Sicily movie tour

From € 642.00

Between oscar awards and beautiful Sicily

Sicily has a great connection with Hollywood, With our movie tour you will discover where great Oscar-winning films have been shot while also enjoying the authentic Sicilianinty between Palermo's markets and the majestic Etna dominating the sovereign

     Highlight

  • Fnd out where great films have been filmed

  • Majestic Etna

  • Roman villa in piazza Armerina

  • Temple valley in Agrigento

  • Unesco Heritage

  • Famous Street food tasting

  • Etna Honey tasting

  • Visit Bar Vitelli

  • We will see some typical markets

PALERMO - MONREALE - CEFALÙ - CASTELBUONO - CORLEONE - PRIZZI - AGRIGENTO - ETNA - TAORMINA - SIRACUSE

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Program:

Day 1: Palermo City center
Arrival in Palermo Reception by the Guide at the airport and driving towards the center of the city. A small orientation tour through the main streets gives us the first impression of this unique and surprising city.
Then drive to the hotel for the room. Before dinner, your RL will inform you about the trip with a welcome drink and discuss the schedule for the next day. Dinner and overnight


Day 2: Palermo - Monreale
In the morning you will see all the sights of the lively port city of Palermo, such as the Cathedral and the Cappella Palatina in the Norman Palace and the filming slots of movies ("The Godfather Part 3" a & a to know) How about a snack in the typical markets ??: stroll with us through one of the Historic Markets of Palermo, Vucciria, Ballarò o. Capo, which after "FORBES" is the capital of street food in Italy and defined among the 5 most important in the world. Here you can try to your heart's content optional, Pane e Panelle, Arancini and other specialties. Afterwards drive to Monreale, you will be amazed by the cathedral with its splendid Byzantine mosaics. Since 2015 UNESCO world culture like the other Arabic - Norman monuments of the city. In the late afternoon reception and tea with Prince Lampedusa with a tour of the palace and the library (film "The Leopard" by Luchino Visconti) with dinner in the palace.


Day 3: The grip on the stars
Drive over Cefalù- Castelbuono through the Madonie Park to Gangi: There u.a. Giuseppe Tornatore "The man who makes the stars" and Wim Wenders "Lisbon Story". In Gangi reception with Mayor Ferandello. From Gangi to Petralia Sottana, Petralia Soprana, and Polizzi Generosa with reception at the mayor. In the late afternoon we drive back to Palermo. Dinner and overnight


Day 4: The Oscar up close
Today it is called Kofferpacken and from the south in the park of the Sicani mountains to Corleone whose name by the trilogy of Francis Ford Coppola gain world fame. In fact, this journey through breathtaking landscapes and exciting places, a delight of the senses, so you could summarize this day in a few words. Drive to Corleone (AL Pacino's father comes from Corleone) and Prizzi, one of the oldest places in Sicily ("The Honor of Prizzis" by John Huston). Continue to Palazzo Adriano (here Tornatore turned the market place and cinema scenes of "Cinema Paradiso"). Afterwards visit the Eremo in Santo Stefano di Quisquina of St. Rosalia. Overnight in Cammarata, tonight you will be served a typical dinner with local specialties.


Day 5: Valley of the Temples in Agrigento and Piazza Armerina
Here you will visit the world cultural city, Agrigento the Akragas of the Greeks who described Pindar as the "most beautiful city of the mortals". You take a long walk through the Valley of the Temples and see, among other things. Hera, Concordia, Zeus, Castor and Pollux temples and the Temple of Heracles, which will seduce you into the mythical city of antiquity. Lunch break at the sea then continue to Piazza Armerina. Here you will visit the Roman Villa del Casale, which presumably served as the luxurious country house of a member of the Roman aristocracy, which in turn is a World Heritage Site of the first order. The floors of the 40 rooms are covered with almost completely preserved mosaics, covering a total area of ​​about 3,000 square meters. Dinner and overnight in the Etna area


Day 6: Etna - Syracuse
Well, how about a sunrise on Mount Etna? You drive through lemon and orange plantations with unique landscape panoramas to the largest active volcano in Europe, the Etna. The journey takes you to the "Silvestri crater" at about 2,000 m. Height. From here optional with the cable car at 2,600 m. or jeeps up to approx. 3,000 m. to arrive (price approx. € 65.00). Numerous are the hiking trails to explore here. Then on to Syracuse, the largest and most powerful city of the Greek era. Here you first visit the archaeological area, see the "Latomie del Paradiso" and the Seiler Grotto, as well as the ear of Dionisus, the theater, the sacrificial altar of Hieron and the Roman amphitheater. Continue to Ortigia, here you will see the old town of Syracuse and take a walk to the Arethusa Spring, the Duomo and the Temple of Apollo. Dinner at the hotel in room Etna


Day 7: Savoca - Taormina
In the morning to Savoca (Here Francis Ford Coppola turned "The Godfather"). Then drive to Taormina with sightseeing and others. the Greek Theater Lunch break and shopping then drive from Taormina to Palermo
Dinner in a restaurant within walking distance of hotel and overnight.

Day 8:  transfer to the airport

8 days

Min 6 partecipants max 24

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  • Albaincoming care

  • 7 nights in good hotels 3 or 4 *

  • Accommodation in double room standard with bath or shower / WC / TV / hair dryer /

  • City Tax

  • 7 X half board (extended breakfast + 3 course dinner without drinks).

  • 1 Etna wine tasting with 3 D.O.C. wines

  • Taxes and tour operators Liability insurance

     

  • NOT INCLUDED
     

  • Extra meals

  • General extras

  • Everything was not included in the price
     

  • Single room supplement € 80.00

Bookable Extras

  • before and after extension

  • premium rooms

  • Visit to a cheese factory in Cammarata

  • on the Madonie Park

  • Lunchtime snack including wine tasting in Cammarata

  • Visit a pastry shop in Castelbuono with tasting of sweets

  • Specialties and local liqueur

  • Sicilian Finger Food (Panelle, arancini, sfincioni)
    through the streets in Palermo

  • Visit to a winery in Palermo

  • Lunch snack in a market

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