Sicily is now an intrinsic part of our touring calendar, and we are delighted to offer for the third time our Eastern Sicily itinerary. We divide the tour between Catania (3 nights) and Syracuse (3 nights). We shall use direct flights from London to Catania, and our driver and companion will once again be Peppe, this time on his home territory. In both cities, we shall use hotels in 18th-century buildings in the heart of the Old City.
Catania has a distinguished history starting in Greek times (it has significant classical remains), a marvellous Baroque centre full of palaces and churches, and excellent museums. Its 17th-century cathedral is a show-case for Sicilian Baroque. On Day 3 we travel out to that Giant of Nature – Mount Etna, and we shall spend an unforgettable day in the company of local geologists.