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GAdventures – Local Living Sorrento

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Highlights
Call an Italian agriturismo outside of Sorrento home for the week, hike the famous “Walk of the Gods”, learn about the fate of Pompeii from an expert local guide, explore chic resort towns and historic villages, savour delicious home-cooked Italian food made from local ingredients, stroll the streets of picturesque Capri.

Get a taste for Italian life on this one-week Local Living trip to Sorrento, located just around the corner from the Amalfi Coast. Replete with gorgeous scenery and all the fantastic food and drink you’d expect, you’ll unwind on a lemon farm where a local family will be your hosts, giving you an in-depth look at what life at an Italian agriturismo is like. And of course, there will be food demonstrations including limoncello- and pizza-making as well as a walk along the stunning coastline, a visit to the elite island of Capri and a stop at Pompeii. Don’t be a tourist in Italy—live the dream.

Itinerary
Day 1Naples
Arrive at any time.

Welcome to Naples, home to the best pizza of the world. As your fellow travellers are arriving throughout the day, there are no planned activities until your group meeting at 6pm this evening, so check in to the hotel (check in time is approx 3pm) and enjoy the city.

If you wish to explore Naples before your tour begins, consider booking pre-tour accommodation with us. Please speak to a G Adventures representative about booking accommodations in Naples before Day 1 of this itinerary.

Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting 1h18:00 Evening
The adventure begins tonight. Feel free to explore before your welcome meeting, but make sure you’re back in time to meet the group. After introductions, your CEO will review the details of your tour. Please note that normal check-in times apply at our start hotels, but you can usually store your luggage for the day if you arrive early.

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Accommodation
Below is an example of the hotel we may use in this city. For the actual hotel your specific departure will be using, please check your voucher or the G Adventures App

Hotel Correra 241 (or similar)Hotel
Day 2Naples/Sorrento
Start the day G Adventures supported Migrant tour of Naples. Transfer to Sorrento and your home for the week, an organic lemon farm. Enjoy a guided tour of Pompeii en route.

We head off by private transport to our accommodation, an agriturismo just outside of Sorrento. En route, visit the famed site of Pompeii, at the foot of Mount Vesuvius. After a tour with an expert local guide, there will be some free time to explore on your own before heading to our accommodation.

For the duration of our trip, we stay at the same agriturismo. Located about a short taxi ride uphill from Sorrento, our accommodation is at a working lemon farm that has opened its doors to tourism. The ‘agriturismo’ is surrounded by open terraces and groves of lemon trees protected by wooden pergolas made with chestnut.

Your G for Good Moment: Migrantour with Co-op Casba
Catch a glimpse of another side of Naples – through the eyes of a newcomer to Italy. This unique tour combines historic sites with landmarks important to the wide variety of migrant groups that call Naples home. Travellers are not just receiving a tour they’ll never forget, they’re also supporting an organization dedicated to help migrants integrate into a more accepting society.

Private Vehicle Naples – Pompeii30m26km
Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

Pompeii Guided Tour Pompeii – Pompei
Walk through the ruins of Pompeii, which was buried under ash and pumice when Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD. The forum, the baths and many houses remain well preserved and provide us with a glimpse of what life was like in the first century.

Private Vehicle Pompeii – Sorrento1h
Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

Meals included: Breakfast | Dinner
Day 3Sorrento
Tour the agriturismo’s lemon groves. Before dinner, enjoy a pizza-making demonstration.

Start off the day with a tour of the agriturismo to learn the history of the property and more about lemon cultivation. Later, learn to make one of the area’s specialties – pizza!

Your Local Living Moment: Agriturismo Tour
Stroll through fragrant lemon groves and enjoy an introductory tour of the agriturismo, including the history of the property. Get to know your hosts and start making this slice of heaven feel like home.

Your Foodie Moment: Pizza-Making Demonstration
Dig right into the dough and learn how to make pizza, Italian-style. Naples is the birthplace of pizza, and it’s basically just right up the road (or up the coast), so this is just about as authentic as you’re going to get. Guess what’s for lunch? Buon appetito!

