Garden Wonders of Southern Italy: Naples, Sorrento, and the Amalfi Coast

With AHS Host Joan Barclay
May 21 to 29, 2025
Optional Extension: Pompeii and Paestum: May 19-21, 2025


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Embark with the AHS on an enchanting journey through the breathtaking landscapes of Naples, Sorrento, Capri, and the Amalfi Coast in May 2025, when the springtime sun casts its magic, transforming seaside gardens into a kaleidoscope of vibrant hues. This meticulously crafted itinerary promises awe-inspiring scenery, spectacular gardens, and exclusive access to special venues opened for our AHS group. Meet homeowners amidst their unique garden sanctuaries. Cruise across the Bay of Naples and explore hidden gems, including Ischia and Capri. Delve into Naples’ rich culture and history, exploring majestic landmarks such as the Reggia di Caserta, the Capodimonte Museum, and the National Archaeological Museum. Revel in the flower-laden streets of Sorrento and the dramatic vistas of the Amalfi Coast. Enjoy a delicious culinary journey throughout. For aficionados seeking deeper immersion, the optional pre-tour extension offers an in-depth exploration of iconic archaeological sites around the Bay of Naples, including Pompeii and Paestum, blending historical intrigue with botanical fascination.

Trip Highlights:

  • Explore breathtaking gardens, including the magnificent Reggia di Caserta and the fairytale garden of Ninfa.
  • Cruise the Bay of Naples to witness stunning coastal vistas and visit the awe-inspiring cliffs and rock formations of Capri.
  • Immerse yourself in Naples’ rich heritage with visits to historic landmarks including the Royal Palace and the National Archaeological Museum.
  • Delight in intimate gatherings in private gardens and homes, meeting local families and gaining insights into their garden treasures.
  • Enjoy stays at two exquisite hotels overlooking the Bay of Naples. The Grand Hotel Parker’s in Naples offers late 19th-century elegance with original antiques and flawless service. La Cocumella in Sorrento, once a 16th-century Jesuit monastery, blends monastic architecture with modern amenities amidst manicured gardens.
  • Indulge in exquisite culinary experiences, from traditional Neapolitan delights to Michelin-starred dining, complemented by the region’s finest wines.