Local Living Italy—Sorrento

Local Living, Naples to Naples

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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. Learn how the famous limoncello liquor is made. 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.

What’s included

  • Your Local Living Moment: Agriturismo Tour, Sorrento Your Foodie Moment: Pizza-Making Demonstration , Sorrento Your Foodie Moment: Limoncello-Making Demonstration, Sorrento
  • Guided tour of Pompeii
  • "Walk of the Gods" hike (weather permitting)
  • Island of Capri visit
  • Five home-cooked dinners using local organic produce
  • Scenic boat ride from Positano to Sorrento
  • Pizza-making demonstration
  • Orientation walk in Naples
  • Free time to explore Sorrento
  • Transport between destinations and included activities

Highlights

  • Make yourself at home at an italian agriturismo outside of sorrento for a week
  • Hike the famous path of the gods
  • Explore chic resort towns and historic villages
  • Savour delicious home-cooked italian food made from local ingredients
  • Stroll the streets of picturesque capri

Itinerary

Day 1 Naples Welcome to Naples, home to the best pizza of the world. As your fellow travellers are arriving throughout the day, there are no planned activities until your group meeting at 6pm this evening, so check in to the hotel (check in time is approx 3pm) and enjoy the city. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Day 2 Naples/Sorrento (1B, 1D) We head off by private transport to our accommodation, an agriturismo just outside of Sorrento. En route, visit the famed site of Pompeii, at the foot of Mount Vesuvius. After a tour with an expert local guide, there will be some free time to explore on your own before heading to our accommodation. Additional Notes: For the duration of our trip, we stay at the same agriturismo. Located about a short taxi ride uphill from Sorrento, our accommodation is at a working lemon farm that has opened its doors to tourism. The 'agriturismo' is surrounded by open terraces and groves of lemon trees protected by wooden pergolas made with chestnut. Included Activities: Naples Orientation Walk Pompeii Guided Tour Transport: Private Vehicle (1.00 hour(s)) Private Vehicle (1.00 hour(s))
Day 3 Sorrento (1B, 1L, 1D) Start off the day with a tour of the agriturismo to learn the history of the property and more about lemon cultivation. Later, learn to make one of the area's specialties - pizza! Included Activities: Agriturismo Tour Pizza-Making Demonstration
Day 4 Sorrento (1B, 1D) The path can be rough underfoot and a little exposed, but well worth it for the spectacular scenery and the chance to be so close to nature and "the Gods". The outstanding beauty of the Amalfi Coast can only be fully appreciated on foot. The walk finishes in Positano where you will have time to explore the bustling resort if you wish. Take a scenic public boat ride back to Sorrento. Wind down the day with a limoncello tasting before heading back to the agriturismo. Additional Notes: Please note the Walk of the Gods is temporarily closed due to weather and deterioration. We are closely monitoring the closure and will resume offering the hike once it has been re-opened. As an alternate, a private transfer to Positano will be included on this day allowing for free time to explore the cliffside village. Included Activities: Walk of the Gods Hike Limoncello-Making Demonstration Transport: Boat (1.00-2.00 hours)
Day 5 Sorrento (1B, 1D) For those looking to take a stroll around town, start at the Piazza Tasso to get a feel for the hustle and bustle of local life. Make your way to the Basilica, shop for handmade goods such as ceramics and lace-work, or stop at one of the lively restaurants around the square for a bite of Neapolitan fare (seafood, anyone?). Then head down to the marinas for some time by the sea.
Day 6 Sorrento (1B, 1D) Board a ferry to Capri. Hop on board the 'funicolare' to explore Capri Town's piazza. The Caprese salad is named after this town, and, of course, there is also locally produced limoncello, made with the island's lemons. Walk along the trails on the island, go swimming, or brush shoulders with the more well-off island inhabitants at fancy shops. Included Activities: Capri Excursion Transport: Ferry (1.00 hour(s)) Ferry (1.00 hour(s))
Day 7 Sorrento/Naples (1B) Transfer to the Naples train station in the morning where the tour ends upon arrival. Additional Notes: This tour ends upon arrival at the Naples train station at approximately 11am. If you opt to stay at the agriturismo in Sorrento until checkout time at 11am, we will gladly help you to arrange any onward transport at your own cost. Included Activities: Departure Day (Activities) Transport: Private Vehicle (1.50 hour(s))
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