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Best of Southern Italy: Rome, Bari, Amalfi
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Best of Southern Italy: Rome, Bari, Amalfi
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5 cities
12 days, 11 nights
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Day 1 Rome

Arrival
Welcome to Rome - one of the most charming and heritage rich cities of Italy. Upon arrival, you are met by your private driver, who transfers you to the hotel for the check-in.

The rest of the day is at your own leisure to relax after the trip.

Breakfast included
Hotel Dei Mellini
Hotel Dei Mellini
Via Muzio Clementi 81, Rome, RM, IT, 193
Superior Double or Twin Room
1 room
Up to 3 guests
1 King Bed
21 m²
Breakfast included
Arrival: Private Transfer Sedan
Day 2 Rome

Highlights of Rome
In the morning after breakfast, you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and embark on a panoramic walking city tour to see the most famous attractions and hidden treasures of the Italian capital.

You see the Spanish Steps, the Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Piazza Navona, the famous Fountain of the Four Rivers, as well as witness the masterpieces by Bernini, Borromini, and many others.

After the tour, your guide takes you back to the hotel and you have the evening at leisure.

3h
Highlights of Rome Tour
Highlights of Rome Tour
Day 3 Rome

Vatican Sightseeing
In the morning after breakfast, you meet your guide and have a transfer to the walled enclave and the world’s smallest independent state - Vatican*.


When inside the Vatican, you visit private apartments of Julius II, Pinecone Courtyard, Gallery of the Maps, Gallery of the Tapestries and Gallery of Candelabra.

Next, you proceed to the Sistine Chapel, where you have enough time to admire Michelangelo's famous frescoes and learn about the intense relationship between Pope Julius II and Michelangelo that drove the artist to create the greatest work of art the world has ever known.

Then your tour continues in the vast open spaces of St. Peter’s Basilica where you see a stunning Pieta - a world-famous work of Renaissance sculpture by Michelangelo, and Bernini's impressive Papal Canopy, a legacy left to the Basilica by the Barberini family.

The ending point of your tour is St. Peter’s Square, where you can admire Michelangelo's Dome and the gorgeous colonnades designed by Bernini.

Upon your return to the hotel, you have the rest of the day at leisure to enjoy the beauty of Rome on your own.

*Please note: the Vatican is a sacred religious site thus the dress code for visiting it is applied just as when you visit any church in Italy: no shorts – no uncovered knees and shoulders, no backpacks. Due to religious services St. Peters Basilica may be spontaneously closed, thus entrance to St. Peters Basilica may not be guaranteed.

4h
Vatican Museums Tour
Vatican Museums Tour
Day 4 Rome

Discovering Ancient Rome and Train to Bari
​​​​​​​In the morning after breakfast, you check out and meet your guide to discover the famous ancient treasures of the Eternal City on a walking tour.  

Your first stop today is the iconic Roman Forum, situated on low ground between the Palatine and Capitoline hills, it was the key political, ritual, and civic center of ancient Rome and can be traced 3 thousand years back.

Today you can see columns and remains of ancient temples, archs and buildings, such as the Temple of Caesar and the Arch of Septimius Severus, as well as the adjacent Palatine Hill, which was the site of the city’s first settlements.  

The next place you discover today is Rome's hallmark site - the Colosseum. Originally known by the name of Flavius amphitheater, it was the biggest and most imposing building of its kind in the Roman world, designed as an arena for the fights of Roman gladiators and could hold up to 70 thousand spectators.  

After the tour, your driver takes you to the railway station for a comfortable 4-hour railway ride across Southern Italy to the picturesque coastal town Bari.

Upon arrival, your driver picks you up at the railway station and transfers you to your hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is at your own leisure.

