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Chiara TodaroArt and Museums, Castelmola, Catania, Etna, Food and Wine, History and Culture, Messina, Palermo, Savoca, Sea and Nature, TaorminaLeave a Comment

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Our Sicily tours start from the historical centre of Messina, gateway of Sicily, with a route that let you discover the beautiful Northern coastline leading to the lakes of Ganzirri and Capo Peloro, facing the Strait of Messina. The city offers an interesting artistic and monumental itinerary from Cathedral Square, where the Norman style Mother Church dominates, but even more the bell tower with its mechanical and astronomical clock enriched by Golden bronze statues in the main façade, characters of a unique show everyday at noon. Among the things to do in Sicily, don't miss a visit to the medieval Church of Catalans, one of the few buildings testifying the Arab architecture in guided tours of Sicily. Sicily private tours allow you to visit the collections of the Regional Museum in order to discover paintings, sculptures and decorations saved in the ravages of the 1908 earthquake of Messina, not only artistic but also historical great value heritage.

Crossing the Eastern coastline of Sicily we reach the most famous Sicily towns to visit like Taormina, Castelmola, Savoca discovering medieval villages with breathetaking panoramic balconies. To enjoy the Sicily tours, in Taormina walking in Corso Umberto, the ancient Roman Street Via Valeria, you will appreciate the fashion shops, the local souvenirs and handcraft objects, and the historical centre with two monumental arches Porta Catania and Porta Messina, and the clock tower replacing an old guardian tower. One of the best things to see in Sicily is a visit of the Greek Roman Theatre, especially for those who are in love with history and archeology, a unique experience for the eyes and the soul: the backstage of the theatre is an authentic window towards Etna, that is a natural background during dramatical performances and concerts still organized in this wonderful frame dating back to the III century BC.

High altitude Sicily tours: Etna

 

Tours in Sicily imply also Mount Etna, the highest active volcano in Europe, the most favourite destination in Tours Sicilia. Etna waits for us with a walking on Crateri Silvestri through naturalistic routes available in the surroundings of Rifugio Sapienza. The very fertile soil promotes the agricolture, in which Sicilian economy is based: from high quality grapes, such as Carricante, Grillo and Nerello Mascalese, Etna Wine Doc is obtained, classified in Red, White and Rose varieties; from olives, Nocellara dell’Etna in particular, a very tasty extra-virgin oil is produced.

Guided tour of Sicily continues to Catania, with the majestic Cathedral and the Fountain of Elephant. A province of the Roman empire, it still preserves the ruins of Odeon Theatre in the city. Sicily towns to visit around Catania are Caltagirone, considered the homeland of Sicilian handcraft with the typical colorful pottery made all over the island, and Piazza Armerina known because of the late-Roman Villa, included in the Unesco heritage list, with mosaic floor decorations without comparison.

Sicily tours go also to the South Eastern part of the island named Noto Valley with the late barroque cities rebuilt after the 1693 earthquake, in particular Ragusa and Ibla. TIhe narrow streets, the long staircases, the squares, the churches surrounded by iron railings, lead us in a movie atmosphere: this is the reason for which many movies and TV series were filmed right here. Things to do in Sicily, next to monuments and history, is also typical products in the Sicilian pastry shops and coffee where you can appreciate the best traditional sweets, like almond biscuits, cannolis with ricotta cream, ice cream and granitas.

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