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Early Civilizations & Ports
Cultural & Archeological Preservation
Coastal Vistas & “Island Time”

May 15 – May 29, 2023

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Join your tour host, Vicki Caloiero, in a 15 day tour of Southern Italy, traveling breathtaking scenic coastline by road and by ferry to experience bella italia!


Your adventure consists of guided walking tours, excursions by boat, leisurely rides, and plenty of free time to visit historic sites, and to sample many culinary, cultural, natural, and architectural delights of this beautiful region.  Take half day cruises, try thermal baths, walk about towns, relax on the beach, rent a bike, SHOP!  Even tour a winery perched on an “ex crater” of Mt. Etna.


After arrival in Rome, begin your adventure in Palermo. Then over the next two weeks, explore Tripani, Agrigento, Taormina, and Alberobello.  The group will travel west to enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Amalfi coastline with a stop at Pompeii before moving on to Sorrento and Ischia.  The tour concludes in the intriguing city of Naples, a place of captivating architecture, rich history, and mouth-watering culinary traditions.

Italy: A Southern Journey is a tour not to be missed!


Tour itinerary and tour details will be available soon.


— Pompeii

Walk the streets of ancient Pompeii, nestled along the coast of Italy in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius, still an active volcano. Its most famous eruption took place in the year 79 A.D., when it buried the city of Pompeii under a thick carpet of volcanic ash.


— Benanti Winery

Visit the Benanti winery, a nineteenth-century estate, located on Mount Etna, “an island within the island” of Sicily.