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Program #18213RJ
13 Days | 12 Nights
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Itinerary for May 19 — May 31, 2015

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Day One: Tuesday, May 19 - Departure from points in North America
In Transit: Overnight flight over the Atlantic Ocean with arrivals the following day.

Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Sorrento has been a mecca for illustrious visitors – writers, musicians, and royalty – since the 1700s. Exceptional for its cleanliness and safety in a region not often associated with these virtues, Sorrento is the ideal base for exploration of the bay’s resources, while offering a vibrant life of its own. Our programs reside at a comfortable four-star facility overlooking lemon and orange groves, and mere minutes on foot from the old town.

Contact info:
Viale degli Aranci, 108
Sorrento, NA 80067 Italy
phone: +39 081 8782700
web: www.hotelcesareaugusto.com

Room amenities: Each room has soundproof windows, small terrace, private bath, minibar, satellite TV, hair dryer, safe for valuables and individual temperature control (air conditioning in the summer; heat in the winter)

Facility amenities: Relax in the spacious lounge in the lobby. Enjoy a drink made by a professional barista in the lobby lounge. A rooftop pool with lounge, snack and bar service is open May-Sept. Free Wi-Fi connection throughout the hotel.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: varies by season
You can book additional nights directly through the hotel’s online reservation system www.hotelcesareaugusto.com. Indicate to the hotel that you are with the Road Scholar group and every effort will be made to ensure continuity of room assignment. Another option is to use online hotel consolidator services such as Hotels.com or Expedia.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Two: Wednesday, May 20 - Arrival/Welcome Reception
Note: Light day to adjust from jet lag.

Arrive To: Arrivals at Naples Airport. Transfer by coach to Sorrento.

Lunch: Lunch at the hotel.

Afternoon: Welcome to Sorrento reception and introductions to meet your group leader and fellow learners.

Dinner: Dinner at the hotel.

Lodging: Hotel Cesare Augusto

Meals Included: Lunch, Dinner
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Sorrento has been a mecca for illustrious visitors – writers, musicians, and royalty – since the 1700s. Exceptional for its cleanliness and safety in a region not often associated with these virtues, Sorrento is the ideal base for exploration of the bay’s resources, while offering a vibrant life of its own. Our programs reside at a comfortable four-star facility overlooking lemon and orange groves, and mere minutes on foot from the old town.

Contact info:
Viale degli Aranci, 108
Sorrento, NA 80067 Italy
phone: +39 081 8782700
web: www.hotelcesareaugusto.com

Room amenities: Each room has soundproof windows, small terrace, private bath, minibar, satellite TV, hair dryer, safe for valuables and individual temperature control (air conditioning in the summer; heat in the winter)

Facility amenities: Relax in the spacious lounge in the lobby. Enjoy a drink made by a professional barista in the lobby lounge. A rooftop pool with lounge, snack and bar service is open May-Sept. Free Wi-Fi connection throughout the hotel.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: varies by season
You can book additional nights directly through the hotel’s online reservation system www.hotelcesareaugusto.com. Indicate to the hotel that you are with the Road Scholar group and every effort will be made to ensure continuity of room assignment. Another option is to use online hotel consolidator services such as Hotels.com or Expedia.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Three: Thursday, May 21 - Orientation and neighborhood walk
Note: Leisure walk around town and to the port. Some steps through the hotel's garden cut short the walk from the hotel to the main square in Sorrento.

Breakfast: Buffet breakfast at the hotel. Coffee, tea, juices, fresh fruit, cereals, yogurt, a hot egg dish, bread, cakes and pastries, sliced meat and cheese are offered daily at the hotel buffet in Sorrento and Minori.

Morning: Staff introduces program schedule, lectures and excursions.

Lunch: Lunch at the hotel served buffet style.

Afternoon: An orienting walk in the neighborhood pointing out stores, pharmacies and banking services. The walk continues down to the characteristic old port where it's not uncommon to see fishermen bringing in the catch of the day or repairing their nets. Later in the afternoon an expert illuminates Classical Roman art and archeology.

