Rome and relax in the shade of lemon trees
“Roma caput mundi”. In three words contain the inherent greatness of the capital of a state that was the capital of the known world. Ancient Rome and contemporary plunge and merge into one another, alternating from a road to one lane, from a broad to a square in the capital of a column casually lying on the side of a road. And then to come … One of the most beautiful scenic and famous in the world traits: the Amalfi coast, which winds along the northern arc of the Gulf of Salerno to Capri, and offers sea and mountain views, colorful houses perched on the rock and chasms blue and blue.
Day 1: Ancient Rome
Day dedicated to the guided tour of the area of ”Roma Antica”: we discover the secrets of the Colosseum (admission included), symbol of the city of Rome in the world, built by Vespasian in 72 d.C .; the Forum Palatine (admission included), a gathering place par excellence of daily activities: the market, the court, the religious buildings, were inside. We admire then the surface of the Circus Maximus, the Roman theater games, which housed more than 250,000 people.
Day 2: Catholic Rome and the Vatican Museums
Full day guided tour of the “Catholic Rome”: the Vatican city with the majestic St. Peter’s Square designed by Bernini and the interior of the largest basilica of the world (admission included). Then we will enter the Vatican Museums (including entrance), guardians of works of art of inestimable value, including leave us open-mouthed the famous “Last Judgment” by Michelangelo. Free evening.
Day 3: the Great Churches of Rome and Trastevere
The morning will be dedicated to a guided tour of the most famous and exciting temples of the Christian capital: St. John In Lateran, the first official Christian church to be built, retaining still the title of Cathedral of Rome; Santa Maria Maggiore, the most important temple in Christendom dedicated to Mary and the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls, still considered the most beautiful of the four. In the afternoon guided tour of some of the most characteristic areas of Rome: Trastevere and the Ghetto. A walk in the heart of Rome to regain the image of a city out of time.
Day 4: Baroque Rome
Guided tour in the crowded center of popular and picturesque life of the capital: will walk through how noble Spanish Steps, Trinita dei Monti, Via Condotti, Via Veneto, Piazza Navona, Piazza del Popolo, Pantheon, Trevi Fountain. Afternoon departure by train towards Naples and then in the evening transfer by private car to Sorrento.
Day 5: Sorrento / Positano / Amalfi
Breakfast will be taken in the hotel, only to be enchanted by the beauty of the Sorrento Peninsula and the Amalfi Coast. The Amalfi Coast, this beautiful area of Campania, is renowned for its historical and environmental wealth, since 1977 it has been part of the UNESCO heritage; legend has it that in its sea inhabited the mythical Sirens tempted Ulysses with a melodious song. The first stop will be Sorrento, famous for its narrow streets intoxicated by the scent of lemon and orange groves. It will continue to Positano (from Sorrento to Positano it takes about 30 minutes by bus) gem surrounded by a dense Mediterranean vegetation and known as the “gem of the divine coast”. After a ride through the picturesque narrow streets, it will depart in line motorboat to Amalfi, the heart of the Coast. Lunch and free time to visit the village. Return by boat and return to the hotel.
Day 6: The unique charm of Capri
Breakfast in the hotel. You will leave for the blue island time, the beautiful and exuberant Capri, beloved by Caesar Augustus and Thomas Mann, is the island par excellence, where every corner is one of a postcard landscape. The first stop will be the Villa San Michele, with its beautiful green space where to look out and admire the breathtaking view across the harbor and the Sorrento Peninsula. Immediately after lunch it will go to the Gardens of Augustus, a real paradise where you can walk in peace and look back on the Faraglioni, Marina Piccola and the winding Via Krupp. Participants will also have free time to delve into the most authentic areas of the island. Subsequently, it is expected the meeting to board and then back to the hotel.
Day 7: Reggia di Caserta / Return to Rome
Visit the imposing Palace of Caserta (including park and palace interiors). Once inside, it will be impossible to hold the amazement in front of his “numbers”: 1,200 rooms, 1,900 windows, 34 staircases! Free lunch and departure for the return, expected in the evening in Rome (airport).
- Accommodation in 3 *** / 4 **** – BB;
- 3 full days and 3 ½ professional local guide; Earphones during visits to Rome,
- Tickets included: Orvieto Cathedral, the Colosseum, the Forum Palatine, the Vatican Museums, St. Peter’s, Palace of Caserta;
- Train to/from Rome / Naples;
- Private transfer from Naples to Sorrento; Bus transfer from Sorrento to Positano, Amalfi boat ticket; Ferry to / from Capri;
Services not included:
- Cancellation insurance;
- Any taxes;
- Any other tickets ;
- Everything not listed under “included”;