This self-drive itinerary starts in Palermo and visits the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento, the Roman mosaics at Piazza Armerina, and the coastal towns of Syracuse and Taormina.
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Fly to Palermo and transfer to the Grand Hotel Federico II (or similar) for 2 nights. (N)
Full day at leisure. Optional morning visit to the magnificent Arab-Norman cathedral, the Palatine Chapel, or the Church of San Giovanni degli Eremiti. In the afternoon, head to Monreale to see the Norman cathedral. (B)
Collect your hire car (based on group B car rental). Morning drive to Agrigento visiting the temples at Selinunte and Segesta. Stay at the NH Dioscuri Bay Palace (or similar) in Agrigento for 1 night. (B)
Visit the Valley of the Temples and Piazza Armerina. Continue to Syracuse. Overnight at the Hotel Villa Politi (or similar). (B)
Morning at leisure. Visit Ortygia, the centre of the old city, and then drive to Taormina, visiting the baroque town of Noto en route. Stay 2 nights at Villa Diodoro (or similar). (B)
Full day at leisure. Visit the spectacular volcano of Mount Etna for panoramic views or the Greek theatre in Taormina. (B)
Drive to Palermo airport, via Cefalu, and drop off your hire car. Fly home. (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.
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Located on the promenade at San Leone, the Best Western Dioscuri Bay Palace is a 102-room property just a short distance away from the Valley of Temples. Facilities at the hotel include an outdoor swimming pool (seasonal), American bar and the restaurant, Baia degli, which is situated on the first floor and offers panoramic views of the Mediterranean. Rooms are designed in a simple contemporary fashion and all have a balcony and wireless internet connection. There is a complimentary shuttle bus between the hotel and the...
Restored from the Palace of Prince Granatelli, the Grand Hotel Federico II is situated close to Ruggero Settimo Avenue, the fashionable shopping district of Palermo. The hotel has 63 rooms carefully styled in a classical design with replica paintings by the masters and period furniture. All rooms have televisions, mini-bar, safe and a hairdryer. The 5th floor restaurant "Caesar" has a summer terrace which serves simple Sicilian and international...
Close to the historical centre of Taormina, the Hotel Villa Diodoro is a century-old property that retains its historical elegance and exclusivity. The pool area looks out over Mount Etna and the Bay of Naxos and during the summer months the hotel's restaurant opens out onto a poolside terrace offering alfresco dining with a view.
Features: 102 rooms & suites, restaurant, bar, poolside terrace, pool bar, swimming pool, wellness centre.
Room amenities: Air conditioning, satellite television, safe, minibar,...
The Villa Politi hotel is located on a clifftop overlooking the rugged Sicilian coast. Designed by the Austrian noblewoman Maria Teresa Audien in 1862, the hotel was built over quarries used by the ancient Greek settlers. Entrance to the hotel is through a wrought iron gate, giving access to a lush garden, and the facade features a grand staircase covered by...
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EUI2018: 6 Nights
At one time an Arab emirate and seat of a Norman kingdom, Palermo became...
Near the south coast of Sicily, the town of Agrigento is largely overshadowed by the nearby Valle dei Templi (Valley of the Temples)...
Located in southeastern Sicily, Syracuse was first settled by colonists from Corinth in...
Located on the terrace of Mount Etna and a cable car ride away from pretty beaches, once a former capital of Byzantine Sicily...