An itinerary by hire car to discover the beauty of Sicilian Baroque, the coast overlooking the Ionian Sea with its pearls Taormina and Giardini Naxos. All dominated by the great volcano Etna, which towers above the panorama of eastern Sicily.
“Sicily is the land of oranges, of flowering soil whose air, in spring, is all perfume…. But what makes it a land necessary to be seen and unique in the world, is the fact that from one end to the other, it can be called a strange and divine museum of architecture.” (Guy de Maupassant)
The city of black lava stone. Over two and a half millennia of history characterised by the buildings where Etna’s black lava stone can be found everywhere: the Roman Amphitheatre, the Cathedral of Sant’Agata or the Stone Elephant, all characterised by the dark basalt rock
The Etna volcano
Europe’s highest active volcano, which originated over 570,000 years ago. It is possible to easily reach the crater area to see the volcanic activity in total safety. And according to Greek mythology, Aeolus kept the winds imprisoned in his caverns here
Noto and the Sicilian Baroque
Inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list, the architecture, especially sacred, of the 17th century here finds the apex of its beauty: a sophisticated Baroque style that is both popular and cultured, strongly characterised and rooted in the territory.
Villa Romana del Casale
Villa Romana del Casale in Piazza Armerina. Dating back to the 4th century B.C., the Villa is rich in valuable and well-preserved mosaics depicting scenes of daily life such as games, hunts, and scenes of war or naval battles. Recent studies identify Lucius Aradio Valerius Proculus Populonius, governor of Sicily, as the owner of the villa
The tour Eastern Sicily can be customised to suit your needs