Eastern Sicily – 5 days
May 19 – June 23 – July 14 – August 25 – September 15 – October 20
DAY 1: ARRIVAL TO CATANIA
After your landing in Catania, you will be fascinated by Etna’s majesty and its gentle slopes that descend to the sea.
Welcome appetizer, dinner and overnight in your farm-house located in Etna’s Eastern area, where a spectacular view on the oriental coast of our Island can be enjoyed.
Transfer to your accommodation included.
DAY 2: ETNA - TAORMINA
For the landscapes’ lovers, an early wake up will offer the view of a breathless sunrise which lights up the Towns of the oriental coast, Riposto, Giarre and Taormina.
The morning will be dedicated at the discovering of the Mount Etna, the biggest lava giant in Europe (3.343 mt high). Arrived at about 2000 mt, you’ll enjoy a fabulous view on the whole Island and then you’ll reach the Sylvester’s Craters, where there will be the opportunity to start an interesting excursion up to 3.000 mt with cableway and 4×4 jeep.
Lunch-tasting with different local wines and typical Sicilian dishes such as cheeses, olives and sausages.
On to Taormina, our most popular medieval city called also “the pearl of the Ionian Sea”, famous for its small streets and its marvelous Greek-Roman Theatre.
Then, spare time for free dinner and return to your accommodation for overnight.
DAY 3: SYRACUSE - CATANIA
In the morning, excursion to Syracuse, the most beautiful Greek colony in Sicily. You will visit the famous Aretusa Fountain, and the Archaeological Area with is marvelous theatre and the “Dionysius’s ear”.
Then, your guide will escort you through Ortigia, the old baroque city center where you’ll have time for free lunch in the old market, famous for the presence of many dairies.
In the afternoon, drive back for the visit of Catania, known for its original baroque style and for its streets built with black lava stones deriving from Mount Etna. Walking tour through Via Etnea, the baroque street Via Crociferi, Piazza Duomo with the Cathedral and the “Liotru” statue symbol of the city, the Roman Amphitheatre, the Opera House, the University, and the noble Palace of Biscari.
Dinner in a typical restaurant.
Return to your accommodation and overnight.
DAY 4: ETNA - CYCLOPS’ RIVIERA
Etna offers many different interesting activities. After breakfast, free morning at your disposal. You may decide on your own what to do. Tell us your desires and we’ll be happy to realize’em! What are we talking about?
Relax and walks through the woods, trekking on the Etna’s paths, excursions into lava flowing caves, Mountain Bike or 4×4 jeep trails, horseback riding or donkey rides, Adventures Parks, paragliding and typical tasting.
Lunch in your accommodation in “arrusti e mangia” style, typical lunch that takes place in a family environment with some appetizers, legumes, grilled meat, bread, local wine and dessert.
After lunch, the tour continues along the the Cyclops’ Riviera for the visit of Acireale, Acitrezza, Aci Castello.
Spare time for free dinner. Overnight
DAY 5: ETNA – CATANIA – END OF SERVICES
After breakfast end of our services.
At the end of the tour you will receive a nice souvenir !
- Transportation and driver/guide from DAY 1 to DAY 4 as specified;
- Accommodation in Farm-house;
- Half board as indicated, with 1/2 mineral water ed 1/4 vine p.p.;
- VAT and local taxes.
- Entrance fees;
- Any tourist taxes;
- Local guides*;
- Transfers to the airports last day;
- All not mentioned in “services included”.
* Possibility of guide services in different languages as supplement.