Italy

Itineraries

Italian Journey: Naples, Matera, Puglia and Sicily

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  • Ideal Length:
    12 Days
  • Best Time To Go:
    April - May, September - October
  • Flight Time:
    LAX 15 Hours 45 Minutes, CHI 12 Hours 40 Minutes, NYC-All Airports 11 Hours 40 Minutes
  • AVERAGE COST PER PERSON (Single occupancy; Airfare not included):
    $13,500

Itinerary

Naples, Italy
Naples1 Day
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  • Stay in chic, cutting-edge hotel located in the heart of Naples.
  • Explore Naples attractions, including an Underground Tour.
Matera, Italy
Matera2 Days
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  • Tour Pompeii and go wine tasting near Mount Vesuvius National Park.
  • Visit a UNESCO World Heritage Site to explore its 9,000-year-old caves.
  • Enjoy the unique luxury of sleeping in a cave at Sextantio Grotte dell Civita.
Puglia, Italy
Puglia3 Days
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  • Watch women demonstrate how to make traditional pasta in Bari.
  • Be adventurous and explore the Castellana Grotto at night.
  • Visit the Itria Valley for an eye-opening olive oil tasting experience.
  • Take a private catamaran tour on the Adriatic Sea to see historic cities.
Toarmina, Italy
Taormina3 Days
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  • Explore historical landmarks and go cannoli tasting in Taormina.
  • Embark on a walking tour of the first Greek settlement in Sicily.
  • Sample local wines at a vineyard located in the foothills of Mount Etna.
Aeolian Islands, Italy
Aeolian Islands3 Days
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  • Take an immersive private boat tour of the Aeolian Islands.
  • Unwind and relax at a luxurious resort and spa on Vulcano.
  • Spend your final full-day as you wish to end your fabulous trip.
Naples Day 1
Matera Day 2-3
Puglia Day 4-6
Taormina Day 7-9
Aeolian Islands Day 10-12
Naples Day 1
Naples, Italy
Start your Italian vacation in Naples, a coastal city in southern Italy dating back to the 2nd millennium B.C. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is the birthplace of Neapolitan cuisine and home to sites such as the lavish Royal Palace and 13th century Castel Nuovo.
Matera Day 2-3
Matera, Italy
This 9,000-year-old city of about 60,000 people is located a 3-hour drive (via transfer from Naples. Matera became a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1993. This jewel of the Basilicata region was recognized as the 2019 European Capital of Culture.
Puglia Day 4-6
Puglia, Italy
A visit to Puglia should also include stops in notable destinations such as Bari, Alberobello and Lecce. Learn how to make pasta, explore Greco-Roman history in small towns, embark on Michelin-starred culinary experiences, and take catamaran tour on the Adriatic Sea.
Taormina Day 7-9
Taormina, Italy
An Italy travel specialist can arrange your transfer to Bari Airport and your flight to Taormina – a hilltop town on the east coast of Sicily – known for the Teatro Antico di Taormina, an ancient Greco-Roman theater.
Aeolian Islands Day 10-12
Aeolian Islands, Italy
Explore the Aeolian Islands, an idyllic volcanic archipelago in the Tyrrhenian Sea. Take a full-day private boat tour to visit a couple of the islands to sample local wines, see the indigenous wildlife and to take a pore-cleansing dip in a natural mud pool.
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