DAY 1 | Meet at the port at 03.30am for catamaran leaving at 05.00am. Upon arrival, transfer by private coach to Cefalu’ renowned for its beautiful sunsets, unpretentious charm, and a very appealing blend of ingredients for an Italian seaside holiday. The itinerary includes a visit to the Norman Cathedral built in 1131 by the sovereign Roger II. Noteworthy are the Byzantine mosaics with one of the most beautiful depictions of Christ Pantocrator. We also visit the medieval washhouse and the town with its characteristic alleys. Late afternoon transfer to our hotel – 4* Hotel Baia del Capitano in Cefalu’ or similar. Dinner at the hotel (included).
DAY 2 | Breakfast at the hotel (included). Full day excursion, starting with a visit to Castelbuono, a small medieval village in the Park of Madonie province of Palermo, mostly known for the Castle of Ventimiglia (entrance – extra). We then proceed to our next excursion and visit Santo Stefano di Camastra, also known as the City of Ceramics, where we will visit the Museum of Ceramics (entrance – extra) which offers a thematic itinerary and exhibits both pieces of traditional ceramics and pieces of contemporary art of local, Sicilian, national and international origin. We head back to the hotel for some rest and free time. Early evening, we will have a transfer to Cefalu’ centre to enjoy its beauty at night and have dinner (extra) in one of the many restaurants found in the historic centre.
DAY 3 | Breakfast (included) will be followed by a full day excursion. The first stop will be Palermo, the capital city of Sicily, where we will see some of the most important landmarks like the cathedral, Palazzo dei Normanni, the Praetorian Fountain, and the busy street markets. We then proceed to Monreale. This is a humble hillside town having one of Sicily’s greatest cultural treasures, the Cathedral of Monreale, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The interior is decorated with splendid Byzantine mosaics that cover it for a good 9340 square metres. Next to it is the beautiful Cloister of the Benedictines, a masterpiece of Arab-Norman architecture and Romanesque sculpture. Dinner at the hotel (included).
DAY 4 | Breakfast and check-out from the hotel. We then proceed to Sicily Outlet Village where we will be able to dive into Sicily’s best fashion deals with discounts of up to 70% on branded items. Late afternoon transfer to Pozzalllo for our trip to Malta leaving at 09.30pm.