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The Amalfi Coast & Sicily 2023

September 17th to 26th

By popular request, we are returning to the island Sicily!

​This is an exclusive and private journey through one of southern Italy's most remarkable coastal region and an idyllic island so distinctively different than the is mainland, that it feels like another country. In the minds of most the Sicilians, it is.  

"Positano bites deep. It is a dream place that isn't quite real when you are there and becomes beckoningly real after you have gone."

— John Steinbeck

T0URS,

RELOCATIONS,

RETIREMENT

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Azzurro!

No demarcation between sea and sky.

 

ITINERARY

Italy's Amalfi coastline is simply breathtaking and understandably world-renowned – UNESCO rates it as ‘an area of great physical beauty and natural diversity’. If you wish to experience a glimpse of heaven on land and gaze at spectacular panoramas, this is the tour for you. 

 

The Island of Sicily, located between the main land of Italy and and northern Africa, Sicily has been at the crossroads from many civilizations for thousands of years. Sicily has absorbed traditions from the ancient Greeks to the Romans, Moors, Normans, Spanish, French, and finally Italians.  This mixture  has developed into an uniquely different culture that other parts of Italy.  So much so, that the people of Sicily are quick to remind you that they are not Italian, they are Sicilian.

Sicily’s landscape is just as varied, its has a stunning coastline with wide sweeping bays of clear blue water,  citrus and olive groves, and views of the Mount Etna volcano with its microclimates that is great for grape growing. Ahhh ... Sicilian wine! You will find diversity everywhere from  bustling cities like Taormina to beautiful quaint towns and villages like Noto (Sicilian: Notu ).    Let's not forget about Sicilian cusine. 
Oh dio mio (oh my God)!

 

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Day 1 - Sunday, September 17th  -  Depart the USA:  Book your flight to arrive in Rome's FCO airport  by 9am September 18th.

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Rome the Eternal  City -- They say all roads lead to Rome, and can agree. After all, the Italian capital offers the perfect combination of food, culture, history and nightlife; what more could you ask for during your first stop in Italy.  With historical sights like the Colosseum, the Sistine Chapel, the Pantheon, Vatican City, you will understand why "Rome was not built in a day." 

Day 2 - Monday, September 18th: Rome

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Upon your arrival in Rome, you will be met by Fleace's assistant for the group transfer at 11:00 am.  You will have some time for a quick change of attire before heading out for lunch and a city tour. The tour will include stops at the Colosseum, the Pantheon, and Trevi Fountain.  After a bit of rest, enjoy a evening in one of the most romantically beautiful city in the world.   Do not unpack because tomorrow you will depart.  Don't worry, you will be back to enjoy more.

Day 3 - Tuesday , September 19: Naples & The Amafi Coast

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Early morning you depart for Naples. Located under the shadow of Mt. Vesuvius, only a few kilometers north of the gateway to the Amalfi Coast. Naples is much more lively, especially at night compared to the towns and villages of the Amalfi, which are stunningly beautiful, but can be a bit dull in the evenings. On your arrival into Naples, you are off to the Amalfi coast village of  Ravello.  Ravello is one of the most charming towns on the Amalfi Coast. he town's villas offer vivid vantage points for the views. Villa Cimbrone and Villa Rufolo are famous for their encompassing panoramas. Photos cannot truly prepare you for the beauty. Later return Naples for a walking tour and dinner along the sea.

Day 4 - Wednesday, September 20th: Positano

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No words or pictures can prepare  you for the beauty that is Positano, the jewel of the Amalfi coast.  Positano is  landscape is stunning on land, but its beauty is better viewed while sailing the Tyrrhenian Sea,  You will spend the day on land and sea, sailing and wandering the medieval narrow street filled with colorful shops and restaurants.

Sicily

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Today, you are off to Sicily, the largest island in the Mediterranean. It lies on the Ionian Sea, under the shadow of Mount Etna and is and ancient land of conquest that never ceases to fascinate and inspire. The landscape is varied, the food is fantastic, and it has some of the best white sand beaches in Europe. For more than 3,000 years, myriad civilizations discovered, conquered, and made their mark on Sicily's shores, contributing to the island's treasure trove of history, art, culture, tradition and folklore.

