Venice to Sicily

05/20/2020 through 09/16/2021
05/20/2020 through 09/19/2021
Intrepid Travel

Venice to Sicily

Visit the most sacred places in Italy as you travel from Venice to Sicily, via the Umbrian hilltop towns of Gubbio and Assisi. Continue to Italy’s ‘Eternal City’ of Rome and learn about the catastrophic fate of Pompeii. Soak up the sunshine in beautiful Amalfi. See the smoke gently floating from the volcanoes of the Aeolian Islands – Calabria is a hidden gem for those who stray off Italy’s beaten path. Discover this less-visited part of the country before delving into the spectacular sights of bustling Sicily, volcanic valleys of Mt. Etna, timeworn streets of Syracuse, and rich anti-mafia history of Palermo. This trip offers the chance to delve into history, culture and cuisine and to live a little of la dolce vita.


  • Venice – Traghetto Boat Ride
  • Assisi – Basilica di San Francesco
  • Assisi – Basilica Guided Tour with Local Monk
  • Spello – Enoteca Wine Tasting & Lunch
  • Spello – Half Day Trip
  • Gubbio – Cable Car & Hike on Monte Ingino
  • Naples – Napoli Sotterranea Underground City
  • Pompeii – Archaeological Site
  • Pompeii – Walking Tour with Local Guide
  • Mt Vesuvius – Crater Rim Walk & Summit Climb
  • Sorrento – Limoncello Tasting
  • Sorrento – Gelato Making Demonstration
  • Amalfi – Walk of the Gods Hike (Sentiero degli Dei)
  • Amalfi – Coastal Ferry Cruise Positano to Amalfi
  • Civita – Hike in Pollino National Park
  • Tropea – Aeolian Islands Cruise (Vulcano, Lipari, Stromboli)
  • Reggio Calabria – Archaeological Museum
  • Taormina – Day Trip
  • Mt Etna – Day Trip
  • Noto & Ragusa – Day Trip
  • Palermo – Anti-Mafia Movement Tour


  • Romantic Venice is like no other city in the world, a watery wonderland literally sinking under the weight of its iconic sights
  • Explore the masterpiece medieval town of Gubbio – centuries of history around every corner and the requisite cobblestone streets, gothic palaces and churches, all with stunning views straight across the valley
  • Visit the birthplace of St Francis, Italy’s second holiest city, to explore the imposing basilica built in his name
  • If Italian cuisine is known for its simplicity and big flavours, no place does this better than rural Spello. Let Umbrian delicacies such as lamb meat balls with rosemary and porcini risotto whet your appetite
  • No Italian adventure would be complete without a visit to Rome. Enjoy plenty of free time to discover the ancient Colosseum, stroll through Vatican City and gaze up towards the gods inside St Peter’s Basilica
  • Explore the vast, frozen in time ruins of ancient Pompeii, which emerged from the ashes after thousands of years, and take a peak inside the steaming crater of Mt Vesuvius, the volcano that destroyed it
  • Hike among the olive groves on the Path of the Gods along the spectacular Amalfi Coast
  • Get up close and personal with the active volcanoes scattered across the Aeolian Islands and perhaps take a dip in one of the suplhur springs
  • Surrounded by dramatic valleys and craters set in a lunar-like landscape, towering Mt. Etna is one of the greatest natural beauties of the Mediterranean, and Europe’s largest active volcano


Day 1 Venice
Day 2 Venice
Day 3 Assisi
Day 4 Spello / Assisi
Day 5 Gubbio
Day 6 Gubbio
Day 7 Rome
Day 8 Rome
Day 9 Naples / Pompeii
Day 10 Pompeii
Day 11 Mt Vesuvius / Sorrento
Day 12 Sorrento
Day 13 Amalfi
Day 14 Positano / Amalfi
Day 15 Amalfi
Day 16 Civita
Day 17 Pollino National Park / Civita
Day 18 Tropea
Day 19 Tropea
Day 20 Aeolian Islands / Tropea
Day 21 Reggio Calabria
Day 22 Catania
Day 23 Taormina / Catania
Day 24 Mt Etna / Catania
Day 25 Syracuse
Day 26 Noto / Ragusa / Syracuse
Day 27 Palermo
Day 28 Palermo
Day 29 Palermo

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