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12 DAYS IN CATANIA, MOUNT ETNA AND SIRACUSA

12 DAYS IN CATANIA, MOUNT ETNA AND SIRACUSA

Your travel experience in Sicily starts from Catania!

An interesting wandering in the city led by your Local Jack, will let you discover its ancient history and its tasteful gastronomy. And the roots of Catania are anchored to the near coastline: you will visit the small fisherman’s village of Acitrezza, few kilometres from the city but a unique place where the time has stopped. We will let you discover how to learn to cook some typical recipes with a professional chef too.

The second part of your experience will be on Mount Etna because you can’t visit Sicily without doing at least one activity on Mount Etna, the most famous and active volcano in Europe. Prepare your shoes and be ready to have the best experience ever. We have specifically designed this day for you: an easy trekking and a jeep ride along the volcano: no Mount is too high for you.

Finally, you move to Siracusa. Two different wanderings where you will discover the local life in Noto and Ortigia and the best gastronomy they could offer. And then a relaxing day on the sea, sailing through the Siracusa’s coastline and having a tasteful lunch on board.

The final day will be in the countryside doing the activity you like the most in a traditional farm: sometime you can chase happiness in the smallest things. And you will discover it with us.

We choose all your accommodations specifically thinking to your need: immersed in the natural environment or in quiet areas, where you could relax and take your time. And near to everything you should need (from the bakeries to the pharmacies), to let enjoy your Travel Experience at its best. And remember: the Local Jack (your guide during the entire holiday), will be there for you every time you need him/her! More than a friend, the Local Jack will be there for you every time you should have any request or any doubt: just ask and he/she will help you living the best experience ever in Sicily.

Trip program
day by day
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day 1

CATANIA
The first encounter with the Catania countryside

The Catania countryside welcomes you with a peaceful accommodation: an elegant B&B immersed in a olive grove and distant from the chaos of the city. You’ll stay in this location for the first 7 days, and here you’ll find a Local Jack, your guide during the entire holiday. He/she will provide you with any information you need on the surrounding area, as well as with advice on various activities.

Suggestions:
If you are concerned about not finding clear directions for arriving to wherever you need to, contact-us, we will be glad to arrange a transfer service for you

Accommodation Services: Free WiFi, Free parking, Heating, Air Conditioning, Facilities for disabled guests, Baggage storage, Pet friendly

Overnight stay area: Catania

day 2

CATANIA
Wandering through the streets of Catania

Catania would enchanted you with its narrow and colourful streets and walking in the market you will want to taste everything. Don’t worry, your Local Jack with this wandering will shoe the best place to come back to and will let you try the best gastronomy the city could offer. Don’t miss the tasteful street food, especially in the fish market: the best fried fish you could eat in the island is here!

Duration: 4 hrs

You are an experience drawer as well, so come and draw with us your unforgettable journey. According to your needs you will meet again with your Local Jack during the day, in order to plan the next days of your trip.

Suggestions: Wear comfortable shoes

Overnight stay area: Catania

DAILY EXPERIENCES RELATED: Eat local, Live local

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day 3

Located 10 km north of Catania, Acitrezza is one of the oldest and most authentic fishing villages of the island. This visit will be packed-full with exciting places to discover: the Norman castle, the Islands of the Cyclops, and Rodolico’s boatyard. Rodolico is one of the last axe masters and craftsmen who builds his boats entirely by hand. Finally, you will end this experience in a small local restaurant, to eat the best seafood in the village.

Duration: 5 hrs

You are an experience drawer as well, so come and draw with us your unforgettable journey. According to your needs you will meet again with your Local Jack during the day, in order to plan the next days of your trip.

Suggestions: Wear comfortable shoes

Overnight stay area: Catania

DAILY EXPERIENCES RELATED: Live local

day 4

We bet since you’ve started your experience in Sicily you have wondered how to cook all the amazing food you have eaten so far. Here we are, offering you the best activity ever: learn to cook several Sicilian recipes with a professional chef and a bit of italian at the same time.

Duration: 4 hrs

You are an experience drawer as well, so come and draw with us your unforgettable journey. According to your needs you will meet again with your Local Jack during the day, in order to plan the next days of your trip.

