23/08/2019 · By Katie Shaw
To celebrate experiences that bring Italy to life, here are a few of our favourite unique activities that truly take you to the heart of this beguiling country.Read more
Book your 2021 holiday before 31st October and you can transfer your holiday for free - no questions asked. T&C's apply
2021 Tour code: PSJ21
About the tour
Uncover the charms of Sicily and the Aeolian Islands, discovering historic towns, natural wonders, and rich Italian culture. Visit one of the world's most active volcanoes, discover historic architecture, and enjoy a taste of Italy as we sample Sicilian wines and local street food.
Meet your Tour Manager at the airport today, ready to begin your fantastic adventure in Sicily. After arriving in Palermo, transfer to the heart of the city and the 4-star Hotel Palazzo Sitano, where we enjoy our first dinner together.
On Day 2 we begin our explorations of historic Palermo, starting with the intriguing 'Quattro Cante', or 4 Songs, a beautiful baroque square with a fountain on each corner, representing the 4 Spanish kings of Sicily. Meandering along the shaded streets, visit the beautiful Palatine Chapel, and Palermo's Cathedral, a wonderful example of Sicily's unique Arab-Norman architecture. We continue to Capo Market, teeming with colourful activity, for the opportunity to sample some of Palermo's best street food, arancino - delightful fried balls of rice, crammed with delicious fillings.
After free time for lunch and to explore the market, continue to Monreale for a guided visit to the magnificent cathedral, famed for its mosaics and multi-coloured marble. This evening we enjoy one of our tour highlights, visiting the Palazzo Conte Federico near our hotel for a drinks reception with one of Palermo's oldest families, and the chance to discover a truly historic home that lies behind a nondescript door in the heart of the city.
Enhance your holiday
Uncover the charms of Sicily and the Aeolian Islands