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Tour of Sicily and the Aeolian Islands - (8 days)

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Tour of Sicily and the Aeolian Islands - (8 days)

Stunning Tour of Sicily which combines the the most important sites of Sicily with two fantastic days at the Aeolian Islands. Panarea, Stromboli with its explotions, Vulcano and Lipari. Tour in full board 7 nights and 8 days. 3 or 4 stars hotels. Deluxe Bus, English speaking Tour- leader and 3 local guides in Palermo, Agrigento Valley of Temples and Siracuse.

1st day

Landing at Palermo airport and meeting with our representative. Bus transfer and hotel accommodation.
Welcome Cocktail , dinner and overnight

2nd day

PALERMO - Monreale - Mondello - PALERM0 about 70 Km
After breakfast, day excursion to the historic center of Palermo, rich of artistic and historical monuments. Visit of the
Cathedral and the Catacombs. Continue to Monreale famous for its magnificent cathedral whose walls are covered with
beautiful mosaics of Arab-Byzantine style representing biblical scenes from the Old and New Testament. Return to hotel
for lunch. In the afternoon, visit of the In the afternoon visit of the historical center of Cefalù a former fishing village
become famous by the imposing presence of its Arab-Norman cathedral built by the Norman King Roger II. Later, visit
of the medieval wash-house built in the rock. Free time for shopping. Proceed to the hotel in the area of Milazzo .
Accommodation, dinner and overnight

3rd day

Lipari, Panarea e Stroboli
After breakfast, depart for Lipari by Boat. Accommodatio and Lunch. In the afternoon departuire to Panarea, Stop for a
bath at Calayunco Bay. Then stop at San Pietro’s little harbor. Free time for visiting the little island. Continue to Lisca
Bianca, Bottaro, Basiluzzo, Spinazzola, and second stop for a bath in the sulphurean mud of Bottaro. Proceeding for
Ginostra and visit of the little village. Later departure for the “Sciara del Fuoco” the place where the past lava flows touch
the blue sea waters. After visiting the village the boat will lead you back back to the “sciara del fuoco” where you will
admire the fantastic explosions of Stromboli. Dinner on board where you can taste a typical aoliean “maccheronata”.
Then return to Lipari , hotel accommodation, and overnight.

4th day

Vulcano and Lipari
After breakfast departure to Vulcano and its most beautiful coast lines. The Grotta del Cavallo and the Venus
swimming pool. Then you reach Vulcano where you can visit the little village, and having a bath in the hot waters or in
the sulphurous mud. Later return to Lipari and lunch at the hotel. In the Afternoon you can visit the town of Lipari,
which is the largest of the Aeolian islands, walking through the typical little streets where you can breath the typical
Aeolian everyday-life. Return to the Hotel, dinner and overnight.

5th day

Etna and Taormina
After breakfastAfter breakfast departure to Mount Etna, the highest active volcano in Europe. Across fascinating
landscape, we will reach a height of 2000 meters, where we will enjoy a fantastic panorama of the Ionic Sea.
There you can visit the Silvestri craters or ascend by cable car up to 2800 m. buying a ticket on site. Return to
hotel for lunch. In the afternoon departure to Taormina, the tourist resort of international renown. Free visit of
the greek-roman theater. Free time for shopping. Return to hotel ( Catania area) , dinner and overnight.

6th day

Siracusa Caltagirone After breakfast departure to depart to Syracuse to visit the most beautiful Greek colony of Sicily. Visit of the archaeological area including the famous Latomie of the Paradise,( ancient stone carries), the Greek Theatre, the Roman Amphitheatre and the Dionysius "Ear". Visit the island of Ortigia, the small baroque old city centre of Siracusa, : here you can admire the Cathedral and the "Fontana Aretusa”. After lunch, departure to Caltagirone, famous for its ceramic production. Visit of the historic centre and of its famous “Scala di Santa Maria del Monte” with its 148 decorated steps.
Free time for shopping. Return to the hotel (Caltagirone area) dinner and overnight.

7th day

Agrigento (Valley of the Temples)
After breakfast depart for Agrigentoand visit of its Valley of the Temples dating from the fifth century BC. Among them, the Concordia Temple has maintained its original structure in such a good conditions as to merit the label of “the bestpreserved Doric temple in Sicily”. After lunch, free time on the beach. Proceed to the hotel in the area of Palermo. Accommodation, dinner and overnight.

8th day

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer in correspondence with the return flight End of our services.





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