MAY 18 – MAY 30
Italy is anxious to welcome you back! Only this time to experience it in a whole new way… On this exclusive journey, only available to previous DeSerio Tour Travelers, we will “journey beyond“ and experience a deeper connection and love with Italy like never before. In new places from the South and the North, as well as all new experiences in some your favorite familiar places, we will create a deeper connection with the local culture and history through specially designed hands-on experiences and discoveries (Group Size: Limited 6-8 people).
We begin our journey in the South… in Naples, the historic city center is the largest in Europe, with a wide range of culturally and historically significant sites. We will explore the ruins of Pompeii, one of the most significant proofs of Roman civilization destroyed by the violent eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. We continue our travels further South for a full day along the picturesque coastline of the Amalfi Coast by private van, stopping along the way in the towns of Minori, Amalfi, Ravella, and Positano. The Amalfi Coast offers a cascade of sun-bleached peach, pink, and terracotta homes built along the cliff coast. On our final day in the South, we will ferry to the Isle of Capri, a truly once-in-a-lifetime destination in Italy. Also known as 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!
With our hearts full of experiences in the South, we return to our beloved Siena where we will step even further back into its medieval history. Centered around Siena’s Contradas and history of the famous Palio horserace, we will experience a series of unique and exciting hands-on activities, unlike any tour could ever offer. From Siena, we will explore a new part of the Tuscan Countryside to the North of Siena; the Chianti region. Last tour was spent in the South among the rolling hills and cypress trees. This time, Chianti offers Medieval castles, beautiful vineyard landscapes, and a series of special activities that will leave you truly connected with Tuscany in a unique new way. We ride Vespas through the Countryside, go on a Private Truffle Hunt, have a mouthwatering Tuscan Cooking Class (and of course, eat the fruits of our labor!), and a private, hands-on,extensive wine, olive oil, and balsamic savoring experience! And yes, this time we will be “one with the Tuscan Countryside” by staying for 2 nights in our own special Agriturismo (Tuscan Villa Farm stay).