The Amalfi Coast, on Italy’s Sorrentine peninsula, is lined with towering bluffs, pastel-hued villages, lush gardens, and turquoise waters. Your base will be Sorrento on the Bay of Naples, with the island of Capri a short ferry-ride away. Explore the villages of Amalfi, Positano and Ravello and savor local flavors. Pompeii is only a fascinating day trip away….
Rome is a living museum with 3,000 years of art, architecture, and culture on display. The Roman Forum and the Colosseum evoke the power of the former Roman Empire. Visit Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps, and the Via Appia. Vatican City is also an option, with St. Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican Museums, which house Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel frescoes.