Syracuse (Siracusa, in Italian), is part of the UNESCO World Heritage List, and was once considered one of the most impressive cities in the Greek World, competing for supremacy with Athens and even taking on the rising powers of Rome and Carthage. It's known for its ancient ruins. The central Archaeological Park Neapolis comprises the Roman Amphitheater, the Teatro Greco and the Orecchio di Dionisio, a limestone cave shaped like a human ear. The Museo Archeologico Regionale Paolo Orsi exhibits terracotta artifacts, Roman portraits and Old Testament scenes carved into white marble. The multi-millennia decline is rather visible. Worth visiting on the small island of Ortygia, abundant in ancient ruins, as well as medieval and baroque buildings.
Picture it: Sicily - right now! Your perfect escape is found on this idyllic island, with a rich and unique culture, especially in regard to art, music, literature, cuisine, and architecture. Sicily has plenty to see and do and this flexible vacation package highlights Palermo (notorious for its mafia glamour, but that aside, uncover forgotten treasures in its museums and wander through its packed outdoor markets), Agrigento (home to the Valley of the Temples with the best preserved Greek ruins outside Greece), Syracuse (Siracusa) (a former stronghold of the Greek empire; full of medieval and Baroque buildings), and finally Taormina (perched on the edge of a cliff overlooking the Ionian Sea this dreamy city has drawn artists, writers, and intellectuals for decades). Admire various other points of interest with stops at the Norman Castello di Caccamo, the historical Piazza Armerina, and the haunting Necropolis of Pantalica! This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
Our rental car vacation packages are some of our most popular because they allow you to take total control of your experience! Explore Italy! See Sicily and all its glory - from grit to glam. Begin in Catania (a youthful city with enviable food and culture), before heading off to Syracuse (where Ancient Greek ruins rise out of lush citrus orchards, and café tables spill out of the streets along the sparkling sea), next visit overlooked Ragusa (a sensible city with tangled alleyways, Baroque piazzas, and stone homes), then lovely Agrigento (with its medieval quarter and the nearby dazzling Valley of the Temples) before ending in popular Palermo (quintessential Sicily; vintage stores, fantastic food, opera, vineyards, and more overlooking the sparkling sea - be prepared to fall in love!). Spend as much time as you like in each destination and see the sights that interest you the most! This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotels, rental car and activities.
International flight into Catania and out of Palermo
An enchanting vacation package, visiting some destinations in Italy! Experience Sicily, the old-world, idyllic island with a rich and unique culture. Sicily has plenty to see and do and this flexible vacation package highlights Palermo (notorious for its mafia glamour, but that aside, uncover forgotten treasures in its museums and wander through its packed outdoor markets), Agrigento (home to Valley of the Temples with the best preserved Greek ruins outside Greece itself), Siracusa (a former stronghold of the Greek empire; full of medieval and Baroque buildings) and Taormina (perched on the edge of a cliff overlooking the Ionian Sea; a draw for writers and intellectuals for decades). This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel, rental car and activities.
<b>Rome</b> is undeniably stunning, from its rich ancient culture, must try pizzas and coffees or just experience a touch of Europe. This city is packed full of sights, with thousands of years of history layered upon itself - you'll find everything here from Roman ruins to Renaissance art. It's also home to fantastic food, the Vatican City, and sights galore!
Explore the Roman Colosseum and the Arch of Constantine; Discover the Vatican, the smallest independent state in the world; Throw a coin in the Trevi Fountain; Marvel at the Pantheon; Sit on the Spanish Steps; Wander the Piazzas; Eat the best Gelato in Rome; Climb Palatine Hill; Walk the Ancient Appian Way; Go to the Vatican Museums and so much more!.
With sumptuous palaces and romantic waterways, <strong>Venice </strong> is straight out of an 18th-century Canaletto masterpiece. No matter how many times you have seen it in movies or TV commercials, the real thing is more surreal and dreamlike than you ever imagined. Its landmarks, the Basilica di San Marco and the Palazzo Ducale are exotic melanges of Byzantine, Gothic, and Renaissance styles. It is full of secrets, ineffably romantic, and - at times - given over entirely to pleasure. You must walk everywhere in Venice and where you cannot walk, you go by water. <br />
Explore Piazza San Marco, Stroll Across the Rialto Bridge, Get Lost in the Endless Canals, Admire the Basilica Santa Maria della Salute, Visit the San Giorgio dei Greci, Walk Around the Jewish Ghetto, Learn About Venice's Musical History, Tour Venice's Unique Architecture at Campo Santa Maria Formosa, Celebrate One of Venice' Many Festivals, Go Window Shopping, and so much more!
The Italian city of <b>Florence</b> sits nestled among the rolling Tuscan hills, with an unmistakable skyline dominated by the fabulous Duomo. With so much Renaissance art and culture, shopping opportunities, and of course incredible gastronomy, you will be spoiled for choices in what to do and see in this exciting capital city of Tuscany. Florence's museums, palaces, and churches house some of the greatest artistic treasures in the world. The most popular and important sites in Florence include the Cathedral, the Baptistery, the Uffizi, the Bargello, and the Accademia. Spend a day at the Boboli Gardens or climb the hill to the church of San Miniato al Monte to experience an enchanting view of Florence, Italy. <br />
Visit The Duomo Complex, Church of Santa Croce, The Cathedral, The Uffizi Gallery, Galleria dell'Accademia, Ponte Vecchio, Palazzo Vecchio, Pitti Palace, Boboli Gardens and so much more!