Agrigento

Provincia d’origine di due grandi autori italiani del XX secolo, Luigi Pirandello e Leonardo Sciascia, Agrigento è una provincia ricca di storia e cultura. Tra le innumerevoli cose da vedere la spettacolare Valle dei Templi, gli scavi archeologici di Eraclea Minoa e di Sant’Angelo Muxaro.

Palermo

La provincia con “il più bel promontorio del mondo”, è quella della Conca d’Oro, quella in cui visse Federico II con la sua Corte e in cui si diffuse la Poetica della Scuola Siciliana, Palermo luogo dove tutto è natura, arte, cultura e storia.

Catania

Catania è una provincia ricca di natura e cultura in cui poter ammirare il maestoso paesaggio del Parco del Monte Etna, le ceramiche di Caltagirone, e il barocco di Militello Val di Catania, e dove poter gustare i pistacchi di Bronte.

Taormina

È uno dei centri turistici internazionali di maggiore rilievo della Sicilia per il suo incantevole paesaggio naturale, le bellezze marine e i suoi monumenti storici.

Cefalù

Cefalù viene citata per la prima volta dallo studioso Diodoro Siculo nel 396 a.C. ma la città si distingue per la sua impronta tipicamente medievale. Partendo da piazza Garibaldi e proseguendo per corso Ruggero fino alla splendida piazza del Duomo già si comincia a gustare l'atmosfera splendidamente intatta di questa perla del mediterraneo.

Siracusa

Pantalica, la Valle d’Anapo, Palazzolo Acreide, Noto, Avola, Vindicari sono soltanto alcuni dei luoghi da visitare in questa bellissima provincia. La città conserva oggi tantissime testimonianze del passato visibili all’interno del parco archeologico e nell’isola di Ortigia, nucleo originario della città.

Ragusa

Ciò che affascina di questa provincia è il ricchissimo patrimonio archeologico (Cava d’Ispica, Monte Cassia, Camarina sono solo alcuni dei siti) ed architettonico (Ragusa Ibla e Modica) Situata a sud dei Monti Iblei tra i corsi dei fiumi Ippari ed Irminio, la città si distingue in due nuclei: Ragusa Superiore e Ragusa Ibla.

Enna

Splendida provincia, conosciuta in tutto il mondo per i mosaici di Piazza Armerina e per il lago di Pergusa, splendido luogo naturalistico in cui, secondo un antico mito, Plutone rapì Proserpina.

Caltanissetta

La “terra dei castelli” è tra le province siciliane quella più lontana dagli itinerari turistici tradizionali, ma è sicuramente un luogo dove poter riscoprire e conoscere le tradizioni e la cultura del passato.

Messina

La provincia delle leggende e dei miti dell’eroe Ulisse, la provincia delle isole Eolie. Situata sulla costa occidentale dello Stretto di Messina, il suo nome più antico è Zancle (termine dorico siculo che significa falce ed è riferito alla forma della penisola di San Ranieri).

 
 

STAY IN SICILY
7 nights in hotel in Taormina Mare with excursions

      
SATURDAY:  ARRIVAL                                
Arrive in Taormina area at any time (*). There are no planned activities so check into our hotel and enjoy the city. At the hotel reception you will find a information brochure. Dinner and overnight in the hotel.
(*) All customers who have booked an individual transport service (at extra charge), will meet our taxi driver at the airport arrivals with a sign displaying their name that will bring them to their hotel.
 
SUNDAY: TIME FOR LEASURE
Today enjoy your free time in the hotel or in the area of Taormina.  Dinner and overnight.
 
 MONDAY: LIPARI & VULCANO (**) 
Breakfast in the hotel and you will leave by bus at 7:00 a.m. from the hotel to Milazzo. From there on by boat to the island of Lipari. Free time for visiting the old town. Sailing around the island we will visit the “Faraglioni” rocks, the “Horse Cave” and the pumice store quarry. Arriving in Vulcano you will have the chance to swim in the warm sulphureous sea water, enjoying the beach. Back to Taormina (at around 7.00 pm). Dinnerand overnight.
(**) In case of bad weather conditions the excursion to Lipari & Vulcano will be replaced with an alternative excursion.
 
