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JEWELS OF THE SOUTH
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ITINERARY

  • DAY 1: Monday: Palermo Arrival at Palermo airport. Transfer to the hotel by your own. Meet the participants at the hotel. Dinner and overnight.
  • DAY 2: Tuesday: Palermo, Monreale, Agrigento Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning, visit to the city of Palermo including the Palatine Chapel, the Cathedral of Palermo, Monreale Cathedral and Cloister. Lunch on your own. In the afternoon departure to Agrigento. "The most beautiful city of mortals". Agrigento a hillside town famous for its magnificent Valley of the Temples, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy a guided tour of the valley, dating back to the 5th century B.C. The poet Pindar described the site as the most beautiful city built by mortal men, The Doric style temples, all constructed within a century, face east, a standard criteria for both Greek and Roman temples so the statue of the god housed in each temple faced the rising sun. The best temple is that of Concordia (similar in design to the Partenon in Athens) which is an almost perfectly preserved condition. Your local guide will highlight the history and architecture of Concordia and of the other temples that are part of this archaeological treasure-trove.Dinner and accommodation at the hotel.
  • DAY 3: Wednesday: Agrigento - Piazza Armerina  Syracuse Breakfast at hotel and departure to Piazza Armerina to visit the Villa Romana del Casale, famous for its more than 3500 square meters of well preserved mosaics. Departure to Syracuse. Free time for lunch. Time at leisure to visit the archaeological area including the Greek theater Latomie, etc, as well as visit to Ortigia, historical center baroque city. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
  • DAY 4: Thursday: Syracuse-Taormina-Reggio Calabria Tropea Area Breakfast at the hotel. Departure for Taormina. Free visit to the Greco-Roman Theatre. Continue to Reggio Calabria. Free time for lunch and tour of the magnificent Riace Bronzes. Departure to the Tropea area. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
  • DAY 5: Friday: Tropea area  Pompeii  Sorrento Breakfast at hotel and free time to visit the old town of Tropea and enjoy this beach resort. Departure to Pompeii and stop en route for lunch (not included). Arrival to Pompeii, where we will visit the excavations of this famous city which was completely buried by an eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD Departure to Sorrento. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
  • DAY 6: Saturday: Sorrento - Capri  Sorrento Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the port of to board on a Jet foil that takes us to the magnificent island of Capri, place of Roman emperors, that surprises with its landscape of cliffs and caves. Highlights include the Marina Grande and the many scenic spots where you can enjoy spectacular views. Lunch by your own. Return by Jet Foil to Sorrento. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
  • DAY 7: Sunday: Sorrento - Amalfi  Rome Breakfast at the hotel. Visit to the city of Sorrento. Continue to the renowned Amalfi panoramic road which will allow us to admire the famous village of Positano (from the panoramic road). Arrive in Amalfi. City tour. Lunch on route (not included). Continue by bus to Rome. End of the tour in a specific point of Rome. The tour ends at this point and clients will need to have a transfer to the hotel or to the airport (not included in our tours rate).

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