Your day begins with a drive from Rome to Montepulciano where you'll have a guided tour of the most important sights like the Duomo and Punch's Tower.
A special and unique excursion from Rome - this wine tasting tour takes you to one of the oldest and most beautiful wine-producing estates of the Frascati region.
A must see for those who enjoy visiting Ancient Roman ruins and some experts are calling this site "The Better Pompeii" - Come see why! Ancient Ostia is reachable by local train from Rome and the buildings and sites are incredibly well preserved, better than favorites in the Roman Forum, Imperial Forum and Pompeii.
Pompeii has inspired countless documentaries, movies and books and is an UNESCO World Heritage site. In the morning, you will take an air-conditioned bus from Rome to Pompeii (appx. 2.5 hrs). Then begin your day by standing on the ridge of the crater of the still-active volcano - Mt Vesuvius and take in the incredible views of Naples. Infamous for the destruction of Pompeii and Herculaneum in 79AD, Vesuvius has erupted many times since â and is today regarded as one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world due to the 3,000,000 people living directly in its path of destruction. Lava flows have scarred the sides of the volcano, and are visible on the winding road up to the top. From the parking area, it is a 20 minute upward hike to the crater through soft volcanic ash and pumice for which comfortable walking shoes are recommended. The view from the top is well worth the while.
Escape the crowds of Venice and explore Murano, a small island world-famous for its glass, and Burano, famous for its centuries old tradition of lace-making and for its houses huddled tightly together and each painted a different color. This tour also includes live demonstrations in the art of glassblowing and lace-making led by master artisans.
No holiday in Sorrento would be complete without a trip to the evocative Island of Capri. Sail across the bay of Naples for the start of an unforgettable day. For such a small an island, about 4 miles long and 2 miles wide, Capri has had much said, sung and written about it.
Pompeii holds an intense fascination for visitors today. Following the eruption of the volcano Mount Vesuvius in the year 79 A.D., Pompeii lay buried and forgotten for hundreds of years. The town is high on the list of the Wonders of the World and the excavations begun in the 18th Century are still being carried out today.
About an hour drive south of Naples is another important Italian Provincial capital Salerno. In medieval times Salerno was the world capital of medicine, the Monastery of the Benedictine monks who probably founded its medical school, offered the best education then available. One of the most famous medical texts of that time was the âRegimen Sanistas Salerniâ written here in Latin and translated into almost every European language. In more modern times Salerno is best remembered for the Allied troops landing on its beaches, during the Second World War.
Depart from Sorrento for a 30 min ride to Pompeii, the ancient Roman city destroyed tragically after the eruption of the volcano Vesuvius in the year 79 B.C. You can admire all the structures typical of the Roman world as the main square or forum, baths, theaters, mansions with remains of frescoes from Roman times, the attraction of spectacular plaster casts containing bones of Pompeians that died during the disaster. Return to Sorrento in the early afternoon.
Our journey takes us along the coast road through Castellammare di Stabia and out along the motorway to Herculaneum. Herculaneum was destroyed along with Pompeii in 79 A.D., and was rediscovered in 1709. It was a residential town without Pompeiiâs commercial importance, surrounded by the villas of wealthy Romans. When the catastrophe of 79 A.D. occurred Herculaneum was submerged under a torrent of mud and lava that hardened into a soft tufa (a kind of course rock) that preserved many of the wooden parts of houses and household objects which can be seen today. A large portion of old Herculaneum is still buried under the modern town and even today excavations are going on to discover what treasures lie buried under the rock.
Hike to the crater of the volcano that destroyed Pompeii and enjoy a spectacular view of the Bay of Naples on this thrilling tour.
The âAmalfi Coast Driveâ is said to be the most famous scenic drive in Europe and from Sorrento, the winding cliff top road offers breathtaking panoramic views at every bend. Each spot is a world of its own, a fantastic world which dazzles the imagination and inspires unforgettable impressions.
Full day guided excursion by coach, to the famous archaeological sites of Pompeii and Herculaneum. Pompeii holds an intense fascination for visitors today. Following the eruption of the volcano Mount Vesuvius in the year 79 A.D., Pompeii lay buried and forgotten for hundreds of years. The town is high on the list of the Wonders of the World and the excavations begun in the 18th Century are still being carried out today.
