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JRA Trip to the Amalfi Coast

Insiders Tour for James Renwick Alliance Caucus Members

​led by JRA Board members

Robert Devers

Studio artist, Blue Fire Ceramics Studio, Mt. Ranier, MD 

& Rebecca Ravenal  
Studio artist, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Alexandria, VA 

July 7 - 14, 2018


Join fellow craft lovers for an idyllic stay in southern Italy.  
You'll explore the living legacy of Italian craft throughout the region
and be dazzled by its crowning glory, maiolica ceramics. 

From historic museums to contemporary studios and galleries,
you'll enjoy a unique and in-depth experience in this important center
of craft, art, and music, all in the incomparable setting of Italy's Amalfi Coast.


As a special highlight, you'll be treated to nightly concerts in breathtaking settings, organized by our trip partner, the Amalfi Coast Music & Arts Festival. 

We continue to hear from more artists so our plans to visit to local studios
will expand for this exceptional trip, with many special opportunities to view
 the best of traditional and contemporary Italian craft.  Updates will be provided.


See Sample Trip Itinerary 


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.

• 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 


                         See Tour Leader Bios                          See Annotated List of Venues    

Registration and Payment Information

  • Tour Fee: $3,975  - Includes $500 nonrefundable donation to JRA.  (Note that tour cost does not include airfare)

  • Registration:  Please fill out the Registration Form .  Options are listed on form.

  • Online registration:   If you register online using ACMAF's secure system through PayPal, fill in the form and click the "submit" button, following the cues to use your credit card. You do not need to have a PayPal account to access this system.  There is a 3 % ($30) administrative fee to cover charges associated with these services.

  • To register by mail:  Print and fill in the form. Please enclose a check for amount indicated. The mailing address is found at the bottom of the form.

  • Payment: Balance of payment will be  due approximately 30 days after registering. You will receive an invoice with your balance. Travel Insurance is strongly recommended.

  • JRA donation:  The Amalfi Festival will transfer your included $500 donation  directly to the JRA. They will provide an acknowledgement. 

  • Cancellation Policy -  See details on our cancellation policy here. 

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