8 days e 7 night
Hotel 4* Full board (drinks not included)
8 seater minibus; 15 seater minivan - Tour Leader
Itinerary: Catania - Palazzolo Akreide - Pantalica - Syracuse - Noto - Ibla - Modica - Cefalù - Castelbuono - Fiumara d'Arte - Monreale - Segesta - Erice - Agrigento - Taormina - Catania.
Price on request
White as salt, yellow as sulphur, green as the carob tree, blue as the sea, dark as lava.
Aristocratic in Palermo, bourgeois in Catania, earthy in the province.... Now sleepy and now traditionally dynamic and innovative.
How many Sicilies are there really? Ten, a hundred, a thousand. Or, like Pirandello said, none? Gesualdo Bufalino devises a possible definition: "multiple island" able to interpret the Sicily of diversity, of the extremes. Our tour is an invitation to discover the many faces of the island of islands, the island-non island. Caribbean coves, black volcanic ridges, an extraordinary archaeological heritage, a diverse culinary tradition, cellars, Western Sicily salt marshes, rituals, demonstrations and events.
You will reach Catania, one of the capitals of Baroque Sicily, ancient arrival point to the men of the Bronze Age and later to Greek colonists coming from legendary Mycenae and Corinth.
From here we will go to the immediate areas of Akrai (Palazzolo Acreide), with its sacred way where propitiatory sacrifices were held, to arrive to Pantalica, the valley of civilization and death.
Then we will travel along the Mediterranean Baroque roads of the Val di Noto up to Ortigia, the triumph of Paganism and Christianity, of the genius of Archimedes and the cruelty of tyrants.
Further south, along the latest African dunes on European soil, you will reach Akragas, today's Agrigento, with its spectacular temples. Short rest in the "Scale of the Turks" (considered one of the 10 most beautiful beaches in the world). Here depart the wine roads that lead to Selinunte, perhaps the greatest city of ancient times, and then the millennia fascinating Erice, site of the temple of Venus, and then to the Phoenician Mozia and Segesta. Up to the Tyre city of merchants: Palermo. Punic and Phoenician, Greek and Latin, Byzantine and Arabic, Angevin and Aragonese, culmination point of many civilizations and of our itinerary.