Art & Golf – 7 days – 6 night Highlights: Catania /Ragusa - 2 hotels – 1 Wineries - 4 excursions – 3 dinners
- Day 1 Catania
Your private transfer meets you at the Airport and escorts you to the town of Castiglione di Sicilia, a charming corner at the foot of the Mount Etna near Catania. Welcome dinner and overnight in hotel
- Day 2 A taste of Etna Wines
- Day 3 Taormina: the Pearl of the Mediterranean Sea
breakfast in hotel. Morning golf session. In the afternoon departure for the nearby town of Taormina for a walking guided tour of one of the most famous Sicilian towns. The tour of Taormina goes along the main street, called Corso Umberto, which opens and closes with two big arches, Porta Catania and Porta Messina, the remains of the old wall.
The guide will accompany you step by step to the numerous and fascinating monuments of this lovely small Norman town. Taormina has in fact a long and ancient history, inhabited by the Greeks, Romans, Arabs and Normans. All of these invasions have left valuable artistic testimony.
With our guide you will discover the hidden corners and secret gardens of this fascinating tourist centre.
-Dinner in a charming restaurant in Taormina ( 1 star Michelin ) -Return to the hotel and overnight.
- Day 4 Catania: a special walking tour
After breakfast in the hotel, departure for Catania for a walking tour through the main squares and markets of the city center.
Catania is the second largest city in Sicily, situated at the base of Mount Etna, displaying the unusual charms of a city built from black lava. A walk through Catania’s centre offers a perfect way to explore the main attractions and the most beautiful places in the city: Castello Ursino, Piazza del Duomo with the Cathedral and the black lava elephant, the Roman theatre and the lively fish market.
Drive to Ragusa, check-in, dinner and overnight in hotel
- Day 5 The Sicilian Baroque: Ragusa Ibla
Breakfast in hotel. Morning golf session. Afternoon and night in Ragusa Ibla A charming route will lead you to the wonderful Ragusa Ibla and its splendid monuments, as well as the sites where the famous TV film “Il commissario Montalbano” was filmed.
Ragusa Ibla is the old town from which the new city of Ragusa developed. There are 18 monuments belonging to the city of Ragusa listed by UNESCO as cultural heritage and 14 of them are located in Ibla.
Dinner in Ragusa in the first restaurant in Sicily to be awarded two Michelin stars.
-Return to the hotel and overnight.
- Day 6 Sweet Sicily: Noto & Modica
Breakfast in hotel. Morning golf session.
In the afternoon departure for Noto
Noto, labelled as the “European capital of Baroque” and a UNESCO world heritage site, is the most magnificent example of the impressive Baroque heritage of this corner of Sicily. To take in its full beauty, you will taken on a walking tour through Viale Vittorio Emanuele, starting from the monumental Porta Reale and crossing the three squares, each of which celebrates the Baroque with a church. The most majestic of all, the Cathedral, rises in Piazza Municipio.
Later on we will discover Modica, located on Hyblean plateau, near Ragusa.
There are at least two good reasons to visit Modica: its superbe churches in baroque style and its traditional and particular local chocolate.
Modica is also famous for its traditional chocolate. A stop at one of the many chocolate shops is a must visiting Modica. The chocolate of Modica is inspired by an ancient recipe brought by the Spanish, during their domination of Sicily, directly from the Aztecs in America.
-Return in hotel and overnight.
- Day 7 Relax time & departure
Breakfast in hotel, free time for relaxing or shopping. Private transfer to the airport
- from Euro4.215 per person one week
Accommodation we selected for your Tour
three very unique and charming hotels where you will feel the spirit of Sicily and experience the highest standard of comfort
- Accommodation in double room with breakfast included
- Private car with English-speaking driver
- All Meals as described in the tour program
- Specialized local guides
- Wine tasting
- 24 h Assistance
- Travel Insurance
Rates do not include:
- Transport to/from Sicily;
- Single occupancy supplement;
- Entrance tickets to monuments/museums