New Travel Services's main objective is to promote the Sicilian cultural patrimony. This breathtaking landscape continues to entice us with its emotive and sentimental history, myths, legends and tales. In fact, since the beginning of time, with so many differents dominations, Sicily has become part of an Italian and European identity.
This heritage has to be safeguarded, handed down to future generations and shared with tourist and visitors.
The typical landscape itineraries in Sicily available with New Travel Services are: cultural tours, biodiversity and nature tours like Etna or the Alcantara Gorge, rural civilization, old castles, medieval towns such as Enna, and very important tourist areas such as Taormina or Cefalu'.
Discover with New Travel Services rural countryside and feudal estates; streams and hills; arts and crafts, such as the ceramic traditions of Caltagirone; the many different aspects of religion in Sicily.
With such varied itineraries, visitors will really enjoy and appreciate the beauty of the island and encourage others to come and explore.
So why not visit the beautiful landscape of this island with New Travel Services.
Sicily excursions and tours with English, Spanish, French and German driver escort.
Today with New Travel Services we will take you on a wine tour of Etna, lasting 7 hours, visiting two different wineries, and Alcantara Gorge.
First, we will drive to Alcantara, where you can see a spectactular, natural Gorge of the Alcantara river with its sheer volcanic cliffs. .
Next, we go on to Castiglione di Sicilia to visit the âPatriaâ winery, one of the most important companies in Italian and international enology today. The vineyards grow over the black lava slopes, 700 metres above the sea on the northern side of the volcano, the vines twisting and rising in the volcanic air. They are the symbol of a unique and precious territory â a fascinating, suggestive sight.
Here you will take a tour of the vineyard and winery and then there is wine tasting accompanied by typical home-made products from the region.
Our last stop is Linguaglossa situated in a panoramic and privileged position on the northern slope of Mount Etna, which has been making traditional wines on its territory since 1850. The fertile volcanic earth, full of natural mineral components, give the wines a particular taste, along with an unusual finesse and richness, all typical of Mount Etna. Our last stop is to the âGambinoâ Winery where you can take a tour of the vineyard and winery, followed by wine tasting accompanied by typical home-made products from the region. Come along and enjoy the wine tour with New Travel Services.
Today we will explore the most characteristic towns around Taormina. We will drive you first to the historical centre of Taormina and, at our suggestion, you will have free time to explore the town and stroll along the main streets and narrow alleyways with their charming corners and beautiful shops. You will have time to visit the Greek Theatre and the most important highlights of Taormina.
We will then drive you to the beautiful town of Castelmola, with a stop at Madonna della Rocca where you can enjoy an extraordinary view of the Greek Theatre, the Church of Madonna della Rocca and the antique 13th century Arab castle, situated on the highest and most panoramic point in the area. In Castelmola we will explore picturesque streets with an amazing view of Mount Etna, and stop at the famous Bar Turrisi where you can taste the sweet almond wine.
In the afternoon we drive down to Giardini Naxos, where the first Greek colonists landed in Sicily. Here you can discover the treasures of this fishing village/seaside resort and, after a tour by car, we will stop at the Archaeological Museum situated alongside a small Bourbon keep; the museum houses artefacts from the excavations.
The ground floor contains pottery which testifies to the existence of settlements on Capo Schiso from Neolithic times and throughout the Bronze Age before the arrival of the Greeks.
With New Travel Services we discover the Mount Etna and Taormina, two jewels of Sicily, visited every year from millions of people. The tour, lasting 4 hours, passes through the small villages around Etna, the highest active volcano in Europe, now declared from Unesco in the World heritage list, and its spectacular eruptions. Until reaching the altitude of 2,000 metres, we can enjoy a wonderful view of mountain, sea and sky. A unique experience that cannot to be missed and that you will remember for a long time. First, We drive from Santa Venerina and Zafferana, to visit some old lava flows. On reaching the altitude of 2,000 metres we will visit the âSilvestriâ craters, two old craters created during the eruption of 1892. Here we can taste traditional sausages cooked on the barbecue, or try the âFire of Etnaâ, a very strong flame-coloured liqueur.
Then we will explore the picturesque town of Taormina, a beautiful balcony onto the sea and etna view. We will drive you to the historical centre and, at our suggestion, you will have free time to explore the town, stroll along the main streets and narrow alleyways with their charming corners and beautiful shops. You will have time to visit the Greek Theatre, the Palazzo Corvaja, the Odeon, the public gardens, Palazzo Duchi S. Stefano and the most important highlights of Taormina. Etna and Taormina: a unique experience not to be missed. We would advise you to bring warm clothes and good walking shoes for the trip. Choose Etna and Taormina, two must of excursion in Sicily, with newTravelServices. Choose the best, choose Newtravelservices.
