9 Days / 8 Nights
Day 01 - Rome
Welcome to Italy! Upon arrival meet your personal driver who will escort to your Hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. Overnight.
Day 02 - Rome - Pompeii - Vesuvius - Naples (BLD)
Breakfast at the Hotel and departure to Pompeii, the famous archaeological excavations, the Roman city both destroyed and preserved by an eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. Enjoy the lunch in a characteristic restaurant close Pompeii and then proceed to Vesuvius, the most famous volcano in the world. After reached by bus an altitude 1000 m, continue on a walking path with a volcanologist guide, totally immersed in nature and enjoying a breathtaking view. Proceed back to Naples and enjoy a short guided tour through the historic city center. Overnight.
Day 03 - Naples - San Nicola Arcella - Diamante - Saint Francis Sanctuary - Pizzo (BLD)
Breakfast at the hotel and departure to Riviera dei Cedri to discover San Nicola Arcella, a small seaside town founded by the Normans.The route continues towards Diamante, ‘the city of chili pepper’. Enjoy a guided tour through the narrow streets of the small fishing village to admire the famous murals and walk along the sea promenade. Lunch in a typical restaurant in Diamante to taste some chili-based specialties. Stop en route in Paola, one of the most important destinations of the religious tourism in Calabria, where Saint Francis of Paola was born. Admire various works and buildings such as the 17th-century like the fountain in Piazza del Popolo, the ancient clock tower, the baroque facade of the church of Madonna di Montevergine and finally the birthplace of Saint Francis. Visit of the Saint Francis of Paola Sanctuary and discover his history. Transfer to the area of Pizzo, Overnight.
Day 04 - Pizzo - Zungri‘S Caves - Tropea - Pizzo (BLD)
Breakfast at the hotel.Visit of Pizzo, a charming little town overlooking the Costa degli Dei. The tour will start from the suggestive Church of Piedigrotta, visit of the historical center, which o ers beautiful views over the coast below and the Gioacchino Murat Castle. Stop for a typical lunch and tasting of the renowned ‘Tartufo’ ice cream. Proceed to Zungri, visit its famous caves, a unique rock settlement in Calabria of the twelfth and fourteenth centuries and Tropea, ‘the City of the Turquoise Sea’, famous for its white beaches, the Sanctuary of Santa Maria dell’Isola and its touristic harbor where it is possible to admire vessels, luxury yachts and fishing boats. Transfer to Hotel in the area of Pizzo, Overnight.
Day 05 - Pizzo - Reggio Calabria - Scilla - Pizzo (BLD)
Breakfast at the hotel and departure to Reggio Calabria, known for the interesting optical phenomenon of the ‘Fata Morgana’ and Riace bronzes, unique masterpiece of Greek style. Once here, enjoy a guided tour of the National Museum of Magna Graecia and admire the famous Riace Bronzes and other archaeological treasures buried under the Mediterranean Sea. Stop for lunch in a typical restaurant. After lunch, enjoy a walk along the Falcomatà sea promenade, known as ‘the most beautiful kilometer in Italy’, with a view of the Strait of Messina. Proceed to Scilla, place rich of myths and legenda mentioned in the Divina Commedia. Enjoy a guided visit of Castello Ru¬o and Chianalea area, an ancient and charming fishing district with houses directly on the sea. Transfer to Hotel in the area of Pizzo, Overnight.
Day 06 - Pizzo - Villa Di Casignana - Locri - Gerace - Stilo - Catanzaro (BLD)
Breakfast at the hotel and proceed to the visit of the Roman Villa in Casignana, one of the most important Italian historic abode and considered the largest complex of Roman floor mosaics in Southern Italy, after the Sicilian Piazza Armerina. Continue towards the archaeological area of Locri Epizefiri, visit the Ionic Temple of Marasà, the Temple of House Marafioti, the shrines of Pan and Persephone together with the Archaeological Museum. Lunch in a typical tavern, proceed to Gerace, one of the most beautiful villages in Calabria, stop for typical product tasting. Departure towards Stilo to discover the Cattolica, a small Greek-Byzantine temple and transfer to Hotel in the area of Catanzaro Lido. Overnight.
Day 07 - Catanzaro - Isola Capo Rizzuto - Tenuta Senatore - Matera (BD)
Breakfast at the hotel and departure to Capo Rizzuto isle. Discover an amazing guided tour of the Aragonese Castle, a fortress served as a shelter for soldiers who fought against invaders from the sea. Proceed to the historic center, admire its typical medieval architectures and its medieval gate that divides the old part from the new one. Transfer to the Senatore estate to taste the famous Cirò DOC wine, enjoy guided tour of the estate. At the end be delighted by a wine tasting accompanied by rich aperitif with local products. Transfer to Hotel in the area of Matera, Overnight.
Day 08 - Matera - Rome (BLD)
Breakfast at the hotel and stop in Matera, UNESCO World Heritage site and European Capital of Culture 2019. Visit to the Sassi, the ancient city completely carved out of the limestone rock, then short stop for a typical Lucan products tasting and lunch with genuine traditional dishes. Long distance transfer to Hotel in Rome, Overnight.
Day 09 - Rome (B)
Breakfast at the Hotel and meet your private driver who will escort you to the airport for your onward flight.