Dinner: Dinner at a restaurant in Sorrento.

Lodging: Hotel Cesare Augusto

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Sorrento has been a mecca for illustrious visitors – writers, musicians, and royalty – since the 1700s. Exceptional for its cleanliness and safety in a region not often associated with these virtues, Sorrento is the ideal base for exploration of the bay’s resources, while offering a vibrant life of its own. Our programs reside at a comfortable four-star facility overlooking lemon and orange groves, and mere minutes on foot from the old town.

Contact info:
Viale degli Aranci, 108
Sorrento, NA 80067 Italy
phone: +39 081 8782700
web: www.hotelcesareaugusto.com

Room amenities: Each room has soundproof windows, small terrace, private bath, minibar, satellite TV, hair dryer, safe for valuables and individual temperature control (air conditioning in the summer; heat in the winter)

Facility amenities: Relax in the spacious lounge in the lobby. Enjoy a drink made by a professional barista in the lobby lounge. A rooftop pool with lounge, snack and bar service is open May-Sept. Free Wi-Fi connection throughout the hotel.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: varies by season
You can book additional nights directly through the hotel’s online reservation system www.hotelcesareaugusto.com. Indicate to the hotel that you are with the Road Scholar group and every effort will be made to ensure continuity of room assignment. Another option is to use online hotel consolidator services such as Hotels.com or Expedia.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Four: Friday, May 22 - Explore Pompeii
Note: The ruins of Pompeii reveal cobblestone streets, sidewalks and dirt paths. Pompeii was a city, so be aware of the size of the archaeological site. Its uneven terrain with inclines and steps makes walking a challenge. The stone pavement can be slippery when wet. Note there are few benches to stop and rest.

Breakfast: Buffet breakfast at hotel

Morning: Guided visit of Pompeii archaeological site. Explore the streets of the city frozen in time in August of 79 CE. Walk into the amphitheater, see where the gladiators trained, walk down Via Abbondanza, the main street, observe 1st century political grafitti. Notice the similarities between Pompeii where bars, restaurants, shops and bakeries line the streets, and that in any modern city in Italy.

Lunch: Lunch at a restaurant in the archaeological park.

Afternoon: Coach back to Sorrento. Late afternoon classroom session on Customs and Traditions of Sorrento.

Dinner: Dinner at the hotel.

Lodging: Hotel Cesare Augusto

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Sorrento has been a mecca for illustrious visitors – writers, musicians, and royalty – since the 1700s. Exceptional for its cleanliness and safety in a region not often associated with these virtues, Sorrento is the ideal base for exploration of the bay’s resources, while offering a vibrant life of its own. Our programs reside at a comfortable four-star facility overlooking lemon and orange groves, and mere minutes on foot from the old town.

Contact info:
Viale degli Aranci, 108
Sorrento, NA 80067 Italy
phone: +39 081 8782700
web: www.hotelcesareaugusto.com

Room amenities: Each room has soundproof windows, small terrace, private bath, minibar, satellite TV, hair dryer, safe for valuables and individual temperature control (air conditioning in the summer; heat in the winter)

Facility amenities: Relax in the spacious lounge in the lobby. Enjoy a drink made by a professional barista in the lobby lounge. A rooftop pool with lounge, snack and bar service is open May-Sept. Free Wi-Fi connection throughout the hotel.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: varies by season
You can book additional nights directly through the hotel’s online reservation system www.hotelcesareaugusto.com. Indicate to the hotel that you are with the Road Scholar group and every effort will be made to ensure continuity of room assignment. Another option is to use online hotel consolidator services such as Hotels.com or Expedia.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Five: Saturday, May 23 - Greek Art and Architecture / Marquetry Museum an...
Note: One mile walk round trip walk from the hotel to the Marquetry Museum

Breakfast: Buffet breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: In the meeting room of the hotel an expert illuminates Classical Greek art and archaeology.

