The Best of Sicily
Sicily encapsulates drama; the bated fury of Etna and Stromboli, the beautiful evening glow on ancient buildings, bustling markets, fiery but endlessly kind and generous locals all collide with delicious food and extraordinary vistas to create a special destination you won't ever want to leave.
Day 1: Palermo Transfer from the airport to your hotel in the historic centre of Palermo , close to Teatro Politeama.
Day 2: Palermo Tour the historic city, capital of ancient Sicily. Colonized by the Phoenicians, Sicily boasts a rich 3,000 years of history.
Day 3: Monreale & Cefalu Monreale is famous for its XII Century cathedral decorated with Byzantine mosaics. Cefalu is considered one of the most beautiful villages in Italy.
Day 4: Palermo > Giare The day is dedicated to Greek temples of Agrigento and the Archaeological Park at Selinunte, the two largest archaeological areas of the Mediterranean .
Day 5: Giare > Ragusa Visit Villa Romana del Casale and Donna Fugata Castle before heading to the baroque town of Ragusa.
Day 6: Ragusa > Noto > Siracusa Visit Noto, a UNESCO World Heritage site visiting the Roman Villa Del Tellaro en route with its mosaic floors adorned with geometric designs, hunting scenes, erotic scenes and a story taken from Homer's Iliad: Achilles delivering the body of Hector to Priam,
Day 7: Siracusa At leisure. Perhaps visit the "Neapolis": the Greek Theatre, Grotto and the Roman Amphitheatre before making your way across to Ortigia Island, the most ancient part of the city.
Day 8: Siracusa > Taormina Transfer to Taormina. At leisure to perhaps visit of the Greek-Roman Theatre , or the historic centre. Optional : excursion to Mount Etna . the highest active volcano in Europe.
Day 9 Taormina Transfer to Catania airport
• Private tailor made journey • 8 nights 4 star accommodation • Private transfers and excursions by car and English speaking driver • Half day guided visit in Palermo • Half day guided visit of the Valley of Temples • 8 breakfasts
Pricing (per person) $NZD