The Experience

Explore beautiful Taormina, overlooking the Ionian Sea, and its surroundings: the fertile lava-flow country around Mount Etna and the Greek and Roman ruins of Syracuse. Day 1: Catania/Taormina
After arriving at Catania Airport, you are met and privately transferred to your luxury hotel in picturesque Taormina, where you have superb views across the Bay of Naxos and of Mount Etna.

Grand Hotel Timeo or San Domenico Palace
Day 2: Taormina and Castelmola
Your guide takes you on a walking tour of Taormina to visit the Greek Theater that was originally built by the Greeks and later rebuilt by the Romans. The amphitheater overlooks the surrounding countryside and offers splendid views of Mount Etna. Then join your driver for the exhilarating drive to Castelmola, a tiny hamlet with even more sensational views. You might enjoy the views even more if you sit down for a glass of local wine at the Turrisi Bar.

Grand Hotel Timeo or San Domenico Palace | Meals: B
Day 3: Syracuse
Meet your local guide in Syracuse, a city that has been economically and culturally important for 27 centuries. The Greek Theater, founded by the Corinthians, is one of the most important examples of theater architecture anywhere, and for centuries it was the center of Syracusan life. Whereas the Greek Theater served a religious purpose, the Roman Theater was used as an entertainment venue. Continue to the charming Ortygia neighborhood that is a little island connected to the main city of Syracuse and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit the ancient stone quarry carved in Temenites hill to see Dionysus,™ Ear., The s-shaped chamber and teardrop-shaped entrance resemble an ear, creating a natural cavern of flawless acoustics.

Grand Hotel Timeo or San Domenico Palace | Meals: B
Day 4: Taormina/Catania
Privately transfer to Catania Airport for your departure flight.

Meals: B

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