Fly overnight to Palermo, Sicily and be met by the Stone & Compass staff as you arrive and check into your hotel. Enjoy an evening walk and a traditional Sicilian welcome dinner
Enjoy a day of exploration in Palermo. Follow along pathways that lead to cafes and restaurants with some of the best traditional foods. In the afternoon enjoy a private Sicilian cooking class and a dinner under the stars.
Visit an olive plantation and winery. Enjoy a private tasting and traditional Sicilian appetizers. Step back in time as we head out into the countryside and explore this amazing island. We will visit archaeological sites that date back to before the Roman Empire. In the afternoon we tour a wonderful villa and return to Palermo for dinner.
Travel to the seaside town of Naples and enjoy an afternoon visiting catacombs and going “underneath” this ancient city as we tour underground waterways and an old Roman theatre. In the afternoon head to the Museo Cappella Sansevero and view this incredible sculpture museum. Dine along the waterfront in a traditional café.
Today we travel to Pompeii; this UNESCO world heritage site was once a prosperous Roman city but was destroyed by the eruption of Ms. Vesuvius, return to Naples in the evening.
Travel along the beautiful coast from Naples to Rome. Check into your hotel and spend the afternoon visiting the Trevi fountain, the Pantheon, and the Basilica di Santa Maria.
Visit the Coliseum and step back to the age of gladiators. In the afternoon continue your tour through archeological and historical sites from the Roman Empire led by our own private archaeologist guide.
Head to the national Museum then it’s off to visit the markets, cafes, and cobblestone roads of Rome.
Today we travel to the seat of the Catholic Church and home of the Pope. We will visit St. Peter’s Basilica, the Sistine Chapel, and the Vatican Museum.
Enjoy one last glimpse of this amazing country as you enjoy breakfast then it is off to home with memories that will last a lifetime