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We are a team of adventurers that will help you discover the best places in the world. We'll guide you throughout the adventures so you can live unique and life changing experiences.

We are a team of adventurers that will help you discover the best places in the world. We'll guide you throughout the adventures so you can live unique and life changing experiences.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Tirana - Kruja - Durres (UNESCO) - Ferry to Bari (Italy).

Stop At: Tirana, Tirana, Tirana County
Start the day exploring Albania’s capital. We visit Skanderbeg Square, dedicated to Albania’s national hero, the Mosque of Ethem Bey, one of the oldest buildings in Tirana, and the Archaeological Museum among other sites. We then head to Kruja, one of Albania’s most important towns due to the part it played in resistance against the Ottomans. Visit the Skanderbeg Museum and castle as well as the old bazaar.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Durres, Durres, Durres County
Later we will continue to Durres. Durres city lies on the Adriatic coast and is the main commercial port of Albania. Durres, Albania's second largest city was known formerly as Durrahium and is one of the oldest cities of Mediterranean and Europe, mentioned in old books as the Taulantia (one of the biggest ancient Illyrian city-states). Legend says that it was founded by Epidamnos, the Illyrian King of the area, who called it by his own name and named the port area after his grandson, Dyrrah. It was for centuries the largest port on the Adriatic, and the start of the Via Egnatia to Constantinople/Istanbul. We will visit the Roman amphitheater (20,000 seats capacity, the largest one in the Balkans) and the Archaeological Museum, situated near the sea and rich in objects excavated in Durres. We also visit the Roman Baths behind the Aleksander Moisiu Theatre on the central square. In the evening we will onboard in the Ferry boat to Bari (Italy).
Duration: 1 hour

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight in Ferry.


Day 2: Castel Del Monte (UNESCO) - Naples

Stop At: Castel del Monte, Castel del Monte, Province of L'Aquila, Abruzzo
After breakfast, we will depart for Castel del Monte. Located in the Communes of Andria and Corato (Bari Province), it was built by the Emperor Frederick II in the 13th century. First of all, Del Monte Castle is a symbol of medieval military architecture. Perfectly preserved, it is able to enchant for some details such as the rigour of its plan and form, and the eclecticism of its cultural elements.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Naples, Naples, Province of Naples, Campania
Then continue to Naples. Then we proceed to Naples. Napoli is one of the most ancient cities in Europe and one of the oldest continually inhabited in the world. It's historic center is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It started life in the 9th century BC as the Greek colony of Neapolis, meaning New City. It is also the tenth most populated urban center in the EU, with a population of more than 4 million in the metro area. The oldest public university in the world is here, the University of Napoli Federico II. In 1995, the historic centre of Naples was listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. We will have a walking tour to visit the most important sights in the city, like: Cappella San Severo with Veiled Christ, Church of Gesù Nuovo, San Gregorio Armeno, Santa Chiara cloister,Piazza Plebiscito, Maschio Angioino, etc.
Duration: 1 hour

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Accomodation in hotel (Aer Street Hotel 3*, or similar) and overnight.


Day 3: Caserta (UNESCO) - Pompeii (UNESCO) - Amalfi (UNESCO) - Salerno.

Stop At: Caserta, Caserta, Province of Caserta, Campania
After breakfast, continue to Caserta, where we will visit The Royal Palace of Caserta part of UNESCO World Heritage list constructed for the Bourbon kings of Naples. The Royal Palace of Caserta is one of the largest palaces erected in Europe during the 18th century and you can spend your time visiting the gardens with fountains and cascades and also the beautiful rooms inside the palace.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: 80045 Pompei, Metropolitan City of Naples, Italy
Then we continue to explore another UNESCO World Heritage Site, the remains of Pompeii. The volcano of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD killed most of the town’s inhabitants, but it did relatively little damage to Pompeii itself. The resulting blanket of ash kept the remains in perfect condition until they were uncovered again in the 18th century. Volcano's eruption visiting the highlights of the thermal baths, the large theater, the Basilica and the Macellum and the famous House of Faun. We will be seeing many interesting clues during your visit explaining the most interesting places of this ancient commercial city.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Amalfi Coast, Amalfi Coast, Province of Salerno, Campania
We will continue to visit Amalfi Coast as we drive through almost 50 miles of winding coastal roads with the sea on one side and the majestic Lattari mountains on the other.
Overnight in Salerno.
Duration: 1 hour

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Accomodation in hotel (Bruman Salerno Hotel 3*, or similar) and overnight.


