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Christmas in Sorrento

Program No. 23713RJ
Celebrate the Christmas holiday in Sorrento! Attend classical concerts, explore the ancient city of Pompeii and experience the beauty of Capri and the Amalfi Coast with a local expert.

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At a Glance

Spending the Christmas holiday in Sorrento isn’t just a good idea — it’s a great idea. With local experts and other like-minded learners, explore this beautiful region of Italy and the ancient history that has shaped its modern identity. As you admire the turquoise waters along the Amalfi Coast, imagine the historic events that so pristinely preserved the sites of Pompeii and Herculaneum, explore the former home of Swedish physician Axel Munthe on the island of Capri, and learn about the art of woodworking at the Tarsia Museum. Along the way, enjoy classical concerts and ring in the holiday with a Christmas lunch. It’s all the perfect way to say Buon Natale! (Merry Christmas!)
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking up to four miles a day. Extended standing during site visits with limited or no public seating. Uneven terrain, limited public handrails, unavoidable stairs, marble and terracotta flooring, cobblestones, steep inclines, loose gravel, dirt paths. Elevator use is limited or restricted in historic sites. Expect crowded conditions in pedestrian centers and museums. Dress accordingly for visits to open-air archeological parks. Program-related travel and transfers will be via bus, boat, convertible, and funicular. Sheltered waiting areas may not be available at docks.
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

  • Join a local expert for field trips to Pompeii, Herculaneum and enjoy an in-depth look into the region’s ancient history.
  • Explore the beautiful island of Capri and the Amalfi Coast with an expert, stopping to explore piazzas, sample regional cuisine and learn about the Villa of San Michele.
  • Drive through the Sorrento countryside to visit a working farm, learn how mozzarella is made and assist in the preparation of your farewell dinner.

General Notes

Give us a call to combine select dates of this learning adventure with "New Year's In Florence" (#19221) for even more learning in Italy! We'll even transfer you for free between locations.
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