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Italy and Sicily Tour

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The Italy and Sicily tours package is a magnificent all inclusive journey through seven Italian regions, including the island of Sicily plus Calabria, Campania, Lazio, Tuscany, Umbria and Veneto.  The all-inclusive Italy and Sicily trip itinerary visits many of Italy’s UNESCO sightseeing highlights.  This escorted tour of Italy’s UNESCO Heritage sites travels round trip from Rome.  Tour Italy’s and Sicily’s UNESCO world heritage destinations including: Greek temples in Agrigento, the ancient Roman city Pompeii, Byzantine Mosaics in Ravenna and Monreale, Vatican City, Assisi, Florence, Naples, Rome, and Venice.  Along your journey you will see two Italian volcanoes Mt Etna and My Vesuvius.  Visit Lucca and Pisa in Tuscany. Tour Sicily’s highlights including Palermo, Marsala, and Taormina. Drive along the Amalfi Coast to the Bay of Naples resort town Sorrento, and jet boat out to the splendid island of Capri. To book your Italy and Sicily vacation submit form below for the price of the all-inclusive Italy and Sicily tours with airfare from your city.

Highlights

Italy and Sicily Tour Itinerary Map

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Italy and Sicily Tours Sightseeing Highlights

  • MILAN – Welcome dinner; guided sightseeing, visit the Sforzesco Castle grounds and the museum
  • VENICE ISLAND – Private boat ride; guided walking tour, visit St. Mark’s Square and Basilica, Doges’ Palace, and the Bridge of Sighs; glass blower demonstration
  • FLORENCE – Guided walking tour, visit Michelangelo’s David and Signoria Square; dinner at a local restaurant
  • MONTERIGGIONI – Visit the medieval town and walk on its ramparts
  • ROME – Guided sightseeing, visit the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Square and Basilica, and the Colosseum
  • CASTEL GANDOLFO – Guided visit of the Papal Palace and Barberini Gardens
  • POMPEII – Guided walking tour of the excavations
  • NAPLES – Guided sightseeing, visit the Archaeological Museum
  • CAPRI – Funicular ride, guided sightseeing, visit the Gardens of Augustus
  • CEFALÙ – Visit the seaside town; granita tasting
  • PALERMO – Guided sightseeing, visit the cathedral, and the Norman cathedral in Monreale
  • MARSALA – Visit a salt mill; wine tasting at the Florio wine cellar
  • AGRIGENTO – Guided walking tour of the Valley of Temples
  • PIAZZA ARMERINA – Guided visit of the Villa Romana del Casale
  • TAORMINA – Enjoy a walk along Corso Umberto; farewell dinner at a local restaurant

17-night Italy and Sicily tour includes first-class accommodations.

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Accommodations

4-Star Italy and Sicily Vacation Accommodations:

Milan 1 night – Starhotels E.c.h.o
Venice 2 nights – Gabrielli
Florence 1 night – Adler Cavalieri
Rome 2 nights – Romanico Palace
Naples 2 nights – NH Ambassador Napoli
Capri 1 night – La Residenza
Pizzo Calabro 1 night – Popilia Country Resort
Palermo 2 nights – NH Palermo
Agrigento 1 night – Grand Hotel Mose
Giardini Naxos 2 nights – Atahotel Naxos Beach Resort

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Italy and Sicily Tours Itinerary:

The Italy and Sicily tour travel itinerary. For the price of the Italy and Sicily tour with airfare included from your city submit the form.

DAY 1 – Depart for your trip to Italy

Depart the Unites States for your flight to Rome, Italy where you’ll begin your Italy and Sicily tour.

Day 2 -ARRIVE IN MILAN, ITALY

Welcome to Milan! At 5 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel

Dinner

DAY 3 MILAN–VENICE ISLAND

Follow your Local Guide on a walking tour. Visit the SFORZESCO CASTLE GROUNDS and MUSEUM. Then, visit PIAZZA DUOMO with its magnificent gothic cathedral, the glass-domed GALLERIA, and admire the famous La Scala Opera House. Leave Milan and drive through the flat Po area to Venice, a favorite destination for romantics and art lovers from all over the globe. Enter in style by PRIVATE BOAT.

Breakfast

DAY 4 VENICE ISLAND

Meet your Local Guide and walk to ST. MARK’S SQUARE. Visit the byzantine BASILICA, lavish DOGES’ PALACE, and the world-famous BRIDGE OF SIGHS. Watch a skilled GLASSBLOWER fashion delicate objects in an age-old tradition. Time to explore Venice at your own pace or join an exciting optional lagoon cruise to the colorful island of Burano.

