Eastern Sicily: Taormina and the Val di Noto

Eastern Sicily: Taormina and the Val di Noto
(10 Nights/11 Days)

from £ 1250 *per person

Combine the glamour and glitz of Taormina with the captivating rural landscape of South East Sicily

  • Accommodation Delightful boutique hotels
  • Suitable For Couples
  • Holiday at a glance Taste the Siiclian version of La Dolce Vita in the chic resort town of Taormina
    Discover the centuries old Baroque towns of the Val di Noto and its beautiful sandy beaches

Eastern Sicily: Taormina and the Val di Noto

A 10-night holiday incorporating south east Sicily’s stunning beaches, the baroque architecture of the Val di Noto and a stay in chic Taormina.

First stop Taormina

With an enviable location on Sicily’s east coast, Taormina has the reputation of being the chicest spot on the island. Atmospheric winding streets filled with exclusive boutiques, cafés and restaurants lead off from its main Corso Umberto I and its fabulous main piazza looks out over two sweeping bays below. In the background, Mount Etna frames an already dramatic view.

The town's most visited tourist spot is the extraordinary Greek amphitheatre, host to an extensive festival programme during the summer months.

Hotel Villa Angela: A 20-minute stroll from the centre of Taormina but with the multiple advantages of exceptional views from your bedroom terrace, great hospitality, free parking and free transfers to the lidos below Taormina.

Next, the baroque towns of South East Sicily

No visit to Sicily is complete without a glimpse of the towns of Noto, Modica and Ragusa in the island’s south east corner.  All rebuilt after the 1693 earthquake, they showcase some of the best examples of Italian baroque architecture.

Stay in rural Sicily at the Torre Marabino, a 7-room boutique hotel tucked away on an organic farm near Ispica.  Breakfast on fresh ricotta and homemade cakes, jams and pastries amidst gardens dotted with olive trees in the Sicilian countryside, then laze by the large pool in the heat of the sun.

The Torre Marabino is close to the wonderful sandy beaches of Porto Palo, Pozzallo and the slightly wilder fringes of the Vendicari Nature Reserve.
What’s included
  • Travel planning
  • Bed and breakfast basis
  • 3 nights in a 4* hotel in Taormina
  • 7 nights in a boutique resort in Val di Noto
  • 11 days fully comprehensive car hire
Optional Add-ons
  • International flights
  • Private and group excursions
  • Theatre and sport event tickets

Itinerary

  1. Day 1-4 Taormina
    Pick up your car hire (Fiat Punto or similar) from Catania airport

    3 nights on a BB basis sharing a deluxe room with terrace sea view at the Hotel Villa Angela

    We can help you with:
    • Excursion to Mt Etna North and South sides
    • Wine cellar and farm visits
    • Private guided tour of Taormina's heritage
    • Mini-cruise to the Aeolian islands
  2. Day 4-11 Ispica, Val di Noto
    7 nights on a BB basis sharing a room at the Torre Marabino

    We can help you with:
    • Wine cellar and farm visits
    • Guided Nature Tours & Walks
    • Bike rental

Accommodation

Hotel Villa Angela

Hotel Villa Angela

Taormina

Terrace with views from every room and great hospitality from Charlie and ''his Angels'' Ada and Kat

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Torre Marabino

Torre Marabino

Ispica

Rural bliss in the countryside of south east Sicily, close to sandy beaches and the Baroque towns of

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Articles

Villa Romana del Casale

Villa Romana del Casale

At the foot of Mount Mangone, about 6 km south-west from Piazza Armerina, in a basin surrounded by low hills rich in vegetation, stands a splendid Roman villa, famous throughout the world as Villa Romana del Casale, named after the district in which it is located.

With an area of ​​over 3,500 square meters, the Roman Villa del Casale in Piazza Armerina, built in the 3rd-4th century AD, is one of the most precious jewels left by the Romans in Sicily. Hunting residence of the emperor M. Valerio Massimiano (known as Hércules Victor), is an extraordinary testimony of the life of the times thanks to its splendid mosaic decorations whose fame has travelled around the world.
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How to visit Mt Etna

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