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Sicily's Natural & Historic Delights
A jewel of the Mediterranean, Sicily has long since been a crossroad of Europe, leaving behind monuments and influences from the many empires and cultures that have claimed it. With beautiful rugged coastlines, fascinating ruins, fabulous cuisine, it is one of Europe’s most alluring islands.
- Style: Fly Drive Holiday
- Duration: 8 days/7 nights
- Starts in: Palermo
- Mount Etna
Day 1 Palermo
Arrive into Palermo and pick up your car, before exploring some of the city’s historic monuments.
Day 2 Palermo to Taormina
Start your journey east along Sicily’s beautiful northern coast. Stop off in the coastal city of Cefalu, home to a 12th Century Norman Cathedral, a fortress style structure with elaborate Byzantine mosaics and soaring towers.
Day 3 Taormina
Part of the historical Grand Tour from the 17th Century and with history dating back to the 4th Century BC, Taormina offers a treasure-trove of stories. Along the coast, secluded bays with rugged white cliffs overlooking the glistening Ionian Sea are there to be admired and explored.
Day 4 Taormina
Perhaps set aside a day to explore nearby Mount Etna, which dominates the landscape. At 3,329m it’s Italy’s highest mountain south of the Alps, as well as the largest active volcano in Europe.
Day 5 Taormina to Syracuse
Enjoy a relaxing morning on the beach or take a stroll through the town before driving south to Syracuse. Home to stunning coastal views, the town itself features the fascinating Neapolis Archaeological Park, complete with a Roman theatre. Days 6-7 Syracuse Spend two days exploring the stunning beaches along the coast from Syracuse. A short drive brings you to the small village of Cassibile and the nearby Cavagrande del Cassibile Reserve. Here the river has created a series of deep canyons with idyllic, unspoilt natural lagoons, perfect for cooling off in the hot sun.
Day 8 Syracuse to Catania
Following a relaxed morning, drive to Catania to drop off your car before taking your onward flight.
- 8 days Alamo Compact car hire including 24 hour Roadside Assistance. A one way drop-off fee is payable locally
- 7 nights 3 to 5 accommodation
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