Following the highly popular and equally successful Fly-Ins of recent years, it has been decided to fulfil the wish of numerous members and organize this year's event in one of the most beautiful places in the world, namely on the Amalfi Coast. The Fly-In will take place from Thursday, 17th - Sunday, 20th May 2007.
Charm and history are everywhere and in harmony with the vita mondana of the holiday resorts.
We will be flying to Salerno. From there we will drive along one of the most fabulous coastal roads anywhere with incredible panoramic views to our hotels about 11/4 hours away in Ravello. For those who prefer, there will be a helicopter shuttle service from the Airport to the Hotel Villa Cimbrone at extra charge. We have reserved two hotels in Ravello overlooking Amalfi.
The Villa Maria is a 4-Star Hotel with just 23 rooms. It stands in the heart of Ravello and has a wonderful view of the sea. The villa was built by Roman nobles and has been recently renovated. The fascination of a noble house has been maintained and each of the rooms has a historical ambience. The Villa Cimbrone, is a 5-Star Hotel with 19 rooms. Situated in a hundred-year-old park with a beautiful sea and coastal view of Amalfi, the villa was founded in the 11th Century and belonged at times to influential nobles. Visitors here have the feeling that they are "guests in their own homes". Our evening meals will be served in the Villa Cimbrone. The swimming pool and other facilities there may also be used by those of us who are staying at the Villa Maria. Both hotels can be easily reached on foot and are just a 10 minute walk from the village centre. Transport can be arranged with advanced warning for those who have trouble walking. There is a baggage service.
RAVELLO is for many visitors their favourite place. The village seems to hover 350 metres above the azure blue Golf of Salerno on a cliff with a spectacular view over the entire Amalfi Coast with its picturesque villages - a magical sight that you will never forget. We will be going on a full-day excursion to Poseidonia, known today as PAESTUM, which was founded by Greek settlers in the 7th Century BC. Three of the best preserved ancient Greek temples are there, reflecting the significance of the Kapanian region as a centre of Greek and Roman civilisation. We will be chartering a boat, exclusively for ourselves, with which we will experience astonishing impressions along the coast. We will be visiting AMALFI and POSITANO. Positano is the playground of the rich, famous and decadent. The town has been built on a hillside and has pale pink and pastel facades. From there we will go to CAPRI with its steep cliffs and nostalgic charm. Capri is a breathtakingly beautiful place in the Gulf of Naples. Visitors have been charmed here for thousands of years. The light bathes the island in a variety of colours during the day and captivates the visitor. The entrance to the harbour Marina Grande with its picturesque houses is itself worth seeing. Our Gala Dinner this year will be in the Crypt of the exquisite Villa Cimbrone Restaurant.
Dear Members, you are cordially invited to join us! Click on the link to see the complete program and the registration fax.
The cost of the Fly-In is EUR 390.00 plus the cost of the room for 3 nights. The basis price covers everything listed in the program! The hotel rooms will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
The hotels have granted us an option on the rooms until 15th February.
Registration must be in by 15th February at the latest!
We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible.
On behalf of the Committee
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