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.
3 night at Palazzo San Michele B&B Residence de Charme (4-star)
2 night at Piccolo Hotel Casa Mia (3-star)
2 night at Hotel Tonic (3-star)
9 nights accommodation
9 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 1 dinner
Boat Trip to Capri
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Cathedral of Syracuse
Boat Trip along Taormina's Coast from Giardini Naxos
Licensed English speaking guides
Day 1: 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.
Day 2: 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.
Day 3: 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.
Day 4: 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.
Day 5: 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.
Day 6: 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.
Day 7: 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.
Day 8: 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.
Day 9: 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.
Day 10: Arrivederci!
With a private transfer, you reach Palermo airport. End of trip.
10-Day From Rome to Palermo through Southern Italy