The spectacular landscape, which combines fascinating architectural ruins and ancient history; all waiting for you on this wonderful ak beaten path ”holiday in Southern Italy and Sicily. If you are interested in the history of Rome, this tour is definitely for you. Like prehistoric cave dwellings built into the rock to enjoy the panoramic view of the Sassi houses, thought to be some of the first human settlements in Italy. A guided visit to the Bronzi di Riace museum in Reggio Calabria to see the world-famous bronze warrior statues will leave a lasting impression. Continue to Sicily, the largest island in the Mediterranean and known for its blue skies and rich heritage. Visit the Greek Theater in Taormina, built in the 3rd century. Also, visit the magnificent Greek buildings in Agrigento’s Valley of the Temples for 2,400 years; and the 12th-century Norman cathedral in Monreale, famous for its 50,000 square meters of valuable Byzantine mosaics. Photos and words cannot sufficiently capture these landscapes.
History buffs will also enjoy Pompeii, which was completely buried during the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. Imagine what life was like 2,000 years ago! This preserved town offers an incredibly detailed view of life at the top of the Roman Empire. Enjoy a guided tour of Naples and enjoy a slice of Neapolitan pizza. And a real highlight is a guided visit to the Papal Palace and Barberini Gardens in Castel Gandolfo! This is an extraordinary experience of Globus.
For those who want spectacular views, you can be sure that this tour of Italy will be pleased. You will visit Capri and the Sorrento coast, both of which are crystal clear and offer breathtaking views of the blue sea. Spend time looking at the fascinating water, shop in boutiques and dine in the fabulous restaurants that celebrities visit.
History, spectacular scenery, delicious food and much more await you on this tour of Italy. So pack your bag and get ready for the journey of a lifetime!
Daily full buffet breakfast; 6 three-course meals including dinner at a local restaurant in Rome, Taormina and Palermo
Inside visits and special features are shown in the tour description, including entry fees if applicable in UPPERCASE.
DAY 1 COMES IN ROME, ITALY
Welcome to Rome! At 17:00, meet your Tour Director and traveling friends and enjoy a pleasant dinner in one of Rome’s lively restaurants.
DAY 2 ROME-KALE GANDOLFO – SORRENTO COAST
Look forward to a unique experience: enjoy a guided visit of the impressive PAPAL PALACE and a museum open to the public since 2016 in the Pope’s former summer residence Castel Gandolfo. Also visit the magnificent BARBERINI GARDENS, where the ruins of the residence of the Roman Emperor Domitian are still visible. Then, on the Solar Highway, continue south to Sorrento Beach.
DAY 3 SORRENTO COAST. TRANSITION TO CAPRI
A wonderful day! Take the JETFOIL to the island of Capri and take the FUNICULAR to the village of Capri for a guided visit of this beautiful city. It is time to explore the small shops in the piazzettte before returning to your hotel.
DAY 4 SORRENTO COAST. PUMPING II
Explore the fascinating POMPEII, the Roman city destroyed and protected by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. Follow your Local Guide to stroll through patrician homes, baths and commercial districts, strikingly reminiscent of day-to-day life at the height of Rome’s power. In the afternoon, you may want to take an optional trip to the Amalfi coast in your leisure time.
DAY 5 SORRENTO COAST – NAPLES – BARI
Naples is a city full of castles and churches for volcanic history, rich archaeological treasures and castles rivaling Rome! The local guide introduces you to the sights that are waiting for you in the future of your city tour. Stop at the famous Piazza Plebiscito and enjoy a slice of Neapolitan pizza. Spend your night in Bari, the capital of Apulia, the heel of Italy’s “shoes”.
DAY 6 – LECCE – ALBEROBELLO
Visiting BARI VECCHIA. Your guided walking tour in Lecce puts you in why Lecce is called Flor Florence of the South ”. Admire the baroque buildings and squares and taste the almond-flavored iced coffee and pasticiotto. Continue with Alberobello.
DAY 7 ALBEROBELLO
Enjoy a guided walking tour of the city and visit one of the unique TRULLIs – one of white, stone, round, conical, rounded houses. The balance of the day is empty. You can request an optional dinner at the request of the traditional Apuli massacre.
DAY 8 ALBEROBELLO – MATERA – SCILLA – REGGIO CALABRIA
Enjoy a panoramic view of the picturesque sassi houses in Matera, then enjoy a spectacular drive through the Gulf of Taranto to Scilla, called ’Venice of Calabria”. famous bronze warrior statues, Bronzi di Riace.
DAY 9 REGGIO CALABRIA – TAORMINA RIVIERA
Cross the Strait of Messina from FERRY and start exploring the beautiful island of Sicily, the largest melting point in the Mediterranean world. It left traces of the Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans, Saracens, Normans, French and Spanish and contributed to its rich heritage. Come to Taormina, a charming hilltop town overlooking the Ionian Sea. Visit the ancient Greek theater of the 3rd century. Time to shop around Corso Umberto I at your own pace. Don’t miss the opportunity to taste local delicacies like Sicilian granite (a taste similar to sorbet).
10-11 DAYS IN LEISURE IN TAORMINA RIVIERA
For relaxation in this beautiful resort, choose Mount Etna, Europe’s largest active volcano, for two days or from our exciting on-demand excursions; or a powerful Greek port that once feared the fascinating archaeological site of Syracuse, the birthplace of the mathematician Archimedes, and its fleet in the Mediterranean once. On Tuesday evening, we prepared a dinner which was included in a local restaurant, with breathtaking views of the sea. Enjoy an evening meal in your hotel on Wednesday evening.
DAY 12 TAORMINA RIVIERA – AGRIGENTO – PALERMO
Head south to Agrigento and enjoy hiking with your Local Guide at the breathtaking VALLEY OF TEMPLES. Even travelers visiting Athens and Delphi are influenced by gigantic yet elegant Greek buildings, where history has been miraculously survived for 24 centuries. Come to your hotel in Palermo.
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