Why I love Sicily
“Decades after my first visit, I still find Sicily one of the world's most captivating places. Among the island's innumerable charms, here are a few personal favourites: the ever-present scent of lemon trees, the purity of dawn light on terracotta walls, the colourful decrepitude of Palermo's markets, the drama of Stromboli erupting against a darkening sky, the sense that history lurks always just around the next...” Read More
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Best of Sicily
If the first thing that comes to mind when you hear “Sicily” is "The Godfather” we’re here to expand your horizons. Sicily is a very different Italian experience, and we're excited to introduce it to you – everything from UNESCO Heritage sites and stunning cathedrals to the majestic Mt Etna. This trip moves at a good pace but still gives you the perfect mix of fun activities and free time – and incredible cuisine, of course. Find out why Sicily is one of Italy’s true hidden gems.
7-Day Highlights Tour of Sicily
This small-size tour explores Sicily's highlights in a group of maximum 10 people. Destinations included in this tour: Catania, Etna, Taormina, Siracusa, Noto, Piazza Armerina, Agrigento, Selinunte, Erice, Palermo, Monreale, Cefalù. Arrival Catania - Departure Palermo. The tour includes the following must-see spots : Palatina Chapel (Palermo) – Valley of Temples by night (Agrigento) – Sicilian cookies tasting (Erice), Granita or Cannolo (Noto) – Historical center and Seaview (Cefalù) – Greek ruins with seaview (Selinunte), 3 Dinners with Sicilian specialty
4-Night Western Sicily Tour from Palermo: Segesta, Marsala, Monreale and Corleone
See the best of western Sicily on a 4-night tour filled with interesting history, beautiful scenery and traditional Sicilian food and culture. Staying overnight at a first-class hotel in Palermo, take day trips to Segesta, Marsala, Monreale and Corleone for guided tours and activities. Visit Palermo Cathedral and the Royal Palace of Palermo, admire the ancient Temple of Segesta, and visit the Monreale Cathedral complex. Break up your sightseeing with a wine tasting in Marsala, a Sicilian cooking class and a presentation on Sicily’s intriguing Mafia history in Corleone, where it all began.
5-Day Eastern Sicily Tour from Palermo to Taormina: Mt Etna, Syracuse and Agrigento
Starting in Palermo and ending in Taormina, this 5-day tour shows you the best of eastern Sicily. Immerse yourself in Sicilian history, culture and food as you travel to Taormina, Syracuse and Mount Etna for guided tours and activities. Enjoy sweeping views from Mt Etna, explore ancient Greek and Roman sites in Syracuse, see locations where 'The Godfather' was filmed, and admire several spectacular temples in Agrigento’s UNESCO World Heritage-listed Valley of the Temples.
7-Day Sicily Bike Tour of the Baroque Hill Towns Standard accomodation-BB or 2 star hotels
A quite enjoyable 7-day bike tour through the southeast of Sicily, tailored to your own rhythm and your interests. You will pass through the Val di Noto, where most of the towns, after destruction during the earthquake of 1693, have been completely rebuilt in unique Sicilian Baroque style, and which has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2003.
8-Day Independent Mt Etna and Taormina Bike Tour
A striking bike tour along the Etna foothills and along the national park. This journey will take you through ancient towns, pervaded by history and myths, on the tracks of ancient savors and exquisite wines. It is of medium difficulty and will allow you to visit Taormina, pearl of the Ionian coast, the medieval towns of Randazzo and Castiglione, and the baroque city Acireale. You will see some of the most important Sicilian nature reserves: the Etna National Park, the park of the Alcantara valley and the nature reserve "Forre Laviche del Simeto".