b'Day 1 - VeniceDay 6 - Romeof this former maritime republic. Return to Arrive in Venice and transfer on your own toAfter a morning at leisure, we travel by Sorrento where we enjoy an authentic pizza your hotel to meet your group and tour high-speed rail to the Eternal City. making experience this evening. Overnight escort. Overnight Venice. (D) Overnight Rome. (B, D) Sorrento. (B, D)Day 2 - Venice SightseeingDays 7 & 8 - Exploring RomeDays 1113 - Pompeii and Mount Etna With its unique cityscape and rich heritage,On Day 7, we take a guided tour past popularThis morning we travel by Standard ClassVenice has enchanted visitors for centuries.landmarks, including the Colosseum, Romanrail to Pompeii for a tour of this Roman city, Today we tour landmarks such as St MarksForum and Trevi Fountain. Your afternoonwhose residents were famously preservedBasilica and Doges Palace. The afternoon isand the next day are free for you to continueby volcanic ash. On Day 12 we transfer to at leisure. Overnight Venice. (B) exploring Rome. Perhaps visit the PantheonSalerno for a scenic railroad journey, followed and its domed roof, which is a masterpiece by a ferry across to Sicily. Day 3 - Florenceof human engineering, in fact, the entire Leaving Venice, we join the high-speed building has seen surprisingly little change On Day 13 we visit Mount Etna, Europestrain to Florence. This afternoon we take in 2,000 years. Overnight Rome. largest volcano. With its striking lava fields a guided tour of the Renaissance city, (Day 7 - B, Day 8 - B) reaching out almost to the sea, Etna is one including the Ponte Vecchio and the Duomoof Sicilys most compelling sights. We travel with its red-tiled dome. The afternoon is freeDay 9 - Sorrentofirstly to Rifugio di Sapienza, the highestto explore on your own. Later we enjoy aWe travel by high-speed train to Naples, thenpoint accessible by road. After time to meal in a local restaurant. Overnight continue by coach to Sorrento. This beautifulexplore, we continue to Adrano to join the Florence. (B, D) coastal town sits perched on a towering cliffCircumetnea train, traveling around the in its own mini bay within the larger Bay ofmountains base, taking in the villages as Day 4 - SienaNaples. We pause en-route to visit an well as the breathtaking scenery. Overnight Today we visit the typically Tuscan city ofagriturismo, where we enjoy a sumptuousGiardini Naxos. (Day 11 - B, D; Day 12 - B, D; Siena. The citys well-preserved center is lunch, followed by a tasting of limoncello.Day 13 - B, D)interlinked by a web of narrow streets thatOnce in Sorrento we take an orientationlead to the Campo, a grand shell-shaped tour; the narrow cobbled streets featureDay 14 - Taorminapiazza. We take a guided city tour includingan exciting fusion of palace buildings andWe take a guided tour of Taorminasthe Duomo, built from strips of black andquaint old churches. Overnight Sorrento. highlights today, including the spectacular white marble. Overnight Florence. (B) (B, L) Teatro Greco. This grand theatre was built Day 5 - Pisa and Luccaduring Roman times in a Greek style and is Day 10 - The Amalfi Coastimmaculately preserved. Tonight we enjoyWe take the train (Standard Class) to PisaToday, we enjoy a boat trip along the a farewell dinner at the hotel. Overnight today, where we have a guided tour of itsturquoise waters of the Amalfi Coast, takingTaormina. (B, D)sights in the Field of Miracles. Here we in views of the rugged coastline andsee the Romanesque Duomo and thePositano, an unspoiled traditional villageDay 15 - Tour Conclusion world-famous Leaning Tower, one of perched on the mountainside, where theYour tour concludes today. Make your way to Europes most iconic buildings. This pretty pastel houses seemingly tumble intoCatania airport for your flight home. (B)afternoon we visit Lucca with free time tothe turquoise sea. After arriving in Amalfi, explore the walled citys medieval core andyou have some time at leisure. Perhaps visit ramparts. Overnight Florence. (B) the cathedral or admire the other fine sights For Vacations By Rails complete collection of vacations, visit www.vacationsbyrail.com or call 877-253-9891 39'