6 April | Meet at airport at 03:40 am for flight to Catania leaving at 05:40 am. Upon arrival, transfer by private coach to Primark at Centro Sicilia in Misterbianco. After some time shopping, we shall make our way to Cefalu’, renowned for its beautiful sunsets, unpretentious charm, and a very appealing blend of ingredients for an Italian getaway 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).
7 April | 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 World Heritage – listed Cathedral of Monreale. The interior is decorated with splendid Byzantine mosaics that cover it for a good 9340 square metres. 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.
8 April | 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 Sicily Outlet Village where we will dive into Sicily’s best fashion deals with discounts of up to 70% on branded items. Following this busy day, we head back to the hotel. Dinner at the hotel (included).
9 April | Breakfast (included) and check-out from the hotel. We start the day by visiting Cefalu and here, those who wish to will have the opportunity to go to Mass on Easter Sunday. Moreover, some Easter celebrations might take place in the streets. Following, we shall proceed to 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. Transfer to Catania airport for flight to Malta leaving at 23:45.