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Hidden Treasures of Southern Italy with Rome (LNE)

12 Day Tour from Naples to Rome

2020 Tour Details

This “off the beaten path” tour of Italy takes you on a journey to discover world-renowned treasures in art, architecture, and history. Even more, your vacation includes a Monograms independent vacation package In Rome. Enjoy two-night-stays in Naples – home to centuries of some of the most important art and architecture Italy has to offer, in Lecce, the “Florence of the South,” and in the charming, seaside resort of Sorrento. Also, overnight in Bari and Castellana Grotte. Throughout the guided tour of Southern Italy, you’ll visit royal residences, as well as ancient Greek archaeological marvels. This Southern Italy escorted tour introduces you to local favorites such as delectable pastries and almond coffee, as well as truly remarkable architectural and historical structures. Visit a traditional trullo in Alberobello, and discover the amazing ancient treasures awaiting you in the caves of Castellana Grotte, and the archaeological site of Paestum – as you traverse from the “heel of the boot” of Italy across to the opposite coastline, to Sorrento. Also, enjoy visits to the 13th-century octagonal citadel Castel del Monte, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and to the magnificent Palazzo Reale, royal residence of the Bourbons in Naples.

Your Monograms extension includes transfer by first-class high-speed train from Naples to Rome and three overnights in Rome, guided sightseeing visiting the major sites, and the services of a Local Host.

Truly, a feast for the mind, body, and soul, your escorted tour of Southern Italy will satisfy your curiosity in art and history – as well as your spirit of adventure – with hidden local treasures waiting to be discovered along the way.
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 Destinations & Sightseeing

NAPLES
Welcome dinner, guided sightseeing, visit the Palazzo Reale
CASTEL DEL MONTE
Guided visit
BARI
Guided sightseeing, walk through the Old Town, visit San Nicola's Church; taste Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite local focaccia
OSTUNI
Visit the “White Town”
LECCE
Guided walking tour, visit Duomo and Santa Croce Basilica; taste Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite local pasticciotto and almond coffee
OTRANTO
Orientation
ALBEROBELLO
Guided sightseeing, visit a trullo
CASTELLANA GROTTE
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Visit the caves
PAESTUM
Visit the archaeological site
SORRENTO
Orientation; farewell dinner at a local restaurant
SORRENTO-ROME
By First-class Train
ROME
Guided sightseeing, Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Square & Basilica, Colosseum & Roman Forum

Headsets throughout the tour.
Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.

Transportation:

Motorcoach, first-class, high-speed train.

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Full breakfast daily; 4 three-course dinners, including a dinner at a local restaurant in Sorrento

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Day 1 ARRIVE IN NAPLES, ITALY

Welcome to Naples! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.

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Day 2 NAPLES

Discover the major sites of this fascinating city during your guided sightseeing this morning. See the remarkable Triumphal Arch of the Castel Nuovo, Teatro San Carlo, Galleria Umberto I, and the semicircular Piazza Plebiscito. The highlight is a visit to the magnificent PALAZZO REALE, royal residence of the Bourbons from 1734-1860. Since 1925, it also has housed the National Library. With your afternoon and evening at leisure, you may wish to join a fascinating optional excursion to Herculaneum, followed by dinner at the foot of Mount Vesuvius.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 3 NAPLES–CASTEL DEL MONTE–BARI

Enter the region of Apulia, the heel of Italy’s “boot.” Enjoy a guided visit of the 13th-century, octagonal citadel CASTEL DEL MONTE, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and considered by some as the most fascinating castle built by Emperor Frederick II. Arrive in the capital of Apulia, Bari, a port on the Adriatic Sea.
Today’s Distance: 174 mi / 280 km

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Day 4 BARI–OSTUNI–LECCE

Sightseeing with a Local Guide features a walk through the OLD TOWN, a visit to stunning SAN NICOLA'S CHURCH, and Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite a taste the local focaccia. Next is striking Ostuni, often called the “White Town,” a charming example of white-washed Mediterranean architecture. Its Old Town is located on top of a hill and fortified by ancient walls. Then, continue to Lecce, the “Florence of the South.”
Today’s Distance: 112 mi / 180 km

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 5 LECCE. EXCURSION TO OTRANTO

In the morning, discover the lacy stone buildings and squares during your guided walking tour. Visit the DUOMO, a masterpiece of baroque art, SANTA CROCE BASILICA, and Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite taste the local pasticciotto with almond coffee. Time to explore the streets of the lovely center. Later, head to picturesque Otranto, a historic seaside town and port, surrounded by its imposing defensive walls and dominated by its romanesque cathedral. Return to Lecce.
Today’s Distance: 62 mi / 100 km

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Day 6 LECCE–ALBEROBELLO–CASTELLANA GROTTE

In Alberobello, follow your Local Guide for a visit to a TRULLO, one of the conical houses famous for their unique characteristics. The structure assures excellent indoor climate control—cool in summer and warm in winter. Continue to Castellana Grotte, where a Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite visit to the underground CAVES, a stunning natural wonder is included before arriving at your hotel.
Today’s Distance: 93 mi / 150 km

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Day 7 CASTELLANA GROTTE–PAESTUM–SORRENTO

Paestum, or Poseidonia, named in honor of the Greek god of the sea, was founded in the 6th century. During your visit of the ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE with a Local Guide, see the ancient Greek temples dating back to 600-400 BC. Arrive in the charming, seaside resort of Sorrento.
Today’s Distance: 224 mi / 360 km

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 8 SORRENTO

On an orientation walk with your Tour Director, see the old town's characteristic lava-stone streets, the 14th-century Sedil Dominova building, the ancient bell tower, and St. Antonino Church, dedicated to Sorrento's patron Saint. There is the opportunity to join an optional excursion to the Amalfi coast. This evening, enjoy a farewell dinner at a local restaurant to celebrate your stay.

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Day 9 SORRENTO–NAPLES–ROME

Transfer to the train station in Naples and board the HIGH-SPEED TRAIN (first-class) to Rome. Your Local Host can help you make the most of your stay.

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Day 10 ROME

Your Local Host will have many suggestions for your day at leisure.

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Day 11 ROME

Guided sightseeing of the ‟Eternal Cityˮ starts with a visit to the VATICAN MUSEUMS and SISTINE CHAPEL with Michelangelo’s ceiling paintings and The Last Judgment, followed by a visit to monumental ST. PETER’S SQUARE and BASILICA to admire Michelangelo’s Pietà. Also visit the ancient COLOSSEUM and the ROMAN FORUM.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 12 ROME

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Breakfast Breakfast

 Accommodations

Naples
Bari
Lecce
Castellana Grotte
Sorrento
Rome

 Optional Excursions

No matter what you’re into: food, wine, history, art, music or anything else, we give you the freedom to personalize your vacation with optional excursions that speak to your interests.

When you book your excursions with us, you can be assured that every optional excursion that we offer coordinates with the free time that you'll have in your destination, so you'll never have conflicts between included and optional activities. Our team of travel experts carefully selects each optional excursion that we offer to ensure that you receive the highest quality at a great value. Our tried-and-true partners have a finger on the pulse of the city in which they operate so they deliver the very best experiences. We offer experiences you cannot create on your own and because you’re booking with us, we coordinate all your transportation and timing needs.

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased). Optional excursions are available for purchase on our MyGlobus site 90 days prior to the tour start date.

Price Ranges

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