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Day 1: Catania airport / Mascali

Stop At: Spiaggia di Mascali, Via Spiaggia, 95016, Mascali, Sicily Italy
 Rental of reserved car to Catania airport. Front of the seaside.
Duration: 1 day

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Typical house, in the midst of lush local vegetation: cacti, palms, agaves and oleander, equipped with all modern comforts.

Day 2: Taormina and Castelmola

Pass By: Ancient Theatre of Taormina, Via Teatro Greco 1, 98039, Taormina, Sicily Italy
 A day dedicated to Taormina with a view from the sea of Tauro promontory, facing Calabria and Etna, with its magnificent Greek theater and the suggestive alleys, always a paradise for tourism. 'elite. Bella Bay the most beautiful island in the Bay of the Bay.
In the afternoon we recommend Castelmola, a picturesque medieval town on the sea, with magnificent views.

Meals included:
• Lunch: Pizza menu.
Accommodation included: Typical house, in the midst of lush local vegetation: cacti, palms, agaves and oleander, equipped with all modern comforts.

Day 3: The path of the Saracen

Stop At: Ancient Theatre of Taormina, Via Teatro Greco 1, 98039, Taormina, Sicily Italy
A guide to the tour of the Saracens. The way of the Saracens is an ancient link between Taormina and Castelmola.
The path has been renamed the pathway and is beaten by many hikers and tourists who want to enjoy nature and enjoy the typical places.

Duration: 4 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Typical house, in the midst of lush local vegetation: cacti, palms, agaves and oleander, equipped with all modern comforts.

Day 4: Giardini Naxos

Pass By: Panarea Giardini Naxos, viale Jannuzzo, 98035 Giardini Naxos, Sicily Italy
 Day dedicated to visit Giardini Naxos, Naxos is the first Greek colony of Sicily, founded in 734 BC from settlers from Chalcis in Evia and from the island of Naxos in the Cyclades, probably landed on the south side of the lava peninsula of Schisò.
From the source of the discovery of the name of the locality, from the beginning of the seventh century BC, on which appears, in fact, a dedication to the goddess Enyò written in the alphabet of the Cycladic island.

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Typical house, in the midst of lush local vegetation: cacti, palms, agaves and oleander, equipped with all modern comforts.

Day 5:  Acireale, Aci Castello and Acitrezza

Pass By: Piazza del Duomo di Acireale, Piazza del Duomo, 95024, Acireale, Sicily Italy
Acireale is famous for its baroque monuments! Saint Peter's Basilica, which baroque facade is one of the nicest all over Italy. Paolo Vasta. In the church you will admire the frescos made by the local painter.
Later you will go back to the Cathedral to see the Town Hall, the Basilica of the two apostles Peter and Paul and the cathedral with its bell towers characterized by little majolica pieces. In the cathedral you can admire the sundial made by the Danish astronomer Peters and the museum. Do not forget to taste Acireale's delights!

Pass By: Aci Trezza, Via Livorno, Acitrezza, Aci Castello, Sicily Italy
 A castle, mythology takes us on this visit, where you can admire Norman castle of lava stone, now a museum, which offers photographic exhibitions, minerals, about paleontology and archeology. Further Aci Trezza, in front of which stand the Lachea Island and the faraglioni, with caves and places that conjure up the epic adventures of the hero Odysseus, is the home of the Sicilian writer Giovanni Verga, author of "Malavoglia" where you can go to visit the "House of the medlar" family Malavoglia.

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Granita and brioche
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 6: Catania underground

Stop At: DOC - Duomo of Catania, Via Vittorio Emanuele II 171, 95124 Catania, Sicily Italy
A day dedicated to a guided tour!
Over the years, Etna lava has always been a symbol of this region. We suggest you one of the two unusual journeys through the Catania thermal baths, aqueducts, fountains and mysterious underground rivers. Catania, town of fire and water, which feeds the fountains creating myths and legends.
 FINDING AMENANO
An adventure looking for the traces of the legendary underground
 WATER ARCHEOLOGY
An intriguing time journey between fountains, aqueducts and thermal systems dated to Roman times. Forgotten places and monuments, hidden treasures which represent the heart of the Roman Catina.
Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Lunch: street food
Accommodation included: Typical house, in the midst of lush local vegetation: cacti, palms, agaves and oleander, equipped with all modern comforts.

Day 7: Etna Valle del Bove

Stop At: Monte Etna, 95031 Catania, Sicily Italy
A trip to the Etna, up to 1725m height, with a view on Valle del Bove. About this landscape Goethe wrote: "The Ultimate Etna Landscape Is Certainly A Bove Valley: Who Has Not A Thrill While Bending Down From Its Wall" Who, in front of such a particular scenery, has not tried at least once to imagine its ancient origins, lost in time? " (Journey to Italy - 1828).
Along with the path, we will have the pleasure to observe the nature in its generous biodiversity, a mixture of original and new introduces sorts of Etna fruits. We are going to meet the seasons: while walking we will meet old beech trees, deliciously smelling aromatic herbs and variously shaped mushrooms.
To go from height 1400m to height 1600m we will take the jeep. Once there, we will go 1725m, accompanied by the nature guides. We will breathe a very thin air which will invade our lungs to the point of making our soul explode.
On the way down, we will have the chance to admire wonderful Sicilian apiaries and evenings to choose a typical home-made lunch on the Mediterranean diet a slow food tasting with local delicatessen accompanied by clementine jams, chestnut marmalades and citrus honey.

Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Lunch
Accommodation included: Typical house, in the midst of lush local vegetation: cacti, palms, agaves and oleander, equipped with all modern comforts.

Day 8: Catania airport

Pass By: Via Etnea, Catania, Sicily Italy
Last visit of Catania and its baroque, then release of the car.

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.
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