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Sicily is home to some of the most spectacular Greek and Roman archaeological sites in Italy, but visiting on your own means navigating the island’s confusing rural roads. With this tour, reach Villa Romana Del Casale in Piazza Armerina and the Valley of Temples in Agrigento with a private driver for a stress-free jaunt through ancient history, taking in these remarkable ruins at your own pace.
Delve into ancient Roman and Greek history on a visit to both Neapolis Archaeological Park and Ortygia Island in Syracuse. Neapolis is home to some of Syracuse's most notable ruins, including a massive Greek amphitheater that is still used for performances during the summer months. Marvel at age-old quarries and a Roman amphitheater where gladiators fought each other to the death. Afterward, head over to Ortygia Island―a small island that serves as Syracuse's historic center―and nearby Noto, a stunning town filled with exquisite, photo-worthy baroque architecture.
Take a tour of three southeastern Sicilian cities on this private tour with hotel or port pick up. See ancient Greek and Roman ruins at the Neopolis Archeological Park in Syracuse; stroll through the small streets of the island of Ortigia and shop for Sicilian products; and discover the UNESCO-listed baroque architecture of Noto, including its magnificent cathedral.
Ascending the southern slope of Mount Etna, we will cross the lava flow of 1983 and 2002, and see up close its destructive effects. We will reach an altitude of 2.000 meters, where you can visit the Silvestri Craters originated from the eruption of 1892. Here you will walk on the edge of the craters, admiring the breathtaking landscape. On the way back, we will stop in a Honey Farm where you can learn the procedures for production of organic honey and taste varieties of honey and many other typical products like extra virgin olive oil, wine, Sicilian pesto etc. In Taormina, you will walk through the town enjoying the beauty of the historical center and the city's main attractions (Greek Theater, Cathedral, Belvedere Square). Afterwords, we will visit the characteristic medieval village of Castelmola with its Cathedral and the main square with its wonderful view on Mount Etna. An almost compulsory stop is Turrisi Coffee Shop, where it is possible to taste a special almond wine.
Marvel over the geological wonders of Mount Etna, then visit the elegant resort town of Taormina on this action-packed full-day tour from Catania. Soak up the dramatic scenery of Europe’s highest active volcano as you visit the hilltop resort of Rifugio Sapienza; ride the cable car to the 9,514-foot (2,900-meter) peak of Mount Etna (optional) and explore a natural lava cave. Then, cool off with a swim on Isola Bella island, before spending the afternoon enjoying Taormina’s medieval churches, ancient Greek theater, and lively shopping district.
The historic towns of Taormina and Castelmola are two of the most scenic in eastern Sicily, and with this tour you can visit both without the hassle of public transportation or the stress of navigating the island’s twisting roads. Take in the highlights of Taormina at your own pace and relax over lunch, then head to Castelmola to enjoy the sweeping views over the coastline from its medieval center.
Dive into the world of ‘Commissario Montalbano,’ the hit Italian TV series that follows a Sicilian police chief who solves crimes by reconstructing the events. Visit a number of filming locations around southern Sicily that are used to portray the fictional city of Vigata on television. This small-group tour is ideal for fans of the show and includes round-trip transportation from your Catania hotel.
Let's explore and rediscover Ragusa, Modica and Scicli. The tour follows an itinerary which includes history, art, faith and culture. We invite you to spend one day visiting the greatest laboratory of Baroque urban development and its surroundings. Hundreds of churches scattered around, impressive basilicas, half-hidden small churches in crowded alleys, buildings with unusual architectural solutions, portals, stories about the ancient noble families, represent the precious heritage of the greatest flowering of Sicilian Baroque art, which makes these places, their atmosphere and their landscape really unique.
Visit the amazing valley of Noto, cradle of the late Sicilian baroque style and UNESCO world heritage.
Travel to the Suth East of SIcily and stop at Noto, Modica and Ragusa.
Visit the oldest chocolate factory of Sicily and have a free tasting.
Visit Sicily’s first Greek colony of Giardini Naxos as well as Isola Bella, Castelmola, and Taormina on a half-day trip from Catania. The 5-hour experience includes a seafront drive alongside Naxos Bay in the history-steeped seaside town of Giardini Naxos, followed by a dip in the sea at Isola Bella. Check out the Mother Church of Castelmola on a walk around its historical center, then visit Taormina to hear its history and shop in its artisanal boutiques.
Taking in the views from Mt Etna and the ancient amphitheater in Taormina in one day takes careful planning. Avoid the hassle of complicated logistics with this tour that includes transportation from Catania to the the foot of Mt Etna, a cable car ride up to the peak, and a turn along the crater’s edge via off-road vehicle. Enjoy free time to explore Taormina in the afternoon before the return trip to Catania.
Discover several Sicilian landmarks during one itinerary with this full-day tour. Get picked up at your hotel and travel to Agrigento, known for its Greek archeological ruins. Visit Valley of the Temples, a Unesco World Heritage Site, and see well-preserved ancient Greek temples. See the striking rock formation known as Scala dei Turchi and visit one of Sicily’s beautiful beaches.
