Rome and sicily

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    Price

    1.494,00$

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    Daily Tour

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    Duration

    10 days 9 nights

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    Max

    Max 13 people

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    Location

    Salerno,

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ABOUT

Rome, Italy’s capital, is a sprawling, cosmopolitan city with nearly 3,000 years of globally influential art, architecture and culture on display. Ancient ruins such as the Forum and the Colosseum evoke the power of the former Roman Empire. Vatican City, headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church, has St. Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican Museums, which house masterpieces such as Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel frescoes.

Area: 1,285 km²
Population: 2.868 million (2010)
Currency: Euro

Naples, a city in southern Italy, sits on the Bay of Naples. Nearby is Mount Vesuvius, the still-active volcano that destroyed nearby Roman town Pompeii. Dating to the 2nd millennium B.C., Naples has centuries of important art and architecture. The city’s cathedral, the Duomo di San Gennaro, is filled with frescoes. Other major landmarks include the lavish Royal Palace and Castel Nuovo, a 13th-century castle.

Area: 117.27 km²
Population: 983,755 thousand (2014)
Currency: Italian Lira / Euro

Salerno is a port city southeast of Naples, in Italy. Atop Monte Bonadies, the centuries-old Arechi Castle has sea views, plus Museo Medievale del Castello, exhibiting medieval ceramics and coins. In town, built on the ruins of a Roman temple, is Salerno Cathedral. It has Byzantine bronze doors, a baroque crypt and a marble altar. The terraced Minerva’s Garden has been growing medicinal plants since the 14th century.

Area: 58.96 km²
Population: 134,744 Thousand (2014)
Currency: Euro

Messina is a harbor city in northeast Sicily, separated from mainland Italy by the Strait of Messina. It’s known for the Norman Messina Cathedral, with its Gothic portal, 15th-century windows and an astronomical clock on the bell tower. Nearby are marble fountains decorated with mythological figures, like the Fontana di Orione, with its carved inscriptions, and the Neptune Fountain, topped by a statue of the sea god.

Area: 211.2 km²
Population: 241,206 thousand (2014)
Currency: Italian Lira / Euro

Syracuse is a city in New York State. It’s home to the Erie Canal Museum, tracing the waterway’s history in the 1850 Weighlock Building. In the old state armory, the Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science & Technology (MOST) offers interactive exhibits and a planetarium. Designed by I.M. Pei, the Everson Museum of Art focuses on American artwork. The opulent 1920s Landmark Theatre hosts Broadway hits and concerts.

Area: 66.33 km²
Population: 143,378 Thousand (2016)
Currency: Dollar

Palermo is the capital of the Italian island of Sicily. The 12th-century Palermo Cathedral houses royal tombs, while the huge neoclassical Teatro Massimo is known for opera performances. Also in the center are the Palazzo dei Normanni, a royal palace started in the 9th century, and the Cappella Palatina, with Byzantine mosaics. Busy markets include the central Ballarò street market and the Vucciria, near the port.

Area: 158.9 km²
Population: 678,492 Thousand (2014)
Currency: Italian Lira / Euro

Agrigento is a hilltop city on Sicily’s southwest shore. It’s known for the ruins of the ancient city of Akragas in the Valley of the Temples, a vast archaeological site with well-preserved Greek temples. On the modern city’s outskirts is the Museo Archeologico Regionale ‘Pietro Griffo’, with artifacts and a telamon (giant male figure). West lies Scala dei Turchi, a stepped white cliff overlooking sandy beaches.

Area: 245.3 km²
Population: 59,791 Thousand (2016)
Currency: Italian Lira / Euro

Taormina is a hilltop town on the east coast of Sicily. It sits near Mount Etna, an active volcano with trails leading to the summit. The town is known for the Teatro Antico di Taormina, an ancient Greco-¬Roman theater still used today. Near the theater, cliffs drop to the sea forming coves with sandy beaches. A narrow stretch of sand connects to Isola Bella, a tiny island and nature reserve.

Area: 13.13 km²
Population: 11,075 Thousand (2016)
Currency: Euro

Marsala is an Italian town located in the Province of Trapani in the westernmost part of Sicily. Marsala is the most populated town in its province and the fifth in Sicily.

Area: 241.6 km²
Population: 82,765 thousand (2010)
Currency: Italian Lira / Euro

Noto is a city and comune in the Province of Syracuse, Sicily, Italy. It is 32 kilometres southwest of the city of Syracuse at the foot of the Iblean Mountains. It lends its name to the surrounding area Val di Noto.

