Italy Trip

View from the pool...

Imagine yourself traveling to ITALY,
Staying at a BEAUTIFUL Villa from the 12th century,
Waking up to some of the most panoramic VIEWS on Earth,
Having a personal CHEF cook fabulous meals, and
Taking escorted day trips to view HISTORY from two thousand years ago!
Stop imagining… LIVE IT!
Join Chef Maurizio on an extraordinary TRIP to his
Motherland, the AMALFI coast of Italy.

The Amalfi coast of Italy is an UNESCO World Heritage Centre. It was chosen as an outstanding example of Mediterranean landscape, with exceptional cultural and natural scenic values resulting from its dramatic landscape and historical evolution.  It is a place like no other in the World and should be on everyone’s Must-See list! Here is more info from UNESCO.

Stay at a fantastic Villa that was built in the 12th Century, expanded in the 16th and then 18th Century, and meticulously remodeled a few years ago.  Much of its original character can still be seen including vaulted ceilings and stone walls, but the striking new amenities rival any 5 STAR European hotel, and far exceeds many of them! It even has an infinity pool to lounge in and relax while watching the seascape before you!

Share the Villa with your close friends or Family, or make new ones, as you enjoy this unique travel opportunity. The Villa has six bedrooms and five bathrooms from which to choose:

  • MANSARDA—This romantic private suite with a separate bedroom, a private bathroom and a parlor is like being in an apartment.  It is on the top floor of the Villa and has its own entrance and a stunning private terrace with unending views.
  • TERRAZZO—Located on the main floor of the Villa, this charming room has a set of French doors leading to a private terrace.  The bathroom just down the hall is the largest in the villa with a tub!
  • PRIMO—Also on the main floor of the Villa, this room has a large window with an ever changing view of the seascape.  It shares a bathroom with the SECONDO.
  • SECONDO—This last room on the main floor can be shared by a couple or an excellent opportunity for a single! It shares a bathroom with the PRIMO.
  • GIARDINOThe first room on the first floor of the Villa, has a fabulous en suite bathroom and a window with a view.  It shares a parlor with the POZZO, and a separate entrance from the expansive garden.
  • POZZO—An ideal room for up to three people!  It is the largest room of the house, with an en suite bathroom and no sea view but rather French doors leading to the old water well of the property.  It shares the parlor with the GIARDINO.

Accommodations are based on Double Occupancy and vary in price according to room and amenities. The price also includes 5 home cooked regional meals using local seasonal ingredients with local wine pairing.


There are three optional DAY TRIPS offered to enhance your appreciation of the Culture, Landscape, and History of this part of Italy.

CAPRI!!
daytrip-capriExperience the Amalfi coast by private boat.  Tour the captivating island of Capri aboard the boat and see all the natural rock formations and (weather permitting) swim through the Green Grotto.  Arrive on the island and ride the open air taxi to the top of the island, Anacapri.  Ride the chair lift to the highest point of  the island, Monte Solare,  and experience one of the most beautiful views on Earth! Then stroll through the Villa San Michele, a national treasure with beautiful gardens and amazing vistas.  Finally, stroll through the town center and see the beautiful people!

PAESTUM and the Buffalo Mozzarella Tour
daytrip-pasteumTour the Vanullo Organic Buffalo Farm,the ONLY organic buffalo farm in Italy and see how REAL fresh mozzarella is made! Then enjoy lunch in the owners restored 7th Century villa.  After lunch, see the historic temples of Paestum, the most complete Greek temples in the world (a Parthenon in Italy!).

POMPEII: Frozen in Time
Experience the site of the tragedy of the eruption of Mt Vesuvius in 79 AD, whereby the thriving metropolis of Pompeii was covered in 30 meters of molten lava.  Walk the streets, view some villas (even those with notorious aspects) and see death casts of the actual inhabitants of the city from 2000 years ago.


We have been offering this ADVENTURE for over seven years!

Here is what past travelers said about the trip:

“WOW, what a wonderful time I had in Amalfi.  You truly exceeded everyone’s expectations.  There was nothing more that we could have wanted.  The beautiful setting, accommodations, excellent food and drink, field trips and especially your family, made this a trip of a lifetime for me. Thank you for showing me ‘your’ Italy. I am spoiled for life.” — Pat C

“Thank you for planning and executing a true trip of a lifetime. Everything was absolutely perfect-the villa, the infinity pool, the people, the sights, the beauty and, of course the FOOD!”  — Joanne C

For more information about this trip, contact us at info@carpediemgourmet.com.