Fantasia Sicily days 17

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DAY 01 – ROME / ASSISI / SIENA / FLORENCE
Departure at 7.30 am from hotel diana/metropole by deluxe motor coach to Assisi. Arrival and time at leisure to Visit This Little Medieval City. We Reccomend The Visit to the Famous San Francesco’s Basilica, where you shall Find GIOTTO’s and CIMABUE’S Masterpieces. (Free Time for Lunch, not included). Driving on the " Autostrada del Sole " we’ll arrive to Siena This gothic city is constructed on three hills in the heart of Tuscany. This monumental and medieval city is encircled by its ancient walls and is famous for its splendid square " Piazza del Campo ", designed in the shape of a shell . Here, every year the famous "Palio" takes place. See also the elegant Palace and the Cathedral. In the afternoon proceed on to Florence. Dinner and overnight at the Hotel.

DAY 02 – FLORENCE
Breakfast at the Hotel and morning city tour During which you shall appreciate the artistic beauty of Florence with its Dome by Brunelleschi, its Bell tower by Giotto and its Baptistery. The sightseeing tour continues through Piazza della Signoria, Palazzo Vecchio and finally the church of Santa Croce. Time at leisure and return to the hotel. Dinner and overnight.

DAY 03 – FLORENCE / PISA / PADUA / VENICE
Breakfast at Hotel and departure for the excursion to Pisa. This quiet and graceful town shows signs of its past and its greatness through the famous Piazza del Campo, better known as the " Square of Miracles " where we find the Cathedral, the Leaning Tower (a Romanic bell tower of 58mt) and the Baptistery. At the end of the visit, departure towards Padua for a short visit of St. Anthony’s Basilica, Continuing Then towards Venice, the city of gondolas. Dinner and overnight at the Hotel.

DAY 04 – VENICE
Breakfast at Hotel and visit of this mysterious city built on 177 islands, 150 canals and 400 bridges. The sightseeing includes the panoramic of St. Mark's square and the Doge's Palace (external). During the morning the group will stop in one of the famous shops of Murano glass. Afternoon at leisure. Dinner and overnight at the Hotel.

DAY 05 – VENICE / SAN MARINO / ROME
Breakfast at the Hotel and departure for San Marino. Arrival in one of the smaller states in the world that still has its own currency, stamps and preserves its political system since over nine centuries. Free Time for Lunch (not included). In the afternoon arrival to Rome. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 06 –  Rome
Breakfast at the Hotel. Departure from the Hotel at hrs 08:00 am to visit this famous city and its artistic beauties among which: Fontana di Trevi, Pantheon, Castel Sant'Angelo and the San Peter square with its basilica. Afternoon at leisure and overnight at the Hotel.


Day 07 –  Rome / Naples / Pompeii / Sorrento
Breakfast at the Hotel. After leaving Rome, the coach will take the " Sun Route " motorway, driving through the regions of Lazio and Campania, with a view of the Abbey of Montecassino. Upon arrival in Naples there will be a short panoramic city tour : Mergellina, Castel dell'Ovo Plebiscito Square, the Royal Palace, the Maschio Angioino and the port. Lunch in a restaurant on our way to Pompeii and then visit of the excavations of the famous Roman city , destroyed by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 A.D. Leaving Pompeii and driving along the Sorrentine coastal, arrival in Sorrento. Dinner and overnight in the Hotel.

Day 08 – Sorrento / Capri / Sorrento
After breakfast we board the boat for the Island of Capri, where, weather and sea conditions permitting, we will visit the Blue Grotta in small rowing boats. Lunch in a restaurant and free time for personal activities. Return to Sorrento, Dinner and Overnight in the Hotel.

Day 09 - Sorrento / Palermo
Breakfast at the Hotel and morning at leisure. In the afternoon departure towards Naples harbour to board on the Tirrenia Ferry Boat to Palermo. Overnight on boat.

Day 10– Palermo
Arrival in Palermo and transfer from the pear to the hotel. Day al leasure. Dinner and overnights.

