Villa Rufolo in Ravello on the Amalfi Coast, Italy

Best of Southern Italy Tour

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Countries Visited


Places Visited

Rome, Vieste, Alberobello, Matera...

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Suggested Duration

13 Days

Your best of Southern Italy 13-day tour is tailored to show you the splendor of the seaside, countryside, and charming towns set across the historic landscape. From the quiet streets of Pompeii, you can still see the zenith of Mount Vesuvius lingering in the distance. The Blue Grotto in Capri glows with a distinctive light shining beneath the water. The ancient glories of Rome emanate from the Colosseum, and the villas decorate the countryside that once belonged to celebrated emperors. A remodeled...

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Trip Highlights

  • Witness the remaining splendor of exuberant kingdoms in former palaces and grand castles in and around Naples
  • Traverse the treasured mountainous coastal road of the Amalfi Coast
  • Visit the vast and continuous archeological site of Pompeii for a glimpse into the preserved daily lives of a Roman city
  • Indulge in the coastal cuisine of Southern Italy with a private cooking class
  • Stroll through the treasured grounds of villas and gardens that once belonged to Roman emperors
  • Wander through a historic village with homes made of white limestone and topped with conical roofs
  • Explore the ancient subterranean town of Matera, located in caves under the medieval city
  • Relax in on the on the beaches of the Adriatic and Tyrrhenian seas

Detailed Description

The true luxuries of Italy emanate from its diverse landscape and lavish history. On your 13-day best of Southern Italy tour, you will find the best in every moment, from the comforts of your hotel to the brilliance of your surroundings, allowing you to relax and enjoy your time. Let your indulgence into the culture of Italy begin with your arrival in the country’s capital, Rome. Your private transfer is waiting at the airport to escort you to a fabulous hotel located in the heart of the city. After you have a chance to settle in, your guide meets you for an introductory tour around the vibrant streets of the city. Consider learning more about your Italy tour operator who will go the extra mile for you to ensure the highest quality touring experience. A half-day tour of Rome takes you through the historic Jewish Neighborhood and the galleries of the Capitoline Museum.

The remainder of the day is at your leisure to meander through the city. Venture to Tivoli, to witness the lavish lifestyle of Roman emperor Hadrian, before traversing the Apennine Mountains en route to Vieste. The town sits on a remarkable cliff overlooking the Adriatic Sea. Indulge in the morning boat ride along the coastline. In the afternoon, you can savor the instructions and flavors of a private cooking demonstration that instructs you on the tastes of the coast, from pasta-making to the local seafood. The town of Alberobello is known for its snow-white houses and conical rooftops blanketing the hills.

Once in Matera, your guide leads you on an extraordinary tour through the medieval streets of the new city and the ancient caves of the old city. In the province of Catania, you explore the grounds of a water buffalo farm, known for producing the sought after mozzarella buffalo. When you reach Paestum, your guide takes you on a private tour of the marvelous Greek temples that date back more than two millennia. You reach the Amalfi Coast, famous for its lavish beauty and popularity with classic movie stars.

You have an entire day to explore the towns speckling the coastline or luxuriating in on the shores of Positano, where your hotel is located. Your full day tour of Pompeii highlights the art and lifestyle of locals preserved through the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. You settle for the evening in Sorrento, with a view of the Bay of Naples. Board the ferry to the island of Capri, where you can discover the natural beauty of the landscape, the grace of another Roman emperor’s residence, and witness the ethereal glow of the Blue Grotto.

Your guide leads you to Naples for your final two days to experience one of the oldest, and grandest cities in Italy. Palaces, castles, and sensational museums decorate the cityscape. Your view of the extravagant art begins with a half-day tour the Museo Capodimonte. The following day, you visit the elaborate display of the Naples’ National Archeological Museum. On your final day in Italy, your private transfer meets you at your hotel, ready to escort you to Naples International Airport for your flight home.

Starting Price

$4,636 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.

What's Included

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  • In-country transportation
  • Some or all activities and tours
  • Expert trip planning
  • 24x7 support during your trip

Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.

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