Breakfast

DAY 5 VENICE ISLAND–FLORENCE

A scenic drive across the flat Apennines brings you to Florence, “Cradle of the Renaissance.” With your Local Guide visit the ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS with Michelangelo’s celebrated David. Continue your walking tour through the historic center and stand in awe in front of the magnificent cathedral. Admire Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistry’s heavy bronze “Gates of Paradise,” and the sculpture-studded SIGNORIA SQUARE. Afterward, you may wish to shop for Florentine leather goods and gold jewelry, sold by the ounce. Later, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.

Breakfast & Dinner

DAY 6 FLORENCE–MONTERIGGIONI–ROME

Look forward to an exciting experience: a WALK ON THE RAMPARTS of the medieval town of Monteriggioni with beautiful views of the surrounding Chianti region before continuing to Rome.

Breakfast

DAY 7 ROME

Guided sightseeing of the “Eternal City” starts with a visit to the VATICAN MUSEUMS and SISTINE CHAPEL with Michelangelo’s ceiling paintings and The Last Judgment, followed by a visit to monumental ST. PETER’S SQUARE and BASILICA to admire Michelangelo’s Pietà. Then, enjoy views of other major sites as you drive to the Roman Forum to visit the ancient COLOSSEUM, where gladiators once fought. Afterward time at leisure; optional excursions are available.

Breakfast

DAY 8 ROME–CASTEL GANDOLFO–NAPLES

Look forward to a unique experience: a guided visit of the impressive PAPAL PALACE in Castel Gandolfo, former summer residence of the popes and, since 2016, a museum that is open to the public. Also visit the magnificent BARBERINI GARDENS, where ruins of the residence of Roman Emperor Domitian are still visible. Then, continue south on the Highway of the Sun to arrive in the busy port city of Naples.

Breakfast & Dinner

DAY 9 NAPLES. EXCURSION TO POMPEII

In nearby POMPEII, the Roman city both destroyed and preserved by an eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD, join your Local Guide for an exciting visit to the excavations. See a patrician home, public baths, and shops that give a striking picture of what day-to-day life was like in Rome at its apex of power. Return to Naples, where guided sightseeing features the main sights, and visit the ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM, where many of the treasures that were recuperated from Pompeii are on display.

Breakfast

DAY 10 NAPLES–CAPRI

Speed across the bay by JETFOIL to the Isle of Capri for your overnight stay. Ride the FUNICULAR to Capri Village, where guided sightseeing includes a visit to the GARDENS OF AUGUSTUS offering spectacular panoramic views. Spend the rest of the day to further explore this wonderful island at your own pace.

Breakfast & Dinner

DAY 11 CAPRI–SORRENTO–PIZZO CALABRO

Return to the mainland and spend time in the charming seaside resort of Sorrento. Drive south to Calabria for your resort overnight stay.

Breakfast & Dinner

DAY 12 PIZZO CALABRO–CEFALÙ–PALERMO

Board your FERRY and cross the Strait of Messina to land in Sicily. Follow the northern coastline and arrive in spectacular Cefalù, where you will taste a traditional granita. Time to explore the old town with its medieval lanes and seafront promenade. Next is Palermo, the capital of Sicily.

Breakfast

DAY 13 PALERMO

Sightseeing with a Local Guide features the ornate Piazza Bellini, Capo Market, the baroque Church of Immacolata, and a visit to the magnificent CATHEDRAL. Drive up to Monreale for a panoramic view of the Conca d’Oro and a visit to the 12th-century NORMAN CATHEDRAL, famous for its 50,000 square feet of precious byzantine mosaics.

Breakfast

DAY 14 PALERMO–MARSALA–AGRIGENTO

After a visit to a traditional SALT MILL in Marsala, look forward to a WINE TASTING at the famous Florio wine cellar to sample and learn about Marsala wines. Your next destination is Agrigento, where a Local Guide takes you for a spectacular walk through the magnificent VALLEY OF TEMPLES. Even travelers who have visited Athens and Delphi are awed by the gigantic yet graceful Greek structures that miraculously survived 24 centuries of tormented history.

Breakfast & Dinner

DAY 15 AGRIGENTO–PIAZZA ARMERINA–TAORMINA RIVIERA

Enjoy the scenic beauty and treasures of the island’s heart on your way to Piazza Armerina, where a guided visit features the impressive VILLA ROMANA DEL CASALE with its mosaics. In Taormina, follow your Tour Director for a pleasant walk along Corso Umberto before arriving at your comfortable hotel.

Breakfast

DAY 16 TAORMINA RIVIERA

A full day at leisure gives you a chance to join the exciting optional excursion to Mount Etna. Spend the afternoon to relax or for individual activities. This evening, a farewell dinner at a local restaurant awaits.

Breakfast & Dinner

DAY 17 TAORMINA RIVIERA

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Breakfast

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