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Treasures of Sicily

From £1199 for 9 days
Trip Overview

Sicily is one of the most fascinating islands in Europe, thanks to the indelible marks left by the Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans, Arabs, Normans and Spanish civilisations. This comprehensive tour explores its sophisticated cities, picturesque villages, well-preserved archaeological sites and splendid scenery. It starts with an excursion on Mt Etna, continuing to the towns of Syracuse, Agrigento and Selinunte - all listed as UNESCO heritage sites. There is also a day in Zingaro National Reserve with magnificent views of the Mediterranean.

Essential Info
Starts: Acireale
Ends: Taormina
Ages: Min 16
Theme: Discovery, Culture & Festivals
Trip Code: EADZ
Activity Level:     
Countries visited: Italy, Sicily
What's Included


All breakfasts and a wine tasting on Mt Etna included


7 nights in 3 and 4-star hotels and 1 night agriturismo, all en suite Sightseeing on foot and 2 daywalks


Trip Highlights

•   Soak up Sicily's captivating culture

•   Explore superb UNESCO World Heritage Sites

•   Sample delicious Sicilian cuisine

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Departing: 13th Apr 2019
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Itinerary & Notes
Our tour starts in Aci Trezza, a small charming fishing village just 10km north of Catania and a short drive from Taormina. The symbol of Aci Trezza and its crystal clear sea are the Faraglioni dei Ciclopi, eight rock stacks that legend has it have been there, just off the town's beach, since the giant Cyclops Polyphemus hurled them against Ulysses as he escaped by ship. The village is also celebrated as the setting of I Malavoglia, Giovanni Verga's 19th-century literary masterpiece of life in a poor, isolated fishing community. Today it boasts a lively seafront and a number of good restaurants.   
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