Let the legends of antiquity unfold and the beauty along the Amalfi Coast envelope you during your custom tailored tour of Southern Italy. Stand in the labyrinth at the heart of Colosseum once designated for gladiators, sip a refreshing crisp glass of wine in a secluded winery with opulent views of the Mediterranean Sea and discover Greek temples and ancient mosaics on display in a former palace. Embrace the relaxed pace of Amalfi and wander beneath the gilded naves of Rome. Every moment will...
Rome – Introductory Tour
Rome maintains a gilded image as the capital of Italy with a bustling metropolis, alongside the preserved history that rises along the cobbled streets and spans millennia. Your private transfer will meet you at Rome Fiumicino Airport upon your arrival and escort you to the heart of the city amidst the Baroque beauty of the Trevi Fountain and the impressive ancient architecture of the Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore. After you settle into your luxurious hotel that overlooks a shady tree-lined boulevard, your private guide will meet you in the hotel lobby eager to lead you on a magnificent introductory tour of central Rome.
The Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore is one of four important pilgrimage churches in the city, distinctive for its history as the only church in Rome to have celebrated mass every day since the 5th-century. The interior apse was erected in the 13th-century and the tallest Campanile in the city, which stands at 240 feet tall, was added in the 1370s. The aroma of myrrh and frankincense continue to fill the interior daily. When the light catches the gold coffered ceiling, the entire nave glows with the first gold brought back from the Americas to blend New World accents with Old World grandeur.
Rome – Ancient History and Vatican City
Sorrento – The Wonders of Pompeii
Capri – Embark on a Boat Excursion
Amalfi – Scenic Drive and Village Tour
Amalfi – Greek Ruins and a Mozzarella Farm
Naples – Explore Bustling Naples
Naples – Depart for Home
- Discover elaborate ancient artwork uncovered in the historical archeological sites around Naples at the National Archeological Museum
- Stroll along the terraced streets of the village of Furore on the Amalfi Coast to visit a secluded winery that offers a gorgeous seaside view
- Wander beneath the streets of Rome during a guided tour of the catacombs of St. Callixtus along the Appian Way
- Sample the mouth-watering flavors of fresh buffalo mozzarella of the Campania region during a private tour of an artisan cheese factory
- Stroll beneath a gilded coffered ceiling in Rome, decorated with the first gold brought to Italy from the New World
- Wander the intricate streets of Pompeii to discover the magnitude of the ancient city and the preserved lifestyle of the former inhabitants
- Relax in the gardens of Emperor Augustus’s villa on the island of Capri for a unique view of the coastline and islet of Faraglioni
- Stroll along the meadows of Campania to stand beside the tree oldest Greek temples on mainland Italy in the archeological park of Paestum
From the Roman Forum to the streets of Pompeii, the panoramic views of Capri to the ceramic tiles of the Amalfi Coast, your 8-day tour provides charm and antiquity, culture and discovery through the regions of Lazio and Campania. Your immersive exploration begins with your arrival at Rome Fiumicino Airport as your private transfer will escort you to a luxurious hotel in the heart of historical Rome. Your guide will greet you in the lobby and lead you on a magnificent introductory tour of the city to showcase the Baroque fountains and squares, along with the lavish ancient churches that highlight as much of the city’s rich history as the refurbished palaces.
Next day, your guide will take you on a remarkable exploration of Rome’s ancient history. Enjoy an in-depth tour of the Colosseum and the Roman Forum before you follow the trails beneath the city in the ancient catacombs. In the afternoon, you will have a private tour of the rich artistry of the Vatican Museums. Travel to Sorrento the next day by way of ancient Pompeii as your detailed itinerary takes you along the villas and temples, including the newly excavated district that contains furniture from before Mount Vesuvius erupted.
Travel next by ferry to the island of Capri for a day to explore the landscape, old villas, and crisscrossing trails before you settle in the town of Amalfi for the night. Embrace the shimmering waters of the Mediterranean and the gorgeous scenery of the cliffs that line the Gulf of Salerno as you wake up the next morning. You will visit the enchanting fishing villages and boutique towns of the Amalfi Coast, that lead you to a hidden vineyard in the town of Furore. Marvel at the stunning Greek temples of Paestum after you visit the town of Vietri sul Mare, which is known for its artisanal ceramics.
After you explore the ruins of Paestum, you will meet a artisan known for his buffalo mozzarella artisan to learn his techniques as he makes the delicious cheese celebrated throughout the region. Your private transfer will escort you to Naples for a tour of the city’s regal history, followed by a visit to the inspiring National Archeological Museum. Conclude as your private transfer will meet you at the hotel ready to take you to Naples International Airport for your flight home.
$2,859 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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