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Durata: 6 giorni, From Palermo to Catania



Self arrival in hotel in Palermo. Meeting with our tour leader; dinner in hotel or in a restaurant nearby and overnight
After breakfast in hotel, the morning will be spent visiting the capital of Sicily, one of the richest towns in the island for its history and art. We will visit the Cathedral, the Palazzo dei Normanni, the Quattro Canti, the Martorana Church, the Teatro Massimo Opera House and the fountain in Pretoria Square, adorned with sculptures. We will proceed to Monreale to visit its huge Norman Cathedral, proclaimed the Eighth Wonder of the World, and its splendid Cloister. Free time for lunch. In the afternoon we will reach the top of Mount Pellegrino, where you will be stunned by a charming view of Palermo. Transfer to Marsala for dinner and overnight in hotel.
Breakfast in hotel and departure to Erice, a small medieval village of ancient Greek origins, situated on a little hill (Mount St Giuliano), where it is possible to enjoy a fantastic view on the Egadi Islands. We will proceed to Marsala along the Salt Road: on the way you will see the nice Island of Mothia (situated at the centre of a large lagoon in Marsala, known today as 'Stagnone'), and the famous Salines and windmills all - over the coast between Trapani and Marsala. Free time for lunch. Stop in marsala to taste the typical wine, appreciated also by Giuseppe Garibaldi during its landing in 1860. Proceed to Selinunte to visit the largest Archaeological Park in whole Mediterranean: surrounded by a splendid landscape near the African Sea, we will walk among the rests of the ancient Greek city. Transfer to Agrigento. Accommodation in hotel, dinner and overnight.
Breakfast in hotel and visit of the Valley of the Temples. It is a complex of temples and old city walls that remain from the ancient city of Akragas. In varying states of ruin, the temples give a tantalising glimpse of what must truly have been one of the most luxurious cities in Magna Graecia. Free time for lunch. Departure to Ragusa and visit of the historic al centre (Ibla), with its Cathedral , situated in the beautiful square of the Dome. Proceed to Modica where, besides visiting the Church of San Peter you may taste the delicious chocolat e, typical of this city, produced with an ancient and original Aztec recipe. Dinner and overnight in hotel in Modica
After breakfast in hotel we will reach Noto, the capital of Sicilian baroque, famous for its fine buildings of the early eighteenth century and declared UNESCO World Heritage Site. Depa rture to Siracusa, the most beautiful and greatest Greek colony in Sicily. Free time for lunch. In the afternoon the visit will start with the Archaeological Park of Neapolis, with its Greek T heatre, the Roman Amphitheatre, the Latomie of Paradise and the Dyonisios "Ear"; it will continue with the visit of Ortigia, a small island which is the historical centre of Siracusa. In Ortigia you will admire the beautiful Cathedral and the famous Arethusa 's Fountain. Transfer to Catania for dinner and overnight in hotel.
Breakfast in hotel and end of services

The price included

Transport service for the whole tour (from the 2nd day to the 5th ), driver escort/tour leader for the whole tour (from the evening of the 1st day to the evening of the 5th day),half board (dinner), local guides or audio-guides where necessary,tasting of typical products in Marsala (on the 3rd day), chocolate tasting in Modica (on the 4 th day), 1 food surprise

The price not included

transfers in/out, all lunches, beverages ,entrance tickets to Monuments /museums, city taxes (where compulsory), tips and extras in general, anything not specified under "The rates include".