See the best of Sicily on a Private 7-day tour of the island's highlights. Visit popular cities and towns like Taormina, Syracuse, Noto, Palermo, Cefalù, Erice and Catania. Admire the gorgeous cathedral of Monreale and the archaeological site at the Valley of the Temples by night. Enjoy meals of Sicilian dishes, including traditional sweets like granita or cannolo.
2 days to visit the south baroque Sicily and its' precious jewels
You will visit
a small charming village of Arabic origin: Marzamemi. one of the prettiest seaside fishing villages which until today has been keeping its original colors and shapes.
you can enjoy a delicious lunch of local fish in front of the sea
we will end up at the very southeast corner of Sicily, one of the outposts of Europe on the border with the Mediterranean and Africa: Portopalo di Capopassero .
you will be guided through an olfactory “Journey” made of unknown aromas and forgotten scents
You will discover the baroque jewels of Scicli and Modica
you will watch the “chocolatiers” at work.
Southeastern Sicily is an ideal location to see the island’s distinctive baroque architecture, which evolved while it was part of the Spanish Empire. This tour saves you the trouble of navigation while you travel to centers of Sicilian Baroque, from hillside towns to historic centers and cities. The tour includes round-trip transport from Catania, and before you’re driven back there you’ll have a Sicilian lunch with your group.
Discover southeastern Sicily on this private excursion from Catania or Taormina. See the ancient Greek and Roman ruins at the Neopolis Archeological Park of Syracuse; explore the quaint streets of Ortigia admiring its famous Cathedral and Aretusa Fountain; and take in the beauty of the UNESCO-listed baroque architecture of Noto. A private, air-conditioned vehicle and guide are included.
In 2015 UNESCO declared the itinerary "Palermo Arab Norman and the Cathedrals of Cefalù and Monreale" a World Heritage Site.
The wealth of this island is also due to the peoples who invaded it and left their inheritances as well as, after the storms, corals and starfishes remain on the shore. With this tour, UNESCO celebrates in particular the legacy of two civilizations - that of the Arabs and that of the Normans, a people of warriors from Scandinavia with influences from Romanesque and Byzantine art - that have deposited in Sicily unparalleled architectural and artistic treasures.
We will accompany you to the discovery of these and many other treasures which make our land unique and unmatched with the comfort and safety of our vehicles truly conducted by our reliable and professional drivers.
Leave the navigating to your driver and explore the history and architecture of Sicily with this full-day tour. See several popular landmarks in one day, including the Greek ruins of Agrigento and the Villa Romana del Casale in Piazza Armerina. This small group tour through the Valley of the Temples offers an intimate atmosphere.
Day of relaxation and culture through the locations of the film "The Godfather" by F.F.Coppola, in the typical Sicilian villages of Savoca and Forza d'Agrò that were used as a set of the town of Corleone (native village of Vito Angiolini a.k.a. Corleone). Stop also at Bar Vitelli to immerse yourself in the world of film.
Visit the Temple Valley in tour Agrigento, one of the most important archeological sites in the world and a Unesco world heritage site, where you will admire the finest of all ancient Greek sites: the complete Doric Temples and getting through a long stairway to the west, near Porto Empedocle, and will then be rewarded with not very frequented beach for bathing its name is the famous Scale of the Turks.
ENJOY YOU THE ASSISTANCE IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE, DURING THE DAY TRIP AND OUTSIDE THE MUSEUMS OR ARCHEOLOGICAL AREAS , FOR ONLY € 75 (IT IS NOT AN AUTHORIZED TOUR GUIDE SERVICE- IT IS ONLY AN ASSISTANCE ).
Tour of the area where the fiction “Inspector Montalbano” is set.
Are you ready to discover Vigata, Marinella and Montelusa? Do you want to walk in the same streets where Montalbano investigates? With our tour you will have a film holiday! With our tour you can visit Montalbano Sicily and discover the history and culture of Ragusa, Scicli, Modica, Punta Secca, Donnalucata and the Donnafugata Castle. We will accompany you among the most famous monuments, among splendid churches and baroque palaces, we will cross the Iblea countryside and arrive at the sea. We will be able to advise you on the tastiest typical specialties and experiences to live: it will be an unforgettable journey!
The popularity of the Inspector Montalbano TV Series—and the novels it’s based on—has produced a collection of tours that take visitors to the locations where the show is filmed, which also happen to be in Sicily’s less-visited but no-less beautiful southeastern region. This “Montalbano” tour stands out by providing pickup and drop-off from your accommodations in Catania, and guided walks in the historic centers of Ragusa and Scicli.
During this tour, we will admire the wonderful landscape and will walk through the peaceful streets and Churches of Savoca and Forza d'Agrò, both used in the shooting of the movie THE GODFATHER. You will really feel the atmosphere of this fascinating and touching movie. To make you get the most out of the atmosphere of the film, we will show you the main scenes shot in each place with the aid of audiovisual tools.