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Tour of Sicily between art, culture and Trekking

Agrigento, Catania, Erice, Etna, Lipari, Milazzo, Modica, Noto, Palermo, Pantalica, Ragusa, Riserva dello Zingaro, Siracusa, Taormina, Vendicari,

SIC05 8g +300/-300m 2

Tour of Sicily between art, culture and Trekking

Sicily is a land rich in cultural suggestions that over the centuries have given rise to a unique historical and architectural heritage: from the fabulous Greek temples to the oriental gardens, to the wonderful Baroque buildings of Val di Noto that have been included by UNESCO in the list of the World Heritage Humanity.

A journey through time and history,surrounded in the lush nature of this island that will amaze you for its strong contrasts: the Zingaro Reserve, with its coves of crystal clear water and its uncontaminated nature, the power of Etna volcano that dominates unchallenged between sky and sea, the Aeolian islands, where the grace of unites the energy of Stromboli.

A fundamental journey for those who really want to get to know the “soul” of Sicily.

From West to East: discover Sicily with Mediterranea Trekking!

This trip is suitable for those who want to admire the architectural and landscape beauties of Sicily for an experience that combines culture, art, history and nature.

The price includes:

  • Accommodation in hotel for 16 nights (basic double room), breakfast included
  • Meals provided as scheduled/included in the program
  • All transfers by minibus and hydrofoil as scheduled
  • Guided tour of Palermo 2nd Day
  • Guided tour of Syracuse (half day) + entry to the Archaeological Park
  • Entrance to the Segesta Archaeological Park
  • Guided visit to the Valley of the Temples + entry
  • Tasting Chocolate of Modica
  • Environmental hiking guide for the duration of the trip
  • Excursion to the top/summit of the Stromboli volcano with volcanological guide
  • Aeolian Islands entrance ticket
  • Tax/Fee for the craters of Volcano and Stromboli
  • Ticket: Zingaro Reserve
  • City taxes: Palermo – Custonaci – Marina di Ragusa – Siracusa – Milazzo – Catania
  • Assistance MedTrek: 24h00 Assistance

The price does not include:

  • Flights
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Drinks and personal expenses
  • Lunches on days 1st – 6th -14th -16th -17th and dinners on days 16th /17th
  • Entry mud pools Volcano
  • Excursion to the Etna summit craters
  • The entrances to museums and sites of archaeological interest, except, expressly indicated, under heading/ to item the price includes.
  • Tip

Discover the accompanied circuit of Culture and Trekking “Giro di Sicilia”

Located in the south-west of Italy, Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean.It has an incredible cultural heritage, characterized by the passage of brilliant civilizations, such as the Phoenician, Greek, Roman, Muslim and Norman ones. Baroque art will be able to enjoy the Greek temples, cathedrals, oriental gardens of baroque palaces and churches. A circuit with varied landscapes and surprising nature, deserted beaches, monuments with suggestive architecture that will leave an indelible memory.

1st DAY – PALERMO

Arrival at the airport and welcome of the tour guide.

Dinner and overnight stay.

  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Dinner

2nd DAY – PALERMO

Guided walking tour in the old town/historical center, passing by Arab-Norman churches, baroque palaces and colorful markets.

Lunch with typical products. Free afternoon.

Dinner and night at the hotel.

 

  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Lunch – Dinner

3rd DAY – PALERMO – ZINGARO RESERVE

Excursion inside the Zingaro Reserve, one of the most magical and wild places in Sicily, with its coves of crystal clear water and its pristine/unspoiled nature.

Dinner and overnight at the hotel (Custonaci).

Trekking: Trail/Path of the Zingaro Nature Reserve

Difference in height: +250/-250

  • Time: 4h
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Transfer: by minibus 1h30/ 2h00
  • Meals: Lunch (picnic) and dinner

4th DAY – SEGESTA – ERICE – CUSTONACI

Visit of the Archaeological Park of Segesta, immersed in a suggestive panorama.

In addition to the Temple, following the path leading to Barbaro Mount/Monte Barbaro, there is the Greek theatre, built on a cave. In the afternoon visit of Erice, a small perfectly preserved medieval town, which offers breathtaking scenery and a fascinating history. Night in Custonaci.

 

  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Lunch (picnic) and dinner

5th DAY – SCALA DEI TURCHI – VALLEY OF THE TEMPLES – AGRIGENTO

Departure in the direction of the Scala dei Turchi, a magical place in which to make a small stop.

