Combine the sights and history of Rome with the popular seaside town of Sorrento.
This classic itinerary lets you discover Italy’s most popular sights and is perfect for first time visitors.
Start with a few days in Rome where you’ll find ancient sites around every corner. Explore the mighty Colosseum and Roman Forum, soak up the atmosphere of the Spanish Steps and throw a coin into the Trevi Fountain. Make sure to save some time to explore the Vatican museums and admire Michelangelo’s artwork in the Sistine Chapel.
After a busy few days sightseeing, Sorrento makes for the perfect contrast. Just a couple of hours away by train, this charming coastal town sits in the Bay of Naples and is perfectly placed for visiting the stunning towns along the Amalfi Coast. Relax on Maiori’s sandy beach, shop in the boutique stores of Positano and admire the panoramic views from Ravello.
You’re also just a quick ferry ride away from the glamorous island of Capri where you can shop for designer goods, eat fresh seafood in bustling restaurants and take the cable car up Monte Solaro for incredible views. History buffs will appreciate Sorrento’s close proximity to Pompeii and the lesser known but better-preserved Herculaneum. And if you have time, an authentic pizza in Naples is a must-do.
Add On : If you want to extend your stay further, try a few days on the island of Ischia. There’s a quieter pace here and plenty of sandy beaches on which to unwind. It’s also known for its thermal waters and natural spas so you can be sure of going home feeling rejuvenated.