Sicily Easy with Aeolian Islands, food, wine, sun and fun (p-19b)

Sun, Sea, Fun and typical Sicilian food with Malvasia Wine Tasting

Taormina

Catania

Lipari Isle

Salina Isle

Cefalù

Palermo

Tour Program:

Day 1    Arrival Catania Airport – Taormina – Catania

Early morning arrival at Catania Airport, meet and great with our private driver/guide and transfer to Taormina city center. Private guided Tour with Greek Theatre from where you have an amazing view of the Ionian Sea with the Etna Volcano in the background, Odeon Theatre, Corvaja Palace in Gothic-Cathalan style, the most famous one in Taormina. Saint Catherine Church built on the ruins of the Greek temple. Via Naumachia where the remains of the Roman aqueduct are found.  Church of San Giuseppe overlooking Piazza IX Aprile, Clock Tower. Time for lunch on your own in one of the typical Sicilian restaurants, some shopping and transfer to Catania.

Day 2    Catania – Catania private City Visit – Winery near Catania – Milazzo – Lipari

Buffet Breakfast. Private guided walking tour in Catania: passing through the fish, fruit and vegetable market you arrive in Piazza Duomo where the guided visit starts: Cathedral, Elephant Fountain, Palazzo Comunale, Badia di Sant’Agata, Via Crociferi and its churches, Piazza Università with Palazzo Sangiuliano and University Palace, Piazza Stesicoro with Vincenzo Bellini’s statue and the Roman Amphitheater. After the visit transfer along the coast to the Winery near Catania and visit of the Winery, Wine Tasting and light lunch with Sicilian specialties. Transfer to the Harbor in Milazzo and crossing by Hydrofoil Boat to the Island of Lipari and walk to the hotel . Dinner on your own and overnight at the hotel on the Island of Lipari

Day 3    Lipari Island – Private Guided Walking Tour and Island Sightseeing

Buffet Breakfast at the hotel. Meet with our private guide and let us start the tour: Greek acropolis surrounded by the defensive walls of the castle, archaeological excavations in front of the Cathedral Saint Bartolomeo with the very valuable Norman cloister dating back to 1130 AD. Visit of the Bernabò Brea Archaeological Museum; one of the most important ones in the Mediterranean area. Murales of the Sopralaterra district. Private Panoramic tour with our private guide and minivan: Belvedere di Quattrocchi with the faraglioni, Belvedere delle Cinque Isole; a natural balcony overlooking the islands Alicudi, Filicudi, Salina, Panarea and Stromboli. Lunch on your own, time to have a stroll in Lipari. Return to the hotel in Lipari. Dinner on your own and overnight at the hotel

Day 4    Lipari – Salina private guided Tour and Wine Tasting – Milazzo – 2021 (not on Sunday)

Buffet Breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast walk to the Hydrofoil Harbor in Lipari and transfer to Salina Island. Private Saline Island Tour with our guide and van: You will have an amazing view over the surrounding islands and the Volcano; the last eruption dates back to the year 1888. Transfer back to the city center and time for lunch on your own; we suggest you to taste “Pane cunzato” (tasty sandwich with anchovies, capers, cheese, Siciliy tomatoes, oregano), very tasty ! Leisure time in Saline. Transfer with our guide and minivan to the Wine Cellar in Saline. Private guided Wine Cellar Tour with an explanation of the various processes of vinification followed by a Wine Tasting on the splendid terrace. Transfer with our private guide and minivan to the Harbor on the Island of Saline and transfer to Milazzo  and walk to the hotel. Dinner on your own and overnight at the Hotel in Milazzo

Day 5    Milazzo – Cefalù – Palermo

Buffet Breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast transfer with our private driver/guide to Cefalù along the Northern Sea Road. Have a walk in Cefalù; a pearl of the Tyrrhenian Sea: The Norman Cathedral with marble columns and mosaic on the gold background covering a total area of 600 square meters; a true Masterpiece ! It is part of the UNESCO heritage. Next to the Cathedral you will visit the Medieval cloister, the oldest one in Sicily ! Panoramic visit from the Rocca with the Temple of Diana and a breathtaking view of the historic center of Cefalù. Lastly a nice walk along the Lungomare Giuseppe Giardina. Lunch on your own in a lovely restaurant, possibly on the seaside. Transfer to the hotel in Palermo. Dinner on your own and overnight at the hotel in Palermo

Day 6    Palermo – Private guided visit – time for shopping – Palermo

Buffet Breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast private guided visit with an Arabic-Norman itinerary starting from the historic center of Palermo: San Giovanni degli Eremiti; Royal Palace (external), the extraordinary Palatine Chapel (external), Porta Nuova, the Cathedral, Piazza Bellini,  the Byzantine mosaics of the Church of Santa Maria dell’Ammiraglio, the 16th Century Fontana Pretoria is characterized by life-size marble statues, Church Saint Cataldo and finally Basilica of the Holy Trinity of the Chancellor, commonly known as Basilica La Magione in the Kalsa district where our guided tour ends. Time for a typical Sicilian lunch and leisure time for some shopping or additional visit. Dinner on your own and overnight at the hotel in Palermo

DAY 7    Palermo – Departure

Buffet Breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast transfer with our driver to Palermo Airport. End of the Trip

On request night transfer by ship to Naples and proceed with the program Naples – Rome – Florence ………..

Our tours are customizable

Our Hotels:  Hotel Romano House in Catania, Mea in Lipari, La Bussola in Milazzo, Porta Felice in Palermo or similar

Package rates in EURO, per person in double room occupancy – 4 Star Hotels

Period: April 30 to May 27, 2021 and September 17 to September 30, 2021:

The package rate includes:

  • 1 overnight at a centrally located, excellent hotel in Catania
  • 2 overnights at a 4 star hotel on Lipari Island
  • 1 overnight at a 4 star hotel in Milazzo
  • 2 overnights at a 4 star hotel in Palermo
  • 6 buffet breakfasts at the hotels
  • Wine Tasting, visit and lunch in a Wine Cellar near Catania
  • Wine Tasting, visit and snacks in a Wine Cellar on the Island of Salina
  • Entrance fee Greek Theater in Taormina
  • Entrance Archeological Museum in Lipari
  • Entrance fee Cathedral and Cloister in Cefalù
  • Hydrofoil transfer Milazzo-Lipari-Salina-Milazzo
  • Private Minivan, private driver-guide in Italian or English during the whole tour
  • Driver’s meals and overnights

The rate does not include:

  • Porterage service, tips, personal expenses, not mentioned meals
  • Additional entrance fees and additional visits
  • City taxes
  • Travel and health insurance; advisable
  • Flights
  • All not above mentioned

Important:

We reserve the right to make some changes if necessary, without affecting the program value

It is mandatory to wear the mask during the Covid period

                             

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