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STUNNING SICILY – 2019  Tour Itinerary Download
The Mystery of History…
15 Day tour
September 2nd – September 16th

DATE   ACTIVITY
Day 1 (Mon 2 Sep)   Siracusa
We begin our tour in Catania’s main Piazza 10:00am. We then head directly to Siracusa. Siracusa is a former ancient Greek city and the home of mathematician Archimedes. We visit 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.
Day 2 (Tues 3 Sep)   Siracusa
Day at leisure to explore the city. Boat tour around Ortigia is optional.
Day 3 (Wed 4 Sep)   Taormina
Taormina is a 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 4 (Thu 5 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 5 (Fri 6 Sep)   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 Archeological Museum.
Day 6 (Sat 7 Sep)   Lipari
Day at leisure to wander the charming streets of the Marina Corta. Tour & swim of the islands of Lipari & Salina is optional.
Day 7 (Sun 8 Sep)   Lipari
Day at leisure to explore Lipari or take the opportunity to island hop.
Day 8 (Mon 9 Sep)   CefalùThis 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 9 (Tues 10 Sep)   Cefalù
Opportunity to explore this seaside resort further. Swim, relax along the coastline of this beautiful town.
Day 10 (Wed 11 Sep)   Monreale / Palermo
Today we visit the town of Monreale, renowned for its stunning Norman cathedral, a masterpiece of mosaic art. Following our visit to Monreale we head down to Palermo. 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 11 (Thu 12 Sep)   Palermo
Day at leisure to discover other treasures in this port city.
Day 12 (Fri 13 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 13 (Sat 14 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 14 (Sun 15 Sep)   Palermo
We return to Palermo. Celebratory Final Dinner in Hotel.
Day 15 (Mon 16 Sep)   Palermo
End of tour after breakfast.


PRICE: $3700

Land content only. Price includes bed and breakfast accommodation, all internal transfers and English-speaking art guide. Please contact: Marisa Spiller or Bruno Spiller