Our accommodations are selected for their exceptional quality, location, and character. Below are several of the accommodations featured on this expedition.
Le Grotte Della Civita
This trip was inspired by the September 2011 National Geographic Traveler article "The Towns Italy Forgot," which explores Italy's alberghi diffusi—distinctive inns built out of existing dwellings as part of an effort to conserve historic villages and towns across Italy. Featured in the article is Le Grotte della Civita in the town of Matera. This hotel is set within ancient grottoes that have been designated a UNESCO World Heritage site, allowing for a truly unique experience.
Torre Coccaro is a luxurious masserie, a fortified farmhouse estate typical of the Puglia region. Here you can stroll through the estate's expansive olive groves, take a dip in the pool, or enjoy the spa set within an ancient cave. The estate is located just minutes from Coccaro Beach on the beautiful Adriatic Sea.
The Imperial Hotel Tramontano sits high atop a cliff overlooking the beautiful Gulf of Naples, with views of Mount Vesuvius in the distance. Initially constructed as a private residence in the 16th century, this historic hotel opened in 1812. The elegant halls and lounges are decorated with frescoes, majolica, period statues, and priceless Sorrentine inlaid furniture.