Photo by: Kathy Adams Clark
Location: Naples Italy
PHOTOGRAPHY TOUR

Italy Naples and Amalfi Coast

• Limited to 12 participants to optimize your photographic experience
• Explore and photograph on foot in the historic city center of Naples, with its rich tapestry of history depicted in its architecture, ruins of Herculeum, and sunset photography of Mt. Vesuvius.
• Accommodations with beautiful views from Sorrento and Amalfi.
• Photograph the islands on a day trip to Ischia and Procida.
• Photograph in various hill towns along the Amalfi Coast such as Positano, Atrani, and Praiano.
• Optional Sicily Extension with views of Mt. Etna, off the beaten path hill towns of the honey-gold baroque UNESCO world heritage site of Noto and charming hill town of Ragusa, and Ortigia the finest least spoiled old town of Siracusa, with its resonances of light, stone, and sea.

Region

Europe

Destination

Italy

Dates

September 29-Oct 9 2020

Duration

10 days

Available Post-Trip Extension

Sicily

$5595

per person, double occupancy*

*U.S. dollars based upon minimum of 6 participants. We try to accommodate travelers who request single accommodations, as well as travelers who are looking for a roommate. If a single room is requested (subject to availability), or if we are unable to find a suitable roommate, there is a single room surcharge of $995.

Tour Overview

The Strabo Photo Tour Collection is proud to announce a special tour to Naples, the Amalfi Coast, and optional extension to Sicily, led by accomplished photographer and instructor Kathy Adams Clark. The trip consists of the historic city center of Naples, along with the ruins at Herculeum, sunset photography of Mt. Vesuvius, and the seaside villages of Sorrento, Amalfi, Positano, and smaller less frequented towns. Those on the extension will enjoy blue hour photography of Mt. Etna from Taormina,...

The Strabo Photo Tour Collection is proud to announce a special tour to Naples, the Amalfi Coast, and optional extension to Sicily, led by accomplished photographer and instructor Kathy Adams Clark. The trip consists of the historic city center of Naples, along with the ruins at Herculeum, sunset photography of Mt. Vesuvius, and the seaside villages of Sorrento, Amalfi, Positano, and smaller less frequented towns. Those on the extension will enjoy blue hour photography of Mt. Etna from Taormina, with the ancient city center of Siracusa, Ortigia, the honey-gold baroque UNESCO world heritage site of Noto and charming hill town of Ragusa.

Together you will explore the rich history, beauty, arts and culture. You will photograph and walk among some of the best-preserved Greek ruins in the world; Roman mosaics, baroque palaces, and UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Hear the ancient myths on the sites where they happened, explore hilltop villages, enjoy the cuisine, and last but not least taste the wine. We always welcome tour companions who are not photographers. There are interesting aspects of Italian life waiting to be explored in every location. The trip’s leisurely pace will provide ample opportunity to wander through medieval hill towns, and feast on the renowned regional foods and wines. You will need to remain flexible to accommodate for unforeseen photographic opportunities, as events and weather changes we want to remain adaptable to photograph unique opportunities. The accommodations that have been chosen combine simple elegance with excellent location.

Focus and pace of the trip Each of the areas we will visit has something unique to offer, and we will have time to explore them at leisure. The trip is suitable for virtually every level of photography or special interest. Anyone who is physically fit, and in good health should be able to participate in the entire program. The majority of time will be spent walking in hill towns (very steep in Amalfi) and amidst Greek & Roman ruins. As in all our tours we walk at a photographer’s pace. Some of the sites will be rocky, with uneven surfaces, or many steps to reach a particular vantage point. Please call us at 607-756-8676 if you have any specific questions on fitness or health.

Photo Leader

Kathy Adams Clark

The workshop was wonderful, and hard and fulfilling and really fun! As usual, you were brilliant, prepared, encouraging, insightful and organized. Thanks again for your passion and for all the fun and knowledge you continually put in my life.

— Carol

I got the impression that Strabo Tours is an excellent organization. Congratulations on running things so well.

— S & J Dark

Tour Itinerary

September 29: Home

Depart home today on your overnight flight to Naples, Italy (majority of flights will connect through Rome). (meals on plane)

Please note your airline schedule will be round trip Home-NAP, UNLESS you are attending the extension it will then be multi-city Home-NAP/CTA-Home). CTA Catania, Sicily.

September 30-Oct 2: Naples

You can arrive by early afternoon today and take a taxi from the airport to the hotel, or we can arrange for private shuttle through the hotel, which is located near the Royal Palace & harbor. You will meet Kathy and your local guide in the hotel lobby to begin a brief walk and educational talk near the hotel in the center of Naples. Enjoy your welcome dinner followed by sunset photography of the city.

