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7-DAY TOUR OF SICILY

1st Day       CATANIA - CEFALU - TERRASINI

Arrive in Catania driving to Cefalù, to visit this little town and its famous Duomo Arabo-Normanno, one of the most beautiful churches in Sicily, built by Ruggero II, first king of Sicily.

Lastly we drive to Terrasini and arrival at our first hotel late afternoon and have dinner. Spend overnight in Terrasini.

Catania - Cefalu - 2hr 05min
Cefalu - Terrasini - 1hr20min
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2nd Day     PALERMO AND MONREALE

Start off with breakfast, then depart for a half-day tour of Palermo, regional and provincial capital of Sicily. Encircled by the mountains and the sea, it is a city steeped in history. We will start the visit from the old part of the city the Royal Palace, the Palatina Chapel and the Cathedral.

After that we drive to Monreale famous for its Cathedral, with Byzantine mosaics, the figure of Christ Pantocreator and the Cloister.

In the afternoon we head to Mount Pellegrino to enjoy the wonderful panorama above the gulf of Palermo, and to Mondello, little village of fishermen and important bathing locality. Dinner and overnight in Terrasini.

Terrasini - Palermo- 34min
Palermo - Monreale - 20min
Monreale - Mount Pellegrino - 35min
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3rd Day     MESSINA - TROPEA

Have breakfast in hotel and drive to Messina, for a visit of the town. This town is the third largest city on the island of Sicily. We will start the visit by going to the Cathedral containing the remains of king Conrad, ruler of Germany and Sicily in the 13th century. The building had to be almost entirely rebuilt in 1919-1920, following the devastating 1908 earthquake, and again in 1943, after a fire triggered by Allied bombings, The Fountain of Orion, located next to the Cathedral, built by Giovanni Angelo Montorsoli in 1547 and The San Ranieri lighthouse (1555).

In the afternoon we get the ferry boat across to mainland Italy and drive to Tropea where we will check in the luxury hotel and relax there for the nights

Terrasini - Messina - 2hr 50min
Messina - Tropea - 2hr 25min
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4th Day     RELAXING DAY IN TROPEA

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5th Day     TAORMINA- GARDINI NAXOS

In the morning we start with breakfast in the Hotel, then we will explore the town of Taormina situated on a rocky plateau on the slopes of the steeply dropping Monte Tauro, dominating the Ionian coast from Capo Sant'Andrea to Capo Taormina and visit of the theatre, the 2nd largest classical theatre in Sicily. This is a small town on the east coast of the island of Sicily, Italy, in the Province of Messina, about midway between Messina and Catania. Taormina has been a very popular tourist destination since the 19th century. It has popular beaches on the Ionian sea, which is remarkably warm and has a high salt content.

Among others, Taormini is also popular for its sites such as The Teatro Greco, The Duomo (Cathedral), dating from the 13th century, Palazzo Corvaja (10th century) and the Baroque fountain (1635).

Then we drive to our Hotel in Gardini Nexos where we will be staying for the last 3 nights. This place is renowned for there shops, discothèques, Karaoke bars, strolling musicians wearing traditional Sicilian costumes, live bands, theatrical productions, and impromptu dancing on the beaches at night.

Tropea - Taormina - 2hrs 48min
Taormina - Gardini Naxos - 20min
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6th Day     ETNA

In the morning we start with breakfast in the Hotel, then an excursion to Etna, the highest mountain in Sicily and the highest vulcan in Europe. The territory surrounding of the vulcan constitutes the "Park of Etna", one of the largest protected area in Italy: We will be very astonish about the great variety of vegetation and landscapes that we will meet along the way. We will arrive to the "Silvesti Craters" (about 1.900 mt); there we will have the possibility to continue the excursion by jeep.

Gardini Naxos - Etna - 1hr 8min
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7th Day     CATANIA

FREE DAY

Start off with breakfast in the hotel and check out. We will drive down to the flea market in Catania and you will have a free day shopping.

Taormina- Gardini Naxos - 44min
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For further information about departure dates, please contact Door-To-Door Coach Holidays on 99494170 / 79047841 / 77387939 or via email at info@zarbcoaches.com

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