10 Days in sicily

Palermo, Monreale, Segesta, Erice, Cefalù, Agrigento, Piazza Armerina, Ragusa Ibla, Scicli, Modica, Noto, Syracuse and Taormina.

1st Day. Arrive at Palermo, Punta Raisi Airport, meet your driver and transfer to a hotel . Today you have free time to relax. Night in Palermo.

2nd Day. You personal driver or also a local guide arrives at your hotel on day two for a full day of sightseeing. Spend the morning with a visit to the Palatine Chapel, the Church of San Giovanni degli Eremiti, the Cathedral of Palermo, and the Capuchin Catacombs. After lunch, follow your guide to Piazza Pretoria, La Martorana and San Cataldo, the back streets of the medieval center, and the Quattro Canti. For people interested in the life of the original Palermitani we will also recommend a stroll in one of the local markets and historic Palermo (they are 3 and these are their names: U Capo – A Vucciria – Ballarò -). Here you see the real life of the people not rich every day in Palermo. This walk is not ideal for people who are shocked to see poor people, people with a high volume of voice sell their goods and expose meat and fish in the streets between the people walking. Night in Palermo.

3nd Day. You personal driver arrives at your hotel on day two third a full day of sightseeing. Spend the morning with a visit to the Monreale where you can visit the cathedral and its beautiful cloister. Continue to the Doric temple of Segesta, set in an atmosphere of poetic isolation, plus a stop in the nearby Greek theater. Arrive in Erice at 2,500 feet above sea level to take pleasure in one of Italy’s most beautiful towns and spectacular views. We strongly advise you to hire a local guide in places like Erice and Segesta. Night in Palermo.

4nd Day. Transfer on day four to Agrigento. 1st stop for the Tyrrhenian coast to the lovely seaside town of Cefalu. Wind your way through the medieval walkways to the sun drenched main piazza and visit its wonderful 13th-century Norman cathedral. Transfer to Agrigento. Visit with local guide of the Temples Valley of Agrigento.Once a flourishing Greek settlement, the remains of a string of Doric temples has kept the classical world alive within the beauty of a still valley of wild thyme, fennel, silvery olive groves and almond blossoms. Night in Agrigento.

5nd Day. Transfer on day four to Ragusa Ibla and stop for a visit to Piazza Armerina. Meet your local guide for a tour of the ancient archeological complex of Villa Romana Del Casale and the world’s best preserved Roman mosaics. Arrive at your hotel on of Ragusa Ibla. Night in Ragusa Ibla.

6nd Day. You personal local guide arrives at your hotel for a full day of sightseeing. In Ragusa Ibla the are the wide array of Baroque architecture in Sicily. The visit the old part of Ragusa Ibla capital of Province, Ragusa offers with its historical center of Ibla a panoramic view which is difficult to find nowadays. In fact, walking around tiny streets till Cathedral Square is like a dive into the past… The city symbol is the S. Giorgio portal next to the beautiful Iblei garden. ( Ragusa have 18 site Unesco monuments ). After lunch your driver, I still recommend a local guide accompanies you to visit the Castle Donnafugata for the visit. After visiting the castle of Baron Corrado Arezzo, go to the beach of Marina di Ragusa for the tasting of the famous Sicilian Granita. Night in Ragusa Ibla.

7nd Day. You personal local guide and you driver arrives at your hotel on half day for a full day of sightseeing. To visit Modica and Scicli. Officially announced in 2002, UNESCO, in Budapest, at the end of a long work session, put the area of the Val di Noto in the World Heritage List (UNESCO Heritage List). The three cities in the Val di Noto, located in the Province of Ragusa in the south-east of Sicily, included in the list of World Heritage Sites, and that will bring one of the “decorations” world’s most sought after and appreciated by visitors are: Ragusa , Modica and Scicli. Were rebuilt after 1693, in the same place or near the towns existing at the time of the earthquake of that year. They represent a considerable collective undertaking, successfully brought to a high level of architectural and artistic fulfillment. Keep within the late Baroque, they also describe particular innovations in urban planning and construction of cities. “ Night in Ragusa Ibla.

8nd Day. Your personal driver arrive at your hotel at 09.00 in the morning for the trasfer from Ragusa to Taormina.La first stop on this trip is to visit the ancient city of Noto. A walk in the streets of the historic center to visit the Nicolaci Palace, the Palace and the Diocesan Cathedral. The journey continues to visit the Greek city of Syracuse and it starts with a visit to the Archaeological Park and the greek theater. In the afternoon we will do a free walk through the center of Ortigia, walking the medieval streets to get to Piazza Archimede, the Temple of Apollo and visit the Museo Bellomo. Evening at leisure and overnight in Syracuse. Night in Taormina. 9nd Day. Meet your Tour escort or tour guide local for a stroll along Corso Umberto . Continue to the Giardini Publici, one of Italy’s most beautiful parks, offering spectacular views of Mount Etna. Finish your walk at Taormina’s extraordinary Greek theater. After lunch free time, perhaps a funicular ride to Taormina’s beach or to the village of Castelmola, high above Taormina. Night in Taormina. 10nd Day. Your last day in Sicily. Transfer to the airport of Catania. If your flight is departing after 12.00 in the morning, I suggest you make a short visit to the mountain of the volcano Etna.

 
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