Essential Italy Central + Amalfi Coast

Capri, Florence, Positano, Ravello, Rome, San Gimignano, Siena, Sorrento Art, Excursions, Lunch, Museum, Natural beauties, Sightseeing, Trains, Walking, Wine Tastings 9 Days, 8 Nights

Day 1 – Rome – Sorrento
Meet the driver at the airport for your private transfer to the Rome Rail Station.
High speed train in 1st class from Rome to Naples. Travel time 1 hr 10 minutes
Transfer from Naples Rail station to your hotel in Sorrento. Check into your hotel. Rest of day at leisure

Day 2 – Sorrento – Positano – Amalfi – Ravello – Sorrento
In the morning, arrive at the meeting point to meet coach. The most spectacular panoramic drives in Italy Discover the small Positano, the vertical town, the ancient Amalfi with its Dome, Ravello the breathtaking balcony on the Amalfi Coast. Return to Sorrento

Day 3 – Sorrento – Capri – Sorrento
In the morning, arrive at the meeting point. Sail across the bay of Naples for the start of an unforgettable day to Capri. This is a wonderful island for many years. Its distinctive maze-like streets and alleys are lined with exciting designer boutiques, shops, bars and restaurants. The tour begins with a visit to Anacapri where you can have a wander around the lovely town. See the beautiful Villa San Michele and, weather permitting, take the single chairlift to the highest point of the island.
To the center of Capri where the famous little square is, otherwise known as the drawing room of the world is located.You will also view the Faraglioni Rocks from the Augustus’ gardens followed by a walk along the artisan and designer shops. Return to the island and funicular to Capri Town are included. Return to Sorrento with hydrofoil or jet

Day 4 – Sorrento – Florence
Morning transfer to Naples. High speed train in 1st class from Naples to Florence. Travel time 2 hours 50 minutes. Transfer from Florence Rail station to your hotel. Check into your hotel. In the afternoon, arrive at the meeting point for city tour followed by visit to Uffizi Gallery.
The historic center and its wonderful squares and landmarks: we start with an enlightening walking tour led by a local guide. Starting from Piazza San Firenze, where to find the stunning Basilica of Santa Croce standing in the namesake historic square.This Franciscan church is actually one of the best achievements of Italian Gothic style, and is also known as the Temple of Italian Glories.
Walking along the Lungarno Torrigiani, your eyes will be feasted with the magnificent view of Ponte Vecchio, one of the symbols of Florence: learn about its incredible history and how it was spread from the bombings during World War II. Follow your professional guide to Piazza della Signoria, to admire the architecture of the Palazzo Vecchio and the famous statues of Loggia de ‘Lanzi, which the magnificent Perseus by Cellini standsThe tour finishes inside the world famous Uffizi Gallery, where you can stand and admire the unique Renaissance masterpieces of the great Italian artists, where you are in an exciting celebration of beauty, Leonardo’s Announcement and Michelangelo’s Round Gifts, to name a few.

Day 5 – Florence – Siena – San Gimignano – Monteriggioni – Chianti
In the morning, arrive at the meeting point to meet coach. Crossing the beautiful hilltop hills of Monteriggioni, with its still intact walls. Here you can drink the story of the atmosphere of old times.
Siena, the famous horse of the Gothic race and the Palio horse race. Follow our guide to the suggestive Piazza del Campo, where the magnificent Palazzo Pubblico stands with its Torre del Mangia. Visit Piazza del Duomo and be impressed by the imposing, stunning Cathedral, one of the finest achievements of Italian Gothic.
Before leaving you will be served in a cozy restaurant where, together with genuine Tuscan products, you will savor locally produced traditional pastries: Ricciarelli, Panforte and Cantuccini.
The next stop is San Gimignano famous for its white wine, the world renowned Vernaccia, and its skyscrapers, also declared a World heritage Site by UNESCO! The visit is free for independent sightseeing, admiring the relaxing landscape. After, we move into the Chianti area, with its picture-postcard landscapes. You have the chance to taste the best Chianti wine in a rustic wine

D ay 6 – Florence – Rome
Morning transfer to Florence Rail Station. High speed train from Florence to Rome Travel time 1 hours 30 minutes. Transfer from Rome Rail station to your hotel. Check into your hotel. Rest of day at leisure.

Day 7 – Rome
Pick up from your hotel for visit of ancient Rome. The Flavian Amphitheater, the Colosseum is one of the most famous monuments in the world; it was used for gladiatorial fights (munera), wild animal hunts (venationes) and, with the arena filled with water, simulated sea battles (naumachiae). The Palatine Hill, where the city of Rome was founded and the place that became the most exclusive neighborhood where emperors and patrician families built opulent palaces. The Roman Forum was the center of the Roman public and economic life, where the most important structures of the ancient city were located.

Day 8 – Rome
Pick up from your hotel for the visit of the Vatican. Following our knowledgeable and passionate guide, the tour begins in the Vatican Museums with its immense collection built by the Popes throughout the centuries. The itinerary includes the Pio Clementino Hall, the Laocoon and Apollo Belvedere, the Maps Gallery, the Candelabra Gallery, the Tapestries Gallery and the Sistine Chapel to admire the breathtaking frescos by Michelangelo, one of the most celebrated masterpieces in the world. From the Museum you will exit directly into St. Peter’s Basilica, the most important Christian Church in the world, where there are others, Michelangelo’s masterpiece The Piety and the impressive Baldachin Altar by Bernini. Tour ends in the suggestive St Peter’s Square, dominated by Michelangelo ‘

Day 9 – Rome
Private transfer from your hotel to the Rome airport.

Package includes:
• Private Transfer from Rome Airport to your hotel
• Train Tickets on high speed train from Rome to Naples (1st class)
• Private Transfer from Naples Rail Station to Sorrento Hotel
• 3 nights in standard double room at a 4-star located hotels in Sorrento B&B
• 8 hour group tour of Amalfi Coast with transportation, guide and light lunch
• 8 hour group tour of Capri with transfer from hotel, hydrofoil or jet, guide, transportation to capri and Anacapri
• Optional visit to Blue Grotto (entrance fee NOT included)
• Transfer from Sorrento Hotel to Naples Rail Station
• Train Tickets on high speed train from Naples to Rome (1st class)
• Private transfer from Florence Rail Station to Florence Hotel
• 2 nights in classic double room at a 4-star hotel in Florence B&B
• 3 hour 15 minute group walking tour in Florence with guide + visit Uffizi Gallery with entrance fees + earphones for large groups,
• 10 hour 30 minute group excursion to Siena, San Gimignano, Monteriggioni, and Chianti with tour escort, guides in Siena, light lunch in Siena, free time to visit San Gimignano & Monteriggioni, visit to a Chianti wine estate, wines and oil tasting
• Private transfer from Florence Rail Station
• Train Tickets on high speed train from Florence to Rome (1st class)
• Private Transfer from Rome Rail Station to Rome Hotel
• 3 nights in double classic room at a 4-star hotel in Rome B&B
• 3 hours group tour Ancient Rome (Coliseum, Forum and Palatine Hill)
• Private transfer from Rome Hotel to Rome airport

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