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Rome and Sicily

Combine the 'Eternal City' of Rome with the rugged Mediterranean island of Sicily; two culturally rich destinations, each boasting its own ancient heritage.

At a glance

  • Experience the famous attractions around the ‘Eternal City’
  • Take on the mighty Mount Etna with a full or half day excursion
  • Throw a coin in the Trevi Fountain to guarantee your return

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Suggested Trip Itinerary

Day 1 : UK - Rome
Today you begin your Italian odyssey. After arriving in Rome and checking in to your centrally located hotel, head to the Piazza Navona – Rome’s grandest square. Packed with entertainers, street sellers and grand palaces, there’s plenty to see and do here. Afterwards, make a wish and throw a coin into the newly-restored Trevi Fountain, and spend the afternoon exploring some of the grandest streets in the city, nearby.
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Where you could stay

Hotel Forum

Italian Cities, Rome

Hotel d'Inghilterra Rome

Italian Cities, Rome
Day 2 : Rome
Your first full day in Rome should be spent exploring the biggest sights – especially The Colosseum, which can be seen on a pre-bookable excursion. Enter the Colosseum and imagine the bloody past of the world’s largest amphitheatres, before heading to the Roman Forum to admire the grandeur of the arch of Constantine and climb the Capitoline Hill.
Where you could stay

Hotel d'Inghilterra Rome

Italian Cities, Rome

Hotel Forum

Italian Cities, Rome
Day 3 : Rome
Today we recommend experiencing a pre-booked guided excursion of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. Begin at the Vatican museums, home to one of the most important art collections in the world, be dazzled by the incredible Sistine Chapel, and finish with a tour of the sacred St Peter’s basilica – known as the greatest of all churches.
Where you could stay

Hotel d'Inghilterra Rome

Italian Cities, Rome

Hotel Forum

Italian Cities, Rome
Day 4 : Rome - Sicily
Today you will be leaving the Eternal City and heading for Sicily. From Rome, catch a flight to Palermo airport (approx. 1 hour 10 minutes) or Catania airport (approx. 1 hour 15 minutes) on the island of Sicily, where picturesque seaside towns nestle alongside the ancient ruins of Greco-Roman Temples. Spend your first day by getting to grips with the area around your resort before finishing the day with an authentic Sicilian meal as the sun sets.
Where you could stay

Cefalu Sea Palace

Sicily, Cefalu
Day 5-7 : Sicily
Sicily is an island with a long history of invasion and conquest from Greeks, Arabs, Romans and Normans, resulting in a lavish mixed heritage ripe for exploration. Depending on where you are staying in Sicily, you can visit the majestic Valley of The Temples in Agrigento, the ancient Greek port of Syracuse, admire the panoramic vistas from the Monte Tauro in Taormina or relax on the beautiful sandy beaches of Cefalu. 

Whatever you decide, no stay in Sicily would be complete without a visit to its most famous natural landmark, Mount Etna. Standing at over 3,000 metres, it is Europe's highest active volcano, and can be explored safely on our Mount Etna excursions (See our list of Sicily excursions).
Where you could stay

Cefalu Sea Palace

Sicily, Cefalu
Day 8 : Sicily - UK
Today is your last day in Sicily. Travel to Catania Fontanarossa or Palermo airport and board your flight back to the UK.

8 days from £849 per person

Practical Information

Flight Information

Most international flights arrive into Rome Fiumicino airport (FCO), which is about 45 minutes from the centre of Rome. Direct flights to Fiumicino travel from from Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Jersey, Leeds, London City, London Gatwick, London Heathrow, London Luton, London Stansted, Manchester and Newcastle. The flight time comes in at about 2 hours 30 minutes.


Some direct flights also head to Rome Ciampino airport (CIA); it's approximately 30 minutes away from the city centre. These flights jet off from London Stansted, Edinburgh, Manchester, East Midlands and Glasgow, taking around 2 hours 30 minutes.

Visa Information

At the current time, British citizens do not require a visa to visit Italy.

Tipping

You don’t have to leave a tip in Italy – most Italians don’t tip for restaurant meals, bar drinks, taxi rides or hair and beauty treatments. However if you do leave a tip, you might receive quicker service.
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