Italy - Gourmet Tastes & Sights of Campania
Join us on this much anticipated sketch tour of Campania, and it’s surrounds.
We have planned each day to allow time for sketching, to see the highlights of the area, and taste and try the best of local produce and dining. You will have time to rest and relax between day trips and enjoy the company of your fellow sketchers. We stay in very comfortable hotels or B&B’s for the whole tour so that you feel it’s home and you are a local.
Suitable for sketchers new or experienced, partners and family who may like to explore the marvellous locations we’ll be seeing.
Your sketch tutor Erin Hill, has been creative all her life. She is a graphic designer who has morphed through advertising to fine art to become an unstoppable sketcher and urban sketcher with her own Sketch Schools.
Erin is an International Sketch tutor with courses and workshops in Australia, New Zealand and Southern France. Workshops also take place in Boston and New York and by invitation.
Your tour organiser is Gaetano Barone of GoinItaly Tours. Gaetano is the company owner and leader ....he has extensive experience in the industry, latterly with Back Roads Travel. He lives in Cave de’ Tirreni, very near Salerno, is a local and knows the area intimately.
€3995 per person. No single supplement.
€3595 Partners/Non sketchers, if sharing with a sketcher
3* Accommodation in Cava de’ Tirreni - 11 nights in this gorgeous village.
Daily sketch tutoring.
Tour guide every day, and local guides at historic sights.
Tickets to all official sites.
Transport every day to locations.
Flights to Campania.
Airport pickup/drop off from Rome or Naples
Travel Insurance ( Essential)
Meals and drinks other than those specified.
Day 1. Sunday Sept 1
Arrive at our hotel in the village of Cava de’ Tirreni.
Meet in the foyer for drinks at 6.30pm and have a short introduction to what’s ahead, then dinner together. (D)
DAY 2: Monday Sept 2
Cava de’ Tirreni. Morning in our village of Cava de’ Tirreni. Visit the Benedictine Abbey from 1011. Lunch in the village. Afternoon Pizza Cooking class. (L & Pizza dinner)
Day 3. Tuesday Sept 3.
Pompei in the morning to sketch, and then lunch at a winery on the slopes of Mount Vesuvius, paired with wine-tasting (L & D)
Day 4. Wednesday Sept 4.
Paestum. Visit and sketch one or all there of the haunting & magnificent Greek temples standing in the countryside. Visit Caseificno Vannulo Buffalo farm and the mozzarella factory with lunch and tasting local produces. (L)
Day 5. Thursday Sept 5.
Capri. Full day tour - morning sketch, lunch then free time to explore. Meet at agreed time later. (L)
Day 6. Friday Sept 6.
Ravello. Amalfi. Visit Villa Cimbrone Gardens in Ravello, considered some of the best examples of English landscape in Southern Europe. Easy hike down to the Valley of the Mills, once part of the town’s thriving and prestigious paper production in the Middle Ages. Complete the walk in the town of Amalfi. (optional drop off in Almafi for the less mobile) (Boxed lunch for the walk) (L)
Day 7. Saturday Sept 7.
Salerno. Visit a local market food in Salerno, then back to Cava for the hands-on cooking class in a private villa.
Day 8. Sunday Sept 8.
Agerola. Positano. One hour drive to Agerola, to do the hike on the Path of the Gods and finish in Positano. Cafe with a view to sketch and relax. (Boxed Lunch) (L & D)
Day 9. Monday Sept 9.
Naples Day trip. No trip to Campania would be complete without a visit to Naples. Sketch, explore. Meet back at appointed time and place. (L)
Day 10. Tuesday Sept 10
Agritourismo visit. Lets find out what these are about. Independently owned farms specialising in products of the region and offering accommodation. (L)
Day 11. Wednesday Sept 11.
Cava de’ Tirreni. A day in our Village and in the early afternoon we visit a Limoncello factory in Cava. (Farewell dinner)
Day 12. Thursday Sept 12.
Depart our village for your homeward journey.