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RELAXING ITALIAN HIGHLIGHTS with CINQUE TERRE, by TRAIN
13 days/12 nights
Experience the history and the beauty of Italy by train. During this trip you will be enchanted by the most popular cities of Italy. Discover the majesty of the ancient architecture of Rome, marvel at Michelangelo’s Davide in Florence, and wonder at waterways of Venice, a city built on the water. Between seeing the highlights of these cities visit the Cinque Terre, Italy’s famous five villages located along the coast.
Day 1 Arrive Rome
Arrive Rome. You can spend the afternoon exploring Rome on your own or add a tour. 3 overnights in Rome.
Day 2 Rome
Day at leisure in this Imperial City. We suggest visiting the Roman Forum, Colosseum, Borghese Gallery, and Pantheon.
Day 3 Rome
Day at leisure to explore Rome. We would suggest an excursion to the Vatican City.
Day 4 Rome-Florence
Travel by train to Florence. Spend the afternoon at your leisure exploring Florence, we suggest a visit to the Accademia to see the original Davide. 3 overnights in Florence.
Day 5 Florence
Day at leisure. We suggest reserving a Walking Tour of Florence in the morning and in the afternoon, enjoy a cooking class.
Day 6 Florence
Today we suggest visiting Pisa as well as the Tuscany with a group tour.
Day 7 Florence - Cinque Terre
Travel by train to Levanto, the village just north of the Cinque Terre. Afternoon at leisure. 3 overnights at a B&B property with either garden or sea view.
Day 8 & 9 Cinque Terre
Days at leisure to hike/visit the Cinque Terre Villages or perhaps rent a boat for a view of the villages by sea. You can even go north and visit Santa Margherita and Portofino.
Day 10 Cinque Terre - Florence
Travel by train to Venice. Spend the afternoon at your leisure exploring Venice. 3 overnights in Venice.
Day 11 Venice
Day at leisure to explore Venice. Be sure not to miss Doge's Palace, Saint Mark's Basilica, the Grand Canal, and St. Mark's Square. We suggest you use a private guide.
Day 12 Venice
Time at leisure to explore Venice. We suggest taking a water taxi to visit the islands of Murano, Burano, and Torcello and watch the master craftsmen making beautiful creations of blown glass.
Day 13 Depart Venice
Transfer to Venice Marco Polo airport for your flight home. End of itinerary.
SICILY IN STYLE
12 days/11 nights
Sicily is the largest of the Italian islands and considered one of the pearls of Southern Italy. There is no better way of getting to know this destination than by having your own English speaking driver-guide. Explore the mountains hills, the sea, the volcanoes and the archaeological sites that tell the story of Sicily's origins.
Day 1 Arrive Palermo
Arrive Palermo Airport. Meet your driver and transfer to the coastal city of Cefalù. This will be your base for the next 3 nights. 3 overnights in Cefalù.
Day 2 Cefalù
Start your day with a walking tour of Cefalù before visiting the Cathedral of Monreale.
Day 3 Cefalù
Today your guide will take you to Palermo where you visit the Royal Palace, Palatine Chapel, etc. Lunch is included in a typical Sicilian restaurant. Afternoon visit to Castelbuono before returning to Cefalù for overnight.
Day 4 Cefalù-Agrigento
Today you travel to Segestaand visit the Doric Temple, continue on to Trapanifor lunch, then Erice to taste almond biscuits before arriving in Agrigento. Overnight in Agrigento.
Day 5 Agrigento
Visit of a cultural farm in the morning and Valley of Temples in the afternoon. Overnight in Agrigento.
Day 6 Agrigento-Ragusa
Today we visit Villa Romana del Casale in Piazza Armerina, enjoy a farmhouse lunch with local wines before arriving for a visit of Ragusa. Overnight in Ragusa.
Day 7 Ragusa
Full day visit and chocolate tasting in Modica and on to visit the UNESCO world heritage site of Scicli. Return to Ragusa for overnight.
Day 8 Ragusa-Siracusa
Visit the Palazzo Nicolaci in Noto, the fishing village of Marzamemi before arriving in Siracusa. Overnight in Siracusa.
Day 9 Siracusa
Half day walking tour of Siracusa and a half day at your own leisure. Overnight in Siracusa.
Day 10 Siracusa-Taormina
You will be excited to visit Etna volcano, enjoy a wine tasting and a visit of Catania before arriving in Taormina. Overnight in Taormina.
Day 11 Taormina
Visit the Greek Theater in Taormina, the hill town of Savoca and Forza d'Agrò which were made famous as film locations for "The Godfather" movies. Return to Taormina for overnight.
Day 12 Depart Catania
Transfer to Catania airport for your flight home. End of itinerary.
This itinerary can also be done as a self-drive with a rental car.