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SHE LET HERSELF GO... (again)

AMALFI COAST, I T A L Y

 

O C T O B E R  8 - 1 3,  2 0 2 3

Join us for five spectacular days on the Amalfi Coast: glamorous islands, our own private boat tour to where "The Talented Mr Ripley" was filmed; an outdoor cooking class in a citrus grove, views galore, delectable meals, incredible wine and, of course, all the laughter and camaraderie your heart can stand.

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THE RETREAT

Spend five spectacular days perched on the 'peninsula Sorrentina' in the stunning cliff-town of Sorrento. A perfect base for sightseeing, the town has plenty to offer: restaurants, nightlife and endless views. The town's festive atmosphere is authentic and local despite its world-renowned fame. During the week we'll make use of the excellent ferry services that connect Sorrento to all the dreamy nearby hotspots: Positano, Capri and more. 

ACCOMMODATION

We'll stay at the charming four-star, Hotel Michelangelo, located within close walking distance to the historical city center as well as the crystalline waters of the Mediterranean. Because Sorrento is perched on a cliff, there are no 'beaches' per se but swimming areas are accessible by stairs. (Lots of stairs!) But for those of you who want to cool off closer to 'home', the hotel has a swimming pool. There's also wifi, a rooftop bar with sweeping views across the Bay of Naples and a fantastic Italian breakfast buffet.  

EXCURSIONS & ACTIVITIES

POSITANO

We'll hop on a ferry from Sorrento and head to the storied terraced town of Positano. There, you'll have plenty of free time to explore, shop, swim, eat and drink... You'll definitely get your stair count in as the entire town is completely made of stairs! 

 

CAPRI

Again, we'll make use of the fantastic ferries that run from Sorrento to Capri. Once on Capri you'll have free time to roam the island's many paths leading to incredible vistas, shop the designer shops or sit in the main piazza and people watch where it's not unlikely you'll spot some celebs. Capri also has private boat tours -- you can visit the famous 'faraglioni' rocks or see the blue grotto. The island also has a few beaches if you feel like taking a dip in its blue, cool waters. 

DAY TRIP ON PRIVATE GOZZO BOAT

We'll have our own private boat and skipper at our disposal for an all-day outing. We'll visit a nearby island for lunch (where "The Talented Mr Ripley" was filmed) and stop for a swim on the way back to Sorrento.

COOKING CLASS IN A CITRUS GROVE

What trip to Italy would be complete without a cooking class?

This cooking class is outdoors, of course, and where else but under the lemon groves? We'll learn to make local specialties like 'gnocchi alla Sorrentina', sip bubbles while we're at it and eat what we've cooked on a terrace overlooking the gobsmackingly gorgeous view of the Mediterranean.

YOUR HOSTS

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Amanda Tatom & Regina Tingle

No introductions needed! One thing that might be helpful to know is that Regina has led groups to the Amalfi Coast for the last twenty years. It's one of her favorite places to go: views, water, colors, flavors, lemons and oh-so-perfectly Italiano. It's keel-over-and-croak kind of beautiful.

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS 

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Single Occupancy Room with En Suite Bathroom

Single £3500

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Your room will have a queen sized bed and its own en suite bathroom.

Hotel Michelangelo is conveniently located in Sorrento's city center, the hotel has 121 rooms and was recently rennovated. Facilities include air conditioning, mini bar, direct line telephone, hair dryer, safe, satellite tv, free WiFi connection.

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Double Occupancy Room with En Suite Bathroom

Double £3100
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Your room will have two single bed and its own en suite bathroom.

Hotel Michelangelo is conveniently located in Sorrento's city center, the hotel has 121 rooms and was recently rennovated. Facilities include air conditioning, mini bar, direct line telephone, hair dryer, safe, satellite tv, free WiFi connection.

INCLUSIONS

Prices are in Pounds Sterling, per person and include:

  • Roundtrip transfer to and from either Rome or Naples Airport (depending on where you decide to fly into) to Hotel Michelangelo

  • Five nights' accommodation at Hotel Michelangelo

  • Daily breakfasts at the hotel

  • Welcome Dinner at local restaurant (including wine)

  • Two lunches & two dinners (including wine)

  • Cooking Class in lemon grove

  • Private Boat Excursion

  • Ferry tickets to and from the islands

Full, non-refundable payment due July 1, 2023

Deposits are non-refundable unless the retreat is cancelled.

In the event of cancellation, deposits will be refunded.

For more info, please visit our Terms & Conditions.

If this retreat resonates with you and you'd like to register, a £1500 deposit

is required to secure your spot. Limited spots available.

 

FAQs

Is airfare included? 

Airfare is not included. See inclusions here

Where's the best airport to fly into?

Naples is best but if you can't find a flight to Naples, we'll be sure to arrange for your airport pick up in Rome. From Naples it's about an hour's drive. From Rome, about two and a half hours.

Is it possible to come a day early or stay late?

Yes. You're welcome to contact the hotel directly to arrange for additional nights.

Why Duende Retreats?

Duende Retreats offers unique experiences to those who want to travel on a deeper level to create lasting connections with themselves, the places they visit and those they meet along the way. Read on to find out more. 

After I deposit, what happens next?

After you deposit, you'll get a confirmation email letting you know we've received your payment and you're booking is confirmed. As the retreat date nears, we'll be in touch with helpful tips and further information.

If you have further questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to duende@duenderetreats.com

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