My friend and I have been to Italy before and LOVE, LOVE the Amalfi Coast!! The only Rick Steves tour that visits the area is the South Italy tour. We love the beginning in Rome and the end of the trip that spends time in our beloved Amalfi Coast/Sorrento/Naples area.
However, our concern is with the middle part of the trip visiting Vieste, Alberobello (I know it's a day trip) and Matera. We are concerned that this part of the trip may be too sedate for us. We enjoy restaurants, wine tasting, bars and music. We are not big shoppers nor into sunbathing as that is something that we can do here at home.
If you have taken this tour before, can you describe the level of activity, atmosphere and sights to do in these three areas during this part of the trip. I would love to take a RS tour--I just want to make sure this is the correct one.