Continue to Agrigento. Lunch and visit of the Valley of the Temples, where it will be possible to deepen the knowledge of the best preserved Greek temples in the world.

Night in Agrigento.

 

  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Lunch – Dinner

6th DAY– RAGUSA - MODICA

Departure in the direction of the baroque city of Ragusa Ibla and free visit. In the afternoon visit of Modica with tasting of the famous chocolate of Modica. Return and night in the hotel in Marina di Ragusa.

  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Dinner

7th DAY- VENDICARI RESERVE - NOTO – SYRACUSE

Departure for the Vendicari Reserve, a magnificent natural reserve that will surprise you with its breathtaking landscapes, rich vegetation and crystal clear sea.

At the end of the excursion transfer to Noto and visit of the city that represents the triumph of Sicilian baroque.

Continue to Syracuse and overnight stay.

 

  • Trekking: about 4 hours/no altitude difference

 

  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Lunch (picnic) – dinner

8th DAY– SYRACUSE – PANTALICA –SYRACUSE

Departure for the necropolis of Pantalica, the largest in the Mediterranean basin with over 5000 tombs carved into the rock. This canyon crossed by the Anapo and Calcinara rivers is classified as a UNESCO Heritage Site. Excursions through this beautiful natural site with the possibility to swim. Night in Syracuse.

  • Walking hours: between 4h00 and 4h30
  • Difference in height: +300m / -300m
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Meals: lunch (picnic) and dinner

9th DAY – SYRACUSE – SOUTH SIDE OF ETNA

Morning dedicated to the discovery of Syracuse (guided tour). Visit of the Archaeological Park (Greek Theatre, Dionysius Ear, Latomie) with cultural guide. The city of Syracuse is classified in the UNESCO heritage for the richness of its archaeological heritage with one of the largest theatres in the Greek world.

In the afternoon departure towards Etna, overnight stay.

 

  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Lunch – dinner
Trekking in Sicilia. Escursionisti sull'Etna

10th DAY – SOUTH SIDE OF ETNA – SCHIENA DELL’ASINO – MILAZZO

Today’s excursion, in/to Schiena dell’Asino, will allow you to admire the show on the Valle del Bove. At the end of the excursion transfer to Milazzo, night at the hotel.

  • Trekking: 3h00
  • Difference in height: + 250m /- 250m
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Lunch (picnic) – dinner
Trekking Eolie. Eruzione del vulcano di Stromboli

11TH DAY – STROMBOLI

Boarding in the direction of Stromboli. Free visit of the small town.

Lunch in a restaurant.

In the afternoon trekking of the volcano (up to the allowed limit) with a volcanological guide.

Picnic dinner.

PLEASE NOTE: Access to the volcano is regulated and can be prohibited at any time by local authorities.

 

  • Trekking: about 5h00
  • Difference in height: + 800m / – 800m
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Lunch, dinner (picnic)
Trekking Isole Eolie. Il Villaggio Preistorico di Cala Junco a Panarea

12th DAY – PANAREA – STROMBOLI

Boarding for Panarea, the oldest and most fascinating of the Aeolian Islands. Crossing the small alleys with white houses and bougainvillea we will reach the prehistoric village on the small promontory of Cala Junco. Return to Stromboli.

  • Trekking: 1h30
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Lunch (picnic) – dinner

13th DAY – VULCANO

Breakfast and departure for Vulcano. In the afternoon climb to the Grande Cratere della Fossa, which will surprise you with its numerous fumaroles and sulphur crystals, a typical element of this island. Dinner in restaurant and overnight stay.

  • Trekking: about 3h00
  • Difference in height: + 390m / – 390m
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Lunch (picnic) and dinner
Vista Vulcano

14th DAY – LIPARI – VULCANO

Boarding for Lipari, the main island of the Aeolian archipelago, whose fortified citadel is testimony to the civilizations that have followed each other from prehistory to the modern age. Free tour of the Castle, free lunch.

In the afternoon return to Vulcano, dinner and overnight stay.

 

  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Dinner

15th DAY – MILAZZO – TAORMINA – CATANIA

Boarding for Milazzo and transfer to Taormina. Free visit and picnic.

Located between the sea and the Etna volcano, Taormina offers one of the most evocative views of the region, without considering the interest of the Greek theater and the renowned public garden.

Transfer to Catania, dinner and overnight stay.

 

  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Lunch (picnic) and dinner

16th DAY – CATANIA

Free day to visit Catania at your own pace.

  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Meals: free

17th DAY – DEPARTURE FROM CATANIA AIRPORT

After breakfast, transfer to the airport

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