9 Days / 8 Nights - Rome, Amalfi Coast & Sicily
Day 01: Friday - Arrive Rome (D)
Arrive in Rome. Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Late afternoon meet your tour guide and your travel companion at the Bar of the hotel. At the end, walk to the restaurant and enjoy a tasty welcome dinner.
Day 02: Saturday - Rome (B)
Meet your assistant in the lobby and transfer to the heart of Rome: Spanish Steps, Pantheon, Piazza Navona and the Baroque quarter. Free time for lunch and relax. Then transfer to the Vatican for a guided visit. At the end transfer to your hotel.
Day 03: Sunday - Rome (B)
Day at leisure.
Day 04: Monday - Pompei (B)
Late morning transfer to Sorrento by private coach. En route stop and visit of Pompei. Due to its healthy climate and pleasant scenery, Pompeii was a holiday resort for rich Romans. It is now famous for its civic buildings lining the streets that are still intact today. Some of these include the Surgeon's House, as well as those of the Faun and the Chaste Lovers, which are exceptional examples of the epoch's architecture. Another remarkable construction is the House of Mysteries, which derives its name from the murals depicting the initiation rites (i.e., the mysteries) of the Dionysian cult. A peculiar characteristic of Pompeii is the florid graffiti covering the walls in just about every building; this is because when the volcanic eruption happened, Pompeii was set to carry out elections in the days ahead – hence the writings and ideograms, which feature both political and sexual content At the end, enjoy a light lunch
and a wine tasting on the Vesuvio Volcano. From the wine estate you will enjoy the view of the entire Gulf of Naples with Capri, Ischia, Naples and other small villages on the coastline. Sorrento Coast and overnight in Sorrento.
Day 05: Tuesday - Amalfi & Ravello (B)
Full day tour of Amalfi & Ravello with Lemon tour on the cliffs of Amalfi. This excursion combines the fantastic landscapes of Ravello and Amalfi with the local culture of food and wines. In Amalfi, learn about the history of the city and the ancient Maritime Republics, then visit an incredible "limoneto", a cliff where lemon trees are cultivated. Pick up your lemons and prepare a fresh squeezed lemonade "Amalfi style". Later, continue to Ravello, a destination for artists, musicians, and writers, including Richard Wagner who composed here some operas. Ravello is also famous for its villas, such as Villa Cimbrone, dating from at least the 11th century AD and Villa Rufolo. Overnight in Sorrento.
Day 06: Wednesday - Optional Tour of Capri (B)
Day at leisure. Optional Visit of Capri or free time in Sorrento. Overnight in Sorrento.
Day 07: Thursday - Taormina (B)
Begin your 3 nights private post-tour to Taormina. ( from this moment, the tour continue on private basis, without tour escort) Transfer to Naples Airport and flight to Catania Airport. Upon arrival, Half Day walking tour of Taormina. Overnight in Taormina.
Day 08: Friday - Taormina (B)
Free time. Optional tours to visit Siracusa, Modica & Noto or Agrigento. Overnight in Taormina.
Day 09: Saturday - Depart Taormina (B)
Transfer to the Catania Airport.