Italy Itinerary

Best of Italy Tour
ITINERARY

Day 1 (Travel Day)

  • Transportation to Toronto Airport from Rochester included.
  • Flying from Toronto to Catania Airport in Sicily.
  • Flight information to be determined.

Day 2

  • Start of 3 Night Stay at Diamond Hotel - 5 Star Hotel in Taormina (#1 On Map)
  • Welcome reception following check-in
  • Dinner at a fine local restaurant in Taormina
  • Evening at leisure

Day 3

  • Following breakfast head to Taormina’s beach for a two hour optional boat tour with swimming time in the heart of the Mediterranean
  • Head to Savoca (#2 On Map), the home of the “Godfather” motion picture
  • Enjoy dinner at a fine local restaurant
  • After dinner enjoy an optional visit to Castelmola or enjoy Taormina’s City Centre

Day 4

  • Following breakfast enjoy one of the beautiful pools at your five star hotel
  • Visit Mt. Etna (#3 On Map)
  • Later in the afternoon enjoy a visit at leisure in beautiful Taormina Centre
  • Enjoy dinner at a fine restaurant before heading back to the hotel

Day 5

  • Start of 3 Night Stay at the Hilton Sorrento, a 4 Star Superior Hotel
  • Following breakfast head North to beautiful Sorrento (#4 On Map)
  • After check-in at your hotel enjoy a brief rest
  • Enjoy dinner at a fine local restaurant
  • Remainder of the evening is at leisure

Day 6

  • Following breakfast get ready for an exciting day. First, enjoy the Amalfi Coast drive with spectacular views of the Amalfi Coast. During this 2 hour tour we will stop for photos above Positano and will make a short stop at an exclusive ceramic souvenir shop (#5 On Map)
  • Enjoy a brief visit to the breathtaking cliffside village of Positano before taking a fast ferry to the beautiful Island of Capri (#6 On Map)
  • Upon reaching the Island of Capri, take the Funicular to the City Centre (included) and enjoy the afternoon at leisure
  • Return to Sorrento in the evening and complete the night with a great dinner at a local fine restaurant
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Positano, Italy
Amalfi Coast
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Gandolfo Pope's Residence
Piazza Navona

Day 7

  • Following breakfast relax for a few hours by the pool side or take an optional tour to Pompeii (#7 On Map)
  • While at Sorrento enjoy the rest of the day at leisure
  • Complete the evening with dinner at a fine local restaurant

Day 8

  • Start of 2 Night Stay at the Rome Marriott Park Hotel – a 5 Star Hotel
  • Following breakfast head north to Rome (#8 On Map)
  • Enjoy a brief visit to the Roman Hills where you will visit Castel Gandolfo, the home of the Pope’s summer residence
  • Following check-in at your hotel, enjoy dinner at a fine local restaurant with live entertainment
  • Complete the evening with the Rome by night tour – Relax in your air conditioned first class motor coach seat as your driver takes you throughout Rome’s historical site

Day 9

  • Following breakfast visit the Vatican. Enjoy an escorted 2 hour tour of the Sistine Chapel & Vatican Museum.
  • Following the Vatican drive a short distance and enjoy a one hour visit inside Colosseum at leisure
  • Enjoy a great dinner at Tanagra’s Restaurant with the spectacular Opera show.
  • Following dinner enjoy Rome’s walking tour as you visit: Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, Pantheon, Piazza Navona

Day 10

  • Start of 2 Night Stay in Florence Marriott Hotel (#9 On Map)
  • Following breakfast head to Cortona, the home of the “Under the Tuscan Sun” motion picture where you will enjoy the afternoon at leisure
  • Time permitting, enjoy a brief stop in the heart of Siena
  • Check-in in Florence Marriott hotel & relax before heading out to dinner
  • Tonight enjoy dinner at La Certosa restaurant with live entertainment

Day 11

  • Following breakfast enjoy a brief drive in the Tuscan countryside with a stop at the Florence American Cemetery & Memorial
  • Continue on to the Verrazzano Winery where you will enjoy a tour of one of Italy’s finest winery. We strongly suggest the optional lunch with wine tasting following the tour
  • Following the winery enjoy the afternoon and evening in the heart of Florence, the Renaissance City at leisure
  • Enjoy dinner at a fine local restaurant

Day 12

  • Start of 2 Night Stay in Venice
  • Following breakfast, head to Venice, the most romantic city in the world, where you will enjoy the day at leisure
  • Optional Gondola ride available for the group
  • Return to your hotel in the evening and enjoy dinner at a fine local restaurant

Day 13

  • Following breakfast head north to Cortina D’Ampezzo in the Dolomite Mountains
  • Take a gondola ride to the top of Cristallo Mountain for a brief visit and enjoy a spectacular view of the Dolomite Mountains
  • Continue on to Lake Misurina and enjoy an optional pizza lunch at a local restaurant
  • Enjoy a brief stop in Cortina D’Ampezzo and return to your hotel in the evening
  • Enjoy a Farewell dinner tonight and get ready to head back to the USA the following day

Day 14 (Travel Day)

  • Return flight to USA - TBD
Tuscany
italian winery
Verazzano Winery
Venice
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