The Best of Italy & Sicily 2020

The Best of Italy & Sicily 2020


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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

Italy is a country with so much to offer—amazing scenery, ancient ruins, a rich history, sumptuous cuisine, architectural treasures, splendid art, designer shops, and friendly people. On this Best of Italy & Sicily tour, you’ll experience some of the most popular cities and historic sights of Italy and Sicily, including overnights in Milan, Venice Island, Florence, Rome, Naples, Capri, Pizzo Calabro, Palermo, Agrigento, and Taormina Riviera. If art is your focus, you’ll be delighted by Michelangelo’s David in Florence and his ceiling paintings in the Sistine Chapel in Rome, which you’ll also see on this tour. Watch glassblowers in action as they create their beautiful art in Venice. Or if historical churches interest you, you’re sure to be delighted by the 12th-century Norman cathedral in Monreale, famous for its 50,000 square feet of precious byzantine mosaics; and St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. In Monteriggioni, visit the medieval town and walk on the rampartsTour highlights also include the Papal Palace and Barberini Gardens in Castel Gandolfo, the excavations in Pompeii, and Agrigento, where you’ll see ancient Greek structures that have survived for 2,400 years! You’ll also visit the impressive Villa Romana del Casale in Piazza Armerina. Photos and words cannot adequately capture these sights—you must visit them in person! And from Naples you’ll cross the Bay of Naples by jetfoil to the Isle of Capri for an overnight stay, a funicular ride, and a guided visit to the Gardens of Augustus! These are just a few of the many highlights on this Best of Italy & Sicily tour. So if you want to see Italy, let Globus handle the details—including special experiences such as wine tasting in Marsala, a granita tasting in Cefalù, plus various dinners at local restaurants to try the regional specialties—and all you need to do is focus your energy on experiencing this marvelous country!

Day 1: ARRIVE IN MILAN, ITALY.
Welcome to Milan! At 5 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. (D)

Day 2: MILAN–VENICE ISLAND.
Follow your Local Guide on a walking tour. Visit the SFORZESCO CASTLE GROUNDS and MUSEUM. Then, visit PIAZZA DUOMO with its magnificent gothic cathedral, the glass-domed GALLERIA, and admire the famous La Scala Opera House. Leave Milan and drive through the flat Po area to Venice, a favorite destination for romantics and art lovers from all over the globe. Enter in style by PRIVATE BOAT. (B)

Day 3: VENICE ISLAND
. Meet your Local Guide and walk to ST. MARK’S SQUARE. Visit the byzantine BASILICA, lavish DOGES’ PALACE, and the world-famous BRIDGE OF SIGHS. Watch a skilled GLASSBLOWER fashion delicate objects in an age-old tradition. Time to explore Venice at your own pace or join an exciting optional lagoon cruise to the colorful island of Burano. (B)

Day 4: VENICE ISLAND–FLORENCE.
A scenic drive across the flat Apennines brings you to Florence, “Cradle of the Renaissance.” With your Local Guide visit the ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS with Michelangelo’s celebrated David. Continue your walking tour through the historic center and stand in awe in front of the magnificent cathedral. Admire Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistry’s heavy bronze “Gates of Paradise,” and the sculpture-studded SIGNORIA SQUARE. Afterward, you may wish to shop for Florentine leather goods and gold jewelry, sold by the ounce. Later, [LF] dinner will be served at a local restaurant. (B,D)

Day 5: FLORENCE–MONTERIGGIONI–ROME.
Look forward to an exciting experience: a WALK ON THE RAMPARTS of the medieval town of Monteriggioni with beautiful views of the surrounding Chianti region before continuing to Rome. (B)

Day 6: ROME
. Guided sightseeing of the “Eternal City” starts with a visit to the VATICAN MUSEUMS and SISTINE CHAPEL with Michelangelo’s ceiling paintings and The Last Judgment, followed by a visit to monumental ST. PETER’S SQUARE and BASILICA to admire Michelangelo’s Pietà. Then, enjoy views of other major sites as you drive to the Roman Forum to visit the ancient COLOSSEUM, where gladiators once fought. Afterward time at leisure; optional excursions are available. (B)

Day 7: ROME–CASTEL GANDOLFO–NAPLES.
Look forward to a unique experience: [LF] a guided visit of the impressive PAPAL PALACE in Castel Gandolfo, former summer residence of the popes and, since 2016, a museum that is open to the public. Also visit the magnificent BARBERINI GARDENS, where ruins of the residence of Roman Emperor Domitian are still visible. Then, continue south on the Highway of the Sun to arrive in the busy port city of Naples. (B,D)

Day 8: NAPLES. EXCURSION TO POMPEII
. In nearby POMPEII, the Roman city both destroyed and preserved by an eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD, join your Local Guide for an exciting visit to the excavations. See a patrician home, public baths, and shops that give a striking picture of what day-to-day life was like in Rome at its apex of power. Return to Naples, where guided sightseeing features the main sights, and visit the ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM, where many of the treasures that were recuperated from Pompeii are on display. (B)

Day 9: NAPLES–CAPRI.
Speed across the bay by JETFOIL to the Isle of Capri for your overnight stay. Ride the FUNICULAR to Capri Village, where guided sightseeing includes a visit to the GARDENS OF AUGUSTUS offering spectacular panoramic views. Spend the rest of the day to further explore this wonderful island at your own pace. (B,D)