Hotel Dei Mellini
Address
Via Muzio Clementi 81, Rome, RM, IT, 193
Departure: Private Transfer Sedan
4h
Discovering Ancient Rome Tour
Discovering Ancient Rome Tour
Train from Rome to Bari
Departure
Roma Termini...
4 h
Arrival
Bari Centrale...
Day 4 Bari

Arrival
Upon arrival, your driver transfers you to your hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is at your own leisure.

Breakfast included
Bari Palace Hotel
Bari Palace Hotel
IT, Via Francesco Lombardi, 13, Bari, 70122
Classic Double
1 room
Up to 2 guests
1 double / twin beds
23 m²
Breakfast included
Arrival: Private Transfer Sedan
Day 5 Bari

Bari City Tour
Following breakfast at your hotel, you meet your guide and enjoy a 3-hour private guided city tour of Bari.

Bari is a sparkling resort town with a lovely historic center. During the tour you stroll the maze-like Bari Vecchia - medieval heart of the city and see its major attractions including the 11th-century Basilica di San Nicola. You enjoy views of Piazza Mercantile, Piazza Ferrarese and enter the medieval Castello Svevo. You can also make a stop for a cold lemonade or iced coffee at one of the many sidewalk cafes.

After the tour you return to the hotel. The rest of the day is free.

3h
Half Day Private Walking Tour
Half Day Private Walking Tour
Day 6 Bari

Departure to Matera
Following breakfast in your hotel, you check out and depart from Bari.

Bari Palace Hotel
Address
IT, Via Francesco Lombardi, 13, Bari, 70122
Car from Bari to Matera
Departure
Bari hotel...
3 h 30 min
Arrival
Matera hotel...

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Your driver transfers you to the fascinating countryside town Alberobello.

Alberobello is a charming city famous for its unique beehive-shaped houses which were built by peasants in the mid-14th century under the rule of the Earls of Conversano. Constructed out of limestone found in the soil or in caves, the whitewashed cone-shaped dwellings are now UNESCO-listed treasures.

Together with your guide, you enjoy the views of Basilica Santi Medici and enter one of Alberobello's ‘trulli’ houses built from traditional Apulian stone. You then get a unique chance to indulge into the local experience with local products and wine tasting. Sip on glasses of Puglian wine, and learn about the local grapes as you drink.

After the sightseeing tour, your driver transfers you to Matera.

Day 6 Matera

Arrival in Matera
​​​​​​​In the morning after breakfast at your Bari hotel, you check-out. Your driver transfers you to the fascinating countryside town Alberobello.

After the sightseeing tour, your driver transfers you to Matera. Upon arrival you check-in your hotel. The rest of the day is free.

Breakfast included
Palazzo della Fontana
Palazzo della Fontana
Via Luigi Lavista 14, Matera, Matera, IT, 75100
Delux Double or Twin Room
1 room
Up to 2 guests
1 Queen Bed
25 m²
Breakfast included
Day 7 Matera

Matera City Tour
After breakfast in your hotel, you meet your private guide, who takes you on a comprehensive private sightseeing tour around Matera.

Together with your guide you visit the UNESCO-listed World Heritage ancient cave dwellings called Sassi di Matera. You wander the lanes alongside the picturesque cave-filled cliffs and learn the history of this fascinating place. During the tour you also explore the city's fascinating architecture, pay a visit to the Casa Grotta Museum that shows a traditional cave dwelling, and enjoy a stroll through its baroque area.

After the tour your return to your hotel and have the rest of the day at leisure.

Half day
Half Day Private Walking Tour
Half Day Private Walking Tour
Day 8 Matera

Departure
Following breakfast in your hotel, you check out and depart from Matera.

Palazzo della Fontana
Address
Via Luigi Lavista 14, Matera, Matera, IT, 75100
Car from Matera to Sorrento (Amalfi)
Departure
Matera hotel...
3 h 30 min
Arrival
Sorrento hotel...
Day 8 Sorrento (Amalfi)

Arrival to Amalfi
Following breakfast in your Matera hotel, you check-out and your private driver takes you to Amalfi. When you arrive in the Amalfi coast you meet your private guide and start the scenic sightseeing tour through the coastline.
After the tour, you are transferred to the hotel on the Amalfi Coast (or Sorrento) for check-in.