Lunch: Lunch on your own.

Afternoon: Visit the Tarsia Museum that displays the materials, tools and traditional motifs used by master craftsmen of marquetry, or inlaid wood design. To ensure continuity for the decorative art tradition the museum is also a workshop to teach the craft to local youth.

Dinner: Dinner at the hotel.

Lodging: Hotel Cesare Augusto

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Sorrento has been a mecca for illustrious visitors – writers, musicians, and royalty – since the 1700s. Exceptional for its cleanliness and safety in a region not often associated with these virtues, Sorrento is the ideal base for exploration of the bay’s resources, while offering a vibrant life of its own. Our programs reside at a comfortable four-star facility overlooking lemon and orange groves, and mere minutes on foot from the old town.

Contact info:
Viale degli Aranci, 108
Sorrento, NA 80067 Italy
phone: +39 081 8782700
web: www.hotelcesareaugusto.com

Room amenities: Each room has soundproof windows, small terrace, private bath, minibar, satellite TV, hair dryer, safe for valuables and individual temperature control (air conditioning in the summer; heat in the winter)

Facility amenities: Relax in the spacious lounge in the lobby. Enjoy a drink made by a professional barista in the lobby lounge. A rooftop pool with lounge, snack and bar service is open May-Sept. Free Wi-Fi connection throughout the hotel.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: varies by season
You can book additional nights directly through the hotel’s online reservation system www.hotelcesareaugusto.com. Indicate to the hotel that you are with the Road Scholar group and every effort will be made to ensure continuity of room assignment. Another option is to use online hotel consolidator services such as Hotels.com or Expedia.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Six: Sunday, May 24 - Pasta Factory / Archaeological Museum in Naples
Note: Stairs at the museum to reach the upper level galleries. Note there are few benches in the gallery rooms to rest during the guide's explanations of the works of art.

Breakfast: Buffet breakfast at hotel.

Morning: Coach to Gragnano for a guided tour of a pasta factory.

Lunch: Sample a few types of pasta at a restaurant in the town of Gragnano.

Afternoon: Coach continues to Naples for an expert-led visit of the Archaeological Museum which houses treasures and artifacts found in Pompeii and Herculaneum, including the famed Alexander Mosaic, Flora and Fauna, and the Farnese Bull.

Dinner: Dinner at the hotel.

Lodging: Hotel Cesare Augusto

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Sorrento has been a mecca for illustrious visitors – writers, musicians, and royalty – since the 1700s. Exceptional for its cleanliness and safety in a region not often associated with these virtues, Sorrento is the ideal base for exploration of the bay’s resources, while offering a vibrant life of its own. Our programs reside at a comfortable four-star facility overlooking lemon and orange groves, and mere minutes on foot from the old town.

Contact info:
Viale degli Aranci, 108
Sorrento, NA 80067 Italy
phone: +39 081 8782700
web: www.hotelcesareaugusto.com

Room amenities: Each room has soundproof windows, small terrace, private bath, minibar, satellite TV, hair dryer, safe for valuables and individual temperature control (air conditioning in the summer; heat in the winter)

Facility amenities: Relax in the spacious lounge in the lobby. Enjoy a drink made by a professional barista in the lobby lounge. A rooftop pool with lounge, snack and bar service is open May-Sept. Free Wi-Fi connection throughout the hotel.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: varies by season
You can book additional nights directly through the hotel’s online reservation system www.hotelcesareaugusto.com. Indicate to the hotel that you are with the Road Scholar group and every effort will be made to ensure continuity of room assignment. Another option is to use online hotel consolidator services such as Hotels.com or Expedia.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Seven: Monday, May 25 - Full Day Excursion to the Isle of Capri
Note: The vessel to reach the island is a ferry or high capacity passenger boat. Land transportation is provided from the port to Anacapri, the town at the top of the island, although some walking to explore the traffic free town, gardens and sites of the island.

