Italy by vintage car

This item appears on page 104 of the November 2008 issue.

In an ultraluxury self-drive group tour, travel at your own pace in a choice of classic cars from the late ’50s to early ’70s — Alfa Romeos, Lancias and Fiats — with Italy by Vintage Car Tour (based in Italy, with US office at Whitman, MA; 781/275-1188,

Example from October 2008 — with a group of four to eight cars (two per car) and starting and ending in Naples, the 5-day Amalfi Coast trip cost $9,995 per person, double occupancy.

Included in the price — motorboat transfers to/from Capri; five nights’ deluxe accommodations; breakfasts, three lunches, two dinners; three full days’ use of a vintage car, with unlimited mileage, auto insurance, gasoline, tolls, maps, cell phone, support vehicle and mechanic (who washes the cars nightly); tour manager; some guided tours/tastings; luggage transport, and hotel/porter gratuities. Not included — staff gratuities. Airport transfers available. Cars can be traded daily.