Multi-Day Tour | Escorted, Group

Sicily Walking (6 days)

Butterfield & Robinson

Noto, Italy To Catania, Italy

Sicily Walking (6 days)

Day 3

Carruba di Riposto, Italy

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Noto, Italy
SevenRooms Villadorata Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

After our rendezvous in Syracuse, head to the Anapo Valley to discover 3,200-year-old, rock-hewn tombs and cave dwellings at UNESCO World Heritage Site, Necropolis of Pantalica. Spend the afternoon rambling through the limestone gorge and end the night with rooftop drinks and dinner in town at Il Crocifisso.

Day 2
Noto, Italy
SevenRooms Villadorata Breakfast, Lunch, Snack

Wake this morning to the Mediterranean sun and a satisfying breakfast. Enjoy a walk through the coastal Vendicari Nature Reserve and in the afternoon, experience an expert-led walking tour of the Old Town. Explore the city's restaurants on your own tonight and be sure to sample a granita, the delicious and refreshing flavoured shaved-ice dessert.

Day 3
Carruba di Riposto, Italy
Donna Carmela None

Begin the day with a short walk heading up into the pastoral hills to the east of the city. You’ll walk to Concetto’s farm where Concetto himself will take you around his almond orchards where he cultivates the exceptional Romana almond. Arrive at your next hotel and explore for the afternoon, then convene for dinner at the simple, yet elegant hotel restaurant.

Day 4
Linguaglossa, Italy
Villa Neri Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

This morning, continue your journey northward on the road pressed between the Ionian Sea and Sicily’s rumbling giant, Mount Etna. Learn about volcanology from an expert in the field and enjoy the lunar landscapes of craters and black lava, fields of pumice and other volcanic effluvia. Later at your next hotel, you may opt for a waterbed treatment, whirlpool or sauna in the spa before dinner in the hotel’s excellent Twelve Fountains restaurant.

Day 5
Linguaglossa, Italy
Villa Neri Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Journey through the vineyards that blanket the landscape to make up the Etna D.O.C. appellation. Stop for lunch at house Graci, a fine boutique wine house that will give you a firsthand look at the complex viticultural growing techniques required on the volcano’s slopes. This evening, enjoy cocktails and a memorable evening of food and celebration at Michelin-starred Shalai, accompanied by local vintages.

Day 6
Catania, Italy
None Breakfast

After breakfast together, your guide will arrange a drop off at either the historic centre of Taormina, or at Catania airport. Arrivederci!

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Sicily has long extended a welcoming hand to visitors throughout the ages. It is a cultural crossroads where civilizations of Greeks and Romans, Phoenicians and Arabs, French and Spanish have all left their mark over the centuries—artistically, architecturally and gastronomically. Your journey focuses on the eastern regions of the island, where you’ll visit lively Baroque towns, walk seaside trails, and finish high in the Mediterranean sky on the upper slopes of Mount Etna. Between our explorations of history, reward your appetite with an incredible array of classic Sicilian cuisine, from farmhouse lunches to Michelin-starred dining. The entire experience is pure indulgence for the senses.

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