Greek theater of Taormina and smoking Etna in the background
Greek theater of Taormina and smoking Etna in the background Image


Southern Italy Vacation: From Rome to Sicily

Rome – Sorrento – Cilento-Paestum – Tropea – Mount Etna – Taormina

12 days – EUR 1,681.00 pp in dbl-room*

Travelers looking for a mixture of city life and relaxation will enjoy this tour of southern Italy. It moves from Rome to Naples, then heads down the coast before concluding in the shadow of Mount Etna on the island of Sicily.

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Day 1 to 3: Rome

Inn at the Roman Forum2 Nights | bed & breakfast

The Forum Romanum, the epicentre of the Roman Empire, is not just one of the main attractions in modern Rome – it is one of the most important monuments in the world. If you walk up the hill for a better view of the site you will pass a small luxury inn standing directly above the Forum. This exquisite hotel, nestled among ancient ruins, offers every modern convenience for 21st century travellers.


  • Rome: Contemporary life in the Eternal City


Day 3 to 5: Sorrento

Rental car pick-up
Company: AVIS Italy
Vehicle: Fiat Punto 1.3 MJT or similar (EDMR)
Rate: standard
Location: Rome Via Sardegna

From Rom to Positano274 km | 4 hours


  • Montecassino: Oldest monastery in the Occident
  • Napoli: Abundance of life in arachaic old town
  • Capri: Nostalgic island paradise in the Gulf of Naples

a Villa in Positano2 Nights | bed & breakfast

The villa is set halfway between the highway and the beach, right on the only road through the town. A small yet beautiful house, outside with lots of flowers, inside attractively furnished and decorated. The rooms are spacious and have fantastic views of the town and the sea. The continental breakfast is sumptous for Italian standards. Im hotel's restaurant you can eat inside or outside, in any case, with great views .


  • Sorrento: Immortalized by writers, musicians and painters
  • Amalfi Coast: Fishing villages along a heavenly coastline


Day 5 to 7: Cilento

From Positano to Maratea200 km | 4 hours


  • Grotta di Pertosa: Roman place of worship and stalactite cave

Villa Cheta2 Nights | bed & breakfast

A great location overlooking the sea, a Mediterranean garden and a terrace with stunning views. These are just some of the highlights of the magnificent Art Nouveau villa on the outskirts of Acquafredda. In addition, a distinctive southern Italian flair, attentive staff and a restaurant where dinner with regional specialties and fine wines is an enjoyable experience. Nearby there are small and large beaches with clean water. The old villages in the mountains of the hinterland worth a visit. 


  • Calabria
  • Cilento: World Natural Heritage between the Tyrrhenian Sea and the Apennines
  • Monte Pollino: Owls, vultures and wolves
  • Elea: Ancient port city


Day 7 to 9: Tropea

From Maratea to Tropea210 km | 4 hours

A modern hotel overlooking the sea2 Nights | bed & breakfast

Newly opened in April 2010, the 4-star hotel is perched on a cliff overlooking the Aeolian Sea. A stone stairway leads straight down to the beach. One of the hotel's most popular features is the rooftop terrace with a jacuzzi. The spectacular views extend across the sea to the volcanic island of Stromboli. This is also where the excellent breakfast (for Italian standards) is served. Many of the individually decorated rooms have sea views. The bright colors and bold patterns serve as a reminder that Africa is not far away. The friendly staff speak fluent English.


  • Tropea: Sandy beaches, turquoise sea and Stromboli views


Day 9 to 12: Taormina

From Tropea to Taormina159 km | 3 hours 30 minutes (including ferry crossing)


  • Milazzo: Gateway to the Aeolian Islands
  • Etna: Active volcano with 300 craters
  • Mt. Etna Funicular: In the summit area of the volcano

Villa with Seaviews3 Nights | bed & breakfast

The hotel commands one of the best views on the island, taking in the lush, almost subtropical hotel garden, then the botanical park of Taormina and finally the deep blue Ionian Sea, which gradually merges with the blue sky. The location is a paradise for photographers and anyone in need of sunshine and relaxation. The hosts are a French-Italian couple who are helpful yet unobtrusive. Simple meals can be taken at the hotel. A wide selection of restaurants is available in the vicinity.


  • Taormina: The “tip of paradise”
  • Isola Bella: Exotic plants and lizards in the Ionian Sea
  • Savoca

Day 12: Catania

From Taormina to Catania68 km | 54 minutes

Rental car drop-off
Location: Catania, Airport


Company: AVIS Italy
Type: Fiat Punto evo 1.3 or similar (Group C)

Equipment: Air-conditioning, power-steering, radio


The cost is per person based on two people sharing a double room and includes accommodation and meals per itinerary.

USD 1,889.00*
(EUR 1,681.00)*

You can start this tour on any date.
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» the names, addresses and telephone numbers of each accommodation
» Your vouchers
» detailed directions to each accommodation

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