Sicilian Secrets 2020 – Tour of Sicily 6 Days
Guided Tour Catania/Palermo – 6 days / 5 nights itinerary. Overnights in 4* hotel in half board basis, departures every Saturday from March 21st to November 7th.
Day 1– Saturday: CATANIA (hotel in Catania)
Sicilian Secrets Tour of Siciliy 6 days provides independent arrival at the hotel in the charming city of Catania (optional private transfer on request). Meet with our tour-leader, dinner and overnights in hotel.
Day 2 – Sunday: SIRACUSA – NOTO (Hotel in Catania)
After breakfast in hotel we will visit Syracuse, the most beautiful and greatest Greek colony in Sicily. In the first place, the visit will start with the Archaeological Park of Neapolis, with its Greek Theatre, the Roman Amphitheatre, the Latomie of Paradise and the Ear of Dionysius. Then, we will continue visiting the splendid Ortigia, a small island which is the centre of Syracuse. Also, from Piazza Duomo you will reach a wide terrace on the waterfront surrounding the famous Arethusa’s Fountain. Free time for lunch and then departure to Noto. Noto’s Baroque is in fact a game of elegant curve, floral weaves, palaces and gardens that adorn the facades churches and monasteries. In addition, we’ll visit Palazzo Nicolaci Villadorata. Back to Catania for dinner and overnight in hotel.
Day 3– Monday: ETNA – TAORMINA (hotel in Catania)
This morning we will leave to visit Etna, the highest (c. 3350m) volcano in Europe. In addition, views of landscapes will amaze you heading to Rifugio Sapienza. Then, we will reach the “Crateri Silvestri”, small volcanic cones now inactive. In the second place, we will proceed to Taormina, charming town renowned for its magnificent position above the sea commanding a celebrated view of Etna. Lunch in a restaurant in the city centre, where we will attend to an interesting cooking class for the preparation of typical dishes of the sicilian culinary tradition. In the afternoon we will visit also Taormina’s Greek theatre, and then you will have free time for a nice walk. The day will end with the beautiful Riviera dei Ciclopi. Back to our hotel in Catania for dinner and overnight.
Day 4– Tuesday: CATANIA – CEFALU ’(hotel in Palermo)
Today we will go to Catania. In the first place, the walking tour will start across the “pescheria” to reach the scenic Duomo square with its magnificent Cathedral and the famous “Liotru” statue, symbol of the city. Not far from here, so we will reach University Square and we’ll have a walk along Via dei Crociferi, where we will admire the famous S. Benedetto Monastery. Before going on along the city center, in addition, we will stop in historic bar of the city to taste the typical “granita & brioche”. Here, free time for lunch. Next ransfer to Cefalù. We will visit its Norman Dome and you will have free time to stroll through the town or to visit the famous and well-known Mandralisca Museum. We will proceed to Palermo for overnight. Dinner at the hotel or in a restaurant nearby.
Day 5– Wednesday: MONREALE – PALERMO (hotel in Palermo)
After breakfast in hotel, the morning will be spent visiting Monreale, its huge Norman Cathedral and its splendid Cloister in Arab-Norman style. Later we will discover Palermo, one of the richest towns in the Island for its history and art. Palermo stands on a bay at the foot of Mt Pellegrino. We will visit the wonderful Arab-Norman Cathedral, Martorana Church and Cappella Palatina. Free time for lunch. Then, continuing our walk we will admire the Teatro Massimo and the fountain in Pretoria Square, situated in the ancient Kalsa area and adorned with XVI century sculptures. In the afternoon we will continue to Marsala in whose port Garibaldi landed in 1860. In conclusion, visit of a prestigious wine cellar and wine tasting. Dinner and overnight in hotel.
Day 6– Thursday: PALERMO
Breakfast in hotel and end of services.
Rate per person: € 775,00 in double room
Single room supplement: € 180,00
3rd bed reduction: € 40,00
€ 230,00 p.p. in double/twin room
€ 335,00 p.p. in single/double single use
Includes: Superior/Deluxe room – Private transfer in/out – City taxes – All entrance fees as per program