Baroque, Wine & Gastronomy in Eastern Sicily

Discover the pearls of Sicilian baroque, reach the top of volcano Etna, taste the wines and typical products of this enchanting island

Day 1: Catania walking tour & aperitif

Arrival to Catania airport. Transfer to the hotel.

In the afternoon sightseeing of Catania and tasting the typical drink of Catania’s “chioschi”.

Dinner at leisure. Overnight stay in a hotel in Catania.

Day 2: Volcano Etna, Wine Tasting, Taormina & Acireale

Breakfast. Depending on the weather conditions, morning excursion to Mount Etna ascending to 2000 metres. Lunch in a farmhouse nearby the mountain. Continue to Milo and visit to the winery “Barone di Villagrande”- owned by the Asmunda family, the winery has been producing wine since 1727. On to Taormina and time at leisure to visit the Roman –Greek theatre and shopping. Before arriving to Catania sightseeing of the Ciclops River and stop to Acireale , beautiful baroque village, to taste a typical ice cream or a “granite” local ice cream. A perfect conclusion to one of most compelling days in the tour. Dinner at leisure and overnight.

Day 3: Acireale, Roman Spa & the Lupini making , Wine Tasting

Breakfast in the hotel. Morning visit to Acireale, beautiful baroque village, and we will stop in a typical places where they make almond paste. Proceed to visit the Roman Spa of Santa Venera al Pozzo to assist the processing of “lupine” (Sicilian vegetables). Continue to Zafferana visit and lunch in “Scammacca’s Winery”. Departure for Catania. Dinner at leisure and overnight.

Day 4: Siracusa, Noto & Ragusa

After breakfast departure to Syracuse, one of the oldest Greek colonies of Sicily. Visit of the archaeological area and the island of Ortigia, which is now the historical town centre of Syracuse. Lunch at leisure in a local restaurant. In the afternoon continue to Noto, known as the “capital” of baroque in Sicily. Continue to Ragusa. Dinner at leisure and overnight in the hotel

Day 5: Sicilian Baroque gems of Ragusa Ibla, Modica & Scicli

Breakfast in the hotel. This day will be dedicated to admire tree baroque sites of Sicily : Ragusa Ibla, Modica and Scicli.

First Ragusa Ibla with its square surmounted by splendid cathedral of San Giorgio a unique setting for char
and grandeur; continue to Modica to visit the village and tasting the local chocolate.

Afternoon sightseeing tour of Scicli, thanks to its elegant buildings and churches, and its picturesque shape, it is famously known as the “Baroque Jewel”.

Dinner at leisure and overnight in the hotel in Ragusa.

Day 6: Ragusa, Caltagirone & Catania

After breakfast, departure to Catania with a stop in Caltagirone - a city famous for the production of ceramics, founded during ancient Greek times, forces you to admire the beautiful and impressive 142 step staircase. It became a World Heritage Site in 2002. To visit Caltagirone is to discover a jewel of Sicily, thanks to a harmonious and well cared for historic centre.

Proceed to Catania. Accommodation in hotel and free afternoon at disposal. Overnight.

Day 7: Departure

Breakfast , check out. Transfer to Catania airport and departure. End of service.

PRICE from 1450 euro per person in double room 

Private escorted tour with a minimum of 2 participants

The tour includes:

  • 4 Overnights in hotel 3* in Catania
  • 2 Overnights in hotel 3*  in Ragusa
  • All excursions ant tastings as per programme including private transfers with English speaking driver-guide (with official license)