Experience the magnificent region of Calabria, one of the pearls of Southern Italy, through this enthusiastic 9 day tour from Rome. An itinerary rich in history, tradition and flavors that will offer you an unique and unforgettable experience where nature seems to have endowed all its wonders to this land. On your way you will also visit the most famous volcano in the world the Vesuvius, the city of Naples and the archaeological excavations of Pompeii.
▪ DAY 01 ROME
Upon arrival meet your personal driver who will escort to your Hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.
▪ DAY 02 ROME - POMPEII - VESUVIUS - NAPLES
Departure to Pompeii. Enjoy the lunch in a characteristic restaurant close Pompeii and then proceed to Vesuvius, the most famous volcano in the world. Proceed back to Naples and enjoy a short guided tour through the historic city center.
▪ DAY 03 NAPLES - SAN NICOLA ARCELLA - DIAMANTE - SAINT FRANCIS SANCTUARY - PIZZO
Departure to Riviera dei Cedri to discover San Nicola Arcella. The route continues towards Diamante, ‘the city of chili pepper’. Lunch in a typical restaurant in Diamante. Stop en route in Paola, one of the most important destinations of the religious tourism in Calabria, Visit of the Saint Francis of Paola Sanctuary and discover his history.
▪ DAY 04 PIZZO - ZUNGRI‘S CAVES - TROPEA - PIZZO
Visit of Pizzo, a charming little town overlooking the Costa degli Dei. Lunch and tasting of the renowned ‘Tartufo’ ice cream. Proceed to Zungri, visit its famous caves and Tropea, ‘the City of the Turquoise Sea.
▪ DAY 05 PIZZO - REGGIO CALABRIA - SCILLA - PIZZO
Departure to Reggio Calabria, known for the interesting optical phenomenon of the ‘Fata Morgana’ and Riace bronzes. Enjoy a guided tour of the National Museum of Magna Graecia and admire the famous Riace Bronzes. Lunch in a typical restaurant and then enjoy a walk along the Falcomatà sea promenade. Proceed to Scilla, place rich of myths and legenda mentioned in the Divina Commedia. Enjoy a guided visit of Castello Ruffo and Chianalea area.
▪ DAY 06 PIZZO - VILLA DI CASIGNANA - LOCRI - GERACE - STILO - CATANZARO
Proceed to the visit of the Roman Villa in Casignana. Continue towards the archaeological area of Locri Epizefiri, visit the Ionic Temple of Marasà, the Temple of House Marafioti, the shrines of Pan and Persephone together with the Archaeological Museum. Lunch in a typical tavern, proceed to Gerace and stop for typical product tasting. Departure towards Stilo to discover the Cattolica, a small Greek-Byzantine temple.
▪ DAY 07 CATANZARO - ISOLA CAPO RIZZUTO - TENUTA SENATORE - MATERA
Departure to Capo Rizzuto isle. Proceed to the historic center, admire its typical medieval architectures and its medieval gate that divides the old part from the new one. Transfer to the Senatore estate to taste the famous Cirò DOC wine. At the end be delighted by a wine tasting accompanied by rich aperitif with local products.
▪ DAY 08 MATERA - ROME
Stop in Matera, UNESCO World Heritage site and European Capital of Culture 2019. Visit to the Sassi, the ancient city completely carved out of the limestone rock, then short stop for a typical Lucan products tasting and lunch with genuine traditional dishes. Transfer to Hotel in Rome.
▪ DAY 09 ROME
Meet your private driver who will escort you to the airport for your onward flight.