DAY 01: ROME – CIVITAVECCHIA PORT – DEPARTURE WITH FERRY BOAT TO OLBIA
Departure at 2.30 p.m. from Rome to Civitavecchia to have free time in the old town until the time necessary to get on the ship to Olbia, Sardinia. Overnight in a first-class inside cabin. Night on the boat.
DAY 02: OLBIA – MADDALENA AND CAPRERA – PALAU
Arrival in Olbia at 8.30 approx. Leaving to Palau for a short break in order to let luggage at the hotel. Departure to the islands Maddalena and Caprera. You’ll find not only beaches and fun but also culture and history. Many cultural events depend on the presence of the personality of the past, like Giuseppe Garibaldi, to which a museum is dedicated. Free time for lunch. Return to Palau, the rest of the day on your own. Overnight in Palau.
DAY 03: PALAU – COSTA SMERALDA – PALAU
Breakfast at the hotel. Excursion through the Emerald Coast. The city of Arzachena makes part of this extremely appreciated and famous area. Rich nature, “Mediterranean macchia”, rocks built by the same nature, wonderful beaches in clear seawater, promontories and small islands. This incredible heritage was created in 1962 due to the free initiative of Prince Aga Khan V, who controlled an international financial organization. Free time to spend in one of the best beaches on the island. Free time for lunch. Back to Palau. Overnight in Palau.
DAY 04: PALAU – STINTINO – CAPO CACCIA - ALGHERO
Breakfast at the hotel. Leaving to Stintino, a village famous for its beautiful beaches in front of Island Asinara. Later, route to Capo Caccia, West tip of the wonderful Porto Conte Bay. The tour stops in a panoramic spot to take pictures of the most beautiful local bays with caves and small beaches. Here, we invite you to taste one of the typical local cakes: biscuits, candies or cheesecake. Free time for lunch. Arrival in Alghero, a tourist place situated on a promontory surrounded everywhere by large beaches. Visit to the city centre and free afternoon for personal visits. Overnight in Alghero.
DAY 05: ALGHERO – CASTELSARDO – SANTA TERESA - BONIFACIO
Breakfast at the hotel. Depart to Castelsardo. Old and wonderful village, it presents a clear track of Genoa dominion. Its coast, its local manufacturing, its receptive structures make it one of the most required places of the island for the summer holidays. Then, departure to Santa Teresa. This place is the symbol of a fusion between nature and modern, tourism and wild area, representing a cult itinerary for thousands of tourists. Its promontory seems a huge cathedral, imposing and strict, and rises in front of the famous white Sardinian rocks, creating several strange shapes in one of the most evocative seaside places of the world, the so-called Strait of Bonifacio. Free time for lunch. Here, we invite you to taste the mirto, the typical local liqueur made by myrtle. Later on, ferry boat to Bonifacio (Corsica). Visit to the city. Under the control of Genoa Republic for a long time, this town is located at the bottom of the island near the windy Strait of Bonifacio. Visit the port and downtown. Overnight in Bonifacio.
DAY 06: BONIFACIO –AJACCIO – CORTE – BASTIA
Breakfast at the hotel. Travel through the region to get to Ajaccio, the capital. It is the second biggest dock of the island (after Bastia). Near there, we’ll visit the old district, with narrow streets built in order to defend the town. In 1769, the 15th of August, Napoleon was born there. Departure to Corte, the old capital of the island, the main cultural centre, headquarter of the unique university where the ancient Corse language is still spoken. Visit and free time for lunch. Departure to Bastia, crossing one of the wildest and most amazing side of the island. Break to take photos of this beautiful area with small villages and picturesque corners. Overnight in Bastia.
DAY 07: BASTIA – LIVORNO – ROME
Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning, free time for your last visits. ferry to Livorno. Arrival and transfer to Rome (downtown). End of services.