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Italy’s Mediterranean Coast including Rome, Naples & Pompeii
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Italy’s Mediterranean Coast including Rome, Naples & Pompeii

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This Italian holiday combines ancient history, stunning architecture and Renaissance art with sublime relaxation by the Mediterranean Sea. On this 7-night break you will visit the magnificent gardens surrounding the ruins of Ninfa, and Sermoneta - one of the Lazio region’s most impressive walled towns.

Another day will take you to the lost city of Pompeii, where you will see the remains of the town which was covered in ash by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius.  In Rome, you will visit the Piazza Venezia and Trevi Fountain, you will also see the Colosseum, Roman Forum from the outside. You will see Vatican City, the world's smallest state and have the opportunity to see St. Peter’s Basilica, the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel.  Experience one of the most scenic coastlines in southern Italy where you will be perfectly situated to discover this region’s incomparable charms.

 

Practical Information for this holiday

Currency
Euro (€)     
Local Time
Ireland/UK Time +1 hour
Passport
A valid passport is required for this holiday. EU citizens do not need a visa, however non-EU citizens should check requirements. 
Flight Duration
Flight is approximately 3 hours. 
Climate

The climate is generally pleasant; warm and sunny in spring and autumn and hot and dry in summer.

Food & Drink

From the humble trattoria to the grander ristorante, the San Felice region offers a great choice of places to eat and drink. It’s worth noting the two-tier pricing system in bars and cafes; to eat or drink sitting down will cost more than standing up. On the bill for your sit-down meal, expect to pay Pane e Coperto (small charge for bread and ‘cover’).

Some specialties to try; Bucatini all’Amatriciana (long pasta with tomato, cured pork cheek and Pecorino cheese), Saltimbocca (veal wrapped in cured ham), and Trippa alla Romana, slow cooked tripe in rich tomato sauce – more delicious than it sounds! Accompany your meal with a chilled Frascati, or the red Cesanase del Piglio, from the Lazio region. 

Average Prices for Region
  • Coffee: €1.45
  • Beer: €4.00
  • Glass of wine: €3.50
  • Light Lunch: €12.00
  • Soft Drink: €2.00
  • Bottled Water: €1.00
Packing List
  • Your valid passport
  • Sun cream
  • A continental plug adaptor
  • A rain jacket
  • A small backpack
  • A sun hat
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera
Recommended Reading

A Time in Rome by Elizabeth Bowen

Angels & Demons by Dan Brown

Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

 

Holiday highlights

Ninfa

Ninfa, the ‘City of Dreams,’ is one of Europe’s most beautiful gardens. Situated among the ruins of a medieval village at the foot of the Lepini Mountains, it is a sight that must be seen.

Pompeii

The ancient city of Pompeii, which was located near modern Naples was almost completely destroyed and buried under ash after the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD.  A large scale excavation in 1748 discovered objects that had been perfectly preserved due to the lack of moisture and air. The artefacts that were discovered provide a fascinating insight into life in the city. Today it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Italy's most visited attractions.

St. Peter's Basilica

This is the largest church in Christianity and the burial site of its namesake, who was one of the twelve apostles of Jesus. From the monumental colonnade by Bernini to Michelangelo’s Dome and his remarkable Pietà, St. Peter’s is one of Rome’s most memorable sights.

The Trevi Fountain

Rome’s largest and most famous fountain, the spectacular Fontana di Trevi, was completed by Nicola Salvi in 1762. It is located in the heart of Rome's historic centre, near the Spanish Steps and Piazza Navona.

Colosseum

Construction of the Colosseum was started by Vespasian in 72 AD, in the grounds of Nero's private Domus Aurea. The 50,000-seat arena was used to stage spectacular gladiatorial games in front of bloodthirsty spectators. 

 

Practical Information for this holiday

Currency
Euro (€)     
Local Time
Ireland/UK Time +1 hour
Passport
A valid passport is required for this holiday. EU citizens do not need a visa, however non-EU citizens should check requirements. 
Flight Duration
Flight is approximately 3 hours. 
Climate

The climate is generally pleasant; warm and sunny in spring and autumn and hot and dry in summer.

Food & Drink

From the humble trattoria to the grander ristorante, the San Felice region offers a great choice of places to eat and drink. It’s worth noting the two-tier pricing system in bars and cafes; to eat or drink sitting down will cost more than standing up. On the bill for your sit-down meal, expect to pay Pane e Coperto (small charge for bread and ‘cover’).

Some specialties to try; Bucatini all’Amatriciana (long pasta with tomato, cured pork cheek and Pecorino cheese), Saltimbocca (veal wrapped in cured ham), and Trippa alla Romana, slow cooked tripe in rich tomato sauce – more delicious than it sounds! Accompany your meal with a chilled Frascati, or the red Cesanase del Piglio, from the Lazio region. 

