JEWELS OF SICILY

 

Then will be in front of you the beautiful beaches of the Trinacria, island where it grazes the flock of the Sun..
(Humerus, Odyssey)

TOURS-PERLE SICILIA 2

Day 1 Monday : Palermo

Meet the rest of the participants at your hotel. Dinner. Overnight at hotel.

Day 2 Tuesday: Palermo- Monreale- (Erice)-Palermo

Buffet breakfast at your hotel. In the morning, departure to Monreale and enjoy the visit of the Cathedral famous for its mosaics as well as the Benedictine cloister. In the morning visit keeps on with the Sicilian Capital wich includes the Palatine Chapel in the Royal Palace, Palermo's Cathedral as well as a panoramic city tour. Lunch at hotel. Afternoon at leisure or possibility to participate to an optional excursion to Erice, small medieval village in the Trapani's province  or to SICILIA OUTLET VILLAGE, shopping mall with the best Italy brands, located in Dittaino near Enna (to be paid locally. Will be operated with a minimum of participants). Dinner. Overnight at your hotel.

Day 3 Wednesday : Palermo –  Segesta – Marsala - Selinunte  with lunch at a local farmhouse - Agrigento

TOURS-PERLE SICILIA 250Buffet breakfast at your hotel. Departure to Segesta to visit the Doric temple surrounded by a splendid landscape. Continue to Marsala and enjoy a panoramic visit of this small city famous for its wine. Continue to Selinunte where  we will be enjoying a special lunch at a local farmhouse including an oil tasting famous in the area. In the afternoon  free visit at leisure to the archaeological area. After the visit, depart to Agrigento. Dinner. Overnight at hotel.

Day 4 Thursday : Agrigento – Piazza Armerina -  Catania

Buffet breakfast at your hotel and experience the visit of the Valley of the Temples where we will be able to admire the best preserved temples in the whole Magna Grecia. Depart to Piazza Armerina, lunch at a local restaurant  and visit the Villa romana del Casale famous for its more than 3500 sqm meters of well preserved mosaics. Departure to Catania, where we will stop at a bar in old town for a taste of a typical dessert and enjoy a panoramic visit of the second biggest city in Sicily. Catania is known for its historical palaces built with lava stone. Dinner. Overnight at hotel.

Day 5 Friday: Catania - Siracusa with lunch at a local restaurant – Noto - Catania

Buffet breakfast at your hotel. Departure to Syracuse and enjoy a guided tour of this venerable city highlights the Archaeological Park, Greek Theater, Latomia del Paradiso and Cave of Dyonisius' Ear. Lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon continue to Noto to admire the Cathedral wich has been renovated after many years. Back to Catania. Dinner. Overnight at hotel.

Day 6 Saturday: Catania– Etna with lunch at a local farmhouse– Taormina - Catania

Buffet breakfast at hotel and meteorological conditions permitting, excursion to Mount Etna, the highest active volcano in Europe (3345 mt).The bus will bring us up to the "Rifugio Sapienza" 1800 m. Visit of the extinguished Craters of Mounts Silvestri. Wonderful variety of fauna and flora and  moony landscapes can be seen on the way. The special ambient created during the centuries under nature, culture and history is inimitable all over the world. We will proceed to a farmhouse where we will taste the most special sicilian dishes. Continuation to Taormina: pretty and romantic town on the Mount Tauro (204 mt). Spare time to visit (by your own)  the famous Greek Theatre with a splendid view of the Mount Etna and the Ionian sea or to do shopping and to stroll through the picturesque lanes of the city centre. Back to Catania. Dinner. Overnight at hotel.

Day 7 Sunday : Catania – Messina–  Cefalù with lunch at a local restaurant - Palermo

Buffet breakfast at hotel and depart to Messina for a panoramic visit of the city including some beautiful views on the Straight which separates Sicily from the mainland. Continue to Cefalù.  Lunch at a local restaurant. Cefalù is a splendid fishermen's village and seaside resort. Visit of the huge Norman Cathedral, founded in 1131 by Roger II and of the Medieval Lavatory. Time at leisure to stroll through the narrow lanes of the historic centre full of shops and restaurants. Continue to Palermo. Dinner. Overnight to the hotel.

Day 8 Monday : Palermo

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