Accommodation
Agriturismo Giardini di Vigliano (or similar)Agriturismo
Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
Day 4Sorrento
Set off on the beautiful “Walk of the Gods” trail that climbs along ridges high above the coastal towns of Positano and Praiano. Finish in Positano, then take a scenic public boat ride back to Sorrento. End the day with a limoncello tasting.

The path can be rough underfoot and a little exposed, but well worth it for the spectacular scenery and the chance to be so close to nature and “the Gods”. The outstanding beauty of the Amalfi Coast can only be fully appreciated on foot.

The walk finishes in Positano where you will have time to explore the bustling resort if you wish. Take a scenic public boat ride back to Sorrento.

Wind down the day with a limoncello tasting before heading back to the agriturismo.

Walk of the Gods Hike Bomerano – Positano5h-6h 11km
Set off from the small town of Bomerano and follow the path along the Amalfi Coast with sensational views of lemon groves, gorges, deep valleys, woodland, abandoned farmhouses, and the sea below. Stop in the towns of Montepertuso and Positano, where there is more to explore.

Note that hikes are accessible for all travellers, but there can be sections that are more strenuous and challenging due to terrain. Please ensure you have proper hiking footwear.

Free Time Positano
Explore the shops and narrow streets of beautiful Positano.

Boat Positano – Sorrento1h-2h
Climb aboard and get your float on.

Your Foodie Moment: Limoncello-Making Demonstration
Learn all about limoncello production (and tasting!) at a local limoncello factory. Southern Italy is known specifically for the giant lemons they use to make limoncello. These lemons can easily grow to be larger than one’s head; see them in person today.

Accommodation
Agriturismo Giardini di Vigliano (or similar)Agriturismo
Meals included: Breakfast | Dinner
Day 5Sorrento
Enjoy a free day to do as you please. Opt to visit local villages, explore Sorrento, sign up for a full-day cooking class, or to spend some time on the beach.

For those looking to take a stroll around town, start at the Piazza Tasso to get a feel for the hustle and bustle of local life. Make your way to the Basilica, shop for handmade goods such as ceramics and lace-work, or stop at one of the lively restaurants around the square for a bite of Neapolitan fare (seafood, anyone?). Then head down to the marinas for some time by the sea.

Free Time Sorrento Full Day
Do as much or as little as you’d like today.

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Accommodation
Agriturismo Giardini di Vigliano (or similar)Agriturismo
Meals included: Breakfast | Dinner
Day 6Sorrento
Enjoy a day trip to the island of Capri and enjoy free time to explore. Opt to walk along the trails on the island, go swimming, or brush shoulders with the more well-off island inhabitants at fancy shops.

Board a ferry to Capri. Hop on board the ‘funicolare’ to explore Capri Town’s piazza. The Caprese salad is named after this town, and, of course, there is also locally produced limoncello, made with the island’s lemons. Walk along the trails on the island, go swimming, or brush shoulders with the more well-off island inhabitants at fancy shops.

Ferry Sorrento – Capri1h
Get to the next spot on your route aboard a convenient and efficient ferry boat.

Capri Excursion Capri6h-9h
Take a catamaran or hydrofoil to see the jewel of the Amalfi islands. Visit the stunning Blue Grotto, stroll through the town, or simply relax and take in views of the blue water and striking limestone sea stacks.

Free Time Capri
Enjoy free time to explore Capri.

Ferry Capri – Sorrento1h
Get to the next spot on your route aboard a convenient and efficient ferry boat.

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Accommodation
Agriturismo Giardini di Vigliano (or similar)Agriturismo
Meals included: Breakfast | Dinner
Day 7Sorrento/Naples
Transfer to the Naples train station in the morning where the tour ends upon arrival.

This tour ends upon arrival at the Naples train station at approximately 11am. If you opt to stay at the agriturismo in Sorrento until checkout time at 11am, we will gladly help you to arrange any onward transport at your own cost.

Upon arrival in Naples, consider booking post-tour accommodation with us if you wish to extend your stay. Please speak to a G Adventures representative about booking accommodations in Naples after your tour ends.

Private Vehicle Sorrento – Naples1h30m
Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

Departure Day (Activities)
Not ready to leave? Your CEO can help with any onward travel arrangements you require.

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Meals included: Breakfast