Southern Italy & Sicily 2019

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Join us on a LaMacchia Travel EXCLUSIVE journey to Southern Italy including Sicily. Our private group will begin our journey in Rome heading South to the Amalfi Coast - arguably one of the most picturesque regions in Italy. We continue to Cosenza to explore this Calabrian city and surrounding towns including a local vineyard. Last, but not certainly not least, we see the fiery splendours of Sicily revealed beneath the shadow of Italy’s largest volcano, Mount Etna. 

Price:

$3,885 Per Person 

Price based on double occupancy. Single occupancy - add $735. Travel insurance not included but highly recommended. 

INCLUDES: 

  • Roundtrip airfare out of Chicago O’hare 
  • 11 nights hotel accommodations 
  • Breakfast daily 
  • All dinners listed with wine, mineral water & coffee 
  • Sightseeing, guides and entrance fees listed. 
  • Private Motor Coach 
  • In-destination Airport Transfers 
  • English Speaking Guide 
  • All Hotels, taxes & fees 

Day 1: May 5th, 2019 

We depart Chicago O’Hare in the afternoon for our transatlantic flight where we arrive the next morning in Rome. 

Day 2: May 6th, 2019 

Upon arrival to Vinci–Fiumicino Airport in Rome, we meet our English speaking tour guide who will be with us for the remainder of the trip. Transfer to Cicerone Hotel in Rome. Balance of day at leisure. Welcome dinner at local restaurant. Overnight in Rome. 

Day 3: May 7th, 2019 

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel. Today we embark on a full day of all things Rome, including entrance to the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica. In the afternoon we explore Imperial Rome, featuring the Coliseum and the Roman Forum. Overnight in Rome. 

Day 4: May 8th, 2019 

Following breakfast, we check out of the hotel and depart for Sorrento with stops in Pompeii for a guided tour and entrance to the Excavations. Check-in to Vesuvio Hotel in Sorrento. Our afternoon will feauture coastal views as we visit the Amalfi Coast with stops in Amalfi, Positano Belvedere and Ravello. We return to Sorrento in the evening for our overnight in Sorrento. 

Day 5: May 9th, 2019 

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before we head out for an excursion to the Island of Capri. We return to back to Sorrento for the balance of day at Leisure. Overnight in Sorrento. 

Day 6: May 10th, 2019 

Breakfast at hotel. Full day at leisure. Overnight in Sorrento. 

Day 7: May 11th, 2019 

After breakfast, we depart for the city of Cosenza. Check-in to Royal Hotel. Balance of the day is at leisure. Overnight in Cosenza. 

Day 8: May 12th, 2019 

Breakfast at hotel. Full day at leisure. Overnight in Cosenza. 

Day 9: May 13th, 2019 

Following breakfast, we transfer to Taormina where we explore the Stretto di Messina. Check-in to Miramare Hotel. Balance of day at leisure. Overnight in Taormina. 

Day 10: May 14th, 2019 

After breakfast, we head out for a half-day guided tour of Taormina, including entrance to the Amphitheater and visit the breath-taking Mount Etna. Return to Taormina, balance of day at leisure. Overnight in Taormina. 

Day 11: May 15th, 2019 

Following breakfast, we’ll enjoy the famous Godfather Tour with stops in Savoca and Forza D’ Agro’. We return to Taormina for the balance of day at leisure. Overnight in Taormina. 

Day 12: May 16th, 2019 

After breakfast at hotel in Taormina, we transfer to Palermo with a guided tour of the coastal city of Cefalu. Check-in to Garibaldi Hotel with balance of day at leisure. Farewell dinner at local restaurant. Overnight in Palermo. 

Day 13: May 17th, 2019 

Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to Palermo Airport for our departure back to Chicago O’hare.