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The Amalfi Coast & Sicily 2021
September 19th to 28th
After ten years, 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
No demarcation between sea and sky.
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)!
Day 1 - Sunday, September 19th - Depart the USA: Book your flight to arrive in Rome's FCO airport by 9am September 20th.
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 20th: Rome
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 21: Salerno & The Amafi Coast
Early morning you depart for Salerno, the-gateway to the Amalfi Coast. Salerno is much more relaxed and authentic compared to the towns and villages of the Amalfi Coast, which are beautiful, but can be a bit dull in the evenings. Drop your luggage at the hotel and you are off to the Amalfi coast villages of Amalfi and Ravello. Later return to Salerno for a relaxing evening on the town.
Day 4 - Wednesday, September 22nd: Positano
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.
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 23rd: Catania, Sicily
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.
Day 6 - Friday. September 24th: Cooking Class & Taromina
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.
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.
Day 7- Saturday. September 25th: Beach day
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. Maybe you will meet someone that will join you later in the evening when we move the party to an open air night club. Remember, what happens in Italy, stays in Italy. :)
Day 8 - Sunday. September 26th: Syracuse and Noto
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 centre 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.
This day will also include Noto - the amazing city you've never heard of. Noto maintains a relaxed and mystical quality. Walking the narrow cobbled streets you will get the impression of being in some old Italian movie. Intricate Baroque architecture stands in contrasts with citrus, olive, and almond groves throughout the area, and a constant breeze drifts in from the east, where the ocean awaits only 5 miles away. Noto is one of those magical Italian cities that dreams are made of. It is the hidden gem of Italy you didn't even know you needed, but Fleace knew.
Day 9- Monday. September 27th: Rome
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 28th: Rome/USA
Early morning you will depart for the airport with the group. As your flight over takes off, lay back (because you WII BE tired), close your eyes and remember your spent making amazing memories. You will return one day!
The Amalfi Coast & Sicily
September 19th to 28th 2021
3/4 Star Ground Package
Per-Person Based on Double Occupancy
Single Room Supplement add $896
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
Must be paid in full by September 1
Early sign-up savings of $125
($76 discount and no payment plan fee)
with payment of 1/2 the package price
by July 15th
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