Why I love Naples

My family might hail from Italy's north, but my heart is tied tightly to Naples, Pompeii and the Amalfi Coast. This is the nation at its most intense, a place of brawny espresso in scorching cups and hairpin coastal roads. The region thrives on drama, from avaricious palazzi replete with scandalous tales to ghostly ruins in the shadow of Vesuvius. That the Bay of Naples resembles a giant amphitheatre is hardly... Read More

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Local Living Italy—Amalfi Coast Winter

Get ready to live like a local on this off-season trip to the hilltop towns and vineyards of the Amalfi Coast, where you'll explore the small towns and trails of this beautiful countryside while experiencing local customs and once-in-a-lifetime moments. Explore the ruins of Pompeii in the morning, hike the coastline of the Med by afternoon, and tuck into bed at your converted 17th-century monastery homebase at sundown. Since this trip takes place in the off season when it's just a bit cooler out, there are fewer people around the Amalfi Coast—meaning you'll have that much more paradise all to yourself.

$1599 Small group tours

Local Living Italy—Sorrento

Get a taste for Italian life on this one-week trip to Sorrento, located just around the corner from the Amalfi Coast. Replete with gorgeous scenery and all the fantastic food and drink you’d expect, you’ll unwind on an organic lemon farm where a local family will be your hosts, giving you an in-depth look at what life at an Italian agriturismo is like. And of course, there will be food demonstrations, including limoncello- and pizza-making as well as a walk along the stunning coastline, a visit to the elite island of Capri and a stop at Pompeii. Don’t be a tourist in Italy—live the dream.

$63.49 Water sports

Marco Island Sunset or Moonlight Kayak Tour

Experience Marco Island from the water on a sunset or moonlight kayak tour. Paddling around the island with a naturalist guide, you’ll enjoy the island at one of its most peaceful and atmospheric times of day. Depending on the option you choose, watch for wildlife like dolphins and turtles, admire one of southern Florida’s famous sunsets or paddle by the light of the full moon.

$1610 Boating & cruises

6-Night Southern Italy Sailing Adventure: Amalfi Coast and Bay of Naples

Sail around the Bay of Naples and Amalfi Coast on a 6-night sailing adventure by yacht that starts and finishes at the island of Procida (near Naples). The budget-friendly independent tour allows you to discover all the sun-kissed coastal highlights of southern Italy, while helping out the crew as you sail. Explore and swim by day and dock each night in Ischia, Sorrento, Amalfi, Capri and Procida. Visit Naples, and enjoy optional day trips such as an excursion to the UNESCO-listed ruins of Pompeii.

$830 Boating & cruises

3-Night Southern Italy Sailing Adventure: Procida to Amalfi Coast

See the coastal highlights of southern Italy on a 3-night independent sailing adventure, starting in Procida (near Naples) and finishing on the dazzling Amalfi Coast! Help out the crew while sailing between Procida, the island of Ischia, Sorrento and Amalfi; and explore, laze on the beaches and make the most of the nightlife when the yacht is in port. A visit to Naples is included and optional excursions, such as a trip to the UNESCO-listed ruins of Pompeii, can be arranged at your own expense.

$830 Boating & cruises

3-Night Southern Italy Sailing Adventure: Amalfi Coast, Capri and Procida

Combine the sights of blissful southern Italy with a sailing adventure on a 3-night independent tour by yacht! After spending the first day and night on the idyllic Amalfi Coast, sail north to Capri to relax on the beaches alongside Italy’s idle rich. Spend a night in Capri without its daytime crowds and enjoy the last night on the island of Procida, a picturesque islet in the Bay of Naples – just an hour from Naples itself. Help the crew as you sail, and then make the most of ample free time to simply relax or explore each destination.