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Spend nine days enjoying the medieval and seaside atmosphere of Dubrovnik as you divide your time between work and inspiring architecture, culture, and panoramas. Feel part of local life by living and exploring at your pace.
This is a sample itinerary to inspire a personalized trip designed with your travel specialist
Ravello is a town that inspires visitors from around the world and throughout history. Unlike its neighbors on the Amalfi Coast, Ravello sits on the promontory over 1,150 feet above sea level providing exceptional panoramas of the water. The refined atmosphere circles the main piazza where restaurants set out tables for diners to enjoy the open air and manicured gardens capture the typical vision of Italy. A private Workation partner will transfer you from the airport to your accommodations that have been pre-checked for the amenities you need for your Workation.
Take your time strolling down the cobblestone streets and enjoy the views of the 12th-century church and its pulpit decorated with Persian majolica. You can also set the tone for your trip with by taking in the vista at Villa Rufolo, where the 13th-century fortifications and soaring 18th-century tower add to the atmosphere enhanced by the view.
Create a ritual that will help you focus when working in Italy. Integrate it into your morning routine to start your day or use it to disconnect from work in the afternoon so you can enjoy your Workation experience.
Visit the Belvedere for an introduction to the Amalfi Coast and the remarkable panorama.
The Amalfi Coast is legendary for its charm and beauty. You can join a tour of the coastline or travel along a portion of the road at your pace. One of the most famous towns in the region is Positano, where colorful tower homes cling to the roads climbing up the cliffside and leading down to the pebbled shore of the favored beach. Majolica tiles decorating the church of Santa Maria Assunta shimmer and gleam under the Mediterranean sun.
In the town of Amalfi, you can wander down the winding streets and enjoy the colorful cascade of flowers decorating the windowsills. Striped umbrellas shade the lounge chairs along Marina Grande and the church’s bronze doors cast in Constantinople highlight the town’s former power.
Witness the bronze doors of the Amalfi Cathedral. Focus on the detail, the strength, and how they interact with the surrounding architecture and atmosphere.
During the season, you can enjoy the famous coastline at Marina Grande or Areinzo Beach in Positano. The beaches do have pebbles but also great views and refreshing water.
You will start the work and establish a ritual that helps you dive deep into projects and stick to a schedule that works for you. After work, you can decompress and disconnect before visiting an essential part of the Bay of Naples.
Pompeii is one of the most recognizable places in Itlay with ruins captured in ash after the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 CE. The massive city covers nearly five square miles and you can visit with a tour guide for the best immersion into the past. The Roman Forum reflects the center of public and civil life where vendors for food, shrines, and temples surround the open center. At the baths, you can find the standing colonnades and the remaining stoves that heated the water meant for the different pools.
Visit the amphitheater in Pompeii and sit in the stadium seating. Close your eyes and listen. What do you hear? Are some sounds louder than others? Can you hear other conversations or the sound of the breeze?
If you have time, you can also visit Herculaneum. The sister city was also covered in ash and pumice during the eruption of Vesuvius but is much smaller and sees fewer crowds.
Start work early with your beginning with a ritual that helps get you into the right headspace. After finishing your work for the day, you can travel to Paestum to visit the Greek temples that date back to around 600 BCE. The standing pillars and strong foundations are some of the best remnants of Greek architecture on mainland Italy.
Before entering the grounds, you can see tombs decorated with scenes of daily life, and each panel shines with its vibrant original color. Inside the town walls, you can find the dramatic columns of the Temple of Hera, which reflects the engineering mastery of Greek design seen in the proportional harmony.
Find a structure that speaks to you in Paestum. Set your timer for three minutes and notice all the details you can.
Sample buffalo mozzarella around Paestum where it is made to enjoy some of the freshest and most delicious authentic mozzarella in the country.
After work, you have the gift of flavor by taking part in a pizza-making class that will teach you the art of making traditional Neapolitan pizza. While each region of Italy has claimed its own style of pizza over nearly two centuries, a restaurant in Naples served the original dish during a royal visit in the 19th century.
After making a sauce and filling the kitchen with the delicious smells of garlic and basil, the chef will teach you how to make and roll out the dough to form a perfect circle without tearing. Place the sauce and toppings on your dough, slide it into the oven, and enjoy the crunchy look of the crust and the stringy texture of the cheese after you pull it from the fire.
Focus on kneading the dough. How does the dough feel between your fingers? Is it sticky or dry?
Ask your instructor where to get the best gelato around the Bay of Naples and pair it with your traditional pizza.
Capri is an island famous for visiting glitterati through the millennia. Roman emperors and Hollywood elite have enjoyed walking the cliffs and soaking in the views. You can visit the island after you finish with work for the day.
There are plenty of ways you can experience Capri, including simply walking the cobblestone streets in Capri Town, sitting to enjoy an aperitivo in the Piazzetta, or by walking through the ruins of Villa Jovis, the former palace of emperor Tiberius that spans several terraces. Take the 500 stone steps to Anacapri where the authentic combination of winding streets, quiet homes, and sea views feels like a world away from the glitzy shops of the main town.
Visit emperor Augustus’s villa and enjoy the view from the gardens. How many shades of blue can you see on the water? What aromas do you notice? Return to Ravello and see if you can find similar aromas. Do they make you recall the colors of the water?
If you have time, visit the Blue Grotto to see how the colors change with the shifting light.
Naples is easily unlike any other city in Italy. The lemons taste sweeter, the colors feel richer, and the flavor of the pizza carries the weight of history. After work, travel into the heart of the city to experience a very different perspective than the atmosphere of Ravello and the greater Amalfi Coast. Naples feels frenetic and will quickly sweep you into its endless energy, starting with the Lungomare promenade.
The waves often crash against the city’s rocky breakwater creating a mist that veils views across the bay to Mount Vesuvius. Take time to visit the five towers of Castle Nuovo or enjoy the galleries inside the National Archeological Museum where you can find the memorable treasures of the Farnese collections, including the legendary 3rd-century BCE Hercules statue. Carved out of marble.
Visit the Sansevero Chapel to see the Veiled Christ statue. Notice the detail etched into the marble. Consider how the artist created the piece as it stands.
Walk down Via Toledo, the best shopping street in the city, especially if looking for luxury designers.
Ravello carries an endless charm and can even feel enchanting when removed from the hustle and bustle of life on the Amalfi Coast. Like many of the towns along the shoreline, Ravello hosts layers of history spanning millennia and you can quickly see why it has inspired artists and musicians through the ages.
Enjoy the morning air before you leave for the airport and take your time visiting the garden villas or walking down the medieval streets. Sip an espresso underneath the shadow of the church or walk the belvedere at Villa Cimbrone. Your Workation specialist has arranged your transfer long before your arrival in Italy giving you plenty of time to reach the airport.
If you have time in the morning, enjoy the panorama across the Amalfi Coast one more time before leaving. Does it feel the same or different now that you’re leaving?
Traffic in Naples is notorious. Give yourself plenty of time to head to the airport before your flight.
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