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Program #18213RJ
14 Days | 13 Nights
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Itinerary for Oct 14 — Oct 27, 2013

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Day One: Monday, October 14 - 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, October 15 - 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
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, October 16 - Orientation and neighborhood walk
Note: Leisure walk around town and to the port.

Breakfast: Buffet breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: Staff introduces program schedule, lectures and excursions. A short walk in the neighborhood follows 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.

Lunch: Lunch at the hotel is served buffet style.

Afternoon: An expert illuminates Classical Greek art and archeology. Continue your exploration of Sorrento on a brief walk in town.

Dinner: Dinner at 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 Four: Thursday, October 17 - Roman Art and Architecture / Explore Pompeii
Note: The ruins of Pompeii reveal cobblestone streets and sidewalks and dirt paths. Uneven terrain. Few places to rest in the archaeological area. There is a gradual incline, nothing steep.

Breakfast: Buffet breakfast at hotel

Morning: Discover how the Romans appropriated Greek art forms to their own tastes. An art historian illustrates examples from evidence discovered in Pompeii and Herculaneum.

Lunch: Lunch at Ristorante Vesuvio in Pompei.

Afternoon: Guided visit of Pompeii archaeological site. 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. Notice the similarities between Pompeii where bars, restaurants, shops and bakeries line the streets, and that in any modern city in Italy.

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, October 18 - Italian History / Marquetry Museum and Workshop
Note: Non strenuous walk to the museum.

Breakfast: Buffet breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: A brief survey of Italian history from the 1848 independence movement to the present.

Lunch: Lunch buffet 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 Taverna Allegra 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
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, October 19 - Herculaneum / Free Afternoon
Note: Uneven streets and sidewalks make walking a little difficult over the cobblestones. There is a short incline to descend and ascend. Few places to sit and rest.

Breakfast: Buffet breakfast at hotel.

Morning: Coach to and guided visit of Herculaneum, an upscale town 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 buffet at the hotel.

Afternoon: Free Afternoon.

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 Seven: Sunday, October 20 - Music in the Neapolitan Tradition / Cooking Demo ...
Note: Non-strenuous walk from parking lot to the working farm.

Breakfast: Buffet breakfast at hotel.

Morning: A musicologist expounds on the Neapolitan music tradition, complete with recordings.

Lunch: Lunch on your own.

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

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

Evening: Coach to Sorrento after dinner at the agriturismo.

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, October 21 - Full Day Excursion to the Isle of Capri
Note: Ability to board vessel to reach the Island. Much transportation is provided; but Capri is mountainous and has some inclines.

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 at the hotel 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 Nine: Tuesday, October 22 - Contemporary Life in Italy / Free Afternoon
Breakfast: Buffet breakfast at hotel.

Morning: 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.

Lunch: Lunch on your own.

Afternoon: Free time.

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
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, October 23 - Gragnano / Archeological Museum in Naples
Note: Ability to walk up a couple flights of stairs at the museum

Breakfast: Buffet breakfast at hotel.

Morning: Coach to Gragnano for an exclusive visit to the Alfeltra pasta factory.

Lunch: Lunch at Maccheroneria in Gragnano.

Afternoon: Excursion continues to Naples and 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. Coach late afternoon to Sorrento.

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. 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
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, October 24 - Positano/Transfer to Amalfi Coast hotel
Note: Coach to Positano. 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 Taverna Buonvicino.

Afternoon: 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. 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
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, October 25 - Paestum / Limoncello Tasting
Note: Uneven dirt paths lead to the famous Greek temples, the terrain is level. Leisurely 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: Field trip continues with a guided visit of the archaeological museum in Paestum. Before returning to Minori enjoy a sampling of limoncello, the spirit made from Sorrento lemons.

Dinner: Dinner on your own.

Lodging: Hotel Villa Romana

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
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
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, October 26 - 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 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.

Lodging: Hotel Villa Romana

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day Fourteen: Sunday, October 27 - 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 OverviewAn excursion up Mount Vesuvius, Royal Palace of Caserta, Benedictine Abbey of Monte Cassino, return to Capri to visit the Blue Grotto
Teatro San CarloThe landmark theater in the center of Naples has a rich program of concerts, opera and ballet. Late evening trains may not be available for return to Sorrento; it may be necessary to hire a private car. Trinity College cannot book tickets for participants wishing to attend a performance.
For additional information, visit: www.teatrosancarlo.it

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Included
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12 nights of accommodations
31 meals: 12 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 10 dinners
7 Expert-led lectures
19 Field trips
1 Hands-on experiences

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