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Jewels of the North and South

14 Days - 13 Nights

4 Star Hotels

 

April to October - Monday departure

Rome - Assisi - Montepulciano - Florence - Padua - Venice - Rome - Naples - Pompeii - Sorrento - Capri - Anacapri - Sorrento - Naples - Paestum - Reggio Calabria - Taormina - Etna - Siracusa - Piazza Armerina - Agrigento - Monreale – Palermo

 

Jewels of the North and South is a package tour combined of different regular tours and private arrangements.

 

Day 1 Monday ROME - ASSISI - MONTEPULCIANO - FLORENCE

Early morning departure for ASSISI, the mystic town of Saint Francis still surrounded by ancient walls. Explore at your own leisure the tiny town, visit the Basilica of Saint Francis with its early Renaissance masterpieces by Giotto and Cimabue. Visit Montepulciano, a medieval town famous for its "nobile" wine and for the annual Jazz Festival. Continue to FLORENCE. Dinner and overnight.

Day 2 Tuesday FLORENCE

Buffet breakf ast. Guided sightseeing tour of the cradle of the Renaissance. Visit the beautiful Piazza del Duomo, the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, Giotto's Bell Tower, the Baptistery of St. John, the Academy of Fine Arts Gallery housing the "David" by Michelangelo, and Santa Croce, the 13th century Franciscan church with Cimabue's famous crucifix. Rest of the day at leisure for optional sightseeing or shopping. Dinner and overnight.

Day 3 Wednesday FLORENCE - PADUA - VENICE

Buffet breakfast. Departure for V enice via PADUA, where you will visit the famous Cathedral of St. Anthony, guarded by Donatello's "Gattamelata". Continue on to VENICE, and upon arrival enjoy a guided walking tour of this unique city. Exterior view of the square and Basilica of St. Mark, the Doge's Palace, the Bridge of Sighs and the Prisons. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 4 Thursday VENICE

Buffet break fast. Morning tour to a glass factory (optional shopping) to see the moulding of the famous venetian murano glass or optional tour. Dinner and overnight.

Day 5 Friday VENICE - ROME

Buffet breakf ast and depart to Rome. Overnight.

Day 6 Saturd ay ROME

After breakfast depart from the hotel for a walking tour. (NO TOUR LEADER DURING THE STAY IN ROME). Visit St. Peter's Basilica, Navona square, the Pantheon and Trevi Fountain. In the afternoon explore the rest of the city at your own leisure or take an optional tour. Overnight stay.

Day 7 Sunday ROME - NAPLES - POMPEII - SORRENTO

Early morning departure f rom Rome for NAPLES, where a short visit of the town is featured. Then on to POMPEII, the famous Roman city destroyed by the volcanic eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 a.D. Lunch in a local restaurant, and afterwards, visit of the excavations. Proceed on to SORRENTO. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 8 Monday SORRENTO

Buffet breakf ast and day at leisure. Dinner and overnight.

Day 9 Tuesday SORRENTO - CAPRI - NAPLES

Buffet breakf ast. Departure to Capri by steamer. Weather conditions permitting, visit of the Blue Grotto. Return to Marina Grande and then transfer to Anacapri. Lunch in a typical restaurant followed by a visit of Augustus' Gardens, with a view of the Faraglioni. Return to Naples. Dinner and Overnight at Hotel.

Day 10 Wednesday NAPLES - PAESTUM - REGGIO CALABRIA

Buffet breakfast. We will enjoy a visit to the Arch eological area in Paestum. Then continue to Reggio Calabria. Time at leisure for lunch. Arrive and visit the Archaeological Museum where we will admire in particular the famous Bronzi di Riace. In the afternoon, depart to Rende (Calabria region). Dinner and overnight at hotel.

Day 11 Thursday REGGIO CALABRIA - TAORMINA - ETNA - SIRACUSA

Buffet breakfas t. Depart to Sicily and, conditions permitting, excursion on Mount Etna the highest active volcano in Europe. We will reach 1800 meters to visit the Silvestri Craters. Continue to Taormina and visit by our own of the Greek Theatre as well as enjoy some f ree time to shop or go around the elegant st reets of the city. Depart to Siracusa. Dinner and overnight at hotel.

Day 12 Friday SIRACUSA - PIAZZA ARMERINA - AGRIGENTO

Buffet breakfast. Visit by your own to the archaeological area including the Greek theat re as well as Ortiga, the historical baroque center of the city. Depart to Piazza Armirina to visit the Roman Villa del Casale, famous for its more than 3500 sq meters of mosaics. Continue to Agrigento. Time at leisure for lunch. Dinner and overnight at hotel.

Day 13 Saturday AGRIGENTO - MONREALE - PALERMO

Buffet breakfast. In the morning visit the Valley of the Temples, know for its well preserved Greek Temples. Continue to Palermo: we will admire the Cathedral as well as the Palatine Chapel in the Royal Palace. Panoramic visit to Palermo and continue to Monreale to visit the Cathedral and the Cloister. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 14 Sunday PALERMO

After breakf ast end of the service.

OUR HOTELS:


* In Florence: Adriatico or similar
* In Venice: Bonvecchiati, Principe or similar
* In Rome: Diana or similar
* In Sorrento: G.H. Vesuvio, G.H. Bristol or similar
* In Naples: Naples or similar
* In Reggio Calabria: Altafiumara or similar
* In Siracusa: Jolly Aretusa or similar
* In Agrigento: Kore or similar
* In Palermo: Cristal or similar

ALL OUR TOURS ARE EQUIPPED WITH A PROFESSIONAL HEADSET SYSTEM

2016 Rates

In double € 2497.00
In single € 3248.00
In triple € 2319.00

2016 Dates

APRIL: 8-22
MAY: 6-20
JUNE: 10-24
JULY: 8
AUGUST: 5-19
SEPTEMBER: 2-16-30
OCTOBER: 14