for those of you who have expressed interest in participating in this
forth=coming Amalfi Coast Girl's Holiday
I have a few questions for you, please.
What Would You Like To Do THE MOST?
there is no multiple choice answer for this,
just tell us
Now for specifics, would you like to:
Go to Capri
Drive the Beautiful Amalfi Coast with our Own Driver
Visit Amalfi & Positano
Have an Italian cooking class
Have dinner in a private home, as if we were Italian
Enjoy time at the Villa with the other ladies,
do some of our own cooking, and enjoying the essence of being on the Mediterranean
NOW, for some other details:
there is no dryer in the houses, a washer but no dryer (the air drys very fast)
towels are in short supply and we may have to reuse for 2 days,
I'm trying to make certain we have enough linens for our American needs
there will be NO provisions in the kitchen, except maybe salt & pepper, etc.
so we will have to shop or ask the housekeeper to shop for us.
having breakfast outdoors, overlooking the sea is enchanting & no one wants to miss this
team cooking at home?
would anyone want to do this at home?
wine glasses, there will be NO fine wine glasses on premises, do you want to pack your own
look up the temperature during the time we're going and pack accordingly.
you will not need more than 2 outfits in a day, ever.
& maybe only 1, dependent upon our plans
there are pharmacies, grocers, vino shops, mini-marts, fresh fruits & veggies
lemoncello vendors everywhere, and roadside stands, all fun.
however, if you are IN LOVE with a special brand of tissues or toilet paper, or bath soap
by all means bring your own supply. life on the coastline is casual, but beautiful casual, not college-kid's casual... I know you know. do not overpack, there are shops everywhere with local merchandise, and you will find every size of shoes and apparel, and this is a fun thing to do. Sorrento has one of the most fabulous linen shops I've ever seen. ITALIAN MADE, ITALIAN FABRICS. the MAIN thing is to enjoy the experience of just "being there." the most relaxing, beautiful environment I've even seen. everywhere you look you see something beautiful, something amazing something that takes your breath away & then there are the PEOPLE !!! warm, wonderful and loud.
and THIS IS ME STANDING ON THE VERANDA OF ONE OF THOSE VILLAS
looks pretty good, doesn't it ?
so, here's what I'm thinking:
finding the PERFECT villa
meaning well-located, beautiful, pool, and with a view of the sea
NEVER give up the view, ladies, as this is what it's all about. TENTATIVE DATES WOULD BE IN MAY 2018 OR EARLY JUNE BECAUSE OF THE EUROPEAN TOURISTS WHO CONVERGE IN JULY we can accommodate 8 ladies or 10 ladies depending upon the house. so far we have 6 committed to go.
I'm thinking of a home base located very near or IN Sorrento
and from the villa we can day trip anywhere on the
maybe hire a driver?
I know you know what I mean.
for me, Sorrento is the most beautiful place on Earth.
just sitting, enjoying great conversation, a glass of vino
and gazing over the sea is my idea of living.
visiting the local markets for fresh foods,
sitting at the sidewalk cafe's talking to everyone,
walking in and out of shops,
being with other women who love the same things.
so, here's the deal...
IF we can find the perfect villa for 1 week in May
and share the cost of that villa, which might include the
the PRICE for each of us is MUCH LESS THAN A HOTEL.
so, maybe about $ 600 for each of us for the week, which will include the
housekeeper, tips, etc. but not the driver or food/beverages.
FOR 7 NIGHTS !!!
& if you've investigated travelling like this before you'll know
THIS IS A BARGAIN !!
I would not make one cent on this, of course.
We'll ALL be part of making plans via emails together or
phone calls. Everyone's opinions will be considered !
like this one below
maybe some bedrooms have double or king beds but I know we could figure this out. Heck, I'll sleep on a sofa if it helps.
right now, this home is available, however, there are many more
to choose from and if we don't get the 10 ladies we'll downsize a bit. this house is beautiful, but there is an old villa very close to Sorrento town center which costs a lot less, see photos below
well, I think you get the idea !! below is the old villa, very close to town it's got history & culture, like total immersion
WHO WOULD BE IN ????
you & your sister,
you & your daughter
you & your best friend
I've posted about this before and had great feedback, but now it's time to make decisions.
each one of us would find our own airfare, or we could, maybe,
all meet at JFK in NYC and fly over together?
gotta check out best fares, best airport etc. which I'll do once
I get some replies back.
or leave a comment
if you are saying something personal in the comment I won't publish it.
I've talked to a travel advisor and they know that I know ALMOST as much as they do because I've travelled this way so much. However, we may need some help on this, and if we do there is a planning fee which they charge, just FYI.
I'm thinking we might find a local Italian cooking lesson,
drive around the Amalfi Coastline South to Amalfi and spend one day there
take the boat over to Capri and spend one day there
go to Positano for a day
and stay in and around Sorrento for the other days
believe me when I say staying at the villa for the entire day
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