VIVI VALENTI LUXURY TRAVEL AND SICILY LUXURY TOURS

This Luxury Tour of Sicily will let you appreciate the most important Archaeological Sites in Sicily. This is the Luxury Tour for the ones of you who love History and Art, and want to learn more about our history and traditions while travelling in Sicily. At the Museum of Aidone you will see the fabulous statue of Goddess of Morgantina, in Agrigento you will see the stunning Doric Temples, in Syracuse one of the greatest theaters ever carved in Magna Grecia. As always, transport services by Mercedes Vehicle and Private Driver. Below the itinerary, customizable according to your needs.

 

Day 1 - Indipendent arrival in Palermo

Indipendent arrival in Palermo and Private transfer to your hotel by a Mercedes vehicle. Drop off and overnight in Palermo.


Day 2 - Full Day Excursion of Palermo

Pick up at 09.00 a.m.

Meet and Greet with your guide and your driver at your hotel.

Drive to Monreale, in order to visit the stunning Norman Cathedral with its fabulous golden mosaics, then back to Palermo in order to visit the Palatine Chapel, built during 12th century according to the will of Roger II, and if possible the Norman Palace that is the seat of Regional Parliament nowadays. Then proceed to La Zisa Castle. During the excursion, you will go to Marina Square where Steri Palace, once stage of the Holy Inquisition, stands up. Proceed to Via Alloro for a walking tour and for a sightseeing from the outside of Palazzo Abatellis, Gancia Church, San Francesco Church. Chance to have lunch at Piazza San Francesco with our typical street food, at your charge.

Back to your Hotel and balance of the day at leisure. Overnight in Palermo.


Day 3 – Transfer from Palermo to Agrigento with stops en route in Segesta & Selinunte

Meet your driver at 09.00 a.m. and drive to Segesta, that according to Thucydides, the Greek Historian, was founded by Troy s fugitives. Once there, you will visit the majestic Doric Temple, allegedly quickly built (and never ended) to impress Athenians emissaries called to defend Segesta from Selinunte Inhabitants. From this episode, the decision of Athens to organize a campaign in Sicily and the war against Syracuse (Selinunte s Allie), ended with the defeat of Athens.

Then, proceed to Selinunte, where you will meet your local guide in order to visit the Archaeological Park.

After the visit, and lunch at your charge, proceed to Agrigento. Drop off at your Luxury Hotel and rest of the day at leisure. Overnight there.


Day 4 - Full Day visit of Agrigento

Pick up at 9.30 a.m. by your Driver and your Local Guide to visit the Valley of Temples, a World Unesco Site in the Agrigento Area. The Valley is famous for its Temples in Doric Style.

Among them the Temple of Concordia, a 6 column facade Temple, one of the best preserved of the Greek Civilization nowadays. Then visit the Archeological Museum. Lunch en route at your charge. Then, go to the city of Agrigento and have a walking sightseeing tour including the Duomo and the Church of Saint Mary of the Greeks, built where once a Greek Temple stood up. Drive back to your luxury hotel. Overnight in Agrigento.


Day 5 -  Transfer from Agrigento to Catania with stop en route at Villa del Casale & the Archeological Museum of Aidone

Pick up at 09.00 a.m. and transfer to Piazza Armerina, where you will meet your local guide and will see the famous Roman Villa del Casale. The Villa, built in the 4th century AD and belonged to the owner of a latifundium, has got a rich and worldwide renowned Roman Mosaics' collection.

After that, you will be transferred to Aidone in order to visit the Archaeological Museum that hosts several archaeological finds from the Prehistoric to Hellenistic period. Particularly famous the statue of Goddess of Morgantina, allegedly sculpted in the 5th century B.C. by a Fidia pupil.

Lunch en route at your charge. Then proceed to Catania and drop off at your hotel.

Overnight in Catania.


Day 6 – Full Day Excursion of Siracusa

Pick up at 09.30 a.m. and be transferred by your Driver to Siracusa, one of the most important city of Magna Grecia.
Once there, you will go to the Archeological Park where you will meet your Local Guide with whom you will visit the Greek Theatre, one of the greatest ever carved in Magna Grecia, and the Ear of Dionysius, one of the famous “Latomie”, quarries used as prisons.

Then, drive to Ortigia, the ancient part of Syracuse, linked by a bridge to the mainland.

Once there, you will admire Arethusa Fountain and will learn about the myth by your guide, visit the Cathedral built where the Temple of Athena stood up and the Jewish Bath, if possible.

Back to your hotel in Catania, balance of the day at leisure.

Overnight in Catania.


Day 7 – Full Day Excursion of Catania & Taormina

Pick up at 10.00 a.m. by your driver and your guide and have a half-day visit of Catania. You will admire the Cathedral and the historical Baroque city center, a Unesco Site. Visit one of stunning Historycal Dwellings, meeting one of the owners.

Then drive to Taormina, where you will have a walking tour in order to admire the Roman Theatre. Back to Catania along the Cyclops Riviera, admiring “Faraglioni” allegedly thrown by Polyphemus against Ulises according to the Myth.

Rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight in Catania.


Day 8 – Transfer to the Airport of Catania

Pick up at your hotel 3 hours prior your flight (for international flights).

Private Transfer to the Airport of Catania by a Mercedes Vehicle.

Drop off and end of our services.

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