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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)
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 / Villa Athena (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 Cefalù, and drop off your hire car. Fly
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner,
N: No meals.
Featuring some of the most luxurious accommodation
throughout the tour.
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EUI2019: 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...