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10-Day From Rome to Palermo through Southern Italy

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Overview

From Rome to Palermo this 10-day tour of Italy is about finding the best of the south.

In each city you will visit, you will get to see the main sights and learn about their histories and how they differ in feel and style. Whether it is in Rome, Naples, Syracuse, or Palermo, you will admire the Italian architecture and local life. With private guides, you'll get to know each city on this Rome to Sicily tour.
Culture & Arts
Sightseeing
Outdoors & Nature

Itinerary

Day 1

Begin Your 10-Day Tour of Italy

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Begin Your 10-Day Tour of Italy

Your private driver will collect you from the airport and take you to the city centre. Your accommodation is close to the Vatican so you can explore the area then go on a tour of St Peter's Basilica. This is the heart of the Catholic World where St. Peter's tomb lies in the tiny state of the Vatican. The huge basilica faces St Peter's square. Inside are some major art pieces like the Pietà from Michelangelo. In the evening, you'll have dinner at Dè Penitenzieri wine bar.

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    Accommodation

    Hotel Impero3 star

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    Restaurants

    Wine Bar De' Penitenzieri

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    Transportations

    Private Driver from Leonardo da Vinci International Airport to Residenza Crescenzio

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    Meals

    Dinner

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    Destinations

    Rome

Day 2

Colosseum & The Roman Squares

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Colosseum & The Roman Squares

This morning, you'll venture out on a tour of some of Rome's most iconic sights including famous squares such as Piazza Navona and the famed Trevi Fountain where, if you throw a coin into the fountain, you'll be granted your wish to return to Rome. You'll also visit the Pantheon, an iconic landmark of Rome and of Italy. After lunch on the river in the Baja Restaurant, you'll head out on a guided tour of the Colosseum, the largest amphitheatre ever built.

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    Accommodation

    Hotel Impero3 star

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    Activities

    Pantheon

    Piazza Navona

    Trevi Fountain

    The Colosseum

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    Meals

    Breakfast and lunch

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    Destinations

    Rome

Day 3

Vatican & Pizza Making

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Vatican & Pizza Making

This morning, you'll enjoy a guided tour of the Vatican Museum and the splendid Sistine Chapel, home of a beautiful ceiling painted by Michelangelo between 1508 and 1512 - a masterpiece of High Renaissance art. Then for lunch, you'll make your own pizza and eat it! In the afternoon, you can take a walk in one of the most vibrant areas of Rome, Trastevere, a maze of small streets and squares dotted by bars and restaurants. Early evening, your Rome to Sicily tour takes you to Naples.

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    Accommodation

    Palazzo San Michele B&B Residence de Charme4 star

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    Activities

    Vatican Museums

    Sistine Chapel

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    Restaurants

    Cooking Lesson in a Pizza Restaurant

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    Transportations

    Walking from Hotel Impero to Stazione Termini Roma

    Train from Roma Termini to Piazza Garibaldi

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    Meals

    Breakfast and lunch

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    Destinations

    Rome

    Holy See (Vatican City State)

    Naples

Day 4

Ancient Roman Cities of Pompeii & Ercolano

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Ancient Roman Cities of Pompeii & Ercolano

This morning after a hearty breakfast, you will venture out on a full-day excursion to Pompeii and Ercolano - two ancient Roman cities. After a guided tour of Pompeii exploring the history of the Roman cities, you'll take a walk in the well-preserved fishing town of Ercolano. You'll return to Naples in the afternoon then the evening is free for you to explore the city's exciting streets and eateries with recommendations from your guide if needed.

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    Accommodation

    Palazzo San Michele B&B Residence de Charme4 star

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    Activities

    Pompeii Archaeological Park

    Ercolano

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    Transportations

    Train from Piazza Giuseppe Garibaldi to Pompeii

    Bus from Pompeii to Ercolano

    Train from Ercolano to Piazza Giuseppe Garibaldi

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    Meals

    Breakfast and lunch

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    Destinations

    Naples

    Pompeii

    Ercolano

Day 5

The Island of Capri

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The Island of Capri

Today after breakfast, you'll head out on a full-day excursion to Capri to visit both villages on the island, Anacapri and Capri (named after the island itself). Here, you'll enjoy some free time to wander through the small towns with their picturesque landscapes, breathtaking views and rich culture. You'll return to Naples in the afternoon and enjoy some downtime in the evening after an adventurous day.

