Tour of Sicily, days: 11

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11 days tour

1° day

Arrive a Palermo airport (stop nights 3)
At the airport you will find our driver with a displey with your name written on it. After the meeting he will take you to your hotel.
Check in hotel
Free dinner (possible taxi charged to customers)


2° day - Palermo

Morning guided tour of the city of Palermo At 10.00 am meeting at the hotel reception with the local specialized guide. Our wolking tour in Palermo will start from Palazzo dei Normanni, where you will follow the different stages of its historical urban development.
Along the ax wich crosses ancient Cassaro, we will discover discover some of the footprints of the Phoenician settlement, the Cathedral, the hybrid styles of the San Cataldo and Martorana churces and the artistic masterpieces of the spanish rule.
We will then continue the visit of the famous Opera House Teatro Massimo that profs both the 19 th-century urban renovation and the new season of hopes called Spring of Palermo due to its re-opening in 1997.

Free lunch
We will continue the tour among the narrow steets of some ancied Arabic city markets such as “ Capo” and “ Ballarò” and “Capo”

Shopping and free time in Palermo at 5.30 pm return to the hotel in Palermo.

Free dinner (possible taxi charged to customers)


3° day - Cefalù and Monreale

Morning guided tour of the city of Cefalù and Monreale. At 09.30 am meeting at the hotel reception with the local specialized guide and our driver. Cefalú, a medieval city built on the site of an ancient Sicanian and Greek settlement.
At the center of the village stands the 12th century Norman Cathedral built under the reign of Roger II. The presbytery is covered with beautiful mosaics on a gilded background, displaying a surprising variety of color .and forming an admirable expression of Byzantine art. Your travels through Cefalú will offer numerous photo opportunities. Among them: the imposing beauty of the 14th century mansion known as Osterio Magno or "Great Guest House". This beautifully restored structure was the legendary residence of King Roger II when he visited Cefalú. Then visit the Lavatoio, a 16th century wash-house.

Free lunch

We will continue the tour for Duomo di Monreale, 40 minutes with car. This 12th-century cathedral was designed to the very finest detail, with intricate mosaics covering the walls, ceiling and floor, Romanesque bronze doors, and a well-preserved Byzantine cloister. 

at 5.30 pm return to the hotel in Palermo. Free dinner (possible taxi charged to customers)


4° day - Segesta and Erice

Morning guided tour of the city of Segesta and Erice. At 09.30 am meeting at the hotel reception with the local specialized guide and our driver.
Visit a Segesta. Built in the 5th century B.C., the temple of Segesta with its 36 Colum’s is one of the most beautiful and complete examples of Doric architecture.

We will continue the tour for Erice, 40 minutes with car. Erice is part of the circuit of the most beautiful villages in Italy. The Elymians settled the medieval town of Erice, which was an important religious site associated with the goddess Venus. Free lunch in Erice. Then we drive through the Sea Saltpans of Trapani, where the ancient tradition of harvesting salt from the sea is still practiced and arrive at the hotel where we will stay one night, 05.00 pm.

Reception and room delivery.

Free dinner (possible taxi charged to customers)


5° day - Marsala, Mozia Island, Selinunte

At 9.00 am departure from the hotel to Marsala. From the hotel to Marsala 45 minutes by car. At 10.00 am meeting at Imbarcadero Salina Infersa with the specialized guide, point of embarkation for the island of Mozia At 10.15 am, 10 minute crossing to reach Isola di Mozia.Visit to the island of MOZIA in front of Marsala.

Lunch in a restaurant in the center of Marsala including wines.

At 03.30 pm visit Florio Winery in Marsala with wine tasting.The Florio Cellars, built in 1832 by Vincenzo Florio, are a place where you can not only take a plunge into history but also enter a craft and contemporary world with an intense, unusual and precious soul, where tradition and innovation come together to create a reality with a unique charm.

