Blooming Romance: A Sun-Kissed Journey Through Rome, Amalfi, and Taormina
Set on a romantic journey through Rome, the Amalfi Coast, and Taormina, with personalized experiences and breathtaking landscapes!
DestinationsRome, Amalfi Coast & Taormina
Preferred Travel MonthsSummer
About this trip
Are you yearning for a romantic escape to a land where sun-kissed days and azure waters beckon? Then, this enchanting itinerary is tailor-made for you and your loved one.
We will guide you through the heart of Rome, the ancient Eternal City, the breathtaking Amalfi Coast, and the elegant city of Taormina, helping you create memories that will last a lifetime.
Map & Itinerary
Day to Day
- Day 1: Arrival | Private Sunset Walking Tour of Rome
- Day 2: Skip the Line: Premium Colosseum Tour with Roman Forum & Palatine Hill
- Day 3: The Complete Vatican Tour With Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter's Basilica
- Day 4: Car transfer to the train station, train to Naples, car transfer to Amalfi
- Day 5: Amalfi Coast Boat & Snorkeling Excursion
- Day 6: Free day in Amalfi
- Day 7: Car Transfer to Naples, Flight to Catania, Car Transfer to Taormina
- Day 8: Full-Day Etna Jeep Ride from Taormina
- Day 9: Private Taormina Boat Tour
- Day 10: Taormina Cooking Class & Food Market Visit
- Day 11: Car transfer to the airport, Departure
DAY 1-3: Rome
Welcome to Rome! Upon arrival, a personal driver will greet you at the airport and take you to your hotel.
On your very first day, prepare for a golden hour city tour that will set the tone for your romantic Italian escapade, immersing you in the captivating beauty and timeless charm of Rome.
As the golden rays of the setting sun paint the cityscape, you’ll be guided through the heart of Rome, marveling at its iconic landmarks.
Step into the awe-inspiring Pantheon, ascend the majestic Spanish Steps, and venture into the vibrant Piazza Navona, a square surrounded by cafes, fountains, and Renaissance masterpieces.
Admire the Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi, a masterpiece by Gian Lorenzo Bernini that will transport you back to a bygone era.
Finally, make your way to the iconic Fontana di Trevi, where tradition dictates that a coin tossed over your shoulder will guarantee your return to Rome.
On day 2, embark on an exclusive Colosseum tour with the Roman Forum & Palatine Hill, skipping the long queues and immersing yourself in ancient Rome’s grandeur.
Guided by a knowledgeable expert, retrace the footsteps of emperors and gladiators as you explore the amphitheater, gaining insights into its historical significance.
Ascend to the Palatine Hill, where legend has it that Romulus and Remus, the founders of Rome, were raised by a she-wolf.
Let the echoes of history and the breathtaking views transport you to a bygone era.
The third day features an unforgettable journey through the Vatican, where you’ll delve into the artistic treasures gathered by the Catholic Church over the centuries.
Explore the remarkable Raphael Rooms, adorned with frescoes by Raphael himself.
Admire the awe-inspiring dome of St. Basilica and the breathtaking frescoes of the Sistine Chapel, including Michelangelo’s Creation of Adam and The Last Judgment.
Your private guide has carefully crafted a route that highlights the most significant artworks while also revealing hidden gems that will surprise you.
DAY 4-6: Amalfi Coast
Your romantic adventure continues southward!
Hop on a train from Rome’s central train station, Roma Termini, and embark on a scenic journey to Naples.
Upon arrival, a professional driver will pick you up and take you all the way to the picturesque Amalfi Coast.
As you drive along the coast, sit back and admire the breathtaking coastal beauty.
Your first day in Amalfi promises an exhilarating boat tour where you’ll discover hidden gems and pristine beaches that are only accessible by sea.
Sailing westward towards Positano, you’ll have the opportunity to snorkel among the vibrant marine life and explore the hidden wonders beneath the surface.
Along the way, you’ll have ample opportunities to cool off with dips in the crystal-clear waters, snorkel amidst vibrant marine life, and soak in the awe-inspiring panoramas that stretch across the coast.
This exclusive small-group tour is limited to a maximum of 10 participants, ensuring an intimate and personalized experience.
On your final day, you have a free day to enjoy Amalfi’s charming ambiance.
You can wander through the narrow streets and alleyways of Amalfi’s old town, admiring the medieval architecture and the Cathedral of Sant’Andrea, with its stunning mosaics and frescoes.
You can even visit Villa Cimbrone and Villa Rufolo, which offer stunning views of the Amalfi Coast, and enjoy the tranquility of their gardens.
DAY 7-10: Taormina
It’s time to explore the very south of Italy, Sicily.
To get to Italy’s largest island, a driver will pick you up from your hotel in Amalfi and take you to Naples Airport to catch a flight to Catania.
From there, another driver will take you to Taormina, on the east coast of Sicily.
Sit back and relax before your next adventure begins!
On day 8, an exciting exploration of Etna’s famous volcano awaits you.
After meeting your driver in a 4×4 vehicle, you will embark on a full-day journey from Taormina to the majestic Mount Etna.
As you ascend Mount Etna’s slopes, you can make several stops to explore the craters on foot and marvel at the panoramic countryside and coastline views.
There, you’ll encounter diverse landscapes and charming villages along the way to reaching Piano Provenzana, situated at an elevation of 1800 meters above sea level.
After your exploration, you will enjoy a delicious lunch in a local restaurant, including starters, pasta, and dessert.
On day 9, you will continue your journey in Taormina with an exclusive boat tour tailored to your preferences.
Explore the mesmerizing Isola Bella, a haven of beauty and tranquility, and cruise along the breathtaking coastline from Capo Naxos to Mazzaro.
If you are tempted by the turquoise waters, you can take a refreshing dip or engage in exhilarating snorkeling adventures.
On your final day, embark on a culinary adventure that unveils the secrets of authentic Sicilian cuisine.
After selecting the finest local ingredients displayed in the market of Taormina, you will return to the kitchen, where an expert guide and chef will transform you into culinary experts.
You will venture into a cozy kitchen, where your experienced instructor will teach you all the secrets of authentic Sicilian cooking.
By the end of the class, you will have mastered the art of crafting homemade pasta and unraveled the mysteries of preparing fish and vegetable dishes.
Your culinary journey will take off by indulging in the region’s renowned local wines.
DAY 11: Departure
Your Italian adventure, filled with rich cultural experiences, exquisite flavors, and captivating sights, has now come to an end.
We will pick you up from your hotel on time for your flight back home, ensuring a smooth and convenient transition back to your daily life.
We are glad for your trust to plan your unique Italian journey, and we hope to welcome you back soon!
- Boutique 4-5* accommodation
- All private tours, as described in the itinerary
- All private transfers with luxury vehicles
- All domestic and international flights/trains/ferries
- Skip the line entrance fees at all sites
- Services of excellent licensed guides and professional drivers
- All taxes and VAT
- Meals, unless mentioned in the itinerary
- Personal travel insurance
- Personal expenses