Discover Italy on a journey to the stunning Amalfi coast in the Campania Region, an engaging crossroads of ancient history, scenic beauty and captivating local culture. Spend seven nights in Sorrento, a beautiful city dramatically perched on a cliff overlooking the Bay of Naples, and admire the pretty pastel homes and fragrant lemon groves. Visit the vertical town of Positano, and appreciate the coast’s true beauty, and enjoy a nautical perspective during a cruise to the pretty town of Amalfi. Peek into the lives cut short at Herculaneum and Pompeii by the A.D. 79 eruption of Mount Vesuvius, see Paestum’s fascinating Greek ruins and explore the National Archaeological Museum in Naples. Discover the region’s culinary heritage with an authentic Neapolitan pizza lunch, and visit a farm to taste the local olive oil and cheese.
Day 1: Depart gateway city
Day 2: Arrive in Naples / transfer to Sorrento
Day 3: Positano / Amalfi
Day 4: Paestum
Day 5: Naples
Day 6: Sorrento
Day 7: Pompeii / Herculaneum
Day 8: Sorrento
Day 9: Transfer to Naples and depart for gateway city
**Itinerary and pricing subject to change up until date of brochure publication**
Richard Wright holds the Orvil E. Dryfoos Chair in Public Affairs and has been a Professor of Geography at Dartmouth College since 1985. With grant support from the Guggenheim Foundation, National Science Foundation, and the Russell Sage Foundation, he has authored more than seventy scholarly papers. His research and teaching focuses on population and economic geography, especially migration and immigration. Prof. Wright will lecture on the Eurozone refugee crisis and the important role played by Italy - especially southern and coastal Italy - under the Dublin Regulation.