I returned 29 May '15 and thought this was the best of my 4 RS tours I've enjoyed (VFR, Paris, BAM my previous). My personal bent is European cities but I love more 'rural' or smaller towns/cities, as well. SOIT (RS code for the tour) is really, really wonderful. Bookended by Rome and Naples, the amount of southern Italian peninsula you get to taste and experience on this tour is fantastic. Keep in mind the pace; 2-night stays are great, but 6 different locations for your 12 nights means you move along smartly. It is so much fun!! After the Eternal City, Vieste is a sublime coastal location. So charming and you haven't even gotten to the Amalfi Coast. Matera, wow, you will be amazed at this small city and how people have lived. Positano is a vacationer's dream spot, more so if you've got the ducats, or at least, a swanky insouciance. ;-} Sorrento is such a lovely place; imagine strolling in a lemon grove, downtown. Not many places I've done that before! And Naples, well, some call it gritty and intense and if it is gritty, it is the most beautiful gritty I have ever experienced. You have to go to Castel St. Elmo and see the views. Then you have some inkling of the glory of this former (fabulously wealthy and geographically blessed) kingdom. Sure, anything with an engine used to propel a drivable contraption is done so in a manner you may have never witnessed before in your life, but if you remember to keep your elbows in while walking in this terrific city, you'll be fine. Make that, great! Are you a gardner or vegetable lover? Hoo boy, volcanic soil has a lot to recommend. It's a wonderful tour and I am sure you will be blown away by the local guides you will have the pleasure of leading you through some amazing sites. Buon Viaggio a year early!