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Italy

Sorrento & the Breathtaking Amalfi Coast

Program No. 23156RSBLOG
Discover fascinating Roman and Arab history, delicious Italian delicacies and breathtaking scenery along the Amalfi coast and Sorrento when the crowds have left and the weather is mild.

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At a Glance

Explore the idyllic Amalfi coast and Sorrento, where colorful houses are carved out of cliffs and sailboats bob on the turquoise Tyrrhenian Sea. Uncover the hidden history, art and customs of the ancient Romans and Arabs as you explore underground cities and captivating ruins with local experts. Explore the treasures of this Italian gem and learn about its unique culture while taking in the magnificent, uninterrupted landscapes.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking up to two and a half miles; some uneven ground and cobblestones. Stairs without railings. Standing for at least one hour and a half.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 13 to 24 participants.

What You'll Learn

  • Explore a city frozen in time as you weave through the ruins of Pompeii with a local expert who will provide insight on art, customs and trades from centuries ago.
  • Revel in the beauty of the Island of Capri as you learn from an expert about its unique geology and long history.
  • Get to know Naples like a local as you navigate this lively city’s history-laden streets with your local expert.
Featured Expert
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Alessandra Sarappa
Alessandra Sarappa was born and raised in Rome. She studied English at Rice University in Texas before spending seven years in the UK. She was part of the cabin crew at British Airways for 25 years, and worked with English customers in Sorrento as a customer resort helper for Jet2Holidays for one summer. She then became a group leader for companies including AG Boutique in Rome, Laser Jet in Riccione, and the Aloschi Bros cruise agency. Her interests range from art to nature and gastronomy.

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

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Alessandra Sarappa View biography
Alessandra Sarappa was born and raised in Rome. She studied English at Rice University in Texas before spending seven years in the UK. She was part of the cabin crew at British Airways for 25 years, and worked with English customers in Sorrento as a customer resort helper for Jet2Holidays for one summer. She then became a group leader for companies including AG Boutique in Rome, Laser Jet in Riccione, and the Aloschi Bros cruise agency. Her interests range from art to nature and gastronomy.
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Flavia De Gennaro was born and raised in Sorrento in the province of Naples. In 2019, she started leading groups all over Italy and in Europe. She leads groups in Capri, the Amalfi Coast, and Naples. She previously worked as a travel agent with her sister's agency. Flavia’s passions include art, history, world cultures, and traveling.
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