* Italy – Sicile Delights & Discoveries
8 days / 1.245 km coach tour Sicily
April, May, June, July, August, September
Reference : 14B091
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Any time , Sicily has fueled desires : Greeks, Romans, Arabs and Normans left their footprints through the architecture, convention and cuisine. A discovery in Sicily along with the scents and flavors in local: pasta and risotto with squid ink, swordfish or tuna, drizzled with Sicilian aoc “the Mamertino “, candied fruit and pastries at the marzipan …
Arrival at Palermo. Welcome by your guide. Dinner and accommodation in Palermo’s region .
D2 Palermo and Monreale (130 km)
Visit the Sicilian capital : the cathedral, the Martorana church, the Norman Palace and Palatine Chapel … Lunch. Mounted Monreale Cathedral to admire the Cathedral with its mosaics of Arab-Norman style, which is gilded by the fine gold and Benedictine cloister. Road to Marsala surrounded by salt evaporation pond and windmills. Dinner and accommodation in Marsala region
D3 Marsala, Selinunte, Agrigento (150 km)
Panoramic tour of Marsala, which is famours of wine but its unknown history will be discovered by you. Stop at a winery with tasting. Departure for Selinunte . Lunch ” Fisherman “. Visit the archaeological site: its temples, fortifications and the Punic city. Continue to Agrigento. Dinner. Optional evening excursion ” Valley of Temples’ Illuminations.” Accommodation in Agrigento region.
D4 Valley of the Temples and Villa Casale (250 km)
Visit the famous the Valley of Temples in Agrigento : Juno , Concord , Jupiter, and the Dioscuri. Lunch ” Gourmand ” where you taste the ” della Casa “, which is the purest Sicilian culinary tradition. Road to Piazza Armerina. Visit the famous Casale’s roman villa and its mosaics art. Dinner. Accommodation in Taormina region .
D5 Syracuse and Catania (240 km)
Depature to Syracuse. Visit Ortygia byland with the Arethusa fountain and its papyrus’ bouquets, the dome and the Senate’s palace. Continue to Neapolis. Visit the archaeological park : the Greek ruins , the Roman amphitheater, the Latomies vast quarries and the particular shaped caves as the Ear of Dionysus. Lunch. Road to Catania. Leisure time for shopping around. Dinner. Accommodation.
D6 Volcano Etna and Taormina (175 km)
Departure for the Etna volcano. Mount till to an altitude of 1.800m. Visit extinct craters of Silvestri Mountains . Optional guided ascent on jeep up to 2.900m, or visit a citrus grove located on the slopes of Etna. Lunch. Visit Taormina, in its flourishing shops street and Greek Theatre. Dinner. Accommodation.
D7 Cefalù and Madonie Park (300 km)
Departure for the Madonie Park . Visit the village of Castelbuono, admittedly for its Ventimiglia castle, the Ste Anne and Matrix Vecchia chapel. Lunch ” Terroir ” hosted by a folk group. Continue to Cefalu visit its famous norman dome, the Medieval Lavatoio and Palermo. End of guide’s services. Dinner and Accommodation in Palermo region.
Coach tour Sicilia :
Full board in 3* hotels
Group leader during 7days
Guided visit: Palerme, Sélinonte, Agrigente, Syracuse,Taormine
Single room (7n): 161€
Valley of Temples’ Illuminations : +58€
Recommended tour — citrus grove: 19 €
Per day and each bus
Syracuse: € 40 Parkingin fee in Piazza Armerina € 3, in Taormina 100 € (for 3h), in Monreale 65€ , in Erice 50€