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An important Greek and Roman city, Modica had its heyday in the 14th century when, as the personal fiefdom of the Chiaramonte family, it was one of the most powerful cities in Sicily.

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$1048.76 Private & Custom Tours

Private Modica Tour and Chocolate Factory Visit from Catania

Visit a town whose architecture has been recognised as providing outstanding testimony to the exuberant genius and final flowering of Baroque art in Europe and is part of UNESCO Heritage Sites in Italy. In fact, with its steeply stacked medieval centre and spectacular baroque cathedral, Modica is one of southern Sicily's most atmospheric towns.But Modica is also more than this. As you might know, the town is famous all over the world for a more 'delicious' reason, represented by its extraordinary and unique production of the chocolate of Modica.Through this tour led by an expert guide you'll visit Modica, its most important monuments and attraction and you will learn about its fascinating history. The tour will then continue with a visit inside a real chocolate factory: there you will have the chance to discover the techniques leading to the production of an amazing quality of chocolate. You will end your visit with an exclusive tasting of different varieties of chocolate. 

$149.82 Tours & Sightseeing

Ragusa and Modica Day Trip from Syracuse Including Lunch

The Tour will start from our meeting point located in Syracuse city center, where the driver will pick you up. You will reach Ragusa in approximately 1 hour and half. Ragusa is situated in the Iblean mountains and, together with Modica, it is part of the Unesco Heritage sites in Sicily. The main economy of the area revolves around dairy cheese and agricultural products like olives, carobs, legumes and grains. Upon arrival you will walk through the historical town of Ragusa Ibla that highlights the wide array of Baroque architecture in Sicily, including several stunning palaces and churches. Light lunch in a local trattoria based on typical Sicilian food is included in the tour.In the afternoon, a short drive will take you to Modica, a small village famous for chocolate. Modica's chocolate is still made the same way the ancient Aztecs made chocolate in Mexico and its tradition dates back to the 16th century. The technique was brought over by the Spaniards who in turn learned about it in what is now Mexico. Later, the driver will drive you back to Syracuse.The tour will be operated with minimum 4 people and maximum 25 people. From 1 to 8 people it will be operated with air conditioned vehicles and English speaking driver. From 9 to 25 people it will be operated with more air conditioned vehicles or by air conditioned coach and English speaking tour leader.

$97.96 Day Trips & Excursions

Montalbano TV Show Locations Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Faro di Punta Secca, Punta Secca, Santa Croce Camerina, Province of Ragusa, SicilyMontalbano's houseDuration: 1 hourStop At: Castello di Donnafugata, Donnafugata, Province of Ragusa, SicilyIt depending the time, we can see only the facade or also the interiorDuration: 1 hourStop At: Centro Storico di Ragusa Ibla, Islands of Sicily, SicilyThe other locations in the townDuration: 1 hourStop At: Modica Visitor Center, Modica, Province of Ragusa, SicilyA brief tour of the center and a chocolate tastingDuration: 1 hourStop At: Scicli, Scicli, Province of Ragusa, SicilyPolice stationDuration: 2 hours

$1668.79 Multi-day & Extended Tours

South of Sicily Tour from Catania for 8 days

1st day: Arrival in Catania by your own car, accommodation in your hotel, encounter with the guide, dinner, evening walk in the city centre, and overnight stay2nd day: Etna, Catania and Riviera dei Ciclopi: pick up from your hotel you will head for Rifugio Sapienza where you can choose one of the following options: Trekking up to 2000 m; Etna high altitude option; Etna quad tour. The excursion will continue with the visit of a lava cave with helmets and torches. Then in Zafferana you can taste typical products. The day will continue with the visit of Catania, Riviera dei Ciclopi and then Acicastello. You will return to your hotel in Catania, for dinner and for the night, around 7:00 pm.3rd day: Siracusa, Ortigia and Noto: The excursion will begin with the visit to the Archaeological park of Neapolis. You will then continue by visiting the Ortigia Island, the heart of Syracuse. After lunch (not included in the price), you will head for Noto, a unique town for its Sicilian Baroque style. You will return to your hotel in Catania, for dinner and for the night, around 7:00 pm.4th day: Ragusa, Scicli and Modica (visit of the Montalbano places)  you will depart by bus to Ragusa. You will visit the ancient part of the city, Ragusa Ibla. The day continues with the visit of Modica, also known as the “city of a hundred churches”. Last stop will be Scicli, another little gem of Sicilian baroque, with many churches that are worth a visit. You will return to your hotel in Catania for dinner and for the night.5th day: Agrigento and Valley of Temples you will depart to Agrigento for a guided tour of the Valley of Temples, one of the most important and spectacular archaeological parks in the world. You will also visit the old town of Agrigento, where you can admire real treasures. You will return to your hotel in Palermo for dinner and for the night.6th day: Palermo and Monreale you will dedicate the day to discover Palermo with a guide. Free time for lunch. In the afternoon you will go to Monreale for the guided tour of the Cathedral. You will return to your hotel in Palermo, for dinner and for the night, around 7:00 pm.7th day: Piazza Armerina and Caltagirone you will depart by bus to Piazza Armerina and visit the beautiful Villa Romana del Casale. Free time for lunch. In the afternoon you will visit Caltagirone, the Sicilian pottery capital. You will also visit the famous staircase of Santa Maria del Monte, completely covered in Caltagirone majolica. You will return to your hotel in Catania, for dinner and for the night.8th day: After breakfast at your hotel the tour will end.

