Join a 7-days tour that will leave you breathless. Discover a land of colors, art, history, legend and tradition. Depart fromPalermo to discover Taormina, Agrigento, Siracusa, Catania and many other wonderful cities!
avel through the South of Italy: Sicily beauties are waiting for you. Un unmissable tour will show you this region with different cultures and dominations. From Palermo you will travel to Marsala, Erice, Agrigento, Noto, Siracusa, Catania and Taormina.
After arriving in Palermo on your own, get to your hotel to enjoy dinner and a good night's sleep.
Relax over breakfast, and then head out on a morning excursion to Monreale an ancient royal town famous for its almonds, olive oil and citrus fruits, as well as its fine Norman architecture. Visit the elaborate Cathedral of Monreale or perhaps shop for local produce to take home. Back to Palermo and continue with a walking tour ot the city. Wander the streets of the Old Town, hearing tales of Palermo's 3,000-year history and discovering attractions like Palermo Cathedral. Walk inside the impressive-looking place of worship and marvel at its arches, cupolas and mosaics – amassed from each of the city's successive rulers. Enjoy free time in the late afternoon and return to your hotel for dinner. Overnight.
Rise early for breakfast and departure to Erice, a medieval village stacked into the side of Monte San Giuliano. Many say that little has changed in the village since the sixth century, and its labyrinth-like twist of lanes make for a pleasant morning ramble.Continue to Marsala, a pretty coastal town on the westernmost point of Sicily. Explore at leisure, perhaps shopping for a bottle of local Marsala dessert wine to take home. Return to your coach and travel south, passing Mazara del Vallo – the closest Sicilian city to Africa – before stopping in the town of Agrigento, your final destination of the day. Visit Ancient Greek monuments and ruins at the Valley of Temples (entrance included), a UNESCO World Heritage site - and learn about archeological relics like the Classical Temple of Concord the Temple of Hercules, and the Temple of Jupiter, one of the largest Doric-style buildings (if weather conditions don't permit the visit, it will take place the following day). Check in to your hotel in the evening. Dinner and overnight.
Breakfast at the hotel and travel to Noto, a picturesque fishing town that's popular for its stately Baroque architecture. Visit Cathedral of San Nicolò, a recently renovated structure, and then stretch your legs on a walk around the center. Continue along the south coast to Syracuse, on Sicily's southeastern tip. Visit Parco Archeologico della Neapolis, Syracuse's famous archeological zone that's home to a vast collection of Greek and Roman ruins from all over Sicily. Head inside to see impressive excavations such as the Greek theater, Roman amphitheater and the Ear of Dionysius – an artificial limestone cave. After the visit, cross one of the city's bridges for a visit to the island of Ortygia, home to a wealth of Baroque churches and medieval palaces. In the late afternoon arrive in Taormina, check in to your hotel and enjoy dinner.
After breakfast, you will take a trip to Mount Etna, the highest mountain in Italy as well as the largest active volcano in Europe. If the weather permits, you could climb to its crest. Then return to Taormina to enjoy your day leisurely. Dinner and overnight.
After breakfast travel to Savoca and Forza D'Agrò pretty hillside villages where Francis Ford Coppola filmed some of the immortal scenes of Godfather's trilogy. A visit for lovers of this movie but also even if you aren't a fan, this stop is a fascinating way to visit these unspoiled and typical Sicilian hill towns a real insight into the island and the heart of its people. A stop for a lemon granita at Bar Vitelli is a must for any visitor in town. It is still run by the family who owned it at the time of filming and exhibits a collection of photos taken when Francis Ford Coppola shot some scenes of The Godfather II. We also leave you time to explore further and really soak up the atmosphere of this hidden, not-for-tourists Sicilian hilltown. Everything here is just like in the movie. After the visit depart to Catania. Afternoon free time to explore Catania's UNESCO-listed historical center with his Baroque palaces and Roman ruins. See Piazza Dante and the Fountain of the Elephant, carved from volcanic rock. Dinner at the hotel and overnight.
The tour ends today after breakfast at your hotel.
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Meeting point information and local telephone numbers at your destination are included on your Confirmation Voucher.
The price shown refers to the price for a double room. The price in a single room is €1325,00, and the price per person in triple room is €995,00. Contact us for a custom quote and for more information on how to book them.
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