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Rome & Amalfi Coast

> DAY 1: Rome

Arrival in Italy, the home of world-sculpting civilizations and Renaissance masterpieces. At Rome International Airport, you will be welcomed by your private driver and taken to your five-star hotel via private car transfer.
Enjoy the afternoon and evening at your leisure exploring the Eternal City.  With a heady blend of artistic and architectural masterpieces, classical ruins, and extravagant baroque churches and piazzas, Rome is Italy's treasure trove, packed with two millennia of artistic achievement.   For culture-seekers and historians, this city simply oozes with possibilities for discovery, a chance to step back in time yet have one foot firmly in the present.  Ask your Leisure Travel Consultant for their favorite activities in Rome.

> DAY 2: Rome – Half Day Walking Tour

After breakfast, your licensed English speaking guide will meet you at your hotel lobby.  Your private tour will take you on a journey through Rome; a city in which the power and the glory of the Great Roman Empire developed and extended.  Your guide will walk you through the enchanting ruins of the Imperial-era, beginning with the Piazza Venezia and its impressive monument dedicated to King Victor Emanuel II and the Unknown Soldier.  You will continue to the famous Piazza del Campidoglio designed by Michelangelo, from where you will have a breathtaking view of the Roman Forum. With the remains of the Forum as a backdrop, your guide will present the history and anecdotes on the social and political life of Rome, from its origin to the glorious days of the Great Roman Empire.  Proceed to the imposing Coliseum, iconic symbol of Imperial Rome, and one of the most impressive building of the Imperial-era.

> DAY 3: Rome

Enjoy the day at leisure sipping an espresso at one of the numerous cafes or exploring more of the deep history, culture and art of Rome.  Ask your Leisure Travel Consultant for their personal favorites.

> DAY 4: Rome, Amalfi Coast

After breakfast meet your private driver in the hotel lobby for your private car transfer to the Amalfi Coast.  En route, you will stop at the ancient city of Pompeii where you will enjoy a two-hour tour with a private guide.  Pompeii was buried following the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79AD. Your guide will take you through the ancients streets, baths, forums, and homes of this 2000 year old city that were miraculously preserved by volcanic ash.  Upon your arrival, enjoy your evening at your leisure taking in the breathtaking views of Italy’s Amalfi coastline.

> DAY 5, 6, 7, 8: Amalfi Coast

Enjoy your day at your leisure exploring the Amalfi Coast.  It is a beautiful and renowned stretch of mountainous coastline south of Naples, in Campania. The southern end of the Bay of Naples stretches out in a steep and rocky peninsula that reaches towards the Isle of Capri. Sorrento, another major tourist destination, looks back towards Naples from the north coast of the peninsula. The southern side of the peninsula is dotted with picturesque villages and towns clinging giddily to cliffs; this is what is known as the Amalfi Coast. Surrounded by steep, rugged mountain cliffs 700 meters high that drop dramatically into the deep blue Mediterranean, it has been a magnet for the rich and famous for over 50 years. The Amalfi coast is unique in the world for its natural beauty, breathtaking views, colors and characteristics. Small fishing villages are scattered in clusters, upon the front face of the mountain. Villas, churches and corner shops are built cut out of the rock, one on top of each other, climbing up the mountain from the water's edge. The buildings are surrounded by beautifully kept gardens and terraces, narrow pebbled streets and endless steps, lemon trees, grape and olive vines and the perfume of nature. It is a presence rich in history and culture, which is still alive today, among so many artistic memories of the past.

> DAY 9: Departure

After breakfast meet your transfer in the hotel lobby for the Naples airport where you will to meet your international flight home.

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