Arrivals in airport. Pick up from your private English speaking driver and transfer in hotel. In the afternoon visit to the historical centre, part of the UNESCO World Heritage for the baroque treasure. Return in Hotel. Overnight
Breakfast and departures to Etna, the highest active volcano in Europe (3.350m OSL), also part of the UNESCO world Heritage. We will stop at 2.000m OSL by the Sapienza Refuge where you can visit Silvestri crater. This is inactive from 1888. Some activity has been registered more recently. The breathtaking view will let you admire one of the most unique panoramas in the entire world. In the afternoon departure to Taormina where we will visit the Greek-Romans Theatre and its characteristic natural live backstage on Naxos coastline. You will have some free time to enjoy the town and the little street of the medieval historical centre. In the evening to return in hotel.
Breakfast in Hotel and departure to Siracusa. Visit of Archaeological Park of the “polis” (Greek Theatre, Roman Amphitheatre and Dionisio’s ear). We will than go to the historical centre of Ortigia where you will be enchanted from the amazing baroque Cathedral in the middle of the squre that used to be an ancient Greek Temple in Doric Style. Following, along the little street of the centre you could see the famous Aretusa mountain, in front of the Big Port. In the afternoon departure to the nearby town of Noto, Baroque Capital of Sicily and UNESCO World Heritage site. Along its main axis you will admire palaces, churches and convents the most magnificent of is the Cathedral, Nicolaci Palace, Villadorata and Ducezio Palace. Return in hotel that tonight will be in Syracuse.
After breakfast departure to discovery the places of Andrea Cammilleri’s characters, Inspector Montalbano. Begin in Scicli. Between buildings you can recognised The Municipal Build (Montalbano Police station).
We will than go to Ragusa, one of the most beautifull and oldest baroque city, similar to a true living crib, for its little and leaning house and the little street. In 2002 its historical centre was also declared UNESCO world heritage site, and with Val di Noto, they are the oldest district of Ragusa with over 42 churches and many baroque buildings that in Montalbano fiction become architecture of “Vigata” city.
We will also visit Ibleo garden where there are the archaeological excavation of the old town, called Hybla.
Lastly we will go to Modica also a baroque city and UNESCO world Heritage. A lot of scenes were shoots of Vigata. Walking to the fashionable street you can admire San Giorgio Cathedral, UNESCO Heritage, and the birth house of Salvatore Quasimodo (famous Italian writer and Nobel Prize winner). The best for the last as this is a very famous city also for its chocolate, and its very particular method of preparation. Return to the hotel
After breakfast, free morning in Syracuse. This will be the end of the tour. Your english speaking driver will now pick you up to bring you back to the airport.
2 nights Accommodation in Catania hotel 4*
2 nights Accommodation in Siracusa hotel 4*
Daily breakfast included
Private English speaking Driver Escort
Excursion to Mount Etna
The price not includes
Entrance fees to monuments / museums, Tourist tax (where required) Tips and extras , Anything not specifically mentioned in “The price includes