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Our Trip to Naples, Sorrento, the Amalfi Coast and Pompeii

  • Oct 4, 2013 · 4:15 PM
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Explore southern Italy with us on this trip to Naples, Sorrento, the Amalfi Coast and Pompeii.  Our home base for the trip is Sorrento where we'll spend mornings at Sant'Anna Institute working on our Italian language skills and in the afternoons we'll go on excursions around the region.  Sorrento is an attractive resort and well-located for regional sightseeing. This gateway to the Amalfi Coast has an unspoiled old quarter, a lively main shopping street, a spectacular cliff-side setting, and easy public transportation.  We'll see the most interesting attractions in the area and there's also time to do additional exploration.

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Click here for the Trip Application Form

There will be a Buon Viaggio party prior to our trip where we will review all the trip specifics and allow you to meet your travel companions in advance.

Quick Specifics


  • [masked] € with hotel accommodation
  • [masked] € with shared apartment accommodation
  • [masked] € with host family accommodation

Deposit: 30% (deposit + application form will secure a spot)

Final Payment Due: 10 days prior to departure

Registration Deadline: May 31, 2012

Leave: Friday, October 4th @ IAD - Dulles (Alitalia 3569 Operated by Air France 4:15pm)

Return: Sunday, October 13th @ NAP - Naples (Alitalia 7338 Operated by Air France 3:10pm)

The Trip Application includes a list of everything included in the price.

What’s also included:

  • Teaching Materials
  • Certificate of attendance to the course
  • SASL card for discounts at the stores of SASL partners
  • Emergency telephone number
  • Free internet access/wi-fi

What’s not included:

  • Excursions not specifically included
  • Entrances to churches, monuments and museums
  • Means of transport not included
  • Lunches and dinners where not included
  • Personal expenses
  • Flight

Maximum number of travelers: 13

Here are a couple of recent articles in the Washington Post Travel Section:

How to really see the Amalfi Coast? Walk it.

See Naples... And eat!

Some Rick Steves videos:

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  • Claire S. P.

    It was totally amazing. The cooking experience was one of the many highlights! Though it rained much of our trip, and carrying an umbrella became second nature--we still managed to see some of the most fantastic sights. One downside was the bus ride and tour guide along the Amalfi Coast--I shall return again to Sorrento and do that part on my own.

    October 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Keith, how many people are going on this trip? Will you be the organizer?

    June 21, 2013

    • Keith G.

      I won't be able to go on the trip even though I helped organize. The main organizer is Valeria Formicula from Sant'Anna Institute. She'll be there to help and the entire staff of the school. My Dad's health isn't good and I'm staying in the U.S. this year. Nancy Coviello was also hoping to go but her Mother is in poor health. It'll be a small group of 3 from our DC meetup but there will be others in attendance at the school at the same time. Valeria did reorganize some of the trip details because of the small size of the group. I will forward the revised plan to you when I have a chance, Sue. I think the biggest change is that a trip to the island of Capri has replaced a day trip to Naples. Please let me know if you have additional questions. Thanks -- Keith

      June 21, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sorry to hear about your Dad, Keith. Please email me the revised info when you get a chance. I will email you later.

      June 21, 2013

  • Keith G.

    Hello All! Ciao a Tutti! I updated the application found on the meetup website. It's now in WORD format which might be a little easier for you to edit. Here's the link to the files page: PLEASE LET ME KNOW TODAY IF YOU CAN RETURN THIS TO ME. Grazie mille! -- Keith

    May 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    We traveled to Napoli and the Amalfi coast last May, otherwise we'd jump on this trip as it looks like a great itinerary, esp the language part. We took the water ferry from Naples to Sorrento and it was convenient with great views. The train back was cheaper but hot crowded and not such great views.

    May 28, 2013

  • Laura

    Keith -
    This looks like an interesting trip!

    I'm curious about the flight. Since everyone needs to book the same flight (or so it appears), do you know what the cost would be? Just wondering.

    March 20, 2013

    • Keith G.

      The quote I'm seeing for the airfare is $1,424.50 (taxes and fees included). You can get there with a different flight and/or use frequent flier miles. Sorrento is about one hour from the airport. A group trip on a bus is provided but there are other ways to get there, of course.

      March 20, 2013

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