Sicilia classica

Classic tour From Catania

from € 598.00

Your journey at a glance

An eventful history left behind in Sicily a wealth of monuments of great art historical importance. Greek temples, Roman villas Baroque buildings and unique churches from the Middle Ages, you will experience these trips. However, she also wants to offer the imposing nature Sicily has to offer, such as the smoking Etna, the orange groves, the lemon plantations and the fascinating hinterland of Agrigento with its mythical character.

     Highlight

  • Wonderfull Taormina

  • The imposing Etna

  • The Sicilian Barock

  • the fascinating cathedral of Monreale

  • The great valley of the temples of Agrigento

CATANIA - ETNA -  SIRACUSA - TAORMINA - AGRIGENTO - PIAZZA ARMERINA - SELINUNTE - ERICE - SEGESTA

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Program:

01. day: Welcome in Sicily

Arrival at the Catania airport Transfer to the booked hotel in Syracuse area. Dinner and overnight.
 
02. day: Excursion Syracuse
After breakfast, visit the beautifully located former Greek city of Siracusa. It also includes the peninsula Ortigia, the so-called "quail island" and the actual old town, which is connected by a bridge to the mainland. During a long walk you will see u.a. the Arethusa Spring and the former Temple of Athena, which was turned into a cathedral. The Greek theater and the Roman amphitheater in the archaeological park testify to the cultural heyday, the museum, the catacombs and the Castello Eurialo complete an eventful day. 
 
03. day: Piazza Armerina - Agrigento 
Drive to Piazza Armerina where you will find the Roman Villa del Casale, another UNESCO World Heritage Site, which was opened to the public in 2014 in a new look. Visiting the Villa Casale, the floors of the 40 rooms are covered with very well-preserved mosaics, which will cover a total area of ​​approximately 3,000 square meters will delight you. Continuing to Agrigento UNESCO declared in 1997 the archaeological sites of Agrigento a World Heritage Site, saying "that Akragas was one of the largest ancient cities in the Mediterranean, and has been preserved in exceptional condition. Its magnificent array of Doric temples is one of the outstanding monuments of Greek art and culture. Tour of the filling Mythical Valley of the Temples, which Pindar described as "the most beautiful city of the mortals". If you wish you can visit the archeological museum San Nicola Church, Ekklesia and then Via Athenea. Dinner and overnight in Agrigento.
 
04. day: Selinunte - Segesta - Erice
Drive to Selinunte and tour the largest archaeological area in Europe. You can see the temples on the east hill, which are named after the letters of the alphabet. Next to the Acropolis, which in addition to numerous renovations of urban architecture has very interesting architectural treasures such. B. a hip bath from the 7th century. v. Chr. Or the first spiral staircase in history so far. Continue to Segesta and visit the theater and the temple. It is one of the best preserved Doric temples in Sicily, due to its isolated position. This temple was probably built by Elymern around 430/420 BC. Erected on a hill just outside the city, in a dominant position opposite the surroundings. Continue to Erice. On a limestone cliff at 571 m altitude rises the mythical "Eryx", today Erike. When walking through the narrow streets of the old town, you will always be surrounded by the atmosphere of bygone centuries. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Palermo area.

05. day: The Monumental Cathedrals 
After breakfast, drive up to the lovely hill country of Palermo and visit the Monreale Cathedral "The most beautiful church in the world". The architecture of the basilica is a masterpiece of Norman-Siculian church architecture. Wherever the view may fall, in the niches, the sides of the sanctuary, the ships, everywhere you see mosaics with acts of sacred history. The magnificent cloister gives the guest such an impression of grace that one would like to stay indefinitely. Then drive to the old town of Palermo, here you see the imposing cathedral, which has always been the historic center of the city since its foundation, but also the entire island: Here, the kings of the Normans and the Hohen Staufer were crowned and rested the deceased in their imperial tombs. Then visit the "Cappella Palatina" in the Norman Palace, the "most perfect work of Christian art". The walls of the arcades and the vaults are covered with golden mosaics and provide luminous representations of the Bible, the saints and the life of Jesus Christ. In the afternoon, visit the Sanctuary of Saint Rosalia on Monte Pellegrino. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
 
06. day: Excursion Cefalù 
After breakfast drive to Cefalù, the nice medieval town on the north side of the island. Here you visit the Norman Cathedral as well as the Arabian carwash. Then free time to stroll through the beautiful streets of the city and shopping.

07. day: Etna - Taormina
Today you drive through lemon groves, vineyards, chestnut forests and barren lava fields up to about 1900 m to the Silvestri craters of Etna. Opportunity for a walk in the middle of the frozen lava masses. Optionally, the summit of Mount Etna can be reached by cable car and jeep (up to 2900 M. Price € 64.00 pp) The afternoon is dedicated to the idyllic Taormina on a terrace of Monte Tauro. You will visit the Greco-Roman Theater in an exposed location overlooking the blue sea and Mount Etna. Afterwards, there is time for a leisurely stroll through the picturesque old town with the Palazzo Corvaia and over the Corso Umberto. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

 

08. day: Arrivederci Sicilia 
Depending on departure transfer to Catania airport.

8 days

Min 16 partecipants

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      INCLUDED​

  • Coaches (Gran Turismo)

  • Rides According to tender.

  • Timely compliance with the statutory travel times.

  • Accommodation and meals for drivers

  • City Tax in all accommodations

  • German speaking tour guides for the tour.

  • Overnight and meals for tour guides

  • Local guides in Palermo - Monreale and on demand

  • Middle class hotel 3 or 4 national category

  • Welcome drink

  • 7 x half board

  • 3 nights in Taormina - Etna.

  • 2 nights in room Agrigento

  • 2 nights in Palermo area

  • VAT, margins and other taxes as well as social security contributions.

  • Tour Operator Liability Insurance with Europ Assistance.

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    NOT INCLUDED
     

  • Extras in general

  • Everything was not included in the price
     

  • Single room supplement € 80.00

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