Suggestions: Wear comfortable shoes

Overnight stay area: Catania

DAILY EXPERIENCES RELATED: Eat local, Live local, Handmade lab

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day 5

Let’s move to the most famous active volcano of Europe: from here, get ready for some serious trekking in the spectacular Etna natural park. In fact, you can’t miss Etna and the outstanding view you can have from its top. Caves, lava flows and tubes: this volcano is famous for a reason and you will realize why with this trekking. But don’t worry, we won’t let you be too tired: an agile 4x4 will take you from one point of interest to the other.

Duration: 4 hrs

You are an experience drawer as well, so come and draw with us your unforgettable journey. According to your needs you will meet again with your Local Jack during the day, in order to plan the next days of your trip.

Suggestions: Wear comfortable shoes or trekking shoes. Bring water

Overnight stay area: Catania

DAILY EXPERIENCES RELATED: Live local

day 6

You thought that this volcano was famous only for the amazing trekking paths it could offer? Its exceptional fertile ground it’s the best environment for the vineyards to grow. The wine produced here has a strong flavor but it’s delicious: with this experience you will learn all its declination.

Duration: 7 hrs

Suggestions: Wear comfortable shoes

Overnight stay area: Catania

DAILY EXPERIENCES RELATED:  Eat local, Live local

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day 7
FROM CATANIA TO SIRACUSA

After two intense days spent on Mount Etna we thought you would have liked a free day for yourself: take the opportunity to wander around Catania and with the suggestions of your Local Jack jut make the best of the day! Then in the evening we will transfer to the second part of this travel experience: Siracusa!

Your accommodation will be an apartment in the lovely fishing village of Marzamemi. You will wake up every day with the sweet sound of the waves near the beach.

Accommodation Services: Heating, Air Conditioning, Pet friendly

Overnight stay area: Siracusa

day 8

NOTO
Wandering in the city of almonds

Noto is famous for its sweet almonds and we think you have already realized how this kind of fruit is fundamental for the Sicilian gastronomy (the delicious cassata rings a bell?). But this city is a small jewel of baroque architecture too and wandering around and tasting what this city would be a blast.

Duration: 4 hrs

Suggestions: Wear comfortable shoes

Overnight stay area: Siracusa

DAILY EXPERIENCES RELATED: Eat local, Live local

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day 9

This day is committed just to relax on your private sailing boat. Be ready to explore the Marine Reserve of Plemmirio, snorkeling around and having a delicious lunch on board. Your only worry it should be to pick your favorite sun cream and a hat. Be ready to breath the salty air!

Duration: 4 hrs

You are an experience drawer as well, so come and draw with us your unforgettable journey. According to your needs you will meet again with your Local Jack during the day, in order to plan the next days of your trip.

Suggestions: Swimsuit, sunglasses and sun cream

Overnight stay area: Siracusa

DAILY EXPERIENCES RELATED: Live local

day 10

SIRACUSA
Wandering in Ortigia

With the assistance of your trusted Local Jack you will walk the city streets and get a feel of its unique spirit: the people, the architecture, and also its street food as usual. You will be enraptured by the market of Ortigia, full of colors and voices: you won’t leave this place without memories, we can assure you.

Duration: 4 hrs

Suggestions: Wear comfortable shoes

Overnight stay area: Siracusa

 DAILY EXPERIENCES RELATED: Eat local, Live local

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day 11

The last day with us it would be in an old farm: have you ever passed a day in the countryside,  immersed in the nature and surrounded by an olive grove? This experience is a simple one but full of joyful respect for the earth: you can choose which activity you would like the best and then be guided by the wise farm’s hands. We can only suggest you to pick vegetables and then cook them. Only fresh vegetables could taste so good.

Duration: 5 hrs

Suggestions: Wear comfortable shoes

Overnight stay area: Siracusa

DAILY EXPERIENCES RELATED: Eat local, Live local, Handmade lab, Green

day 12
BYE BYE SICILY

It’s time to say goodbye, but first of all we accompany you to the airport in Catania or Palermo by car and help you find your plane with ease. We want even this last part of your vacation to be pleasant and relaxing.

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