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Southern Italy & Sicily

featuring Taormina, Matera and the Amalfi Coast

Summary:

Journey through a crossroads of civilizations in Sicily and on to the spectacular coastlines of Southern Italy. Uncover Sicily’s capital Palermo and its Moorish and Norman influences. Explore seaside Cefalù and Agrigento’s ancient Valley of the Temples. T...

Duration
13 Days
Cities
9
Next Departure
13-Jul-2024
Starting at
USD 3,149.00
Price per day
USD 242.00
Tour Type
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  • Collette
 
Operator
Collette
Tour
Southern Italy & Sicily
Sub-Title
featuring Taormina, Matera and the Amalfi Coast
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Summary

Journey through a crossroads of civilizations in Sicily and on to the spectacular coastlines of Southern Italy. Uncover Sicily’s capital Palermo and its Moorish and Norman influences. Explore seaside Cefalù and Agrigento’s ancient Valley of the Temples. Travel to the historic hilltop town of Taormina. Visit a local winery for a wine tasting and agriturismo dinner. Venture to the ancient cave dwellings of Sassi di Matera. Explore Sorrento and stunning Positano, the pearl of the Amalfi Coast. Walk in the footsteps of ancient Romans in the excavated Pompeii. Allow the unique culture to capture your heart and get a glimpse into an age-old heritage composed of ancient monuments and cultivated lands.

Map: Southern Italy & Sicily (Collette)

Short Itinerary / Route

Day 1
Overnight Flight
Day 2
Palermo, Sicily - Tour Begins
Day 3
Palermo - Monreale - Palermo
Day 4
Palermo - Cefalù - Agrigento
Day 5
Agrigento - Valley Of The Temples
Day 6
Agrigento - Piazza Armerina - Giardini Naxos
Day 7
Giardini Naxos - Taormina - Giardini Naxos
Day 8
Giardini Naxos - Matera
Day 9
Matera
Day 10
Matera - Sorrento
Day 11
Sorrento - Positano - Sorrento
Day 12
Sorrento - Pompeii - Rome
Day 13
Rome - Tour Ends

Travel Cities (9): Agrigento, Alberobello, Amalfi Coast, Matera, Messina, Naples, Palermo, Pompeii, Rome

Highlights

City

  • Palermo
  • Monreale
  • Cefalù
  • Agrigento

Attraction

  • Valley of the Temples
  • Piazza Armerina

City

  • Giardini Naxos
  • Taormina

Attraction

  • Winery Tour & Tasting

City

  • Matera
  • Sorrento
  • Positano
  • Pompeii

Included in Price

Culinary

  • Indulge in a delicious regional dinner inside a winery's agriturismo restaurant.
  • Tour a vineyard and cellar located in the badlands of Basilicata, Matera’s region.
  • Savor freshly made mozzarella cheese during a visit to a buffalo dairy farm.

Experience

  • Stand in awe before the ancient Greek theatre in Taormina.
  • Experience seaside Cefalù and Sicilian hospitality during a farmhouse lunch.
  • Journey to Positano village, the pearl of the Amalfi Coast.

Optional, not included

Giardini Naxos: Mount Etna Offroad Adventure

  • See Sicily’s wilder side on an off-road adventure to Mount Etna. Stare up at the iconic peak as your vehicle climbs along the sides of Europe’s largest active volcano. Spend a half-day exploring this legendary giant, passing by lava formations and basalt rocks before returning to your hotel in Giardini Naxos. Duration approximately 5 hour(s). Transportation is included. A minimum of 15 passenger(s) is required to operate this option.

    This option must be booked no later than 30 days prior to departure. Please note: you will reach an elevation of approximately 6,500 feet (2,000 meters) above sea level.
    Gratuities for your driver and nature-guide are not included in the price of this optional excursion. We recommend tipping $2-3 US Dollars (or equivalent in local currency) per person.

Matera: Alberobello's Fanciful Trulli

  • Journey to Puglia, Italy’s bread-basket region. In the company of an expert local guide, explore fanciful Alberobello, a whimsical, UNESCO-protected city that hosts a collection of cone-shaped trulli homes. Enjoy some free time to meander through a labyrinth of these gnomish houses, sometimes featuring symbols with superstitious connotations before returning to Matera in the early evening. Duration approximately 4 hour(s). Transportation is included. A minimum of 10 passenger(s) is required to operate this option.


Giardini Naxos: The Flavors of Sicily

  • Linger over an exquisite four-course meal while traditional Sicilian melodies fill the air. Join us on your free evening for an unforgettable dinner at a popular local restaurant. Your evening begins with a typical Italian antipasto and continues with a variety of local specialties and fine Sicilian wines. Delight in the lively music performed by talented local musicians who are sure to have you clapping and singing along. Sit back and savor the flavors of Sicily during a fun-filled evening with true Italian ambiance and local cuisine. Duration approximately 2.5 hour(s). Transportation is included. A minimum of 15 passenger(s) is required to operate this option.


    Gratuities are included.

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Palermo

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Rome

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