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Southern Italian and Sicilian Adventure

Italy and Sicily

from £1,499 per person 12 2
Including optional travel insurance or a price reduction of £54 if not required
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The secrets of unspoilt Italy are unveiled

As this enchanting tour unfolds, you'll discover the rustic charm and unique culture of the country’s ‘heel’. You'll then journey south through remote Calabria, pausing in a European Capital of Culture for 2019 – Matera, before enjoying the classic beauty of Sicily.

Including...

12 nights in hotels

24 meals: 12 breakfasts and 12 dinners

Excursions and visits

  • Vineyard tour and wine tasting
  • Visit the medieval seaport of Trani
  • Guided tour of Alberobello, Martina Franca and Ostuni
  • Tour of the Calabrian interior
  • Visit to the cave dwellings at Matera
  • Altomonte orientation tour

Use of audio headsets on guided tours.

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Day 1 UK to Naples to Caserta

Caserta

After taking Saga's included UK door-to-door travel service to the airport, fly to Naples and transfer to Caserta, staying overnight at the locally rated 4-star Hotel dei Cavalieri. Situated in the heart of the town, it overlooks the Piazza Luigi Vanvitelli. En route, stop at a cantina in the foothills of Mount Vesuvius to tour the vineyard, sip the wines and sample some tasty produce. D


Day 2 Alberobello

See the intriguing truli dwellings of Alberobello

Travel to Alberobello, visiting the medieval town of Trani, with its castle, cathedral and old town en route. Stay four nights at the locally rated 4-star Grand Hotel La Chiusa di Chietri. B, D


Day 3 Alberobello, Martina Franca and Ostuni

White washed houses of Ostuni

Included tour to see the unique 'trulli' houses in Alberobello; Martina Franca with its baroque old town; and Ostuni, a traditional Apulian town.B,D


Day 4 Alberobello

The unique skyline of Alberobello

Spend today at leisure. B, D


Day 5 Alberobello

Characteristic 'trulli' houses in Alberobello

Enjoy a day at leisure or perhaps join an optional excursion. B, D


Day 6 Altomonte

Panoramic view of Matera

Travel to Altomonte in Calabria, via Matera – a European capital of Culture for 2019 – to see the intriguing houses and churches carved out of rock: ‘i sassi’. Stay at the locally rated 4-star Hotel Barbieri for three nights. B, D


Day 7 Altomonte

Typical Calabrian village

Included excursion through the mountainous and remote Calabrian interior. B, D


Day 8 Altomonte

Altomonte

Orientation tour of Altomonte to explore its historical treasures. B, D


Day 9 Acireale, Sicily

Messina

Travel south to board the ferry across the straits of Messina, a sea crossing of about 25 minutes. On arrival in Sicily, enjoy a scenic drive to Acireale, a town overlooking the sea on the slopes of Mount Etna, where you'll stay at the locally rated 4-star Grand Hotel Maugeri, located in the town centre, facing a small garden. The old town, with its Baroque churches, is a short walk away.. B, D


Day 10 Acireale, Sicily

The neoclassical cathdral in Acireale

You may like to join an optional excursion to picturesque Taormina and Mount Etna. B, D


Day 11 Acireale, Sicily

Stunning coastal scenery

Perhaps join an optional boat trip to the beautiful Aeolian Islands B, D


Day 12 Acireale, Sicily

Acireale

Either relax in the sun or join an optional trip to Syracuse, a city founded nearly 3,000 years ago. B, D


Day 13 Catania to UK

Catania

Return flight home. B


Please note

On Manchester departures, the tour is 13 nights. Spend the first two nights at the Hotel dei Cavalieri on a half-board basis. Day 2 is at leisure – perhaps visit the Royal Palace in Caserta independently.


Southern Italian and Sicilian Adventure

Italy and Sicily

from £1,499 per person 12 2
Including optional travel insurance or a price reduction of £54 if not required
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Southern Italian and Sicilian Adventure

Italy and Sicily

from £1,499 per person 12 2
Including optional travel insurance or a price reduction of £54 if not required