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Passionate and generous, Italy shows its visitors its many different faces. An emblematic country of culture, art and good cooking, it’s also a holiday destination par excellence for all those who are looking to relax in the sun, for active holidays by the sea or cultural excursions. From the Adriatic to Calabria, passing by the Gulf of Sorrento, from Sicily to Sardinia, you can find the same passion for life everywhere, the famous “dolce vita” which celebrates beauty and happiness.
The majestic Etna volcano alone sums up the intensity of Sicily, rich in unique mountainous landscapes and ringed by dream beaches. A treat for the eyes is assured in Taormina, located 250 m above sea level and offering an unparalleled panoramic view. The richness of a quintessentially Mediterranean vegetation is on par with the culture and art that the region is steeped in. Numerous options for excursions promise a stay bringing intense emotions.
Situated approx. 112 km from Palermo airport, this seaside resort was built on the top of a leafy hill and has a very beautiful and extensive white sandy beach. With its historic centre and impressive cathedral, Cefalù is culturally renowned. In the heart of the town, there are various restaurants, shops and artisans’ workshops built in the quintessential Sicilian style.
Situated approx. 90 km from Palermo airport. Small village located inland in the midst of an area of historic interest.
This pretty tourist resort near Cefalù boasts a beautiful fine sand beach. The community is also very closely connected with the land: the harvest of manna, a kind of sap, is still celebrated with great pomp during the Finale di Pollina in June. Distance to Palermo airport approx. 100 km.
Depart for Monreale, near Palermo, visit to the 12th-century Norman cathedral, with its perfectly preserved mosaics, and the Benedictine monastery. Free time in the town for a stroll or a coffee in one of the town squares, and perhaps the option of visiting one of the gardens with unobstructed views of the valley of Conca d’Oro. Continue to Palermo, capital of the island located at the foot of Mont Pellegrino, to discover the treasures of this wonderful city.
You leave in the morning towards Milazzo to take the boat to Lipari, visit the island, then continue on to Vulcano, one of the most interesting islands on the Aeolian archipelago. Visit to archaeological sites and bathing on the black beach.
Departure by boat from the port of Cefalù at 8:00 a.m. to Lipari (approx. 2 hours), the biggest and most important of the Aeolian Islands. Free time to visit the archaeological site or the old town. This is followed by a 15-minute journey by boat to Vulcano, which looks like a large volcano, but is in fact a group of very active craters. Free time for lunch, with the option of bathing in the mud baths and sulphurous waters. Afterwards, a panoramic boat tour to Faraglioni, the horse cave and the Pool of Venus. Return to Cefalù at 7:00 p.m.
The poet Pindare said that Agrigento was ‘the most beautiful town ever built by man’. Visit the Valley of the Temples (one of the best-preserved sites in the world).
Agrigento is known throughout the world for its magnificent Valley of the Temples and the sacred area of ancient Akragas, one of the largest colonies of Magna Graecia. The Valley of the Temples includes some wonderful remnants from the ancient world: the Temple of Hercules, the majestic Temple of Concordia (one of the best-preserved temples in the Greek world), the unfinished Temple of Olympian Zeus – the largest Doric construction in the western world – the Temple of Hera Lacinia and the extensive Hellenic and Roman district where it’s possible to see dwellings and houses with Hellenic-style patios with their well-preserved coloured mosaics and elegant mural paintings.
Called ‘Mongibello’, or ‘Gebel’ by the Arabs (meaning ‘mountain’), the highest volcano in Europe (3,345 m) is still active. It is a magnificent natural spectacle and source of great pride to the Sicilians. Continuation towards Taormina, the pearl of Sicily, with a visit to its Greco-Roman theatre offering you a sumptuous view of the coast and Etna.
You will cross the hinterland of Sicily before arriving at Etna, the biggest volcano in Europe, which is still active. This pride of the Sicilian people is a magnificent natural spectacle. The bus takes you to an altitude of 1,900 m. Afterwards, you will have 2 to 3 hours of free time to climb by cable-car up to the highest point at 3,300 m, if you wish. Not included in the price.
Followed by departure to Taormina, a wonderful town at the foot of Etna with a splendid view of the whole bay. Free time to visit the town and do some shopping. Don’t forget to visit the famous Greco-Roman theatre! Return via Messina.
The excursions on offer, as well as their prices and times, may vary depending on the location of the hotel. Excursion prices are provided for information purposes only and may be subject to change. For more information and to book, please contact your local LuxairTours guide.
Obligatory tax to be paid on site.