THE REGION OF FLAVOURS
DAY 1 Catania
Arrival at Catania airport and tranfers to the hotel. Accommodation. Welcome cocktail, dinner and overnight at
your hotel in Catania.
DAY 2 Catania, Siracusa, Ragusa
After a buffet breakfast, depart to Siracusa, visit the archaeological area including the famous Latomie of the paradise and Dyionisios "Ear". Continue to the island of Ortigia, historical centre of the city. Visit of the Cathedral and Arethuse fountain. Lunch on your own. Depart for Ragusa and visit of the enchanting historical centre "Ibla", with its Baroque stunning palaces and churches. Accommodation, dinner and overnight at Hotel.
DAY 3 Ragusa, Caltagirone, Piazza Armerina, Agrigento
After a buffet breakfast depart to Caltagirone, famous for the production of ceramics and pottery: visit of a ceramics laboratory and opportunity of shopping. Continue to Piazza Armerina and visit the worldwide know Villa Romana del Casale thanks to its well preserved mosaics. Lunch in a typically Sicilian restaurant serving local specialities. Depart to Agrigento and visit the Valley of the Temples. Accommodation and dinner at Hotel. Overnight.
DAY 4 Agrigento, Palermo, Monreale
After a buffet breakfast depart to Palermo. Accommodation at Hotel. Time at leisure and lunch on your own. In the afternoon visit of Monreale: the Cathedral, one of the most beautiful monuments of the world with its Moorish architecture and the Benedictine Cloister in Arab-norman style.
Continue to visit the historical centre of Palermo, one of the largest of Europe ( including the Cathedral, the Palatine Chapel, the Royal Palace). Dinner and overnight at your hotel.
DAY 5 Palermo, Segesta, Erice, Trapani, Palermo
After a buffet breakfast depart to Segesta to admire the famous Doric Temple and Greco-Roman Theatre surrounded by a
suggestive landscape. Continue to the medieval village of Erice placed on the top of a hill overlooking the city of Trapani and the Egadi Islands: walk through its tiny and characteristic street. Lunch on your own. Down to Trapani for a panoramic tour of the salt windmills, still working. Return to Palermo. Dinner in a local restaurant. Overnight at your hotel.
DAY 6 Palermo, Cefalu, Nebrodi Park, Taormina.
After a buffet breakfast depart to Cefalù a former fishing village, now a charming coastal town. Enjoy a walk to the city center and down main streets to reach the Arab-Norman Cathedral and the medieval wash - house built in the rock. Drive through the park of "Nebrodi" and stop for lunch with a typical menu. Continue to Cesaro Randazzo and visit the Etna park from an unusual point of view - the North facing side- surrounded by beautiful landscapes. Arrival in Taormina.
Accommodation, dinner and overnight at Hotel.
DAY 7 Taormina- Etna (optional) - Taormina
After a buffet breakfast, morning at leisure or for those who will be interested, possibly of an optional excursion to the Mount Etna, the highest active volcano in Europe. Weather conditions permitting, across fascinating landscapes, we will reach a height of 1800 metres, where we will enjoy a fantastic panorama of the Ionic Sea. In the afternoon visit to Taormina, the small medieval village called " the pearl of the Ionic Sea". Enjoy time at leisure for shopping or walking through the tiny streets. Possibility to visit the Roman-Greek theatre on your own. In the late afternoon return to the hotel. In the evening be ready for a farewell dinner at your hotel.
DAY 8 Taormina
After breakfast transfer to Catania airport and end of tour.