Ready for an international vacation? Plan to join the 2017 Howard County Chamber of Commerce’s trip to Italy in October.
Each year, the Chamber selects a premier destination, and this year you can visit the Amalfi Coast, Pompeii and Rome.
The nine-day trip will be held Oct. 23–31, a perfect time of year to visit the Italian coast. October weather in Italy is generally mild.
The trip will begin with an overnight flight to Italy, where upon arrival you will be transferred to your hotel in Maiori, nestled on the sun-drenched coastline so you can enjoy the beach.
The Amalfi Coast is a captivating combination of coastal mountains dotted with picturesque towns and lush forests bordering the Mediterranean Sea. UNESCO had the entire area declared a World Heritage Site in 1997 because of its beauty and the uniqueness of its natural landscape.
In a deluxe motor coach, you will tour Ravello, the town of music, Amalfi and Positano and view the exceptional beauty of the area.
Next you will visit the city of Naples, where history and tradition are consolidated in the old city center. As you stroll through the city, you can partake of the local pizza, pasta and coffee.
Also on the itinerary is an opportunity to take a short jetfoil ride to the Isle of Capri, which was home to Roman emperors and today is an opportune place to see movie stars and check out the latest fashions.
At the ancient Greek ruins of Paestum you can connect with ancient history, and then move to Salerno where you can wander the narrow lanes of the city center.
The Chamber tour also includes a visit to Pompeii. An expert guide will show you the excavation and help you learn about daily life in Roman society.
And no trip to Italy would be complete without a stop in Rome. The Eternal City awaits your arrival, and if you would like to stay longer, the Chamber tour offers extensions for you to remain in Rome a bit longer.
The Howard County Chamber has a reputation for creating first-class travel experiences. This year, don’t miss this unique Italian experience.
The trip is open to all, but Chamber members receive a discounted price. The cost of the trip to southern Italy is $3,099 for Chamber members and $3,299 for non-chamber members.
The purchase price includes: round trip airfare; airline fuel surcharges, taxes and fees; seven nights of first-class hotel accommodations; 10 meals (seven breakfasts, three dinners); sightseeing and admissions per the itinerary; a professional tour manager; baggage handling; and hotel transfers.
For more information about the Howard County Chamber-sponsored trip in October, visit the website www.howardchamber.com or call 410-730-4111.