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ITALY AWAKENING - General Interest  
Starts in Rome

Join a group of 20-25 fellow travelers who share a passion to discover Italy’s treasures and who desire to get deeper into the culture compared to the standard touristy travel experience.  You will indeed see the iconic sites, however go off the beaten track with experienced guides.  They will take you to Rome, Campobasso (green open space dotted with medieval towns on hilltops), and Naples on the Amalfi Coast, with wine tasting, buffalo mozzarella farm visit, cooking classes, truffle hunting in the country, and archeological site visit with as well as e-bike rides.  We go beyond the standard iconic site visits you expect.

 

The itinerary covers 8 days and 7 nights of turn-key (just show up and enjoy for this period) activity and exploration, stress-free.

 

Three organizational and informational zoom calls are conducted by Philítaly with the designated group of travelers starting at the confirmation of the travel dates by group’s spokesperson.

You will be guided by an Italian insider, Phil of Philítaly.  He will leverage his Italian language, access to family and friends to show you the real Italian “day in the life”, and take you to places off the beaten path.

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8 DAYS / 8 NIGHTS
11/09/23 - 11/16/2023

Price for Full Land Package All Inclusive $ TBD Per Person

 

Purchase your flight on your own to have more control over possible changes.  Choose a flight from the closest airport with non-stop flights to the Italian hub city where the group meets.  If you are not close to a city with non-stop service to the hub in Italy, we suggest you take a domestic flight to the US city that offers non-stop service to Italy hub or fly to a European city with layover to the hub city in Italy where the group meets. ​

Consider travel insurance for peace of mind to protect land, air and trip cancellation as well as medical service and evacuation insurance.  Click here to view options for comprehensive insurance, not just for flight cost, like most airlines sell. 

Day 0, Wednesday, November 8, 2024

Travel overnight from US or early morning from a European city

Day 1. Thursday, November 9, 2024
Dinner

Meet your private driver outside baggage claim.

Arrive at Hotel Imperiale/Omnia by 4pm.

Dinner at Hotel Ristorante at 8pm. Sleep at this hotel.

Day 2. Friday, November 10, 2024
Colosseum Arches

Morning

• Tour Ancient Rome, Colosseum.

 

Afternoon/Evening

Lunch in Jewish Ghetto at Nonna Betta., Art Galleria Borghese.
Dinner at Il Vineto.
Sleep at Hotel Imperiale.

Day 3. Saturday, November 11, 2024
Image by Mateus Campos Felipe

Morning

Religious Rome, Bernini works tour by foot.

 

Afternoon/Evening

Lunch Antica Osteria, Della Croce, Walk in prime shopping zone, Via Del Corso... Gelato!!

Dinner at Otello. 
Sleep at Hotel Imperiale.

Day 4. Sunday, November 12, 2024
Hunting Season

Morning

Bus Ride from Roma to Gildone/Campobasso, then Truffle Hunting.

 

Afternoon/Evening

Lunch /Dinner Combo at Agriturismo La Ginestra. 
Sleep at Hotel San Giorgio.

Day 5. Monday, November 13, 2024
Cheese

Morning

Cheese factory tour - Agnone.

 

Afternoon/Evening

Lunch in cheese factory, then Bell foundry tour, Dinner at Cousin’s Restaurant Cora de’ Zia.

Sleep at Hotel San Giorgio.

Day 6. Tuesday, November 14, 2024
Wine Tasting

Morning

Bus ride from Gildone/Campobasso to Napoli area.

 

Afternoon/Evening

Lunch/Wine Tasting at Cantina del /winery Vesuvio; Tour Pompeii. Dinner at Hotel Sporting.
Sleep at Hotel Sporting.

Day 7. Wednesday, November 15, 2024
Amalfi Coast

Morning

Bus ride along Amalfi Coast.

 

Afternoon/Evening

Lunch at Mozzarella Farm Vannulo. Tour Paestum. 
Bike ride for cyclists.
Pizza in Naples at Attilio Pizzeria!
Sleep at Hotel Sporting.

Day 8. Thursday, November 16, 2024
Rome Skyline

Morning

Bus back to Rome from Napoli area.

 

Afternoon/Evening

Parting Lunch/Dinner – L’Archeologia in Via Appia.
Sleep at Hotel Imperiale.

Day 9. Friday, November 17, 2024
At the hotel reception

Checkout from Hotel Imperiale and buon viaggio to where you are going next!

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Town of your choice

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