Arrival at Palermo airport. Welcome to our beautiful island. Meet your English speaking driver and transfer to the hotel in Palermo. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Palermo.
Enjoy a full buffet breakfast at your hotel. Today you will visit the palatine Chapel in the Royal Palace, the Cathedral, Massimo Theater, Pretoria square in front of the City house. Time at leisure for lunch. In the afternoon visit Monreale: the Benedictine cloister as well as the Norman style Cathedral. Back to Palermo. Dinner at restaurant Gagini which offers high level dishes and keeping the Sicilian tradition. Accommodation at hotel in Palermo.
Enjoy a full buffet breakfast at your hotel. Transfer to Corleone to meet Mr Felicetti, an Italian-British Citizen who lives in Corleone. He will give you all the explanations on the birth of the phenomena as well as all the steps that the area is doing to fight. After the lecture visit the mafia Museum in Corleone. Lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, visit the Ficuzza Royal Palace in the middle of a splendid Nature. Back to the Palermo. Accommodation at hotel in Palermo.
Enjoy a full buffet breakfast at your hotel. Depart through the Northern Coast to Tindari, the most important Sanctuary in the area: Santuario della Madonna Nera di Tindari. Local legend tells that the lagoon was created after a pilgrim who came to see the Madonna refused to pray to the Madonna because she was black. The woman accidentally dropped her baby into the ocean and the Madonna made the land rise to save the baby. Lunch en route. Continue to Taormina and visit the city as well as the Sanctuary of Madonna della Rocca. It was built in 1640 by exploiting the limestone rock that acts as a cover to the interior. Our Lady of the Rock is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Taormina for the panorama from the pretty terrace before the church. Overnight at hotel in Taormina.
Enjoy a full buffet breakfast at your hotel. Depart to Savoca and Forza d’Agrò, two some villages close to Taormina which represent some of the scenes of the Godfather movie. Lunch at a local restaurant. The town, together with Forza d’Agrò, was the location for the scenes set in Corleone of Francis Ford Coppola’s The Godfather. Bar Vitelli in Savoca, which is still a functioning establishment, was featured in the motion picture as the place where Michael Corleone asked Apollonia’s father to meet his daughter. Back to Taormina. At the indicated time, be transferred to Calatabiano Castle where we will have a memorable dinner viewing all the Eastern coast. Overnight at hotel in Taormina.
Enjoy a full buffet breakfast at your hotel. Depart to Catania airport. End of our services. Arrivederci Sicilia!