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With this Historical Tour of Sicily, Immerge yourself in the history of Sicily, and discover with New Travel Services the magnificent art left on the island by the rulers who have conquered Sicily. Discover Sicily ancient temples and fantastic mosaics , among baroque churches and picturesque squares.
During this 8-day tour , with seven overnights , you will visit the island and enjoy its complex history , from the eastern and western shores , from Palermo and Trapani , marked by foreign dominations, and today declared World Heritage sites for the value of Arab âNorman art ,to Catania and Syracuse , where still today you can feel the presence of the old Greek and Roman conquerors, and where the testimony of the Baroque is still alive .
7 Nights / 8 Days
Arrival at the airport, transfer to the hotel. Welcome drink, free dinner and overnight stay.
Martorana Church in Palermo. After breakfast,a visit to the city of Palermo with the Cathedral and the Martorana Church, as well as a panoramic tour of the historic centre. Departure for Monreale where you can visit the Cathedral and the Benedictine Cloister.
After lunch there is some leisure time or the possibility of an optional tour to the Catacombs, Mount Pellegrino (the sacred mountain of Palermo) and the village of Mondello. Dinner and overnight stay.
After a buffet breakfast, departure for Segesta. Visit to the Doric Temple dating back to the V° century B.C.; then we visit Erice, a small and charming medieval town located 750 mt above the sea level.
Break for lunch.
In the afternoon a visit to Selinunte, an ancient Greek colony, and a tour of the archaeological area.
Overnight in Selinunte or Agrigento.
After breakfast a visit to the "Valley of the Temples", including the Temples of Juno, Concordia, Heracles, Zeus and Castor and Pollux.
After this we drive to Piazza Armerina. Break for lunch.
After lunch, a visit to the Roman villa del Casale, famed for its well preserved mosaics dating back to the III°-IV° century A.D.
Continue to Catania. Overnight stay.
After breakfast a visit to Siracusa, the wealthiest of the ancient Greek towns. Visit the archaeological area including the famous "latomie" (quarries) of Paradise and the "Ear of Dyonisos", the Greek Theatre and the Roman Amphitheatre.
We continue by visiting Ortigia island with its famous Cathedral and the Aretusa Fountain.
After a break for lunch, departure for Catania; panoramic tour of the city.
Leisure time. Overnight stay.
Greek Theatre of Taormina. After breakfast, if weather conditions permit, an excursion to Mount Etna, the highest and most active volcano of Europe (1800 mt).
Continuing to Taormina. A visit to the Greek Theatre, and free time for shopping.
Return to Catania. Overnight stay.
After breakfast, departure for Messina, the city of the Straits, only three kilometers away from the Calabrian coast.
We continue to Cefalù where we visit the old town with its imposing Cathedral.
Leisure time. Overnight stay in Palermo.
After breakfast, transfer to the airport.
Private tour. Departures every Friday from Catania and every Monday from Palermo.
The tour can be also purchased as private with daily departures.