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Day 1: Usa/Rome

 International flight departure for Italy
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Day 2: Rome - Naples - Sorrento

 Welcome to Italy! Meet your Italian Dolcevita Tour Director upon arrival
Board your motor coach and travel to Naples, it sits on the Bay of Naples near Mt. Vesuvius
Visit the National Archaeological Museum, where most of the best preserved mosaics and items from Pompeii are kept – Discover Naples at your own pace; walk through the narrow streets and immerse
yourself in the local culture, be sure to try Neapolitan pizza
Enjoy lunch on your own
Board your motor coach and continue on to Sorrento, perched atop cliffs that separate the town from its busy marinas
Have dinner in a local restaurant with your group
Overnight accommodation in Sorrento.
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Day 3: Excursion Hercolaneum - Pompeii

 Breakfast at the hotel with your group
Board your motor coach and to Herculaneum, located in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius
Experience the Virtual Archeological Museum; with the help of modern technology, it is now possible to relive the eruption of the Vesuvius in 79 AD
Enjoy lunch on your own
Board your motor coach and continue to Pompeii, famous for its ancient Roman ruins
Take part in a pizza cooking class and learn how an authentic Italian pizza is made, take care in what you’re doing, this is your meal!
Board your motor coach and return to Sorrento
Overnight accommodation in Sorrento.
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Day 4: Sorrento - Corigliano - Altomonte - Cosenza

 Breakfast at the hotel with your group
Travel to the hilltop town Corigliano Calabro, admired for how its white houses piled on top of each other, look like they’re tumbling into the sea
Visit Corigliano’s Norman Ducal Castle; restored to its former glory, admire its interior’s vibrant colors, intricate ceiling frescoes, stained-glass windows and take in the view from its terraces
Enjoy lunch on your own
Continue to the Albanian settlement of Civita, stunningly set on the side of a gorge
Along with your Tour Director discover the native Albanian architecture shown in the village’s chimneys
Continue to Altomonte, a typical Calabrian hilltown, discover the town with your Tour Director, it includes; The Duomo, Santa Maria della Consolazione, a simple but atmospheric church from the Angevin period.
Dinner & overnight at the hotel in Cosenza area
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Day 5: Excursion Rossano

 Breakfast at the hotel with your group
Travel to Rossano, originally an important and impregnable town on the east coast that boasts two popes and its own Saint St. Nilus. Enter The Duomo to admire its venerated icon of the Virgin & La Bizantina, a simple Byzantine church
Explore the museum to see the fabulous Purple Codex, brought from Syria to Rossano in the 6th century
Enjoy lunch on your own
Vis it Amarelli Licorice Factory to see production in action, the family hasbeen producing it since 1731
Discover the isolated 11th century Benedictine Abbey of Santa Maria del Patire, best known for its floor mosaics of monsters
Return to Cosenza for dinner & overnight at the hotel.
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Day 6: Cosenza -Tropea - Vibo

 Breakfast at the hotel with your group
Board your bus and head out for today’s adventure
Stop at Chiesetta di Piedigrotta, a cave that since the 17th century has been a shrine for shipwrecked sailors
Enter Castello Murat, a 15th century castle in Pizzo; Napoleon’s brother-in-law was executed there
Enjoy lunch on your own
Continue to Tropea, a wonderful old town on the sea
Have to time to explore Tropea’s maze of pretty lanes and palazzi and spend some
time at the beach!
Continue to Vibo Valentia for dinner & overnight at the hotel.
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Day 7: Excursion Reggio Calabria

 Breakfast at the hotel with your group
Board your motor coach and travel to the historic city of Reggio Calabria
Learn about the Greek colonization of the region which is beautifully presented in its museum; the highlight being the Riace warriors from the 5th century BC; enjoy a visit of the site and then some time to explore the museum at your own pace
Enjoy lunch on your own
On your way to Vibo Valentia, stop at the dramatic site of Scilla and enjoy the view
from Monte Sant’Elia
Have some leisure time in Vibo Valentia
Dinner & overnight at the hotel.
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Day 8: Excursion Stylo & Gerace

 Breakfast at the hotel with your group
Board your motor coach and continue to the hamlet of Stilo, built on the slopes of Mount Consolino and established by Byzantine monks
Take a shuttle bus to the top to see Stilo’s basilica known as La Cattolica, a 10th century Byzantine church, its interior decor represents many different periods
Walk downhill through the town, which was the birthplace of Tommaso Campanella
Enjoy lunch on your own
Board your motor coach and travel to the hamlet of Gerace, known as “Firenze del Sud”, it was once home to 128 churches
Enter Gerace’s Duomo, Calabria’s largest cathedral, and admire the superb pietra dura altar in the Church of San Francesco
Visit a local vineyard to learn about the wine-making process and have a tasting of the region’s fruity wines
Return to in Vibo Valentia for dinner & overnight at the hotel.
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Day 9: Vibo - Serra San Bruno - Sorrento

 Breakfast at the hotel with your group
Travel along the beautiful route up to Serra San Bruno. Stop in the town of Serra San Bruno to see two of its decorated churches and then visit the Carthusian Monastery, still functioning and where they have a museum
Enjoy lunch on your own
Board your motor coach and return to Sorrento
Take the time to explore Sorrento at your own pace; explore the historic center, the local market with all the fresh produce and of course fresh lemons
Have dinner in a local restaurant with your group
Overnight accommodation in Sorrento.
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Day 10: Excursion Capri

 Breakfast at the hotel with your group
Board a high-speed hydrofoil and head to Capri
Visit the beautiful Blue Grotto, the emblem of the island of Capri; See the crystalline blue ocean with silver reflections and experience this marvel of nature, you feel as if you are suspended in the heavens (subject to tide/weather conditions)
From Anacapri, take a chairlift to the top of Monte Solaro, the island’s highest point to enjoy the view before taking the return chairlift.
Enjoy lunch on your own
Have time to explore the enchanting cliff-top village of Capri, with its narrow medieval alleyways and quaint squares
Return to Sorrento by Hydrofoil
Have dinner in a local restaurant with your group
Overnight accommodation in Sorrento.
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Day 11: Sorrento - Roma

 Breakfast at the hotel with your group
Board your motor coach and travel to Rome
Enjoy lunch on your own
Join your local guide who will bring to life the spirit of Ancient Rome; Enter the Colosseum, where gladiators once battled, see the Roman Imperial Forum with a focus on Roman mythology and take a walk through the Roman Forum ending at the Palatine Hill
Dinner with your group in a local restaurant
Make a wish as you toss a coin in the Trevi Fountain, legend says it will one day bring you back to Rome
Board your bus and transfer to your hotel
Overnight accommodation in Rome
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Day 12: Return Home

 Breakfast at the hotel with your group
Transfer by motor coach from your hotel to the airport
Say a fond Arrivederci to your Italian Dolcevita Tour Director

Board your international flight from Rome and fly back to your contry

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