Day 4: Pollino National Park (UNESCO) - Cosenza

Stop At: Pollino National Park, Pollino National Park
After breakfast continue to Pollino National Park. The territory of the Pollino UNESCO Global Geopark protects one of the most extraordinary environments of Italian natural heritage, characterised by very diverse landscapes and the presence of interesting historical and cultural settings. As well as the geological-geomorphological evolution of the territories, the main feature of the Pollino environment and its extraordinary geo-diversity is the first and fundamental starting point upon which the enormous and exceptional biodiversity and great historical-anthropological and cultural richness is set out and developed, making this scenic area, along the borders of Calabria and Basilicata, so very attractive. In the afternoon we will arrive in Castrovillari.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Cosenza, Cosenza, Province of Cosenza, Calabria
Then continue to Cosenza. The territory of Cosenza, as with the rest of Calabria, exhibits traces of history, beginning with the prehistoric period. On the coast are Neolithic sites attesting to human presence. The water flows have been important travel routes since the Magna Graecia and Roman periods. In the Middle Ages, this land was conquered by the Byzantines, who brought benefits to the economy of the territory with the introduction of new agricultural techniques, sericultural production, and the promotion of social aggregation. The results are still evident in the elegant and refined architecture, as well as those of the Normans, the Angevins, the Aragonese and the Spaniards, who all left their mark in the following centuries.
Duration: 1 hour

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Accomodation in hotel (Royal Hotel 3*, or similar) and overnight.


Day 5: Messina - Etna (UNESCO) - Catania.

Stop At: Messina, Province of Messina, Italy
In the morning we will depart for Messsina. Messina sits across the Strait of Messina, that divides the Region of Calabria from the Island of Sicily. Mother Nature has created a masterpiece here, painting the gorgeous sea into its background. As in the past, Messina is the main portal to Sicily. Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs, Normans and Swabians landed on its coasts and had a heavy influence on culture here and throughout the Island. By exploring the small provincial towns, one can discover precious works of art in its churches and palaces, and important traces of great and faraway civilizations.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Mount Etna, 95030 Catania, Sicily Italy
Then we proceed to Catania, where while driving on the right side we will enjoy the magnificent views of Etna volcano. On the eastern coast of Sicily lies Mountain Etna, the highest active volcano in Europe and UNESCO World Heritage. Through the centuries, its eruptions have shaped the volcano’s slopes, designing unique landscapes of lava and ice. The area is now an enormous nature reserve, full of walkable trails.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Catania, Catania, Province of Catania, Sicily
Then arrive in Catania. The city art tour to discover Catania is a cultural and artistic journey to get to know the best of our city of Catania. It is a city that amazes tourists and not for its contrasts: places of historical interest such as Piazza Duomo, liberty buildings, baroque churches and a powerful Etna volcano that overlooks the city. Noisy local markets, landscaped views to be admired in religious silence, and a nightlife that lights up the city from dusk to dawn.
Duration: 1 hour

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Accomodation in hotel (Villa Romeo Hotel 3*, or similar) and overnight.


Day 6: Agrigento (UNESCO) - Palermo (UNESCO).

