What to expect when you’re minding less on the Costiera Amalfitana
Escape to the famous Amalfi Coast and experience a magical week of local delights and attractions.
Start each day with a rejuvenating and energising yoga session, overlooking the spectacular ancient ruins.
This is one of the world's most famous and magnificent coastlines.
You'll love every moment as you surrender to the beauty that surrounds you.
Morning yoga session overlooking the picturesque coastline.
Long and lazy terrace breakfast.
When you arrive at Villa Eustarchio, the first thing you will want to do is admire the breathtaking view, overlooking the coast and ancient ruins. After which, you might like to wander around and explore the beautiful villa you will call home for the next week.
We will come together at around 6.30 to enjoy a welcome drink and a delicious in-house dinner, couresy of our own private chef.
There will be an optional meditation, but often everyone opts to continue conversations and get to know each other before retreating to their rooms for the night.
Following yoga and a long, lazy breakfast, you will enjoy free-time to do with as you please. This is a week for you to explore but also, unwind and take a break.
Some guests will receive their complimentary massage, while others will have their one-on-one yoga session.
In the early evening a car will take us to the famous town of Amalfi where we will dine at sunset by the sea at renowned Ristorante Marina Grande.
Today, if the weather gods are shining upon us, you might choose to hike the ‘Path of the Gods’ before meeting for a late lunch in Positano. If you’re not one for hiking, the ferry from Amalfi to Positano will entertain you with stunning views and a fresh sea breeze.
After lunch you may be lured to spend money on local linen and leather goods, spend time exploring the town or walk over to the fabulous Fornillo Beach and even enjoy a seaside cocktail at one of the wonderful beach bars.
This morning we will continue the deliciousness of the complimentary massages and private one-on-one yoga sessions before spending the afternoon getting lost in the luscious cliffside gardens of Ravello, a charming historical town you are sure to fall in love with. All the walking will work up our appetite just in time for Nicola @ Babel Wine Bar to welcome us with a deliciously fresh dinner, accompanied by equally enticing local wine.
There is a beautiful waterfall called Valle delle Ferriere and fascinating ruins of the old papermills, on the hike from Scala down to Amalfi. This will be the recommended route today from our villa to the town of Amalfi. It is a breathtaking walk, which is a welcome break from the hub of Amalfi Coast tourists. You will feel like you are in another world.
You will be free to explore Amalfi wandering through the wonderful narrow walkways and tourist attraction. You might prefer to spend time on the beach or shop shop shop.
We will return to the villa in the early evening for another beautiful dinner courtesy of our private in-house chef.
Today is a free day for you to do as you please. If there is a tour, such as a boat trip to Capri, or a day exploring the ruins of Pompeii, or a gastronomy experience, Tory will be very happy to organise it for you. Perhaps you want to catch up some shopping in Ravello, or take time exploring the beautiful churches of Scala. This is a day for you to do what you haven’t had time to do.
How does food and wine in Sorrento sound? Hopefully, fabulous because this is what we will be doing today. We will have a transfer from the villa to Amalfi wharf (the high energy ones might prefer to leave early and walk down to Amalfi), where we will catch the ferry to Sorrento. From there we will meet our tour guide who will take us on a delicious expedition.
We will take the ferry back and enjoy a farewell dinner @ our villa!
Lots of hugs, laughter, contact details swapped and a few tears as we feast on our final breakfast together before we checkout and be on our way to....
NOTE: this itinerary is a general guide. You will receive your actual itinerary closer to the escape.
Airport transfer to and from Naples airport (conditions apply)
Morning yoga practice including meditation
1 x 45 minute one-on-one yoga session
1 x 60 minute massage
7 nights accommodation at Villa Eustachio
3 delicious home-cooked dinners at Villa Eustachio
1 x dinner in Amalfi
1 x dinner in Ravello
What's not included
Entry fees into local attractions
Meals during optional excursions
2 x dinners
Alcoholic beverages during dinner in Amalfi and Ravello
"This week in Italy was absolutely perfect! From the location to the people to our fearless leader Tory, we couldn’t have asked for a better experience! We were able to explore many places in a short amount of time without feeling rushed. We had plenty of down time to just relax and mingle with our new friends. The villa is located perfectly on a mountainside that affords incredible views everyday. Carmela was fabulous in filling our bellies with delicious food! Thank you, Tory for a bucket list trip that didn’t disappoint!" Michelle, USA
Villa Eustachio is situated in a village called Scala, not far from the centre of Ravello. There is a swimming pool of 4.5 meters by 9.50 meters which is for the exclusive use of the guests. The house is in perfect condition, recently restored, and on the ground floor there is the larger terrace of the house and the swimming pool . From here you enter the house into a large living room with separate open kitchen which has a washing machine and dishwasher. All the bedrooms have air conditioning.
The oldest village on the Amalfi coast, Scala has a long and fascinating history linked to the Republic of Amalfi. When you go hiking in the surrounding mountains, you can still see the medieval walls used once to protect Scala and Amalfi, further downstream towards the sea.
The city develops in a jagged way along the mountain and is subdivided into numerous hamlets, or hamlets, including Scala Centro, Minuta, Pontone, Campidoglio, San Pietro and Santa Caterina. Each small village is characterised by its unique atmosphere and is developed around a church.