6 Days Tour of Sicily – the Northwest from Trapani to Cefalù
Among our tours of Sicily with this one you can take the opportunity to explore the Northwestern side of the island: be enchanted by the Salt Pans of Trapani, the medieval village of Erice, Palermo, Cefalù & Monreale, capitals of the Arab-Norman heritage of Sicily. Our tour of Sicily starts visiting the nature reserve of the Salt pans of Trapani, a unique place where it’s still preserved the old tradition of salt extraction. On the second day, we go to Erice, a fairy-tale place where you can discover the old medieval village and the castle. Before leaving, don’t forget to taste the typical local cookies, the Genovesi pastries, made with a shortcrust pastry stuffed with custard. On tours of Sicily, you’ll discover also the capital of Sicily, Palermo, where you have the opportunity to admire the monuments that testify the Arab and Norman dominations in Sicily.
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🏁 Tour Itinerary: 6 Days Tour of Sicily – the Northwest from Trapani to Cefalù
Day 1: Saline di Trapani
Pick-up at the airport and hotel check-in. You will be welcomed by our tour guide at the airport of Catania or Palermo, or in the city of Messina. The first stop of the tour of Sicily will be Trapani. The morning is dedicated to the visit of the Salt Pans of Trapani, where you can see the nature reserve in which the population makes the salt extraction. Lunch in a typical Sicilian restaurant.
In the afternoon, we are moving to the center of the town where through a walking tour along the main street we visit the most important monuments. Dinner and overnight in 4 stars hotel in Trapani.
Day 2: villaggio di Erice
Breakfast in the hotel and check-out. On the second day, you’ll visit Erice. Erice is a medieval village that nearby Trapani overlooks the archipelago of Egadi Islands. Its ancient castle of Venus is famous for its panoramic position, from where you can admire the landscape of Trapani. With the guide, you’ll visit the main monuments of this old village and you are captured by its landscape. The lunch will be in a local restaurant. Before to leave don’t forget to taste the local pastry products, such as Mustaccioli, the Genovesi pastries. In the evening we transfer to Palermo in order to reach the hotel. Check-in, dinner, and overnight in 4 stars hotel in Palermo.
Day 3: Palermo
Breakfast in the hotel. Palermo, capital of Sicily. The 3rd day of this tour of Sicily will be dedicated to discovering this charming city, the biggest of the island. Through a walking tour, you’ll visit its incredible and lively city center in order to admire the Cathedral, the most famous streets, Quattro Canti (Four Corners), Piazza Pretoria, and Fontana Della Vergogna (Fountain of Shame), and much more. During the day you have also the opportunity to taste the typical street foods of the city: pane e Panelle, bread filled with Sicilian fritters made with chickpea flour; pane ca meusa, bread stuffed with veal spleen. Lunch in a typical restaurant in the town. Dinner and overnight in 4 stars hotel in Palermo.
Day 4: Palermo and Monreale
Breakfast in the hotel and check-out. In the morning we visit Palazzo Dei Normanni (Norman Royal Palace) with the Palatine Chapel, which testifies to the Norman domination in Sicily. In the afternoon we reach Monreale and the lunch will be there, in a typical place. In the afternoon we visit the historic center of Monreale. The city was founded by the Normans in the XII century. Interesting is the Cathedral inside which there are decoration mosaics that represent Jesus Christ, the Pantokrator, and the Monumental Cloister. In the evening we reach Cefalù. Check-in and dinner in a 4 stars hotel in Cefalù.
Day 5: Cefalù
Breakfast in the hotel. All the day is dedicated to discovering Cefalù. This town, not far from Palermo, is very famous in Sicily, especially for the seaside tourism and for art. The city center is characterized by narrow streets, ancient buildings and local craft shops specialized in the production of ceramic objects, located especially along Corso Ruggero. During this day you visit the main tourist places of the town, such as the Cathedral, the archaeological area, Temple of Diana, Byzantine fortified walls, Porta Pescara, etc. Lunch in a typical restaurant where you eat Sicilian seafood dishes. Dinner and overnight in 4 stars hotel in Palermo.
Day 6: Caccamo
Breakfast in hotel and check-out. In the morning we will leave our accommodation, moving towards Segesta. Here, we will admire the ancient theatre with its impressive views and the Doric temple while our guide will tell the history of this special site. Lunch in a typical restaurant At the end of the tour of Sicily, transfer to Catania or Palermo airport, or in the city of Messina. We will share a goodbye hoping to see you back in Sicily soon!
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