While in Italy, you can sink into luxury and let the ancient world spring to life around you. Mosaics from Pompeii remain vibrant with lifelike images and exciting colors as Greek ruins rise out of the mountaintops and plains of Sicily. The Mediterranean Sea brushes at the beaches and boulders that line the Amalfi Coast. Hidden waterfalls feed abandoned paper mills and a treasure trove of artwork decorates the galleries of the Vatican Museums. Your custom tailored tour combines the wonders of...
Rome – Arrive in the Lively City of Rome and Enjoy an Introductory Tour
Rome is a city that has outlasted the ages and shows the glory of a decadent empire with the perseverance of a unique legacy. Your flight will land at Fiumicino Airport where your private transfer will be there to greet you. In the city, settle into the comforts of your luxurious hotel that overlook the red-tiled rooftops of the old heart of Rome. Your guide will meet you in the lobby and lead you on a remarkable introductory tour of the city’s allure. The Trevi Fountain glows in the bright spotlights of the cool Roman evening as the aroma of creamy gelato drifts out of the gelateria along the arcade of shops that line the small cobblestone square.
The fountain was built in its current form in the 17th-century after technicians discovered the source of the natural aqueduct that feeds the pool. The fountain stands more than 85 feet tall and depicts Oceanus as a freestanding figure that overlooks the movement of the water. Columns flank the powerful form of the personification of the sea as the tritons and horses positioned around the pool provide a symmetrical balance through their different poses. The fountain creates a lavish and distinctive atmosphere to introduce you to the ancient décor of the Eternal City.
Rome – Explore the Art and Ancient History of Rome on a Full Day Tour
Sorrento – Discover the Wonder of Pompeii and the Beauty of Sorrento
Amalfi – Traverse the Hills and Towns of Capri and Transfer to Amalfi
Amalfi – Relish the Vibrant Shores and Villages along the Amalfi Coast
Amalfi – Venture along the Scenic Coastal Drive for an Excursion to Naples
Amalfi – Relax in the Splendor of the Amalfi Coast with a Day at Leisure
Alberobello – Travel to the Region of Puglia and the Town of Alberobello
Alberobello – Tour the Unique Architecture and Culture of Alberobello
Reggio Calabria – Visit the Town of Matera en route to Reggio Calabria
Taormina – Cross the Strait of Messina to Sicily and Relax in Taormina
Taormina – Delight in the Beauty of Sicily with Countless Excursions
Taormina – Revel in Seaside Charm and Adventure with a Day at Leisure
Catania – Depart for Home
- Enjoy a demonstration on how to make perfect pizza during a course in Naples, the birthplace of the sumptuous dish
- Traverse the gorgeous scenery of rolling mountains, dramatic cliffs, and marvelous sapphire waters during a scenic ride along the Amalfi Coast
- Uncover the secrets to southern Italy’s favorite digestive liqueur during a private tasting and making of Limoncello
- Traverse the chic streets and captivating hills of Capri for a stunning view of the Mediterranean Sea
- Stroll along hidden trails that meander through the historic fishing villages on the Amalfi Coast to find secluded waterfalls and ancient paper mills
- Visit the wonders of antiquity on a tour of Pompeii and the National Archeological Museums of Naples and Reggio Calabria, home to unique statues, including the Riace Bronzes
- Delight in the satisfying flavors of Sicilian cuisine on a private cooking class and market visit in the heart of Taormina
- Meander along the magnificent cultural whitewashed homes with conical roofs in the town of Alberobello in Puglia
- Discover the cave dwellings of Matera on a tour that takes you through the unique homes beneath the medieval town that were occupied as recently at the 1950s
- Wander through the splendor of the Eternal City of Rome on a full day guided tour to witness the ancient Roman architecture and artwork housed in the Vatican Museums
- Trek to the summit craters of Mount Etna to view the steam that rises out of Italy’s most active volcano
- Enjoy a relaxing wine tour in the heart of Puglia to overlook the bleached homes of Alberobello
- Indulge in a relaxed pace of life that allows you to embrace the little pleasures of the everyday along with the additions of luxury
The history of Italy stretches beyond the rise of the Roman Empire and connects with people from around the world interested in art, architecture, and cuisine. Your 14-day tour immerses you in the world of Southern Italy to highlight the distinctive culture that defines the landscape from Rome to Taormina. Your flight arrives at Fiumicino Airport in Rome where you will meet your private transfer. Once in the city, relax at your hotel before your guide meets you in the lobby to take you on an introductory tour of the Eternal City. Next day, wake up ready for your complete tour of Rome’s highlights to take in the Vatican City and the spectacular Roman ruins of the Colosseum and Roman Forum.
Your private transfer will meet you at the hotel the following day and escort you south to the ancient city of Pompeii. Explore the streets as you continue to the charming town of Sorrento. Travel next by ferry to the gorgeous island of Capri to stroll along the cobbled streets of the stylish downtown, and visit the remarkable Roman villas that once belonged to Roman emperors. Board the ferry back to Sorrento and your private transfer will escort you over the hills to the stunning town of Amalfi at the center of the Amalfi Coast. Next, enjoy your scenic tour of Amalfi Coast and travel along the shoreline to visit Positano.
After strolling along the terraced streets, you will meet with a local Limoncello purveyor to learn the history of the liqueur and the secret to making a personalized cocktail. Then enjoy a full day in Naples to discover the underlying charms of the metropolis. Visit the Archeological Museum to view the stunning array of ancient artwork before you delight in a private cooking class and learn how to make your own pizza. In the afternoon, continue with your tour of Naples before you return to Amalfi. The next day is yours to enjoy the Amalfi Coast at your whim and desire. Bask on the pebbled shores with your toes in the Mediterranean Sea or venture along the various trails that connect the fishing towns to find waterfalls and the former grandeur of the coast’s paper trade.
Your private transfer will then escort you away from the Amalfi Coast to the region of Puglia, located on the Adriatic Sea. En route to the town of Alberobello, visit the quiet streets of Trani. Move next along the hills of the town in the town of Alberobello to see the culture in the form of the unique trulli, the whitewashed homes with conical roofs. In the afternoon, visit a local winery to luxuriate in the warm hills and the refreshing wine of the region. Your guide will meet you at the hotel the next day and take you to the city of Reggio Calabria, situated on the Strait of Messina. Before you reach the city, stop in the town of Matera to explore the medieval streets and the stunning ancient cave networks that are carved into the hills.
Move next to visit the sensational Archeological Museum before you take the ferry across the Strait of Messina to reach Sicily. Your private transfer will take you to the seaside city of Taormina where your guide will provide a comprehensive tour of the town’s diverse history. The next days are at your leisure for you to experience and enjoy the majestic excursions around Taormina; venture to the summit of Mount Etna or visit the ancient architecture of Syracuse. Lounge on the sandy beaches beneath the hillside town or trek along the trails that connect Taormina to the neighboring bay or indulge in a cooking course to learn the best flavors of the traditional Sicilian cuisine. Conclude as your private transfer meets you at the hotel to escort you to the Catania International Airport for your flight home.
$3,845 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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