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Beautiful Puglia, Southern Italy and Sicily

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Itinerary

Day 1:
Welcome to your Europamundo journey! We hope you enjoy your trip.

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We ask you to be punctual, remember we are traveling in a group and the collaboration of all is crucial for the success of the trip.


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Day 1: Rome- Termoli- Monte SantAngelo- Trani- Bari.-
Total distance covered: 575 km.
Scenery: we cross the Apennines to the coast of the Adriatic Sea. Beautiful landscapes on the coast.
Note: from May to mid-October, if the weather is good, passengers, who would like to, will be able to enjoy a swim at Termoli beach. If so, remember to bring bathing clothes and a towel with you.


08.00 hrs. - Rome. Departure. Today we travel towards the Adriatic Sea, the landscapes of the Apennine Mountain range are magnificent.
12.30 hrs. - Termoli, arrival in the charming city by the sea whose beach is dominated by the walled old town and where its 13th century castle and Romanesque cathedral stand out. Time for lunch and a walk. Would you like to swim in the sea?

14:15 hrs. - Termoli, departure. We continue towards south.
16.00 hrs. - Monte Sant´Angelo, arrival in this town, a world heritage site and a place of pilgrimage throughout history, its Romanesque sanctuary located in a cave guarding tombs since the 6th century. Have a walk through the medieval center of the town.

17.30 hrs- Monte Sant’Angelo - departure.
19.00 hrs. – Trani - Arrival in “the pearl of the Adriatic”, a magnificent city that embraces the sea and displays its pink Romanesque cathedral.

20:00 hrs. - Trani. Departure.
20.45 hrs. – Bari - arrival and accommodation.
Day 2: Bari- Brindisi- Lecce- Taranto- Brindisi.-
Total distance covered: 334 km.
Scenery: Adriatic coast, plains, olive groves, arid Mediterranean landscapes.


After breakfast we have time to walk through the old town of Bari, a port city inhabited since before Roman times. Its narrow streets, its churches, its lively life make it a very special city.

10.00 hrs. - Bari, departure. We continue along the coast of the Adriatic Sea.
11.30 hrs. - Brindisi. Time to explore this walled port city. You can take a pleasant walk by the sea, admire the impressive Roman column and stroll through its old quarter.

13:00 hrs. - Brindisi, departure.
13:45 hrs. – Lecce - arrival in this charming city known for its impressive baroque architecture, which has earned it the nickname "Florence of the south". The historic center is filled with beautifully ornate baroque buildings and churches. Time for a walk and lunch.

16.00 hrs. - Lecce, departure. We continue between Mediterranean plains of the “heel of the boot”
17.30 hrs. – Taranto - Time to visit this vibrant city, image of southern Italy (in its customs, life, people, also in a certain abandonment), with its great Aragonese castle, its old quarter and its cathedral.

19:00 hrs. – Taranto - departure.
20:00 hrs. – Brindisi - We return to our hotel.
Day 3: Brindisi- Alberobello- Matera- Naples.-
Total distance covered: 401 km.
Scenery: today we will visit two spectacular and authentic towns.
Note: wear comfortable shoes, especially for Matera.


09.00 hrs. - Brindisi, departure.
10.15 hrs. – Alberobello - Time to discover this charming town famous for its unique conical-shaped houses known as "trulli". These unique structures, with their stacked stone roofs, are a World Heritage Site and are considered an outstanding example of Italian rural architecture.

11.15 hrs. - Alberobello, departure. We continue to the Basilicata region.
13:00 hrs. – Matera – We will make a stop to see this spectacular city known for its ancient historic center with its "Sassi di Matera", a complex of ancient houses and buildings carved into the rock that date back thousands of years. This town is a World Heritage Site and is one of the oldest continuously inhabited human settlements in the world. Time for a walk and lunch.

15:30 hrs. - Departure. We continue through Basilicata and Campania, admiring their beautiful mountain landscapes.
19:00 hrs. - Naples, arrival in the evening. We recommend you having a walk through this impressive city.
Day 4: Naples - Capri - Sorrento - Salerno.
Total distance: 65 km, plus boat trip.
Scenery: Very beautiful landscapes in the Bay of Naples and Sorrento.
Notes: Part of this trip is by boat, we recommend that you bring some warm clothes during this day. Do not forget to bring your camera as the landscapes today are very beautiful. Due to weather conditions, in some cases the ships that connect Naples with Capri or Capri with Sorrento do not operate; in these cases the route would be modified arriving at Sorrento by highway and visiting Amalfi instead of Capri.


A time to stroll in Naples before taking our ferry (departure scheduled at 09:30 hrs). The boat trip to the Isle of Capri lasts about 50 minutes, with beautiful scenery.

10.40 hrs. CAPRI.- Free time for lunch on the island. Optionally you can take a boat to visit the White Grotto and cliffs or take the funicular to go up to Capri.

