
DAY 4 COOKING CLASS IN ALBORI
Today we visit our neighbors in the tiny village of Albori for a cooking class. Rest of the day free to relax by the pool then tonight dinner at Il Convento.
DAY 5 FULL DAY IN NAPOLI
Guided tour of the city. Try the local street foods including pizza fritta in the Quartiere Spagnoli, arancini, fritto misto, gelato and sfogliatelle. Visit the artisan market of San Gregorio Armeno and head underground into the catacombs of San Gennaro, the city's patron saint. Dinner at Tandem for some of the best Neapolitan ragu on earth.
TRANSFER TO POSITANO
Today we transfer to Il Moro for 2 nights in Positano. Hotel Il Moro is a boutique hotel within walking distance to all of the shops, restaurants, beaches, and bars.
DAY 6 NIGHTLIFE IN POSITANO
Lunch on your own in Positano. Before dinner, a make up artist will visit to create a gorgeous look for the night out, Mediterranean style.
DAY 7 SAIL ALONG THE COAST
Hop a boat to Amalfi and get the best view of the villages from the sea. Stop at grottos along he way back to Amalfi. Free time in Amalfi. Farewell dinner tonight in Salerno.
Secrets of The South 7 night tour rate:
$4,700 per person, double occupancy
Included in price:
5 Nights Luxury Accommodations at Hotel Raito Wellness & Spa and 2 nights at Il Moro in Positano.
Deluxe Room, Queen size bed
24 hour concierge service
Individually controlled air condition
En-suite private bath, TV, Wi-fi
6 Lunches & 6 Dinners
Wine included with all meals.
Private transportation throughout the tour.
All entrance fees to excursions outlined in tour itinerary
All taxes and gratuities
Airport transfers to and from Naples