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Classical Tour Of Sicily

With the "Classic Tour of Sicily", we offer our customers a visit to the most important cities of Sicily such as Catania, Taormina, Syracuse, Noto, Ragusa, Piazza Armerina, Agrigento, Selinunte, Erice, Monreale, Cefalù and Palermo, and exursions on Etna and on the "Vie Del Sale" in the Trapani area.

1° day – CATANIA
Arrival at Catania airport meeting with the guide and trasfer to the hotel. Dinner and overnight.

2° day – ETNA - TAORMINA
Departure to Mount Etna (Unesco world site), the highest active volcano in Europe. Driving along the roads that cut the lava flows occurred in the years, we will rich the Rifugio Sapienza ( mt.1920). Here you can take a walk around the Silvestri craters (ancient secondary craters) and through the lava flows of 2001 and 2002 or take the cable car and off-road vehicles to a height of approximately mt.2900 (optional excursion , about € 63,00).
After lunch departure to Taormina. Settled on a hill it offers a breathtaking and memorable view on the sea and on the volcano, and as soon as you arrive you will feel the magical, mythical atmosphere spread all around which has enchanted visitors from all over the world for years and years. Guided tour of the most interesting monuments and time at leisure.
Return to the hotel, dinner and overnight.

3° day - SIRACUSA - NOTO
Departure to Syracuse (Unesco world heritage), the richest and most powerful Greek colony in Sicily. Visit of the Archaeological Park (where are some of the major monuments of the Greek and Roman city) , and of Ortigia , a small island on which was settled the first city in the Greek era, today historic centre of Syracuse. Opportunity to take a boat tour from the port of Siracusa, to see the town from the sea (light lunch on board).
After lunch departure to Noto (Unesco world heritage) baroque jewel perched on a hill. Called "the capital of the Sicilian baroque", Noto is known especially for its majestic cathedral. Tour in the historic centre with its majestic palaces built in the local limestone.
Overnight in the area of Noto/Modica

In the morning walking tour in Ragusa, from Ragusa Superiore to the heart of Ragusa Ibla. One of the UNESCO-listed Baroque towns of south-eastern Sicily, Ragusa is also one of the principal filming locations for the TV series Il Commissario Montalbano (Inspector Montalbano).
After lunch visit of the Roman Villa (in Piazza Armerina), rural residence, dated to the last years of the empire, that for the exceptional richness of architectural and decorative elements , in particular for its floor mosaics , is considered to be an important witness of Roman civilization and for this since 1997, is protected by UNESCO.
Departure to the hotel in the area of Agrigento. Dinner and overnight

Close to the town of Agrigento ( the ancient Akragas of the Greeks, described by the poet Pindaro as "the most beautiful town of immortals "), there is one of the most enchanting archaeological areas in Sicily know as "the Valley of the temples", witness of the richness and glory of the Greek town
After lunch departure to Selinunte. Visit of the archaeological park. Situated at the mouth of the river Selinon, where still growth the wild parsley that gave the name to the river and to the town (selinon means parsley in ancient Geek), Selinunte thanks to its position had rich trades especially with Phoenicians who leaved in west Sicily.
Dinner and overnight in the area of Selinunte.

Driving along the "salt road" we will reach Erice, a small medieval village, perched on the top of Mount San Giuliano, at about 750 mts above sea level (2100 feet). From Erice you have a breathtaking view on Trapani, its salt - works and the coast. Walking tour and tasting of the local pastries.
After lunch departure to Monreale which cathedral, wonderful example of Arab- Norman architecture, is famous all over the world for the mosaics that cover all its interior.
Dinner and overnightnin the area of Palermo/Monreale.

The morning will be dedicated to the discover of Palermo. The town has a history that goes back for thousands years that enriches it with an incredible artistic and architectonic heritage.
A tour in the town will allow you to discover the most important monuments of the town: the cathedral, the Palatine chapel, piazza Pretoria, the four corners.
Departure to Cefalù. After lunch walking tour of the picturesque village settled at the bottom of a high and impressive rock. Rich of narrow streets to discover and sea views, Cefalù is proud on its ancient cathedral, beautiful example of Arab- Norman architecture in Sicily.
Dinner and overnightnin the area of Catania.

8° day – CATANIA
After breakfast check out and departure to the small villages of the so called Riviera dei Ciclopi (Cyclops coast): Acitrezza, Acicastello, Acireale.

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