From the legendary Colosseum to the rocky cliffs of the Amalfi Coast, take in the best of southern Italy. Uncover classic Rome's myriad treasures and embark on an in-depth guided visit of the spectacular Colosseum. Explore the breathtaking scenery of Italy's coastline, from the dramatic beauty of the Amalfi Coast to the charms of seaside Sorrento. Visit the renowned monastery of Montecassino. Discover Pompeii's ruins. Stop at a nearby winery for a taste of Lacryma Christi, learn how mozzarella cheese is made, and sip on some real deal limoncello. From 2 of Italy's most beloved locales, experience the country's renowned food, culture, history, and landscapes.
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- Offer valid through 3/31/2024
- 10 Days
|Your adventure begins with an overnight flight to Italy. Journey through southern Italy and experience its rich scenery, art, culture, food and wine.
|Your tour opens in the "Eternal City" of Rome! Tonight, join your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner celebrating the start of your Italian journey.
|On a locally guided tour of classical Rome, walk over cobblestone streets and weathered passageways to discover famous sights such as the Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon, and Piazza Navona. Then, tread in the footsteps of ancient gladiators during an in-depth visit of the Colosseum. The evening is yours. Perhaps you'll stroll to the top of the Spanish Steps for views of the city's skyline or meander through Rome's lively Monti district to soak in the local life.
|This morning, consider an optional tour* to the Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica, taking in world-renowned wonders such as the Sistine Chapel and Michelangelo's mural of The Last Judgment. Then, make the most of a free afternoon in Italy's capital city. Perhaps you will join an optional food tour dinner and taste your way around Rome's bohemian Trastevere district.
|Journey to the Amalfi Coast, an iconic coastline of rocky beaches and towering cliffs. En route, make a stop at the Benedictine monastery of Montecassino, perched on a mountaintop that played a pivotal role in World War II. Discover its history while exploring the monastery's ornate chapel and courtyards. In the afternoon, settle into the Amalfi Coast,** your home for the next 5 nights. Before gathering for dinner, take some time to explore your hotel, perched in a scenic location above the coastline.
|Sail*** along the stunning Amalfi Coast (UNESCO), pausing in Amalfi. A former trading hub, Amalfi is now a quiet coastal town of historic landmarks and a black-and-white marble cathedral. Explore on your own before continuing to Positano with its pastel-colored houses and pebbly beaches. Spend time in this legendary locale, browsing the posh boutiques or resting along the beach before returning to your hotel for an evening at leisure.
|Begin your day with a visit to a pasta factory artfully producing this national staple with traditional techniques. Then, it's on to the charming resort town of Sorrento. Wander through its narrow streets, peeking into the peaceful cloister of St. Francis Church or sampling some gelato made with local lemons. This afternoon, visit a local farm and see how mozzarella cheese is still made by hand. Get a taste of the product at a farm-to-table dinner capped with homemade limoncello before returning to your hotel in the late evening.
|Enjoy a day at leisure to take in the relaxing beauty of the Amalfi Coast. Perhaps you will embark on an optional boat trip**** to the Mediterranean isle of Capri, where you'll enjoy lunch and a locally guided tour before setting out on your own adventure.
|This morning experience the eerily preserved ruins of Pompeii your way, because it's your choice! Join a local guide for an in-depth tour of Pompeii's best-known monuments -OR- venture further afield to discover the hidden corners of this vast archeological site. Then, pause at a local winery to savor the area's famous Lacryma Christi wine and enjoy a typical lunch. After some free time, join your fellow travelers for a farewell dinner and bid salute to the end of your Italian getaway.
|Your tour comes to a close today.
- Hotel Imperiale - Rome, Italy
- Hotel Raito, Vietri sul Mare - Amalfi Coast, Italy
- * NOTE: Tour prices are land only rates based on per person, double occupancy. Some dates may feature various changes in hotels, sightseeing and inclusions. Please confirm your specific itinerary at the time of booking. Government taxes and fees are additional. Land rates are guaranteed at time of deposit. Certain taxes and fees are to be paid upon exiting the country in local currencies.
Airfare is additional and is available through Collette Vacations.