Spectacular scenery combined with fascinating architectural remains and ancient history—all of this awaits you on this fabulous vacation through Sicily and Southern Italy. If you’re interested in Roman history, this tour is certainly for you. You’ll visit Matera, where you’ll visit one of the Sassi Houses—prehistoric cave dwellings built into the rock—thought to be some of the first human settlements in Italy. You’ll also visit Sicily, the largest island in the Mediterranean, known for its blue skies and rich heritage. Visit the ancient Greek Amphitheater in Taormina, built in the 3rd century BC; the ancient Greek structures that have survived for 2,400 years in Agrigento; and the 12th-century Norman Cathedral in Monreale, famous for its 50,000 square feet of precious byzantine mosaics. Photos and words cannot adequately capture these sights. </BR> </BR>History buffs will also enjoy Pompeii, which was completely buried during the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. Imagine what life was like 2,000 years ago! This preserved town gives you an amazingly detailed look into life at the peak of the Roman Empire. Of course, you’ll also visit some of the ancient structures in Rome, such as the Colosseum and Roman Forum. In Naples, you’ll visit Reggia di Capodimonte, a grand Bourbon palace that houses the National Museum of Capodimonte. This is just another out-of-the-ordinary experience included by Globus. </BR></BR>For those desiring amazing scenery, this Italy tour is sure to delight. You’ll visit Sorrento and Capri—both offering breathtaking views of the crystal-clear, blue sea. Spend time gazing at the mesmerizing water, shop at the boutiques, and dine at the fabulous restaurants visited by celebrities. </BR></BR>History, amazing scenery, tasty cuisine, and so much more are waiting for you on this Italy tour. So pack your bag and get ready for the trip of a lifetime!

City Highlights

ROME Welcome dinner at a local restaurant; guided sightseeing, visit the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Square and Basilica, the Colosseum, and Roman ForumPOMPEII Guided walking tour of the excavationsSORRENTO–CAPRI By jetfoilNAPLES Guided sightseeing, visit the National Archaeological Museum; [LF] visit the Reggia di CapodimonteSORRENTO[LF] Gelato demonstration and tastingTRANI [LF] Enjoy a special lunch at a seaside restaurantALBEROBELLOOrientationMATERA Guided walking tour, visit one of the Sassi housesREGGIO CALABRIA Guided visit of the Bronzi di Riace museumSTRAIT OF MESSINA Ferry crossingTAORMINA Visit the Greek Amphitheater; a special dinner with wine at a local restaurantAGRIGENTO Guided walking tour of the Valley of TemplesPALERMO Guided sightseeing, visit the Capo Market, the baroque Church of Immacolata, the cathedral, and the Norman cathedral in Monreale; [LF] enjoy a special farewell dinner at a Sicilian farmhouse, the Antica Masseria Barone di Salvo, and learn how ricotta is made Headsets throughout the tour

Meals

Full buffet breakfast daily; 1 lunch with wine in Trani; 6 three-course dinners with wine, including a special welcome dinner in Rome, a special dinner in Taormina, and a special farewell dinner at a Sicilian farmhouse

Transportation

Motorcoach; jetfoil; funicular ride in Capri; ferry crossing. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.

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