Surround yourself with classic luxuries on an immersive tour of Southern Italy. The aroma of Neapolitan pizza fills the old cobbled lanes of old town Naples. Ancient furniture continues to fill the preserved homes of the newly excavated districts of Pompeii as the sapphire Mediterranean Sea shines against the emerald trees of the dramatic Amalfi Coast. Your custom tailored tour lets you experience the splendors of Italian life and the marvels of Southern of Italy.
Rome – Arrive in Italy’s Fascinating Capital for a Classic Introductory Tour
Rome is the heart of Western Civilization with two millennia of enchanting architecture and captivating art as rich as the city’s history. Your flight will land at Fiumicino Airport, and your private transfer will escort you to your hotel situated on a shady tree-lined boulevard near the Spanish Steps. Take some time to freshen up in the luxuries of your five-star accommodation before your private guide will meet you in the lobby to introduce you to the legendary Eternal City. The church of St. John Lateran was the Papal residence before the Vatican was built, and the structure has remained an episcopal church that maintains the inscription “Mother and head of all the churches of the city and the world.”
The edifice was erected in the 14th-century and enlarged over the years, most notably in the 16th and 17th-centuries. The main basilica has preserved its original design surrounded by Baroque décor. The bronze doors create a dramatic impression and were taken for the Curia in the Roman Forum. The early Christian originals inspired the current mosaics in the apse. Your guide will lead you across the magnificent Piazza San Giovanni in Laterano to the Scala Santa church. The structure exhibits a flight of 28 marble steps believed to have been taken from Pontius Pilate’s palace in Jerusalem and brought to Rome in the 4th-century.
Rome – Full Day Tour of Vatican City and Rome’s Captivating Ancient Sites
Amalfi – Visit the Monastery at Montecassino en route to the Amalfi Coast
Amalfi – Full Day Tour and Scenic Drive around Sorrento and Minori
Amalfi – Enjoy Ancient Greek History in the Campania Region at Paestum
Amalfi – Discover the Beauty of the Amalfi Coast with a Day at your Leisure
Amalfi – Relish the Streets of Pompeii and a Local Winery near Mt. Vesuvius
Rome – Tour the Museums of Naples before Returning to Vibrant Rome
Rome – Depart for Home
- Learn to make proper Neapolitan pizza during a private instruction on the art of the famous Italian dish
- Marvel at the beauty of the Southern Italian coastline with a private lunch in the gardens of Villa Rufolo in Ravello on the Amalfi Coast
- Visit the gorgeous beaches near Minori on the Amalfi Coast to discover the preserved Roman villa in town
- Stroll along the meadows of Campania to find the soaring Greek temples built approximately 7,000 years ago
- Wander the cobbled streets of Pompeii to witness the art, furniture, and lifestyle preserved after the Mt. Vesuvius eruption of 79 AD
- View the extraordinary artwork on display in the National Archeological Museum in Naples
- Sample the flavors of artisan wines grown in the volcanic soil at the base of Mt. Vesuvius
- Visit the medieval halls and nave of the Montecassino Monastery, which houses the tombs of Saints Benedict and Scholastica
- Discover the marvelous artwork and secret history of the Vatican with a private tour of Vatican City, which includes the Borgia Apartments
- Enjoy a pasta-making class with a private instructor overlooking the water of Minori
Italy is full of iconic treasures and breathtaking scenery, from the Roman Colosseum to the charming villages along the Amalfi Coast. Your 9-day luxury tour of Southern Italy will take you on a fantastic tour of the countryside to enjoy the history of Rome, the Bay of Naples, and the Amalfi Coast. Arrive in Rome and your private transfer will escort you to the heart of the city. Your comfortable hotel will overlook a charming tree-lined boulevard as your guide takes you on a fabulous introductory tour to take in the fountains, piazzas, and historical churches of the Eternal City. Next day, follow your guide on an elaborate tour Rome to take in the brilliant art and architecture of Vatican City, followed by the remaining ancient wonders of the Roman Empire.
Leave the remarkable streets of Rome to venture south to the Amalfi Coast. Stop at the Monastery at Montecassino, which stands on a plateau that overlooks the landscape. Your private guide will meet you at your gorgeous hotel in Amalfi for a scenic drive of the Amalfi Coast. Visit the picturesque and enchanting town of Sorrento on the Bay of Naples to stroll along the colorful terraced streets of Minori. In the afternoon, meet with your private instructor to learn the secrets of making the town’s prized pasta from scratch.
Follow the coastline before you venture inland to the Greek ruins of Paestum. Explore the stunning collection of mainland Italy’s oldest Greek settlement. Return to the coast and a stop at a mozzarella factory to sample the region’s celebrated cheese. Spend the next day your leisure to take some time to uncover the beauty of the Amalfi Coast. Visit the island of Capri and trek over the crisscrossing trails or enjoy some time in the tranquil villa gardens in Ravello and an incredible view of the Mediterranean. Next day, your guide will lead you on an engaging tour of Pompeii as archeologists have uncovered tradesmen’s homes with preserved pots, art, and furniture that decorate the interior.
After your tour, visit a local vineyard located on the foothills of Mt. Vesuvius to sample the unique and sensational flavors of the wine. Tour Naples to enjoy a visit to the National Archeological Museum, home to magnificent ancient sculptures, mosaics, and artifacts that depict life in the region throughout time. In the afternoon, participate in a fantastic pizza making class to learn the techniques to create the perfect Neapolitan pizza before your return to Rome. Your private transfer will meet you at the hotel and escort you to Fiumicino Airport for you to board your flight home.
$3,217 per person (excluding international flights)
- 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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