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STUNNING SICILY – 2020  Tour Itinerary Download
The Mystery of History…
15 Day tour
August 31st – September 14th

Day 1 (Mon 31 Aug)   Palermo
Meet and greet at the hotel 9am. The capital of Sicily is a big, bustling metropolis boasting wonderful architecture such as the 12th century Cathedral and the neo-classical Teatro Massimo. Take time to visit the Palazzo dei Normanni which dates back to the 9th century and enjoy the Cappella Palatina with its Byzantine mosaics.
Day 2 (Tues 1 Sep)   Palermo
After breakfast, we head to Monreale, renowned for its stunning Norman cathedral, a masterpiece of Byzantine mosaic art. Return to Palermo. Afternoon at leisure.
Day 3 (Wed 2 Sep)   Castellammare del Golfo via Segesta and Erice
Before arriving at Castellamare del Golfo on the west coast of Sicily, we visit the remarkable and significant ancient city of Segesta with its well-preserved Greek temple and theatre carved out of the hillside. Then, we take our Coach to reach the mediaeval town of Erice perched on top of the mountain overlooking Trapani. Absolutely breathtaking views.
Day 4 (Thu 3 Sep)   Castellammare del Golfo
Day to explore this pretty coastal town dominated by the fortress on the gulf that gives this town its name. Take a swim in the Tyrrhenian Sea or use the Hotel Pool.
Day 5 (Fri 4 Sep)   Cefalù
This characteristic coastal town is famous for its magnificent and dominant Norman cathedral begun in 1131. Above the city are the remains of the Temple of Diana dating back to 4th – 2nd century BC.
Day 6 (Sat 5 Sep)   Cefalù
Opportunity to explore this seaside resort further. Swim, relax along the coastline of this beautiful town.
Day 7 (Sun 6 Sep)   Lipari
We head to the Port of Milazzo in order to take the hydrofoil to Lipari. Lipari is the main centre of this beautiful archipelago known as the Aeolian Islands. It is a popular seaside venue boasting excellent local dishes. Visit the Castello surrounded by its 16th century Spanish walls and discover the renowned Aeolian Archaeological Museum. Dinner included.
Day 8 (Mon 7 Sep)   LipariDay at leisure to wander the charming streets of the Marina Corta. Tour & swim of the islands of Lipari & Salina is optional. Dinner included.
Day 9 (Tues 8 Sep)   Lipari
Day at leisure to explore Lipari or take the opportunity to island hop. The Island of Vulcano is popular with its mud-baths and unique setting. Dinner included.
Day 10 (Wed 9 Sep)   Taormina
We depart Lipari and head to Taormina - the main jewel in Sicily’s crown. Visit the beautiful Greek Theatre with its stunning views, have a coffee and gelato in Piazza Belvedere or stroll the buzzy streets and laneways of this beautiful city.
Day 11 (Thu 10 Sep)   Taormina
Take the cable-car down to the beach of Isola Bella, hike to the Castello di Taormina or sit quietly in the Villa Comunale taking in the spectacular views.
Day 12 (Fri 11 Sep)   Siracusa / Ortigia
We leave Taormina and head south to Siracusa, a former ancient Greek city and the home of mathematician Archimedes. We visit & stay on the island of Ortigia which boasts a beautiful Baroque piazza and Cathedral. The nearby Archeological Park Neapolis is the site of the Roman Amphitheatre, the Greek Theatre and the cave known as the Ear of Dionysus. Boat tour around Ortigia is optional.
Day 13 (Sat 12 Sep)   Siracusa / Ortigia
Visit Siracusa’s bustling Open Market where you can purchase fresh foods and other local produce.
Day 14 (Sun 13 Sep)   Catania
We leave Siracusa and complete our Tour in the city of Catania. Celebratory Final Dinner in Hotel.
Day 15 (Mon 14 Sep)   Catania
End of tour after breakfast.

PRICE: $3990

Land content only. Price includes bed and breakfast + 3 Dinners, twin-share accommodation and all internal transfers. Please contact: Marisa Spiller or Bruno Spiller