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Rome & The Charming South
time 8 Days / 7 Nights

Rome (3 nights), Sorrento (4)

See the best of Italy's history and beautiful coastline!
Start in the Eternal City and visit Ancient Rome and the Colosseum. Then head south to sunny Sorrento and the stunning island of Capri. Of course, no trip to Italy is complete without some food and wine! You'll have the chance to learn how to cook Italian food and taste some local wines and cheeses - buon appetito!

inclusionAt a Glance
  • Arrive in Rome
  • Cooking Class with a local Chef
  • Ancient Rome & Colosseum Guided Tour
  • Rome to Sorrento
  • Discover Capri by boat*
  • Free Day
  • Southern Gourmet Tour
  • Depart Sorrento to USA
dates Itinerary
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Arrive in Rome at Fiumicino Airport. 

Your private driver will bring you to your Rome hotel.  Rest up and get a bite to eat.  Tomorrow begins your exploration of Italy!

Under the guidance of your fun and friendly Italian host Fabio, Monica or Federico, who are passionate about Italian cooking, immerse yourself in Italian life to discover the gastronomic delights of Rome.

The day begins with a walking tour of the chef's favorite food shops leading to the famous Rome outdoor food market - Campo de' Fiori.

Then go to the chef's private apartment where you’ll learn Italian cooking techniques and the skills to cook delicious Italian dishes with a focus on making fresh pasta dishes. The course will teach you the techniques needed to cook different pasta dishes as well as one meat dish (vegetarians can be catered for) that you will be able to use time after time at home.

This morning explore the most important sights of Ancient Rome - the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill with skip the line access.

The afternoon and evening are at leisure.  Want to see more of Rome?  Check out our other Day Tours in Rome and feel free to add them to your itinerary.  We suggest seeing the incredible Borghese Gallery & Gardens (not included in the package price).

Your private driver will meet you at your hotel and bring you to the Rome Train Station.  Sit back and relax as you take a first class train from Rome to Naples.  Once in Naples, your private driver will bring you from Naples Train Station to your Sorrento hotel.

Afternoon at your leisure.

A leisurely day spent exploring and enjoying the beautiful island of Capri.

Leaving from Sorrento port, along the way you will admire the ancient fishermen village of Marina Grande, the ruins of a roman villa near “Bagni della Regina Giovanna” and the natural waterfall that flows from the rocks. Once on Capri you will have 3 hours to explore the island on your own. You may visit the ruins of a beautiful Roman villa (Villa Jovis), stroll around the narrow streets or hike to Mt. Solaro. Then you will embark on a tour of the island of Capri by boat to see the Green Grotto, the Natural Arch, the Faraglioni rocks and the Lighthouse of Punta Carena. You will also have some scheduled stops with free time for swimming.

*This activity is only available from March to October. You may enjoy a free day or select a different activity in the months the excursion to Capri doesn't operate.

Enjoy the free day to explore Sorrento as you wish!  You can also add any of our Day Tours in Sorrento to this itinerary (not included in the package price).

Enjoy a full day tour in the Southern food and wine valley with visits to two local factories and one winery followed by some tastings (salami, wine and cheese).

Your Italy Vacation has come to an end as you transfer from your hotel to Naples Airport and head back home.