Rome & Sorrento Tour
Historic Rome, the world’s largest open-air museum will take your breath away with its magnificence. Combine this with the majesty of Sorrento plus the most enchanting coastline on the Mediterranean, the Amalfi Coast, and you’ll have the perfect Rome & Sorrento Tour!
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Combine the Majestic History of Rome with the Romance & Beauty of the Amalfi Coast. Soak up history and magnificently beautiful vistas as you visit Pompeii, Naples, Sorrento, the Isle of Capri, safely travel the cliff-side Amalfi Coast Road then return to Rome to experience again the historical wonders of this magnificent city.
Day 1 Rome
Upon your arrival at Rome Airport, you will find your private driver waiting for you in the arrivals area and ready to bring you comfortably to your hotel in Rome after checking in the remainder of the day is yours to relax or explore Rome on your own.
Day 2 Rome
This morning enjoy a guided walking tour and discover some of the top attractions of Rome. This itinerary begins at Campo dei Fiori, certainly one of the most characteristic squares in Rome with its “open - air” market and the statue of Giordano Bruno in the centre. Next to Campo de’ Fiori we will admire the magical charm of Piazza Farnese, which takes its name from the imposing Palazzo Farnese. A few steps from Palazzo Farnese stands Palazzo Spada. The building is worth a stop thanks to the brilliance of forced perspective introduced by the famous architect Borromini. The arcaded courtyard is an optical illusion, in which diminishing rows of columns and a rising floor create the illusion of a gallery 37 meters long (it is 8 meters). Proceed then to Piazza Navona, one of the most famous squares in the world. Its original shape repeats with extreme faithfulness the perimeter of the ancient stadium of Domitian built in 89 A.D. The symbol of the square is the “Fountains of Four Rivers”, designed by Gian Lorenzo Bernini and competing with Borromini’s famed church S.Agnese in Agone. In a ten minute walk, we reach Piazza della Rotonda housing the unmistakable structure of the Pantheon (inside visit). The Pantheon, a building of ancient Rome, has been well preserved and is a true masterpiece of architecture. Once inside, our expert guide will be glad to give a short explanation of the history and the architectural secrets of the building. In the centre of the square, there is a fountain with a mist linear plan designed by Giacomo della Porta. From Piazza della Rotonda the distance is short to Piazza Colonna, thus named after the 2nd-century marble column celebrating the victories of the Emperor Marcus Aurelius over the Germanic populations. At present, the square is the centre of the Italian political life, which gravitates around Palazzo Chigi, the seat of the Prime Minister. We then cross Via del Corso and in just 5 minutes we are at the Trevi Fountain, a true masterpiece and certainly the most famous and spectacular fountain in Rome. The last stop of our itinerary will be Piazza di Spagna, (Spanish Steps). Extremely original in shape, it has always been the meeting place for travellers coming from all over the world. In the centre of the square, you will admire the Fontana della Barcaccia made by Pietro Bernini (father of the more famous Gian Lorenzo). This area is surely a paradise for the fashion conscious shopper and you will find the most important and famous names in the Italian style. After the tour, you can keep walking on your own along the nice shopping area of Via Condotti, or you can just have fun and relax in the numerous shops and cafes in the area. The remainder of the day is free to pass as you choose. (B)
Day 3 Rome | Naples | Pompeii | Sorrento
Today an early morning departure from your Rome hotel on board a deluxe coach with A/C sees your heading south towards Naples. Upon arrival in Naples, our local guide will take you for a walking tour of the historical centre to admire the Piazza del Plebiscito, the Royal Palace, the Gallery of Umberto I, and the San Carlo Opera House. Stop for lunch where you will enjoy typical Neapolitan specialities such as ”mozzarella, salami, pizza or pasta” (soft drinks included). From Naples, continue to Pompeii and enjoy a short visit to a coral and cameo factory, followed by a visit of the excavations of this ancient Roman city which was destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvio in 79 B.C. and buried under 4 to 6 meters of ash and stones. Proceed to Sorrento, a charming town of the Sorrentine Peninsula famous for the cultivation of oranges, lemons and olives trees. Dinner will be held at the hotel. (B.L.D)
Day 4 Sorrento | Capri | Sorrento
After breakfast at your hotel, you'll depart by boat to the island of Capri. Upon arrival at Marina Grande, enjoy a visit to the Blue Grotto (weather permitting), the Augustus Garden and a stop at the famous Piazzetta. Then transfers by Minibus to Anacapri. Visit of Anacapri with its magnificent views and enjoy some time at leisure. After lunch in Anacapri, return to Marina Grande where you will board the boat back to Sorrento. Dinner, this evening will be served at your hotel. (B.L.D)
Day 5 Sorrento | Rome
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at your hotel before a full day at leisure to explore the famous and charming town of Sorrento at your own pace, or to visit one of the jewels of the peninsula such as Positano, Ravello or Amalfi. Departure from your hotel will be at 3.30 pm to meet your tour leader for the return trip to Rome. Approximate arrival time in Rome will be 9:00 p.m. (B)
Day 6 Rome
Today marks the end of your Rome & Sorrento tour. At a time to suit your departing flight, a private transfer will take you from your hotel to Rome airport for your return flight. Or, ask your travel agent about extending your vacation with CIT Tours. (B)