Itineraries in the surronding area

The lava on the sea and the Mediterranean flavors¹

Time: about 5 hours

Etna is a 800.000 year old volcano. We will see the signs of its prehistoric eruptions by visiting the Acicastello cliff, on which an ancient castle was built in the Middle Ages. Later we will move to Acitrezza, an old little town of fishermen where we can admire the so called “faraglioni”, huge prehistoric lava rocks standing out from the see. Finally we will go to Acireale to visit the S. Sebastian’s Basilica, Unesco World Heritage, and the eighteenth-century Cathedral.

The visit includes a stop-over at the park in Acireale and at Antica Sicilia, a local firm producing sweet and savory products made with natural ingredients and Sicilian fruits.

¹ This option can be included in Historical Catania Center Tour for a whole day visit.

 

The overlooks on the Sicilian see

Time: about 8 hours

The first stop will be in the picturesque town of Taormina. Here we will see the Ancient Theatre and other important monuments such as The Clock Tower, the Fortress Cathedral and much more (under request the Museum of Arts and Folks Traditions) up to the panoramic viewpoint at the IX April Square.

On the back way we will move to Acireale to visit the S. Sebastian’s Basilica, Unesco World Heritage, and the eighteenth-century Catheral. We will stop at the park which overlooks the Timpa, an overhanging lavic rock on the see full of Mediterranean greenery. Then we will move to Acitrezza, an old little town of fishermen where we can admire the so called “faraglioni”, huge prehistoric lava rocks standing out from the see.

Finally we will visit the last panoramic viewpoint in Acicastello, at the top of a Medieval castle which was built on a prehistoric cliff of lava.

 

Piazza Armerina – Villa Romana del Casale

Time: about 6 hours

A visit dedicated to Villa Romana del Casale, part of Unesco World Heritage. The house with its baths, its Basilica and its Peristyle, is famous all around the world for the roman precious mosaics which characterize it.