8 days

8 DAYS: CATANIA & ETNA

8 DAYS: CATANIA & ETNA

Catania will welcome you with its ancient and colourful streets!

We’ll introduce you to Catania’s colorful people and exceptional local food with a Wandering through its old center! This date with culture and history will continue in Acitrezza, one of the most ancient fishing villages, with a Norman castle and the best seafood you ever had. Then, if you like, we will take you to the ‘secret side’ of Catania, in the fascinating Berillo quarter, also known as the red light district.

After a full day to relax and explore Catania in total freedom, it will be time for a close encounter with Mount Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe.

We choose  all your accommodation specifically thinking to your need: immersed in the centre of the cities, where you could “breathe” the authentic air of the Sicily! And near to everything you should need (from the most important sightseeing to the stores), 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 when you most need him/her! Just think him/her as a friend, a local who will let you discover Sicily through his/her own eyes: the most authentic experience ever.

Trip program

day by day

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day 1

CATANIA CITY CENTER
Straight to the heart of the city

From the Catania airport, transfer to a cozy family-run B&B, smack dab in the middle of Catania, one of the liveliest cities in Sicily. Your Local Jack will meet you to give you a warm welcome and a few practical tips on how to find supermarkets, main squares, restaurants, pharmacies etc.

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, Heating, Air Conditioning, Baggage storage

Overnight stay area: Catania

day 2

CATANIA CITY CENTER
Wandering, meandering and street food

No plans for today, and no given structure: 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: don’t miss out on the fried fish at the fish market and the Sicilian bruschetta.

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, we’ll take you to a small local restaurant, to eat the best seafood in the village.

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: Live local

day 4

Back to Catania, for a tour to the ‘secret’ part of the city: the Berillo quarter. Formerly the redlight district, this fascinating and mysterious quarter is Catania’s cultural heart, and it’s still off the beaten touristy track.

Duration: 2 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

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day 5

FROM CATANIA TO MOUNT ETNA

More chances to explore, meet, and taste the city. This is your last day in Catania, and your Local Jack will be there to make every minute count.

In the evening it will start the second part of your adventure: you will move to Mount Etna, in a cozy B&b near the mountain!

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

Overnight stay area: Etna

day 6

In your new accommodation, you will enjoy a fantastic view, with the gulf of Catania on one side, and the Etna volcano on the other. From here, get ready for some serious trekking in the spectacular Etna natural park. On this day, you will put on a speleologist helmet, and explore Etna’s caves, craters, lava flows and tubes, with the aid of our expert local guides. An agile 4x4 jeep will take you from one point of interest to the other, but the route is easy enough to walk, if you so desire.

Duration: 6 hrs

Suggestions: Wear comfortable or (better!) trekking shoes and a parka or a hoodie. Take with you water.

Overnight stay area: Etna

DAILY EXPERIENCES RELATED: Sport, Live local

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day 7

MOUNT ETNA
Choose a volcano-friendly activity and enjoy your free time

One day is not enough to experience all the area has to offer. So this day is for you: armed with a list of places, local events and authentic restaurants provided by your Local Jack, feel free to live this last day to the fullest.

Duration: 6 hrs

Suggestions: Wear comfortable or (better!) trekking shoes and a parka or a hoodie. Take with you water.

Overnight stay area: Etna

day 8

BYE BYE SICILY

The week has come to an end: the last bit will be the transfer to Catania airport. Before you know it, you’ll want to start planning another trip. We’ll be happy to have you back.

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