Jul,13 2018

An amazing tour: “7 days in Sicily”

This island is a mix of traditions, people, products, history and landscapes, where the melody of the sea makes Sicily the land of sun and passions.

In this tour it’s possible to visit the island in only 7 days in which you will see the beauties of the island.

DAY 1 - CATANIA

catania

Arriving in Catania by airport or port and we will move to a farmhouse or wine resort to have lunch. After we will visit the city of Catania. For dinner we will have an appetizer and we will go in hotel.

 

DAY 2 - ETNA AND TAORMINA

taormina

The day 2, we will go to Etna, the queen of eastern Sicily. After breakfast, we will begin our journey headed to the Rifugio Sapienza, stopping in front of the Crateri Silvestri at elevation of 1800 m. In the characteristics lodges in this area, we will go shopping and later on we will be able to have lunch. In the afternoon we will reach Taormina; walking along Corso Umberto, we will visit the Greek theatre, Palazzo Corvaia and the Odeon, admiring during the walk the beutiful seascape. After we will move to Noto at agriturismo to have dinner and stay overnight.

 

DAY 3 - SIRACUSA AND NOTO

noto

The day 3, we will visit Siracusa. We will see its famous Greek theatre, the Roman amphiteathre and the Orecchio di Dionisio. Along the route to Ortigia, white stones alleys will accompany us. We will visit the cathedral, the fountain of Arethusa and all the major monuments of the area. Then we will move to Noto, world heritage site and baroque jewel, and we will visit the church of Santa Chiara, the cathedral of Saint Nicolò, Palazzo Ducezio, Nicolaci street with its beautiful balconies, the Fountain of Hercules, the Municipal theatre, and all other monuments. Along the main street we can taste some of the sicilian culinary sweet delights: cannoli or granita.

 

DAY 4 - PIAZZA ARMERINA AND VALLE DEI TEMPLI

agrigento

The day 4, we will go to Piazza Armerina in which we can see the colours of the roman mosaics of the Villa del casale and after we will visit the Valley of temples in Agrigento. You will surely be amazed by the majesty of the Temple of Juno, the Temple of Harmony, the Temple of Hercules, the Temple of Zeus and the Temple of Castor and Pollux. The true beauty of this place will be during the night tour just before the return of the city to overnight stay.

 

DAY 5 - SELINUNTE AND ERICE

selinunte

The 5 day, we will go to Selinunte, the largest archaeological park in Europe, in which we will visit the Acropolis and then we will reach the sealt road between Marsala and Trapani. In the beautiful landscape of Monte Cofano and the Egadi island will reach the historic town of Erice.

 

DAY 6 - PALERMO AND MONREALE

palermo

The day 6, we will go to Palermo the capital of Sicily, in which any invasion have mixed the peculiarities of each culture. We will visit the Cathedral, the Palatine Chapel, the square of Shame, and the church of Santa Maria dell’Ammiraglio. Just few kilometers away from Palermo, we will arrive in Monreale, a small town known in the world for its spectacular cathedral where its mosaic are embedded in a gold background and near the cathedral its beautiful cloister.

 

DAY 7 - CEFALÙ

cefalù

The last day we will reach Cefalù, with its high cliff is situated on the northern coast of Sicily. We will see its Cathedral with two lateral towers of Norman origin, containing rich mosaics set on gold background.

 

For more information visit the seven days tour in Sicily offered by Handy Sicily