Sicily and Southern Italy

This is an itinerary that was designed for a family that wanted to combine a visit to their ancestral home in Sicily with visits to some of the most important sights in southern Italy.

Although Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean, our company policy (unless you wish otherwise) is to reduce the amount of hotel changes wherever possible. With this in mind, we chose to base the group in the gorgeous coastal town of Taormina for their entire stay on Sicily.

We decided to design the itinerary with flights into and out of Rome as flights to Sicily tend to be expensive.

Day 1 IN FLIGHT
Depart USA en route for Rome

Day 2 ARRIVE IN ROME – SORRENTO (3 nights)
Transfer to Sorrento and have a relaxing remainder of the day resting or exploring.

Day 3 DAY TRIP TO CAPRI

Day 4 DAY TRIP TO POMPEII
Pompeii -archaeological ruins

Day 5 TRANSFER TO TAORMINA, SICILY (7nights)

Day 6 FREE DAY IN TAORMINA
Greek Theatre

Day 7 DAY TRIP TO PALERMO AND MONTE PELLEGRINO
Palace of the Normans, Sanctuary of Santa Rosalia

Day 8 DAY TRIP TO MOUNT ETNA
Ascent of Etna (Subject to there not being an eruption!)

Day 9 DAY TRIP TO SYRACUSE
Archaeological Area

Day 10 DAY TRIP TO AGRIGENTO
Valley of the Temples

Day 11 FREE DAY IN TAORMINA

Day 12 TAORMINA – ROME (3 nights)
Paestum

Day 13 ROME
St.Peter’s Basilica, Sistine Chapel

Day 14 ROME
Colosseum, Forum, Pantheon

Day 15 DEPARTURE
Transfer to airport for flight back to the USA

This is a suggested itinerary. Please feel free to make any amendments that you might require so that we may offer you a tour to meet your group's needs exactly.