A leisurely day spent exploring and enjoying the beautiful island of Capri.
A leisurely day spent exploring Amalfi and Positano by boat.
Today, visit the home of the famous leaning tower - Pisa! In the heart of the city is Piazza dei Miracoli where you will simultaneously see the Leaning Tower, Baptistery, Cathedral, and the Monumental Cemetery. Each of these buildings are stunning in their own way and have unique stories to tell. Be sure to take a photo of you holding up the leaning tower!
Visit two of Tuscany's most important towns - Pisa and Lucca on this day excursion from Florence. Plus enjoy a tasting of the famous Buccellato cake from Lucca.
Fire up your itinerary with an unusual combination of three Italian brands, Ferrari, Balsamic Vinegar and Parmigiano-Reggiano Cheese.
From a religious pilgrimage site to a famous film set: come with us across the rolling green hills of Tuscany and Umbria and discover the artistic jewels of Assisi and Cortona.
Take the day to visit the beautiful Cinque Terre. Enjoy the most astonishing views from land and sea, as you experience the national park by boat or train, and hike on the fabulous trails on the cliff in a perfect mix for a memorable adventure. You will visit four of the five villages (Riomaggiore, Manarola, Monterosso and Vernazza) and the visit will be on your own.
In the morning, transfer from Rome to Naples (appx. 2.5 hrs).Â Enjoy a trip to the Archeological Museum of Naples which houses an impressive collection of original artifacts taken out of Pompeii during excavations, making it a perfect complement to your visit!
Enjoy a private, guided tour of the major sights in Palermo (like the Palatine Chapel in the Royal Palace, the Norman Cathedral and the picturesque Ballaro' market.), then continue on to Monreale and visit the magnificent Norman Cathedral with its impressive Byzantine mosaics from the 12th century and the enchanted cloister of the former Benedictine Monastery.
First, take a guided walking tour of the ruins of Pompeii, the ancient city that was destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D. Preserved under many feet of volcanic ash, one can step back in time and into the lives of the people of Pompeii before the volcano erupted.
Enjoy a lunch or a dinner at Tenuta Torciano Winery & Vineyards in San Gimignano.
This tour is a great way to add Venice to your itinerary if your time is short in Italy. Be at your meeting point by 6:45am to depart promptly at 7am and arrive in Venice around 10:30am. Your full day tour includes a morning boat trip along the Venice lagoon as well as a guided walking tour of the city. Then you have the afternoon free to explore the city of canals on your own. Walk along the medieval streets, visit the glass factory, or even take a gondola ride! Then in the evening, head back to Milan.
Take a day trip from Milan to discover the beautiful town of Verona, the famous setting of Shakespeareâs âRomeo and Julietâ and the must-see Sirmione, a stunning lakeside town on Lake Garda where ancient roman ruins meet the crystal blue shores.
Shop 'til you drop in a full day shopping tour from Milan to McArther Glen Designer Outlet in Serravalle, Europe's largest and Italy's leading shopping mall. Enjoy discounts of 30%-70% in over 170 stores offering bargain-priced outfits by Bulgari, Calvin Klein, Nike, D&G and Cavalli.
Enjoy a pleasant 2-hour cruise around Lake Como, surrounded by the magnificent Italian Alps, rich gardens, and fabulous villas (including those of George Clooney and Richard Branson, as well as Star Wars and James Bond movie villas!). Visit the beautiful town of Bellagio also known as âthe pearl of Lake Comoâ. At last, enjoy free time to shop for chocolate and other specialty items in the charming lakeside town of Lugano, Switzerland.
Discover Genoa, one of the Maritime Republics and birthplace of Christopher Columbus on a guided walking tour. The Harbor renovated in 1992 by the architect Renzo Piano and the labyrinth of narrow alleyways in the old town are just two of the many attractions of the city.
Discover the beautiful Cinque Terre area, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Cinque Terre, meaning âfive landsâ (Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza and Monterosso) are five perilously perched villages built along a short stretch of cliffs that face the Liguria Sea on one of Italyâs most scenic coastline.