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Campania & Amalfi

SAVOR

World-class wines and the freshest seafood, Michelin-star kitchens, pizza from its literal birthplace

MEET

Local winemakers, artists, chefs and experts who have honed their craft and want to share their passion

EXPLORE

Iconic ancient ruins, head off the beaten path, and go deep in two of Italy's most beautiful regions

Why Campania & Amalfi

It’s hard to find another coastline in the world that's as iconic as the Amalfi. With colorful pastel homes speckling craggy mountain ranges, and overlooking clear blue seas, every vista is it’s own little paradise. Add that to Campania's countryside vineyards, wine and art history, charming scenic villages and you have the makings of an enviable Italian experience. This is a trip to be effortlessly enjoyed, and savored.

Moments That Matter

Connect with local artists and chefs, get schooled in pizza making and, of course, savor the wines of an often overshadowed region. You’ll meander through ancient villages, cruise and hike the glorious coastline, swim and relax, and dive deep into the region’s cuisine and centuries-old traditions like a local.

Your Private Experience

Who It’s For

From a romantic escape, to a group of wine enthusiasts, to people looking for a masterclass in regional Italian flavors, our trip is made to be savored by all.

When to Travel

May and September are ideal times to visit. April, June and early October still have pleasant weather and opportunities to avoid the mid-summer crush.

Make It Yours

Take extra time exploring the Amalfi coastline or Campania's wineries—or explore farther afield in Rome, Tuscany, Sicily, Piedmont, and beyond.

Itinerary Highlights

Spend more time along the Amalfi Coast or in Campania, or explore other Italian regions? The flow and focus of the trip are up to you. Here are our recommendations:

Days 1 - 2

Naples, Italy’s third-largest city, is just two hours south of Rome and set on the edge of one of Italy’s most beautiful bays. Dive right in at Naples’ oldest spot for street food, Pignasecca Market, followed with a walking tour of the city focused on the Royal Palace, Galleria Umberto, and the marvelous Bourbon Tunnel viaduct. End at a local artist’s studio, treated to a traditional Neapolitan feast prepared by your personal gourmet chef. Next day, the focus is on art and pizza. Start with a hands-on Neapolitan pizza class then take a journey through Naples accompanied by a local art expert. Spot street art collections, including signature Banksy graffiti.

  • Street food & market tour
  • Private tour of city highlights
  • Hands-on pizza making class
  • Naples street art tour
  • Private chef dinner

Day 3

Next stop: Pompeii, the ancient Roman city buried by mounds of volcanic ash from Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. Explore the mesmerizing archaeological site with a local archaeologist, before heading farther down the stunning Amalfi coastline. End the day’s journey in the seaside town of Amalfi. Then, hike the grounds of a beautiful family estate in nearby Positano, foraging for herbs to incorporate in an unforgettable meal—paired with local wines, of course.

  • VIP visit to Pompeii
  • Private transfer to Amalfi
  • Foraging hike and dinner in Positano

Day 4

Hiking the Amalfi’s craggy coastline along Sentiero degli Dei (Path of the Gods), you realize the name doesn’t even do it justice: spectacular craggy coast, crystal blue waters, views that will stick with you forever. After a morning hike, it’s off to Positano to explore this incredible medieval Italian village, past colorful buildings seemingly stacked atop one another, brilliant blue and orange umbrellas polka-dotting the pebbly beach, and plenty of boutiques.

  • Hike along the Amalfi Coast
  • Explore Positano
  • Ferry ride back to Amalfi

Day 5

Take the ferry from Salerno and head into Irpinia in Campania, where winemaking has been going on since the 13th century BC. Campania is home to more than a hundred native grapes. This wine region rivals even well-known Tuscany for producing some of Italy’s most respected wines. You’ll be led through a taste of the best at family-run Feudi di San Gregorio. End the evening with a local meal in Telese Terme, your new home base.

