The true splendor of Italy is at your fingertips and your preferred pace during your custom-tailored tour for seniors from Rome to the Amalfi Coast, immersing you in the famous dolce vita of lemon groves, olive orchards, lush Mediterranean greenery, and the sparkling Tyrrhenian Sea. Enjoy the active exploration of the majestic towns that are nestled between the coastal mountains and experience the grandeur of master artists that is displayed in the Vatican, whose work have transcended...
Rome – Arrive in Rome with the Remaining Day at your Leisure
The influence of Rome can be felt throughout Italy and Western Europe with art, architecture, and culture that contain hints of the heritage of the empire that are more than 2,000 years old. Medieval buildings will line cobbled streets that lead to open piazzas that will be decorated with gorgeous fountains. Your private transfer will meet you at Fiumicino Airport upon your arrival to Rome and escort you into the heart of the city center. The remainder of the day will be at your leisure to enjoy the fascinating ambiance of the Eternal City. An ancient Egyptian obelisk stands at the center of St. Peter’s Square, and the Colosseum towers over the ruins of the Roman Forum. The gilded mosaics on the façade of the Basilica of Santa Maria in Trastevere will beautifully glint in the sunlight.
The aromas of roses and freshly made pasta will drift through the streets, stemming from a collection of scattered florist vendors and restaurants that serve traditional Roman cuisine. For a unique introduction to the artistry of Rome, you can visit the Jesuit church of Saint Ignazio. The seventeenth-century décor will become an illusion of magnificent proportions along the ceiling that will fool your eyes into seeing a dome using trompe l’oeil painting techniques. The splendid depiction of the life of Saint Ignatius will feel as though it opens the building into the sky with fantastical floating cherubs, saints, and geometric accuracy that shapes the illusion of turning the vaulted ceiling into a dome.
Rome – Discover the Splendors of Historic Rome and Vatican City
Maiori – Travel to Caserta Royal Palace and Enjoy Charming Maiori
Maiori – Embrace the Charms of Rugged Ravello and Seaside Amalfi
Maiori – Revel in Seaside Charisma and Cuisine in Positano
Maiori – Enjoy the Ceramics and an Elegant View in Vietri sul Mare
Sorrento – Delight in a Visit to a Local Farm with a Pizza-Making Class
Sorrento – Traverse the Unique History of Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius
Sorrento – Depart for Home
- Experience the splendor of Vatican City with a private guide who will emphasize the highlights of St. Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican Museum galleries
- Discover the unique ambiance of Pompeii and the legend of Mt. Vesuvius when touring the excavated neighborhoods, homes, shops, and artifacts
- Indulge in the celebrated flavors of Campania during a private cooking class that teaches you the cherished art of making a perfect Neapolitan pizza
- Bask in the breathtaking views that spread across the Amalfi Coast from the majestic terraces of Ravello
- Enjoy trying your hand at crafting the famous majolica tiles that decorate Vietri sul Mare during a private art demonstration and lesson
- Traverse the opulent history and lavish aesthetic of Caserta Royal Palace’s grounds with 1,200 rooms and over 296 acres of gardens
- Revel in the tremendous flavors of the Amalfi Coast during a private cooking class, which offers insight into traditional dishes that are made with local ingredients
- Marvel at the iconic monuments of Rome on a fabulous walking tour that highlights history and art with works like the Trevi Fountain
Experience the glory of the Roman empire, the beauty of Positano, the splendor of the Caserta Royal Palace, and the working excavations of preserved Pompeii during your 9-day tour for seniors that takes you from Rome to the Amalfi Coast. Your immersive tour celebrates the culture, heritage, and natural charms from Lazio to Campania, reveling in traditional flavors and gorgeous panoramic views. Whether you are an active traveler who enjoys finding hidden trails or a leisurely pioneer who is happy to discover the secluded niches of a quiet town, you will find the perfect blend of relaxation and exploration within the cherished ambiance of Italy’s sweet life.
Your tour of Italy begins with your arrival in Rome, beginning with two nights in the captivating Eternal City. Uncover the rich history and unique, contemporary atmosphere that radiates from medieval buildings in the historic city center with private tours that unveil the marvels of monuments like the Trevi Fountain, Piazza Navona, and St. Peter’s Basilica. Wander through the galleries of the Vatican Museums where you will view the splendors of Renaissance masters and search for fascinating artifacts that adorn the public spaces that are scattered around the city before traveling south to the Amalfi Coast.
Before you reach Maiori, which is one of your lovely destinations for four nights, you will spend time traversing the opulent apartments and lavish gardens of the Royal Caserta Palace. The majestic fountains and preserved period furniture become a window into the wealth of the former royal family. Your time on the Amalfi Coast immerses you in the authentic charms of the local culture, allowing you plenty of time to stroll the cobbled lanes, pebbled beaches, decorated churches, and boutique shops of towns like Positano, Amalfi, Ravello, and Vietri sul Mare. You will spend time in the kitchen with private chefs where you will learn the passionate art of specialty dishes in addition to unraveling the secrets of crafting handmade ceramics with a private artisan demonstration.
Transfer to Sorrento for two nights of overlooking the Bay of Naples. A tour of a local family-owned farm will offer you insight into the treasured flavors of seasonal produce, as well as handmade buffalo mozzarella cheese. Delight in the tastes of the regional liqueur and make a perfect Neapolitan pizza from scratch. A private tour of Pompeii leads you deep into the excavated streets, villas, and temples of the preserved city. A short trek to the top of Mount Vesuvius will offer one of the best views that the bay can offer. Make sure your perfect Italian vacation is an unforgettable one by seeing additional Italy travel ideas.
$3,217 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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