Breakfast: Buffet breakfast at hotel.

Morning: Board a boat to Capri. Indulge in a full day on the Mediterranean's most lush island while roaming the intricate cobbled laneways and the chic neighborhoods. Guided visit to the villa of Axel Munthe. Weather permitting enjoy the scenery from the convertible car with the top down.

Lunch: Lunch at a local restaurant in Capri.

Afternoon: Capri visit continues. Some free time to climb the ruins of the villa of Tiberius or savor a gelato at a waterfront cafe. Boat returns to Sorrento by late afternoon.

Dinner: Dinner on your own.

Lodging: Hotel Cesare Augusto

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Sorrento has been a mecca for illustrious visitors – writers, musicians, and royalty – since the 1700s. Exceptional for its cleanliness and safety in a region not often associated with these virtues, Sorrento is the ideal base for exploration of the bay’s resources, while offering a vibrant life of its own. Our programs reside at a comfortable four-star facility overlooking lemon and orange groves, and mere minutes on foot from the old town.

Contact info:
Viale degli Aranci, 108
Sorrento, NA 80067 Italy
phone: +39 081 8782700
web: www.hotelcesareaugusto.com

Room amenities: Each room has soundproof windows, small terrace, private bath, minibar, satellite TV, hair dryer, safe for valuables and individual temperature control (air conditioning in the summer; heat in the winter)

Facility amenities: Relax in the spacious lounge in the lobby. Enjoy a drink made by a professional barista in the lobby lounge. A rooftop pool with lounge, snack and bar service is open May-Sept. Free Wi-Fi connection throughout the hotel.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: varies by season
You can book additional nights directly through the hotel’s online reservation system www.hotelcesareaugusto.com. Indicate to the hotel that you are with the Road Scholar group and every effort will be made to ensure continuity of room assignment. Another option is to use online hotel consolidator services such as Hotels.com or Expedia.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Eight: Tuesday, May 26 - Herculaneum / Contemporary Life in Italy
Note: Uneven pavement on streets and cobblestone sidewalks in the archaeological site make walking somewhat challenging. There is a short incline to visit some of the houses and sites in the archaeological site. Few places to sit and rest.

Breakfast: Buffet breakfast at hotel.

Morning: Coach to and guided visit of Herculaneum, town destroyed by mud flows in 79 CE unlike Pompeii, which was buried by ash. The excavated Villa of the Papyri was the inspiration for the Getty Museum in Malibu, California.

Lunch: Lunch at the hotel served buffet style.

Afternoon: Examine the issues facing Italy today in a lecture and discussion of the country's health care system, education, religion, and women's issues, and discover the ways in which Italy continues to undergo rapid economic and societal change. Question and answer period follows.Free time till dinner.

Dinner: Dine at the restaurant of your choice, suggestions made on site.

Lodging: Hotel Cesare Augusto

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Sorrento has been a mecca for illustrious visitors – writers, musicians, and royalty – since the 1700s. Exceptional for its cleanliness and safety in a region not often associated with these virtues, Sorrento is the ideal base for exploration of the bay’s resources, while offering a vibrant life of its own. Our programs reside at a comfortable four-star facility overlooking lemon and orange groves, and mere minutes on foot from the old town.

Contact info:
Viale degli Aranci, 108
Sorrento, NA 80067 Italy
phone: +39 081 8782700
web: www.hotelcesareaugusto.com

Room amenities: Each room has soundproof windows, small terrace, private bath, minibar, satellite TV, hair dryer, safe for valuables and individual temperature control (air conditioning in the summer; heat in the winter)

Facility amenities: Relax in the spacious lounge in the lobby. Enjoy a drink made by a professional barista in the lobby lounge. A rooftop pool with lounge, snack and bar service is open May-Sept. Free Wi-Fi connection throughout the hotel.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: varies by season
You can book additional nights directly through the hotel’s online reservation system www.hotelcesareaugusto.com. Indicate to the hotel that you are with the Road Scholar group and every effort will be made to ensure continuity of room assignment. Another option is to use online hotel consolidator services such as Hotels.com or Expedia.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Nine: Wednesday, May 27 - Music in the Neapolitan Tradition / Cooking Demo ...
Note: Non strenuous walk from coach drop off point to the farm.

