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Rome to Sicily (23 destinations)

Italy

Tour length 23 daysFrom Rome to Palermo
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About this tour

Acquaint yourself with Italy's 'Eternal City' of Rome and learn about the catastrophic fate of Pompeii. Soak up the sunshine in the coastal town of Sorrento and explore the beautiful Amalfi Coast, before heading south to Calabria, a hidden gem for those who stray off Italy’s beaten path. Continue to bustling Sicily, with the volcanic valleys of Mt. Etna, the timeworn streets of Syracuse, the Baroque wonders of Ragusa, the ruins of the Valley of Temples and the rich anti-mafia history of Palermo. Starring dramatic cliffside villages, clear waters and delicious seafood, this is a chance to experience the highlights of southern Italy.Due to the terrain the means of transportation on this trip is a mix of local trains, private vehicles and public buses. Train travel is a fast way to traverse long distances, allowing you to avoid traffic jams and arrive right into the city centre. Trains are comfortable and all have toilets, however can often be quite busy.Please note that you'll have to carry your own luggage on and off the trains, and up and down stairs at train stations and at hotels, so make sure it doesn’t exceed our weight and size recommendations. You can find this information in the 'What to Take' section of the trip notes. You may want to consider taking a backpack rather than a wheelie bag, however this is up to your personal preference and what you feel more comfortable with.Summer temperatures can be extreme in many of the regions visited (over 40°C), which can be uncomfortable. It’s important to use sun protection, wear layers to combat the heat and drink plenty of water. Additionally, please be aware that July, August and the first half of September is high season along the Southern Italian coast, which means that the local infrastructure is under a lot of pressure with a lot of people in the towns we visit. Please carefully consider the time of the year you wish to travel and your suitability to that season.Hotel rooms in Europe can seem rather small by American or Australian standards and often don't have double beds, but rather two single beds that can be pushed together.On this trip you must pack as lightly as possible because you will be expected to carry your own bag and although you won't be required to walk long distances with your luggage (max 30 minutes), we strongly recommend keeping the weight under 15kg / 33lb. Most travellers carry their luggage in a backpack, although an overnight bag with a shoulder strap would suffice if you travel lightly. Smaller bags or backpacks with wheels are convenient although we recommend your bag has carry straps to accommodate the cobbled streets, uneven surfaces, stairs and steps you are likely to encounter while carrying your luggage. You'll also need a day pack/bag to carry water and a camera etc for day trips.
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Tour ID 101966
Tour length 23 days
Group size 12
Age range 15 - 99

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Intrepid Travel

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Day 1: Rome
Day 2: Naples / Pompeii
Day 3: Pompeii
Day 4: Mt Vesuvius / Sorrento
Day 5: Sorrento
Day 6: Amalfi
Day 7: Positano / Amalfi
Day 8: Amalfi
Day 9: Civita
Day 10: Pollino National Park / Civita
Day 11: Tropea
Day 12: Aeolian Islands / Tropea
Day 13: Reggio Calabria
Day 14: Catania
Day 15: Taormina/Catania
Day 16: Catania
Day 17: Syracuse
Day 18: Syracuse
Day 19: Noto/Ragusa/Agrigento
Day 20: Valley of the Temples/Marsala
Day 21: Erice/Palermo
Day 22: Palermo
Day 23: Palermo

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Carbon emission, kg/CO2
(Guests: 1, Nights: 1)
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