Some steps through the hotel's garden cut short the walk to Piazza Tasso, the main square in Sorrento. The walk to Marina Grande is 1 mile with stone steps and inclined path. Unavoidable steps, some without handrail.
Buffet at the hotel. Each day you will find a selection of fresh fruit, cereals, yogurt, bread, sliced meats and cheeses, eggs, cakes and pastries, jams, juices, coffee, teas, and water.
Orientation: The Group Leader will greet everyone and lead introductions in the hotel meeting room just off the lobby. We will review the up-to-date program schedule, discuss roles and responsibilities, logistics, safety guidelines, emergency procedures, and answer questions. After a short break, set out on foot with the group leader to explore Sorrento including the Marina Grande, the characteristic old port where it's not uncommon to see fishermen bringing in the catch of the day or repairing their nets. Our group leader will weave in notions of Sorrentine tradtions and customs. The walk circles back to the hotel. Unless otherwise indicated lunches and dinners will be plated (each dish served to guests by restaurant waitstaff) from a set menu. Water is included with all meals; other beverages such as wine, tea and coffee will be available for purchase; some dinners will include wine. Evenings at leisure offer opportunities to make the program more meaningful and memorable through personal independent exploration, attending performances or other events, or simply relaxing and making new friends among fellow participants. The Group Leader will always be happy to offer suggestions. Periods in the schedule designated as "Free time" and "At leisure" offer opportunities to do what you like and make your experience even more meaningful and memorable according to your personal preferences. The Group Leader will be happy to offer suggestions. Program activities, schedules, personnel, and indicated distances or times may change due to local circumstances/conditions. In the event of changes, we will alert you as quickly as possible. Thank you for your understanding.
Buffet lunch at the hotel. Water is included. Wine, beer, and soft drinks are available for purchase.
In the hotel meeting room an expert will present Classical Roman and Greek art and architecture as preparation for our exploration in Pompeii, Herculaneum and Paestum.
At a restaurant in Sorrento. Fixed menu consists of an antipasto assortment, a typical Sorrentine entrée, water and a glass of wine. Plated table service.