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    Accommodation

    Palazzo San Michele B&B Residence de Charme4 star

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    Activities

    Anacapri

    Boat Trip to Capri

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    Transportations

    Boat from Acton Beverello to Capri

    Bus from Capri to Anacapri

    Boat from Capri to Porto di Napoli

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    Meals

    Breakfast and lunch

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    Destinations

    Naples

    Anacapri

Day 6

Arrive in Sicily and Transfer to Syracuse

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Arrive in Sicily and Transfer to Syracuse

Upon arrival at Catania airport, a private driver will take you to Syracuse. In the afternoon, visit the historical centre of Syracuse with a private guide. Your tour around the city will include a visit to the Syracuse Cathedral. In the evening, you'll have time to relax and explore at your own pace.

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    Accommodation

    Piccolo Hotel Casa Mia3 star

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    Activities

    Syracuse

    Cathedral of Syracuse

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    Transportations

    Private Driver from Palazzo San Michele B & B Residence de Charme to Napoli Aeroporto Capodichino

    Plane from Naples International Airport to Catania Fontanarossa AirportRequest to Book: AU$ 110 per person

    Private Driver from Catania Fontanarossa Airport to Syracuse

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    Meals

    Breakfast

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    Destinations

    Naples

    Syracuse

Day 7

Explore Taormina

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Explore Taormina

Today, you'll go to Taormina, a beautiful medieval town overlooking the sea, with its incredible Greek theatre. Here, you can walk to the hilltop village of Castelmola and take in the magnificent views over the Ionian coast. Alternatively, you can stroll around the narrow streets of Taormina with many boutiques or go for a swim in the Isola Bella Natural Reserve.

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    Accommodation

    Piccolo Hotel Casa Mia3 star

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    Activities

    Boat Trip along Taormina's Coast from Giardini Naxos

    Taormina Medieval QuarterOptional Activity

    Villa Comunale Di TaorminaOptional Activity

    Ancient Theatre of TaorminaOptional Activity

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    Transportations

    Train from Syracuse to Taormina

    Bus from Naxos to TaorminaRequest to Book

    Private Driver from Taormina to Naxos

    Train from Naxos to Syracuse

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    Meals

    Breakfast

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    Destinations

    Syracuse

    Naxos

    Taormina

    Sicily

Day 8

From Syracuse to Palermo

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From Syracuse to Palermo

After crossing Sicily by bus, take your first stroll around Palermo. You can visit some of the key attractions, such as the cathedral or Quanttro Canti square. Palermo is incredibly accessible on foot, with many vibrant markets that will leave you eager to sample some Sicilian cuisine in the evening.

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    Accommodation

    Hotel Tonic3 star

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    Activities

    Palermo

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    Transportations

    Bus from Syracuse to Palermo

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    Meals

    Breakfast

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    Destinations

    Syracuse

    Palermo

Day 9

Palermo

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Palermo

Spend the day visiting Palermo at your pace. Explore some more of the city and perhaps venture out to the nearby town of Monreale with its stunning cathedral. Palermo is set by the coast, so you could spend your day at one of the nearby beaches.

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    Accommodation

    Hotel Tonic3 star

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    Activities

    Monreale & Segesta Tour With Lunch at a Local HomeOptional Activity

    Palermo CathedralOptional Activity

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    Meals

    Breakfast

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    Destinations

    Palermo

    Monreale

Day 10

Arrivederci!

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Arrivederci!

With a private transfer, you reach Palermo airport. End of trip.

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    Transportations

    Private Driver from Hotel Tonic to Palermo - Aeroporto Punta Raisi

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    Meals

    Breakfast

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    Destinations

    Palermo

Included in Price

  • 9 nights accommodation
  • 14 activities
  • 9 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 1 dinner
  • Entrance fees
  • Ground transportation
  • Licensed English speaking guides

Not Included in Price

  • Airport transfer
  • Alcohol beverages
  • Domestic flights
  • Entry visas / airport departure tax
  • Gratuities
  • International flights
  • Laundry
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • Trekking permits
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