TUESDAY: AGRIGENTO & PIAZZA ARMERINA 
Today enjoy your full day excursion to Agrigento and Piazza Armerina.
In the morning visit of Agrigento and guided tour of the Valley of Temples, where you can admire the Temple of Juno, the Temple of Concorde, one of the best preserved doric temples in the whole greek world, the Temple of Ercules and the Temple of Castor and Pollux. Continuation to Piazza Armerina and guided tour of  the Villa Romana del Casale, famous for the most beautiful collection of late-Roman mosaics. Continuation to Taormina beach. Dinnerand overnight.
  
WEDNESDAY: TIME FOR LEISURE  OR OPTIONAL TOUR BY BOAT IN TAORMINA
Today you can spend your time for your leisure or you can buy an optional relaxing excursion: a 2 hous tour by boat in Taormina, in one of the most beautiful areas of the Sicilian coast. One small motorboat will lead you from the wonderful bay of Isola Bella (Natural Reserve) along the coast of Taormina, including the Blue Grotto.. Dinner and overnight in the hotel.
 
THURSDAY: ETNA & TAORMINA 
Excursion to Mt. Etna, the highest peak of Sicily and the most active volcano in Europe. The territory surrounding the vulcan constitutes the “Park of Etna”,  one of the largest protected areas in Italy: You will be astonished about the great variety of vegetation and landscapes that we will meet along the way before arriving at the “ Silvesti Craters” (about 1.900 mt). From here on you will have the option to continue the excursion by jeep. Stop at a local beekeeper to taste quality honey and have a winetasting and to see how he is produced. In the afternoon visit  of Taormina,  situated on a plateau on the slopes of the steeply dropping Monte Tauro, dominating the Ionian coast from Capo Sant’Andrea to Capo Taormina.Possibility, to visit the Greek-Roman theatre, the 2nd largest classical theatre in Sicily. Re-entry in hotel. Dinnerand overnight.
 
FRIDAY: CATANIA AND ORTYGIA ISLAND IN SYRACUSE – Optional: Archeological park in Syracuse
Breakfast in the hotel. Full day excursion. First stop in Catania, that lies on the slopes of the Etna, rich in baroque buildings; visit of the typical fish market and walking tour of the city centre. Proceed to Syracuse, one of the most interesting archaeological sites of the island, in which we will explore the historic centre in Ortigia Island, the most ancient nucleus of the city with its stunning cathedral.  At this point guests can choose to leave the group for individual activities or to take part to the optional guided tour of the archaeological park of Syracuse (€ 30 per person + € 10 entrance fee), including the Roman Amphitheatre, the Greek Theatre, the Ear of Dionysus. Back to the hotel for dinner and overnight.  
 
SATURDAY:   DEPARTURE
Breakfast is provided, but there are no group activities today. (***). You can depart at any time (****). Grazie e arrivederci!
 (***) Rooms must be left before 10:00 am. You can bring your baggage with you or you can leave it in the storage room of your hotel for free. On request and at extra charge, it is possible to keep the room until late afternoon.
 (***) Customers who have booked a transfer to the airport (at extra charge), will meet our taxi driver at the reception of the hotel.
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DEPARTURE DATES:




April             06, 13, 20, 27
May              04, 11, 18, 25   
June             01, 08, 15, 22
August         31        
September   07, 14, 21, 28
October         05, 12, 19

REDUCTIONS:
  • 10% Reduction for client in 3rd bed

OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES:
  • Archaeological park Syracuse:  € 30,00 + € 10,00 entrance fee p.p.
  • Optional excursion trip boat in Taormina: € 25,00 per person (min. 2 pax) and transfer by tax if requested  € 15,00 per way

THE RATE INCLUDES:
  • Air conditioned bus for each excursion
  • 7 Overnights in hotels in standard rooms.
  • 7 dinners
  • Tasting where indicated
  • Excursions: Lipari & Vulcano,  Agrigento & Piazza Armerina, Etna-Taormina and
  • Catania-Syracuse
  • Bilingual guided tour for the excursions as in the program.


THE RATE DOES NOT INCLUDE:
  • City tax
  • Drinks at meals
  • Transfers at arrival and departure
  • Tips to the guide and driver  and Porterages (optional)
  • Personal expenses
  • Entrance fees to museums, monuments and archaeological sites € 45,00
  • Optional excursions
  • Everything is not mentioned in “the rate includes”.


TRANSFERS:
  • Individual Transfer from Catania airport to Hotel in Taormina one way € 90 (max 3 pax per car)    

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