Sunny Italy 2020
8 Days: Rome, Sorrento, Amalfi, Ravello, Positano & Pompeii
SITA takes you to Sunny Italy (Rome and the Amalfi coast) in 8 days. This tour is designed to give you guided tours, including exclusive skip the line access as well as lots of free time to wander and explore at your leisure. You will have three days discovering the Eternal City of Rome. Then take a train south. The beauty of Amalfi Coast is legendary and has inspired artists, writers, and musicians over the century, widely considered Italy’s most scenic stretch of coastline.
Day 01: Friday – Arrival (D)
Welcome to Italy! Meet your private driver upon your arrival in Rome and transfer to your hotel in the heart of Rome. Late afternoon meeting with your Tour Host in the hotel. You will learn more about your tour and familiarize with the travel companions. At the end, walk to the restaurant and enjoy a tasty welcome dinner. Overnight in Rome.
Day 02: Saturday – Vatican & Heart of Rome (B)
After breakfast, you will enjoy a unique visit to Vatican Museum. Access the Museum easily with your skip the line tickets. Your visit will be memorable: our guides have drawn up a route to include all the major sights as well as some unexpected surprises. See the Belvedere Courtyard with Apollo Belvedere & Laocoön & His Sons, Raphael Rooms, the Galleries of the Candelabra, of the Maps and of the Tapestries, the Sistine Chapel and the Pinecone Courtyard. At the end, exit on the St. Peter’s Square and enjoy the magnificent view of the imposing Cathedral. You will return to your hotel to relax after a challenging morning. Late afternoon meet your tour leader for a walking tour of the Baroque Town with Piazza Navona, Pantheon, Spanish Steps, Piazza di Spagna, the Italian Parliament and the fascinating narrow streets of ancient Rome. Return to hotel with your Tour Host or indulge in your exploration on your own. Overnight in Rome
Day 03: Sunday – Rome (B)
Today will be free at leisure. This tour has been designed to offer the best of each city visited combined with some free time to customise your travel experience as well as take your time to relax. There are many available experiences. Among these, we like to suggest to explore the Imperial Rome with Colosseum and Forum, to visit one of the most beautiful are collection in Europe at Palazzo Borghese or the near Tivoli with the astonishing Villa Hadriana, built by the Emperor Hadrian and Villa d’Este, masterpiece of Italian gardening. Overnight in Rome.
Day 04: Monday – Sorrento (B)
Meet your driver in the morning and transfer to Rome Station to board an high-speed train to Naples*. You will be in town in 1 hour. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel in Sorrento. Overnight in Sorrento Coast
Day 05: Tuesday – Amalfi Drive (B)
The beauty of Amalfi Coast is legendary and has inspired artists, writers and musicians over the century, widely considered Italy’s most scenic stretch of coastline, deemed by UNESCO “an outstanding example of a Mediterranean landscape, with exceptional cultural and natural scenic values”. These delicate fishing villages embrace the hillsides or stretch in deep green valleys, along a dramatic coastline, challenging the force of gravity. Your driver guide will lead you first to the town of Amalfi where you will have free time to explore the medieval part of the city with the imposing Dome of St.Andrew and ancient buildings dated from the times when Amalfi was one of the maritime power in the Mediterranean Sea. Later, you will ascend to Ravello, considered the most romantic and beautiful small towns in southern Italy. Perched on arduous, terraced slopes, the French novelist André Gide was used to say Ravello was closer to the sky than the sea. Covered with lush gardens, quiet and sleepy roads, you will find corners providing unforgettable views over the azure coast below. Return to Sorrento late afternoon and overnight.
Day 06: Wednesday – Pompeii (B)
Today we will visit the ancient Pompeii. Pompeii is not a time machine but the closest thing you can find to learn about everyday life in an ancient Roman city. Once a vibrant town, Pompeii’s fate was sealed with the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 7.9 A.D. Today, Pompeii is a UNESCO World Heritage site, one of the most visited archaeological sites in all the world. Pompeii was a major port town for the Roman empire, which dominated the whole Mediterranean Sea. As a classic port, the town was filled with sailor’s hotels, bars, public baths, taverns, and brothels. The archeological site and continuous excavations give visitors the best look there is on ancient Roman days. Visit the Roman Forum; the theatre, whose acoustics are so good you don’t need microphones to be heard from the stage; the public baths with towering columns. Built-in 70 A.D., the Anfiteatro is the oldest-known Roman amphitheater in existence. Now covered in grass, it originally held up to 20,000 spectators. Return to Sorrento for lunch ( not included) and enjoy an afternoon of relax or continue your exploration of the city. Tonight enjoy a candle light dinner in Sorrento. Overnight in Sorrento
Day 07: Thursday – Free day to explore the region (B)
Overnight in Sorrento.
Day 08: Friday – Departure (B)
After breakfast, Transfer to Naples Airport or Railways Station
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- 3 nights in Rome
- 4 nights in Sorrento Coast
- Daily Breakfast
- Tour Escort service
- Arrival transfer
- Welcome briefing in Rome
- Welcome dinner in Rome
- Walking along the heart of Rome
- Guided visit of Vatican Museum & Sistine Chapel with skip the line reservation
- Transfer from Hotel in Rome to Rome Station
- High speed train from Rome to Naples
- Transfer from Station in Naples to Sorrento
- Half Day tour of Pompeii, ticket included
- Candle light dinner in Sorrento
- Excursion to Amalfi & Ravello ( in Ravello optional access to Villa Rufolo)
- Departure Transfer
- City Tax to be paid locally
- Drinks on meals
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