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Program #18213RJ
14 Days | 13 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
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Itinerary for May 20 — Jun 2, 2013

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Day One: Monday, May 20 - 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
If you plan to book additional nights at the hotel, Lavinia Tour, Trinity College’s partnering agency in Rome: info.reserv@laviniatour.it. Another option is to book directly through the hotel’s online reservation system www.hotelcesareaugusto.com. Indicate to the hotel or agency 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 in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Tuesday, May 21 - 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 served buffet style.

Afternoon: Orientation walk of Sorrento. 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
If you plan to book additional nights at the hotel, Lavinia Tour, Trinity College’s partnering agency in Rome: info.reserv@laviniatour.it. Another option is to book directly through the hotel’s online reservation system www.hotelcesareaugusto.com. Indicate to the hotel or agency 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 in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Wednesday, May 22 - Neighborhood walk / Roman Art and Archaeology
Note: Leisure walk around town and to the port.

Breakfast: Buffet breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: Staff introduces program schedule, lectures and excursions. A walk in the neighborhood follows pointing out churches, restaurants, pharmacies and banking services. The walk continues down to the characteristic old port.

Lunch: Lunch at the hotel served buffet style.

Afternoon: An expert presents a lecture with slides on Classical Roman art and archaeology. A brief session goes over suggestions and details on what to do during free time and recommendations on local cafes and restaurants.

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
If you plan to book additional nights at the hotel, Lavinia Tour, Trinity College’s partnering agency in Rome: info.reserv@laviniatour.it. Another option is to book directly through the hotel’s online reservation system www.hotelcesareaugusto.com. Indicate to the hotel or agency 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 in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Thursday, May 23 - Explore Pompeii / Sorrentine Traditions
Note: Pompeii is a vast open archaeological site with uneven terrain. Unlike an enclosed museum with benches for visitors, there are few places to rest in the open site. The ruins reveal cobblestone streets, sidewalks and dirt paths. There is a gradual incline, nothing steep.

Breakfast: Buffet breakfast at hotel

Morning: Coach to Pompeii. A local expert guide leads the visit to the archaeological site of Pompeii. Wander 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.

Lunch: Lunch at a restaurant in the modern town of Pompei.

Afternoon: A personal look into customs and traditions of greater Naples with particular emphasis on Sorrento.

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
If you plan to book additional nights at the hotel, Lavinia Tour, Trinity College’s partnering agency in Rome: info.reserv@laviniatour.it. Another option is to book directly through the hotel’s online reservation system www.hotelcesareaugusto.com. Indicate to the hotel or agency 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 in time: 3:00 PM


Day Five: Friday, May 24 - Greek Art and Archaeology / Marquetry Museum and...
Note: Non strenuous walk to the museum.

Breakfast: Buffet breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: Learn about ancient Greek art and discover how the Romans appropriated art forms to their own tastes. A local expert guide illustrates examples from evidence discovered in Pompeii and Herculaneum.

Lunch: Buffet lunch at the hotel.

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, 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
If you plan to book additional nights at the hotel, Lavinia Tour, Trinity College’s partnering agency in Rome: info.reserv@laviniatour.it. Another option is to book directly through the hotel’s online reservation system www.hotelcesareaugusto.com. Indicate to the hotel or agency 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 in time: 3:00 PM


Day Six: Saturday, May 25 - Herculaneum / Political History Lecture
Note: Uneven streets and sidewalks make walking a little difficult over the cobblestones. There is a short incline to descend and ascend. As an open archaeological site, there are few places to sit and rest.

Breakfast: Buffet breakfast at hotel.

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

Lunch: Lunch at local restaurant.

Afternoon: A musicologist expounds on the tradition from the 16th century conservatories in Naples to the popular music from the late 19th century which brought songs such as 'O Sole Mio' and 'Funiculi, Funicula' to the world stage.

Dinner: Dinner at a local restaurant.

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
If you plan to book additional nights at the hotel, Lavinia Tour, Trinity College’s partnering agency in Rome: info.reserv@laviniatour.it. Another option is to book directly through the hotel’s online reservation system www.hotelcesareaugusto.com. Indicate to the hotel or agency 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 in time: 3:00 PM


Day Seven: Sunday, May 26 - Free Morning / Life in Italy Today
Note: Not a strenuous day for group activity

Breakfast: Buffet breakfast at hotel.

Morning: Free time in the morning.

Lunch: Lunch on your own

Afternoon: Examine the issues facing Italy today in a lecture and discussion of the country's contemporary 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.

Dinner: Dinner at Tavernetta Allegra in Sorrento.

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
If you plan to book additional nights at the hotel, Lavinia Tour, Trinity College’s partnering agency in Rome: info.reserv@laviniatour.it. Another option is to book directly through the hotel’s online reservation system www.hotelcesareaugusto.com. Indicate to the hotel or agency 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 in time: 3:00 PM


Day Eight: Monday, May 27 - Full Day Excursion to the Isle of Capri
Note: Board the ferry via the gangplank. Transportation is provided on the island, but Capri is mountainous and has some inclines in the town of Anacapri and at the villa and gardens we visit.

