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Southern Italy and Sicily 2014

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Isle of Capri in the province of Naples, Italy
Isle of Capri in the province of Naples, Italy
  • Duration: 10 Days
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  • Brochure: Europe & Britain 2014
    Italy 2014
  • Style: Regional
  • Description: Descending from Rome to Palermo, the south of Italy gives way to the fiery splendours of Sicily and the towering shadow of Italy's largest active volcano, Etna. It's Insider moments like… the smoky richness and deep red of the 'Nerello Mascalese' grape, grown in the volcanic soil at the foot of Mount Etna. It's the taste of the fruit and the land, as you learn how to identify the subtle aromas from an expert local sommelier, and build up an appetite as you stroll through the farm, vineyards and cellars. And it's finding the flavour of the Sicilian sunshine in the rich, heartiness of the cuisine, as you enjoy the freshest grilled vegetable antipasti, homemade pasta and renowned 'Liperus' wine.


On every itinerary, we offer a range of optional excursions that allow you to further enhance your experience should you so choose. These are purchased when you are on your trip, via your Trafalgar Travel Director. Depending on the region visited these can be paid with cash or credit card.

A reduction of 25% of the cost of the Optional Excursions is offered to all children under the age of 16 years at the time of travel. Please Note: This discount to does not apply to North America optionals, as they are already discounted.


    • + Traditional Neapolitan Evening Our beautiful drive takes us into the Sorrentino countryside to arrive at an 18th century Olive Oil mill where we enjoy a guided visit of the gardens, the mill and an ancient wine cellar. We will be served a simple meal including the famous pizza and wine. Throughout the evening, there will be a demonstration of how Mozzarella cheese and pizza are made.

    • + Dinner And Entertainment A variety of Neapolitan specialities will be served in this family-run restaurant, with wine, local live entertainment and a demonstration of the famous Tarantella dance.

    • + Glimpse Of Capri Spectacular cliffs and the famous turquoise coloured waters are best experienced with a relaxing cruise around the island to view the beautiful white grotto and unique coastline. Our cruise ends in Capri town, with picture postcard views. Enjoy a lemon granita, a specialty of the island. (This optional is weather-dependent, and may be replaced with a mini bus tour of the island to Anacapri, and a visit of the Villa of Axel Munthe.)

    • + Positano And The Amalfi Drive Using private mini-buses, we drive along the famous Amalfi Coast in order to visit the exclusive artists' paradise of Positano, magnificently positioned on the Mediterranean coast.


    • + Sicilian Evening With Dinner A fantastic Sicilian evening with a delicious dinner of Southern Italian specialities, with musical entertainment.

    • + Sicilian Highlights Mt Etna Savoca And The Godfather Enter the old rustic village life of Sicily with our Local Guide, as we visit Savoca, the town also chosen by Francis F Coppola for his movie 'The Godfather'. Enjoy the stunning views and visit Vitelli's bar used in one of the scenes of the film and famous for its tasty, ice cold, 'granite di limone'. Then up Mt Etna, the famous volcano, the only one active in the whole of Europe. You will have time to photograph the spectacular scenery before our return descent to Taormina.

    • + Syracuse - The Wonder Of Ancient Sicily With our local guide, we visit the most fascinating town in Sicily, once the capital of Magna Graecia, including the beautiful island of Ortygia. Entrance to the archaeological site of Syracuse included.


    • + Sferracavallo And Lunch Or Dinner We drive to the coast of Sicily to arrive at the quaint fishing village of Sferracavallo. Here we will be introduced to a superb Fishermens' feast with wine and soft drinks included.

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