$1953.46 Multi-day & Extended Tours

8 Days Small Group Sicily Food & Wine Lovers Tour

Day 1. Arrival and transfer to Your special hotel in Taormina  Your driver will pick you up in Catania airport and take you to your hotel in Taormina.  Private Taormina Lifestyle & Gourmet Walking Tour Your local guide will meet you in the lobby of your hotel. Tour includes two foodie stops. First in typical bottega for cheeses, salumi, bread, olives and wine tasting. Second in small pastry bar for tasting of typical sicilian sweets, liquors and coffee. Overnight in Taormina  Day 2. Taormina Cooking Class & Lunch in typical trattoria Visit of Taormina’s Food Market. Select products for your class and learn culinary secrets how to prepare and cook homemade pasta and bread plus several fish and vegetables dishes in a traditional Sicilian style enjoying Your lunch. Overnight in Taormina Day 3. Etna Countryside Food&Wine Lovers Tour Pick up in hotel and transfer to Mt. Etna. Visit a well-known winery for wine and olive tasting. Then a picturesque farmhouse for Organic light lunch with seasonal products. Your tour will finish in local pastry bar with tasting of sicilian ‘dolce’ and liquors. Overnight in Taormina Day 4. Noto Walking Tour with Lunch and transfer to Syracuse Meet your private driver in the lobby and move to magnificent Noto. Enjoy an easy walk with local guide in town of UNESCO heritage – a jewel of baroque. Taste a famous Modica chocolate. After tour visit a family taverna for your fresh lunch. Overnight in Syracuse Day 5. Ortigia  Food & Wine Walking Tour Your local guide will meet you at Ortigia city centre for Food&Wine Walking Tour. Enjoy this tour and taste fresh fish, typical Sicilian appetizers, homemade Sicilian pastries, Wine and liquors in three different food venues. Eat and drink as locals do. Overnight in Syracuse  Day 6. Syracuse Winery Tours and Transfer to PalermoBe picked by your private driver and start the day with visit of ancient Winery located in Syracuse countryside, have a guided visit of the cellars and enjoy a light lunch with local organic products and wine tasting in magnificent courtyard. After lunch continue to drive to Palermo. Overnight in Palermo Day 7. Private Palermo StreetFood Walking Tour  Sample the best of Sicilian streetfood. Led by a local expert guide visit Vucciria and Mercato del Capo outdoor markets. Pass through Palermo old town and most important highlights listening the stories of your guide. After tour enjoy free evening in Palermo. Day 8. Transfer to Palermo Airport

$991.13 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Community Sailing from Malta to Sicily and Back Again!

We include you into planning each days itinerary. We are true to a real sailing spirit and plan together with the wind, weather and you! Therefore, please just treat the below itinerary as a general idea. We will customize it to meet your crew wishes and the current weather. Only the mad ones sail against the wind!Day 1, VALLETTA: The world famous fortified capital is our stating point. We provision the yacht, take in this fascinating city and set sail!Day 2, COMINO: Comino is the little sister island of Malta and Gozo.  Comino is especially famous for its ‘Blue Lagoon’ Day 3, DWEJRA: We will take a swim in the Inland Sea (a salt water lagoon connected to the sea by a narrow cave opening), and walk back to our boat anchored safely behind the ‘Fungus Rock’. Day 4, RAGUSA: After our night crossing to Sicily, we shall take the whole day to ourselves on land, rest, go for a walk and gelato, then if we wish we may take a transport to Ragusa and spend the afternoon and evening strolling in the historic district of Ibla.Day 5,  MODICA: We may also take a trip to the neighbouring town of Modica, another sublime example of Sicilian Baroque. The town has made a speciality of a distinctive chocolate which is said to be inspired by an old Aztec recipe. We can go for a tasting session! We can then have a digestive walk up the 250 steps to the St George cathedral, listed as part of the UNESCO World Heritage, and marvel at the sundial embedded in the cathedral floor.Day 6, PORTOPALO: The village of Portopalo di Capo Passero marks the South-Eastern tip of Sicily, and therefore could be an ideal starting point for our return journey, or the other way round depending on the wind. A pleasant and old fishing town, it has many great beaches where we can relax before the night crossing to Malta. Why not take a walk to the Castle Tafuri?Day 7, MARSAXLOKK: a colourful harbour filled with the blues, yellows and greens of the many traditional Maltese fishing boats (Luzzu). The design of the Luzzu may date back to Phoenician times, and possibly as a legacy, they are often painted with a pair of eyes on their bow. Marsaxlokk is the main traditional fishing harbour in Malta, and is famous for its Sunday morning fish market.Day 8, VALLETTA: is the day to say goodbye. All the miles sailed, coasts visited, skills gained and time shared with others will make you bond and build relationships. Cherish these, keep in touch. See you another time!