Today New Travel Services will take you directly from your hotel to discover Taormina, considered to be the capital of tourism in Sicily, and to Alcantara Gorges.
Here, you will be able to have a walk at your leisure: thanks to the information that our drivers will give you on the journey, you will be free to explore this little âgemâ of a town independently. Situated on a hill above Giardini Naxos, Taormina is a mixture of art, history, beauty, nature and elegance. The town has Greek and Roman origins, and about one thousand years ago it was declared the capital of the Normans by King Ruggero as its elevated position made it a secure stronghold against the attacks from the Moors coming from the sea. You can walk for about a kilometer along the Corso Umberto â the characteristic, traffic-free main road beginning and ending with 2 arches â Porta Catania and Porta Messina.
Visit the Odeon, the Corvaja Palace, the Greek theatre â still used today for concerts, the Belvedere square, which looks out over the Ionian sea, Naxos bay and Etna, the public gardens with their quaint little stonework buildings, created with passion in 1884 by an English noblewoman, the cathedral â an impressive example of a church cum fortress, and the Duchi Santo Stefano Palace.Taormina is also full of luxury boutiques, where you can find most designer brands and enjoy shopping without the stress of endless trafficAfter our visit to Taormina we will made our way to the splendid Alcantara Gorge, 15 kilometres away, where, within a steep canyon of lava rock the icy river flows in a torrent that is both frightening and fascinating at the same time.The Gorge is a result of the meeting between freezing water, clay Stone and the lava flow from a long-ago eruption. The collusion of these 3 natural elements has created a spectacle of nature that attracts thousands of visitors every year.
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Day 1: Taormina
Transfer to Taormina. The rest of the day at leisure.
Day 2: Etna / Taormina:
The Greek Theatre of Taormina. In the morning we drive up to the highest and most active volcano in Europe: Mt Etna.On the way, you will enjoy the beautiful and incredible landscape, rich with vegetation of varied colours.As soon as we reach the Etna Refuge at 1900 meters, you will have time for trekking, and you can also walk all around the âSilvestri Mountainsâ, two famous extinct craters.Break for lunch.During the afternoon, we will drive to Taormina âthe pearl of Sicilyâ, where you will visit the Greek-Roman theatre; time for shopping.Later back to the Hotel (Taormina).
Day 3: Piazza Armerina / Agrigento
Departure to Piazza Armerina, where you will see at our suggestion the most important and amazing quantity of Roman mosaic floors from the 3rd century AD.Proceeding on to Agrigento for lunch (optional).Visit to the Valley of the Temples: Hera, Concordia, Heracles, and Zeus temples are the most famous Greek remains of Sicily.Ovenight in Agrigento.
Day 4: Palermo / Monreale
Martorana Church in Palermo. After breakfast, we will drive to the city of Palermo where you will visit the Cathedral and the Martorana Church, as well as taking a panoramic tour of the historic centre, before driving on to Monreale.Here, visit at our suggestion the Cathedral and the Benedectine Cloister.Afterwards, lunch-time at leisure, or the possibility of an optional tour to the Catacombs, Mount Pellegrino (the sacred mountain of Palermo) and the village of Mondello.Dinner and overnight stay. (Palermo)
Day 1:Taormina - Piazza - Armerina - Agrigento
After breakfast, we will drive through the center of Sicily to reach the famous Villa Romana del Casale at Piazza Armerina, one of the most important archaeological sites of Roman times covered by 3500 square meters of mosaics on the villa's floors, and some surviving wall paintings. Break for lunch. In the afternoon departure for Agrigento. Here at our suggestion you will visit the Valley of the Temples , the temples of Juno, of Concord and Hercules built during the fifth century BC and declared World Heritage by UNESCO. Dinner and overnight stay (Agrigento).
Day 2: Agrigento - Selinunte - Erice - Scopello
After breakfast, departure to Selinunte - the ancient âSelinusâ. Here you will have about 2 hours for a free visit to the site founded in 7th century B.C.. on a site overlooking the Mediterranean sea: Temple G, F,E,D,C,A,B,O and the acropolis.