Breakfast: Buffet breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: A musicologist examines the role of Naples as a center for promoting music as an art form with the establishment in the 1600s of state conservatories. Later, in the 1800s, the popularity of contemporary music from Naples spread worldwide with ballads such as 'O Sole Mio.'

Lunch: Lunch at the hotel.

Afternoon: Panoramic drive through the Sorrento countryside for a hands-on cooking demonstration of dishes of the regional cuisine. Learn how mozzarella cheese is made from fresh milk and rennet.

Dinner: Enjoy the dinner you have observed in the making.

Evening: Coach to Sorrento after dinner at the agriturismo (farm restaurant).

Lodging: Hotel Cesare Augusto

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: On the Amalfi Coast lies the seaside resort of Minori. Archaeological evidence based on the ruins of an imperial age villa uncovered nearby indicates the area was populated by Romans in the 1st century. Today the village continues to attract visitors to its tranquil shores and piazza-like atmosphere. Perfectly situated near Amalfi, Ravello, Maiori and the ceramic tile center of Vietri, Minori will serve as our base. From there we will coach to Paestum, a 5th century Greek settlement with magnificently preserved temples.

Contact info:
Corso Vittorio Emanuele
Minori (Amalfi), Italy
phone: +39 089 877 237
web: www.hotelvillaromana.it

Room amenities: satellite television, mini-bar, safe box for valuables, hair dryer and individual climate control. Free wi-fi connection.

Facility amenities: The hotel is a short walk from the beach and sea front promenade. Breakfast and dinner will be served in the hotel restaurant. Relax in the spacious lounge with full bar service. The outdoor pool is open May—September. Free WiFi in the rooms and internet point in the lobby.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: varies by season
Book additional nights directly through the hotel’s online reservation system www.hotelvillaromana.it. Indicate to the hotel at the time of your booking that you are with the Road Scholar group and every effort will be made to ensure continuity of room assignment.

Check out time: 11:00 AM

Day Ten: Thursday, May 28 - Positano / Transfer to Amalfi Coast hotel
Note: Boat ride from Positano to Amalfi. In case bad weather prevents boat from leaving, ability to walk up the hill along the town's sidewalks to reach the bus parking lot.

Breakfast: Buffet breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: Amalfi Coast Drive: the scenic narrow winding road cut into the steep cliffs above the Mediterranean Sea. On route, visit the elegant seaside town of Positano with its characteristic white and pastel colored houses that cling in tiers to the rock face. Board a boat bound for Amalfi from where you can fully appreciate the cascading houses and luscious gardens on the mountain face.

Lunch: Lunch at a restaurant in Amalfi.

Afternoon: In Amalfi, visit the cathedral of St. Andrew and an interesting museum that illustrates the techniques of milling paper, an industry that flourished in Amalfi in the 12th century. Transfer to Minori and check into the hotel.

Dinner: Dinner at the hotel. Sample limoncello, the liquor made from lemons from nearby groves.

Lodging: Hotel Villa Romana

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: On the Amalfi Coast lies the seaside resort of Minori. Archaeological evidence based on the ruins of an imperial age villa uncovered nearby indicates the area was populated by Romans in the 1st century. Today the village continues to attract visitors to its tranquil shores and piazza-like atmosphere. Perfectly situated near Amalfi, Ravello, Maiori and the ceramic tile center of Vietri, Minori will serve as our base. From there we will coach to Paestum, a 5th century Greek settlement with magnificently preserved temples.

