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Sicily is an island full of strong contrasts and beautiful contradictions. This land is unusually rich in history and culture, fascinating cities of art, amazing natural wonders. Populations who were completely different from one to another have left through the centuries permanent traces of themselves in the island’s culture. A lot of which are now included in the UNESCO world culture heritage list.

Easy Sicily staff has been travelling to Sicily crossing far and near this wonderful island over the years. Sicily has got an extraordinary walking areas which are still undiscovered: mule tracks and age-old pathways have survived and reserve a wealth of surprises. Our expert guides will share with you their passion and let you discover the natural environment, remote and isolated places, strong local traditions and activities usually neglected. Landscapes are grandiose: exploring this breathtaking land on foot is a journey trought time. Sicily climate with its temperate winters and hot dry summers, make walking holidays feasible all the year round.

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Walking in Eastern Sicily (cod. 1-12)

Volcanos, Greek theaters, stark mountains, gentle seas, fresh-caught fish, heady rich wines – Sicily has it all. Encompassing the most variety of any of Italy’s regions, Sicily also evidences the most contradictions. There’s something not quite European in the air – perhaps born upon the sirocco that often blows across the land. Or maybe it’s the hint of Saracen pirate in the waiter at the cafe, the fisherman on the dock, the maid at the hotel. Whatever it is, you can’t fail to be allured by the charm of Italy’s most enchanting island.

Highlights

  • Explore the towns of Taormina and Syracuse
  • Walk on Mt. Etna, Europe’s highest active volcano
  • Visit some of the most remarkable ancient sites in Italy
  • Enjoy great Sicilian cuisineand the heady southern wines

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Sicily Walking Tour on UNESCO World Heritage Sites (cod. 4-12)

March 8, 2012 in Featured Tours & Events, Walking Tours

This tour combines the very best of Eastern Sicily with the Val di Noto Baroque towns. An island of passion, Sicily sits almost as close to Africa as to Europe.
Whether rambling along the quiet beaches of the Vendicari nature reserve or the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of the perfect Baroque towns of Ragusa and Scicli you will be awed. We’ll climb the lava trails of Mount Etna and end at the Etna vineyards for a perfect glass of wine. Savor a meal of seafood that will forever raise the bar on your expectations. Enjoy incredible views in Taormina – the pearl of the Ionian Sea.

HIGHLIGHTS

• Stunning beaches and turquoise seas.
• Miles and miles of vineyards rivaling Tuscany and Piedmonte.                                                                                                                                                  • Walk along Mt. Etna, Europe’s highest volcano.

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On Sicily Goethe’s footsteps (cod. 5-12)

March 4, 2012 in Biking, Featured Tours & Events, Trekking, Walking Tours

 

(Selfguided/guided biking / trekking 6,7, 9 days)

Here is an itinerary on Sicily Goethe’s footsteps crossing scenic nature beauties and the rich historical and archaeological heritage of eastern Sicily. The tour is a perfect balance of walkings through natural areas and some archaeological sightseeing. You can hike the majestic volcano Etna, trek the valley of the river Alcantara, the quiet back roads with stunning views on the red roofs of Taormina and the narrow peninsula of Naxos, take a boat trip around Isola Bella with its seaside grottos, and walk through tiny cobblestone streets of villages such as Castelmola and Noto.  Participants can choose between scheduled escorted programs and self-guided options, such as to tour either on bike or on foot.

 

Highlights

  • Explore the towns of Taormina, Syracuse and Noto
  • Walk on Mt. Etna, Europe’s highest active volcano
  • Visit some of the most beautiful nature sites in Italy
  • Enjoy great Sicilian cuisineand the heady southern wines

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Day Walking Tours and Shore Trips

Discovery Sicily’s hidden natural beauties, history, mythology and culture by these exciting on-demand tours. They depart from your convenient point in Catania, Taormina, Messina and Siracusa areas. They also work as private shore trips from the calls of Messina, Naxos, Catania and Siracusa, for less than the cost that you pay on board. These tours are arranged for (at least 2 people) individuals or small groups and cannot be purchased from the cruise line. Easy Sicily can also arrange customized tours for your own group, according to your taste, time frame, and budget. Tell us what kind of attractions and sites you’d like to see or an activity that your group is interested in, so that our staff can design a personalized programme for you. Feel free to contact us for any further detail. Here is below a list of possible tours that you can enjoy with us.

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Active Day Tours

Here is a chance for nature and sports lovers, to enjoy a thrilling experience plunged into the natural wonders that make Sicily a so astounding place. With its huge variety of mountains and active volcanoes, amazing valleys, small rivers and  lakes, Sicily is a real paradise for active travelers and affords a large network of  hidden paths with stunning views for trekkers, bikers and horsemen as well as exciting underwater sites for divers. You can choose among very easy day tour on foot, on two wheels, on horseback as well as unforgettable dives which are suitable even for beginners, or long and intensive routes where even step-confident and experienced ramblers, can surely meet their challenges. Besides, a local expert will take care of you and all detail so that you can totally enjoy the nature of breathtaking beauty around you. All our standard itineraries are available for your private group but, on your request, we can create a custom tour to fit your group’s special interests.

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