Day 11 - Palermo / Monreale / Palermo
Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning visit of the town of Palermo that includes: the Chapel Palatine , the Cathedral of Palermo and the Cathedral of Monreale and its Clauster. Lunch. In the In the afternoon free time to spare with an optional excursion of the city of: the Catacombe of the Priets Cappuccini, Mondello and some of the most typical downtowns of the City Centre. Dinner and overnights at the hotel.

Day 12 - Palermo / Selinunte / Agrigento
Breakfast at the hotel and then departure to Selinunte. After the visit of this archaeological site, lunch in a restaurant near the seaside. We will proceed to Agrigento, the "most beautiful city of the human beings", where, nowadays, you can admire ten doricos temples that are on the valley. We will visit The Temples Valley: Accommodation to the hotel in Agrigento. Visit of the "Valle dei Templi" by night, enlightened. Dinner and overnight.

Day 13 - Agrigento / Piazza Armerina  / Ragusa / Noto / Siracusa
After the breakfast, departure to Piazza Armerina: in the heart of the island and popular for the splendid Roman Villa del Casale, luxurious roman dwelling, one of the most important roman proof in Sicily. The wonderful mosaics that cover the floors, illustrate the habits and costumes of the roman way of living. Continuation to Ragusa. Lunch in a typical restaurant and then: visit of Ragusa Ibla, the capital of the famous Sicilian Baroque. We will continue to Noto: Symbolic city of the “Sicilian Baroque”. In the evening arrival to Siracusa. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 14 - Siracusa
Breakfast at the hotel and then departure to visit Siracusa: founded between 734 – 733 b. C. It is in a splendid position in the east of the Sicilian coast; it stretches out over the sea with the island of Ortigia, where the major testimonies of its glorious past are: The Minerva Temple, today a catholic church, the legendary Arethusa Fountain, Apollo Temple, the Greek Theatre, the Roman Anfitheatre near the Latomie and the Ear of Dionysus. Return to the hotel, Lunch. Free afternoon. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 15 - Siracusa / Etna / Taormina Region of Taormina
Breakfast to the hotel and then departure to Mount Etna: it is the highest active volcano in Europe (3345 mt).The bus will bring you up to the “Rifugio Sapienza” 1800 m. Visit of the extinguished Craters of Mounts Silvestri. Wonderful variety of fauna and flora and moony landscapes can be seen on the way. The special ambient created during the centuries under nature, culture and history is inimitable all over the world. We will proceed to a restaurant where we will taste the most special sicilian dishes. Continuation to Taormina: pretty and romantic town on the Mount Tauro (204 mt). Spare time to visit the famous Greek Theatre with a splendid view of the Mount Etna and the Ionian sea or to do shopping and to stroll through the picturesque lanes of the city centre. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 16 - Region of Taormina / Messina / Cefalý / Palermo
Breakfast at the hotel and departure to Messina, sightseeing tour of the city and its famous Cathedral. Continuation to a farmhouse or restaurant to lunch very typical products of the island. We will proceed to Cefalý: splendid fishermen’s village and seaside resort. Visit of the huge Norman Cathedral, founded in 1131 by Roger II and of the Medieval Lavatory. Time at leisure to stroll through the narrow lanes of the historic centre full of shops and restaurants. Transfer to Palermo, dinner and overnight to the hotel.

Day 17 - Palermo
Breakfast at the hotel. End of our service
 

 

DEPARTURE DATES HIGH SEASON

APRIL

07

14

21

28

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MAY

05

12

19

26

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JUNE

02

09

16

23

30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JULY

07

14

21

28

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AUGUST

04

11

18

25

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SEPTEMBER

01

08

15

22

29

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OCTOBER

06

13

20

27

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HIGH SEASON FROM APRIL 2007

 

SGL

 

DBL

 

TPL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4* hotels

 

€ 2.955,00 pp

 

€ 2.259,00

 

€ 2.213,00 pp

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3* hotels

 

€ 2.718,00 pp

 

€ 2.063,00

 

€ 2.017,00 pp

 

 

 

 

 

          SUPPL OF BOAT TKT TO RETURN trip to ROME/CIVITAVECCHIA OR NAPLES EURO 134 PP Not comm.

 

 

 

 

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