  • Ferry from Salerno
  • Private tour of family-run vineyard
  • Dinner in Telese Terme

Day 6

Wend your way through the nearby village of Sant’Agata de’ Goti, then head to Cerreto Sannita to meet with local ceramicist Vincenzo Franco. Get a hands-on look at ceramics history, then try your hand. End the day with dinner at Locanda del Borgo, the Michelin-starred masterpiece that just happens to be connected to your hotel, over a four-course meal using some of the territory’s finest ingredients and gastronomical traditions.

  • Visit village of Sant’Agata de’ Goti
  • Meet with local ceramicist
  • Dinner at Michelin-starred Locanda del Borgo

Where We Sleep

Authentic, lovingly curated accommodations—relax and unwind along the spectacular coastline and feel like you’re part of the magical story of Amalfi and Campania.

Naples

Located in the historical center of Naples, a tranquil escape from the city’s hustle and bustle. Traditional details from stonework, elegant tile flooring and sweeping staircases complement all the modern necessities and comforts of an unforgettable stay.

Amalfi

It feels effortlessly appointed, light and airy, with just 27 rooms. Steps away from town and the beach, it’s perfectly situated in the heart of Amalfi. After a full day exploring, relax on the seafront terrace or enjoy fresh Mediterranean fare in their restaurant overflowing with greenery.

Telese Terme

Lovingly restored, this 18th-century hamlet is set within 60 acres of brilliant gardens and olive groves. It’s a true sanctuary—get pampered and unwind in this undiscovered Eden, with towering green spaces, cobblestone paths and all the modern comforts including its own Michelin-starred restaurant.

People Love MO/AD’s Italy

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FAQs

  1. How many people is this itinerary suitable for?

    Our private itinerary to the Amalfi Coast and Campania is ideal for groups of four or more—you and friends, families, and multi-generational groups. For groups of six or more, an optional Modern Adventure local guide can be arranged.

  2. Can you curate an itinerary for a larger group?

    Yes, we can help you craft an unforgettable milestone celebration, for groups as large as 40 or more.

  3. What makes a MO/AD experience different?

    Our level of curation and care. We handle everything, overseeing your experience from beginning to end, with the highest levels of ownership and responsibility. We also support you each step of the way, with comprehensive trip materials and itineraries, detailed day-by-day options, insider destination info, gear recommendations, and 24/7 dedicated support.

  4. How far in advance should I plan my trip?

    Preferably three to six months in advance. We stay in unique, in-demand boutique and luxury hotels where advance reservations are important to secure the best accommodations possible.

  5. What is typically included?

    We curate your Modern Adventure to ensure the experiences are authentic and immersive, and included in your trip price. This includes all accommodations, local transport and airport transfers, private travel for all day trips and excursions, private tours with local guides and cultural experts, exclusive VIP access and activities, all breakfasts and some lunches and dinners.

  6. How much will it cost?

    Private Modern Adventures typically cost $750 to $1,500 per person, per day, and vary by time of year, number of people in your group, types of activities you prefer including private local guides and private transfers.

  7. What's not included?

    MO/AD Private Departures do not include roundtrip airfare to/from your destination, travel insurance, transportation to your trip’s starting point, hotel incidentals (including room service, laundry service and hotel bar tabs), and any activities or meals not included in your confirmed MO/AD itinerary.

  8. What deposits are required?

    After learning more about you, your interests and preferred style of travel, as well as your preferred travel dates, we will present you with a detailed itinerary including activities, internal flights, transport and accommodations. In order to check and confirm availability for your group, there is a $750 non-refundable deposit due. This will be applied to your final trip cost. 

    Your trip is guaranteed—and your dates secured—with a 25% non-refundable deposit. Many of our local partners, including our hotel and resort partners, require advance deposits to secure the best accommodations. The balance of your trip is due 30 days prior to travel.

  9. What travel documents are needed?

    US citizens do not require a visa to enter Italy as tourists for stays up to 90 days. The only requirement is a valid US passport. We recommend that your passport is valid for six calendar months beyond your planned departure date from Italy.