Sorry New York and Chicago: this is where pizza comes from. You may have heard of Neapolitan-style before, but you haven’t really tasted it until you explore each ingredient’s origin story, smell the fresh mozzarella and San Marzano tomatoes, and feel the elasticity of dough in your hands. Add that to the dreamy beaches, the Greek, Roman, Arab and Spanish influences, and the monumental wines of Sicily. This is Italy seen through a local’s eyes and foodie’s heart.
The Italy lesser-seen comes with unforgettable access to superb wines, volcano hikes, street-art walks, private boat rides, Greek theaters and a whole lot of pizza. In between exploring Mt Etna with a local volcanologist, learning the history behind the region’s most admirable medieval sites and gazing across lush Mediterranean vistas, you’ll get a hands-on look at what goes into making Sicily's unforgettable regional dishes.
Our Sicily and Naples is an adventure as flexible as you need: a journey of history and culture, romantic escape, family adventure, a master class in wine.
May, June, September and October offer warm and pleasant temperatures, ideal for outdoor exploration. July and August are busier, and warmer.
More art and history, more wine, more regional cuisine—or extra days in Tuscany, the Amalfi Coast or Campania, Piedmont, whatever suits your tastes.
Authentic, lovingly curated accommodations—we’ll relax and unwind under the gaze of a volcano in Sicily, and feel like we’re part of the vibrant story of Naples
In Sicily, even post offices are palaces. You’ll feel that fully, entering this magnificent, palatial former post office from 1920 in the perfect spot in historic Siracusa. It’s a joy to stay here. Sprawling rooms are decked with fine Italian designs, lounges have expansive views of the Mediterranean coastline.
Set at the foot of Mt Etna, your hotel is a luxurious mansion dating from the early 1700s. The chic rustic feel benefits from wood beam ceilings in its alluring interiors—the perfect place to set up while exploring the area’s best wineries and a hike up an active volcano.
Filled with antiques, modern art and Liberty stained glass, this 19th-century, neoclassical villa is the perfect spot right in the historic center of Naples.
Our private itinerary to Sicily and Naples 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.
Yes, we can help you craft an unforgettable milestone celebration, for groups as large as 40 or more.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.