3 Days Tour of Sicily – Beautiful Villages of the Beaten Path
This 3 days tour of Sicily is the perfect choice if you are looking for a relaxing weekend far away from stress, discovering Sicily off the beaten path. You are going to spend two nights and three days immersed in the authenticity of the Sicilian culture and tradition, having typical food, meeting local people while walking through history in the medieval alleys. You will visit Sicily’s beautiful villages, (three of the most beautiful Italian villages) on the Tyrrhenian coast that will welcome you, offering the discovery of charming sceneries, delicious flavors, and breathtaking views out of the biggest and most crowded tourist routes. With your local guide you will enjoy this 3 days tour of Sicily off the beaten path: visit the picturesque village of Novara di Sicilia, the ancient town of Montalbano Elicona with its mysterious Argimusco Plateau, Castroreale with its remarkable artistic heritage, and the small cities of Milazzo and Tindari.
Giorno 1: Castroreale e Milazzo
Pick-up in aeroporto e check-in in hotel. Sarai accolto dalla tua guida turistica all’aeroporto di Catania o Palermo, oppure nella città di Messina. Durante il primo giorno, questo tour della Sicilia ti porterà alla città di Milazzo, la più grande cittadella fortificata della Sicilia, e al borgo di Castroreale, con i suoi monumenti storici: la Cattedrale, il Museo Civico e altre antiche chiese che conservano un notevole patrimonio artistico. Pranzo in un agriturismo locale, cena in hotel.
Giorno 2: Novara di Sicilia e Altopiano dell’Argimusco
Breakfast in the hotel and check-out. Transfer to Novara di Sicilia and visit one of the Sicily beautiful villages. Here, far from the crowded tourist destinations, you will find out a place where the authentic soul of Sicily is still living: ancient churches, historical monuments, windmills, and a medieval bridge are just a few of the attractions! Learn about the ancient Sicilian crafts, see a demonstration of the local Maiorchino cheese and listen to the musicality of an ancient dialect still spoken in this hidden village. Lunch in a local restaurant. In the afternoon our tour of Sicily continues with a visit to the magic and mystic Argimusco Plateau, one of Sicily off the beaten path destinations, located near Montalbano Elicona. This mysterious place, probably a past sacred site, is characterized by huge anthropomorphic and zoomorphic rock formations, once used as an astronomical observatory. From this place, you will admire the most suggestive and warm sunset, feeling reconnected with nature. Arrive in Montalbano Elicona in the evening, check-in, and dinner at the hotel
Day 3: Montalbano Elicona and Tindari
Prima colazione in hotel e check-out. In mattinata vi godrete una visita al medievale Montalbano Elicona, un altro dei borghi più belli della Sicilia: passeggiando tra i suoi vicoli, potrete scoprire il centro che è stato lo scenario della sua storia secolare: visitate il maestoso castello che domina il paese dall’alto, il Duomo e il panoramico Belvedere. Pranzo in un ristorante locale. Nel pomeriggio trasferimento a Tindari. Questo villaggio è noto per essere il luogo di pellegrinaggio della Madonna Nera: goditi una visita al bellissimo santuario decorato a mosaico e ammira una vista spettacolare sul Mar Tirreno. Successivamente visiterai l’area archeologica dell’antica Tindari che conserva ancora un teatro greco-romano, resti di antiche abitazioni e di una Basilica. Alla fine del tour trasferimento in aeroporto.
Specification: 3 Days Tour of Sicily – Beautiful Villages of the Beaten Path
Terms & Conditions
The reservations will have to be forwarded by 7 days before the event. The payment of the allowances has to be done at the time of the reservation, or by the period that the event takes place. The group will be entrusted to one or more than one guide or/and delegated representatives of Discover Messina Travel which will assist the activities during the days together with the architect Nino Principato, who will take care of the tours. It’s compulsory for the participants to carefully observe the rules given by the guides during the whole path, to follow the pre-established itinerary without getting far from the group unless given the permission and to respect the established time for the eventual free time. The guided tours are provided for walks with pedestrian paths, some of which are on the rise. During all of the activities, non-ambulatory guests have to be assisted by an escort that can help them. Discover Messina Travel, in exceptional situations or imputable reasons to the organization, will have the option to modify the program of the activities. The participation of minors is consented only if accompanied by someone that has parental rights or someone that stands for them. The participants note the detailed program, the travel time, the sites that will be visited and exempt Discover Messina Travel from any civic and penal responsibility for eventual delays, incidents and injuries that might happen during the tours and during transfers that are not to be imputable to the organization. Discover Messina Travel also reserves the right to cancel the event if the minimum number of 30 participants hasn’t been reached by 7 days before the event. As not provided by these general terms, Discover Messina Travel refers to the law in force.
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