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Sicily Vacations

Sicily has it all. Sitting at the center of the Mediterranean region and at the boot tip of Italy, this island offers the best of sea, mountain, continental Europe, modern glamour, and ancient wonders.

A Sicily vacation with Travel2Italy is distinct from any other Italian tour. Because of its location, Sicily has developed out of a blend of cultures including Arab, Roman, Greek, Aragonese and Norman. To this day, it carries the signs of these cultures in its landscape and traditions. Enjoy the balance of East and West, past and present as you explore the adventure and richness of the island.

Your choices for Sicily vacation packages include private and walking tours. First, hike around the history and drama of Taormina, a hilltop town boasting an ancient Greek theater from the third century BC, a cathedral and the 15th-century Palazzo Corvaja. Here you can also find fabulous shopping and taste great wines.

The tallest peak in Sicily, Mount Etna, remains one of the most active volcanoes in Europe, having actually destroyed the village of Mascali in 1928. Your private tour, however, will be an enjoyable and safe adventure.

Go on a scenic drive around the island to Agrigento, and take in the remnants of the ancient Greek city of Akragas. Afterward, visit the Valley of Temples, which is an official UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here, learn about Greek temples and how it is believe they were constructed.

Sicily vacations are as varied as those on the mainland, with opportunities for art, history, awe-inspiring landscapes and fine dining. Take advantage of these Mediterranean locations, and experience an exquisite blend of world cultures.

> Taormina Walking Tour

Nowhere is the beauty of Sicily more apparent than in the hill-top town of Taormina. This walking tour proceeds past the Cathedral and the 15th-century Palazzo Corvaja with its black and white lava decoration. The highlight is a guided tour of the Greek theatre. Originally built by the Greeks in the 3rd century BC and rebuilt by the Romans in the 2nd century AD, the site offers heart-skipping views of the sea and Mount Etna. Your tour concludes with a stroll along the pedestrian Corso Umberto. In the small lanes and twisting viuzze you can shop for colorful ceramics, seek out the wines that won the praise of Pliny or dine on the mullet favored by Ovid.

> Private Tour to Mt Etna Tour  

Mt. Etna is Sicily's tallest peak and one of Europe's most famous active volcanoes, in the 20C, the most violent eruptions took place in 1910 leading to 23 additional craters being formed, in 1928, a lava flow destroyed the village of Mascali and other eruptions followed. 

> Private Tour of Agrigento

Agrigento is renowned as the site of the ancient Greek city of Akragas, one of the leading cities of Magna Graecia during the golden age of Ancient Greece.  Following a scenic drive across the island, meet your local guide who will escort you through the Valley of the Temples, a Unesco World Heritage site. You will visit some of the best preserved Greek temples in the world and learn the secrets behind their construction. 

 

 

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