Excursions in Sicily
Two route with one ticket! Messina lies on the far North Eastern side of Sicily, on the lower slopes of the Peloritani Mountains. Though Messina was battered with bombing raids in 1943 and has suffered several earthquakes during its history, it is still a beautiful City. It has much cultural and artistic heritage such as its Norman - style Duomo, almost entirely re-built after the earthquake of 1908. Make sure to visit Piazza del Duomo at noon to see the world's largest astronomical clock. It comes to life with mechanical figures and music and has a 60-foot bell tower dating back to 1933, built in Strasbourg. Messina boasts a nationally renowned University, botanical gardens and a thriving Institute of Marine Biology.
Palermo is the chief town of Sicily, the name derived from the Greek 'Panormus' - meaning 'All Port'. With City Sightseeing Palermo, you will enjoy an exciting visit of the City. Starting from the terminal outside the Politeama Theatre, overlooking the square of the same name, you will drive in front of the Massimo Theatre, continuing towards Piazza Quattro Canti and the nearby Vucciria Market. The tour continues towards the botanical gardens, passing near Palazzo Steri. After a quick glance of the central station, you will find yourselves in the vicinity of the Royal Palace, the Flea Market and the Cathedral and then returning to the terminal along the ancient via Roma. The second route of Palermo City Sightseeing will take you to the beautiful villas of Palermo. Starting from the terminal outside the Politeama Theatre, you will see the gorgeous English Garden and then you will continue towards Villa Malfitano and wonderful Zisa Castle. The tour continues passing near the Mercato Del Capo and the Massimo Theatre, towards the port and then returns to the terminal in Politeama Square.
Begins with a visit to Piazza Stesicoro, located in the Roman Amphitheatre which dates from the second century. Passing through the Via Etna, reach Via dei Crociferi, one of the most beautiful baroque streets of Italy, rich in churches, closed in the north by Villa Cerami and in the south by the arc of St. Benedict. Can see the University Square, with its imposing Palazzo of the Central University. The tour continues to Piazza Vincenzo Bellini, famous for Teatro Massimo, Piazza Duomo, the charac
Visit, in the vicinity of the city of Agrigento, the best conserved Greek architectural site in the Mediterranean: The Valley of the Temples. Admire the grandeur of the Concordia Temple and Temple of Zeus, the largest and most complete Greek temples in the world! Enjoy a lunch break along the beautiful San Leone seafront.
The journey takes us up the mountains, to the Madonie National Park a great escape from the city and at most times from the intense heat. We will, also, arrive in Castelbuono, a medieval town where you enjoy a stop in a typical wine bar. Here, you can taste Sicilian wine and snacks.
Visit of Taormina, a quaint town offering unforgettable views from its cliff. Taormina boasts a beautiful town centre with elegant shops and typical local cuisine. It stands out because of its Teatro Greco and the Villa Comunale. Moreover, admire Mount Etna, Europes highest and most active volcano. Optional ascent to the main crater by cable car and 4x4 jeeps at an extra cost.
Discover one of the most beautiful mountain villages: San Mauro Castelverde in the Madonie National Park. Admire its medieval churches and the characteristic piazza with the local Sicilian fashion people sitting around The Bar. Enjoy a real feast at Trattoria La Posada in Karsa. The helpful chef will be happy to show you during the cooking course the secret of her culinary art. Everything you will taste will be organic food. To keep us company during the dinner some typical Sicilian music will be playing.
Palermo, encircled by mountains and sea, is an old city steeped with history, rich in artistic and natural beauty and bursting with ancient traditions and customs. Visit Monreale Cathedral where you can feast your eyes with gold mosaics, and admire its Arab-Norman interior. Discover Palermo, where you will enjoy a panoramic bus tour and visit the Palatine Chapel and the Teatro Massimo.
The path to the flavour and smell of Sicily, in the northern slopes of Etna, begins with the visit of a large cavity, suggestive phenomena generated by lava called the Cave of the Thieves. After the long walk through a Nature Trail in the Etna Park, the day will end with a delicious tasting of typical products within an organic farm where you can visit a hive, buy a wine and Extra Virgin Olive Oils canned locally.
Discover the nature of Mount Etna, visit the Cave of the Thieves Etna Park to be in the contact with the fauna and flora typical of zone. Taste delicious typical products within an organic farm where you can visit a hive, buy a wine and Extra Virgin Olive Oils. Travel to Taormina, a picturesque place where tourism and history are intertwined with the myth. Here, you can admire Palazzo Corvaja (Museum of Popular Arts and Traditions), Ancient Theatre, Piazza IX Aprile and more. It will be possible to go shopping in the exclusive shops that alternate with artisan boutiques.
Visit the Archaeological Park of Neapolis, which houses most of the monuments of Greek and Roman Syracuse. Know the Greek Theatre, the Roman Amphitheatre and other attractions. Discover Ortigia, the soul of Syracuse, where you will visit the splendid baroque square and the fountain Arethusa Cathedral surrounded by palaces. Moreover, admire the Regional Archaeological Museum "Paolo Orsi" in which we will find underground catacombs.
Visit the best conserved Greek architectural site in the Mediterranean Basin: The Valley of the Temples, which is one of the most famous sites in Sicilys UNESCO Patrimony. Enjoy lunch in the beautiful San Leone seafront. Moreover, discover the Villa Romana del Casale at Piazza Armerina, where polychrome mosaics represent the most important surviving documentation of Roman civilization in Sicily.
This full day includes both a great outdoor excursion into the wonders of nature, and an opportunity to enjoy one of Sicilys tourist hotspots. Visit the unique Alcantara Gorges and then touring into the heart of the island on the way to Mt. Etna, Europes highest active volcano. The view from the bus parking ground is quite amazing.
This used to be Mafia country. In fact, Hollywood descended on this part of the world to film scenes for the Godfather trilogy. This tour takes in some of the mountain villages. Theres little Savoca, where youll find the church Michael Corleone played by Al Pacino- got married in.. Even if youre not a fan of the films, the views from these cliff top villages are second to none.
One of the most important sites in Magna Grecia. We can explore many archaeological wonders. The Greek Theatre, dedicated to the goddess Athena, the Altar of Hiron, and the Roman Amphitheatre. We also spend some time in the town of Ortigia with its maze of narrow streets.
Reach the summit of the volcano! Enjoy the latest eruptions of lava and ancient craters at Rifugio Sapienza. It is possible to hike up to the summit area with a cable car and a jeep with guide (optional). Travel to Monte Zoccolaro to observe the beautiful Valle del Bove. Know Zafferana , a small town famous for the production of honey and visit one of the most famous companies producing organic honey, cheeses and wines.