Sicily is the true motherland of Italy, marked by a uniquely welcoming culture and the essence of Italian cuisine. The island offers bustling street life, markets and breathtaking beaches. Let yourself be swept away by the beaches’ aqua waters lined by age-old architecture and Mount Etna in the distance, and you just might not want to leave.
Please note: This tour meets at the hostel starting at 4:00PM on Thursday and ends Sunday.
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The trip meets in Catania at your accommodation anytime after 16:00, after which you will be able to check into your rooms. A Bus2alps trip leader will be in the lobby from 16:00-22:00. If your flight arrives early Friday morning or late Friday night, please inform your trip leader ahead of time. They will coordinate with the front desk to give you your room key and weekend information.
On Friday morning we will begin the walking tour of Catania. The walking tour will bring you through Castello Ursino, the outdoor fish, meat, and produce market, Catania's Duomo, the Roman Amphitheater, many of the town's beautiful churches, and more. After the walking tour, you will have free time to explore the city of Catania on your own and the guides will give you recommendations of their favorite lunch spots.
We will be meeting back at the accommodation in the early afternoon to depart to Syracuse. Your Trip Leader will point out the main sights of the town as well as places to try the local cuisine and see the sights!
On Saturday, after the included breakfast at the hostel there will be free time in Catania. You can shop in the local stores as well as check out any location pointed out by your tour guide on the walking tour the previous day. We will be meeting back at the accommodation in the early afternoon to depart to Taormina. We will discover the city of Taormina and Isola Bella. Our guides will show you around the city and point out the beach, shops and places to grab a late afternoon coffee or snack! We will then return back to Catania for our final amazing Sicilian meal!
Sunday we will be checking out of the accommodation. If your flight is later in the day you may have time to visit Mount Enta. If you are interested in this, your trip leader will give you more information on transportation.