7 Days South Italy

  • Destination: Italy
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Price: euro589

TOUR PROGRAM 2 nights Roma , 1 night Napoli, Pompei, Reggio Calabria, 1 night Messina 1 night Palermo, 1 night at ship to Roma 7 Days Day 1 – Roma (I) xxx Hotel check-in  Sightseeing at Roma including Colosseum (Built 80 AD it is an elliptical amphitheatre and the largest ever built in the Roman […]

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TOUR PROGRAM

2 nights Roma , 1 night Napoli, Pompei, Reggio Calabria, 1 night Messina

1 night Palermo, 1 night at ship to Roma

7 Days

Day 1 – Roma (I) xxx

Hotel check-in 
Sightseeing at Roma including Colosseum (Built 80 AD it is an elliptical amphitheatre and the largest ever built in the Roman Empire. Used for gladiatorial contests and public spectacles. Today, the Colosseum is in a ruined condition, but is the symbol of Rome worldwide and is a major tourist attraction – a must see!! )
 Piazza Navona (A large square in Rome that features many Baroque attractions by Gian Lorenzo Bernini; Francesco Borromini; Giacomo della Porta. It is a popular place for Romans and tourists to visit not only for its sculptures and architecture, but also for its street performers, restaurants and cafes, exhibitions and several small stalls selling paintings and novelty goods. )
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colosseum

Day 2 – Roma (I)

Breakfast
Whole day city tour including
Vittorio Emanuele II monument (The colossal white marble structure is a monument to honour Victor Emmanuel II, the first king of a unified Italy. Locals compare it to a wedding cake or a Victorian typewriter!) 
Castel Sant’Angelo (A large cylindrical building commissioned by the Roman Emperor Hadrian as a mausoleum for himself and his family. Built around 123AD the building spent over a thousand years as a fortress and castle, and is now a museum. )
THE PANTHEON (The Pantheon, was built by the Roman’s in 125 AD as a pagan temple. It is the best-preserved and most beautifully proportioned of Romes ancient monuments. The circular building has been in continuous use throughout its history. Since the 7th century, the Pantheon has been used as a Christian church.)
Oversleep at Roma
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Day 3 – Roma (I) – Napoli (I)

Breakfast, Hotel check-out
Transfer to Napoli Hotel check-in
Sightseeing including Capodimonte Royal Palace and Museum (Intended originally as a hunting lodge for King Charles III, the Palazzo Reale di Capodimonte grew to become the royal residence and a place for the king to house the Farnese collection, which he had inherited. The collection includes portraits of members of ruling families by Titian and formed the basis for the National Gallery(Galleria Nazionale), one of the finest art collections in Italy, now housed here. Its more than 500 pictures include, in addition to the Titians, works by Mantegna, Caravaggio, Raphael, Botticelli, El Greco, Bellini, and Neapolitan artists of the 17th and 18th centuries. In the royal apartments, you’ll find furniture, tapestries, and porcelain used in the palace during the Bourbon and Savoy dynasties. The small room,Salottino di Porcellana, is completely lined with porcelain.)
Castel Nuovo (On the south side of the Piazza del Municipio, the five-towered Castel Nuovo, also known as the Maschio Angioino, was the residence of kings and viceroys of Naples. Its history reflects the various rulers – French, Aragonese, Spanish, and Austrian — each adding and renovating to suit the times. It was originally built by Charles I of Anjou in 1279-82, and was enlarged by Alfonso I of Aragon, who had the grand Early Renaissance Triumphal Arch between the towers added between 1453 and 1467 to celebrate his victorious entry into the city. Parts of it are used for events and expositions, but the Armoury Hall, the southern courtyard, the Charles V Hall, and the Sala della Loggia are usually open. In the courtyard is the Gothic church of Santa Barbara (or Cappella Palatina).
Oversleep at Napoli
castel-nuovo

Day 4 – Napoli (I) – Pompeii (I) – Reggio Calabria (I) – Messina (I)

