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Old streets in Sorrento, Italy.

Amalfi & Puglia

2023 dates

*Trip availabilities change throughout the day and may not be accurately reflected here. To see if space is available for the date you are interested in, please click through to the booking form.

June 4 - 11, 2023

SOLD OUT - Waitlist only

June 11 - 18, 2023

SOLD OUT - Waitlist only

June 25 - July 2, 2023

SOLD OUT - Waitlist only

July 2 - 9, 2023

July 4th Trip

2 Guy spots + 1 single room left

July 9 - 16, 2023

Gal spots SOLD OUT + a few Guy spots left


sept 3 - 10, 2023

Labor Day Trip

1 Gal spot + Guy spots SOLD OUT

sept 10 - 17, 2023

Gal spots SOLD OUT + 2 Guy spots left

sept 17 - 24, 2023

OCT 1 - 8, 2023

8 days/7 nights

Starting at $3,599 USD

Payment can be broken down into a $500 deposit + 3 additional installments.

The Amalfi Coast trip is a chance to spend boat days on the Mediterranean.

2024 dates

$200 off with


may 19 - 26, 2024

may 26 - June 2, 2024

Memorial Day trip - likely to sell  out

June 2 - 9, 2024

June 9 - 16, 2024

June 16 - 23, 2024

June 23 - 30, 2024

June 30 - July 7, 2024

July 4th Trip - likely to sell out

July 7 - 14, 2024


sept 1 - 8, 2024

Labor Day Trip

sept 8 - 15, 2024

Sept 29 - Oct 6, 2024

8 days/7 nights

Starting at $3,899 USD

Payment can be broken down into a $500 deposit + 3 additional installments.

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Our small group trip to the Amalfi Coast and Puglia caters to travelers in their 20s and 30s searching for mouth-watering Italian cuisine in Otranto, breathtaking beaches in Positano, and delicious Campari cocktails on the coast of Capri.

Journey through fairytale stone villages and roll through a region of unparalleled history before you don your slickest shades. You’ll need that Mediterranean style as you set out to soak up the glamorous coastal charms of some of Italy’s most stunning white-washed towns. This all-encompassing adventure mixes exciting culture, modern cuisine, mesmerizing scenery, and a limoncello or two for good measure.

From the ancient cave-dwelling city of Matera to the jaw-dropping cliffs of Positano, you’ll be spoiled by beauty as you live it up in sunny southern Italy.

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  • All accommodations in a shared room with one other person with the option to upgrade to a private room (limited availability)

  • In-country transportation for included activities and transfers between towns

  • 2 nights in Lecce, 1 night in Matera, 3 nights in Sorrento, and 1 night in Rome

  • 7 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners

  • Day trip to Positano

  • Day trip to Capri via private boat

  • Matera walking tour

  • Visit to Alberobello

  • Day trip to Otranto

  • Cooking experience with local chef

  • FTLO Trip Leader


*All activities are weather dependent; in the unlikely event that we are unable to run an activity, we will have a suitable alternative in place.

not included

  • Flights to and from Italy 

  • Airport transfers

  • Mandatory trip insurance

  • Meals not mentioned (budget around $175)

  • Incidental Expenses

Learn about the old Italian architecture with new friends.


Itinerary is indicative for 2023 and is subject to change*

Day 1 - Lecce

After you land in Lecce, head to the hotel to drop off your bags and meet your roomie (and maybe your new best friend). If you’ve got the energy and have defeated the jet lag, hit the streets and begin exploring this Baroque beauty before you rendezvous with the rest of the group.

That afternoon, get a feel for the ‘heel’ of Italy by wandering the charming streets of this old town as you get up to speed on a few thousand years of history. Afterward, we’ll hit up a favorite local spot for one authentically delicious Italian meal with plenty of vino.

Welcome to Italy!

The narrow alleys of Lecce are incredible to wander.


Day 2 - Lecce/Otranto
OH Otranto

We’ll roll out early toward the white-washed walls and spectacular seaside views of Otranto. Spend your morning strolling the promenade, checking out the trendy shops, or even popping into the cathedral’s Ossuary Chapel to marvel at the darkly beautiful altar of skulls and bones.

Around midday, reconvene for a seafood lunch before we head to the beach to soak up the sun. The rest of the afternoon is yours to lounge in the sand, float through that magical Med, or jump from the rocks into that balmy blue delight.

Just make sure you work up an appetite—that evening, we’ll meet up with our favorite Pugliese chef, head to the market for supplies, and learn how to whip up some Italian specialties. After a family-style meal you’ll never forget, stroll through the piazza and grab yourself a well-earned gelato.

Day by day
The cliffside views overlooking the Mediterranean are astounding.


Day 3 - Alberobello & Matera
Cave Dwelling

Today, we’re heading to Alberobello to wander around the whimsical stone-roofed, trullo-styled buildings that line the town’s narrow streets. Give your Italian a go with some of the local shopkeepers, and then grab a mid-morning espresso (or two, we’re not keeping track).

Around noon, we’ll hit the road to Matera, stopping for lunch along the way in the countryside. Then, after dropping your bags at our hotel, head out and start walking the rocky den of labyrinthine streets that crisscross this hillside—this is one of the oldest inhabited cities in the entire world and one wild place to explore.

That evening, head out with friends to find dinner in the middle of the old town.

Explore Alberobello like a local with the travel crew.



