Caltagirone Ceramics and Sicily Tour
Sicily’s town of Caltagirone has long been known for its production of high-quality ceramics. With this tour, you will be able to visit it during La Scala Illuminata which only happens once a year. You will also visit the city of Catania and its surroundings, including the famous Mount Etna volcano.
Day 1 – Upon arriving at the airport, you will be picked up by your driver and transferred to the hotel. There will be some time to relax before heading out on a 3-hour private walking tour of Catania in the afternoon. There you will visit some of the main historical sites of the city such as the Duomo di Catania and Via Crociferi, tasting some local specialties along the way.
Day 2 – This morning will be a trip to Mount Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe, which is also listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will go on a private guided tour to explore the mountain and learn about its history and connection with food and wine. You will have the rest of the day to explore at leisure.
Day 3 – Today is an independent day to go to Caltagirone and explore this Sicilian town known for its ceramics and pottery. On this day the town has a special event called La Scala Illuminata in honor of its patron saint San Giacomo, where the famous ceramics staircase is lit with lanterns for the day.
Day 4 – This is another independent day for you to explore at leisure. You can head to the town of Taormina, which offers incredible views of Mount Etna and the sea. Here you can spend the day visiting historical sites such as the Greek Theatre, San Nicolo Cathedral, and the stunning public gardens.
Day 5 – You will be driven to the airport after checking out of your hotel for your flight home.
The package includes:
Private Half-Day Walking Tour of Catania – 3 hours
Half-Day Private Excursion to Mt. Etna
Independent Visit of Caltagirone
4-night stay in a boutique hotel
Daily Breakfast Included
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