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trip includes
Included in Price: Round Trip Air from Greater Buffalo Intl Airport, Air Taxes and Fees/Surcharges, Hotel Transfers
Not Included in Price: Cancellation Waiver and Insurance of $315 per person

Culinary Inclusions


- Wine is included with every meal.
- Indulge in a delicious regional dinner inside a winery’s “agriturismo” restaurant.
- Sample some local specialties at a family-owned limoncello factory.

Must-See Inclusions

- Marvel at the Valley of the Temples, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
- Venture to the breathtaking Amalfi Coast.
- Experience the excavated ruins of Pompeii at the foothills of Mount Vesuvius.

Collette Experiences

- Be amazed by the Greek Theatre in Taomina.- Sample fine wine during a vineyard tour.- Journey to “Sassi di Matera,” the ancient town known for its cave dwellings.
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Featuring Taormina, Matera, Alberobello and the Amalfi Coast

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March 10 - 21, 2020

Book by 9/11/2019 & Save $200 Per Person:


Double $4099 $3899
Single $4499 $4299
Triple $4049 $3849
For bookings made after Sep 11, 2019 call for rates.
Included in Price: Round Trip Air from Greater Buffalo Intl Airport, Air Taxes and Fees/Surcharges, Hotel Transfers
Not Included in Price: Cancellation Waiver and Insurance of $315 per person
*All Rates are Per Person and are subject to change, based on air inclusive package from BUF

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Culinary Inclusions

- Wine is included with every meal.
- Indulge in a delicious regional dinner inside a winery’s “agriturismo” restaurant.
- Sample some local specialties at a family-owned limoncello factory.

Must-See Inclusions

- Marvel at the Valley of the Temples, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
- Venture to the breathtaking Amalfi Coast.
- Experience the excavated ruins of Pompeii at the foothills of Mount Vesuvius.

Collette Experiences

- Be amazed by the Greek Theatre in Taomina.- Sample fine wine during a vineyard tour.- Journey to “Sassi di Matera,” the ancient town known for its cave dwellings.Highlights: Palermo, Monreale, Agrigento, Valley of the Temples, Giardini Naxos, Taormina, Catania, Choice on Tour, Mt. Etna Volcano, Matera, Alberobello, Amalfi Coast, Sorrento, Pompeii


ITINERARY

Day 1: Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Overnight Flight –
The hidden treasures of Southern Italy and Sicily are yours to explore, for it is here that you’ll find breathtaking scenery, historic cities, centuries-old hilltop villages and wonderful cuisine.

Day 2: Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Palermo, Sicily – Tour Begins

Your tour opens in Palermo, the capital of Sicily. Tonight, join your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner featuring authentic Sicilian cuisine.

Day 3: Thursday, March 12 2020
Palermo – Monreale - Palermo

Acquaint yourself with Palermo on a tour of its lovely squares – the Quattro Canti, Piazza Pretoria and Piazza Bellini – and discover an exotic mix of Moorish, Norman and Spanish Baroque architecture along the way. See the Palace of the Normans, La Martorana church, and the cathedral that houses the Imperial Crown of Constance of Aragon. In the nearby town of Monreale, visit a 12th-century cathedral with its dazzling interior of multicolored marbles, paintings, mosaics and cloisters. Enjoy the remainder of your day at leisure to peruse the city’s shops and museums, or simply take some time to relax.

Day 4: Friday, March 13, 2020
Palermo – Agrigento – Giardini Naxos

Travel over the countryside’s rolling hills, past peaceful farmland toward the town of Agrigento. Explore one of the most important archaeological sites in the world, the stunning Valley of the Temples (UNESCO), where you’ll get an up-close view of the temples of Juno, Concordia, Hercules and Jupiter. Continue on to Giardini Naxos – the “garden of Sicily” – for your 3-night stay.

Day 5: Saturday, March 14, 2020
Giardini Naxos – Taormina – Giardini Naxos

Set our for beautiful Taormina with its charming atmosphere, historic monuments and flowering gardens. Alongside an expert local guide, see Corso Umberto, view the bountiful public gardens and marvel at the city’s well-preserved Greek Theatre. Enjoy free time to relax or independently explore.

Day 6: Sunday, March 15, 2020
Giardini Naxos – Catania – Mt. Etna – Giardini Naxos

Journey to vibrant Catania where it’s your choice! Join a local guide to visit the cathedral and view other iconic sights of this historic Baroque city (UNESCO); then witness the daily spectacle of bartering for fresh fish and produce at the local market -OR- explore the Museo dello Sbarco (Allied Landing Museum), an emotionally moving museum dedicated to the Allied troops who landed on the southern coast in 1943. Later, gather to discover the impressive Mt. Etna Volcano National Park where a local expert introduces you to the park’s spectacular landscapes sculpted by nature. Return to Giardini Naxos for the evening.

Day 7: Monday, March 16, 2020
Giardini Naxos – Matera

Venture to Messina for a short ferry ride to Villa San Giovanni on Italy’s mainland. Pass through the unspoiled, beautiful region of Calabria into the Basilicata region. Make a stop at one of the area’s local wineries where you’ll join an expert on a walk through the cellars and vineyards before sampling wines during a special tasting. Linger over regional cuisine at dinner tonight in the winery’s own “agriturismo” restaurant.

Day 8: Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Matera – Alberobello - Matera

Explore the “Sassi di Matera,” an ancient settlement of carved cave dwellings. A local guide shares the history of the site and reasons why it has recently caught the eye of many film producers. Continue to a local shop for a chance to sample some regional produce. Enjoy free time in Matera to browse the boutiques or taste the local cuisine before heading to the mystical town of Alberobello. Marvel at some of the town’s most uniquely built homes (UNESCO) known as trulli, and their distinct, cone-shaped roofs.

Day 9: Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Matera – Salerno – Sorrento Peninsula

Travel towards one of the most breathtaking areas of Italy: Campania and the Bay of Naples. Stop in Salerno, where you’ll have the chance to explore the historic city center independently. Remember to take a moment to gaze at Salerno’s impressive cathedral, considered to be the most beautiful medieval church in all of Italy. Arrive at the Sorrento Peninsula in the late afternoon, then sit back and take in the views of this magical place.

Day 10: Thursday, March 19, 2020
Sorrento – Amalfi Coast Drive – Amalfi – Minori – Sorrento Peninsula

Savor time this morning in the lovely seaside resort town of Sorrento. Then begin your adventure traversing the breathtaking Amalfi Coast. Stop in the charming town of Amalfi and spend time exploring its striking provincial beauty before heading to Minori. Use this opportunity to sample regional specialties at a family-owned limoncello factory. Later, sit down for a traditional Italian afternoon break at a local café and pastry shop. Enjoy an evening at leisure.

Day 11: Friday, March 20, 2020
Sorrento Peninsula – Pompeii – Rome

Drive along the Bay of Naples to the excavated ruins of Pompeii, nestled at the foothills of Mount Vesuvius. A local guide gives you an in-depth view of this remarkable archaeologic site, where you’ll become immersed in history as you explore the preserved buildings of this 2,000-year-old Roman town. Later, travel to Rome to celebrate the end of your journey with a delightful farewell dinner.

Day 12: Saturday, March 20, 2020
Rome – Tour Ends

Your tour comes to a close today.

 

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