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Italy - Rome and the Amalfi Coast

7 days

from £1,950pp (excluding flights)

Get your fix of city and sea with this week long holiday suggestion to Italy, combining ancient Rome with the beautiful Amalfi coast.

  • Explore ancient ruins such as the Roman Forum and the Colosseum
  • Visit the Vatican City, boasting St. Peter’s Basilica and masterpieces such as Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel frescoes
  • Journey south to the Amalfi Coast and sail along the stunning Sorrento Coastline
  • Visit the island of Capri and the historical site of Pompeii

Rome

Italy's capital city is arguably the most storied and illustrious city in the world. Positively awash with history, art and culture, Rome today fuses the ancient with the new. Overflowing with iconic sights recognisable the world over, a holiday to Rome is about packing in as much as possible whether you're staying for a long weekend or a fortnight.

During your stay you can decide to follow the typical tourist paths or take our advice and venture off the beaten track to find yet more treasures. A visit to Rome is about the 'dolce vita' lifestyle as well as gorging on art and culture. While away hours at street-side cafes and people watch on pretty piazzas. When the sun goes down venture out for an 'aperitivo' in the city’s bars and cafes. The city abounds with restaurants and trattorias offering everything from fine-dining Michelin star experiences to a good old authentic plate of pasta.

If you love walking, explore Rome on foot and lose yourself in the tangle of lanes in the historic centre. It is here that you smell the aroma of freshly ground coffee, hear the chatter and humour of the locals, taste simple but exceptional tapas and share a carafe of wine, all the while glimpsing incredible sites on the skyline.

Amalfi Coast

Depart the hustle and bustle of Rome to head south to the sensational landscapes of the Amalfi Coast. A popular holiday region, it has sheer cliffs and rugged shorelines dotted with small beaches and pastel coloured fishing villages. During your stay explore the areas secret coves by boat, walk along deserted mountain footpaths and visit the pretty island of Capri. Also, a short journey from here is Pompeii near the coast of the bay of Naples which features excavated ruins that visitors can freely explore.

For a more detailed itinerary with great ideas on what to do and where to stay, please get in touch with our experts.

Price Excluding Flights £Flight cost from 
£ 1950 £ 200

Itinerary at a glance

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Day 1

Fly London to Rome


Italy's capital city is arguably the most storied and illustrious cities in the world. Positively dripping in history, art and culture, Rome today fuses the ancient with the new. Overflowing with iconic sights recognisable the world over, a holiday to Rome is about packing in as much as possible whether you're staying for a long weekend or a fortnight.


You will be staying at Una Hotel, Bed & Breakfast

Day 2

Half Day Sightseeing plus Optional Sightseeing
Some of the sites you might like to include with your guide, or when exploring independently are as follows: The Colosseum - The most thrilling of Rome's ancient sights. It was here that gladiators met in mortal combat and condemned prisoners fought off wild beasts in front of bloodthirsty crowds! The Pantheon - This 2000-year-old temple (now a church) is the city's best-preserved ancient monument and one of the most influential buildings in the Western world. The Imperial Forums - A collection of ruins constructed between 42 BC and AD 112 by successive emperors, they were largely buried in 1933 when Mussolini built Via dei Fori Imperiali. Excavations have since unearthed much of them, but work continues. The Trevi Fountain - This iconic fountain is the centre piece of the piazza di Trevi.
The Vatican City - St Peter's Basilica is one of the most dazzling of the many churches within Vatican City. Also a must are the complex of Vatican Museums including breath-taking artworks.


You will be staying at Una Hotel, Bed & Breakfast

Day 3

Guided Visit of the Vatican Museum & Sistine Chapel
Visit the Vatican museums, home to an extraordinarily rich collection of precious arts, maps, sculptures, and antiquities. This is also the home of the masterpiece that is Michelangelo's frescoed ceiling in the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica.


You will be staying at Una Hotel, Bed & Breakfast

Day 4

Travel from Rome to Naples (Rail Journey)

Drive from Naples to Sorrento (Road Journey)


Sorrento is a coastal town in southwestern Italy, facing the Bay of Naples on the Sorrentine Peninsula. Perched atop cliffs that separate the town from its busy marinas, it’s known for sweeping views and Piazza Tasso, a cafe-lined square. The historic center is a warren of narrow alleys that includes the Chiesa di San Francesco, a 14th-century church with a tranquil cloister.


Activities in Sorrento
Sorrento's priviledged location overlooking the Bay of Naples offers spectacular views encompassing Mt. Vesuvius and the island of Ischia. The charming old town of Sorrento boasts many shops and bars. Explore by foot or simply sit and watch the world go by in one of the many piazzas. Sorrento is also the perfect base from which to explore some of Italys renowned sites, including Pompeii and Herculaneum, as well as being within easy reach of the Amalfi Coast.


You will be staying at Grand Hotel Vesuvio Sorrento, Bed & Breakfast

Day 5

Day Trip to Pompeii by Train
Catch the train to Pompeii, a short journey from Sorrento and explore the famous ruins.


You will be staying at Grand Hotel Vesuvio Sorrento, Bed & Breakfast

Day 6

Travel from Sorrento to Capri (Boat Journey)


Day Trip to Capri
Transfer to marina and catch the hydrofoil to Capri, a journey of approximately 40 minutes. On arrival in Capri make your way to the Marina Grande to take a boat tour to the Blue Grotto. The tour includes the thrill of sailing through the arch in the dramatic Faraglioni rock formations. Upon your return to Marina Grande, transfer to Anacapri to take the chair lift to the summit of Monte Solaro. From the summit you can see the most spectacular views of the Bays of Naples and Salerno. From here descend the mountain slope by chair lift or on foot. The walk is around 30 minutes. Take a moment to visit the hermitage of Cetrella. Stop for lunch in one of Anacapri's restaurants or grab a quick snack and head straight to Villa San Michele, the house museum created by the 19th century Swedish writer and physician Axel Munthe, which boasts one of the island's most panoramic views. Transfer back down to Capri and for a refreshing drink in the buzzing Piazzetta. Stroll down Via Camerelle, famous for the luxury shops and designer fashion boutiques which line the street. Continue along Via Tragara to reach the breathtaking scenic overlook facing the Faraglioni rock formations. Return to the port and return to the mainland.

Travel from Capri to Sorrento (Boat Journey)


You will be staying at Grand Hotel Vesuvio Sorrento, Bed & Breakfast

Day 7

Drive from Sorrento to Naples (Road Journey)

Fly Naples to London

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