Enjoy the next morning photographing the ruins of Herculeum. After enjoying a world-famous Neapolitan pizza for lunch take a brief break at the hotel and then explore on foot the very photogenic neighborhoods of Naples. Later this afternoon or evening there will be a photography shoot at San Gaudioso catacombs andLa Fontanella cemetery. Given time there will be photography in the old district of Spaccanapoli.

Your last full day in Naples you will be island hopping via the ferry system. Start early at Ischia Island, photographing the castle, then move on to Procida, a very different island, filled with colorful buildings. Return to your hotel for a chance to rest, shopping, or additional photography around the hotel. Meet Kathy for a sunset shoot of Mt. Vesuvius this evening. Overnights Naples (D; B, L; B)

October 3-5: Sorrento

Enjoy your last morning in Naples photographing around the Royal Palace. Depart late morning to the colorful Amalfi Coast and Sorrento. Stop in Castellammare di Stabia for photography at the deserted Villa San Marco. You’ll come away with very unique photographs, that few tourists every see. From here take the Monte Faito cable car to view and photograph the beautiful bay and surrounding town at sunset. Drive just a bit further to your lovely accommodations in Sorrento.

The next morning after breakfast explore with your local guide, who will share the history of Piazza San Francisco, the fourteenth century cloisters, and local markets and artisans of Sorrento.

Your last full day in Sorrento Kathy will take you for early light to the Marina Grande harbor to photograph the fisherman returning from a days work. Afterwards those wanting to take an optional day trip to Capri can catch a ferry. Others can go on a walking tour with Kathy for additional photography in the distinctive neighborhoods surrounding the hotel. Overnight Sorrento (B, L, D; B, L; B)

October 6-8: Amalfi

Depart after breakfast for the Southern Coast, stopping in Ravello, a stunning resort town with beautiful gardens of Villa Rufolo and stunning views. Amalfi will be your home base for the next three evenings. Giving you time to photograph on your own and explore the famous towns of Amalfi & Positano, but also the less frequented and touristy Cetara, Praiano, Atrani, among others. These beautiful villages are perched high on the cliffs overlooking the Bay of Salerno. There will be quite a bit of walking, be certain to have comfortable walking shoes, or you can always photograph the bigger picture from the ferry. The area is laced with trails first carved in the Middle Ages and used by mules to transport goods between the villages. The hills and mountains of Amalfi offer some of the best hiking in all the Mediterranean. Path of the Gods is one such trail, which was once peppered with Roman Temples. Overnight Amalfi (B, D; B; B)

October 9: Naples - Home or on to Sicily

Those NOT attending the extension will be transferred to the Naples airport for your flight home (group transfer time to be announced). (B) (Extension: One way flight included in extension land cost)  

Post-Trip Extension

Extension Name

Sicily

Price

$2595*

Dates

October 9-14, 2020

Duration

5 days

* Based upon minimum of 7 participants. There is a small group surcharge of $200 if 5-6 participants. Single room surcharge is $475.

October 9: Naples - Catania - Taormina

Those attending the extension will be transferred to the Naples airport for your one-way flight to Catania, Sicily. Strabo Tours will book everyone on the same flight, and this has been included in your land cost.

Your Sicilian guide will transfer the group from Catania to your accommodations in the North, Taormina. You’ll have a photography walk in this preserved medieval town, with narrow streets to explore, in which there have been many writers and artists that have made this town famous. This evening enjoy a photography session of Mt. Etna. Overnight Taormina (D)

October 10-11: Ragusa Ibla - Noto

Have a leisurely breakfast this morning and move on with your local guide to the charming hill town of Ragusa Ibla, one of the most picturesque towns of Sicily. Close by is Noto, a UNESCO world heritage site of honey-gold baroque. Drive out into the country for either a picnic lunch or lunch at a dairy farm where Ornella and her farmer husband Salvo treat us to produce of the farm. Given time you will visit the charming town of Modica where chocolate is made in the traditional Aztec way brought to us by the Spaniards. You will overnight in overnight Ragusa Ibla (B, L; B)

October 12-13: Siracusa

There will be a photo shoot early this morning, returning to the hotel for breakfast. Return northeast and make your way back towards Siracusa. There will be photo opportunities in the ancient city center of Siracusa, the ancient Greek superpower of Syracuse. Ortigia is the finest least spoiled old town, with its resonances of light, stone, and sea. Enjoy a walk photographing narrow lanes of this historical city.

The next day enjoy early morning photography with Kathy followed by a leisurely breakfast. Enjoy a walking tour with your cultural guide in this amazing historical city. Photograph amidst the Jewish quarter, and Arethusa fountain. Overnight Siracusa (B; B, D)

October 14: Siracusa - Catania - Home

Depart Siracusa this morning in time to reach the Catania Airport, where you will start your journey home (group transfer time to be announced).