Exploring Rome & The Amalfi Coast

May 14-22, 2024

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Prepare your palate for a tantalizing journey through Italy's culinary treasures as we embark on a 9-day culinary tour that will take you from the heart of ancient Rome to the sun-kissed Amalfi Coast.

This adventure will be a symphony of flavors, a celebration of la dolce vita, and an exploration of the diverse and delicious dishes that define Italian cuisine. From the timeless streets of Rome, where history and food merge seamlessly, to the breathtaking Amalfi Coast and Sorrentine Peninsula, renowned for its fresh seafood and vibrant coastal culture, you'll experience a gastronomic odyssey that will leave you craving for more. Together we will dine on the finest pasta, savor the freshest seafood, and sip on world-class wines while being swept away by the stunning landscapes and cultural richness of Italy. This is a culinary tour that will create unforgettable memories and a deep appreciation for the art of Italian cooking. Benvenuti a Roma e alla Costiera Amalfitana!

Read on to explore some of the tour's highlights as well as trip logistics below.

Tour Highlights

Guided tours of the most important attractions in Rome, learning about the history, significance and fabulous riches of this famous city.

Experience a unique and delicious pizza tasting in the heart of Naples. What better place than this birthplace of pizza?

A guided tour of one of Rome's famous food markets with an expert guide, tasting some of the freshest products in Rome straight from the market stalls.

A tasting of authentic mozzarella di bufala right from the source as we visit and tour a water buffalo farm!

Enjoy a private boat excursion along the Sorrentine Peninsula to see the famous coastline, with visits to Capri and Positano!

Destinations

Rome - the famous capital city of Italy and a historic metropolis known for its ancient architecture, art, and rich cultural heritage.

Nerano - a charming coastal village on the Sorrentine Peninsula in Italy, celebrated for its stunning views, clear waters, and delectable seafood cuisine. A little-known beach town where you'll find few American tourists but is a hotspot for celebrity sightings!

Double occupancy: $6,500/person
Single supplement: $650

Deposit of $2,500/person is due upon booking to reserve your spot, along with a signed & completed registration form. Booking is not considered confirmed until deposit has been received.

Payments can be made by check (made out to Curata Travel) and mailed to: Curata Travel, 245 N. Main Street, Spring Grove, PA 17362.

Credit cards are accepted with a 3.6% fee.

Final payment is due 60 days prior to departure.

Pricing includes:

- Eight nights of accommodations in 4-star hotels (4 nights in Rome, 3 nights in Nerano, 1 night near the Rome airport)

- All planned excursions & classes

- Experienced tour directors and local guides

- Meals included: daily breakfasts at our accommodations, 4 lunches & all dinners (accompanied by wine)

- Private motorcoach transportation throughout the tour

- Airport transfers on specified arrival/departure days/times. We include one group transfer for your arrival and departure at specified times. Any additional transfer will be at your own cost.

Not included:
- Airfare

Travel Insurance

- Gratuity for driver and guides, at your discretion

- Any spending during free time, personal purchases, extraneous hotel charges (minibar, laundry service, etc.) and any alcoholic beverages not included with meals.

Once you complete the Booking Request Form (click the button at the top of the page), a member of our team will contact you.

You'll receive our Terms & Conditions/Registration form to complete, along with instructions for making your deposit.

Each member of the tour will be responsible for booking their own flight in & out of Rome (airport code: FCO). Flights are not included in the tour cost.

You will be picked up at the Rome (FCO) airport on May 14 at 12:00p.m. for the group transfer to your first hotel in downtown Rome. One group transfer for arrival will be provided. Multiple transfers for departure day will be available.

A few items of note for some of the destinations and the trip as a whole to help set expectations and better prepare you for the trip. Some of the expectations are outlined in the Terms & Conditions form that you will use to register (see specifically the Traveler Code and Traveler Expectations sections), but to reiterate some as they specifically relate to this Rome/Amalfi Coast itinerary.

Cuisine - As you may be aware, our tours focus heavily on the culinary specialities of each region and town we visit.  So when we arrange a lunch/dinner or culinary experience, we are working with those restaurants to plan menus in advance that highlight the seasonal produce, and dishes that reflect the region we’re in. As this tour spends 3 nights on the coast, you can expect seafood to be highlighted, for example. And our time in Rome & passing through Naples will incoporate plenty of pasta & pizza! We will be collecting some of this information at a later date from you, but if there are food allergies we need to be aware of, please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate them. If there are entire categories of food that you just don’t eat (and are not willing to try), this might not be the tour for you! 

Terrain: As you'll find throughout Italy, walkways are often made up of cobblestones and limestone paving. Amalfi Coast towns are exceptionally hilly, cliffside towns, so there will be a lot of steps and some hilly walks.

Good walking shoes, being sure on your feet, and staying alert are all key to getting around! You should be able/comfortable walking at least 15 minutes at a time.

Excursions: With all of our excursions, you are not forced to participate if something like this is not your ’thing.’ You always have the option to stay behind and enjoy some free time on your own (please note, as mentioned in the Terms & Conditions, there is no compensation or refund for any portion of the tour or excursion you do not participate in).