Our Rick Steves Tour: Best of Southern Italy
10/4 - 10/17/2004

Twilight view of Mount Etna, bejeweled by glowing lava
Twilight view, from Taormina, of Mount Etna, bejeweled by glowing lava
Itinerary map, copyright Rick Steves, 2004 Rome Amalfi Coast - Positano Naples Naples Agrigento Taormina Cefalu Cefalu Palermo This was our fourth Rick Steves' ETBD tour. This time, we took a tour called "Best of Southern Italy". It actually took us to Rome, the middle west coast of Italy, and Sicily. We had a great group, saw and learned a lot, and ate and drank very well.

As ever, this site serves as our scrapbook, to help remember the vacation, and to extend the enjoyment. It also is our intent to provide friends, relatives, coworkers, fellow tour members (and amazingly often, people we've never met) with a way to get a flavor of how we experienced the tour.

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Except where otherwise noted, all text and images are copyright 2004 by Brigid Hom-Schnapp and Russell Schnapp.
10/4:   San Diego to Rome x
10/5:   In Rome x
10/6:   Pompeii and Positano x
10/7:   Amalfi x
10/8:   Vesuvius and Sorrento x
10/9:   Sorrento x
10/10:   Naples, boat to Palermo x
10/11:   Agrigento, Sicily x
10/12:   Villa Romana, Taormina x
10/13:   Taormina x
10/14:   Mount Etna and Cefalu x
10/15:   Monreale and Palermo x
10/16:   Palermo and Arrivederci! x
10/17:   Homeward Bound x
Our other travel websites:
Best of Europe
Best of Spain & Portugal
Best of Village France