Day 5 - Thursday. September 21st: Catania, Sicily

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Catania, sitting in the shadow of Mount Etna, is Sicily’s second city. Despite its proximity to the Mount Etna volcano and many of Sicily’s tourist highlights (the baroque hilltop towns and smart seaside villages of the east coast), the city itself remains off the main tourist path. The active center is chock full of frilly baroque and a vibrant nightlife.   After arrival you will have a walking tour, followed by some free time to explore.  Later enjoy for first evening of Sicilian night life.

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Day 6 - Friday. September 22th: Cooking Class & Taromina

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The day will start with a cooking class where you will how to prepare Sicilian dishes. After class, enjoy lunch before head to resort town of Taromina to walk off your lunch. 

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Taormina is Sicily’s most well known seaside resort and is the island’s answer to the Amalfi Coast or Italian Riviera. It oozes glamour and has been attracting the rich and famous for decades. It has a well-heeled ‘grand tour’ feel which is topped off by its ancient ruins and view over the bay to Etna. The main town is perched upon a clifftop with breathtaking views. There’s a cable car linking the town to its beaches and seafront promenade down below. It’s colourful, busy, scenic, and funThe  In Taromina you will have a guided tour that will include a stop at Greek-Roman Theatre of Taormina, built in the 3rd century B.C. from the Greeks, it was then modified by the Romans.  Bring your good credit card, the shopping is amazing.

Day 7- Saturday, September 23rd: Syracuse

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Syracuse (or Siracusa) rises on the south-eastern coast of Sicily, at the mouth of the Anapo and Ciane rivers. For several centuries Syracuse was one of the most powerful and important Greek colonies in the world and for this reason Cicero described it as “the largest and most beautiful of all Greek cities.”  To this day, it is considered one of the most  beautiful cities in Italy.  The center is all gleaming white baroque. The tiny island of Ortigia is the heart of the medieval old town and is connected by several bridges. Here you’ll find a bustling food market, a Byzantine castle, archaeological treasures, and buzzing cafe life.   Later in the evening,  party to an open air night location.  Remember, what happens in Italy, stays in Italy.  :)

Day 8 -  Sunday, September 24th: Beach day

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In Sicily summer activities continues well  into September and we are here for it!  This day you will head to a popular  beach club to spend the day playing in the sun with the locals.  

Day 9- Monday. September 25th: Rome

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Your road leads back to rome!  Early morning fly back to Rome for a free day to explore at your own pace. Our local guide will be available to make suggestion and help with your planning.  You will also have the option of booking a visit to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. Spend your final evening in Italy with all your new friends.  You know Fleace has something speacial planned.  :) .

Day 10 - Tuesday. September 26th: Rome/USA

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Early morning you will depart for the airport with the group at 6am or book a later flight and plan to store your luggage at the hotel to enjoy an extra day in Rome. 

 

As your flight over takes off, lay back (because you WILL BE tired from all the fun), close your eyes and remember  your spent making amazing  memories.  You will return one day, THIS we know for sure! 

The Amalfi Coast & Sicily
September 17th to 26th 2023

3/4 Star Ground Package 
*$2833
Per-Person Based on Double Occupancy

Single Room Supplement add $996

 

No travel buddy? No problem!
A roommate can be assigned 

Ground Package Include:
Group airport/hotel transfers, accommodations, orientation meal,
Train Rome to Salerno, Salerno to Positano,
  beach club entry, tours, nightlife,
lead by Fleace

 

Monthly payment plan available for
a one time $49 set-up & processing fee.

 

$699 Deposit Required
with monthly payments

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($76 discount and no payment plan fee)

with payment of  1/2 the package price
by August 15th 2022

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BlackGirlTravel/Globalnista constantly strive to improve each itinerary and all features. If improvements can be made or unforeseen conditions beyond our control make changes necessary, we reserve the right to vary itineraries. Occasional restorations may cause exhibits to close. During local or national holidays abroad, certain facilities such as museums, theaters, sightseeing tours, and shopping may be limited. BlackGirlTravel/Globalnista will not be held responsible for any of these occurrences but wherever possible, itinerary adjustments will be made to minimize inconvenience to passengers. In the event of possible safety concerns we also reserve the right to alter designations. 

Prices are quoted based on the exchange for the USA dollar EU Euro rate of June 30, 2022.
If the USA dollar devalue 2% of more, all prices will be adjusted,

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