Day 1: Catania
Independet arrival at the hotel in Catania (contact us for an optional private transfer from the airport). In the evening you will meet your tour leader and your travel companions. Dinner and overnight in hotel.
Day 2: Syracuse - Noto - Catania
After breakfast, begin the day with a tour of Syracuse and its ancient Greek treasures. You will visit the ancient Greek city of Neapolis, today a vast and fascinating archaeological park. You will then visit the small historic centre of Syracuse, which is the small island of Ortigia, where you will have the chane to stroll around the elegant alleys. After free time for lunch (NOT included), your tour of Sicily will continue with a visit of Noto, famous for its amazing architecture, especially the Arab - Normann Cathedral, that can best be admired in the town center. Then you will visit Palazzo Nicolaci Villadorata, beautiful noble residence in Baroque style before returning to Catania. Dinner and overnight.
Day 3: Etna - Taormina - Catania
After breakfast, join a tour of the Etna volcano, the tallest in Europe, included in the UNESCO natural heritage. Continue to Taormina, where you will have a traditional lunch in a restaurant where you will also get to watch an interesting cooking show. Then visit the most beautiful attractions of Taormina, as well as several crafts shops. The day will end with an overview of the beautiful Riviera dei Ciclopi. Back to the hotel in Catania for dinner and overnight.
Day 4: Catania - Cefalù - Palermo
After breakfast, join a tour of historical center of Catania, famous for its beautiful Cathedral, University Square, Via dei Croficeri, Saint Benedict Monastery and others. There will be time for a break in a local bar to taste the famous Sicilian granita with brioche. After free time for lunch (NOT included),visit Cefalu, a medieval gem set on the coast, with narrow cobblestone streets and old cathedrals, relaxed cafes and architectural treasures. The day will conclude towards Palermo for dinner and overnight.
Day 5: Monreale - Palermo
After breakfast, you will move towards Monreale, to have a tour of its huge Arab-Norman Cathedral, famous all over the world and part of Unesco Heritage. Later on, return to Palermo to have a proper visit of this fantastic city. Walking around the city centre, you will feel the charme of the architecture that has been influenced by many cultures in the past: join the amazing Martorana Church to the Cappella Palatina. On the way, you will have a stop for a food surprise in a local bakery. After free time for lunch (NOT included), take the chance to keep exploring the city centre on your own, with the Teatro Massimo and the Fountain in Pretoria Square. Dinner and overnight.
Day 6: Palermo - Roma
After breakfast, according to the flight schedule, you will leave Palermo to reach Rome by plane. A private transfer service will be available to take you to the hotel in Rome. Free dinner (NOT included) and overnight.
Day 7: Rome - Naples - Pompeii
After breakfast, the first destination will be Naples. After a walking tour admiring places like the Royal Palace, the San Carlo Theatre and more, you will have a delicious typical lunch, before proceeding to Pompeii for a special visit to the excavations which is one of UNESCO’s listed ruins. After Pompeii, you will proceed to Sorrento. Dinner and overnight.
Day 8: Capri - Sorrento
After breakfast, visit the famous Island of Capri. You will travel on a ferry to the Marina Grande and also get a chance to visit the Blue Grotto (weather permitting) and the famous Piazzetta. Once arrived in Anacapri, join your lunch at the restaurant. In the afternoon, go back to Marina Grande to board the ferry to Sorrento. Dinner and overnight.
Day 9: Positano - Amalfi
After breakfast, move towards the splendid Amalfi coast. The first stop will be Positano, where you will have free time to explore the sights and the aura of the city or to have shopping (lunch NOT included). Then, reach Amalfi where you will check in at the hotel. Free dinner (NOT included) and overnight.
Day 10: Amalfi
After breakfast, have aday at disposal for visiting Amalfi. You wil decide whether to visit the Dome, Ravello and its villas, or simply to relax on the beach (contact us for an optional and personalized tour)! Free dinner (NOT included) and overnight.
Day 11: Amalfi - Rome
After breakfast, free morning and then transfer to Pompeii, where you will get onboard a bus to Rome. Arrival in Rome, free dinner (NOT included) and overnight at the hotel.
Day 12: Rome
After breakfast, end of the tour (contact us for an optional private transfer to the airport).