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PICK UP: NH hotel, Palermo
DROP OFF: Palermo Airport
“Sicily has suffered 13 foreign dominations from which she has taken both the best and the worst. The sequence of different cultures has made Sicily a fascinating place, quite unlike any other.”
We journey at a walking pace through scenery and monuments giving us time to enjoy and absorb each moment to the full. Sicily is a living testimony to the contribution made by different cultures over time. Sicily is also famous for hospitality, gourmet food, panoramas and not least tales, legends and curiosities re-evoked time and time again. Think of Homer’s Odyssey and Francis Ford Coppola’s infamous Godfather!
On this well-tested tour you will travel at a perfect pace. Our small group walking tour of Sicily is immensely popular. It is a large island and you are accompanied throughout by knowledgeable historians and archaeologists.
Sicily is a magical island-museum where you can see many unexpected treasures and walk in spectacular scenery. Picture the 2000-year-old columns of a superbly preserved Doric Greek temple standing at the foot of rugged mountains, bathed in sun and colourfully carpeted with wild flowers. Experience the remote Madonie mountains, encounter seas of wild flowers, visit a hidden cave with Paleolithic and Neolithic paintings, and enjoy picnic feasts among vines and olives.
We visit the forty mosaic floors in the finest Roman Villa ever to have been discovered. There are mosaics decorating fine Norman Cathedrals. And then just walk along medieval cobbled streets where time seems to have stood still and dip your toes in the breathtaking blue and emerald green of the Mediterranean Sea while enjoying spectacular views of the active volcano Mt Etna.
Sicilian people are welcoming, warm and hospitable; the food embraces the aromas of the sun, sea and soil; a wonderful blend of woodland and sea flavours; swordfish, pine nuts, raisins and wild fennel; oranges and lemons simply bursting with sweet juices; ricotta cheese in specialties such as Cannoli; the ingredients are delicious, hearty and great fun at the end of every exciting day.
In Sicily everything is a high point: you are at the heartbeat of the Mediterranean; a mythical island of great enchantment, bathed in sun, blessed by its plants, flowers and fruit, and home to people who are warm and hospitable and greet the stranger as a far-flung friend.
**** TIPS: Why not extend your trip and take the opportunity to explore another incredible destination? Our journey to the Aeolian Islands is a short 5-days-tour perfect to mach with Sicily!