Discover stunning sicily - a jewel in the mediterranean just waiting for you to explore
This gorgeous Italian island lies just 100 miles north of Tunisia and is the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. Not only is it home to Mount Etna - Europe's most active volcano which stands at approximately 3,326m high but it's also rich in numerous UNESCO World Heritage sites. Many will know that Sicily is famous for its links with the Mafia, but not all will know that it was featured as a location for some of the scenes in the award winning film'The Godfather'.
Enjoy 5 days of exploring this stunning island and all that it has to offer, not to mention, a chance to sample some of the finest Italian food!
|Day||Day by Day|
|1||After arrival at Catania Airport, take a private transfer to your hotel and check-in.|
|2||Following your buffet breakfast, depart for a guided tour of stunning Mount Etna before visiting the cheese dairy on Mount Etna and enjoying a lunchtime snack. The afternoon will be spent on a walking tour of Taormina - steeped in architecture and history, whilst offering gorgeous views out to sea.|
After breakfast, visit Savoca as well as Forza D’Agrò. These were film locations for some of the scenes in Francis Ford Coppola’s epic movie -'The Godfather'. You'll also visit the Vitelli Bar, as featured in 'The Godfather' for a chance to enjoy some typically refreshing Sicilian Granita sorbet before heading to the village of Forza D’Agrò. A village steeped in history, traditions and culture.
Today you'll visit the historical town of Syracuse, one of the most important cities in ancient Greece with winding narrow streets, a the seventh-century cathedral and the Fountain of Arethusa. Then it's off to Noto -the limestone capital of Sicilian Baroque architecture.
|5||Check out of your hotel & transfer back to the airport for your return flight home.|
- Return flights from London to Catania Airport
- Return overseas airport transfers
- 4 nights at Hotel Arathena Rocks 4* (or similar)
- International buffet breakfast
- Escorted guided tour of Mount Etna
- Visit to cheese dairy with lunchtime snack
- Walking tour of Taormina
- Visit to Savoca and Forza d'Argo
- Granita tasting
- Escorted tour of Syracuse
- Escorted tour of Noto