Area: 550.9 km²
Population: 23,913 thousand (2015)
Currency: Italian Lira / Euro

THE PRICE INCLUDES
  • Europamundo General Services: Travel by bus with English speaking guide, basic travel insurance, and breakfast buffet.
  • Includes arrival transfer.
  • City tour in: Rome, Agriento, Palermo, Pompeii.
  • Evening Transfer: Via Cavour.
  • Transfer: Monreale in Palermo.
  • Ticket admission: Coliseum.
  • Ferry: Naples – Capri, Capri – Sorrento, San Giovanni / Messina in Sicily, Palermo – Naples.
  • 5 / 6 lunch or dinner included in: Salerno, Taormina, Taormina, Agrigento, Palermo.
THE PRICE NOT INCLUDES
  • VISA.
  • Flight Tickets.
  • Personal Expenses.

ITINERARY

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Arrival 
Reception.  Transfer to hotel and free time. You will
receive information about the start of the circuit during the
afternoon, or you can check the informative panels in the
hotel reception area. 
02 SAT. Roma.-
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: City tour of Rome. Roman
Coliseum (admission price included) and visit to the
Vatican City.
In the morning, we have a scenic tour of the city,
which will be a great introduction to The Eternal city.
We visit the tiny state of the Vatican. The Vatican City
is a principal centre of Christianity in the world. You
will be able to visit St. Peter’s Basilica. And we have
also included admission to the Roman Coliseum, the
principal symbol of Rome. This impressive construction
dates back 2,000 years and will transport us in time so
that we can learn about ancient society in the Roman
Empire. In the evening we provide transport to the Via
Cavour area, were you will find restaurants serving Italian,
Indian, Chinese and international food. Return to hotel.
Free day in the eternal city. You can take the opportunity to
visit one of the oldest cities in Europe
An early start in Rome, to travel to the south of Italy. We pass
through NAPLES where we embark (boat ticket included)
for the ISLAND OF CAPRI; if you wish, you can take a launch
to the Blue Grotto or take a trip on the cable car to Capri
capital. After lunch, we will board once more and continue to
SORRENTO, a town full of charm and tourist life at the foot
of the cliff. Time to stroll. We continue to the Gulf of Salerno.
Dinner included and accommodation in SALERNO.
We travel to the south of ¨the boot¨. Attractive southern
Italian scenery as we cross the Cilento National Park. We
arrive in PAOLA, on the shores of the Tyrrhenian Sea, we
visit the sanctuary of St Francis of Paola and we have
free time for lunch in its pretty historic centre. We go on our
way to VILLA SAN GIOVANNI where we take a short ferry
crossing to the island of SICILY. Arrival in MESSINA where
we will have time for a stroll and to visit the cathedral
before continuing to TAORMINA. Dinner included. NB:
Accommodation in the region of Taormina, the
accommodation may sometimes be in Messina.
At the foot of the Etna volcano, the very beautiful city of
TAORMINA was defined by Churchill as the prettiest place
on earth. Time to stroll around the ancient city centre full
of life, its Greek theatre overlooking unforgettable scenery.
You can also enjoy the beach. Dinner included 
We travel to SYRACUSE, a city which for a time rivalled
Athens and Rome for its power and splendour. Time to
visit its magnificent historic centre. After lunch we go on to
NOTO, a small city that seems to have stopped in time, the
Baroque jewel of Sicily. We carry on towards AGRIGENTO.
Dinner included. In the coach we see the magnificent
temple complex lit up.
With a local guide we visit the Valley of the Temples,
An impressive archaeological site considered the most
complete complex of Greek temples (ticket not included).
We travel to MARSALA, a historic city with a lot of
atmosphere and a famous wine, and time for lunch. We
go on around the Marsala salt marshes to ERICE, a very
picturesque Phoenician town overlooking the sea. Time to
stroll. We carry on to PALERMO. Dinner included.
After breakfast, tour of PALERMO. The Sicilian capital
is a city full of contrasts. Stories of Arabs, Normans, the
splendour of the Baroque period. The city particularly
stands out for the Palace of the Normans with its Palatine
Chapel and Cathedral. In the afternoon, we include a
transfer to the beautiful village (now an outlying district
of Palermo) of MONREALE. Return to Palermo. At the
end of the afternoon we board a modern night ferry.
Accommodation in double cabins with bathroom.
Arrival to NAPLES early in the morning (breakfast not
included). After disembarkation, time for breakfast. We
continue to POMPEYA where you can admire the remains
of this Roman city that was covered by the ashes of the
Vesuvius with local guide (tickets not included). After lunch,
continue to CASSINO, will be able to visit the immense
abbey; time also in the Polish Cemetery that reminds us that
in this place one of the hardest battles of the Second World
War took place. Continue to ROME. Arrival in Rome at the
end of the evening.

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