We will continue the tour for Selinunte, 60 minutes with car. The majestic ruins of Selinunte, the westernmost of the ancient Greek colonies, are found on the southern coast of Sicily (south-east ) between the present-day counties of Campobello and Menfi. The city of Selinos as it was called by the Greeks was once one of the richest and most influential in the world and its ruins are one of the most important archaeological sites in Sicily. It is also very beautiful with its wonderful cliff top position and sea views.

The journey continues to arrive in a hundred minutes in Agrigento. Check in hotel in Agrigento

Free dinner (possible taxi charged to customers)


6° day - Agrigento

Ore 9.45 am Departure from you hotel Visit to the Valley of the Temples meeting with the specialized, recommended guide.

The rediscovery of Akragas began towards the end of the eighteenth century, when the first European travellers reached Sicily, discovering an unexpected and immense artistic, archaeological heritage. In a almost enchanted valley, full of almond trees in bloom, it is the most impressive group of monuments of all of Magna Greece.
The unique charm of this site is in this blend of cultural environment and natural landscape.

After visiting the site we will visit a winery to make a typical Sicilian lunch and a tasting of Sicilian wines.

The journey continues to arrive in Ragusa.

3 nights in this aera of Sicily with a lot of culture, history, beautiful landscapes and noble palaces and with a great and important culture of cooking and the best Sicilian wines. In Ragusa you can do a good 4 hour cooking school in English and after dinner you will have the products made by you at the cooking class products made by you in the cooking class.

Free dinner (possible taxi charged to customers)


7° day - Ragusa

Departure from the hotel in Ragusa at 10,00 am for wolking tour, no driver service but i recommend that you use a local tour guide for a visit to the UNESCO historic center and the noble palaces throughout the morning. Free lunch, I recommend a wonderful experience from the sceff Ciccio Sultano 2 Michelin stars, the Duomo restaurant or a good dinner. Afternoon free for relaxation or live unique experiences. I

n Ragusa it is possible to visit three laboratories: the workshop of the two artists who paint the famous and historical Sicilian Carretti, the ceramic workshop and the gold and ceramic jewelery workshop.

To do these experiences you must ask your driver the day before and he will make a reservation that you do not have to pay.

It is possible to visit an ancient noble palace where today lives the original family of Barone Arezzo di Trifiletti and taste a good Sicilian wine with the Baron. This experience is subject to pay.

At 5.30 pm return to the hotel in Ragusa

Free dinner (possible taxi charged to customers)


8° day - Modica, Scicli, Noto

At 9.45 am

Departure from you hotel. Meeting with the specialized, recommended guide.

Visit to the Modica, Scicli and Noto with transfer to hotel in Syracuse.

From Noto minutes 40 in car for arrive in Siracusa

Check in Hotel – one night

Free dinner (possible taxi charged to customers)


9° day - Siracusa and Ortigia

At 9.45 am

Departure from you hotel. Meeting with the specialized, recommended guide

Visit to the Syracuse aercheologic parck and Ortigia for a visit to the UNESCO historic center.

The Greek Theatre is the greatest example of greek theater of the West. It has the distinction of being almost entirely excavated in the rock. In addition to performances, it was the custom for the ancient Greeks, the theater was used for popular assemblies. After being adapted to games in the imperial era circus, the theater fell into disuse. In the sixteenth century, as well as other classical monuments, was plundered by the Spanish masters of Charles V, who used the good stone has already been cut to build the fortifications of Ortygia.

Free lunch in Ortigia and after departure for Taormina, 2 nights.

Check in Hotel at 6,00 pm – two nights

Free dinner (possible taxi charged to customers)


10° day - Taormina

Departure from the hotel at 10,00 am for wolking tour, no driver service but i recommend that you use a local tour guide for a visit Taormina

Free dinner (possible taxi charged to customers)


11° day - Etna, Catania

Breakfast and check out hotel. Departure for your airport, vacation in Sicily is over. If your flight will be in the afternoon, in the morning we can visit the Etna which is the highest active volcano in Europe and afterwards we can have a lunch in the center of Catania.Etna vulcan Silvestri craters.

Airport of Catania

See you next time in Sicily or in Tuscany or Puglia or the Amalfi Coast.