Day 4 - Matera

Your morning’s free, so head out early and wander these ancient stone streets with friends. Matera’s a maze of history full of impressive sites—try to check out the Casa Noha, the Church of Saint Mary of Idris, and the historic architecture along Via Di Ridola.

Stop for lunch and a glass of wine at any of the old town’s fantastic outdoor eateries. In the afternoon, we’re hitting the road once more and making our way to the beautiful coastal town of Sorrento.

When you get there, the evening’s free, so grab dinner with friends and check out the nightlife.

The architecture in Matera dates back hundreds of years.


Day 5 - Sorrento
AMO sorrento

There’s nothing quite like waking up to the sights and sounds of the Amalfi Coast. The morning’s yours to  stroll Sorrento, and then it’s time to hop in our private transport and cruise to Positano.

Spend your day soaking up one of Europe’s most iconic stretches of coastline. Hit the beach, dine oh-so-fine, and grab a glass of wine—it’s time to relax in paradise.

We’ll have a classy meal all together in Positano and then you can head to a cave club and dance it up before we catch our ride home.

The Amalfi Coast and Puglia trip is full of delicious Italian pasta and seafood.


Day 6 - Capri
Cruise to caPrI

After breakfast, we’re cruising out on that blue sea aboard a couple of private boats on our way to Capri.


With a mix of glittering coves, towering rocky mountains, historic ruins, and lavish bars and restaurants, this little island in the Bay of Naples is just about as jaw-dropping as they come.


Explore the sights, shop at trendy boutiques, and live that good life with friends. We’ll all meet up for lunch at our favorite restaurant on the island, and then it’s back to boats. We’re cruising Capri to see it all, from hidden coves to secluded beaches and secret grottos.

Discover the sea off the Amalfi Coast in a private boat.


Day 7 - Rome

Get breakfast with the crew, and then the morning’s free. Hit the beach for some final fun or grab souvenirs for friends and family back home; after all, not everyone gets to spend a week crisscrossing southern Italy.

In the afternoon, we’ll meet up and head out for the capital to make it nice and easy to catch your flight out. Of course, we’re not done quite yet…


After we get to Rome, you’ll get to share some final laughs with the crew as you drink up more of that delicious Italian wine and chow down on one epic farewell dinner.  

Day 8 - Rome
ciao for now

Grab one last bite at the hotel with your friends before you say your goodbyes.

If you’re heading home, your trip leader can help you figure out the easiest way to get to the airport. If you’ve got more travels ahead (lucky you), we’ve got plenty more recommendations in store.

Consider heading north to Tuscany or west toward the Basque Country or Barcelona and the south of France. There’s nothing quite like traveling through Europe; if you’ve got the time, make the most of it.

"You may have the world, if I may have Italy."
-Giuseppe Verdi

Make new friends in Mediterranea paradise.


Fast Facts

Just for fun

Travel groups for singles 20s - group travel tour to Amalfi Coast and Puglia

Lemons grow abundantly along the Amalfi coast, and the citrusy scent is one of the distinguishing features of the area.

Travel groups for singles 20s - group travel tour to Amalfi Coast and Puglia

The Rolling Stones wrote the song "Midnight Rambler" in Positano's cafés during a holiday.

Travel group for young adults - group travel tour to Amalfi Coast and Puglia

Puglia produces 60% of Italy’s olive oil and has over 50 million olive trees.

Trip notes

  • Anyone is welcome to join the Amalfi Coast & Puglia trip.

  • Single rooms may not be available.

  • Certain locations on this trip are not handicap friendly - if you have mobility issues, please contact us before booking.

  • This trip stays at more basic hotels. While clean and centrally located, some of them are no frills. This is because we devote more of the budget to included activities and meals.

  • All activities are weather dependent; in the unlikely event that we are unable to run an activity, we will have a suitable alternative in place.

  • Visas are not required for US Passport Holders (see more info here). For all other nationalities, please check here.

FLight information

Although flying into Brindisi and out of Rome are the easiest options, that might not be the cheapest option. We don't want flight prices to hold you back from the joining trip so here are a few other options:

  • Book a round trip in/out of Rome and take the train to Lecce or a local flight to Brindisi (and then a cab to Lecce).

About southern Italy

Most of southern Italy is still relatively un-touristed, giving you an authentic experience of Italian life in places like Lecce, Otranto, and Matera. The areas that are popular, like Capri, Positano, and Sorrento, are so for a reason - they're unbelievably beautiful with great food and constant sunshine. 


  • The national language is Italian

  • The national currency is euros

  • Tap water is perfectly safe and healthy

  • Tipping is unnecessary but it is common to round up to the nearest euro when settling a bill

  • The closest arrival airport is Brindisi. 

  • The closest departure airport is Rome. 

  • Visas are unnecessary for North American travelers

  • Double check your passport is valid for 3-months after your return date

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Fly into Brindisi (BDS)

You'll need to be in Brindisi by 2pm on Day 1, however with the recent amount of flight delays we recommend planning to arrive a day early just to be safe.

Fly out of Rome (FCO)

We recommend flying out of Rome or extending your trip and enjoying a few more days in Italy.

Want to check out flights for your trip?

Feel free to also set up flight alerts to Rome so you can grab the best deal! 


*FTLO is not responsible for any fees or costs related to flights. We strongly suggest that all travelers wait until they receive the official FTLO Greenlight Email to book flights. This will be sent 3-4 months prior to the start date of your trip.

The Amalfi trip is about friends by the beautiful coast of Italy.

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