Contact info:
Corso Vittorio Emanuele
Minori (Amalfi), Italy
phone: +39 089 877 237
web: www.hotelvillaromana.it

Room amenities: satellite television, mini-bar, safe box for valuables, hair dryer and individual climate control. Free wi-fi connection.

Facility amenities: The hotel is a short walk from the beach and sea front promenade. Breakfast and dinner will be served in the hotel restaurant. Relax in the spacious lounge with full bar service. The outdoor pool is open May—September. Free WiFi in the rooms and internet point in the lobby.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: varies by season
Book additional nights directly through the hotel’s online reservation system www.hotelvillaromana.it. Indicate to the hotel at the time of your booking that you are with the Road Scholar group and every effort will be made to ensure continuity of room assignment.

Check out time: 11:00 AM

Day Eleven: Friday, May 29 - Paestum
Note: Uneven dirt paths lead to the famous Greek temples, the terrain is level. Leisurely walk to the adjacent museum. Few benches to rest during the visit to the archaeological site.

Breakfast: Buffet breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: A drive (1 hr 40 min) south takes us to the Greek settlement of Paestum, dedicated to Poseidon. The highlights include doric style temples dating from the 6th and 5th centuries BCE dedicated to Hera. The adjacent museum contains the famed painted tomb of the diver.

Lunch: Lunch at local restaurant overlooking the temples.

Afternoon: Field trip to Paestum continues.

Dinner: Dinner at the hotel.

Lodging: Hotel Villa Romana

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: On the Amalfi Coast lies the seaside resort of Minori. Archaeological evidence based on the ruins of an imperial age villa uncovered nearby indicates the area was populated by Romans in the 1st century. Today the village continues to attract visitors to its tranquil shores and piazza-like atmosphere. Perfectly situated near Amalfi, Ravello, Maiori and the ceramic tile center of Vietri, Minori will serve as our base. From there we will coach to Paestum, a 5th century Greek settlement with magnificently preserved temples.

Contact info:
Corso Vittorio Emanuele
Minori (Amalfi), Italy
phone: +39 089 877 237
web: www.hotelvillaromana.it

Room amenities: satellite television, mini-bar, safe box for valuables, hair dryer and individual climate control. Free wi-fi connection.

Facility amenities: The hotel is a short walk from the beach and sea front promenade. Breakfast and dinner will be served in the hotel restaurant. Relax in the spacious lounge with full bar service. The outdoor pool is open May—September. Free WiFi in the rooms and internet point in the lobby.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: varies by season
Book additional nights directly through the hotel’s online reservation system www.hotelvillaromana.it. Indicate to the hotel at the time of your booking that you are with the Road Scholar group and every effort will be made to ensure continuity of room assignment.

Check out time: 11:00 AM

Day Twelve: Saturday, May 30 - Ravello
Note: As a hill town, visiting Ravello requires managing hills on foot from the bus drop off point to and around the town. Villa Rufolo's gardens are terraced with paved steps.

Breakfast: Buffet breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: Coach to Ravello, a medieval hill town above Amalfi for a visit to the world renowned Villa Rufolo, inspiration to Wagner and other artists.

Lunch: Lunch on your own.

Afternoon: Free time to explore Ravello or return to Minori.

Dinner: Farewell dinner at the hotel.

Lodging: Hotel Villa Romana

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day Thirteen: Sunday, May 31 - Departure
Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel; continental style for participants with early morning departure.

Morning: Coach to and Depart from Naples airport.

Meals Included: Breakfast


Free Time Opportunities


Sorrento
General OverviewSuggestions for free time (half day) activities: an excursion up Mount Vesuvius; return to Capri to visit the Blue Grotto (accessible by small boats when sea conditions allow). Short train ride to Oplontis, site of the Villa Poppaea with beautifully preserved frescoes from a 1st century BCE Roman Villa.

Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.

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11 nights of accommodations
29 meals: 11 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 9 dinners
5 Expert-led lectures
15 Field trips
1 Hands-on experiences

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4.8
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