MAY 13 – MAY 26, 2023
Journey Beyond! On this special journey through Northern and Southern Italy, you will experience the true magic of the Italian culture and people, eat amazing food, drink incredible wine, capture stunning images, and explore the greatest cities that will take your breath away at every turn. Journey Beyond what most tourists ever experience, and discover the “True Italy” – tasting and understanding the local cuisine, living the Italian lifestyle, and discovering the art and history that is over 2,000 years in the making. This is a unique opportunity to be led by Adam DeSerio, Italian-American guide and photographer, with a rich local knowledge and deep cultural understanding and passion for all that Italy has to offer. What makes this trip especially unique is the intimate size and nature of this Italian experience (Group Size: Limited to 6-8 people). All aspects of the tour have been carefully thought out, planned, and curated specifically so you can arrive and enjoy the journey without needing to plan a thing. Adam has led tours in Italy for many years and speaks the language, providing you something very special compared to other tours. Dine at the best local restaurants with recommendations of specific dishes to enjoy, as well as learn some photography and gain valuable travel skills along the way.
We begin in the South of Italy, in the costal town of Sorrento, tasting authentic Napoli Pizza, Mozzarella, and Limoncello. We explore the ruins of Pompeii, the lost Roman civilization preserved by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. Discover the sun-bleached peach, pink, and terracotta towns built along the cliffs, as we take our private van along the picturesque and romantic coastline of the Amalfi Coast, stopping in the towns of Minori, Amalfi, Ravella, and Positano. Explore one of the most beautiful and romantic islands in the world, where lemons grow larger than softballs, hundreds of flower varieties cover the island, and the Blue Grotto calls your name! Next, we step back into medieval history, and truly discover Siena, its Contradas and history of the famous Palio horserace, as well as a unique and exciting activities, unlike any tour could ever offer, as Adam shares his Italian home & city from a local perspective. We’ll explore the Tuscan Countryside North of Siena by private van, known as Chianti, as well as visit the historic villages of Monteriggioni and San Gimignano. We will be staying at the most beautiful Tuscan Villa on a working farm that produces their own pasta, wine, cheese, olive oil, honey, and much more, where we will also have a hands-on Tuscan Cooking Class and vineyard wine and olive oil tasting experience! Next, we explore the Cinque Terre costal villages along the Italian Riviera, learning to make Pesto, and discovering the beauty and charm of each city by land and by sea (private boat). Finally, we conclude in Milan, where we will appreicate the largest and most ornate cathedral in Italy, and enjoy an Aperitivo on our final night together. The trip offers a truly special opportunity to combine Italian history, culture, photo opportunities, and food & wine into one unforgettable journey! For more details, view Full Itinerary.