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Amalfi Coast Trip
Saturday, July 07, 2018, 8:00 AM to Saturday, July 14, 2018, 5:00 PM EDT
Category: TRIPS

July 7-14, 2018
$3995 Caucus Members Only

The James Renwick Alliance is pleased to announce a Caucus Member trip to the Amalfi Coast of Italy to coincide with the annual month-long Music and Arts Festival. With ample time to explore historic crafts and arts and contemporary artist studios, the trip will highlight the vibrant crafts and arts of Italy, particularly the maiolica ceramics.

Price includes lodging, most meals, and a $500 tax-deductible, nonrefundable contribution to the JRA.
Not Included: Airfare to and from Italy.

Photo by Eric Hossinger.

Trip Highlights:

While You're Here:
• Stay in the charming coastal town of Maiori, overlooking the Gulf of Salerno, with a waterside promenade featuring a colorful array of cafes and shops.
• Attend presentations on art and craft traditions of the area.
• Visit studios and workshops of local ceramicists and craft artists.
• Experience close-up the artistic dynamics of an international arts festival.
• Enjoy festival concerts each evening in historic cathedrals and cloisters.

Visit Unforgettable Destinations:
• Amalfi - A lively town with a profusion of studios and shops featuring ceramics, leather goods, locally-made fine linen clothing and other Italian craft products. We'll visit studios, galleries and a 15th-century mill that still produces the famous Armatruda paper handmade from cotton with medieval methods.
• Naples - National Archeology and Capodimonte museums, for a look at the rich history of Italian crafts that will give context to our explorations of contemporary work. Visit a private collection of artisan coral jewelry and explore the studios of San Gregorio Armeno with Naples' finest craftsmen.
• Ravello - Visit studios and shops featuring some of the finest maiolica being produced today. Tour the magnificent 13th-century gardens and villas overlooking the sea, which feature fine collections of traditional craft.
• Capri - Travel by boat to the magical island of the sirens for a day of exploration. From artisanal perfume to unique leather goods, this day will be full of visits to exquisite artist shops, galleries, historic villas with breathtaking views, and more.

Your Stay Includes:
• Superior rooms at the 4-star Reginna Palace Hotel with private beach and pool.
• Breakfast buffet and a sumptuous Italian dinner with the artists.
• Excursions to Capri, Amalfi, Ravello, Naples, and more.
• Daily festival performances in landmark venues.
• Airport transportation and all ground transportation.
• Bilingual tour escort and "on-site" staff available at all times