30 April 2019
An iconic holiday spot that has welcomed travellers for centuries, a journey through southern Italy never goes out of style. Perfect for sun-loving beach goers, art lovers, history buffs, and travellers with an appetite for pasta, pizza, gelato, cheese and wine, this eleven-day itinerary offers the chance to be immersed in what makes this corner of Italy so special.
Days 1 – 5 Sorrento
Touch down in Rome where a driver awaits to transfer you straight to Rome’s central station to catch a high speed train to Naples. Upon arrival in Naples, another driver will whisk you away to a four-star hotel located in the pretty coastal town of Sorrento. The ideal base to explore the Amalfi Coast region, Sorrento’s clifftop location offers incredible views over the Bay of Naples. Use your free time to wander through the atmospheric streets filled with colourful buildings and shops selling everything from gelato to limoncello. If you have time, head off on a boat to witness the immense beauty of Capri. A scheduled, guided tour of the ruins of Pompeii isn’t to be missed while visits to a rustic vineyard and farm to taste olives, smallgoods and wine are also included in your Sorrento stay.
Days 6 & 7 Palermo
Enjoy a private transfer to Naples Airport to catch a flight to Palermo, where another driver awaits to transport you to your hotel. Get acquainted with Sicily’s legendary food scene on a street food tour that takes in some of the city’s best culinary hot spots. Visit centuries-old markets, learn about regional dishes and taste delights like cannoli and sweet wine. In your free time, visit Palermo’s stunning cathedrals and churches, breathe in some fresh air while wandering along the seafront and find a small bar to enjoy ‘aperitivo hour’ in.
Days 8 – 11 Cefalù
Journey from Palermo to a picturesque winery to learn about local wine production techniques and taste some of the drops made by talented Sicilian winemakers. Afterwards, be transferred to the distinctive medieval town of Cefalù. Over the years, this fascinating town has been settled by the Greeks, Romans, Normans, and Byzantines, so a huge variety of influences can be found in the food, architecture and religion of modern day Cefalù. As a longstanding fishing village, Cefalù is still a top spot to eat seafood, so be sure to try marinated anchovies, sardines, oysters, octopus and squid ink pasta. Surrounded by turquoise water, spend time lazing on the sandy beaches considered some of Italy’s best. After eleven days being immersed in the culture, gastronomy and history of southern Italy, say ‘arrivederci’ to Sicily and be transferred to Palermo Airport for your flight to Rome.
Experience this incredible, tailor-made tour of Southern Italy over 10 wonderful nights for yourself. Price from $6,799* per person, twin share. Contact your Travel Counsellor for more information.