On the acropolis were four large Doric temples, two from the sixth century, two from the fifth, and a small shrine. None of these has been definitively attributed to specific deities, but are identified by letters (Temples A, C, D, and O; Shrine B). Defensive walls girded the acropolis, most of whose standing remains can be dated to the late sixth or early fifth centuries B.C. To the north of the city lay a small Archaic temple and altar. We will then drive you to the medieval town of Erice located at 751 m, perched on the mountain of the same name, built on a triangular plateau with a glorious view of the sea.
Enclosed within defensible bastions and walls, the town is a veritable labyrinth of little cobbled streets and alleyways wide enough to accommodate only one person at a time. Here we will take a scenic walking tour and you can admire the 12 C Venus Castle, the main church - Chiesa Matrice,and also taste the famous marzipan. Break for lunch. In the afternoon we will drive to the Zingaro natural reserve of Scopello, a small hamlet on the sea dominated by its 18C Baglio (a large fortified building) which faces onto the central piazza near the old tuna fishery and can be reached on foot. Dinner and overnight stay.
Day 3: Scopello - Palermo
After breakfast departure for Palermo, the capital of Sicily, where we wil visit the Quattro Canti (four corners - a historical point of interest where the 2 main streets in Palermo meet), the Pretoria Fountain, better known as the "fountain of shame", and at our suggestion the Norman Cathedral and the Royal Palace which adorn the historic center of Palermo.
Then, we drive to Monreale,a medieval town known for its Arab-Norman cathedral built in the twelfth century. An amazing sight, inside, is the complex of mosaics with a golden background, culminating in the great apse with the figure of Christ Pantocrator, dating between the twelfth and thirteenth century and depicting the cycle of Old and New Testament, which is the most comprehensive cycle of the Byzantine tradition. Of great interest are the porphyry sarcophagi of William I and II, the 16th century Chapel of St. Benedict and the 17th century Chapel of the Crucified, through which you access the rich treasure of the Cathedral. Finally, there is the remarkable 13th century Benedictine Cloister, within which there is a courtyard that contains an elegant fountain in Oriental style.
A magnificent slice of heaven with courtyards, curtain walls and watchtowers, overlooking an enchanting veranda with a view of the Valley of Temples, where you can dine at the Il Dehors restaurant right at home in the Sicilian mood.
Foresteria Baglio della Luna is a small charming 4-star hotel just a few kilometers from the center of Agrigento.
The careful renovations have enhanced the ancient eighteenth century buildings, nestled in a verdant and luxuriant garden where you'll find the solarium with Jacuzzi for eight seats.
Leave your car at the free parking lot and step into the castle courtyard, embellished with wicker couches and Mediterranean plants. The interior is elegant and decorated in the classic style with hints of bygone rural Sicilian decor.
Picciolo Etna Golf Resort & Spa is A charming corner of Sicily at the foot of Etna is home to this exclusive hotel with 18 hole golf course, spa, restaurant, guest house and swimming pool.
Hilton Giardini Naxos boasts direct access to the beautiful beaches of Giardini Naxos, close to many of the island's major attractions. Enjoy traditional Mediterranean hospitality combined with stunning views in the charming town of Taormina,the majestic Mount Etna and only 40 minutes from Catania Vincenzo Bellini Airport. Relax on the private beach, at our hotel spa and in the sparkling pool and sun lounge area.
The restaurant, as the name implies, specializes in dishes made with fish and is renowned for the large space reserved for the traditional Sicilian cuisine with local fish and meat dishes. The restaurant is managed by the owners who have a 'twenty years of experience in catering. The managers of the guarantee the freshness of its dishes every morning personally choosing all the best that offers the local fish market. The recommended menus change depending on the different times of the year to guarantee a choice of fresh fish, some of the desserts are own productions and the local wines are greatly appreciated. The restaurant is equipped with dining room, outdoor tables and ample parking. Located in a hotel setting near the Three Towers Hotel, Grand Hotel Moses, Grand Hotel Dei Templi Hotel Kore Hotel Akrabello and a few kilometers from the Valley of the Temples and the beautiful beaches of San Leone. Do not forget, besides the quality of food and service, the 'accessibility of really honest and competitive prices that are won at Capriccio di Mare a great trial for the ratio of "Price-quality".
If you want a truly romantic dinner just to Clerici can find the right atmosphere for an unforgettable evening , a special menu for you .
Pizzeria Villa Zuccaro is one of the most well-known in Taormina
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