I'm excited to personally invite you on a trip to Pompeii & Amalfi on October 24, 2019. During this unforgettable trip, you’ll experience everything Pompeii and the Amalfi Coast has to offer—from the Villa Rufolo which was originally used as a watchtower when it was built in 1200AD, to the city of Pompeii which was frozen in time when it was covered in volcanic ash during the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79AD. Enjoy the city of Positano, Amalfi and Sorrento plus you’ll have a special opportunity to live like a local with special activities like pasta making!
A single room for the entire trip will cost an additional $600. Trip insurance is available through our tour company, but we recommend speaking with our chamber member AAA at (630) 588-7060; they were very helpful when we traveled to China. A deposit of $450 ($150 of which is non-refundable) per person is required and due at the time of registration.
The Western DuPage is sponsoring the trip in cooperation with Chamber Discoveries, experts in group travel for over 30 years, with a nationwide team of travel consultants and first class travel programs. We are confident that they can respond to your inquiries to your satisfaction. Whether you have questions on tipping or taxis, luggage or lunches, customs or culture, Chamber Discoveries and the Western DuPage will prepare you well for your adventure.
We hope you will take advantage of this opportunity to join us and discover Pompeii & Amalfi. - David J. Sabathne President/CEO
Pompeii remained mostly untouched until 1748, when a group of explorers looking for ancient artifacts arrived in Campania and began to dig. They found that the ashes had acted as a marvelous preservative: Underneath all that dust, Pompeii was almost exactly as it had been almost 2,000 years before. The culture of ancient Rome existed throughout the almost 1200-year history of the civilization of Ancient Rome. The term refers to the culture of the Roman Republic, later the Roman Empire, which at its peak covered an area from Lowland Scotland and Morocco to the Euphrates.
Amalfi, Capri, Naples, Pompeii, Positano, & Ravello
Sorrento, the gateway to the Amalfi Coast, enjoys a very privileged position straddling the cliffs that overlook the water to Naples and Mt Vesuvius. Positano, perched atop a steep rocky hill and its pretty narrow streets wind all the way down to the water, boasts gorgeous pastel villas clinging to the mountainside, exclusive boutiques, cosmopolitan restaurants and a mostly crowded but very cute pebble beach.
Pizza and pasta might be the first things that come to mind when you think of Italy and although the Amalfi coast does these very well, it does gourmet restaurants even better – the area is home to no less than seven Michelin-starred restaurants. From intimate boutique retreats to grand five star hotels, no matter where you stay along the Amalfi coast you will always have serious accommodation envy. Limoncello - When you see the size of the lemons growing in Amalfi (think the size of grapefruits – yes really) you will know why the ubiquitous sweet liqueur tastes so good.
The Amalfi coast road offers one of the most exhilarating drives in the world; on one side the sea glistens past a steep drop, and on the other, towering cliffs dotted with pretty terraced villages and lush gardens hang overhead. The Amalfi coast easily has some of the most beautiful beaches in Italy. They are an eclectic mixture of intimate pebbly coves and long stretches of golden sand but all the beaches have the crystal blue sea and the enveloping towering cliffs in common.
Nestled in the town of Amalfi, be sure to see the Cathedral di Sant’Andrea – a beautiful 9th century cathedral perched at the top of a wide set of stairs, and overlooking the Piazza del Duomo.
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Western DuPage Chamber of Commerce went to Italy!