10D/9N - 2020 Wonders of Campania and Calabria

10D/9N - 2020 Wonders of Campania and Calabria

    Wonders of Campania and Calabria

    Rome-Amalfi-Sorrento-Naples-Capri-Pompeii-Tropea-Pizzo-Capo Vaticano-Scilla-Reggio Calabria-Gerace-Stilo-Catanzaro-Le Castella (Capo Rizzuto)-Mt Sila-Cosenza-Paola-Lamezia Terme

    10days/9nights, Rome/Cosenza-Lamezia Terme

    2020 depart Mon: Apr 27. May 11, 25. Jun 15. Aug 31. Sep 14. Oct 05, 19.

    Cost from: $2845 pp twin share (s/supp $670)

     

day 1 Mon Rome - Amalfi - Sorrento - Naples

Group transfer (with other participants) to the departure point in Rome. Meeting with our guide and driver. Depart to Amalfi. Visit of the city. Continuation to the renowned Sorrento through the panoramic road that will allow us to admire from the top the famous town of Positano. Arrival in Sorrento and visit the city with its typical streets. Continue to Naples. Dinner at the hotel.

day 2 Tue Naples - Capri - Naples

Breakfast at the hotel. Depart to the port of Naples to embark on the jetfoil that will take us to the magnificent island of Capri, resting place of Roman emperors, which surprises with its landscape of cliffs and caves. The Marina Grande and the many scenic points from where you can enjoy spectacular views stand out. Independent lunch Return by Jetfoil to Naples. Dinner at the hotel.

day 3 Wed Naples- Pompeii - Tropea area

Breakfast at the hotel and depart to Pompeii, where we will visit the excavations of this famous city that was completely buried by an eruption of the volcano Vesuvius in 79 A.D. Depart to the Tropea area with stop en route for lunch (not included). Arrival to Tropea. Free time to visit the old town. Dinner at the hotel.

day 4 Thu Tropea - Pizzo - Tropea (60 kms approx)

Breakfast at the hotel and departure for Pizzo. Guided tour of the Castle where Joachim Murat was killed. Visit also of the Church of Piedigrotta located on the sea and built in the tufa. Free time for lunch. In the afternoon return to Tropea, the old "Tropis", Roman city. Visit of the Romanesque Cathedral (12C), which preserves the sacred image of the Virgin of Romania, a 12C Byzantine icon and enjoys immense devotion on the part of the inhabitants of Tropea. Visit the historic center with its panoramic balconies and typical treelined streets. Also, you can visit the Church of Santa María dell’Isola, reachable through a long staircase, and the seaside. Dinner at the hotel.

day 5 Fri Tropea - Capo Vaticano - Scilla - Reggio Calabria (180 km approx)

After breakfast at the hotel, depart to Scilla by the panoramic road that will take us to Capo Vaticano, with great views over the sea. Arrive Scilla through the charming and picturesque "Costa Viola". Visit of Chianalea, a fishing village. Visit of Ruffo Castle and the Church of San Rocco. Free time for lunch (not included). In the afternoon departure for Reggio Calabria. Dinner at the hotel.

day 6 Sat Reggio Calabria (80 kms approx)

After breakfast at the hotel, visit of the city, former capital of the region, along with the National Museum of Magna Grecia, where we will admire the famous "Bronzes of Riace". After enjoying the imposing panorama defined by Gabriele D’Annunzio as “the most beautiful kilometer in Italy”, we will have a tour of the Roman Baths, the Greek Fortifications and the Cathedral. Back to the hotel. Dinner and accommodation.

day 7 Sun Reggio Calabria - Gerace - Stilo - Catanzaro Lido (210 km approx)

Breakfast at the hotel and then depart to Gerace: visit of the city of the “Hundred Churches”. The visit of the medieval town will allow us to admire some of the oldest churches as well as the famous Romanesque Cathedral, the largest in southern Italy. Free lunch and then continue to Stilo, home of the famous philosopher Tommaso Campanella. We will visit the well-known "Cattolica" monument of late Byzantine art, unique throughout Western Europe. Continue to the Catanzaro area. Dinner at the hotel.

day 8 Mon Catanzaro Lido - Le Castella (Isola di Capo Rizzuto) – Sila Mountains - Cosenza (200 km approx)

Breakfast at the hotel and then departure for Punta Le Castella, better known as “Le Castella”, small town of Calabria, where we will visit the famous Aragonese Castle, which has been the scene of many movies thanks to its position on the sea and its charm. Departure for Cosenza through the Sila Mountains, which represent the green heart of Calabria and Southern Italy. Wonderful and unexpected mountain landscapes await us with an uncontaminated nature. Stop in the small town of Camigliatello Silano for a walk on the main street or to buy typical products of the area. Arrival to Cosenza. Dinner and accommodation.

day 9 Tue Cosenza - Paola - Cosenza (80 kms approx)

Breakfast at the hotel. We will start the day with a tour of the historic center of Cosenza. First stop will be at “Piazza Prefettura”, to admire the Rendano Theater and a beautiful view of the “Castello Svevo”, an imposing millenary fortress that was blazon of the king of Sicily and emperor of the Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II Hohenstaufen, called “Stupor Mundi”, emperor - magnate deeply in love with the city. We will continue by foot along the Corso Telesio, to the Duomo (the Cathedral) of the year 1100. By bus, crossing the Calatrava bridge, we will arrive at Corso Mazzini, with the only open-air museum in Europe, the MAB (Bilotti Open-Air Museum), with works of contemporary art created by internationally renowned artists. Free time for shopping, lunch or having an excellent ice cream. In the afternoon, departure for Paola. Visit to the sanctuary of San Francesco di Paola and its miracles. The Sanctuary located in the upper part of the city, in a valley surrounded by a river and rich in vegetation, is a destination for pilgrims throughout Southern Italy, particularly in the region, of which San Francesco is the patron saint. Back to Cosenza. Dinner at the hotel.

day 10 Wed Cosenza - Lamezia Terme (70 kms approx)

Your tour comes to an end after breakfast. Optional transfer to the airport

Inclusions: accommodation 3* or 4* hotels, buffet breakfast and dinner daily (excluding drinks)), transportation on deluxe motor coach or minivan accordingly to the number of passengers, assistance during the whole tour by a Spanish and English speaking tour guide (except on last day). Note: under 7 participants, the trip could be done with English/Spanish speaking driver/guide, VAT and city taxes.

Hotels: Naples 4* -NH Ambassador/Renaissance Mediterraneo/Palazzo Salgar, Tropea area 4* Hotel Tropis, Hotel Cala del Porto, Reggio Calabria 4* Hotel E-Hotel/ Hotel Excelsior/ Hotel Altafiumara, Catanzaro 4* -Grand Hotel Paradiso/ Hotel Palace, Cosenza area (Rende) 4* - Ariha Hotel /Hotel Italiana/Hotel Royal, or similar

Exclusions: flights, arrival & departures transfer, entrance fees, drinks during meals, entrance fees except those indicated as included, gratuities, porterage, extras and anything not specifically mentioned in the program.

Optional: entrance fees to all sites visited, additional $142: Pompeii: excavations / Amalfi: cloister / Pizzo: Church of Piedigrotta / Pizzo: Castle / Reggio Calabria: Archaeological Museum / Gerace: Cathedral / Gerace: train to the Cathedral / Stilo: Cattolica / Isola Capo Rizzuto: Castle Le Castella

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