Western Sicilian Tour: Palermo, Agrigento and more
Western Sicily is a romantic destination, exclusive, elegant, rich in unforgettable cultural and scenic beauty, among the temples of Agrigento, the Arab-Norman buildings of Palermo and the ancient medieval town of Erice.
But a real tour of Western Sicily can certainly not forget the sea.
That’s why we have also included an excursion to San Vito Lo Capo and an entire day in Cefalù.
Tour of Western Sicily: the program
Day 1: Palermo and Monreale
The tour starts from Palermo.
Arrival at Punta Raisi Airport is scheduled in the morning.
This day is dedicated to the guided visit of the town monuments, which are mainly in arabic-norman style, among which there are the Cathedral, which preserves the Norman kings’ tombs and that of the Suevian emperor Frederick II, the Royal Palace with the precious Palatine Chapel, the Church of Saint John of the Hermits.
Then you will carry on for Monreale, known for the cloister and the beautiful Cathedral, defined “the eighth wonder of the world” for its mosaics.
Lunch. Gone back to Palermo we will offer a short trip in the town centre where we will see the Four Corners, Pretoria Square and the Massimo Theatre. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 2: Segesta, Erice and San Vito Lo Capo
Breakfast at the hotel and departure for the visit of the doric temple of Segesta, which has remained intact for centuries.
Continue for Erice, a charming medieval hamlet of ancient Greek origins. Continue for a stroll to San Vito Lo Capo, renowned village with beautiful white beaches.
Return to hotel in Palermo, dinner and overnight.
Day 3: Agrigento and Valle dei Templi
Visit to the Temples Valley in Agrigento, where among hundreds of almond trees, the majestic temples of the ancient Akragas rise; Continuing for a short stop at the Scala dei Turchi, from the singular rocky shape of pure white color.
Return to Palermo hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 4: Cefalù
Breakfast at the hotel and visit of one of the most beautiful cathedrals of the world, the Cathedral of Cefalù, inside which are the beautiful and precious mosaics on the gold background that cover the walls and vaults.
At the end, return to Palermo to return home.