Self guided tour 7 days/6 nights

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This Route is characterised by contrast and variety, explore one of the most beautiful corners of Sicily. From Nicolosi we travel to Adrano, whose MAIN attraction is its Castle, now also the site of the Archaeological Museum. From Adrano go on to Bronte (whose name means ‘roar of thunder’), and is known as the land of the pistacchio. Highlights include Mount Etna, the Great Active volcano and some optional wine-tasting in the area. You will discover the magical Alcantara Gorges and their river, the mediaeval town of Randazzo, at the slopes of the Etna where you will take the wine road so called due to the excellent quality of the vines grown in the region. There is also the opportunity to visit the town of Taormina and its worlD-famous Graeco-Roman amphitheatre.

1st day: Airport Catania – Nicolosi on Etna

Arrival and transfer to the hotel in Nicolosi a small village on the slopes of Mt Etna.

View Of Sicilian Village and Volcano Etna2nd day: Nicolosi – Adrano – Bronte (44 Km)

Visit to Adrano: its historic centre and Norman Castle, ”The River Simeto Gorges” and the old “Saracen Bridge”. Bronte: its historic centre and Pistachio Groves.

3rd day: Bronte – Maniace – Randazzo (40 km)

Maniace: Visit to the Castle of Admiral Oratio Nelson and to the ex-Medieval Church of S.Maria di Maniace.

Randazzo: A small town on the slopes of Mount Etna: its rich and interesting historic centre of Medieval origin.

alcantara4th day: Randazzo – Verzella(Etna wine road) Alcantara Gorge-GiardiniNaxos (41 km)

The ”Wine Road” is the area where Mt Etna’s wines are produced. Wine tasting is possible in a local vineyard.

Visit to the Alcantara River Gorges whose water cut through the lava.

Stay in Giardini Naxos.

5th day: Giardini Naxos – Taormina Giardini Naxos (20 Km)

Chance to visit ancient Naxos, Sicily’s first Greek colony.

Visit to Taormina, a town important for its art and culture, defined the pearl of Sicily.You can visit the Greek Theatre, its main Street and the churches of different epochs.

teatrogrecotaormina6th day: Giardini Naxos – Acireale – Acitrezza (42 Km)

Visit to Acireale and the Timpa Nature reserve Acireale: Town of Art and Baroque architecture. Acitrezza: Fishing villages.

7th day: departure

After breakfast departure and end of our services.