This is the ideal itinerary for those who want a short trip to Italy that’s packed with diversity. Acquaint yourself with Italy’s ‘Eternal City’ of Rome and learn about the catastrophic fate of Pompeii. Soak up the sunshine in the coastal cliff town of Positano and explore the beautiful Amalfi Coast. This trip offers the chance to delve into history, culture and cuisine and to live a little of la dolce vita.
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Day to Day Itinerary:
Day 1: Arrival in Rome
Upon arrival at Rome Fiumicino Airport, you will be met by your driver for private road transfer to your luxury hotel.
Enjoy today at your leisure to explore the city on your own.
Day 2: Fun Orientation Tour of Rome Aboard the Back of a Vespa
Your tour will start at the Hotel, where your driver-guide will meet you.
Get on board of your own private Vespa for a half day of a chauffeured tour around Rome, driving by its most famous and beautiful streets and monuments.
– Colosseum (brief stop for pictures)
– Celio and the Temple of Claudius
– Trevi Fountain
– Navona Square
– St Peter’s Basilica
– St Angel’s Castle
– Aventine Hill & Knights of Malta
– Orange Garden
– Circus Maximum
– Baths of Caracalla
– Venice Square
Day 3: Visit the Colosseum with Skip the Line Tickets
Skip the entrance line at the Colosseum so you won’t waste any time getting inside to marvel at this Roman icon. Get the standard Colosseum experience with skip-the-line entry to the first two levels as well as the Forum.
Day 4: Enjoy Today at Your Leisure in Rome
Spend today at your leisure in Rome either exploring the neighborhood of Trastevere, discovering Vatican City, or simply enjoying your hotel.
Day 5: Transfer from Rome to Positano with a Stop in Pompeii
Board your business class train at Roma Termini and travel to Naples.
Upon arrival in Naples, you will be met by your driver for private road transfer to Pompeii where you will enjoy a privately guided tour.
Wandering the ancient streets of Pompeii, it’s easy to miss out on the real must-sees – and difficult to understand them when you do see them. You’ll visit all the top sights of the ruined city, including the plaster death casts, the Roman Forum, a theater, ancient fast food restaurants, the cemetery, the bakery, the main street and even the supermarket. Get the best from your visit with an expert guide.
After your tour, you will meet your driver for private road transfer to Positano where you will check into your hotel.
Day 6: Discovering Isle of Capri with a Local Guide
Board the high-speed ferry in Positano for the 30 minute journey to the Isle of Capri.
Meet your private Guide at the Pier and start your day in Capri with a local guide.
Here explore the legendary island of Capri, loved by writers, poets and actors who have given it its reputation of “The Island of Love” and “The Island of Dreams”. Dating back to Roman times, Capri was one of the favourite resorts of Emperors Augustus and Tiberius, and it has always been an enchanting place with its ideal position on the Sorrento Peninsula. This small “pleasure island” is covered with rich flora and rugged limestone crags rising 1.900 feet above the sea level.
Reach the main port, Marina Grande, with white and multicoloured houses nestled around the bay framed by spectacular cliffs, where you will board a motorboat for an enjoyable visit of the “Grotta Azzurra” (weather permitting).
Return to Marina Grande and then by funicular to the village of Capri, where you will have some free time to explore the area, browse through local handicrafts and visit the lovely Caesar Augustus Garden with a panoramic view of Marina Piccola.
Return to Positano aboard the high-speed ferry.
Day 7: Enjoy Today in Positano at Your Leisure
Spend today at your leisure either browsing the many boutiques in Positano, exploring the other villages along the Amalfi Coast, or relaxing with Limoncello Spritz’s on the beautiful Marina Grande Beach.
Day 8: Departure from Naples
After breakfast and check out, meet your driver for private road transfer to Naples Airport in coordination with your homeward flight.