Hotels, apartments or farmhouses.
This 12-day trip to Sicily truly has it all, literally taking us from coast to coast to discover the wonder of this island. We start and finish in Palermo, filling the itinerary with such incredible experiences that you’ll never want to leave. From trekking up the majestic Mount Etna to travelling along the coast of the Cyclopean Isles to Aci Trezza, this trip will unveil the innate beauty of Sicily. We’ll lose ourselves in the archaic city of Syracuse and its historic centre, Ortigia. Meanwhile, in Vendicari we’ll marvel at the salt pans and flamingoes, and in Noto, we’ll experience first-hand the ancient secrets of Sicily. A much-needed chocolate stop takes us to Ragusa and Modica, while Agrigento boasts the amazing Valley of Temples and the Scala dei Turchi (Stair of the Turks). Since we’re on an island we won’t neglect what the incredible Tyrrhenian Sea has to offer with its whimsical Aeolian Islands. We’ll see it all: Vulcano and Lipari, the Egadi Islands and Favignana, the beaches of Macari and San Vito Lo Capo. During these 12 days, we’ll live and breathe la bella vita Siciliana, with its history, beauty and unparalleled cuisine.
For this trip, travellers will be asked if they’re willing to drive. We’ll drive every day but at a comfortable pace. We suggest you back lightly (definitely consider a backpack), because we’ll have hired cars, and we’ll want to make sure there’s room for everybody’s luggage.
There’s a lot of driving (about 60 miles/day) but we’ll still be able to enjoy each day to the max. We want to see as much as we can, but at the same time relax and enjoy ourselves: balance is key!