Travel deep into the soul of Italy during your custom-tailored tour that features the best of Rome to the Amalfi Coast. Sun-bleached coastline and pastel-colored homes decorate the Tyrrhenian Sea coastline while majestic fountains adorn the public plazas of the Eternal City. Private tours take you into the inspiring Sistine Chapel and the gripping history of ancient Greek temples. Traverse natural grandeur and elegant culture on the island of Capri, delight in immersive streets at Pompeii, and...
Rome – Arrive in Rome with a Baroque Introductory Tour
The marvels of Rome will emanate from the iconic monuments like the Trevi Fountain where the symmetrical design that features Oceanus at its center will draw your eye. The Eternal City captures the imagination of visitors with a mixture of ancient ruins, inspiring artwork, bustling streets with vibrant contemporary culture, and charismatic, medieval lanes that hide delicious restaurants.
Your private transfer will meet you upon your arrival at Fiumicino Airport and escort you to your gorgeous hotel at the heart of the 3,000 year-old city. You will enjoy a chance to settle into the comforts of your accommodations before meeting your guide in the lobby for a fascinating introductory tour of the marvelous, Baroque décor. Your guide will lead you to the artistic treasures of Rome, turning the historic city center into an open-air museum that features the Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, Piazza Navona, and the Pantheon.
The Pantheon was built in the second century AD after nearly two millennia and still retains the largest, unreinforced concrete dome in the world. Stepping through the porch will take you between the 16 massive granite columns. The interior marble flooring has a slight gradient beneath the opening in the dome that leads to a drain for filtering out water when it rains. The dramatic, ancient beauty culminates beneath the semicircular dome that stands 142 feet tall and acts as the inspiration for architectural designs by Michelangelo and Bernini.
Rome – Visit Ancient Rome
Rome – Explore the Remarkable Highlights of Vatican City
Sorrento – Traverse Regal Caserta and Enjoy a Pizza Making Lesson
Sorrento – Delight in the Stunning History of Naples and a Gelato Class
Sorrento – Wander Fascinating Streets at Pompeii and Herculaneum
Positano – Discover the Famous Grandeur of the Amalfi Coast
Positano – Experience the Celebrated Beauty and History of Capri
Positano – Witness Greek Ruins and Tasty Mozzarella at Paestum
Positano – Depart for Home
- Experience the history along the Bay of Naples with an immersive guided tour of Pompeii and Herculaneum’s excavated streets, artwork, and villas
- Delight in the radiant charms of the Amalfi Coast when visiting the scenic town of Ravello, which is known for its grand villas and captivating panoramas
- Discover the opulence of Caserta Palace on a guided tour of the lavish royal apartments and expansive gardens that are decorated with working fountains
- View the breathtaking work of Michelangelo that decorates the walls and ceiling of the Sistine Chapel during a guided tour of Vatican City
- Indulge in the fabulous flavor of a homemade Neapolitan pizza during a private cooking lesson that is taught by a celebrated, local chef
- Witness the impressive ruins at the heart of daily Roman life when exploring the Roman Forum, finding atmospheric shops, streets, and temples
- Wander through the dramatic history and captivating architectural design of the preserved Pantheon in the historic center of Rome
- Sample the refreshing flavor of homemade gelato with a private lesson in crafting this famous Italian specialty
- Stroll the tranquil, cobbled lanes of Anacapri for insight into Capri island’s natural beauty and the grand decorations of San Michele Arcangelo Church
- Step into the depths of history on the Italian peninsula with a guided tour of the ancient Greek temples at Peastum
Your 10-day, best of Rome to the Amalfi Coast tour features the highlights of the ancient world, contemporary culture, intricate Renaissance aesthetics, and Baroque opulence of the Italian peninsula. From the lavish and royal apartments at Caserta Palace to joyful flavors of a gelato class, the tranquil panoramas of Ravello to the views to Mount Vesuvius’s active volcanic crater, your customizable tour embraces history, culture, and cuisine between Italy’s capital city and around the Bay of Naples for an elaborate discovery of Italy’s famous scenery, gorgeous treasures, and wonderful flavors.
Your exploration through the best of Rome to the Amalfi Coast begins with your arrival at Fiumicino Airport in Italy’s capital city where you will meet your private transfer. Three nights in Rome introduce you to the highlights of the Eternal City that are reflected in the layers of history that fill with bustling contemporary life. Private tours take you around the lavish adornments of public piazzas that display the likes of the Trevi Fountain and water features that were designed by Bernini. The ancient culture of the Roman Empire comes to life inside of the Colosseum and along the remains of the Roman Forum. The mixture of elegance and opulence of St. Peter’s Basilica will introduce you to the dramatic history of the Catholic Church, leading into the prestigious galleries that host Egyptian artifacts as well as masterful artwork by artists like Raphael and Michelangelo.
You will transfer to Sorrento for three nights and settle onto the shores of the Bay of Naples for stunning views of the sea, orchards, and Mount Vesuvius. The private, guided discoveries in the Campania region will introduce you to the sophisticated lavishness of Caserta Palace and its elaborate gardens. Wandering the streets of Pompeii and Herculaneum offer two distinctive accounts of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD and how each port city was preserved. Traversing the city of Naples will immerse you in the captivating chaos of the streets that surround the palaces, national archeological museum, and historic churches.
The final three nights of your journey will take you to Positano, which is one of the towns that is located on the treasured Amalfi Coast. A private driver will take you to the towns that are scattered along the famous coastline where you will visit the likes of Amalfi, Ravello, and Vietri sul Mare. A full day on the island of Capri gives you time to wander the hidden stairs that connect the island’s two towns. You also have the option of taking a boat ride around the bordering cliffs to reach the Blue Grotto. Discovering the ancient Greek life of Campania will take you to the Paestum to view the preserved, Doric temples and marvelous, uncovered frescoes in addition to learning the traditional art of crafting the region’s celebrated, handmade buffalo mozzarella. Make sure your perfect Italian vacation is an unforgettable one by seeing additional Italy travel ideas.
$3,575 per person (excluding international flights)
Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.
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