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Tour of eastern Sicily with a detour to the west.
7 days/6 nights

1°Day: Catania
Arrival of the participants at the Airport of Catania or at place to be specified. Meeting with our courier and transfer to hotel. Accommodation at the reserved rooms, welcome cocktail, dinner and overnight stay.

2° Day Catania and its ruins
Breakfast at hotel and guided tour of Catania. Walk along the town centre to visit “Piazza Duomo”, “la Pescheria” (“the fish market) the Benedectine Monastery Via Etnea, Villa Bellini, Piazza Stesicoro and its Roman Amphitheatre. Possibility to take a visit of Palazzo Biscari.
Lunch and tasting of typical local food (arancini,cannoli siciliani etc).
In the afternoon we will visit the Castello Ursino  and the “Bottega del Puparo” where the participants can admire the construction of “pupi siciliani” , typical Sicilian puppets used for plays with a great historical and cultural value. Free time.
Return to hotel, dinner and overnight stay.


3° Day: Mount Etna -Taormina
Breakfast at the hotel and departure to Nicolosi to  reach the “Rifugio Sapienza, a guard house useful as a starting point for  a guided tripto the Volcano Etna. Hiking along the craters where the participants can enjoy the splendid view of Catania and of the “Paesi Etnei” ( small towns at the bottom of the Volcano) from the Volcano.

Visit of the “Grotta Cassone, a cave originated from great lava flows. Lunch at a typical restaurant.
In the afternoon, the participants will reach Taormina. Visit of the main monuments: the Cathedral, the Greek – roman theatre. Walk along the main street of Taormina, “il Corso”, full of fashionable boutiques. Return to  the hotel, dinner and overnight stay.

4° Day: Siracusa - Noto
Breakfast at hotel, departure to Siracusa, one of the most important cities of the Magna Grecia. Visit of the archaeological Park of Neapolis that hosts the majority of classic monuments of the Greek Syracuse such as the Ara of Ierone II and the Greek theatre, one of the biggest in the world, and Dionisio’s ear, an artificial cave carved in the limestone. Then we will reach Ortigia Island to admire the significant traces of the Greek civilization in Sicily such as the Apollo Temple and the Fonte Arteusa. Lunch at restaurant.
In the afternoon departure to Noto. Guided visit of the masterpiece of Sicilian Baroque,  dubbed  “Stone Garden” for its architectural beauties. Return to hotel, dinner and overnight stay.

5° Day: Aidone -  Piazza Armerina
Breakfast at hotel, departure to Aidone (Enna ) to visit its Archaeological Museum. Here the participants can admire “The Morgantina Goddess” and some other attractions such as “The Acroliti of Demetrea, Kore” and “The Silver of Eupolomo”. After a Sicilian traditional lunch, departure to the “Sicilia Fashion Village”, an exclusive shopping location where you can find  your favorite brands at truly irresistible prices.
Departure to Piazza Armerina where it could be possible to visit “Villa Romana of Casale”. Its 40 rooms are carpeted of some of the greatest and most magnificent mosaics in western Europe.Accomodation in a hotel of Piazza Armerina, dinner and overnight stay.


6° Day:Valle dei Templi – Scala dei Turchi
After the breakfast, departure to Agrigento to the “ Valle dei Templi” . one of the most important archaeological sites of Mediterranean area. Here, the participants can admire the ruines of “Akragas”, a powerful  Sicilian Greek colony.

7° Day: Departure
Breakfast at hotel . End of our services

 

The itinerary can be modified for technical reasons operational and according to customer needs.

Quotation on request

The Price includes

  • Welcome of our courier at airport
  • Displacement by Private Luxury Coach/Minivan airport – hotel - airport
  • Guided tours
  • Accommodation: twin-bedroom in  4 stars hotel
  • Welcome Cocktail
  • Full board service
  • Lunches in restaurants
  • Tasting
  • Travel, medical and baggage insurance

The Price doesn’t include:

  • Flights (available on request for formed groups)
  • City Tax
  • Tips, extras and personal shopping
  • Entrance tickets
  • Porterage services
  • All not specifically mentioned under “price includes”

 

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