Rome, Pompei, Sorrento, Amalfi - 6 nights/7 days
Day 01: Friday Arrival [welcome dinner] Independent arrival in Rome.Late afternoon meet your tour guide and your travel companion at the Bar of the hotel. At the end, walk to the restaurant and enjoy a tasty welcome dinner.
Day 02: Saturday Rome [breakfast] Meet your assistant in the lobby and transfer to the heart of Rome: Spanish Steps, Pantheon, Piazza Navona and the Baroque quarter. Free time for lunch and relax.Then transfer to the Vatican for a guided visit. At the end transfer to your hotel.Optional: Tonight experience the real Roman food! Meet your tour leader and enjoy a relaxed walking along the narrow streets of ancient Rome. End the tour at your restaurant for a tasty Roman Dinner. Return to hotel with your tour leader. Overnight in Rome.
Day 03: Sunday Rome [breakfast] Free time.
Day 04: Monday Pompei [breakfast] Late morning transfer to Sorrento by private coach. En route stop and visit of Pompei. Due to its healthy climate and pleasant scenery, Pompeii was a holiday resort for rich Romans. It is now famous for its civic buildings lining the streets that are still intact today. Some of these include the Surgeon’s House, as well as those of the Faun and the Chaste Lovers, which are exceptional examples of the epoch’s architecture. Another remarkable construction is the House of Mysteries, which derives its name from the murals depicting the initiation rites (i.e., the mysteries) of the Dionysian cult. A peculiar characteristic of Pompeii is the florid graffiti covering the walls in just about every building; this is because when the volcanic eruption happened, Pompeii was set to carry out elections in the days ahead – hence the writings and ideograms, which feature both political and sexual content. At the end, enjoy a light lunch and a wine tasting on the Vesuvio Volcano. From the wine estate you will enjoy the view of the entire Gulf of Naples with Capri, Ischia, Naples and other small villages on the coastline. Sorrento Coast and overnight in Sorrento.
Day 05: Tuesday Amalfi & Ravello [breakfast] Full day tour of Amalfi & Ravello with Lemon tour on the cliffs of Amalfi.
This excursion combines the fantastic landscapes of Ravello and Amalfi with the local culture of food and wines. In Amalfi, learn about the history of the city and the ancient Maritime Republics, then visit an incredible “limoneto”, a cliff where lemon trees are cultivated. Pick up your lemons and prepare a fresh squeezed lemonade “Amalfi style”. Later, continue to Ravello, a destination for artists, musicians, and writers, including Richard Wagner who composed here some operas. Ravello is also famous for its villas, such as Villa Cimbrone, dating from at least the 11th century AD and Villa Rufolo. Overnight in Sorrento.
Day 06: Wednesday optional Tour of Capri [breakfast] Optional Visit of Capri or free time in Sorrento. Overnight in Sorrento.
Day 07: Thursday Departure [breakfast] Independent transfer to Airport.