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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 Villa Igiea (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 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 Grand Hotel des Etrangers (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 The Ashbee (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.
Luxury tour departures will feature upgraded accommodation as indicated by the asterisks. Prices are based on the standard room category.
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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...