PRICE: 4000 P.P.
DAY 1: SICILY TOUR
Arrival in Palermo Airport. Private transfer to your hotel.
Meet with the tour-leader, dinner and overnight in hotel.
DAY 2: MONREALE AND PALERMO
After breakfast in hotel, the morning will be spent visiting Monreale, its huge Norman Cathedral, proclaimed the Eighth Wonder of the World, and its splendid Cloister in Arab-Norman style: admirable masterpiece of art, sculpture, and semi-precious stones marquetry! Later we will discover the stunning 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, a headland described by Goethe as the loveliest he had ever seen. While the Baroque predominates, there is a profusion of different architectural styles reflecting the city’s multicultural past: Punic walls, Art Nouveau villas, noble residences, XVIIth century squares, including an elegant opera house. We will visit the wonderful Arab-Norman Cathedral, the astonishing Martorana Church and the amazing Cappella Palatina, mirable example from an historical and an artistic point of view, of how different cultures, religions and way of thinking apparently incompatible can coexist. Ruggero II in fact employed both Bizantyne, Muslim and Latin workers. Along the visiting day we will have a stop for a food surprisein the famousAnticaFocacceria San Francesco. Free time for lunch. Continuing our walk we will admire the Teatro Massimo, the debated 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. Visit of a prestigious wine cellar and wine tasting. Dinner and overnight in hotel
DAY 3: MARSALA, SALINE AND AGRIGENTO
This morning the tour will continue along the charming and wellknown Salt Road: the west coast of Sicily with many salt marshes, which have given rise to one of the oldest salt-extracting industries in the world. Between Trapani and Marsala they are now protected, in part because of the interesting birdlife, and also as important sites of industrial archaeology. Departure to Selinunteto visit the largest Archaeological Park in whole Mediterranean and World Heritage Site. Surrounded by a splendid landscape near the African Sea, we will walk among the rests of the ancient Greek city. Free time for lunch. Transfer to Agrigentoand visit of the Valley of the Temples stated World Heritage Site, where among hundreds of almond trees, the rests of the ancient Akragas rise. It was defined by Pyndar “the most beautiful city of mortals”. Once one of the most prosperous of the ancient Greek cities on the island, Agrigento presents a remarkable series of Doric Temples of the 5thcentury. You will see the “Temple of Hera”, the “Temple of Concordia” and the “Temple of Heracles”. Accommodation in hotel, dinner and overnight.
DAY 4: PIAZZA ARMERINA AND RAGUSA
Today we will reach Piazza Armerina where we will admire the splendid polychrome mosaics of the famous Villa Romana del Casale, World Heritage Site. The complex includes some of the most extensive and most beautiful Roman mosaics known. This majestic villa, belonged to a member of the Roman Senatorial aristocracy, hosts prestigious mosaics representing mythological and historical episodes and scenes of hunting and entertainments! After free time for lunch, departure to RagusaIblaand visit of its historical centre cradle of Sicilian Baroque, with its Cathedral, situated in the beautiful square of the Dome and the “giardino Ibleo”. Used as a location of the extremely popular Police Inspector Montalbano Tv series, it is today stated among the 44 Italian World Heritage Sites. This little precious ancient city hosts more than 50 churches and many baroque architectural treasures. We’ll conclude the visiting day with a tasting of local products.Proceed to Catania for dinner and overnight in hotel.
DAY 5: TAORMINA
Breakfast in hotel and check out. End of the tour. Private transfer to your hotel in Taormina.
Accomodation in luxury 5 stars hotel.
The Hotel is set in a peaceful 20th-century Sicilian villa in the heart of Taormina. Just few steps from the main street and chic boutiques of Taormina, the hotel offers easy access to the top restaurants, main theaters, museums and key points of the artistic and historic heritage of the city. Today, this newly revitalized property offers some of the finest accommodation in Sicily, with everything the sophisticated traveler requires for a relaxing stay.
The venue is arranged in Roman style with beautiful sea views.
Mediterranean menu is available in the gastronomic outdoor restaurant. Guests can complete their meal with refreshing drinks at the lounge bar.
Free day to visit Taormina or just relax. Free dinner and overnight.
DAY 6: TAORMINA
Breakfast in hotel and free day at your disposal. Overnight.
DAY 7: VULCANO
Breakfast in hotel and check out. Private transfer to Milazzo port and boat for the island of Vulcano. Private transfer from the port to your hotel. Accomodation in 5 staras luxury resort.
With its intimate and refined charming atmosphere, the hotel welcomes you with its typical white-washed walls and local building materials (volcanic rock from Mount Etna, Sicilian terracotta, cedar wood). It has comfort rooms, each exquisitely designed and furnished, an exclusive Spa and a Beauty Centre, three restaurants, two bars and many welcoming common areas. The garden surrounding the hotel is planted with cacti, succulents and other typical plants. Here, surrounded by greenery and with view over the sea, are large terraces and two infinity pools with their respective sunbathing areas.
Free day and overnight.
DAY 8: VULCANO
Breakfast in hotel and free day to relax. Overnight.
DAY 9: VULCANO
Breakfast in hotel and free day to relax. Overnight.
Breakfast in hotel and check out. Private transfer to Vulcano port and boat to Milazzo. Private ransfer from Milazzo port to airport for your return flight. End of the services.
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