Breakfast, Hotel check-out
Visit Pompeii including
Amphitheater (Dating from 80 BC, the massive Amphitheater at the far end of Pompeii, which seated 12,000 spectators, is the oldest surviving Roman amphitheater. Right next to it is the Palaestra, with colonnades around three sides and a swimming pool in the center. Beyond the Porta di Nocera, outside the city walls, is a necropolis(cemetery), much like those that lay outside the walls of all Roman (and other) ancient towns.)
Forum (The principal square of a Roman town, the Forum is enclosed by colonnades and bounded on the north by the Temple of Jupiter, rising on a three-meter base. At the corner to its right is the Macellum, a hall for selling food. Various shrines, temples, and other buildings surround the Forum — the Shrine of the Lares, the Temple of Vespasian, a hall for selling wool, and the Curia, where the town council met. Nearby, the basilica was used as a market and a law-court. To its left, the Temple of Apollo is surrounded by 48 Ionic columns. One of the newer homes to be opened is that of Triptolemus, in front of the basilica. Dating from the second century BC, this was obviously owned by a prosperous and important family, as you can tell by its two atriums (courtyards) and two peristyles (columned garden courtyards)
Visit Reggio Calabria including Museo Nazionale della Magna Grecia ( It is an Italian archaeological museum in Reggio Calabria with an archaeological collection from sites in Magna Grecia, the famous Bronzi di Riace bill be exhibited in the museum after its restoration.)
Hotel check-in Messina
Afternoon walking and sightseeing including
The Bell Tower and Astronomical Clock
(This 60-meter high bell-tower, reconstructed using old designs, contains one of the greatest of all astronomical clocks, a work by the Strasbourg firm of Ungerer placed there in 1933. Every day at noon (or sometimes shortly after) the figures begin moving and show scenes from the history of Messina, including the handing-over of the legendary letter of protection from the Madonna to Messina. The show begins with a gilded lion waving a banner and roaring, and the action continues for 15 minutes with animated figures popping out of windows. On the side of the tower facing the church façade, a clock face shows astronomical information.)
Panoramic Road and Sacrario di Cristo Re
(An attractive panoramic route, Viale Italia, begins to the west of the university and continues westwards under varying names (Viale Principe Umberto, Viale Regina Margherita). The walkways and boulevards run above the city, following the course of the old fortifications, and end in the north on the coast road. The route skirts the Botanic Garden, the rebuilt Santuario di Montalto, and the votive chapel of Sacrario di Cristo Re. This shrine, with its huge octagonal dome, is a memorial to war casualties, and its bell tolls hourly in their memory. Near Prince Umberto Avenue is a beautiful esplanade with panoramic views across the city and harbor.)
Oversleep at Messina
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 Day 5 – Messina (I) – Palermo (I)

Breakfast Hotel-check out
Transfer to Palermo, Hotel-check in
Sightseeing including Cathedral
(The east exterior of Palermo’s cathedral retains the original Norman character – three apses, cross-over round arches, and curved parapets. The south side, overlooking the square, is memorable for its 1453 Gothic-Catalan portico through which you’ll enter. One of its columns, with an early Arabic inscription, comes from a mosque. The triangular pediment contains a carving, God the Father on His Throne, and above the doorway, a 13th-century mosaic of the Virgin Mary on a gold background. The bell-tower dates to the 12th century but was rebuilt in 1840. The Loggia dell’Incoronata to the left of the west front, where kings appeared following their coronation, was also built in the 12th century but altered in the 15th.)
Norman Palace
(In the ninth century, the Arabs built a palace for their Emir, and under the Norman rulers and the Hohenstaufen Frederick II, the palace became even more splendid. It suffered a long period of neglect, until the Spanish viceroy renovated and extended it to use as his residence. Since 1947, the regional parliament of Sicily has sat here.)
Botanic Garden
(Along the seafront to the east and southeast of the Porta Felice extends the Foro Umberto I, a broad boulevard with magnificent views of the Bay of Palermo. On warm evenings, it seems as though half of Palermo is enjoying a stroll here. At the southern end of the Foro Umberto I is the beautiful Villa Giulia park, also known as La Flora, laid out in 1777. On the west side of this, the Botanic Garden (Orto Botanico) has a magnificent variety of plants including date and coconut palms, banana trees, and fine stands of bamboo and papyrus. The garden, one of the most important in Europe, covers 11 hectares, and between its beds and hot-houses contains more than 12,000 species of plants from all over the world.)
Oversleep at Palermo

Palermo Botanical Gardens (Orto Botanico), a Moreton Bay Fig Tree (Banyan Tree, Ficus macrophylla), Sicily, Italy, Europe. This is a photo of Palermo Botanical Gardens (Orto Botanico) showing a Moreton Bay Fig Tree (Banyan Tree, Ficus macrophylla), Sicily, Italy, Europe.

Day 6 – Palermo (I) – Ship at night

Breakfast, Hotel check-out
Shopping and sightseeing including  
Cappella Palatina (This court church of the Normans was consecrated in 1140; the mosaics in the chancel were probably completed in 1143, and those in the nave somewhat later. Around 1350, the mosaic on the west wall portraying Christ between Peter and Paul was added. In spite of all the changes through the centuries, the interior has not lost the overall harmony between the Latin basilica, the Byzantine dome and mosaic decoration, and the Arabic stalactite ceiling.)
Teatro Massimo (Giovanni Battista Basile and his son Ernesto built this 3,200-seat theater between 1875 and 1897. It was officially opened on 16th May 1897 with a performance of Verdi’s “Falstaff,” and thereafter became one of Sicily’s major opera houses. Daily guided tours in English will take you into the sumptuous auditorium with tiers of boxes and a frescoed dome. Be sure to notice the statue of Lyra by Mario Rutelli.)
Check in to the ship
Oversleep at the ship
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Day 7 – Ship tour – Roma (I)

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The cost includes: Hotel rooms, breakfast,  transfer km, sightseeings fees,
The cost does not include: air tickets, cost of Suggested Excursions, Tips, porterage, laundry, telephone charges, lunch, dinner, mineral water, wines, breads, ice water, all items of personal nature and also food and drinks not forming part of the group menus, dinner outside from hotel, visa fees, travel insurance, entertainment show tickets, any other costs not menitoned in the package and travel instance.
 

The price is: 589 Euro / person