Gourmet Getaways takes on Naples! Florida, that is!

Having just returned from Naples, Florida, this is an easy getaway from the NYC area airports, then a short drive from the Ft. Meyers International Airport.  I suggest you check in and relax at the Inn on Fifth Avenue, located where else but Fifth Ave. South in Naples.  This hotel is situated conveniently in the middle of Fifth Ave South.  The rooms are furnished in a plantation style decor.  Of course there is air conditioning and all the comforts of home  including a coffee maker in each room.Be sure your room is located poolside so that you are steps away from the relaxing pool.

What I enjoyed most about this hotel is that Inn on Fifth also has spa facilities so if you feel like indulging yourself go right ahead! The very helpful staff will make you feel at home and will cater to your every whim, should it be booking a tee time at the hundreds of golf courses in Naples, dinner reservations or recommendations, spa services or any other concern you may have.

Within the building is McCabe’s Pub where they have appetizing pub fare.  Every morning they would provide us with a 20% discount breakfast coupon.So each morning we would enjoy our breakfast outside under the trees and take in the  morning activities.  We also had lunch and dinner here.  In the evening entertainment at the bar. Also you can always catch up on the latest sports happenings by watching the wide-screen tv.  Also part of the Inn on Fifth is Truluck’s, a seafood and steak restaurant.

So cure your winter blues and  getaway to Naples, Florida, that is!  If you need assistance  booking this hotel let me know, as I have become friends with the manager at this hotel, Cathy Christopher.  A wonderful manager and new friend!

I will be sure to return to Naples, Florida, that is!  And enjoy my stay at the Inn on Fifth Ave.

More to come about the restaurants in Naples in my next blog!

Sights of Ravello, Capri, Rome and Cooking with Mamma Agata!

Gourmet Getaways will be hosting another exclusive tour to Italy in September 2011.  The highlights of this tour will include:

  • Accommodations at Palazzo Sasso in Ravelli, a 4 or 5 star hotel in Capri, and Hotel St. George in Rome
  • Welcome Dinner on the first night in Ravello
  • Farewell Dinner in Rome
  • Welcome Drink in  Ravello and Rome
  • Cooking with Mamma Agata

  • Private transfers
  • Tour of Ravelli, Amalfi,  Positano, Capri, Anacapri, and Naples
  • Visit a perfume and limoncello factory in Capri
  • Private tour of Villa Farenesina
  • Breakfast each morning.
  • Tour the National Archeological Museum in Naples
  • Pizza lunch in Naples at one of the oldest pizzerias

  • Much much more!

Dates:  September 18 - 25, 2011

Cost per person: $5850.00 based on double occupancy!  A must!

Does not include:  airfare, travel insurance, meals not mentioned in the detailed itinerary. 

Call for details!  973 644 0906

Talk to you soon!

Limited to 16 people.