Pozzuoli to Paestum: Bay of Naples and Beyond

October 5–12, 2015

Naples is Italy’s second largest city and gateway to the South. It’s also the city with the most beautiful natural setting and the biggest heart. And so much besides. The Bay of Naples boasts some of the best-preserved ancient ruins and most spectacular scenery in all of Italy. Mount Vesuvius, the volcano whose eruption in 79 AD buried the thriving cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum, as well as numerous luxury and agricultural villas, still looms as a backdrop to modern life. Its volcanic soil is the secret to the unsurpassed tomatoes, citrus, and wine-producing grapes in the region. Led by Elizabeth (Liz) Bartman, an archaeologist, and Maureen Fant, a food writer, you will have the opportunity to explore the unique archaeology, food, and wine of Campania.