Travel to Sicily
Upon landing in Catania, you will be met by our local representative in the airport, who will escort you to your hotel. As you travel to your hotel, your guide will share some information about the local region, suggest activities for you to enjoy and answer any questions you may have.
This morning visit the towns of Savoca and Forza D'Agrò, the location of many scenes in Francis Ford Coppola’s trilogy, "The Godfather". As your coach travels through the countryside you'll notice old huts & houses made of rocks, wood and bamboo and whatever the land had to offer.
Highlights in Savoca include the Church of San Michele, the Catacombs of the Capuchin Convent and Bar Vitelli, still a functioning establishment, and was featured in the motion picture as the place where Corleone asked Apollonia’s father to meet his daughter.
Your excursion continues onwards to the village of Forza D’Agrò, located on the lower peak of a small mountain, while on the higher peak that overlooks the town are the remains of Norman castle.
This afternoon you will visit Taormina, a charming coastal town just 6km from Giardini Naxos. Explore the colourful maze of narrow streets and terraces and enjoy a guided tour of Taormina’s famous Greek Theatre.
Today you can enjoy a chance to discover Sicily at your own pace. Ask your guide to recommend some places according to your tastes.
Siracuse & Noto
Today you will visit the spellbinding city of Siracuse, whose historic heart is located on the island of Ortigia. Sightseeing highlights include the Arethusa Fountain and Cathedral, as well as the city's UNESCO protected archaeological area, with its Greek Theatre, the Latomie and the spectacular Ear of Dionysius.
Afterwards, visit Noto, capital of the baroque and often called ‘Il Giardino di Pietra’ (the stone garden) for the richness of art that you can find here. Noto became a world heritage site in 2002, thanks also to its spectacular cathedral that we will be able to visit after the long closure for restoration.
Today is another free day to spend at leisure in Sicily. Your guide will be happy to make suggestions of places to see and things to do in the area.
Please Note : Optional Pizza Making Class
Optional half day pizza making class held in a Taormina restaurant to include demonstration and preparation by participants of classic pizza dough & whole wheat flour for bread. Led by an expert pizza chef highlights include rolling and stretching your own pizza dough and learning the secrets of pizza sauce & toppings. At the end of this activity all participants will enjoy their pizzas with a complete meal including bruschetta, soft drinks and local wine. Return transfers from your hotel to the restaurant included. (From €67 per person. This excursion is subject to minimum & maximum numbers)
Etna & Winery
Today you will explore the slopes of the Mount Etna. 1900 metres above sea level, enjoy the panoramic views over the coast and countryside where you can take beautiful photos. On your way back down enjoy a visit to a local wine producer to taste some of their wonderful wines served with some typical Sicilian cheese, salami, olives and bruschetta.
Later this afternoon return to your hotel to enjoy the rest of the day at your own pace You can relax by the sea or visit to nearby Taormina for sightseeing, shopping, etc.
Today you will have the day at leisure to enjoy at your pace.
You will be transferred to the airport with guide assistance for your flight home.