Stop At: Agrigento, Agrigento, Province of Agrigento, Sicily
After breakfast continue to Agrigento. Agrigento is a hilltop city on Sicily's southwest shore. It's known for the ruins of the ancient city of Akragas in the Valley of the Temples, a vast archaeological site with well-preserved ancient Greek temples. On the modern city's outskirts is the Museo Archeologico Regionale 'Pietro Griffo', with artifacts and a telamon (giant male figure). West lies Scala dei Turchi, a stepped white cliff overlooking sandy beaches.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Palermo, Palermo, Province of Palermo, Sicily
Then continue to Palermo. City tour. Where among important places to be visited are: Teatro Massimo, the largest opera house in Italy, traditional historical markets in the city U Capu where history, tradition and street food are mixed with voices and faces of the people of Palermo. In the middle of the market, an unexpected visit to the church of the Immaculate Conception, a baroque jewel just restored. Through narrow streets and ancient buildings we reach the Norman Cathedral, where we will also visit the tomb of Frederick II of Swabia and the silver “Vara” of Santa Rosalia. Through the gardens of Villa Bonanno and along the ancient Roman ruins in the heart of Paleopolis we get The Royal Palace that since the Punic Walls to the Sicilian Parliament houses 3000 years of our history. We will continue along the ancient fortifications to photograph St. John of The Hermits, a striking expression of the Arab-Norman architecture with its particular domes. So walking to discover medieval quarters, Spanish facades and courtyards of the historic Mansions we will walk through the “Cassaro” the oldest street of Palermo to end our tour reaching the Four Corners so called “Teatro del Sole” elegant baroque crossroad.
Duration: 1 hour

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Accommodation in hotel (Joli Hotel 3*, or similar) and overnight.


Day 7: Cefalu (UNESCO) - Villa Romana del Casale (UNESCO) - Reggio Calabria - Siderno.

Stop At: Cefalu, Cefalu, Province of Palermo, Sicily
After breakfast continue to Cefalu. Cefalù is a coastal city in northern Sicily, Italy. It’s known for its Norman cathedral, a 12th-century fortress-like structure with elaborate Byzantine mosaics and soaring twin towers.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Villa Romana del Casale, Strada Provinciale 90, Piazza Armerina, Sicily Italy
Then we proceed to Villa Romana del Casale. The Villa is a monument of great historical and artistic value of the late Roman Empire. It has those special characteristics of residence and representation, due to both the complexity of the architectural layout and the richness of the decoration, typical of many large Roman villas built in different regions of the empire. Throughout the long centuries of existence, the Villa has been robbed of most of its artistic decorative patrimony but the spectacular conservation of the floor mosaics is in spite of a powerful flood which occurred around 1000 AD. Still today, the richness of the polychromy, the realistic observation, the energy of the depictions and the variety of the subjects is surprising.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Reggio Calabria, Reggio Calabria, Province of Reggio Calabria, Calabria
In the afternoon continue to Reggio Calabria. It is located in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea, between the seaside and the mountains of a land rich in flavors and colors. On the west it overlooks the Tyrrhenian Sea, in the south and the east, the Ionian Sea and it borders with Catanzaro in the northeast and with Vibo Valentia in the northwest. In the southwest it looks out at Sicily, just 2 miles away across the Strait of Messina.
Duration: 1 hour

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Accomodation in hotel (Eubea Hotel 3*, or similar) and overnight.


Day 8: Bovalino - Soverato - Crotone.

Stop At: Bovalino, Bovalino, Province of Reggio Calabria, Calabria
We will depart to continue our trip by following the amazing Ionian coast road to stop first in Bovalino, a charming small town in the Province of Reggio Calabria.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Soverato, Soverato, Province of Catanzaro, Calabria
Then proceed to Soverato. Soverato is a small commune and town located in the Calabria region. The town is located on the Ionian Sea and is surrounded by several beautiful villages and white sand beaches along the coast. The economy of the town is based on tourism from the other parts of Italy and mostly from the northern parts of the country. Soverato is mostly known for its night fair which takes place during the summer months.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Crotone, Crotone, Province of Crotone, Calabria
In the afternoon we will continue to Crotone. Crotone occupies the "toe" of the Italian peninsula. Founded c. 710 BC as the Achaean colony of Kroton, it was known as Cotrone from the Middle Ages until 1928, when its name was changed to the current one. In 1992, it became the capital of the newly established Province of Crotone. Visit the Castle of Charles V: it houses the Town Museum, with findings excavated in the ancient site of Kroton. Notable are also the remnants of the walls, of the same century, and of various watchtowers. The Cathedral, originally from the 9th to 11th centuries, but largely rebuilt, has a neoclassical façade, while the interior has a nave with two aisles, with Baroque decorations. Crotone also hosts a national archaeological museum, a municipal museum, a municipal art gallery, and a provincial museum of contemporary art, as well as the Antiquarium di Torre Nao.
Duration: 1 hour

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Accomodation in hotel (Decanata Hotel 3*, or similar) and overnight.


