CHARME TOUR OF SICILY-FLY-&-Drive-8D/7N

8 Days

Overview

CHARME TOUR OF SICILY-FLY-&-Drive-8D/7N

Departure Dates:

Dates through April ’24 – October ’24

Itinerary

Arrival at the airport, pick up your car and drive to the hotel. Free time at leisure to discover the city and its shopping main street Corso Italia, via Monfalcone, via Etna, Corso Sicilia and via Umberto or take a guided visit to the historical centre of Catania and the market fish. Accommodation at hotel in Catania area and overnight at hotel.

After breakfast, departure to discover the beauties of the highest volcano in Europe, with possibility to do excursions by walk, 4×4 and quad. Not to be missed is a stroll on the main street of Taormina for shopping.

We do recommend an aperitif in one of the many lounge bars of the town. Return to the hotel and overnight.

After breakfast, departure to Taormina, the small medieval village called “the pearl of the Ionian Sea”. Through
a walk in town, you will visit the most important monuments and you will live the typical atmosphere of this
town. The tour proceeds to Palermo. Along the way we suggest a stop in Castelbuono, a beautiful mountain
village with its castle of Ventimiglia and the famous patisserie “Fiasconaro” where you could taste tipycal
products as Cannolo Siciliano or cassata. In alternative you can visit Cefalù, typical fisherman village with a
beautiful Cathedral. Arrive in Palermo, accommodation at hotel and overnight.

After breakfast, visit of Palermo, considered the cultural and economic centre among the Mediterranean Sea and Europe. The route begins with the visit to the market of “Ballarò”, by definition the market of the town of Palermo. Visit of the Cathedral, Palazzo dei Normanni and visit of the Palatina Chapel and its splendid byzantine mosaics. We suggest a visit to Monreale at 7 km from Palermo to visit the magnificent Norman cathedral that attracts every year a million visitors. It is one hundred meters long, it has splendid apses decorated to blind arches, the Cathedral of Monreale reveals its sumptuosity in its interior, with it is amazing
walls covered by stupendous golden mosaics. Back to the hotel and overnight.

After breakfast departure to Erice, settled on the top of Monte San Giuliano, in a splendid panoramic position
above Trapani and in silence among the clouds. The old city centre is typically medieval, made of small squares,
narrow streets with beautiful flourished gardens. You will find a suburb animated by shops of typical craft:
elegantly decorated ceramics, carpets, and the traditional sweet with almonds and dried fruito. Here you’ll
meet the famous Maria Grammatico, that will show you as she yet prepares her pastries. We suggest to taste
the different types of sweets: almond pastry, pistachio pastry, orange pastry. In the afternoon the tour
proceeds to Segesta, Archaeological Park, dominated by the mass of the elegant doric temple, settled in
splendid position, among sweet ocher and red hills. Arrival in Agrigento, accommodation at hotel and
overnight.

After breakfast, visit the Valley of the Temples, the most sublime testimony of the Greek civilization in Sicily.
At the end of the visit departure to Ragusa and Modica, the first rich in Baroque and the second, famous for
the delicious chocolate. Accommodation at hotel in Ragusa or Noto area and overnight.

After breakfast, departure to Noto, one of the most beautiful cities in Sicily renowned for the harmony and
unity of its Baroque style and today declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Proceed to Siracusa to visit
the most beautiful Greek colony of Sicily. Visit of the archaeological park of the Neapolis, including the famous
Latomie of the Paradise, the Greek Theatre (its cavea is one of the largest ever built by the ancient Greeks and
still in use today for classical representations), the Roman Amphitheatre and the Ear of Dyonisyus (an artificial
limestone quarry named by the painter Caravaggio). Visit the island of Ortigia, the small baroque old city centre
of Siracusa, built by the Aragonians: here you can admire the Cathedral and the “Fontana Aretusa”, where the
papyrus still grows abundantly. Accommodation at hotel in Catania area and overnight.

After breakfast, drive to airport, drop off your car and Arrivederci!!

Includes:

  • Day 1-8: Car rental – Category B like Fiat Panda Manual, or similar including pick up and
    drop-off at Catania airport – Unlimited mileage
  • Third-party liability insurance
  • Airport fees and road tax
  • Additional driver
  • Young (19/24 yo)
  • One way in the same area (e.g. Catania/Palermo)
  • Gold coverage insurance: it eliminates the excess for damages on glasses and tyres,
    including damage to the roof and to the underside of the vehicle

Excludes:

  • Drinks at meals
  • entrance tickets if not differently specified
  • Tips
  • City tax (compulsory to be paid at hotel)
  • Baby seat – GPS – Wi-Fi – One way in different region in the mainland – One way Mainland / Island or vv starting
    from Additional – insurance plans as per price list
  • Everything not mentioned in “Rates include”/li>
  • City tax compulsory to be paid at hotel.

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