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Monday-Friday 9am-6pm; Saturday 9am-5.30pm

Call to speak to your personal Travel Consultant

01483 345 701

Monday-Friday 9am-6pm; Saturday 9am-5.30pm

wonders of eastern sicily 10 Beautiful Taormina with views towards Mount Etna
wonders of eastern sicily 1 Stay at the comfortable Hotel Villa Diodoro in Taormina for the first 4 nights of your tour.
wonders of eastern sicily 2 Enjoy the fantastic views across the sea from the Hotel Villa Diodoro pool.
wonders of eastern sicily 3 Filming at Inspector Montalbano's house at Punta Secca
wonders of eastern sicily 4 Our itinerary includes a visit to the historic centre of Syracuse
wonders of eastern sicily 7 The Town Hall of Scicli appears as the Police Station in the Inspector Montalbano series
wonders of eastern sicily 8 The winding streets of Syracuse are a delight

Wonders of Eastern Sicily

An opportunity to discover the beauty of Sicily with a relaxing stay in inimitable Taormina, followed by visits to the baroque cities of the South East, made famous by the Inspector Montalbano series shown on the BBC.

Tour Highlights

OUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • 4 nights in 4 star Hotel Ipanema in Taormina followed by 3 nights in 4 star Hotel Mediterraneo Palace in Ragusa
  • Half board included throughout
  • Walking tour of Taormina, with visit to the Greek Theatre
  • Mount Etna and Savoca where The Godfather was filmed
  • Time to relax and enjoy Taormina
  • Visit to the beautiful city of Syracuse and the island of Ortigia
  • A full day to visit Ragusa and Scicli, the backdrop to the Montalbano TV series
  • A lovely day to visit the Castle of Donnafugata and Montalbano's house by the sea
  • Wine tasting and typical Sicilian light lunch included

Itinerary

Day 1 | Fly to Catania and transfer to the Hotel Ipanema in Taormina for 4 nights. In the evening meet your fellow travellers and friendly Inghams Tour Leader.

Day 2 | Walking tour of the centre of Taormina to admire its streets and the Greco Roman amphitheatre with stunning views towards Mount Etna. Afternoon at leisure.

Day 3 | Mount Etna is Europe's highest active volcano and we climb to 1,900 metres, from where the more adventurous have the chance to take a jeep to a higher level. In the afternoon we visit the typical Sicilian town of Savoca which formed the backdrop to the film The Godfather.

Day 4 | A day at leisure to relax and enjoy the hotel pool or perhaps the beach.

Day 5 | Today we leave Taormina and travel southwards to visit Syracuse with the beautiful baroque historical centre of Ortigia.

Day 6 | Fans of the TV series, Inspector Montalbano will have noticed the gorgeous settings which include the little towns of Scicli and Ragusa. At Scicli, we see the 'Police Station', and we visit Ragusa which is the setting for fictional Vigata. It doesn't matter if you're not a fan of Montalbano because these towns are renowned for their beautiful, flamboyant architecture and are now a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Day 7 | A short drive to see the Castle of Donnafugata, home to the mafia boss in the Montalbano series, but also an interesting example of a Sicilian stately home from the 1800s. A quick photo stop at the little seaside town of Punta Secca where Montalbano lives and swims, before enjoying a wine tasting and light lunch in a seaside location.

Day 8 | Transfer to Catania airport for your return flight or pick up a hire car to extend your stay with us in Sicily.

Call to speak to your personal Travel Consultant - 01483 345 701