Day 1 | Meet at the port at 03.30 am for catamaran leaving at 05:00 am. 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. 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 make our way back to the hotel for a short rest and light lunch (extra). In the afternoon, we leave for 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. Dinner at the hotel (included).
Day 3 | Breakfast 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 World Heritage – listed Cathedral of Monreale. The interior is decorated with splendid Byzantine mosaics that cover it for a good 6340 square meters. 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 start our day by visiting the Sicily Outlet Village for some time for shopping. Transfer to Pozzallo for our trip to Malta leaving at 09:30 pm.