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Day 1 (Friday) - Depart USA
Boarding our overnight flight, we’re off on our Italy adventure. Buon viaggio!
Day 2 (Saturday) - Arrive in Rome, Afternoon at Leisure, Dinner in Hotel
Benvenuti a Roma! We are pleased to offer complimentary transfers from the Rome airport to your hotel at scheduled times. Your Perillo representative will be at the airport to greet you.
There will be time to relax this afternoon before dinner with fine local wines at our hotel. (D)
Day 3 (Sunday) - Rome Sightseeing, Afternoon & Evening at Leisure
Hail Caesar! All aboard our chariot for a panoramic tour of Imperial Rome including the Roman Forum, Largo Argentina (where Caesar was stabbed by Brutus), the Jewish Ghetto and the Circus Maximus.
Then we’ll enter the Colosseum, reliving the brutal entertainment of the gladiators and the lions, refereed by the Emperor himself.
Tonight we thought you’d enjoy a dinner on your own. Ask your tour guide for a recommendation, or simply relax and enjoy your hotel restaurant. (BB)
Day 4 (Monday) - Rome, Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica, Dinner Out Tonight
This morning, it’s a 5-minute drive to another country – Vatican City! With our expert local guide we’ll tour the Vatican Museums, a treasure trove of ancient Greek sculptures, medieval tapestries and Renaissance paintings. Our visit culminates in the Sistine Chapel, the room where the Pope is elected.
Next we visit St. Peter’s Basilica, by far the largest church in Christendom. We’ll see Michelangelo’s Pieta, sculpted when he was just 24, as well as Bernini’s seven-story bronze canopy located above the main altar.
Tonight, please be our guest at a fine Roman restaurant with flowing wines and great friends! (BB, D)
Day 5 (Tuesday) - Rome, Pompeii, Amalfi, Dinner in Hotel
This morning we drive to Amalfi, one of the most famous coastlines on earth.
Along the way, we’ll stop in Pompeii! Imagine, a city perfectly preserved as it was on that fateful day 2,000 years ago, when ash and lava literally stopped it in its tracks. You’ll see the tragic fossils of people attempting to escape along with children and dogs.
Next we’ll settle into our home in Amalfi at the historic Hotel Luna Convento. She’s a 12th century convent converted into a charming deluxe hotel overlooking the sea.
Tonight, dinner at our hotel with great local wines. (BB, D)
Day 6 (Wednesday) - Amalfi, Sail to Positano, Lunch in Sorrento, Amalfi
What better way to visit the splendid towns of the Amalfi Coast than by sea!
Today we’ll sail from Amalfi to Positano. (In case of bad weather, we’ll use our bus.) There will be time to explore this “picture postcard” village set on a cliff dropping into the blue Mediterranean.
From Positano we sail to Sorrento, another gem in the Gulf of Naples with great views of the mighty volcano, Mt. Vesuvius. In Sorrento we’ll enjoy lunch featuring the fresh specialties of the Campania region.
We’ll drive back to Amalfi for your free night in this Mediterranean paradise. (BB, L)
Day 7 (Thursday) - Amalfi, Ravello Wine Tasting, Amalfi
After a relaxing morning we’ll take the short, twisty ride up the mountain to charming Ravello. The town’s beauty is so inspiring that it’s attracted world-famous composers, writers and artists for centuries.
We’ll visit the beautiful Villa Rufolo. The composer Richard Wagner fell in love with the place and so annual concerts of his music take place here.
Next, we’ll enjoy a wine tasting with the best Amalfi Coast wines and the famous “LIMONCELLO” lemon liqueur. It goes down easily . . . but it’s also quite strong! (BB)
Day 8 (Friday) - Amalfi, Isle of Capri, Blue Grotto, Lunch, Amalfi
Amalfi at our stern, Capri at our bow, this morning we sail to one of the world’s most enchanting islands. If weather permits, we’ll visit the Blue Grotto, famed for it’s translucent aqua-blue light. We’ll also tour the island followed by a well-deserved lunch with wine.
Later this afternoon, we’ll sail back for your final night in Amalfi. Why not gather a few of your friends and go out for a pizza? After all – it was invented here! (BB, L)
Day 9 (Saturday) - Amalfi, Flight home from Naples
This morning our trip home starts at Naples Airport. We hope you enjoyed Rome, Amalfi, your guide, your driver and your traveling companions. Buon viaggio and please join Perillo Tours again in the very near future. (BB)
* The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines. Sorry, we are unable to offer air from countries other than the U.S. However, for those international customers who are able to arrange their own transportation to the trip origination city, we are able to offer the land/cruise portion of the package, at the price quoted.
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