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Discovering Sicily

Discovering Sicily

Get lost in stunning Sicily.

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30/06/2017ECONOMY

Palma de Mallorca

Palermo, Sicilia

Spain
Son Sant Joan, Mallorca / 23:59
Iberia Airlines IB 5661 Iberia Airlines
8h 06m 1 Stop - Fiumicino (5h 00m)
Italy
(+1) 08:05 Palermo
Our client representative will be waiting for you at Palermo Airport meeting Point
01/07/2017 04/07/2017

Palermo, Sicilia

About the city

Life in Palermo is intense. People and buildings are tightly crammed into every available space and chaotic markets render the narrow sidewalks impassable. Lush gardens exist along poor narrow streets, and drying laundry resembles the festive banners of a public festivity. Stroll along via Roma up to Corso Vittorio Emanuele, admiring the squares and the exuberant cathedral. The Palazzo dei Normani is an extraordinary fusion of styles, its Byzantine mosaics are a reminder of the city's Golden Age. The ruins of the Church of San Giovanni degli Eremiti stand around the corner, with its pink domes shielding an exotic cloister garden. The National Gallery of Sicily, housed in the Palazzo Abatellis, has a superb collection of paintings and sculpture. In the mornings, don’t miss the massive open-air Capo market. Most of Palermo’s nightlife occurs in the beach district of Mondello. There you can join the strolling crowds of young Italians sampling fish from seaside kitchen stalls and eating gelato.

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Al Galileo Siciliano

80%
  • At 1.4 km from the center
  • Via giovan battista odierna, 40, Palermo 90127
  • Single room (1)

  • BED AND BREAKFAST

  • 3 Accommodation nights

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Palermo Street Food Walking Tour

day 1 - Palermo Street Food Walking Tour
In the morning, meet your guide at Piazza Verdi, home to Teatro Massimo, Italy’s largest opera house. Receive a special ‘foodie’s passport’, and listen as your guide explains that it will be stamped after each tasting, creating a personalized souvenir of your small-group food tour. Then, begin your gastronomic jaunt through Palermo.
Wind through the web of alleyways that make up Mercato di Capo and Vucciria Market. Breathe in the heavenly aromas that waft through the air and browse the stalls, which are piled high with regional fare.
As you walk, listen to your guide share the secrets of Sicilian street cuisine and explain the history of the city, while pointing out notable monuments including the Church of the Immaculate Conception, which, should you wish, you can choose to enter (own expense).
Savor snacks from several street vendors and stop into local bakeries and traditional inns as part of your educational epicurean experience. During the tour, try five different Sicilian specialties, such as arancine (stuffed rice balls) and panelle (chickpea fritters), as well as sipping on a sweet local wine.
Top it all off with a lip-smacking local dessert, such as an icy granita (a frozen slushy dessert), ice cream or cannoli (fried pastry tubes filled with sweet ricotta and other ingredients). During summer months (June to September), the tour concludes after three hours at Piazza San Domenico.
If your tour takes place between October and May, continue your culinary quest for another hour, during which you’ll see the famous Baroque buildings of Quattro Canti and the Florentine fountain at Piazza Pretoria, before moving onto Ballarò Street Market, a favorite among locals.
Sated and satisfied from all the food, you'll then visit the Cathedral of Palermo, where your tour concludes.
Please note: In the special requirements field at check out, please advise of any dietary restrictions or food allergies; substitutions may be accommodated with advance notice.
Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
Good walking shoes recommended
Not wheelchair accessible
The tour is not recommended for travellers with limited walking capacity.
Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking (tour is not suitable for people affected by celiac disease)
Seats aren't available at every stop, the tour involves a lot of walking (almost 2 miles)

 Please let us have your mobile number, should we need to contact you, thank you. This is especially useful should we need to contact you the day of the tour. 

Street food is cooked and served at street stalls, modest bakeries and old bars, do not expect to enter elegant restaurants and use rose-scented toilets. This street food tour has been designed to show Palermo with no filters of any kind.

Gluten free and dairy free options are not available

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
Concludes at Piazza San Domenico (June - September) and at Cathedral (October - May)
04/07/2017ECONOMY

Palermo, Sicilia

Catania, Sicilia

Italy
Palermo / 07:00
Alitalia AZ 1774 Alitalia
3h 30m 1 Stop - Fiumicino (1h 05m)
Italy
10:30 Catania Fontanarossa
Our client representative will be waiting for you at Catania Airport meeting Point
04/07/2017 07/07/2017

Catania, Sicilia

About the city

Catania is the second largest city in Sicily. Buried seven times by fierce eruptions of the Etna volcano and several earthquakes, much of its monuments have been destroyed. Nonetheless, the old town is well maintained, so much so, that it was declared a World Heritage Site in 2002. In the city center visitors will be able to enjoy the major feature of the city: its baroque architecture. The main examples are the Cathedral Square, Piazza del Duomo ,with the Elephant Fountain, the adorned Cathedral, founded in the 11th century on the ruins of the ancient baths and the impressive 13th century Ursino Castle. The remains of the Roman and Greek heritage can still be witnessed at the former Acropolis of Katane that includes the Roman Theatre, built by Greeks and reconstructed by Romans, the Odeon and the Amphitheatre. Chaotic, noisy and boisterous, Catania’s nightlife is buzzing, hundreds of bars, clubs and eateries are at hand where to get infected with the joie de vivre of the city’s population.

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Hotel Garden Vulcano

70%
  • At 2.7 km from the center
  • Via porto ponente, 0, Vulcano, isole eolie 98050
This charming Hotel is located in Aeolian Islands. Nestled within 100 metres from the town centre, the accommodation allows easy access to all this destination has to offer. The nearest beach is within 200 metres from the accommodation. The Hotel is...
  • Standard Double (1)

  • BED AND BREAKFAST

  • 3 Accommodation nights

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Etna Tour and Alcantara from Taormina

day 5 - At 8.00 am
This full day includes a great outdoor excursion into the wonders of nature and an opportunity to enjoy one of most impressive Sicily's icon. We will have a first stop to visit the Alcantara Gorges (optional descent, not included), where the river dug a stunning canyon into the lava stones, and then we will aim to the pulsing and flaming heart of the island.

On the way to reach Rifugio Sapienza, which is located at 2000 Mt above sea level, the guide will talk you of some interesting facts about the mountain, which is highest active volcano in the European continent . Once you'll get there you'll enjoy the unique view which is definitely amazing. Time is allowed for the optional ascent up to 2900 Mt (not included).

Languages
English.

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Voucher type: Printed
Printed Voucher. Print and bring the voucher to enjoy the activity.

Location
Starting point:
Taormina's Bus Terminal

End point: Same as starting point

Schedule
Opening dates
08:00 - 17:30

Duration: 9,5 Hours

Guiding options
Guiding type: Guide

Requirements
Not suitable for people with asthma, heart diseases, reduced mobility or pregnant women.
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07/07/2017ECONOMY

Catania, Sicilia

Palma de Mallorca

Italy
Catania Fontanarossa / 21:55
Iberia Airlines IB 5232 Iberia Airlines
6h 35m 1 Stop - Fiumicino (3h 15m)
Spain
(+1) 04:30 Son Sant Joan, Mallorca
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  • Insurance (Seguro Inclusión Intermundial) - Region (Single Country Continent) - Days (8)

Summary

Discovering Sicily
Discovering Sicily