Our first week is spent in beautiful accommodations along the Amalfi Coast offering unique and incredible views along the coastline. Capri and the Amalfi Coast have lured travelers for many years. From the Bay of Naples to the huge open plain south of Salerno, the coast is one of the most rugged in Europe, offering breathtaking scenery.
The town of Amalfi was once home to one of three Italian marine republics. Situated along the rugged and steep coast south of Naples, the town’s fame drew visitors and, eventually, residents who established some of the most incredible sea-side villages and towns on the Italian peninsula. The waters of the Mediterranean wash along cliffs that have welcomed mariners and visitors from the time of Homer to the present day.
At the conclusion of the first week, we fly our guests to Catania where they are greeted by a private van/driver to transfer to a stunning villa along the eastern coast of Sicily. From there, clients explore the many incredible cities and historic sites on the island.
Our tour of Sicily includes visits to sites and villages as diverse as Taormina, above the Ionian Sea, to the Sicilian Baroque cities of Noto and Siracusa, from the stunning mosaics at the Villa Romana del Casale near Piazza Armerina to a winery on the slopes of Mt. Etna. Sicily is a gorgeous and surprising island. Greek temples, Roman ruins, ancient amphitheaters which play host to annual drama and music festivals abound. From small trattorias to lovely boutique restaurants, some of the finest food in Italy can be enjoyed. Spectacular vistas, from anywhere on the island, are yours to experience on this annual exploration of an ancient land.
- Meet and Greet/Departure private transfers
- Includes air between Naples and Catania
- Luxury Accommodations on Amalfi Coast
- Villa Accommodations on Sicily
- Private dedicated guides for all sites visited
- Private dedicated transportation throughout the tour with our group
- Bilingual staff
- Client itineraries will be provided via email in PDF format. These files can be downloaded to your phone, iPad, or “Cloud” files for reference as you travel. Printed and bound copies of the itinerary are made available by request to us for an additional charge. Please contact us for details regarding printed itineraries.
Please note this itinerary indicates a typical tour with us. Some dates and destinations are subject to change to support the highest quality tour possible.
Day One: Arrival to Naples Airport. Transfer to hotel and check in. Group dinner.
Day Two: Transfer to Archaeological Museum in Naples for private group tour. Return to hotel for evening.
Day Three: Excursion for private guided tours of Pompeii and Caserta.
Day Four: Day along the Amalfi Coast to include the villages of Amalfi, Praiano and Ravello.
Day Five: Excursion with private guide to Paestum and lunch at nearby mozzarella Bufala producer.
Day Six: Day excursion to Capri.
Day Seven: Flight from Naples to Catania. Transfer to villa in Sicily.
Day Eight: Excursion, with wine tasting and lunch, to Mount Etna.
Day Nine: Excursion along the coast from Catania to Acireale.
Day Ten: Siracusa
Day Eleven: Private guided tour of Villa del Casale, lunch in small Sicilian village and visit to Caltagirone.
Day Twelve: Private guided tour of Noto.
Day Thirteen: Private guided tour of Taormina.
Day Fourteen: Departure