Expected departure from Catania or Messina meeting with the tour leader and departure for the visit of Catania. (during the route the guide will face a presentation of the mythology that affects the city of Catania, also with the help of images and reconstructions, and which has its roots precisely in the Greek period in Sicily but which still characterizes many of ours today traditions.
Description of the layout of the city from outside the walls. Visit of the Duomo , with particular attention to the excavations that can be identified inside and dating back to the classical age.
Description of the symbol of Catania, the lava stone elephant and its symbols linked to the patron saint of the city, martyred in Roman times; visit of the source of the Amenano , with attention to the underground river and which today proceeds in a different arrangement than in the past, so much so that resurface below the Greek theater . Tasting of typical products.
Senate carriage and Palazzo degli Elefanti . Continue to the Greek theater and the odeon.
Continue to the Roman amphitheater and visit the
interiors, with particular regard to the city's assets in Roman times. Free lunch. Walk for
the Ionian coast and photo shoot with the suggestive Faraglioni , starting point for the story of many legends
linked to the territory. Check-in at the hotel.
Dinner and overnight
Breakfast at the hotel and departure towards Enna . Visit of the Villa of the Casale di Piazza Armerina , with its splendid mosaics recently restored and returned to the tourist circuit in their entirety.
Lunch at a restaurant and transfer to direction of Morgantina . Visit of the enchanting archaeological site: a city along which streets it is possible to walk and still perceive the signs of a past civilization, from the domus, to the furnaces, to the thermal baths and religious altars, and again the macellum and the theater.
It will be possible to both appreciate it from above and walk along the ancient streets. Visit of the Archaeological Museum of Aidone full of interesting amphorae finds, furnishings, utensils and female kits, of which you will be able to appreciate methods of use, manufacturing and many other curiosities.
Furthermore, here you can see the two acroliths of Demeter and Kore, among the finest examples of archaic Greek sculpture in Sicily, stolen 30 years ago by grave robbers in Morgantina and exhibited in the United States until to 2007.
Present the beautiful statue of Venus of Morgantina also recently recovered. I'm going back to the hotel. Dinner and overnight
Breakfast at the hotel and departure for Syracuse. Visit of the Park Archaeological of Neapolis which houses most of the classical monuments of Greek and Roman Syracuse: the Roman Amphitheater; Greek Theater, one of the largest of the whole Greek world; the Latomie, the most interesting of which is the Latomia del Paradiso, with its Ear of Dionysus .
Visit to a papyrus plantation: unique throughout southern Europe, where you can rediscover aquatic plants and animals, free to walk in an immense meadow. Relax and the opportunity to witness the processing of papyrus paper according to ancient traditions.
Lunch at restaurant. Continue on foot to visit the suggestive island of Ortigia , the spectacular Duomo and the magnificent Fonte Aretusa to discover closely how the same can grow in this small corner of the world type of papyrus that grows on the banks of the Nile. I'm going back to the hotel. Dinner and overnight.
Breakfast at the hotel, room delivery and departure for visit of Etna and its Silvestri craters: the landscape, starting point for a scientific analysis on the various eruptive typologies and the typicality of the territory, it appears to the visitor with everything its wild grandeur and almost lunar appearance. p
> Tasting of typical products. Free time in the mountain chalets. Lunch at a restaurant. Return in the direction from the airport for departure (scheduled for the evening)
€ 579.00 price for min. 6 pax Single room supplement € 90.00 Third adult / child in triple room € 509.00 Infant 0-2 year in bed with parents free Medical and luggage insurance € 15.00 p.p.
• Tour leader / guide • Coach / minibus / car with 9 seats • Overnight stays in 4-star hotel with half board (dinner) drinks included • Tastings as program • Free gadget
• Entrance fees to sites, monuments and museums (see summary table) • Lunches • Tips and extras in general • Anything not expressly indicated in "the price includes" •City tax
• CATANIA: Hotel Nettuno, Hotel Villa Itria or similar
• Trip cancellation insurance • Extra transfers for unscheduled excursions • Lunches of typical products € 20.00 p.p.
• GREEK THEATER CATANIA € 10.00 • AIDONE, MORGANTINA, VILlA ROMANA SITES € 15.00 • SYRACUSE ARCHAEOLOGICAL PARK € 10.00
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