Tour of ancient Roman archeological sites
(April 25 - May 05, 2018)

Session 1: 19:00-21:15, February 23(Fri.)
Session 2: 19:00-21:15, March 23(Fri.)
Session 3: 19:00-21:15, April 20(Fri.)
Assignment and reporting schedule

25 Apr(Wed)
23H05 LH731: Hong Kong to Munich (13 hrs 30 min)
26 Apr(Thu)
05H30 Munich airport
09H30 LH1842: Munich to Rome (1 hr30 min)
11H00 Arrive at Rome airport
12H30 Transfer to Ostia Antica and lunch time
[suggestion: visit St. Aurea: St. Monica'g grave]
14H30 meeting at Allo Sbarco di Enea (Pizza Restaurant), Viale dei Romagnoli, 675,
Visit Ostia Antica archeological site
17H30 Hotel: Ostia Antica - Hotel Golden Tulip Rome Isola Sacra****
19H00 dinner at hotel
27 Apr(Fri)
07H00 Breakfast at hotel
08H00 Transfer to Abbey of Montecassino (3 hrs)
11H00 visit the abbey and lunch time
12H30 Transfer to Miseno (3 hrs)
15H30 visit the Ancient Roman Navy base
17H00 Transfer to Napoli (1 hr)
18H00 Hotel: Napoli - Hotel Naples****
19H30 dinner at hotel
28 Apr(Sat)
08H00 Breakfast at hotel
09H00 Napoli National Archeological Musuem and lunch time
14H00 Panoramic View of Napoli and visit of Castel dell'Ovo
17H00 Dinner in Paradisoblanco Restaurant
Hotel: Napoli - Hotel Naples ****
29 Apr(Sun)
07H00 Breakfast at hotel
08H00 Transfer to Vesuvio (45 mins)
09H00 Visit the volcano at Mount Vesuvius
* The tour on the crater of Mount Vesuvius lasts for 1.5 to 2 hours. That is: the group will alight at the parking, and then climb up (30% slope) for 30-40min. to the ticket point. The visit of the crater lasts for 30-40 mins. Return trip lasts for another 30-40 min.
12H00 Transfer to Ercolano (30 mins) and Lunch time
14H30 Visit Herculaneum Archeological Sites
Villa of the Papyri
17H00 Transfer to Pompei: Hotel Amitrano (30 mins)
19H30 Dinner at hotel.
Hotel: Pompei – Hotel Amitrano***
30 Apr(Mon)
08H00 Breakfast at hotel
09H00 Visit Pompei archeological site and lunch time
.pdf on Pompeii by Kwok WK
[suggestion: visit Santuario della Beata Vergine del Rosario: related to Rosary Church, TST, HK]
14H30 Transfer to Castellammare and visit Villa Arianna and Villa San Marco
17H30 Transfer to Pompei - Hotel Amitrano***
19H30 Dinner at hotel.
01 May(Tue)
06H00 Breakfast at hotel
06H30 transfer to Castellammare di Stabia pier for Capri
07H55 Departure for Capri A whole day trip at Capri
[suggestion: visit Chiesa di Santo Stefano: Pavement from Tiberius' Villa Jovis]
17H15 pier at capri
18H30 back to Pompei - Hotel Amitrano***
19H30 Dinner at hotel.
02 May(Wed)
06H30 Breakfast at hotel
07H30 Transfer to Reggio Calabria ( 7 hrs)
15H00 "Museo Nazionale di Reggio Calabria" - Riace bronzes
17H30 Local sightseeing
19H30 Dinner at Hotel: Reggio Calabria - Hotel è ****
03 May(Thu)
Boxed Breakfast
07H15 Depart for port of Reggio Calabria
08H10 Ferry to Messina
09H10 Arrival in Messina and depart for Siracuse
14H15 Visit the Archaeological Park of Neapolis: the Greek theatre (5th Century BC) and the Roman amphitheatre (3rd Century AD)
Museo Archeologico Paolo Orsi and Villa Landolina
19H30 Dinner at Hotel: Siracuse - Hotel Panorama ****
04 May(Fri)
07H00 Breakfast at hotel
08H00 Transfer to Catania (1.5 hr)
09H30 Catania airport - lunch time
11H45 LH1965: Catania to Munich (2 hrs 15 mins)
14H00 Arrive at Munich
15H30 MIRA Einkaufszentrum, Schleißheimer Str. 506, 80933 München
18H30 back to Munich Airport
22H25 LH730: Munich to Hong Kong (11 hrs)
05May (Sat)
15H25 Hong Kong airport

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Pompeii, Herculaneum
Remains of two towns that had been buried by an eruption of Vesuvius in AD 79; giving an unmatched picture of ancient daily life at a specific moment in time

Founded in 470 BCE by Greek settlers, Naples is one of the most ancient cities in Europe. A large number of monuments such as the church of Santa Chiara or Castel Nuovo are testament of various cultures that emerged in Europe and the Mediterranean.

Catania rebuilt after destruction in the 1693 earthquake, representing the pinnacle of late Baroque art in Europe.

The Necropolis of Pantalica contains more than 5,000 tombs, most dating from the 13th to the 7th centuries BC, and remains of Byzantine era structures. On the other hand, the city of Syracuse includes its 8th century BC nucleus and many other remains bearing testimony to its eventful history.

Mount Etna
As one of the world's most active volcanoes showing a diverse range of volcanic features and notable ecosystems, Mount Etna is of great scientific and cultural interest

updated on 2018/04/22