3 NIGHTS ROME & 3 NIGHTS SORRENTO
“Che sarà sarà.” This Italian proverb says, “What will be, will be.” While we believe this is a good attitude to have about life, we don’t take this attitude with your vacation to Rome and Sorrento. Instead, we’ve looked into every detail, handled all the logistics, and left nothing to chance. That’s why on this 7-day vacation, we’ve arranged your hotel reservations, daily breakfast, sightseeing, transportation between cities, and transfers from/to your hotels to/from the train stations. Plus, we’ve arranged the services of a Monograms Local Host® in each city, someone who is there for you throughout your stay to answer questions, offer guidance, help arrange your activities, and ensure that your vacation runs smoothly. This one-of-a-kind feature, offered only by Monograms, is just another way we make your vacation hassle-free.
Your vacation begins the moment you arrive in Rome, where we can pick you up at the airport and take you to your selected hotel. Here, your Local Host will be waiting for you to help you get settled and to give you a packet of information to familiarize you with the city. The next morning, after included breakfast, we’ll pick you up at your hotel for guided sightseeing of Rome’s famous landmarks. With an expert local guide, we’ll take you to visit the Vatican Museums to see its amazing treasures; the Sistine Chapel, where the Conclave is held to elect new popes and where you’ll view Michelangelo’s The Last Judgment; St. Peter’s Square and Basilica, where the Pope often presides; the iconic Colosseum, built in the 1st century and famous for its gladiator fights; and the Roman Forum, where you’ll see the oldest structures of the ancient city. And never fear…although these are popular attractions, we’ve secured VIP access for you, so you get to skip the lines! After all, wouldn’t you rather be inside the attractions than waiting in line like all the other tourists?
In Sorrento, your sightseeing with a local expert highlights this beautiful town. Hear inside stories and little-known secrets as you walk along the Old Town and visit the cloister of St. Francis Church. We’ve also secured a limoncello tasting for you. This world-famous liqueur is made with Sorrento’s lemons. It’s just another added feature from Monograms!
In both cities, you’ll have a free day to explore on your own. The possibilities are endless in Rome, but don’t worry—your Local Host will have lots of suggestions and will be able to help arrange activities for you. You may want to visit Rome’s catacombs, take a cooking lesson with an Italian chef, shop at the designer Italian boutiques along Via Condotti, or explore Rome’s famous piazzas while enjoying its mouth-watering cuisine. In Sorrento, perhaps take an excursion to Pompeii to see what life was like in 79 AD before Mount Vesuvius buried the town, visit the nearby jet-set Isle of Capri, or shop at the local boutiques.
And did we mention we’ve included transportation between Rome and Sorrento via high-speed train (first-class)? We’ve even included transfers from your Rome hotel to the train station and from Naples, the closest train station to Sorrento, to your hotel in beautiful Sorrento. There is no better way to travel in Italy! With the transportation and transfers we’ve provided, the guides and sightseeing we’ve arranged, and the hotels we’ve booked, all you have to do is sit back, relax, and enjoy! Add to the comfort of knowing you’ll have a Local Host throughout your stay—not to mention the stress and time saved by letting us handle the travel details—and you’ll have a marvelous vacation!
* The “Starting at” or listed price is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per passenger based on double occupancy and does not include airfare; additional fees/charges are not included. Pricing may vary on this date due to hotel availability. Some packages require intra-vacation flights (and in some cases intra-vacation segments must be purchased from Monograms).DIA
Benvenuto – welcome! Your Local Host is on hand to help you create lasting memories in the “Eternal City”.
Your morning guided sightseeing, with headset, is rich in religious and ancient history. Visit the VATICAN MUSEUMS to see amazing treasures. In the SISTINE CHAPEL, where the Conclave is held to elect new popes, view Michelangelo’s The Last Judgment and his famous ceiling paintings. Also on the agenda today, enter monumental ST. PETER’S SQUARE and BASILICA, built in 313 AD above St. Peter the Apostle’s tomb and home to Michelangelo’s masterpiece Renaissance sculpture, the Pietà. Cross the Tiber River and continue your immersion in history at the iconic COLOSSEUM, built for 50,000 spectators, and the ROMAN FORUM, where the oldest structures of the ancient city are located. (Please note the Vatican Museum is closed on Wednesdays and Sundays, therefore your included guided sightseeing will be moved to an alternate day. Please be aware of this variation if making independent arrangements for your time at leisure.)
A full day at leisure to enjoy a variety of activities—your Local Host will have suggestions that might include a visit to Gianicolo Hill for the best views of Rome.
Travel by HIGH-SPEED TRAIN (first class) to Naples, and transfer to your hotel in beautiful Sorrento.
Your guided sightseeing includes a walk along the OLD TOWN’S characteristic lava-stone streets and time to take pictures of amazing Mount Vesuvius. See the 14th-century Sedil Dominova building; the ancient Bell Tower; and St. Antonino Church, dedicated to Sorrento’s patron saint. Visit the CLOISTER of St. Francis Church to enjoy its unique atmosphere and tranquility. TASTE LIMONCELLO and find out how this world-famous liqueur is made.
Your Local Host can give you ideas for your day at leisure in this enchanting area; and be sure to try the favorite local specialties—spaghetti alle vongole (spaghetti with clams) and pastiera (ricotta cheese-filled cake).
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. The nearest airport is Naples.