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Day 1:
Welcome to your Europamundo journey! We hope you enjoy your trip.

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Day 1: Palermo- Cefalu- Castelbuono- Tindari- Milazzo.-
Total distance: 240 km.
Scenery: landscapes of the north of the island and the coast of the Tyrrhenian Sea.

08.30 hrs. - After breakfast we will leave Palermo, following the coast of the Tyrrhenian Sea. Beautiful landscapes.
09.45 hrs. - Cefalu, arrival in the charming coastal city whose Norman cathedral with its original architecture and mosaics has been declared a World Heritage Site, the historic center is of great beauty with its small streets, its views over the sea and its commercial and tourist life. Time for a walk and lunch.

13:30 hrs. - Cefalu, departure. We leave the coast and head into the mountainous interior.
14:15 hrs. - Castelbuono. We will make a stop in this small and picturesque town between mountains that shows us the tranquility of the inland towns, with its walls, castle and picturesque streets in the center.

15:30 hrs. - Castelbuono, departure. We return to the coast of the Tyrrhenian Sea.
17.00 hrs. - Tindari. At the top of a mountain, overlooking the sea, stands the Sanctuary of Tindari, a famous pilgrimage site, with its image of the Black Madonna and its great views. Very close to the sanctuary are the remains of the ancient Greek polis.

18.00 hrs. - Tindari, departure.
18.45 hrs. - Milazzo, arrival and accommodation in this port city full of life in front of the volcanic Aeolian Islands.
Day 2: Milazzo- Lipari- Vulcano- Taormina.-
Total distance (by road): 95 km.
Scenery: landscapes of the volcanic Aeolian Islands in the Tyrrhenian Sea.
Note: We recommend that you wear comfortable shoes and swimwear if you want to experience the mud on Vulcano. We also recommend bringing a jacket to enjoy the deck of the ferries.
Note: due to the variation in ferry schedules, our agenda may be variable based on the schedule of the boats.

Our day will be full of emotions as we will travel to the mythical islands that will take us back to the Greek gods and heroes. Aeolus, God of the winds, gave its name to the archipelago. We will visit two of the islands of the Aeolian archipelago, declared World Heritage Sites for their continuous volcanic activity.

09:00 hrs. - After breakfast we go to the port to take a ferry to Lipari. Departure scheduled at 09:30 hrs. Enjoy your journey.
11.45 hrs. – Lipari - We are on the largest of the Aeolian islands, which got the name after the son of Aeolus. We will have time for lunch and a walk around the most pleasant city of the archipelago, with its historic center, its castle and its tourist life.

14:30 hrs. – Lipari - departure. We will take another ferry that in less than half an hour takes us to a second of the Aeolian islands, Vulcano.
14:55 hrs. – Vulcano - Arrival at the place, where Hephaestus, the forger of Zeus´s lightning bolts and Poseidon´s trident, had his forge. We will be impressed by the smell of sulfur that permeates the entire island and the active fumaroles. On this island, dominated by its crater, we will admire its hot water beaches. We recommend trying baths in the sulfurous thermal waters (its mud is considered very beneficial for the skin). Don´t miss this unique experience.

17:50 hrs. - Vulcano – Departure. We will take a ferry to return to the island of Sicily.
19:30 hrs. – Milazzo - after arrival, we continue our way to Taormina.

21:00 hrs. – Taormina - Arrival at the end of the day.

Note: In summer or on special dates, accommodation may be provided in Messina instead of Taormina.
Day 3: Taormina- Caltagirone- Villa Romana del Casale- Palermo.-
Total distance: 320 km.
Scenery: Inland Sicily, Mediterranean mountainous landscapes.

After breakfast time to walk through the wonderful city of Taormina, at the foot of the Etna volcano, which was defined by Churchill as the most beautiful place on earth. Its old town is full of life, its Greek theater dominates unforgettable landscapes.

11.00 hrs. - Taormina, departure. We continue our route towards the center of the island.
12.45 hrs. – Caltagirone - Time to walk and have lunch in this city declared a World Heritage Site for its great Baroque legacy. We include a ride on a tourist train to listen to the explanations of the city and learn about its main points. The city is the center of ceramics in Sicily, as witnessed by its numerous shops and workshops and some of its emblematic places, the best known, the staircase of 142 steps, each decorated with different tiles.

15.00 hrs. – Caltagirone - departure.
15:45 hrs. - Villa Romana del Casale (admission included). Time to get to know this World Heritage Site. Villas, in the Roman Empire, were the symbol of agrarian exploitation. El Casale not only it has the architectural configuration of the 4th century been preserved, but, due to their abundance and quality, the mosaics that adorn almost all the rooms are the most beautiful in the Roman world.

17.15 hrs. - Villa Romana del Casale - departure. We continue crossing the mountainous center of the island.
19:30 hrs. – Palermo - arrival at the end of the day.
Day 4: Palermo.-
Total distance: 40 km.

09.00 hrs. - Today with a local guide we will have a city tour of Palermo. We will admire the cathedral with its mix of styles and its royal tombs inside (admission included); the Norman Palace (the former royal palace), its fountains, its markets and gardens. During the visit we will also go to MONREALE, its cathedral (admission included) has been declared a World Heritage Site for its impressive golden mosaics that cover the interior. Free time in the afternoon.

Note: Sometimes, if the number of travelers is very limited, the visit may not be private but rather carried out with a regular excursion provided by local companies.

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Please, check the time of your flight in case you might need an additional night. Our guide will advise you on the best public transportation for your transfers.

Note: In case you have to book an external service (plane/train...) on the day of the end of your tour with activities included, please remember that the schedules of the detailed itineraries are the "planned" ones but may be affected by different circumstances (traffic density, customer delays, breakdowns...). Do not book a flight/train with a tight schedule without taking this into account. Always leave a margin in the schedule for unforeseen events.

Price includes


  • Europamundo General Services: Travel by bus with English speaking guide, basic travel insurance, hotel and breakfast buffet.
  • Includes arrival transfer
  • City tour in: PALERMO
  • Excursion: Monreale in Palermo
  • Ticket admission: Casale Roman Villa, Cathedrals of Palermo and Monreale
  • Train: Caltagirone
  • Ferry: through the Aeolian Islands

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