There’s nowhere on Earth quite like Southern Italy when it comes to uniting the most important aspects of European culture: Geeks and Latins, Normans and Arabs have all stood upon its rocky shores. The great German writer Goethe understood this as he gazed from the viewpoint at Taormina at the Ionian Sea below.
Sicily amazes, from its volcanic landscapes to the charm of its people. The largest island in the Mediterranean was also the most sought-after by the main cultures of the Mare Nostrum. No visit to southern Italy would be complete without Naples: the sheer amount of art and passion in the capital of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies never ceases to surprise visitors. Our tour ends in Rome. Here, we’ll peel back the infinite overlapping layers that make up the Eternal City. Rome is at once pagan, Christian and worldly.