Where to Stay When Touring the Amalfi Coast

Two Solid Choices in Sorrento

Best Hotels in SorrentoThe Amalfi Coast is one of the most spectacular places to visit.  The food is out of this world, the natural beauty is dramatic, and the people watching is great. We have been to the Amalfi Coast and Sorrento on many Traveling Professor small group tours to Italy on multiple occasions and enjoy it each and every time.  In this blog post, The Traveling Professor will tell you about two very special hotels you want to consider on your next tour to the Amalfi Coast.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (243)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 3.5
Categories: Italy

5 Tips for Planning an Amalfi Coast Trip

Hotels, Activities, Excursion on the Amalfi Coast

small group tours to Amalfi CoastThe Amalfi Coast is a wonderful destination and The Traveling Professor has run several small group tours to Amalfi.  When planning a trip to the Amalfi Coast including Sorrento, Positano, Amalfi, Capri, and Ravello, there are a few considerations to consider.  Probably lodging is the #1 concern along with how to get from place to place, what to see and do, and of course where to eat.  In today's blog post, The Traveling Professor gives some of his best tips in planning an Amalfi Coast tour.

Sunday, September 2, 2018/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (542)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.0
Categories: Italy

Luxury Italy Itinerary

La Dolce Vita

luxury tour to italy for womenOn Saturday, we leave for a luxury small group tour of Italy with 10 travelers.   We have 3 couples and 4 women travelers with us going to Venice, Florence and the Amalfi Coast.  We were able to put together a luxury Italy tour at a bargain price for our clients.  Check out the blog post to find out more about the itinerary for our luxury small group tour to Italy.

Friday, October 7, 2016/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (902)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 5.0
Categories: Italy

Favorite Hotels in Italy

Sorrento, Florence, Rome, Treviso, and Venice

tours to italy 2017Whether it be a small group tour to Italy or traveling solo, The Traveling Professor has some hotels in Italy you should know about.  Listed today is a luxury hotel in Sorrento, a convenient hotel in Rome, a luxury yet affordable place right in the middle of everything in Florence, and a canal side beauty in Venice.  Lastly, I talk about my latest find in Treviso:  a beautiful, romantic and roomy B&B that is perfect for a trip to this underrated Italian city.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (795)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.5
Categories: Italy

Italy Top Secret Restaurant List

Sorrento, Florence, and Venice Eating Spots

italy secret eating spotsOn our Traveling Professor small group tours to Italy, over the years we have tried many, many different eating spots. Some work out well, others don't. But over the years The Traveling Professor has built up a list of reliable eating spots. Some are touristy, some are authentic. However, whenever we go there, we are sure to enjoy a good meal. Check out these spots on your next trip to Sorrento, Florence, or Venice.
Sunday, October 25, 2015/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (1956)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 5.0
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Italy Trip Report

So Far, Sorrento and Florence

small group tours to italyThe Traveling Professor is back in Italy with 10 travelers on a small group tour.  We arrived last Sunday and are about 3/4 of the way done with our tour.   We have been quite lucky with the weather with only a little bit of rain showing up today.   But to get the full scoop on our small group tour to Italy, check out today's blog post by The Traveling Professor.


Friday, October 2, 2015/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (1819)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 5.0
Categories: Italy

The Grand Vittoria Excelsior Hotel

5 Star Luxe in Sorrento Italy

grand vittoria sorrentoNormally, The Traveling Professor small group tours stay in 3-star or 4-star hotels on his tours to Paris, Italy, and Scandinavia.   This time we are with a small group tour and we were able to get a 4-night stay in the luxurious Grand Vittoria Excelsior overlooking the cliffs on the Bay of Naples.   Check out my blog post to find out more of our experience in Italy.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (1462)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 5.0
Categories: Italy

The Professor is Off to Italy - Again

Amalfi Coast, Florence and Venice This Time

small group tours to italyI just returned from a tour with 10 travelers to Florence and the Veneto region (Padua, Verona, Vicenza, Lake Garda) and today I am on another adventure with 9 travelers.   We start in the sunny Amalfi Coast and wind up in unique Venice, passing through Renaissance Florence on the way.   On this tour we will be staying at the luxurious Grand Excelsior in Sorrento, the Il Guelfo Bianco in Florence, and the Hotel American Dinesen in Venice Check out my blog post about my small group tour to Italy and our itinerary.

