The History of Culture.
It’s difficult to fully understand the term “la dolce vita”—literally “the good life”—until they spend some time in Italy. If Rome’s rich history and Tuscany’s postcard-perfect wineries weren’t enough, the romantic canals of Venice, the medieval architecture of Sam Gimignano and the heartwrenching fate of Pompeii would surely convince even the most worldly of travellers. Still unsure? Save an afternoon to people-watch in Florence’s Piazza della Signoria, learn how limoncello is made (and sneak a taste) or explore the mighty volcano Vesuvius. No matter the choice, living la dolce vita is an experience to be savoured. EIARD
Discovery Adventures in Italy
Archaeological Wonders of Ancient Rome
- 9 Days
On this compact, 1-week tour, all roads lead to Rome—ancient Rome, that is (ok ok, so they lead to Naples in this case...). Feel engaged by ancient history and living Italian culture as you make your way between Rome, Sorrento and Naples. You’ll explore the Forum and Colosseum and tour Pompeii and visit Mt Vesuvius. Connect with contemporary Italy with a cooking class, agriturismo lunch and a visit to a limoncello producer. With so much included and an expert guide to make sense of it all, you’ll swear you can hear the ancients whispering in your ear.
- Ostia Antica View some of the world’s best-preserved Roman ruins at the ancient city’s gateway to the Tyrrhenian Sea.
- Limoncello Learn the secrets that go into making the Sorrentine Peninsula’s fabled lemon liqueur at an enlightening excursion to a local producer.
- Pompeii and Vesuvius Explore the city and the volcano that have been tragically linked together since the cataclysmic eruption of 79 AD.