Sicily to Rome

 

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Ostia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Palermo

 

 

 

 

 

 

Taormina

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sorrento

 

 

 

 

Rome

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
   

Sicily to Rome

 

Sicily to Rome

 

12 Days /11 Nights
1 night Transatlantic Flight,

3 nights Rome, 1 night Palermo, 1 night Agrigento

1 night Taormina, 1 night Ferry Messina - Salerno, 3 nights Sorrento,

10 Breakfasts, 10 Dinners

 

Day 1: DEPARTURE CITY - ROME

Overnight flight to Rome.

Day 2:
ROME - OSTIA ANTICA

After your Hotel Transfer and check in, enjoy an excursion to Ostia Antica. Explore with your tour director the ruins of Ostia Antica, a former Roman port city on the Tiber river. Founded in the 3rd century B.C., Ostia was the very first Roman colony. Stroll amid the ancient baths, temples and villas of this picturesque setting. Dinner and Overnight at the Hotel.

Day 3:
ROME - PALERMO

After breakfast we will board a domestic flight to Palermo, Sicily. Upon arrival transfer to our centrally located hotel and after the short refreshment break we explore Palermo old town and its main sites such as: the Cathedral, Piazza Bellini, Martorana Church, Praetorial Fountain and Abatellis Palace. Dinner and Overnight at the Hotel.

Day 4: PALERMO-ERICE-MAZARA-SELINUNTE-AGRIGENTO

After breakfast we will depart for Erice, situated 700 meters above sea level and remained unchanged thanks to its retaining wall erected in the VI century B.C. We will then visit Mazara del Vallo, fishing port of Italy overlooks the Strait of Sicily. We will then proceed to Selinunte, where we can admire its ruins and temples. Next, we’ll go on to Agrigento to visit the Valley of the Temples with the Temple of Juno, the Temple of Concorde, the Temple of Hercules and Temple of Jupiter, one of the largest of all Doric style buildings. Dinner and Overnight at the Hotel.

Day 5: AGRIGENTO - MODICA - SYRACUSE - TAORMINA

Breakfast. After leaving Agrigento we will cross Modica, where its faded tonality, its baroque buildings and its chocolate will astonish you. Then you will visit one of the most beautiful baroque church on the island: the Church of St George. Will continue towards Syracuse, crossing the Island of Ortigia, rich in Baroque and medieval palaces and churches. Syracuse's Duomo is one of the town's most celebrated sights. You will also be fascinated  by the Greek Amphitheatre, the Dionisio Ear and the Roman Theatre. In the afternoon arrival at Taormina. Dinner and Overnight at the Hotel.


Day 6:
TAORMINA - MESSINA - NIGHT FERRY TO SALERNO

After breakfast we will  tour Taormina, one of the most prosperous towns from early Greek period established in 7th century BC. Visit the amazing Greco-Roman Theatre, Palazzo Corvaja and Torre dell' Orologio. We then continue to Messina to see the Cathedral and Bell Tower. Dinner at a restaurant before we board the overnight ferry to Salerno (accommodation in Cabins).  

 

Day 7: SALERNO - POMPEII - SORRENTO

After breakfast on the Ferry we will arrive in Salerno where we will board our Coach that will take us to Pompeii for a visit to the excavations of the famous Roman city, destroyed by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 A.D. Leaving Pompeii and driving along the coast we arrive in Sorrento. The town offers a fantastic view over the Bay of Naples. For 2000 years visitors from all over the world have been attracted to Sorrento by breathtaking sunsets and fragrances of orange and lemon gardens. Dinner and Overnight at the Hotel.

 

Day 8: SORRENTO - CAPRI - SORRENTO

After breakfast we board the boat for the Island of Capri. Visit to Anacapri with entrance to the delightful Villa San Michele. Late afternoon return to Sorrento.  Dinner and Overnight at the Hotel.

 

Day 9: SORRENTO

After breakfast we will explore our host city: Sorrento. The town offers a fantastic view over the Bay of Naples. For 2000 years visitors from all over the world have been attracted to Sorrento by breathtaking sunsets and fragrances of orange and lemon gardens. Dinner and Overnight at the Hotel.

 

DAY 10: SORRENTO - CASERTA - ROME

Breakfast and departure for Caserta. Once in Caserta, located 22 km north of Naples, there will be a panoramic tour of the Royal Palace, which dominates the city. The Palace, as big and luxury as the one of Versailles, better known as “Reggia”, it’s one of the most visited historical place in Italy. We will then walk along the elegant gardens, the English garden, and we’ll admire an impressive waterfall: the Large cascade of Diana. We will continue to Rome where will arrive in the afternoon to enjoy a walking tour of "Baroque Rome." See: Piazza Navona, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Pinzio Hill and the Spanish Steps. Dinner and Overnight at the Hotel.
 

Day 11: ROME

After breakfast we will visit Vatican City, one of the European microstates, situated on the Vatican Hill in the west-central part of Rome, Its borders closely follow the city wall constructed to protect the Pope from outside attack. Leaving the Piazza San Bernardo, adorned by Moses’ Fountain the itinerary will continue passing by Via Bissolati, Via Veneto and the Villa Borghese. After this ample panoramic view, we will visit the Vatican Museums and the Vatican Galleries. There you will admire the modern entrance built for the Jubilee 2000, the Galleries of the Chandeliers, of the Tapestries and of the Geographical Maps, the Sobiesky Hall and the Immaculate Conception Hall. We will then stop to admire the Sistine Chapel, seat of the Conclave, with the famous frescoes of Michelangelo. We will continue with a visit of the Basilica of Saint Peter, commonly called Saint Peter's Basilica. Afternoon free time. Dinner and Overnight at the Hotel.


Day 12:
DEPARTURE

After breakfast we transfer to Rome airport for the return flight.

   

   

 

Tour Includes

  • Round trip airfare

  • 9 nights in centrally located hotels

  • 1 night Ferry Messina - Salerno (Cabin)

  • 10 European buffet breakfasts

  • 10 dinners (3 courses / 2 choices)

  • Tours of Rome, Palermo, Agrigento, Syracuse, Taormina, Pompeii, Capri, Caserta

  • Entrances to: Vatican Museums, San Peters Cathedral, Valley of the Temples, Pompeii, Capri Villa San Michele, Caserta Reggia

  • All transfers and transportation as per program

  • Tuscany Academy Tour Director

Tour Does Not Include

  • Travel and Medical Insurance

  • Gratuities and Tips

  • Items of personal natures, phone calls, laundry

  • Anything that is not mentioned in "Tour Includes"

 

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