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Gastronomic Tour of Sicily

Gastronomic Tour of Sicily

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7 Nights / 8 Days

Day 1: Catania

Upon arrival at the airport of Catania transfer to Taormina.

Day 2: Etna and Taormina

Greek Theatre of Taormina. After breakfast, departure for Mount Etna, the highest volcano in Europe and “the forges” of the god Hephaistos.
Arrival at the cable car station (5.700 feet). Depending on the weather conditions, possibility of taking a walk across the cold lava flow.
Break for lunch.
In the afternoon we will drive to Taormina, “the pearl of Sicily”, where you will visit at our suggestion the Greek-Roman theatre; time for shopping.
Dinner and overnight stay.

Day 3: Siracusa / Catania

After breakfast departure to Siracusa, the wealthiest of the ancient Greek towns.
Visit at our suggestion to the archeological area including the famous latomie (quarry) of Paradise and the “Ear of Dyonisos”, the Greek Theatre and the Roman Amphitheatre.
The visit continues on Ortigia island with its famous Cathedral and the Aretusa Fountain.
Break for lunch.
In the afternoon departure for Catania; panoramic tour of the city.
Leisure time.
Overnight stay.

Day 4: Alcantara Valley Cooking Course

After breakfast, we will drive to the Alcantara Valley for a cooking lesson.
A walk takes us to the market where we'll purchase fresh fruit, vegetables and all the ingredients for the cooking course.
Back to the hotel in the afternoon.

Day 5: Piazza Armerina and Agrigento

After breakfast departure to Piazza Armerina to visit at our suggestion the Roman villa del Casale, famed for its well- preserved mosaics dating back to the III°-IV° century A.D.
Break for lunch.
In the afternoon departure for Agrigento to visit at our suggestion the Valley of the Temples including the Temples of Juno, Concordia, Heracles, Zeus and Castor and Pollux.
Back to the hotel.

Day 6: Palermo / Monreale

Martorana Church in Palermo. Departure to Palermo.
Visit  at our suggestion the Cathedral and the Martorana church. Then continue to Monreale to visit the marvellous Cathedral and the Benedictine Cloister.
Break for lunch.
In the afternoon an optional tour to the “Capo” market, Mount Pellegrino and Mondello - the summer resort of Palermo.
Overnight stay in Palermo.

Day 7: Segesta / Erice

Today you will visit one of the most spectacular Doric temples from the 5th Century BC, perfectly preserved.
Break for lunch.
In the afternoon you will visit the medieval town of Erice where we will taste the famous marzipan.
Dinner and overnight stay.

Day 8: Palermo

After breakfast, transfer to the airport.

 

 

Conditions

Tour Dates:

Private tour. Departures every Friday from Catania and every Monday from Palermo.
The tour can be also purchased as private with daily departures.

Price included:

  • Touring by air-conditioned deluxe motorcoach, van or limo
  • English-speaking Driver
  • Local guides are provided in Palermo, Agrigento, Siracusa
  • Cooking Lesson

Price not included:

  • Airfare
  • Meals
  • Optional trip insurance
  • Transfers from airport to Palermo or Catania Hotel
  • Fees to the archeological area or monuments
  • Tips to local guides, motorcoach driver or driver/escort
  • All not specified in "Price included"
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