FRIDAY | We will meet at the Virtu Ferries port at 03.30am to board the catamaran departing at 05.00am. Upon arrival in Pozzallo, we will have a half-day excursion starting from Modica, which is one of southern Sicily’s most distinctive towns, mainly renowned for its chocolate and coffee-making. After a relaxing morning, we will head to our hotel – 4* Le Magnolie Resort in Frigintini for check-in, lunch (included)*, and some free time to rest. Late afternoon, we will leave for Ragusa Ibla. This city is famous for its incredible cultural attractions such as the Giardino Ibleo and St George’s Cathedral. In Ragusa Ibla you will have enough time to roam around and dine in one of Ragusa Ibla’s dining choices such as pizzerias, trattorias, and restaurants (extra). Late evening pick up and transfer to hotel.
SATURDAY | Breakfast will be taken at the hotel (included). Today we will have a full day excursion with the first stop in the quaint island of Ortigia, in the historical heart of Siracusa. One of the most famous squares in Sicily, Piazza Duomo, can be found in this beautiful city of Ortigia, surrounded by magnificent baroque palaces, where you will have time to relax, sit down for a drink and enjoy the atmosphere. Our next stop is Belvedere Shopping Complex (or similar) where you will have some free time to do some shopping and have lunch (extra). We then visit the city of Noto, a meticulously planned Baroque masterpiece, with a historic centre that is composed almost entirely of Baroque palaces, churches and houses. Late afternoon transfer to the hotel. Dinner will be taken in a restaurant close by (included)*.
SUNDAY | Early breakfast (included) followed by check-out. Our last day in Sicily will start by visiting an oil factory and a cheese making farm (extra), then proceed to an Agriturismo where we will have a delicious typical Sicilian lunch (extra).Late afternoon, we leave for our last excursion to Scicli, where the series of Inspector Montalbano has been filmed, and explore the beautifully conserved baroque streets in this really lovely little town. Finally, we proceed to our final stop Pozzallo, where we will be catching our 09.30 pm ferry.
*Lunch/Dinner will be served at a restaurant 500m away from hotel (approximately 5 minutes away by walk).