Italy

Eastern Sicily

Citrus, seafood and stunning scenery

Sicily is an ancient intersection of Mediterranean civilisations, with its strategic position resulting in a wealth of cultural influences. Displaying the traces of multifarious cultures over the ages, Sicily is a treasure trove of history and art with layers of diverse architecture just begging to be explored. Mount Etna’s numerous eruptions have sculpted the island, creating a dramatic contrast between land and sea. In its wake, lemon, almond and pistachio trees thrive in the fertile soil and delicious Sicilian dishes use the freshest ingredients. From the glittering azure seas, to the imposing mountain crowned with smoke, to the vibrant green meadows in between, Sicily’s juxtaposing scenery is some of the very best Italy has to offer.

SUN-KISSED EASTERN SICILY

An eruption of culture, history and dramatically diverse landscapes

  • Taormina – explore this historic hilltop town with incredible views
  • Syracuse – discover one of Sicily’s greatest archaeological sites
  • Noto – tour this charming baroque town with exquisite architecture
  • Experience authentic Italy on the Hidden Sicily Tour, including the iconic ‘Godfather’ villages
  • Local wine tasting and a traditional Sicilian lunch included
  • Return flights included
  • 7 nights bed & breakfast accommodation

From £889
per person

based on two sharing in a twin/double room, with a minimum of 35 passengers travelling in a specific month

Best time to go

March, April, May, September, October, November

Suggested Hotel

Grande Albergo Maugeri, Acireale

  • 4-star, family run hotel with excellent hospitality
  • Central location in lovely Sicilian town
  • Bed & breakfast option offers the chance to explore local restaurants
  • Traditional décor and newly renovated public area
  • Sat by the foot of Mount Etna, this hotel has incredible views

Not the hotel for your group? Other hotels are available, contact us.

Attractions:

  • Taormina
    Ruins-of-the-ancient-greek-amphitheater-of-Taormina-Sicily

    Dating back to 4th century BC, this hilltop town is a highly popular tourist destination, and for good reason. Discover how the town’s diverse history spanned Greek, Roman, and Norman rule, before being fully revived as a tourist destination in the 18th century. The Greek horseshoe-shaped theatre is an absolute must-see, with incredible views of Mount Etna to the south

  • Syracuse
    Piazza-Duomo-Syracuse-Unesco-World-Heritage-during-the-blue-hour

    Once the largest city in the ancient world, Syracuse holds an eternal beauty, with ancient ruins and historic architecture nestled amongst vibrant lemon groves. One of Sicily’s best archaeological sites and a colossal amphitheatre carved into the hillside just beg to be explored. Learn about the city’s grisly past by exploring the catacombs where thousands of survivors from the war between Athens and Syracuse were imprisoned in 413 BC.

  • Noto
    Noto-Sicily

    This baroque beauty is packed with golden-stoned buildings, stunning palaces, churches full of character, and ornate balconies. Having been virtually demolished after a massive earthquake in 1693, this historic town was rebuilt with functionality and aesthetics merging in beautiful harmony.

  • Hidden Sicily
    Medieval-village-of-Savoca-in-Sicily-Italy-at-sunset

    No tour of Sicily would be complete without visiting the villages that served as a backdrop for The Godfather films. In the hillside village of Savoca, which featured as ‘Corleone’ in the movies, you’ll sample local wines accompanied by antipasti at a local winery. Forza d’Agrò is an attractive medieval village dominated by a 16th century castle overlooking the coast - home to the Church of Sant'Agostino which featured in The Godfather. It also makes a perfect spot for lunch.

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