This is an amazing, classic, and vibrant adventure to Southern Italy. Enjoy a scenic drive along the stunning Amalfi Coast, travel by boat to the islands of Capri, Vulcano, and Stromboli in the Aeolian Archipelago, and visit the extraordinary site of Pompeii which was destroyed by the catastrophic eruption of Mt. Vesuvius. High energy hikes lead you along the crater of Vesuvius, the “path of the gods” along the coast, and the trails up Mt. Etna.
During your adventure, you’ll get to know your expert Italian guide who will lead you and help you explore life along the southern coast. You will also be accompanied by an AdventureWomen Ambassador, who is committed to making your experience a fun and rewarding one while cheering you on as you stretch beyond your comfort zone to take on new challenges in your own way!
Naples & Amalfi Coast
Naples is one of the most ancient cities in all of Europe, and its entire city center has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site because of its vast array of architecture. Enjoy such specialties as cuppetiello (a tasting of mini arancini), frittatine (fried stuffed pasta balls), and sfogliatelle (ricotta-filled pastries).
Hike the site of the catastrophic eruption of Mount Vesuvius, Pompeii offers a unique glimpse into ancient life, as the city was well preserved and frozen in time under the volcanic ash that rained down upon the town in AD 79. A winery and then pizza await after your climb.
A scenic drive takes you on the Amalfi Coast which stretches along the southern coastline of Italy and offers an unforgettable Mediterranean landscape. Then, ferry to the fabled island of Capri.
Aeolian Archipelago & Mt Etna
The Aeolian Archipelago is made up of seven islands off the northern coast of Sicily: Lipari, Vulcano, Salina, Stromboli, Filicudi, Alicudi, and Panarea. These islands were all formed as a result of volcanic activity, and there are still two active volcanoes in the archipelago today. You will have the chance to visit four of the seven islands during your adventure!
Take a walking tour of Catania, known for its grand piazzas, wide roads, and architecture made of volcanic rock.
Today you will visit Europe’s largest active volcano, Mt. Etna. This towering mountain dominates the skyline of eastern Sicily. You will start your walk at Rifugia Sapienza, which is at 6,000 feet above sea level. Hike among cinder cones and extinct craters over this desolate expanse of the upper portion of Mt.
Your last day stops at a winery on the slopes of this legendary volcano. Meet the owner and sample some of his delectable wines before driving back to your farmhouse. Here, you will spend a festive farewell dinner celebrating all the incredible sights and amazing accomplishments you experienced with your traveling companions during your time in Italy.
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- Enjoy a scenic drive along the beautiful Amalfi Coast
- Travel by boat to the islands of Capri, Vulcano, and Stromboli in the Aeolian Archipelago
- Visit the extraordinary site of Pompeii which was destroyed by the catastrophic eruption of Mt. Vesuvius
- Hike to see amazing sights along the crater of Vesuvius, the "path of the gods" along the coast, and the trails up Mt. Etna
- Explore the lively cities of Naples and Catania
What You'll See and Do
- Cooking Class
- Historical Sites
- Local Delicacies
- National Parks
- Natural History
- Wine Tasting