Southern Sicily

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Southern Sicily 

from lemon and orange blossom scent

of a spring without end

 

(8 days/7 nights)


A journey to discover the real Sicily where art and landscape are combined with one of the best cuisines of Italy.


Pomodoro 1 The day will begin with the arrival at the Catania Fontanarossa Airport and transfers by deluxe bus in a 4 star Hotel in the Ragusa area. Dinner and presentation by the Pro.Italy tour guides, taking the opportunity to getting to know us better.


pomodoro 2 The other Sicily. We will start the tour with a visit to Ragusa, called the "city of bridges". The Sicilian town, nestled in the Iblei mountains, it's famous worldwide for its historic and artistic heritage and for the Sicilian Baroque art. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It will be nice to get lost among the narrow streets of this historic center to discover the main monuments and Baroque churches. Here you can taste real Sicilian delicacies.


pomodoro 3 In Sicily of the Gattopardo ( The Leopard – novel ). A continuation of the tour of Sicilian cities declared by UNESCO World Heritage Site. First stop is the castle of Donnafugata the sumptuous noble that expresses all the style and splendor of the Sicilian nobility. It continues onto Scicli another pearl of Baroque art, and its noble palaces like Palazzo Benevento, Palazzo Fava, Spadaro and with its beautiful churches, the town stands on high cliffs rich in natural caves that preserve the testimony of numerous rock dwellings. At Mamma Lucia's we will taste excellent Sicilian dishes. Finally we will visit Modica, this beautiful old town with houses built as extensions of natural caves inhabited since prehistoric times. Here you will taste the famous chocolate of Modica.


pomodoro 4 The city of ceramics. We will visit Caltagirone, famous worldwide for the production of pottery, a tradition that dates back to the times of the Magna Graecia. The steps of the Santa Maria del Monte, 142 steps lined with hand painted ceramics. Chronicling the history and evolution of artistic ceramics of Caltagirone. We will visit the famous pottery museum and public gardens with beautiful vases. Feel the emotion of the pottery in a workshop. In the afternoon a fascinating visit of the Villa del Casale in Piazza Armerina from the fourth century, it is a living witness of Roman mosaics of great beauty and well preserved, considered among the finest in the world of that time.


pomodoro 5 In the shadow of the Baroque. Leaving the hotel in Ragusa, we move to Siracusa with accommodations in a 4 star Hotel for three more nights. On the road we will visit Noto, the capital of Sicilian Baroque. We will immerge into its fascinating streets, squares, stairways, palaces, churches and monasteries that are in their spectacular and dramatic Baroque architecture that captures the light of the sunset with their golden stone. In a renowned pastry shop you will be able to taste the famous Sicilian cassata, cannoli with pistachios and fabulous desserts. Arrival and accommodation at the hotel.


pomodoro 6 The mythical Ancient Greece. The tour will begin with a visit to Pantalica UNESCO World Heritage Site together in Siracusa. Through stretches of orange groves we arrive in the famous naturalist – archeology site. Here you will visit the ruins of Anaktoron ( 11th – 12th century B.C. ) a megalithic building of large blocks, rectangular with several rooms,obvious imitations of palaces of Mycenae. You will learn the history and the characteristics of the Sicilian people. In the afternoon a visit to Siracusa. The oldest city in Italy which stretches into the sea with the island of Ortigia. The name evokes the past Greek, the tyrants and the rivalry between Athens and Carthage, where the city keeps many past testimonies. We will visit the archaeological park with monolithic theatre, the quarries with the ear of Dionysius, the sacrificial altar and Roman amphitheater. In the streets of the island it seems like time has stood still in the balance between the size of the Hellenic Age, the Middle Ages and the Baroque period.


pomodoro 7 The land of the almond tree. The tour will begin with the visit of Buscemi, an exciting journey into the hinterlands of Sicily. The city, entirely destroyed to the ground by a terrible earthquake in 1693, was rebuilt in the Baroque style. We will visit the charming old town with impressive Requisenz Castle ruins. Finally we will get to Palazzolo Acreide through rolling hills of the Monti Iblei planted with almond trees, a visit to the Churches of St. Paul and St. Sebastian declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here you will be surprised to see the longest baroque balcony of Palazzo Ludica in Italy.


pomodoro 8 Arrivederci from the most southern region of Italy. Transfer to Catania Fontanarossa airport and return home.

 

 

 

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TOUR DEPARTURES 2018 :

We arrange small groups to enhance the quality of your travel experience on

• May   5th -12th and October 9th -16th

Please contact us to check availability and dates even for 2019 tours.


PRICE (PER PERSON):

• Accomodation in Charming - Quality 4* Hotel in Double Room starting from € 1.190

• Additional fee for accomodation in Single Room: € 210


INCLUSIONS:

• Guided tours by Deluxe Bus according to program

• 7 Nights accommodation with breakfast buffet in Charming - Quality 4* Hotel

• 7 Traditional local Dinners.

• 2 Tasting of local products.

• Pro.Italy and Insula Guide Service


NOT INCLUDED:

• Airfare from your Country/City to destination

• Access to museums and other entry fees

• Drinks, tips, gratuities and extras


NOTICE:

• We offer the service to find cheap flights to the destination. Please contact us if you want to receive flights offers.

• In case of cancellation for lack of a minimum number, we reserve the option to cancel your reservation with a full refund of the amount paid as a deposit, without interest and penalties.

• Travel Package operated by Insula Gallina Gmbh Tour Operator in Kiel – Germany

• General Terms and Conditions apply to all Pro.Italy travel services are those set by the Insula Gallina GmbH Tour Operator in Kiel (Germany), Commercial Register: HRB Kiel HR 5317 and VAT ID: DE812876793 and are available www.insula-gallina.de

 

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Pro.Italy organizes tours specifically designed for small groups of 7 to 20 guests, which allows greater flexibly, spontaneous encounters and a degree of freedom and independence not available on conventional group tours.
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