Explore the ancient Roman city of Pompeii, near Naples

A Serene Senior’s Tour of Southern Italy and Sicily

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Countries Visited


Places Visited

Palermo (City), Taormina, Sorrento, Naples...

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Suggested Duration

7 Days

Discover the breathtaking towns, stunning landscapes, and the delicious cuisine of Southern Italy and Sicily during this amazing week-long vacation crafted especially for seniors. Exclusive experiences and private tours await at every destination as you uncover the history, culture, and ideal lifestyle of the area. Wander through the historic streets of Palermo, venture to the majestic island of Capri, and experience the fascinating city of Pompeii.

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Trip Highlights

  • Wander through the historic streets of Palermo and admire the Palermo Cathedral and Palace of the Normans
  • Explore the Valley of the Temples, which is Agrigento’s famous landmark that is full of fascinating ruins
  • Uncover the beauty of Giardini Naxos as you explore its charming roads and stunning landscapes
  • Venture to an authentic wine bar in Matera and savor the delicious wine varieties of Southern Italy
  • Journey to the unrivaled island of Capri and visit gorgeous gardens and villas
  • Experience the intriguing city of Pompeii, walk across the ancient grounds, and witness pieces of history frozen in time
  • Feel the vibrant culture and lifestyle come to life through the friendly locals and sumptuous cuisine in Naples

Detailed Description

Southern Italy and Sicily are filled with beautiful towns and villages, and each one provides a unique discovery of the distinct culture and rich lifestyle of the area. Designed with seniors in mind, this 7-day trip will begin when you land at Palermo International Airport. To begin your explorations of Italy, you will set out with a guide for a private tour of some of Palermo’s iconic attractions. The following day, you will travel to the idyllic town of Taormina. Along the way, you will stop in the ancient city of Agrigento for a tour of the Valley of the Temples.

After a leisurely morning in Taormina, you will be led to the nearby town of Giardini Naxos, where you will enjoy several hours to relax and explore this charming area at your leisure. After one more night in Taormina, your driver will transfer you to Messina, where you will board the ferry for a scenic ride to the mainland of Italy. You will arrive in Reggio Calabria, and after one more transfer, you will arrive in the lovely city of Matera. Here, you will head to a local wine bar for an exclusive tasting experience.

After a morning coffee in Matera, you will transfer to Sorrento. The afternoon will feature a wonderful excursion to the island of Capri, which is imbued with amazing views and unparalleled landscapes. Once back in Sorrento, you can continue to explore all the town has to offer. The next day, your journey will bring you to ancient Pompeii for a private tour before transferring you to your final destination of Naples. Once in Naples, you will be free to discover the city at your own pace. The next morning, you will transfer Naples International Airport for your flight home.

Starting Price

$2,501 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

The starting price is based on travel during the low season for a minimum of two travelers staying in shared 3-star accommodations. Please inquire for a custom trip quote based on your travel preferences and travel dates.

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