Average Prices for Region
  • Coffee: €1.45
  • Beer: €4.00
  • Glass of wine: €3.50
  • Light Lunch: €12.00
  • Soft Drink: €2.00
  • Bottled Water: €1.00
Packing List
  • Your valid passport
  • Sun cream
  • A continental plug adaptor
  • A rain jacket
  • A small backpack
  • A sun hat
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera
Recommended Reading

A Time in Rome by Elizabeth Bowen

Angels & Demons by Dan Brown

Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

 

Trip Itinerary - Day by day

Day 1 - Travel to Italy

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Morning

Travel to Italy

Upon arrival in Rome, you will be met at the airport by your guide before transferring by coach to your hotel in San Felice Circeo.

Day 2 - At Leisure

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At Leisure

Today is free to spend at your own pace and to enjoy San Felice Circeo's charms. Take some time to go shopping for souvenirs and regional treats to take home.

Day 3 - Rome

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Morning

Ancient Rome

Today you will enjoy a guided tour, viewing the ancient sites of Rome. First stop is the Colosseum, which is one of the greatest examples of Roman architecture and the largest amphitheatre in the world. Beside this you will find the Roman Forum, which was originally a marketplace and is surrounded by the ruins of several important ancient government buildings. Both the Coloseum and the Roman Forum will be viewed from the outside only. From here you will continue towards Venice Square (Piazza Venezia), which is where many of the main thoroughfares of the city intersect. It stands at the foot of Capitol Hill and next to Trajan’s Forum, which was the last of the Imperial fora to be constructed in Rome. Here you can find the monument to Vittorio Emanuele II who was the first king of Italy. Finally you will make your way around to the iconic Trevi Fountain.

Afternoon

Christian Rome

After lunch you will visit the awe-inspiring St Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City, one of the biggest churches in the world. The basilica was built over the tomb of St. Peter the apostle and is regarded as one of the holiest Catholic sites. Then it’s on to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. Displaying some of the most impressive religious art and architecture in the world, these buildings will not disappoint.

Day 4 - At Leisure

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At Leisure

Today is free to enjoy as you please. Ask your guide to recommend some places of interest for you according to your tastes.

Day 5 - Gardens of Ninfa & Sermoneta Castle

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Gardens of Ninfa

This full-day excursion will begin at the gardens of Ninfa, traditionally known as the “City of Dreams”. This almost 20 acre garden is a rarely visited treasure and listed as one of the top ten gardens in the world by Monty Don.

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Afternoon

Sermoneta Castle

In the afternoon, there will be free time for you to enjoy lunch and explore the medieval walled town of Sermoneta, with stunning views of the surrounding plains and the 13th century Caetani Castle.

Day 6 - At Lesiure

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At Lesiure

Today is a free day, for relaxing or independent sightseeing. Your guide will be on hand to suggest activities based on your interests.

Day 7 - Naples & Pompeii

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Naples

Today, set off on a full-day excursion, starting with a visit to Naples. The city overlooks the bay from which it takes its name, and is a dramatic combination of ancient buildings, monuments, churches, parks and sea. The historic centre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Afternoon

Pompeii

In the afternoon you will continue on to the ancient ruins of Pompeii. Time was frozen in the year 79AD for the 25,000 inhabitants who were smothered by ashes from the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. There will be a guided walking tour of the excavations.

Day 8 - Return Home

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Return Home

You will be transferred to the airport with guide assistance for your flight home.

* Please note that the order of your excursions on the itinerary above is provisional and subject to change

Hotel & accommodation available for this trip

Hotel Maga Circe 4

Hotel Maga Circe is an elegant and welcoming hotel in San Felice Circeo, on Italy’s beautiful Tyrrhenian coast. With a backdrop of the splendid Circeo National Park, the hotel lies in an attractive residential area, directly facing the sea. San Felice Circeo is an ideal base from... read more read more read more

Hotel Maga Circe is an elegant and welcoming hotel in San Felice Circeo, on Italy’s beautiful Tyrrhenian coast. With a backdrop of the splendid Circeo National Park, the hotel lies in an attractive residential area, directly facing the sea. San Felice Circeo is an ideal base from which to discover the many ‘jewels’ of the Lazio Region, including Rome, just 100 km away.

Hotel address
Hotel Maga Circe
Via Ammiraglio Bergamini, 7
04017 San Felice Circeo
Latina
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*Some hotel facilities are seasonally operated and may not be available at the time of your stay. Charges may apply for certain facilities.

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