Breakfast included
Hotel & Spa Bellavista Francischiello
Hotel & Spa Bellavista Francischiello
Via Villazzano, 26, Massa Lubrense, NA, IT, 80061
Comfort Double Room, Balcony, Sea View
1 room
Up to 3 guests
1 King Bed
20 m²
Breakfast included
Day 9 Sorrento (Amalfi)

Free Day in Sorrento
Today following breakfast at your hotel you have a free day to continue enjoying fascinating Sorrento at your leisure. You can join one of our carefully planned optional tours of Sorrento or Capri Island.

Day 10 Sorrento (Amalfi)

Departure to Naples
​​​​​​​Following breakfast in your hotel, you check out and meet your private driver for the transfer.

Hotel & Spa Bellavista Francischiello
Address
Via Villazzano, 26, Massa Lubrense, NA, IT, 80061
Car from Sorrento (Amalfi) to Naples (Pompei)
Departure
Sorrento Hotel...
1 h
Arrival
Naples Hotel...

Description for connection

You can select one of our optional tours carefully prepared for your journey from Sorrento to Naples and explore the Pompeii & Amalfi Coast.
Day 10 Naples (Pompei)

Arrival to Naples
Following breakfast, in your Sorrento hotel you check-out, meet your private guide and driver and start an exciting tour to the ancient city of Pompeii. 

After the tour, you are transferred to your centrally-located hotel in Naples and have the rest of the day free.

Breakfast included
Starhotels Terminus
Starhotels Terminus
Piazza Garibaldi 91, Naples, NA, IT, 80142
Superior Double Room
1 room
Up to 2 guests
1 Double Bed
25 m²
Breakfast included
Day 11 Naples (Pompei)

Naples City Tour
Following breakfast, your private guide takes you on a touring program around the best sights of charming Naples, one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. Its towering palaces, narrow streets, ancient churches, and underground passages dating to different time periods are making Naples city center probably the most unchanged one in Europe.

Start your tour in the Monumental Area of the city and see Plebiscito Square, Galleria Umberto I, San Carlo Opera House, and the Royal Palace of Naples (from outside). Proceed to the UNESCO-listed historic center of Naples. Walk along Via San Gregorio Armeno, the crib alley with the shops exclusively dedicated to the famous Neapolitan Crib, and see the churches of Gesù Nuovo and Santa Chiara. The highlight of the tour is a visit to the Sansevero Chapel Museum to admire the masterpieces of the world's artistic heritage.

Why not get acquainted with the culture of Neapolitan street food in the city that boasts to be the motherland of pizza? You can choose to try fried pizza or Neopolitan cuoppo with fried fish. Sfogliatella pastry - the most famous Neapolitan pastry - is naturally in the tasting too!

You then continue to the Dante Metro Station which features modern installations by internationally renowned artists. You ride one-stop and arrive at the Toledo Metro Art Station, designed around the themes of light and water. Built at 50 m (164 ft) deep, the station extends below the groundwater. After the tour, you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day free.

4h
Comprehensive Guided Walking Tour
Comprehensive Guided Walking Tour
Day 12 Naples (Pompei)

Departure
Following breakfast in your hotel, you check out and depart from Naples.

Starhotels Terminus
Address
Piazza Garibaldi 91, Naples, NA, IT, 80142
Departure: Private Transfer Sedan

What's included

Exceptional downtown hotel accommodations
Guided sightseeing tours with expert English-speaking guides
Delicious breakfasts at your hotels
Entrances to Roman Forum & Palatine Hill, Colosseum and more
Tickets and intercity transportation as per itinerary
Professional meeting services at the airport
Dedicated support team before and during your trip

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