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Group/Private Tours - 8 Days/
at Catania airport and welcome by our driver. Private transfer to
Taormina and check in at your first class (4-star) hotel. Welcome dinner
with your tour leader. (D)
Today, at leisure to explore
Taormina "dolce vita" life-style by strolling around its charming
downtown, by enjoying its beautiful beaches, everywhere surrounded
by the scenic view of the Ionic Sea and Etna Volcano. You might
choose an half-day optional tour with a private guide for an in-dept
visit of the striking Greek-Roman Amphitheatre, or a private tour to
visit Mt. Etna and wine tasting at wine estate on the
slope of the Volcano. Dinner on your
This morning, we enjoy a visit of
Siracusa, which during the Greek Age was one of the more
powerful cities on the island. Visit to the archaeological zone: the
Greek Theatre, the Roman Amphitheatre, the Ear of Dyonisus and the
Latomie. Walk through the historical center on the Ortigia Island to
admire the Cathedral, the Aretusa fountain and the ancient streets.
Time at leisure for shopping and lunch on your own in Siracusa.
In the afternoon, a visit of Noto a splendid baroque city,
then Modica , the ancient capital of Contea, a city full of
fascinating architectural, artistic and scenic attractions, unique
among those pertaining to the splendid Sicilian Baroque period.
Check in at the hotel in Modica and dinner. ( BB, D).
Today, visit 2 of the most important attraction in Sicily, also
enlisted in the UNESCO World Heritage. In the morning Villa
Romana del Casale, a unique well preserved Ancient Roman Villa
famous for its vast floor mosaics. In the afternoon, Valley of
the Temples, one of the most representative sites of Greek
Civilization in the Mediterranean area. Visit to the Temple of
Hercules, the Temple of Juno, the Temple of Castor and Pollux and
the wonderful Temple of Concord. Transfer to Sciacca . Check in at
the hotel and dinner. (BB, D)
Depart to Selinunte and
visit the archaeological area, the largest in Europe. Selinunte was
one of the most important town of Western Sicily , in constant
struggle against Segesta for power.
Continue on to Marsala, a town on the Western coast famous
for its wine production.
Visit to Salt marshes , then transfer to a farm house for an
: Oil Tasting along with a visit to an Olive Oil Frantoio
followed by a lunch.
In the afternoon transfer to Erice, a nearby medieval town,
located at the top of the homonymous mountain set 751 meters above
the sea level and overlooking the whole Western region, the
Mediterranean Sea and the Egadi Islands. Walking tour of its
characteristic historical centre. In the evening , check in at our
hotel in Palermo. (BB ,L)
After breakfast depart to Polizzi,
a small village 70 kilometres away from Palermo, surrounded by
cheerful countryside and green pastures. Polizzi lies in the
Madonie Mountains' Natural Park. This internal region between the
Northern Coast and Central Sicily has a wealth of ancient small
villages, where many people still live according to the Sicilian
Visit to Polizzi Generosa, the ancient village rich in historical
and artistic attractions. During the walk through the town's
medieval streets, will be possible to savor typical sweetmeats, then
cooking class with a local family to learn the making of traditional
dishes, followed by a special lunch
In the afternoon visit Cefalý , famous for its rich
historical centre (the Norman Cathedral and the medieval quarter) as
well as for its beautiful beach and blue sea.
Enjoy a guided walking visit and some free time on your own to do
Return to your hotel in Palermo. (BB, L)
In the morning, Walking tour of
Palermo Visit to this ancient town that has been a crossroads
for civilization in the Mediterranean for ages and ages. Here, visit
and seek out signs of its ancient "grandeur": the Norman Palace and
the Palatine Chapel, the church of San Giovanni degli Eremiti, the
Cathedral, Quattro Canti square, etc. Walk through the streets of
the historical center, and visit to the town's popular Vucciria
In the afternoon, optional excursion to the nearby Mondello or
Monreale, famous for its wonderful Norman Cathedral and the
adjoining cloister, architectural masterpieces of King Roger II.
Farewell dinner at a Local and elegant restaurant where guests will
enjoy superb and refined dishes based on typical recipes from local
culinary traditions. Return to the hotel for your last overnight
stay in Palermo. (BB, D)
Breakfast in hotel and transfer to the airport in Palermo, assistance with check-in and departure.
nights at 3/4-star hotels and Agriturismo (private bath and
A/C) hotel tax and breakfast included.
English speaking driver-courier for the whole tour.
Transportation by private car or minibus for the whole tour,
including porterage at airport.
6 meals in typical restaurants and farmhousesas per itinerary.
Visits and excursions as listed in the program, with helpful information about locations provided by our driver.
1 cooking class as listed in the program.
Guided visits to
1 oil-mil and oil tasting.
- Starting at $3,500 p.p.