Sicily, Italy is a beautiful Mediterranean island, also known to be the largest island in the vicinity there, has recently become a hub of tourist activities. This guide will help you to explore complete island, it’s culture and colors in 8 days as we give you a complete day-by-day guide.
So let’s begin,
Day – 1: Catania Airport is where your flight is expected to come. Go to your hotel comfortably and rest a bit. It would be good if your hotel is near seaside to enjoy the breeze. You are listen to the hustle and bustle of the ports operating. After relaxation, go to explore magnificently huge and charismatic buildings of Duomo & Piazza and Palazzo Senatario.
Have some food at fine diners along the route. Italian food is very diverse.
Day -2: Explore Historic Greek marvel sites. Leave for Syracuse’s Paradise Quarry which has weird yet unique ear shaped grotto (Italian caves). An echo can be heard due to this unique shape. This place is more popularly called as Ear of Dionysius. Follow your way to Greek theatre, an epitome of Greek architecture. (The theatre is carved out of a solid rock).
Have a good wine tasting at local breweries. Leave for Old City, which has its own charisma. There are several well placed narrow lanes majestically standing over the Island of Ortygia. It’s worth to mention that these are same lanes where Great and Noble Greek Laureate and world renown Mathematician, Archimedes ran naked, shouting EUREKA! Ease off your day to Ragusa. (Please book different hotel as per the locality of attractions)
Day 3 – Not much has been explored until now so let’s set the day for new explorations. This is day for a new journey around southern coast, to the Valley of Temples, across town of Gela, Agrigento. This is honestly one of the finest Italian or more precisely Greek architecture. Equally breathtaking is the Huge temple of Concordia and an up hung Temple of Juno across the top side. Reach to Palermo, the capital of Sicily, Italy. Have a nice candle light dinner or much along some penne arabiata.
Day 4 – We Start off our journey from the last stand Palermo. Leave all the way through Palermo and reach Baroque Quattro Canti to have a look at Fountain of Shame. A Today is your day for Cathedrals, so start off with Palermo Cathedral and all the way off to Monreale. Cattedrale di Monreale is a vibrant architectural epithet.
The carved wood and the intricate art work makes your jaw drop with awe. It’s also a UNESCO world heritage site and has gold plated structures that is its highlight. All this can be complete by afternoon. Now, it’s time for you to use your afternoon to explore city more deeply and you can satiate your hunger as well. Try local Italian cuisine, it’s tasty to say the least.
Day 5– Explore Erice, a beautiful town located on top of hill. One can enjoy walking through the famous alleyway of labyrinth (a complex structure). Hop on to nearby olive oil farms to get firsthand experience and purest quality olives at your service. One can look for various mid to modern time churches and sea views. What comes next is definitely the Castle of Venus. A light lunch is advised with fresh wine and olives enriched environment of Trapani town. One can head back to Palermo then for some evening leisure.
Day 6 – This is the day for going off guard and to the coastal harbors of Sicily. Fishing area of town Cefalu is what you can look for. Porta messina arch is where you should be heading for now. Don’t forget to click some good photographs as you go. Stroll the area and notice the alleys down there. Porta Messina has also been parts of some Hollywood movies.
Let’s call it a day.
Day 7 – This will be a day to set off for Mount Etna. This is also labelled as Europe’s largest volcano. Next on this list should be Mount Tauro (Hugely standing on Ionian Sea), Taormina (an old town) from where one can see Snowy top of Mt. Etna. Enjoy the weather and last respite of Sicily along the Palazzo Corvaja, one of the town’s grandest building. Piazza IX Aprille is for all those serene moments. Greek Theatre can be visited on the open sky and its architecture should be closely observed.
Day 8 – You get to see the majesty of Mount Etna a last time while your head back from where this 8 days’ journey started, Catania Airport. Rejoice!
Hope this guide helps,
Have a sicilious day!