Core of Sicily

 Day-to-day tour

 

Catania

D01: ARRIVAL IN CATANIA
Catania is Sicily’s second main city for population and cultural richness. Piazza del Duomo, Via Etnea and many of the historical buildings has heightened its charme. The black buildings are built from three-centuries old lava which, combined with baroque architecture, treats the city a singular darken twisted beauty. Overnight in Catania.

 

Etna

D02: ETNA VOLCANO (soft trekking up to crater guided environmental visit) - SIRACUSA
Mount Etna is the major and highest vulcano in Europe, still active. Only the cone of the crater rises to 11000 feet above sea level. Fumes from the top of the vulcano are always a constant companion of Catanese’s days. A trip nearby of the crater depends on Mount Etna’s temperament, but generally it's possible to walk and enjoy the experience. Overnight in Siracusa.

   

Siracusa

D03: SIRACUSA
One of Sicily's jewel. Astonishing and wonderful, the great ancient capital of Western civilization at the Greek times and then flourished under the Romans. It’s worthy wandering around the old city, through the finest cafés, bars and pizzerias and enjoying the Parco Archeologico with the Teatro Greco (Greek Theater) and the Anfiteatro Romano. The Classical Theatre festival is still held In June.

 

Noto

D04: SIRACUSA - NOTO - SCICLI - RAGUSA
On this day we will travel to Noto, built like a chessboard. Our visit will start from the main square with the baroque façade Duomo and beautiful palaces like Palazzo Ducezio, Palazzo Vescovile and Palazzo Landolina. Scicli is a baroque town jewel. A surprising place out of the main touristic routes. Ragusa: Romans, Byzantine, Arabs and Norman were among its conquerers. The ancient Ibla (Ragusa old name) is a main example of medieval urban planification. Overnight in Ragusa.

 

Piazza Armerina

D05: RAGUSA - PIAZZA ARMERINA - AGRIGENTO
Piazza Armerina posses the simple provincial glamour. The yellow stone architecture, together with bulbous balconies (Sicily’s trademark) creates quite an effect. The Imperial roman villa is an unmissable highlight! In case of early arrival in Agrigento afternoon it is possible to go straight to visit the Valley of the temples at sunset. Overnight in Agrigento.

 

Agrigento Valle dei Templi

D06: AGRIGENTO - SELINUNTE - PALERMO
In Agrigento, the deep blue of the sea mixes with light blue of the sky. The atmosphere is even more suggestive thanks to the presence of the Valley of the Temples (Valle dei Templi) where the most impressive ancient Greek architecture still remains vivid and lively. Selinunte, whose name means celery, reached immense growth and richness during the VII century BC. Overnight in Palermo.

 

Vucciria Palermo

D07: PALERMO SIGHTSEEING
We will spend the day admiring the masterpieces in the ld city center: the Palazzo dei Normanni, built by the Arabs on the existing structures of an old Phoenician fortress. The Cappella Palatina, a fusion of architecture and splendid painting. S.Giovanni degli Eremiti, old gregorian monastery architecturally Islamical and the Cattedrale with its astonishing mosaics. Overnight in Palermo.

 

Monreale

D08: MONREALE CATHEDRAL
Palermo history wanders from the Norman’s architecture to the Islamic. The city is a fusion of harmonious roman, byzantine and islamical styles. Monreale cathedral is the most intense example of architectural beauty of our journey. From here, after the visit, we give you our farewell. Transfer to the airport.

 

The individual participation fee of €1280 (12p basis) includes:

- All the transfers by private bus + driver
- Hotels 3-4 stars or typical Sicilian Mansions (Double Occupancy B&B)
- Half Board (dinner in typical restaurants or hotel)
- Sicilian English speaking professional guide, other languages as requested
- Medical/baggage insurance

It does not include:

- Entrance charges for museums, churches or other places.
- Single Room supplement 40€ per night.
- Tips, beverages, or any extras
- Supplement Full Board 140€
- International/domestic flights (flights can be provided - ask for a quotation)


All dietary requirements will be catered for.

All our tours are provided with Medical and Luggage insurance and call center for assistance.

 

 

 

 

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