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Italy

Beyond the View: The Amalfi Coast and Sorrento

Explore the ruins of Pompeii, enjoy a cooking class in Sorrento, see the gardens that inspired Wagner’s Parsifal and revel in the sites as you take a deeper look at the Amalfi Coast.
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Program No. 18213RJ
Length
13 days
Starts at
3,699
Flights start at
800

At a Glance

The cliff-top road along the Amalfi Coast is one of the most beautiful stretches in the world, but this sun-kissed region has so much more to offer than just a scenic drive. Experience life in the artisan’s paradise of Sorrento and the tiny town of Minori, see the pride and skill that goes into intarsia woodworking and the making of the infused liqueur known as limoncello, and, yes, have your breath taken away as you drive and boat along the rugged coastline.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Extended walking and standing during site visits; uneven terrain, especially at archaeological sites. Boarding small boats and ferries.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • On a boat excursion along the Amalfi Coast, appreciate the picture-postcard view of the houses and gardens clinging perilously to the cliffs.
  • Investigate the lost cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum, searching the sites for frozen-in-time structures and valued artifacts.
  • Step inside the famous Villa Rufolo with its imposing Arab architecture and lovely gardens that inspired Wagner as he penned Parsifal.
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Candace Ellis
A resident of Capri and Siena, Candace Ellis loves sharing her knowledge of Naples’ rich history with visitors in her presentations on contemporary history. She holds a degree in political science from a prestigious Italian university and taught at the University of Maryland, European Division. “I am an enthusiastic believer in the spirit of Road Scholar programs,” Candace says, “I love to see the understanding dawning on the faces of participants.”

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Candace Ellis
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