16.15 hrs- We take a ferry (schedules variable), this time, towards Sorrento; Beautiful scenery while arriving to Sorrento.
17.15 hrs - SORRENTO - We are in a small very picturesque and lively town, with the port located in the lower area, and the town at the base of a cliff.

18.30hrs-. Sorrento, departure.
20.15 hrs. - SALERNO. Accommodation. Would you like to take a stroll through this active southern italian city?

Note: During the winter months the schedules will be modified (leaving earlier from Naples) in order to take advantage of the sunlight.-
Day 5: Salerno- Paola- Messina- Taormina.-
Total Distance: 475 km.
Landscapes: Mountains, sea, villages en route.
Note: We recommend you to take warm clothes to enjoy the crossing on the ferry between the Italian Peninsula and Sicily.


07.30 hrs- Salerno. Departure. We travel to the south of ¨the boot¨. Attractive southern Italian scenery as we cross the Cilento National Park.

11.30 hrs- We arrive in PAOLA, on the shores of the Tyrrhenian Sea, we visit the sanctuary of St Francis of Paola and we have free time for lunch in its pretty historic centre.


14.00 hrs- We go on our way to VILLA SAINT GIOVANNI where at around 16.30 hrs we take a 20 minutes short ferry crossing to the island of SICILY.

17.30 hrs- Arrival in MESSINA where we will have time for a stroll in the center of this great city, our meeting with the island of Sicily.


18.30 hrs.- Messina, departure.
19.30 hrs- TAORMINA. Arrival. Dinner included.


NB: Accommodation in the “region of Taormina”, the accommodation may sometimes be in Messina.

Day 6: Taormina.-
Free day on your own to enjoy the very little beautiful city of TAORMINA at the foot of the Etna volcano. Taormina was defined by Churchill as the prettiest place on earth. Time to stroll around the ancient city centre full of life, its Greek theatre overlooking unforgettable scenery. You can also enjoy the beach. Dinner included.


Day 7: Taormina- Noto- Syracuse- Agrigento.-
Total distance: 350 km.Landscapes: Hills, hanging villages, olive trees, views over the sea.


08.30 hrs- Taormina, departure. Very beautiful landscapes following the Mediterranean.


10.30 hrs.- SYRACUSE, Arrival to this city which for a time rivalled Athens and Rome for its power and splendour. In addition to its impressive archaeological site, you have time to visit its magnificent historic centre and lose yourself walking through the narrow streets. Time for lunch.


14.00 hrs- Syracuse. Departure.
14.45 hrs.- NOTO, arrival to this small city that seems to have stopped in time, the Baroque jewel of Sicily. Walk with our guide through this as yet almost undiscovered city at a touristic level that preserves a monumental heritage.


16.30 hres- Noto. Departure. Small roads in the interior part of the island.
20.00 hrs.- AGRIGENTO .- Arrival . In the coach we see the magnificent temple complex. Dinner included.

Day 8: Agrigento- Marsala- Erice- Palermo.-
Total distance: 300 km.


Today we know arechaeological sites that remind us the importance of the ancient Greece in Sicily. With a local guide we visit the Valley of the Temples, an impressive archaeological site considered the most complete complex of Greek temples (ticket not included).


11.00 hrs.- Agrigento.- Departure.
13.30 hrs- MARSALA, arrival to a historic city with a lot of atmosphere and a famous wine, and time for lunch.


15.00 hrs.- Marsala departure.- We go on around the Marsala salt marshes.
16.15 hrs.-ERICE, a very picturesque Phoenician town perched at the top of a hill and overlooking the sea. Time to stroll.


17.15 hrs.- Erice- Departure.
19.15 hrs- PALERMO. arrival and Dinner included.
Day 9: Palermo- Monreale- Night crossing
Total distance: 40 km

Note: Don´t forget to prepare a small bag for the night cruise. The bulky luggage will remain tonight in the bus depot.


09:00 hrs. After breakfast, guided tour of Palermo including a transfer to the beautiful village (today the outskirts of the city) of Monreale, with its beautiful Arab-Norman cathedral (entrance included) a World Heritage Site for its impressive golden mosaics covering the interior. In Palermo the cathedral (entrance included) stands out with its mixture of styles and its royal tombs inside, the Norman palace (former Royal Palace), its fountains, its markets and its gardens. After the panoramic tour, which ends at the Square of the Massimo Theatre, free time for lunch and a stroll.

18.00 hrs.- Transfer to the port, we board a modern night ferry, leaving at 20.00 hrs. Night cruise through the Mediterranean, accommodation in double cabins with bathroom. Remember that breakfast is not included in the ferry. These ferries are modern with all the conforts, restaurants, bars, party room and specious lounges. Accommodation in a double cabin with private bathroom.






Day 10: Naples- Pompeii- Cassino- Rome.-
Total distance: 280 km.Note: We recommend wearing comfortable shoes to walk around Pompeii.

Arrival at the port of Naples around 07:30 hrs. Disembarkation and departure to Pompeii, the Roman city that two thousand years ago was covered by the ashes of the volcano Vesuvius. Admission and visit with a local guide included, where we will learn about the history of this site.




