Join firecracker Texan Amanda Tatom for five spectacular days on the Amalfi Coast: glamorous islands, our own private boat tour to where "The Talented Mr Ripley" was filmed; an outdoor cooking class in a citrus grove, views galore, delectable meals, incredible wine and, of course, all the laughter and camaraderie your heart can stand.
Spend five spectacular days perched on the 'peninsula Sorrentina' in the stunning cliff-town of Sorrento. A perfect base for sightseeing, the town has plenty to offer: restaurants, nightlife and endless views. The town's festive atmosphere is authentic and local despite its world-renowned fame. During the week we'll make use of the excellent ferry services that connect Sorrento to all the dreamy nearby hotspots: Positano, Capri and more.
We'll stay in centrally located hotels, all within walking distance of each other, the harbour and all the shops and restaurants.
Set in the centre of Sorrento, Hotel Michelangelo features air-conditioned rooms and an outdoor swimming pool.Rooms here come with wooden furniture and tiled floors. They are provided with a private bathroom with bath or shower, TV, and a minibar. The city’s harbour, which offers ferry links to the Gulf of Naples, is less than 900 meters away.
The hotel has a lovely sitting areas for lounging, both indoor and outdoor, a spa, a private 'beach' where you can reserve a chair should you decide to take a dip in the Med. There's also wifi, a rooftop bar with sweeping views across the Bay of Naples and a fantastic Italian breakfast buffet.
Grand Hotel Royal, member of Alberghi Storici d’Italia (Historic Hotels of Italy), is a classy and stylish five-star estate in the heart of Sorrento, perched over the sea in a privileged location overlooking the Gulf of Naples and Mount Vesuvius, surrounded by a large park boasting exotic plants.
Glamorous islands, our own private boat tour of where "The Talented Mr Ripley" was filmed; an outdoor cooking class in a citrus grove, views galore, delectable meals, incredible wine and, of course, all the laughter and camaraderie your heart can stand.
We'll make use of the fantastic ferries that run from Sorrento to Capri. Once on Capri you'll have free time to roam the island's many paths leading to incredible vistas, shop the designer shops or sit in the main piazza and people watch where it's not unlikely you'll spot some celebs. Capri also has private boat tours -- you can visit the famous 'faraglioni' rocks or see the blue grotto. The island also has a few beaches if you feel like taking a dip in its blue, cool waters.
We'll hop on a ferry from Sorrento and head to the storied terraced town of Positano. There, you'll have plenty of free time to explore, shop, swim, eat and drink... You'll definitely get your stair count in as the entire town is completely made of stairs!
What trip to Italy would be complete without a cooking class?
This cooking class is outdoors, of course, and where else but under the lemon groves? We'll learn to make local specialties like 'gnocchi alla Sorrentina', sip bubbles while we're at it and eat what we've cooked on a terrace overlooking the gobsmackingly gorgeous view of the Mediterranean.
Prices are per person and start at £3100
Roundtrip transfer to and from either Rome or Naples Airport (depending on where you decide to fly into) to Hotel Michelangelo
Five nights' accommodation at Hotel Michelangelo
Daily breakfasts at the hotel
Welcome Dinner at local restaurant (including wine)
Two lunches & two dinners (including wine)
Cooking Class in lemon grove
Private Boat Excursion
Ferry tickets to and from the islands
Full, non-refundable payment due July 1, 2023
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