Hidden Treasures of Southern Italy
This 9-day Italy tour takes you on a journey to discover world-renowned treasures in art, architecture, and history. You’ll begin in Naples – home to centuries of some of the most important art and architecture Italy has to offer.Throughout your guided tour of Southern Italy, you’ll visit royal residences, as well as ancient Greek archaeological marvels, before arriving in the Mediterranean-style town of Cellino San Marco. You’ll find the perfect respite from your sightseeing adventures with an overnight stay at the Salento estate of singer and winemaker Al Bano Carrisi. This peaceful countryside estate – near the Adriatic Sea – offers delicious wine from its vineyard with other delicacies, including local produce, olive oil, and homemade pasta. Stroll the grounds or lounge by the pool before embarking on discoveries in Lecce and Otranto. This Southern Italy escorted tour will introduce you to local favorites in delectable pastries and coffee, as well as truly remarkable architectural and historical structures. You’ll visit a traditional Trullo in Alberobello, and you’ll discover amazing ancient treasures that await you in Paestum – as you traverse from the “heel of the boot” of Italy across to the opposite coastline to Sorrento. As the picture-perfect ending to your Southern Italy vacation, you may also choose to join an optional excursion to Positano on the spectacular Amalfi Coast.Truly a feast for the mind, body, and soul, your escorted tour of Southern Italy will satisfy your curiosity in art and history – as well as your spirit of adventure – with hidden local treasures waiting to be discovered along the way.
NAPLESWelcome dinner; visit the Palazzo RealeCASTEL DEL MONTEGuided visit of the castleBARIGuided sightseeing, including a walk through the Old Town; taste [LF] local focacciaOSTUNIVisit the “White Town”CELLINO SAN MARCO[LF] Overnight stayLECCEGuided walking tour; taste [LF] local pasticciotto and almond coffeeOTRANTOStopALBEROBELLOGuided sightseeing, visit a trulloPAESTUMVisit the archaeological siteSORRENTOOrientation; farewell dinner at a local restaurant
Full breakfast daily; 5 three-course dinners with wine, including a welcome dinner in Naples and a special farewell dinner in Sorrento
Motorcoach. Free wi-fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.