Day 1 SORRENTO, ITALY.
Arrive in Sorrento (the nearest airport is Naples) and meet your Local Host who is ready to help you plan your stay in this beautiful resort town on the Gulf of Naples.
Day 2 SORRENTO.
Morning guided sightseeing includes a walk along the OLD TOWN’S characteristic lava stone streets and time to take pictures of amazing Mount Vesuvius. See the 14th-century Sedil Dominova building; the ancient Bell Tower; and St. Antonino Church, dedicated to Sorrento’s patron saint. Visit the CLOISTER of St. Francis Church to enjoy its unique atmosphere and tranquility. TASTE LIMONCELLO and find out how this world-famous liqueur is made.
Day 3 SORRENTO
. Your Local Host will be happy to suggest things to see and do on your day at leisure in the city of olive and lemon groves—like, the best shopping area for locally crafted intarsio woodwork, or where to find the relaxing L’Agruminato citrus gardens.
Day 4 SORRENTO–ROME.
Transfer to Naples, then travel by HIGH-SPEED TRAIN (first class) to Rome.
Day 5 ROME.
Your morning guided sightseeing, with headset, is rich in religious and ancient history. Visit the VATICAN MUSEUMS to see its amazing treasures. In the SISTINE CHAPEL, where the Conclave is held to elect new Popes, view Michelangelo’s The Last Judgment and his famous ceiling paintings. Also on the agenda today, see monumental ST. PETER’S SQUARE and BASILICA, built in 313 AD above St. Peter the Apostle’s tomb and home to Michelangelo’s masterpiece Renaissance sculpture The Pietà. Cross the Tiber River and continue your immersion in history at the iconic COLOSSEUM, built for 50,000 spectators, and the ROMAN FORUM, where the oldest structures of the ancient city are located.
Day 6 ROME.
Today, experience Italy’s capital city at your own pace. You may wish to test your truthfulness at the Bocca della Verità or unwind in Gianicolo Park with its panoramic views, carousels, and puppet shows. Your Local Host is ready to help you with ideas for your day.
Day 7 ROME.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.