13-20/10/2020

20-29/12/2020

Known for its unique, boot-like shape, Italy is famed around the world for its culture, traditions, food, and endless historical sites to discover. Italians are also known for their boundless zest for life and hand-made pasta – not to mention their unparalleled reputation as romantic and passionate lovers!

But what makes Italy truly unique goes beyond the opera and the arts. Every city has its own culture, dialect, food, and traditions, making this a destination packed with endless opportunities for your cultural enrichment and personal connection.

We’ll follow in the footsteps of ancient Romans, live la dolce vita (“the good life”), discover Michelin-starred restaurants and local markets, and learn the secrets of hand-churned gelato. In Napoli, we’ll get inspired by the novel My Brilliant Friend, learn the secrets of Neapolitan pizza, and take in the panoramic views on secret islands. In Florence, we’ll marvel at art and architecture as we sip fine wines. At the same time, we will also discover Italy’s gastronomic treasures through cooking classes with the locals. In Bologna, we’ll go hunting for truffles. In Trieste – a hidden gem – we’ll discover Vienna by the sea, an intersection between the Mediterranean and European culture.

Join us to discover Italy’s culture, fine art, picturesque towns, and unforgettable food and wine!

Imagine that you could live through your favorite book; imagine living the Neapolitan life and discovering Italy through the eyes of a novel known as My Brilliant  Friend. 

Your story will begin with discovering under-the-radar neighborhoods and dining on authentic Neapolitan Pizza, then an aperitivo in the trendy Spanish quarter. We’ll follow the footsteps of the characters from My Brilliant Friend and discover the archeology that is unique to this city.

We’ll visit the Amalfi Coast for gelato and limoncello and have a Michelin-starred chef lead us through a cooking class with local ingredients. We’ll discover Naples through the people we meet, and the cultures and the new gastronomy that awaits. Unlike Rome, Florence and Venice, increasingly hollowed out by mass tourism, Naples has still held on to much of its character and old-world charm. 

Highlights: 

  •  Wander through Naples by following Lila’s and Elena’s footsteps
  •  Travel in Italian style, understand the social and cultural points of view
  •  Be amazed by the elegant architectural beauty, and experience breathtaking scenery
  •  Hear Neapolitan myths, mafia stories, history, politics, and anecdotes of daily life
  •  Enjoy the Neapolitan cuisine, and eat like a local 
  •  Explore the most beautiful beaches in Italy

Day 1: Welcome to Enchanting Napoli

Arrival in Naples International Airport. Transfer to the north of Naples’ historical center – Sanita. 

Check in at your hotel and leave for your first guided city stroll in the historical center of the city. Stroll along Naples Shopping street and enjoy top designers and Italian fashion. Stop for a sunset Aperitivo in the trendy “Spanish quarter” followed by a typical Neapolitan dinner.

Day 2: Following the Footsteps of the Characters from “My Brilliant Friend”

Open your day with the glorious scenery of Naples and the bay, from one of the most beautiful spots in the city. Today you will follow the footsteps of the characters from “My Brilliant Friend”, visiting various points and neighborhoods of Naples, and together we will and revive many scenes from the book. 

 

Day 3: Sweet Trendy Sanita Neighborhood

Your neighborhood local guide will take you on a street art and a pastry tour in the Sanita Neighborhood, one of Naples trendiest neighborhoods. Visit two of the most breathtaking palaces of the city. Eat lunch at one of several unique spots in the neighborhood, and feed your soul with some art with an afternoon guided visit to Naples’ world-famous Archaeological Museum. Enjoy dinner with a local Neapolitan family that will open their heart and home to you and will serve you the best homemade Neapolitan food. 

Day 4: Ischia & Procida – The Neapolitan’s Secret Islands

Set sail to Ischia where some of the most dramatic scenes from the book took place.

Ischia is a volcanic island in the Gulf of Naples. Known for its mineral-rich thermal waters, the island attracts visitors who wish to enjoy the health benefits of its hot springs and volcanic mud. Sail to Prochida island and enjoy a delicious fisherman’s lunch, unknown to most tourists,  and have a relaxed afternoon at a thermal Spa in Ischia, one of many that Ischia is famous for. 

Day 5: The Amalfi Coast

Sail back to Naples port and continue with a private car and guide to the magnificent Amalfi coast. The coast is known for its picturesque towns perched on cliffs over the sea. Participate in a culinary workshop and dinner at “Peppe Guida”, a Michelin star chef who is the owner of one of the most magnificent agritourism locations in Italy. 