Day 10: CAPRI–SORRENTO–PIZZO CALABRO
. Return to the mainland and spend time in the charming seaside resort of Sorrento. Drive south to Calabria for your resort overnight stay. (B,D)

Day 11: PIZZO CALABRO–CEFALÙ–PALERMO
. Board your FERRY and cross the Strait of Messina to land in Sicily. Follow the northern coastline and arrive in spectacular Cefalù, where you [LF] taste a traditional granita. Time to explore the old town with its medieval lanes and seafront promenade. Next is Palermo, the capital of Sicily. (B)

Day 12: PALERMO
. Sightseeing with a Local Guide features the ornate Piazza Bellini, Capo Market, the baroque Church of Immacolata, and a visit to the magnificent CATHEDRAL. Drive up to Monreale for a panoramic view of the Conca d’Oro and a visit to the 12th-century NORMAN CATHEDRAL, famous for its 50,000 square feet of precious byzantine mosaics. (B)

Day 13: PALERMO–MARSALA–AGRIGENTO
. After a visit to a traditional SALT MILL in Marsala, look forward to a [LF] WINE TASTING at the famous Florio wine cellar to sample and learn about Marsala wines. Your next destination is Agrigento, where a Local Guide takes you for a spectacular walk through the magnificent VALLEY OF TEMPLES. Even travelers who have visited Athens and Delphi are awed by the gigantic yet graceful Greek structures that miraculously survived 24 centuries of tormented history. (B,D)

Day 14: AGRIGENTO–PIAZZA ARMERINA–TAORMINA RIVIERA
. Enjoy the scenic beauty and treasures of the island’s heart on your way to Piazza Armerina, where a guided visit features the impressive VILLA ROMANA DEL CASALE with its mosaics. In Taormina, follow your Tour Director for a pleasant walk along Corso Umberto before arriving at your comfortable hotel. (B)

Day 15: TAORMINA RIVIERA
. A full day at leisure gives you a chance to join the exciting optional excursion to Mount Etna. Spend the afternoon to relax or for individual activities. This evening, a farewell dinner at a local restaurant awaits. (B,D)

Day 16: TAORMINA RIVIERA
.Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

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Inclusions

Sightseeing & Activities:

MILAN
Welcome dinner; guided sightseeing, visit the Sforzesco Castle grounds and the museum

VENICE ISLAND
Private boat ride; guided walking tour, visit St. Mark’s Square and Basilica, Doges’ Palace, and the Bridge of Sighs; glassblower demonstration

FLORENCE
Guided walking tour, visit Michelangelo’s David and Signoria Square; [LF] dinner at a local restaurant

MONTERIGGIONI
Visit the medieval town and walk on its ramparts

ROME
Guided sightseeing, visit the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Square and Basilica, and the Colosseum

CASTEL GANDOLFO
[LF] Guided visit of the Papal Palace and Barberini Gardens

POMPEII
Guided walking tour of the excavations

NAPLES
Guided sightseeing, visit the Archaeological Museum

NAPLES–CAPRI–SORRENTO
By jetfoil

CAPRI
Funicular ride, guided sightseeing, visit the Gardens of Augustus

STRAIT OF MESSINA
Ferry crossing

CEFALÙ
Visit the seaside town; [LF] granita tasting

PALERMO
Guided sightseeing, visit the cathedral, and the Norman cathedral in Monreale

MARSALA
Visit a salt mill; [LF] wine tasting at the Florio wine cellar

AGRIGENTO
Guided walking tour of the Valley of Temples

PIAZZA ARMERINA
Guided visit of the Villa Romana del Casale

TAORMINA
Enjoy a walk along Corso Umberto; farewell dinner at a local restaurantMotorcoach; private boat ride in Venice; jetfoil; funicular ride in Capri; ferry crossing; Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.

Meals:
Full buffet breakfast daily; 7 three-course dinners, including dinners at a local restaurant in Florence and Taormina


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Accommodations

Prices are per person, based on double room occupancy.

Single room supplement:
$1,130-$1,230

Triple room reduction per person:
$40

Extra nights per person in Milan:
in single room $177-$615, in twin $101-$355, in triple $99-$303

Extra nights per person in Taormina Riviera:
in single room $109-$158, in twin / in triple $75-$123

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Questions & Answers

Question: How many suitcases can I take with me on my trip?

Each person is allowed one "check-in," and one "carry-on." Remember to take all valuables with you as "carry-on", because electronic equipment, cameras, laptops, jewelry, business documents and money are not covered by the airlines' liability, so always carry them aboard with you.

Question: Is Airfare Included in the Price?

Airfare from your point of origin to and from the trip is not included in the land price.


Note: AffordableTours.com is a travel agent for Globus. All prices, itineraries, accommodations and dates are subject to change without notice and at any time by the tour operators. All prices are USD per person and based on double occupancy. Availability is limited and must be reconfirmed at time of booking. Please call us toll free at 1-800-935-2620 to confirm availability and current pricing on all our discounted specials. The prices on this website are not guaranteed until a deposit has been made. We are not responsible for errors, omissions, or changes in these prices until a booking has been confirmed by one of our agents. Some land prices may include an internal air component and discounts will not be offered on the internal air component. Discounts will not be offered on packages with a land price of less than $500.

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