Day 1: Messina
Arrival of the participants at a place to be defined. Meeting with our tour leader who will accompany the participants to the hotel in Messina Accommodation at the reserved hotel rooms, dinner and overnight stay.
Day 2: Montalto Sanctuary – Cathedral – S.Maria Alemanna Church
After breakfast visit of the Sanctuary of Montalto, first religious building erected for the second time after the 1908 earthquake. At 12 o’clock tourists will be able to take part to the amazing musical event of the tower bell of the cathedral. Visit of the cathedral’s treasure where many precious religious items dating back to middle age are collected. Lunch in a traditional Sicilian restaurant.
In the afternoon visit of the church of S.Maria Alemanna, considered the main expression of Gothic architecture in the Mediterranean area with possible religious musical performance. Dinner and overnight stay.
Day 3: San’t Annibale Sanctuary - Montevergine – S Francesco all’Immacolata church
After breakfast visit of the Sant’ Annibale Sanctuary erected in the ancient neighborough of “Avignone” where in 1878 the Saint started to spread the word of Christ helping poor and needy people. Inside the sanctuary there is a museum dedicated to the saint “Annibale Di Francia” where tourists can admire the reproduction of the ancient Avignone neighborough.
Visit of the Montevergine church, placed along XXIV Maggio street. Before the earthquake it was called “ Monasteries street”; this name was due to the different monasteries that were erected along that street.
Inside the church the untouched body of Eustochia Califato is kept. Lunch and tasting of traditional Sicilian products. In the afternoon visit to the church of S Francesco all’Immacolata, built in 1254. It is the second biggest church in Messina and it is considered the first church dedicated to the Franciscans in Sicily. Dinner and overnight stay.
Day 4: Catalani Church and S.Giovanni Malta Church
After breakfast visit of the Catalani Church. Its origin dates back to the Swabia- Norman era. It was built between XII and XIII centuries. Catalani Church is placed three metres under the level of the current road. This peculiar position is due to the stratification of the ground occurred after the earthquake in 1908. Lunch in a traditional restaurant. In the afternoon visit of the church of S. GiovanniMalta; it was the first Benedictine abbey in the world after the one in Montecassino. Dinner and overnight stay.
Day 5: Tindari and Patti
Breakfast at the hotel and departure towards the Sanctuary dedicated to the Black Virgin of Tindari, one of the most famous sanctuaries in Europe. Inside, the wooden statue of the black Virgin dates back to 750 A.C. or to the period of the Crusades. Participants can also visit the Greek Roman theatre dating back to the III century B.C. Lunch in a traditional restaurant in Patti, one of the main centres in the Tyrrhenian area. In the town of Patti, participants will be able to visit also the Cathedral dating back to the XI century. Inside the cathedral the of sarcophagus of Adelaide from Vasto is kept. Tourist can also visit the Gallery, where many religious items are kept.
Return to Messina, dinner and overnight stay.
Day 6: Taormina - Savoca
Breakfast and departure to Taormina the "Pearl of the Ionian Sea" . We will visit the Duomo , where you can admire. among other things, a copy of the processional cross of the Jubilee in a niche of the outer side wall. Lunch at restaurant and departure to the old town of Savoca. one of the most beautiful villages in Italy, located at 300 metres above the level of the sea.
It’s a city of art and important religious centre, as evidenced by the presence of numerous churches in the '400, the Church of St. Nicholas, improperly called by Saint Lucia and the beautiful Church of the Capuchin Monastery. The most important and famous of the sacred building is the crypt, built in the early '600. Inside, there are 37 mummies of Savoca aristocracy dressed in clothes of the early nineteenth century. Return to Messina, dinner and overnight stay.
The itinerary can be modified for technical reasons operational and according to customer needs.
Quotation on request.
The Price includes
- Flights (available on request for formed groups
- 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
- Travel, medical and baggage insurance;
The Price doesn’t include:
- City Tax
- Tips, extras and personal shopping
- Entrance tickets
- Porterage services
- All not specifically mentioned under “price includes”
Contacts: Tel+39.095.7150493 Mobile +39.339.2713799
by Jenia Viaggi