Welcome! We meet in the morning at Rome airport or town. Fernando, our tour leader and driver, will be waiting for you ready to start our tour together. We will transfer to Amalfi Coast stopping in Naples for lunch and visit of the town. Transfer to Amalfi Coast to our hotel, check-in and dinner (Hotel 1)
Today, after breakfast, we go to Sorrento to take a ferry to Capri Island. We will have a pause in its famous Piazzetta, a stroll around the streets famous for its luxury boutiques and fashion designers stores. We will walk up to the panorama view to take pictures with the view of Sea and Faraglioni in the background. We will have lunch in the island and then come back via ferry to Amalfi Coast visiting also Positano on the way home. Return to hotel and dinner
Today, after breakfast, we will visit Pompei: one of the World’s most important archaeological sites. The day of August 24, 79 AD, began with a sudden eruption of Vesuvius. Nobody realized that was going on. A huge column of smoke that rose for kilometers, followed by a huge black cloud came over the city covering and darkening the sky with this strange rain of pebbles light and porous, still warm. Lunch in the area of Vesuvius Volcano. Return to hotel and dinner (Hotel 1)
Today, after breakfast, we will reach Sicily with a stop for lunch at Calabria Coast. Then by Ferry through the Strait of Sicily and have a nice gelato in Taormina: a walk in the historical centre and the Roman Theatre. Then we will reach the South East Coast and we will stop in one of the small villages at the coast. Checking in hotel for dinner and overnight (Hotel 2)
Today, after breakfast, we will drive up to Etna Volcano (weather permitting) having a nice cappuccino in front of a beautiful panorama and then a soft walk around. The Etna, is the highest active volcano in Europe. Weather conditions permitting, across fascinating landscape we can reach the height of 1900 metres. We will have lunch in the area and then drive South again and visit the small villages of Aci Trezza and Aci Castello. Dinner and overnight
Return to hotel and dinner (Hotel 2)
Today, after breakfast, we will visit Syracuse that was founded by Ancient Greek Corinthians and became a very powerful city-state. Syracuse was allied with Sparta and Corinth, exerting influence over the entire Magna Grecia area of which it was the most important city. After Lunch we will visit Noto: an unusual town, a small baroque jewel perched on a plateau overlooking the Asinaro valley. Return to hotel. Dinner and overnight. (Hotel 2)
Today, after breakfast, we will have a stop for Cappuccino along the way to Piazza Armerina. We will visit the Villa Romana del Casale. Containing the richest, largest and most complex collection of Roman mosaics in the world, it is one of 44 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Italy. Lunch in the area. Then we will drive to another small village of inland and then we will reach Agrigento for Check-in, Dinner and Overnight. (Hotel 3)
Today, after breakfast, we will visit archaeological area known as the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento, is one of the most important archeological sites in the world and a Unesco world heritage site since 1998. Along a long rocky scarp, chosen as the southern limit of the town, are still sited the great temples of ancient Akragas: the Temple of Hera (Juno) Lacinia, Concordia, Heracles (Hercules), Olympian Zeus (Jupiter), Castor and Pollux (Dioscuri) and Hephaistos (Vulcan). Lunch, Dinner and overnight in Agrigento. (Hotel 3)
Today, after breakfast, we will drive along the South Coast with a stop in Mazara del Vallo where in the eleventh century BC we have the first contacts with the Phoenicians, who find in Mazara a great place to make stops during long journeys to Spain. Then we will reach Erice, lunch in a typical trattoria. Erice is a very picturesque medieval town with its cobbled and narrow streets and its rich artistic and architectural heritage, has been the capital of science since 1963. We drive to Palermo for Check-in, Dinner and overnight (Hotel 4)
Today, after breakfast, we will visit Palermo. Historical centre, one of the largest of Europe (including the Cathedral, the Palatine Chapel which is a supreme ruler of self-representation, united in himself piety, political ambition, proud affirmation of the majesty and power, the Royal Palace and then free time to the open market. Lunch and Dinner on your own.
Overnight in Palermo (Hotel 4)
Today, after breakfast, we will drive to Cefalù: from the sea up to the Cathedral. We will sit out in the piazza at Bar Duomo with a gelato and enjoy the cathedral façade and the church bells marking the hours. Then we will reach Caccamo for lunch. Caccamo: it is assumed that the first urban plan was made by the Carthaginians, refugees in the country after Himera had been destroyed by Gelon, tyrant of Syracuse. Then back to Palermo for dinner and overnight
After breakfast we will leave Palermo and drive North direction Calabria. We will catch the ferry at Messina and we will have lunch once in Calabria region along the way. We will stop for dinner and overnight in nice a and/or comfortable location useful to continue our trip direction Rome (Hotel 5)
Today, after breakfast, we will reach Montecassino. The city is best known as the site of the Abbey of Montecassino and the Battle of Monte Cassino during World War II, which resulted in tremendous Allied and German casualties as well as the near total destruction of the town itself. Arrival in the evening at Fiumicino in a hotel close to the Airport of Rome. Dinner and Overnight. (Hotel 6)
Today we will leave towards Rome Airport or Rome town and goodbye, Arrivederci in Italian, until the next time!