11.30 a.m.- Pompeii –departure-.
12.00 hrs- Naples- arrival in one of the most fascinating cities in Italy and one of the oldest and most continuously inhabited in Europe. The old town of Naples is one of the largest in Europe and has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Time for a stroll and lunch.




14.30 hrs- Naples, departure.
16.00 hrs.- Cassino –Arrival-. It was here that the largest battle of the Second World War in Italy took place. We´ll visit the Polish cemetery will remind us of this. Afterwards, time in the immense abbey, with its magnificent views.




17.30 hrs.- Cassino –departure-.
20.15 hrs. - Arrival in Rome.


Day 11:
After breakfast, end of our services.

Note: Remember that hotels check-out time is usually at 10.00 hrs. In most cases, you can leave your luggage at the hotel reception at check-out time, so you can enjoy the city and pick it up at the time you require that same day. If you need more time to use your room, please consider booking an additional night at the end of your tour.

Price includes

Included

  • Europamundo General Services: Travel by bus with English speaking guide, basic travel insurance, hotel and breakfast buffet.
  • Includes arrival transfer
  • City tour in: AGRIENTO, PALERMO, POMPEII
  • Transfer: Monreale in Palermo
  • Ticket admission: Entrance and visit to the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento, Palermo cathedral , Monreale cathedral , Pompey
  • Ferry: Naples/ Capri/ Sorrento, San Giovanni / Messina in Sicily , Palermo/ Naples
  • 4 dinner included in: TAORMINA, TAORMINA, AGRIENTO, PALERMO



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Planned Hotels

ITALY
ERGIFE
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666441
info@ergifepalacehotel.com
Largo Lorenzo Mossa, 8, 00165 Roma RM , 00165 , ROMA , ITALIA
PARCO DEI PRINCIPI
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0805394811
Via Vito Vasile, 3, , 70132 , BARI , ITALIA
PALAZZO ESEDRA
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812421111
Piazzale Vincenzo Tecchio, 50, 80125 Napoli NA , 80125 , NAPOLES , ITALIA
MEDITERRANEA HOTEL
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0893066111
groups.it@hotusahotels.com
Via Generale Clark, 54, 84131 Salerno , 84131 , SALERNO , ITALIA
CAESAR PALACE
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3909425590
cpalace@parchotels.it
VIA CONSOLARE VALERIA , 98035 , TAORMINA , ITALIA
KORE
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922607663
info@hotelkore.it
Viale Leonardo Sciascia, 92100 Agrigento AG, Italia , 92100 , AGRIGENTO , ITALIA
FERRY PALERMO-NAPOLES
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0
. , . , FERRI PALERMO NAPOLES , ITALIA
ELE GREEN PARK HOTEL PAMPHILI
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06661028
info.pamphili@elehoteles.com
Largo Lorenzo Mossa 4 , 165 , ROMA , ITALIA
PALAZZO VIRGILIO
****
831597941
Corso Umberto I, 149, 72100 Brindisi BR, Italia, CP: 72100 , 72100 , BRINDISI , ITALIA
HOTEL HOLIDAY INN CAVA DEI TIRRENI
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0892132401
info@hisalernocavadetirreni.com
Corso Mazzini, 274 - 84013 - Cava de´ Tirreni SA , 84013 , SALERNO , ITALIA
ANTARES
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9426400
antares@parchotels.it
Via Germano Chincherini 98037 Letojanni Taormina , 98037 , TAORMINA , ITALIA
BAIA DI ULISSE
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922417638
Via Lacco Ameno , 92100 , AGRIGENTO , ITALIA
ASTORIA PALACE
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0916281111
astoria@ghshotels.it
VIA MONTEPELLEGRINO 62 , 30142 , PALERMO , ITALIA
IBIS STYLES ROMA AURELIA
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69958851
HB5E1@ACCOR.COM
Via Andrea Ferrara, 33, 00165 Roma RM, Italia , 00165 , ROMA , ITALIA
MAGRI´S
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810088411
Via Galileo Ferraris, 118, 80146 Napoli NA, Italia , 80146 , NAPOLES , ITALIA
GRAN HOTEL SALERNO
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897041111
info@grandhotelsalerno.it
LUNGOMARE CLEMENTE TAFURI 1 , 84127 , SALERNO , ITALIA
CAPO DEI GRECI
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942756982
info@hotelcapodeigreci.it
SS114 - KM 38. Riviera di Taormina, Via Nazionale, 421, 98030 StAless 98030 Sant´Alessio Siculo ME , 102130 , TAORMINA , ITALIA
DELLA VALLE
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092226966
prenotazioni@hoteldellavalle.ag.it
Via Ugo la Malfa, 3 , 92100 , AGRIGENTO , ITALIA
SAN PAOLO PALACE
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916211112
booking@sanpaolopalace.it
VIA MESSINA MARINE, 91, 90123 - Palermo , 90123 , PALERMO , ITALIA
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