Saturday, September 26, 2015/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (1379)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 5.0
Categories: Italy

What to See and Do on the Amalfi Coast

Ideas for a Short Stay Itinerary

best sorrento travel tipsThe Traveling Professor just got back from a 2-week tour with 9 travelers.   After a short stint in Rome, we spent 5 days and 4 nights on the wonderful Amalfi Coast.  There is plenty to see and do on the Amalfi Coast and there is also time to relax and enjoy the sun.  In this blog post I will give you some ideas to make the most of a tour to the Amalfi Coast.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (2121)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 5.0
Categories: Italy

An Amalfi Coast Itinerary

4 Nights 5 Days in the Italian Sunshine

amalfi coast small group tourThe Traveling Professor will be leading a small group tour to the Amalfi Coast and Italy next week.   As part of that tour to Italy we spend 4 nights in Sorrento as a base to visiting the Amalfi Coast.   We have a definite itinerary of what to see and do while in Southern Italy that The Professor is happy to share with you on this Italy blog post.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015/Author: The Traveling Professor/Number of views (1967)/Comments ()/ Article rating: No rating
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2 Hotels in the Marais in Paris

hotels in MaraisThe Marais area of Paris is one of the most delightful and desirous places to stay.  It is a charming area that retains much of the traditional Paris architecture, culture, and best of all, cooking.  It is full of markets, relaxing squares, wonderful bakeries and restaurants. It is an excellent place to base a stay in Paris for the good travel connections too.  See The Traveling Professor's picks for hotels in the Marais section of Paris.

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Where to Eat in Edinburgh Scotland

small group tours to ScotlandThe Traveling Professor small group tours to Scotland are consistently sold out, sometimes 18 months in advance. Scotland has plenty to offer.  There are great cities like Edinburgh and Glasgow.  The Scottish Highlands have some of the most spectacular scenery one could ask for and when there is train travel involved like on The Traveling Professor's small group tours to Scotland, it is even more spectacular. Almost anyone who travels to Scotland spends time in Edinburgh.  In this edition of The Traveling Professor's blog post, we give you our Edinburgh restaurant list. 

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The Absolute Best Places to Eat in Rome, Venice and Paris

Andy Herbach Eating and DrinkingWhenever we go on a small group tour to Italy or Paris (or anywhere else, for that matter), I strongly suggest travelers take a copy of Andy Herbach's books.  Andy Herbach is the author of the Eating & Drinking series of menu translators and restaurant guides, including Eating & Drinking in Paris, Eating & Drinking in Italy, Eating & Drinking in Spain and Portugal and Eating & Drinking in Latin America.  The Professor can tell you, without equivocation, these are the best guides for not only selecting the best places to eat, but in helping diners read and translate what's on the menu.  No more "point and pray" when selecting from a menu.  Andy's guides help you order confidently and correctly from the menu.
Andy is also the author of several books published by Europe Made Easy Travel Guides, including Paris Walks, Europe Made Easy, Italy Made Easy, Paris Made Easy, Berlin Made Easy, Amsterdam Made Easy, French Riviera Made Easy, Provence Made Easy, Oslo Made Easy, and Barcelona Made Easy

Read today's blog post to find Andy Herbach's best restaurants in Paris, Venice, and Rome.

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Shockingly Low Air Fares to Europe

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Perfect One Week Itinerary in Paris

best week long Paris itineraryThe Traveling Professor's small group tours to Paris have taken hundreds of travelers to the City of Light.  Over the years we have developed a wonderful week-long itinerary. For each day, The Professor has put together a logical and easy to do Paris plan. It's a perfect week long itinerary for Paris, especially for those who have never been there before. Of course there is much more to see and do than what The Professor has listed, but that gives an excuse to come back for another visit. As you browse through the Paris itinerary, it is planned for an efficient tour that makes the most of a week in Paris.

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Perfect 3 Day Itinerary in Rome

small group tours to ItalyRome is one of our favorite stops on The Traveling Professor's small group tours to Italy.  Italy can be hot, overcrowded, and gritty, but it is a place every traveler should see at once in their lives. The entire city is an open air museum, full of history, culture and great food. The Traveling Professor has taken hundreds of people to Rome.  Three days is a perfect number of days to visit.  In today's travel blog, The Professor offers up his suggestions for the perfect 3 day itinerary in Rome.

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