Discover Sicily (Three Days Tour)
You will be collected from your desired pick up location and our journey begins. We drive the scenic coastal road towards Messina the third largest City in Sicily. We stop at the fantastic Sanctuary of the Montalto Madonna, offering probably the best views in Messina; take in the Cathedral and of course the Astronomical clock.
Perched precariously above the northern coastal road Tindari was one of Sicily’s last Greek Colonies and is home to the legend of the black Madonna. The sculpture of the Virgin and Child in citron wood is said to have reached Tindari in the 8th Century and still worshipped today.
After visiting the sanctuary you will have the opportunity to wander around the Greek ruins and admire the majestic views of the Tyrrhenian Sea, The Aeolian Islands and the Oliveri-Tindari lagoon, a small strait of water of exceptional beauty that today is a nature reserve with an ancient myth.
Time will be allocated for lunch. Back along the very scenic coastal route our next stop is Santo Stefano di Camastra.
This colourful town is home to the traditional art of ceramics. Wander the streets and admire the many crafts shops showing off their raw talents.
their raw talents. We head to Cefalu, the chosen destination for our overnight stay. This pretty coastal town is full of winding Medieval streets and home
This pretty coastal town is full of winding Medieval streets and home to a unique Norman cathedral, we will visit the cathedral where you will have the opportunity to walk up to The Rocca with an altitude of 270m these spectacular remains of the Cefalu Castle are worth the climb. Accommodation and evening meal will be arranged for you.
At your leisure we leave Cefalu and head for Monreale hosting one of Europe’s supreme cathedrals. Our journey takes us into the centre of Palermo; this colourful bustling city holds some of the most important baroque architecture in Italy: The Norman Palace, The Palatina Chapel, The Church of Santa Chiara and the renowned Piazza Quattro Canti. We leave Palermo and head South to Sciacca, this medieval fishing town is a perfect overnight stop. We will visit The Castello Incantato, an atmospheric garden full of sculptures by a local artist, spend your evening wandering around the mediaeval streets and eat in one of the many seafood speciality trattorias. On leaving Sciacca we take a short drive to the UNESCO heritage listed Turkish steps. These cascading white marble cliffs overlook the Mediterranean Sea creating splendid scenery. The Valley of the Temples awaits. Agrigento has one of the most important archaeological sites in the world “Valle dei Templi” or Valley of the Temples. Part of the ancient city of Agracas, the Greek writer and poet Pindar described it as “one of the most beautiful cities of those inhabited by mortals”. Today its former grandeur is still apparent in the valley’s seven temples of these; The Tempio della Concordia (Temple of Concord) is one of the best preserved Greek temples in the world helping the site to gain the classic UNESCO world heritage award.