Day 9: Matera (UNESCO) - Taranto.

Stop At: 75100 Matera, Province of Matera, Italy
In the morning departure to Martera. Ancient habitations dug into the tuff rock of a chalky plateau open up around a hollow, the Gravina di Matera, traversed by a torrent that flows in this spectacular and unique city in the Region of Basilicata. Roofs by turns become the foundations for new habitations on the levels overhead. A dense lattice of narrow streets and alleyways fill up with the lights of the evening, giving off the impression that one is strolling through a Nativity scene of papier-mâché. Matera was the European Capital of Culture 2019, the Rupestrian churches and uber-famous Sassi – were named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Province of Taranto, Italy
Then proceed to Tranto. The coast of Taranto in Apulia spans over 87 mi, with a diverse and beautiful natural landscape: wild areas with sheer cliffs, long stretches of fine sandy beaches that blend with the deep blue sea and the green maquis, in some places completely deserted, in others enlivened by quaint seaside resorts. A scenery varied as a mosaic, where natural environments harmoniously fuse and bear the traces of the different cultures that have settled and moved here over the centuries: churches, castles, palaces, and ruins remaining long after their ancient civilizations contribute to the rich cultural heritage of Taranto and its territory.
Duration: 1 hour

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Accomodation in hotel (Albergo Del Sole 3*, or similar) and overnight.


Day 10: Santa Maria della Leuca - Brindisi.

Stop At: Santa Maria di Leuca, Santa Maria di Leuca, Castrignano del Capo, Province of Lecce, Puglia
We start the day by heading to Santa Maria della Lueuca. Santa Maria di Leuca is the southernmost point in Salento, striking the visitor’s eye for its colors and unreal silence. At the center of it all is the Church, the original Santa Maria: first a sanctuary, today it is the Basilica of Santa Maria De finibus terrae (at the ends of the earth). But above all, a visit to Leuca is a significant review of a long history, marked by rupestrian settlements, crypts, churches, castles, hundred-year-old olive trees, hidden coves and inlets, and a sea that is blue like no other.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Brindisi, Brindisi, Province of Brindisi, Puglia
Then proceed to Brindisi. Brindisi has been known as the «Gateway to the East» since ancient times, when it became an important port, first for the Roman troops, and later for the merchants of Venice. This port in Apulia even today provides important travel connections to and from a long list of sea and airports.
Duration: 1 hour

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Accomodation in hotel (Barsotti Hotel 3*, or similar) and overnight.


Day 11: Alberobello (UNESCO) - Bari - Ferry to Durres (Albania).

Stop At: Alberobello, Alberobello, Province of Bari, Puglia
After breakfast, we will depart for Alberobello. Alberobello’s striking expanse of trulli was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996. Narrow, winding lanes weave past small, characteristic piazzas in the Rione Monti, home to the “Siamese trullo” and its unusual, twin-cone roofs, the Church of Sant’Antonio, and the Trullo Sovrano. Visit to the Museo del Territorio, housed in a series of interconnected trulli, and the Casa d’Amore, the first building in town to be built with lime and mortar and now a valuable tourist information point.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Bari, Bari, Province of Bari, Puglia
Then continue to Bari. Bari, the capital of the Puglia region, is a city where time seems to have stopped. The presence of the relics of the Patron Saint Nicholas in the homonymous Basilica make it one of the most important religious destinations of southern Italy. The ancient village, also called "Bari vecchia" is a magical place, where you can learn about the culture and traditions of Bari and exchange a few words with the friendly inhabitants. On the doorstep of the houses the women will invite you to taste the local specialties while they prepare the famous orecchiette, the typical handmade pasta. You will not be able to resist the scent of the focaccia and the very tasty street food. In the evening we onboard the Ferry trip to Durres Albania.
Duration: 1 hour

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight on the ferry.