Discover Baroque Sicily Self Drive Vacation

Visit Sicily’s beautiful baroque towns on this self-drive program. A private walking tour in Catania, a Mediterranean cooking class at the Gli Aromi Garden, and a wine-tasting at Siracusa are all part of your program.

DISCOVERY DRIVE PROGRAM - Departs daily - 7-day/6-night package visiting Catania, Val di Noto, Modica, Noto & Siracusa. Includes accommodation at first or superior first class hotels with breakfast daily, a compact manual rental car for 6 days, a private walking tour of Catania, entrance to the Benedectine convent in Catania, a cooking class at the Gli Aromi Garden with lunch, and a wine tasting at the Pupillo Cellars.

Includes

  • Hotels per itinerary or similar
  • Meals per itinerary; (B) Breakfast, (L) Lunch, (D) Dinner
  • Rental car
  • ASTA TOP Tour operator travel funds protection program
  • Entrance fees per itinerary

Excludes

  • Personal expenses
  • Customary tips and gratuities
  • Rental car gas, parking and tolls
  • Local city taxes
  • Flights

Daily Itinerary

Day

1

Catania – Arrival

Upon arrival at the Catania airport, pick up your rental car and drive to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure.

Day

2

Explore Catania

Join your half-day private walking tour of Catania. You will visit the historical Benedictine convent and Roman house, the roof garden and the cloisters. You will have a free afternoon to visit the Piazza Duomo, the Fontana dell’Elefante, and stroll down the prestigious Via Etnea Avenue. (B)

Day

3

Catania – Val di Noto – Modica – Ragusa

Drive to Val di Noto and Modica, one of the most beautiful Baroque towns in Sicily and famous for its delicious traditional chocolate. Visit the magnificent churches and the old Bonajuto Chocolate Factory. You will spend the night in the Ragusa area. (B)

Day

4

Explore the Ragusa area

Visit the Gli Aromi Garden, famous for its cultivation of quality herbs, and experience day-to-day Mediterranean rural life in a cooking class at the greenhouse. Drive to Ragusa Ibla in the afternoon, a most charming baroque village complete with a beautiful cathedral and tranquil gardens. (B,L)

Day

5

Ragusa – Noto – Siracusa

Drive to Noto, where you will marvel at its imposing cathedral and relax in its elegant corso with a refreshing “granita” in hand. You will overnight in Siracusa. (B)

Day

6

Explore Siracusa

Spend the day visiting the ancient city of Siracusa. Enjoy a stroll in tiny but memorable Ortigia with its winding alleys, baroque palaces, and churches. Visit the archaeological site, with its famous ancient theater. In the afternoon, drink in the Mediterranean ambiance in a wine tasting session at the Pupillo Cellars, on the outskirts of the city. (B)

Day

7

Catania – Return

Drive to the Catania airport and drop off your rental car before for your return flight home. (B)