The Amazing South of Italy

Highlights

Amazing South of Italy!

Journey through southern Italy and experience its rich scenery, art, culture, food and wine! Witness the breathtaking scenery of the Amalfi Coast, discover the ruins of Pompeii, and visit the stunning trulli village of Alberobello. Sail to enchanting Capri and sip coffee in the Piazza.

Your Amazing South of Italy Tour Includes:

  • Accommodation at 4 Star hotels
  • Italian buffet Breakfast daily (no eggs)
  • Return Transfer by private car/minibus and driver from/to the airport in Rome to hotel in Rome
  • Four dinners and two lunches included
  • Service charges and taxes included
  • Ground transportation by deluxe motorcoach from Day 3 until day 7 (with the arrival at the hotel in Rome)
  • Tour escort / Assistant beginning on day 3
  • Sightseeing tours as per the itinerary
  • Local guides (English - French - Spanish language) and entrance fees during the tour

Itinerary

Colosseum, Rome ItalyTuesday, Day 01: Depart U.S. Overnight on your transatlantic flight to Rome.

Wednesday, Day 02: Rome. Our Driver will greet you at the Airport. Transfer to our hotel. Remainder of the day at leisure to enjoy Rome. Overnight in Rome

Optional Tour: If your flight arrives in the morning, you can enjoy an Afternoon tour of the Imperial Rome, including the visit of the Colosseum (Visit) - the Palatine Hill (visit) - The Roman Forums (Visit) - the Capitol Hill - Venice Square

Pompeii ItalyThursday, Day 03: Rome - Naples - Pompeii - Sorrento. Early morning departure from Rome for Naples, where a short visit of the town is featured. Then on to Pompeii, the famous Roman city destroyed by the volcanic eruption of Mt.Vesuvius in 79 A.D. Lunch in a local restaurant, and afterwards, visit of the excavations. Proceed on to Sorrento. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Friday, Day 04: Sorrento - Capri - Sorrento. Buffet breakfast. Departure to Capri by steamer. Weather conditions permitting, visit of the Blue Grotto. Return to Marina Grande and then transfer to Anacapri. Lunch in a typical restaurant followed by a visit of Augustus' Gardens, with a view of the Faraglioni. Return to Sorrento. Dinner and overnight.

SSorrento Italyaturday, Day 05: Sorrento - Castel Del Monte - Alberobello - Selva Di Fasano. Early morning departure for Apulia, on the way, stop to visit Castel del Monte, imposing octagonal castle, with eight octagonal towers at each side built in 1250 by the emperor Federico II, on a hill of 570 metres that dominates all the valley. Free time for lunch. The journey continues to Alberobello, the town of “trulli” and Unesco Heritage. Trulli are typical houses with a cone roof that were used as homes and to keep the farmer utensils. In the afternoon, arrival at the hotel, accommodation, dinner and overnight.

Lecce ItalySunday, Day 06: Selva Di Fasano - Lecce - Castellana Caves - Selva Di Fasano. Breakfast and departure to Lecce and its “famous baroque” form of art and architecture developed between the end of the XVI century and the first half of the XVII century. Very rich and beautiful are the decorations of the church of S.Oronzo , the Basilica of Santa Croce, the Celestini Palace.

In the square of S.Oronzo we can admire the roman amphitheatre from the II century ac that could seat up to 25.000 spectators and the column of S.Oronzo, 29m high with a copper statue of the saint on the top. Free time for lunch. Departure to Castellana Caves. Discovered in 1938, the entrance is represented by an enormous vertical tunnel 60 metres long. At the end of the visit, return to the hotel. Dinner and overnight.
Matrera Italy
Monday, Day 07: Selva Di Fansano - Matrera - Rome. Buffet breakfast. Departure for Matera that has gained international fame for its “Sassi”. The Sassi originated from a prehistoric (troglodyte) settlement, and are suspected to be some of the first settlements in Italy. The Sassi are houses dug into the tuff rock itself, which is characteristic of Basilicata and Apulia. Many of these “houses” are really only caverns, and the streets in some parts of the Sassi often are located on the rooftops of other houses. One of the peculiarity of this ancient city, is that there is a great similarity with the ancient sites in and around Jerusalem. This has caught the eye of film directors and movie studios. Principally due this reason the Sassi were the set of many film, as for example “The Gospel According to St Matthew” (Pasolini,1964), “King David” (Bruce Beresford,1985), “The Passion of the Christ" (Gibson, 2004) and "The Nativity Story" (Hardwicke, 2006). Matera is also a Unesco heritage. Time for a snack and return to Rome - Accommodation at the hotel - Overnight

Tuesday, Day 08: Ciao Italy!! After a Buffet breakfast, private transfer to Rome airport for our flight to the US

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