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 Ristorante La Giara 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
If you plan to book additional nights at the hotel, Lavinia Tour, Trinity College’s partnering agency in Rome: info.reserv@laviniatour.it. Another option is to book directly through the hotel’s online reservation system www.hotelcesareaugusto.com. Indicate to the hotel or agency 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 in time: 3:00 PM


Day Nine: Tuesday, May 28 - From Monarchy to Republic / Cooking Demo and Dinn...
Note: Panoramic drive to Piano di Sorrento. Non strenuous walk to a working farm.

Breakfast: Buffet breakfast at hotel.

Morning: A musicologist expounds on the tradition from the 16th century conservatories in Naples to the popular music from the late 19th century which brought songs such as O Sole Mio and Funiculi, Funicula to the world stage.

Lunch: Buffet style lunch served at the hotel.

Afternoon: Coach to Sorrento's countryside for a cooking demonstration and sampling of local produce, including olive oil.

Dinner: Enjoy the dinner you have prepared.

Evening: Coach to Sorrento after dinner at the agriturismo.

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
If you plan to book additional nights at the hotel, Lavinia Tour, Trinity College’s partnering agency in Rome: info.reserv@laviniatour.it. Another option is to book directly through the hotel’s online reservation system www.hotelcesareaugusto.com. Indicate to the hotel or agency 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 in time: 3:00 PM


Day Ten: Wednesday, May 29 - Pasta Factory Visit / Archaeological Museum in Na...
Note: The museum in Naples has long marble staircases as well as elevator access to the upper floors. A leisurely walk around the ex-Royal palace.

Breakfast: Buffet breakfast at hotel.

Morning: Visit a factory that has been producing special cuts of pasta since 1868.

Lunch: Lunch at Ristorante Maccheroneria.

Afternoon: Coach to Naples. Guided 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: 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.

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. There is an internet point in the lobby for your convenience; charges apply.

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
To book additional nights at the hotel, email Lavinia Tour, Trinity College’s partnering agency in Rome, info.reserv@laviniatour.it. Another option is to book directly through the hotel’s online reservation system www.hotelvillaromana.it. Indicate to the hotel or agency 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: Thursday, May 30 - Positano/Transfer to Amalfi Coast hotel
Note: Boat ride from Positano to Amalfi. In case of bad weather prevents boat from leaving, ability to walk up the hill along the sidewalk 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 houses that cling in tiers to the rock face.

Lunch: Lunch at a restaurant in Amalfi.

Afternoon: Wheather permitting, board a vessel bound for Amalfi from where you can fully appreciate the cascading houses and luscious gardens on the mountain face. 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.

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.

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. There is an internet point in the lobby for your convenience; charges apply.

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
To book additional nights at the hotel, email Lavinia Tour, Trinity College’s partnering agency in Rome, info.reserv@laviniatour.it. Another option is to book directly through the hotel’s online reservation system www.hotelvillaromana.it. Indicate to the hotel or agency 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: Friday, May 31 - Paestum / Limoncello Tasting
Note: Uneven dirt paths lead to the famous Greek temples, the terrain is level. Leisure walk to the adjacent museum.

Breakfast: Buffet breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: An hour long drive 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 a countryside trattoria.

Afternoon: The adjacent museum contains the famed painted tomb of the diver. Later, back in Minori, enjoy a sampling of limoncello, the spirit made from Sorrento lemons.

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.

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. There is an internet point in the lobby for your convenience; charges apply.

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
To book additional nights at the hotel, email Lavinia Tour, Trinity College’s partnering agency in Rome, info.reserv@laviniatour.it. Another option is to book directly through the hotel’s online reservation system www.hotelvillaromana.it. Indicate to the hotel or agency 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 Thirteen: Saturday, June 01 - Ravello and Amalfi
Note: Ravello is a hill town; requires walking up hill from bus parking and around town. Villa Rufolo's gardens are terraced with paved steps. Easy pace.

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 Richard Wagner and other artists.

Lunch: Lunch on your own.

Afternoon: Excursion on the Amalfi Coast continues. Some free time late afternoon in Minori.

Dinner: Farewell dinner at the hotel.

Lodging: Hotel Villa Romana

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day Fourteen: Sunday, June 02 - 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
Museo CorrealeNeapolitan Paintings: 17th, 18th, 19th centuries. European, Oriental porcelain, clocks, inlaid woodwork, archaeological finds. Closed on Tuesdays.
For additional information, visit: www.museocorreale.com/
OplontisArcheological site close to Pompeii with several historical Roman villas.
For additional information, visit: NA

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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Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
12 nights of accommodations
32 meals: 12 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 10 dinners
6 Expert-led lectures
16 Field trips
1 Hands-on experiences

Ratings

4.9
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