3 Days Tour of Sicily – Beautiful Villages of the Beaten Path
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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.
🏁 Tour Itinerary: 3 Days Tour of Sicily – Beautiful Villages of the Beaten Path
Day 1: Castroreale e Milazzo
Pick-up at the airport and hotel check-in. You will be welcomed by your tour guide at the airport of Catania or Palermo, or in the city of Messina. During the first day, this tour of Sicily will bring you to the town of Milazzo, the biggest fortified citadel of Sicily, and to the village of Castroreale, with its historic monuments: the Cathedral, the Municipal Museum, and other ancient churches preserving a remarkable artistic heritage. Lunch at a local farmhouse, dinner at the hotel.
Day 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
Breakfast in the hotel and check-out. In the morning you will enjoy a visit to the medieval Montalbano Elicona, another one of Sicily beautiful villages: walking through its alleys, you can discover the center that has been the scenery of its century-long history: visit the majestic castle dominating the town from above, the Cathedral and the panoramic Belvedere. Lunch in a local restaurant. In the afternoon, transfer to Tindari. This village is known for being the pilgrimage site of the Black Madonna: enjoy a visit to the beautiful sanctuary decorated in mosaics and admire a spectacular view of the Tyrrhenian Sea. Then you will visit the archaeological area of the ancient Tyndaris that still keeps a Greek-Roman theatre, ruins of ancient dwellings, and of a Basilica. At the end of the tour transfer to the airport.
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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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