Arrival at Catania airport and pick-up of car rental at Catania airport. Transfer with your car to the 4* Hotel Una Palace in Catania (or similar). Check-in and accommodation in double room in B&B basis. Rest of the day at leisure.
In the morning transfer with your car to the meeting point with your private guide to start the tour of the old fishing villages.
History meets myth in the places of the Cyclops, and you will begin the tour with a walk in Acitrezza, an ancient fishing village founded at the end of the seven-teenth century. From the promenade you can admire the landscape, dominated by the Faraglioni, eight basaltic rocks which, according to legend, were thrown into the sea by Polyphemus to hit Odysseus escaping. The tour continues in Aci Castello, an ancient fishing village dominated by a basalt cliff on which is perched the Norman castle, which was built in 1076 using lava stone.
The castle currently houses the Museo Civico, consisting of three sections: min-eralogy, paleontology and archeology. We will also visit the main Church with frescoes by Pietro Paolo Vasta.
In the morning transfer with your car to Etna and meeting point with your private guide to start a trekking experience. Fascinating trekking where you can understand the destructive power of the Mount Etna.
In fact, you will start from“PianoProvenzana”, whose buildings were totally rebuilt after the 2002 eruption. Following the path to the crater summit, you will then walk one hour to arrive at the 2002 craters. Here, you’ll admire “Monte Nero”and itsgorgeous desert of lava stone. In the afternoon transfer to Bronte and meeting with your private guide.
The town of Bronte is known as the birthplace of pistachio, and it’s a shame to leave Sicily without a stop in this rural area, that features a lava landscape on which lush pistachio trees take root.
A visit to a farm will allow you to discern the stages of the processing of this product, whose nickname is “green gold”. You will enjoy the excellent products made with pistachio: creams, cakes, nougats, pesto, spirits and more. At the end of the tour enjoy the Castle of Lord Nelson.
Day at leisure.
In the morning, transfer with to Siracusa and meeting with your private guide.
The Southern end of Sicily, which was known by the name of Promontorium Pachyniduring the ancient times, represents one of the excellent areas in the agricultural backdrop of the island. The white limestone hills surrounding Pachino will be the background to your tour. The bright red of the IGP Tomatoes of Pachinotogether with the intense color of the DOC Eloro Pachino will be the absolute protagonists of your tour.
You will start the tour from a farm specialized in the production and processing of tomatoes – here, you will enjoy a small tasting itinerary. After a pleasant walk among vineyards and an immersion to a winery farm, you will sit around a table to taste the most important wines of the area.
The monumental ruins of ancient Akrágas represent one ofthe most important archaeological complexes in the Mediterranean area. They stand out in an agri-cultural landscape that is characterized by centuries-old olive and almond trees. The tour will develop along the rocky crest of Temple Hill. A series of sanctuaries consecrated to the most important Polias Gods have decorated this crest since the late sixth century BC. Starting from the Temple of Juno to the Olympieion, you will be the protagonists of an imaginary trip among the templar Greek archi-tecture that here, as in few other places, has kept its formal perfection intact.
Depending on departure time, drive to Catania airport and car rental drop off.
This trip includes:
- Car rental for 7 days, pick-up and drop-off at Catania airport
- 6 nights at 4*Una Hotel Palace (or similar) in double room in B&B basis
- 1 HD private English speaking guide in Acitrezza andAci Castello
- 1 HD Trekking excursion on Mount Etna with private English speaking guide
- 1 private wine tasting with wine cellar visit close to Mount Etna
- 1 private farm and vineyard visit with tasting of local products
- 1 HD private English speaking guide in Agrigento
This trip doesn’t include:
- Travel insurance
- Meals and beverages not indicated
- Local city tax
- Everything not expressly indicated