Travel 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 Saline di Marsala, Erice, Agrigento, Noto, Siracusa and Taormina.
Day 1: Palermo
After arriving in Palermo on your own, get to your hotel to enjoy dinner and a good night's sleep.
Day 2: Palermo, Monreale, Palermo
After breakfast, head out on an 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: discover the Cathedral. Enjoy free time in the late afternoon and return to your hotel for dinner. Overnight.
Day 3: Palermo, Erice, Saline di Marsala, Agrigento
After breakfast, departure to Erice, a medieval village stacked into the side of Monte San Giuliano. Continue to visit the Saline, an extraordinary lagoon, where history, nature, archeology find a perfect synthesis and allow the visitor to try different, unique and charming experiences. Have a nice boat trip to the islands, located nearby. With a helpful audioguide, you will admire all the islands of the lagoon of the Stagnone up close, remaining comfortably seated in the boat.
After this wonderful experience, enjoy your lunch in a restaurant by the lagoon. Return to your coach and travel to 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. Check in to your hotel in the evening. Dinner and overnight.
Day 4: Agrigento, Piazza Armerina, Ragusa Ibla, Ragusa
Breakfast at the hotel and travel to Piazza Armerina, a pretty and historic town nestled into the heart of Sicily. Entrance in Villa Romana del Casale to admire the largest, richest and most complex Roman mosaics in the world. Depart to Ragusa and visit of the enchanting historical centre "Ibla", with its stunning baroque palaces and churches: Be enchanted by the elegant Cathedral of San Giorgio, the Church of the Souls in Purgatory and the magnificent Cosentini palace, one of the most interesting Late Baroque palaces in Sicily! Arrive to the hotel. Dinner and overnight.
Day 5: Ragusa, Noto, Siracusa, Taormina
After breakfast, you will visit 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. In the late afternoon arrive in Taormina, check-in and enjoy your dinner. Overnight.
Day 6: Taormina
After breakfast, you will take a trip to Mount Etna, the highest mountain in Italy as well as the largest active volcano in Europe. Learn about volcanic activity and marvel at the old lava fields and black magma rock that comprises Etna's landscape. If weather permits, you have a chance to climb to the summit (1800 m).If the weather permits, you could climb to its crest. Then return to Taormina to enjoy your day leisurely. Dinner and overnight.
Day 7: Taormina
Enjoy one final breakfast before the tour comes to an end.