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Giovanni Arena - Private Guide in Taormina

 Member Since 2009 

Tour of Sicily

Culture and History tour in Taormina

Tour Price : EURO 1150,00 Duration : 8 DAYS Languages: Italian, English

Tour with regular departure 8 Days

EVERY FRIDAY FROM CATANIA Available from November 2009 until the 24th of October 2010 Sicily, the land of the Greek myth, scenery of encounter among great civilizations which created art treasures that are unique all over the world.

FRIDAY: ARRIVAL IN CATANIA Arrival in Catania and self transfer to the hotel. In the evening dinner and overnight in hotel.

SATURDAY: CEFALÙ – PALERMO After breakfast meeting with Our assistance at Hotel for a little briefing about general information on the itinerary and departure for Cefalù to visit the Norman Dome, rich in Byzantine mosaics. Lunch at local restaurant. We will continue our tour to Palermo. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

SUNDAY: PALERMO - MONREALE Breakfast at the hotel; morning visit of the Capital of Sicily, one of the richest town in the island for history and art. We will visit the Cathedral, “Palazzo dei Normanni” with its “Palatina” Chapel, the “Quattro Canti”, the Opera House, the Pretoria Square. We will continue to Monreale to admire the Cathedral with its splendid 12th century mosaics, and the cloister of the Benedectine monastery with Moorish architecture. In the evening back to Palermo for dinner and overnight stay in hotel.

MONDAY: SELINUNTE – ERICE - AGRIGENTO Breakfast at the hotel; full day will be dedicated to the visit of the beautiful area of Trapani, with its vineyards famous all around the world; we will visit the fascinating Erice, a small medieval village of ancient Greek origin, situated on a little hill, where it will be possible to enjoy a fantastic view on the Egadi Islands and have a nice taste of its typical almonds biscuits. Tour in Rome. In the afternoon we will continue with the visit of the archaeological park of Selinunte, the largest in the Mediterranean area. In the late afternoon we will reach Agrigento; accommodation at hotel, dinner and overnight.

TUESDAY: AGRIGENTO – PIAZZA ARMERINA – RIVIERA DEI CICLOPI Breakfast at the hotel; in the morning we will visit the wonderful “Valle dei Templi”. Concordia Temple, Ercules Temple, Giunone Temple and Castore and Polluce Temples represent the most beautiful example of the Greek Civilization in Sicily. We will continue to Piazza Armerina, in the heart of Sicily, where we will visit “Villa Romana del Casale”, famous for its fantastic mosaics. Lunch at a local restaurant. We will continue to the east cost of Sicily to visit Acicastello, a small fishing village with its Norman Castle, built of black lava stone, nestled atop a rocky spur on the sea; Acitrezza, the fishing village where Verga set his Novel I Malavoglia, dominated on the seaward side by the Rocks of the Cyclops, a treacherous pointed mass of black lava rising up from the crystal-like waters. Accommodation in hotel, dinner and overnight.

WEDNESDAY: ETNA - TAORMINA Breakfast at the hotel; morning dedicated to a fantastic excursion to Mount Etna, the highest active volcano in Europe. Across fascinating landscapes, we will reach a height of 2000 metres, where we will enjoy a fantastic panorama of the Ionic Sea. Visit of a cellar to taste typical Sicilian wines and products. In the afternoon free time in Taormina, the small medieval village called “the pearl of the Ionic Sea”, famous for its typical small streets and his fascinating Greek theatre. After dinner at hotel nice walk in Acireale downtown tasting typical Sicilian icecream.

HURSDAY: SIRACUSA - CATANIA Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning excursion to Siracusa, the most beautiful Greek colony of Sicily. We will visit the famous “Fontana Aretusa”, and the archaeological area with its marvellous theatre and “Orecchio di Dionisio”. After lunch in Ortigia, the small baroque island, old city centre of Siracusa, the tour will go on with the visit of Catania, the town known for its original baroque style and for its streets built with black lava stone from mount Etna. Excursion with private guide in Rome. Walking tour through Via Etnea, the Baroque street “Via Crociferi”, the 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. Visit of Catania by night and dinner in a typical Sicilian restaurant. Return to the hotel and overnight.

FRIDAY: DEPARTURE FROM CATANIA Breakfast at the hotel and departure. End of services.

Additional information

Tour information:
Tour Price: EURO 1150,00
Duration: 8 DAYS
Languages: Italian, English
Tour package includes:
Airport Transfer :NO
Hotel pick-up:YES
Drop-off :YES
Tour Transportation (car, van, limo, boat, etc…):NO
Food and Drinks :NO
Other services (fees apply):
Attraction tickets (concerts, theater, museum, circus...) :NO
Translation services :NO
Reservations (hotels, restaurants, airline) :NO
Visa support :NO
Additional information:
This tour must be booked at least 7 days in advance of your travel date :YES
Tour groups must include a minimum of 2 passengers :YES
Tour prices are flexible and based on your requirements :YES
This Tour is Kid Friendly :YES