Day 6: Picturesque Positano and Departure

Enjoy the breathtaking views while having breakfast, and spend the rest of the day R&R and strolling around the beautiful area of Positano, an exclusive sophisticated resort. It’s a stunning picturesque cliffside village on the Amalfi Coast, with colorful houses overlooking the sea. You can marvel at its beauty while you wander through the pebble narrow streets filled with boutiques and cafes. 

In the afternoon head back to Naples Airport for your flight home. 

 

Imagine that you could live through your favorite book; imagine living the Neapolitan life and discovering Italy through the eyes of a novel known as My Brilliant  Friend. 

Your story will begin with discovering under-the-radar neighborhoods and dining on authentic Neapolitan Pizza, then an aperitivo in the trendy Spanish quarter. We’ll follow the footsteps of the characters from My Brilliant Friend and discover the archeology that is unique to this city.

We’ll visit the Amalfi Coast for gelato and limoncello and have a Michelin-starred chef lead us through a cooking class with local ingredients. We’ll discover Naples through the people we meet, and the cultures and the new gastronomy that awaits. Unlike Rome, Florence and Venice, increasingly hollowed out by mass tourism, Naples has still held on to much of its character and old-world charm. 

Highlights: 

  •  Wander through Naples by following Lila’s and Elena’s footsteps
  •  Travel in Italian style, understand the social and cultural points of view
  •  Be amazed by the elegant architectural beauty, and experience breathtaking scenery
  •  Hear Neapolitan myths, mafia stories, history, politics, and anecdotes of daily life
  •  Enjoy the Neapolitan cuisine, and eat like a local 
  •  Explore the most beautiful beaches in Italy

 

Day 1: Welcome to Enchanting Napoli

Arrival to Naples International Airport. Transfer to the north of Naples’ historical center – Sanita. 

Check-in at your hotel and leave for your first guided city stroll in the historical center of the city. Stroll along Naples Shopping street and enjoy top designers and Italian fashion. Stop for a sunset Aperitivo in the trendy “Spanish quarter” followed by a typical Neapolitan dinner.

Day 2: Following the Footsteps of the Characters from “My Brilliant Friend”

Open your day with the glorious scenery of Naples and the bay, from one of the most beautiful spots in the city. Today you will follow the footsteps of the characters from “My Brilliant Friend”, visiting various points and neighborhoods of Naples, and together we will and revive many scenes from the book. 

Day 3: Sweet Trendy Sanita Neighborhood

Your neighborhood local guide will take you on a street art and a pastry tour in the Sanita Neighborhood, one of Naples trendiest neighborhoods. Visit two of the most breathtaking palaces of the city. Eat lunch at one of several unique spots in the neighborhood, and feed your soul with some art with an afternoon guided visit to Naples’ world-famous Archaeological Museum. Enjoy dinner with a local Neapolitan family that will open their heart and home to you and will serve you the best homemade Neapolitan food. 

Day 4: Ischia & Procida – The Neapolitan’s Secret Islands

Set sail to Ischia where some of the most dramatic scenes from the book took place.

Ischia is a volcanic island in the Gulf of Naples. Known for its mineral-rich thermal waters, the island attracts visitors who wish to enjoy the health benefits of its hot springs and volcanic mud. Sail to Prochida island and enjoy a delicious fisherman’s lunch, unknown to most tourists,  and have a relaxed afternoon at a thermal Spa in Ischia, one of many that Ischia is famous for. 

Day 5: The Amalfi Coast

Sail back to Naples port and continue with a private car and guide to the magnificent Amalfi coast. The coast is known for its picturesque towns perched on cliffs over the sea. Participate in a culinary workshop and dinner at “Peppe Guida”, a Michelin star chef who is the owner of one of the most magnificent agritourism locations in Italy. 

Day 6: Picturesque Positano and Departure

Enjoy the breathtaking views while having breakfast, and spend the rest of the day R&R and strolling around the beautiful area of Positano, an exclusive sophisticated resort. It’s a stunning picturesque cliffside village on the Amalfi Coast, with colorful houses overlooking the sea. You can marvel at its beauty while you wander through the pebble narrow streets filled with boutiques and cafes. 

In the afternoon head back to Naples Airport for your flight home.