From April 1st to October 28th departures every Saturday


Day 1 – Saturday: CATANIA (hotel in Catania)

Independent arrival at the hotel in the charming city of Catania (optional private transfer on request). Meet with our tour-leader; dinner and overnight in hotel.

Day 2 – Sunday : SIRACUSA – NOTO (hotel in Catania)

After breakfast in hotel, we will visit Siracusa, the most beautiful and greatest Greek colony in Sicily and a World Heritage Site. The visit will start with the Archaeological Park of Neapolis, with its Greek Theatre, the Roman Amphitheater, the Latomie of Paradise and the Ear of Dionysius. We will continue visiting the splendid Ortigia, a small island which is the historical centre of Siracusa. In Ortigia you will admire the beautiful Cathedral which dominates the square with its authoritative presence. The present façade is a powerful Sicilian-Baroque composition but it gives no hint that this building was once a Doric temple! From Piazza Duomo you will reach a wide terrace on the
waterfront surrounding the famous Arethusa’s Fountain, one of the most famous fresh-water sources of the Greek world. Free time for lunch.
Departure to Noto, the capital of Sicilian baroque, famous for its fine buildings of the early eighteenth century and declared Unesco World Heritage Site. Inspired by Baroque ideals of “open city”, Noto is a rare masterpiece and the most clear example of theatrical tastes in 18th century architecture whose local limestone has been burnt gold by the sun. Noto’s Baroque is in fact a game of elegant curves, floral weaves, perspective views palaces and gardens, capitals and ornaments that adorn the facades of churches and monasteries. We will visit Palazzo Nicolaci Villadorata, beautiful noble residence in Baroque style and once the residence of Don Giacomo Nicolaci, a patron of the arts.
Back to Catania for dinner and overnight in hotel.

Day 3 – Monday: ETNA – TAORMINA (hotel in Catania)

This morning we will leave to visit Etna the highest (c. 3350m) volcano in Europe and one of the largest and most active in the world, nowadays Unesco World Heritage Site. Its regional park protects 59.000 hectares of unique geology, flora and fauna, villages and farms, and traditional methods of forestry, bee-keeping, wine manufacture, stonework and carpentry. We will reach the “Crateri Silvestri”, small volcanic cones now inactive, surrounded by ancient lava flows. The view beyond the mountain’s hundreds of subsidiary cones and craters, can extend across the whole of Sicily , the Aeolian islands and Calabria. The spectacle is unique! Later we will visit a beekeeping
establishment, visit their honey extraction lab, taste homemade honey and typical products of the area. We will proceed to Taormina, charming town renowned for its magnificent position above the sea commanding a celebrated view of Etna! Lunch in a typical restaurant where you will partake in a show-cooking lesson featuring some typical Sicilian cuisine dishes. In the afternoon we will visit
Taormina’s fascinating Greek theatre, and then you will have free time for a nice walk among the picturesque medieval narrow streets and go shopping for local handy crafts (coral jewels, precious laces, ceramics, sweets and much more). The day will end with an overview of the beautiful Riviera dei Ciclopi. Back to our hotel in Catania for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 4 – Tuesday: CATANIA – CEFALU’ (hotel in Palermo)

Today we will visit the historical centre of Catania stated Unesco World Heritage Site, with its original baroque style and its unique streets built with black lava stone. The colour scheme of the city-centre building in fact is black and dark grey, relieved with white limestone details around the doors and windows. The result is extremely elegant! The city still preserves ruins of the Imperial Roman period
despite having been rebuilt after the earthquake of 1693. Catania was the capital of the Kingdom of Sicily under the Aragonese dynasty. The walking tour will start across the “pescheria” (the ancient fish market) to reach the scenic Duomo square with its magnificent Cathedral and the famous “Liotru” statue, antique lava-stone elephant, symbol of the city. Not far from here we will reach the University Square and we will have a walk along the splendid baroque Via dei Crociferi, the most representative 18th century street in Catania, where we will admire the famous S. Benedict Monastery, Unesco World Heritage Site. We will continue walking along the precious historical city centre. Free time for lunch. Transfer to Cefalù, charming medieval town situated at the northern coast of Sicily. We will visit its stunning Norman Dome and you will have free time to stroll through the town or to visit the famous and well-known Mandralisca Museum. We will proceed to Palermo for
our overnight stay. Dinner at the hotel or in a restaurant nearby.

Day 5 – Wednesday: PALERMO

Breakfast in hotel and end of services.
For organizational reasons or due to force majeure the itinerary may be modified


The rates include
Multilingual Tour leader and professional travel guide (English, Italian, Spanish or Portuguese) for the whole tour (from the evening of the 1st day to the evening of the 4th day), local guides or audio-guides where necessary. - Modern and comfortable bus, minibus or minivan for group with less than 15 pax for the whole tour (from the 2nd day to the 4th) - Accommodation in charming 4 stars hotels mostly located in the city centre of the main Sicilian towns. - Visit of the main suggestive Unesco World Heritage Sites: Siracusa, Noto, Catania city centre, Etna, Taormina, Cefalù. - Half board basis (dinner – 3 main courses menu to have a taste of Sicilian cuisine) + 1 lunch on day 3. - Tasting of Sicilian typical products: Etna (day 3): visit of a beekeeping honey company and honey tasting; Taormina (day 3): Sicilian lunch and show-cooking; Catania (day 4): tasting of Sicilian “granita & brioche”.
The rates do not include
Transfers in/out - all lunches except for the one on day 3 - beverages - entrance fees at monuments/museums - city taxes (where compulsory) - tips and extras in general - anything not specified under “The rates include”.
Pre-night in hotel in Catania (in BB): € 72,00 p.p. in double room per night - € 114,00 in single room per night.
Post-night in hotel in Palermo (in BB): € 75,00 p.p. in double room per night - € 135,00 in single room per night.
Transfers from Catania airport to hotel in Catania and vice versa: 1/2 pax € 30,00 each way -€44,00 minivan each way
Transfers from Palermo airport to hotel in Palermo and vice versa: 1/4 pax € 44,00 each way.
Extra fee entrances
(to be confirmed)
Taormina Greek theatre € 10, 00 p.p.;
Noto Palazzo Nicolaci € 4, 00 p.p.;
Siracusa Archeological Park € 10, 00 p.p.;
Siracusa Cathedral € 2, 00 p.p.

DEPARTURE DATES: Saturday - Wednesday
April 01 08 15 22 29
May 06 13 20 27 ----
June 03 10 17 24 ----
July 01 08 15 22 29
August 05 12 19 26 ----
September 02 09 16 23 30
October 07 14 21 28 ----
Hotels carefully selected for their location and design to combine Sicilian tradition with comfort
Arrival Day
On request, it is possible to arrange optional HD private excursions to Acireale or Caltagirone
Departure Day
On request, it is possible to arrange optional HD private excursions to Palermo –Bagheria - Cefalù – S. Vito Lo Capo – Erice – Segesta –Trapani - Selinunte