Catania to Genoa Itinerary
Catania to Genoa
Italy in Elegance
Day 1 Arrival in Catania and transfer to Taormina, Hotel Grand Timeo, Afternoon at leisure
Day 2 Taormina/Mount Etna/Taormina- This morning, while the skies are the clearest, head into the fertile lava-flow country of Mount Etna, Europe's largest active volcano. Ascend 6,000 feet by road, admiring the stunning views as you go, and then by cable car up to the next level, where the landscape appears increasingly otherworldly. Return to Taormina in the afternoon; the remainder of the day is at your leisure
Day 3 Taormina/ Syracuse/Taormina- Spend a full day exploring Syracuse, a center of business and culture for 27 centuries. Visit the Greek Theater, one of the most important examples of theater architecture anywhere and a location of religious importance. The site was also a stone quarry and orchard. You can see the vast chambers dug out of the rock, including the "Dionysso's Ear," a cave with amazing acoustic qualities. Nearby is the Roman Theater, a venue for entertainment. Continue to the charming neighborhoodof Ortygia. This little island connected to the main city of Syracuse is a listed UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Day 4 Transfer to the airport for a short flight to Naples and transfer to Hotel Caruso
Day 5 Explore the beautiful coast. Board a boat ride along teh scenic coastline. Drive Amalfi Drive, the most romantic in Italy. The road runs along the edge of rocky cliffs that plunge into the sea. Visit the magnificent cathederal in Amalfi and Villa Rufolo in Ravella. Admire the breathtaking panoramic views of the gardens and enjoy time at leisure in Postiano to shop and wander the narrow streets. Go "off the beaten track" to Atrani, an authentic fishing village with whitewashed houses.
Day 6 Today, take a look into the past and explore the extensive ruins of Pompeii or take a hydrofoil to Capri
Day 7 Transfer to Naples airport for short flight to Genoa and transfer to hotel Splendido
Day 8 Gazing over the sea from your hotel perched above Monterosso al Mare, life is beautiful. Today you can explore Cinque Terre, "the five lands", Unesco's World Heritage site on foot or by rail, but for centuries it was only accessible by boat. Fall in love with village life...indelible seascape memories...and beautiful lunch overlooking the Sea.
Day 9 Today you may want to explore the Ligurian coast or just enjoy the Splendido
Day 10 Transfer to Genoa airport and return to USA, or extend your trip with few days in Lake Como