Beach, Fun & Culture in Ragusa from Syracuse
- 4 - 8 days s
Swimming in the most beautiful beaches of south east of Sicily
Hotel & Rental Car Package
You can choose duration from 3 to 7 nights.
4 - 8 days s
- Min. 3 overnights in hotel 4* in Syracuse/Ragusa area
- Category C car and “GOLD insurance” included
- City taxes must to be paid on spot
- Porterages and personal expenses
- Optional excursions
- Entrance fees to monuments and archaeological sites
- Anything not expressly indicated in “the rate includes”
Day 1 - ARRIVAL (OVERNIGHT IN RAGUSA/SYRACUSE)
Arrive at Catania Airport. After picking up the rental car, drive to Ragusa/Syracuse. On this day there are no planned activities. Free
time to discover the city on your own. Overnight in hotel.
Day 2 - SYRACUSE & NOTO (OVERNIGHT IN RAGUSA/SYRACUSE)
Breakfast in the hotel. This day you can swim at the beautiful sandy beach of Calamosche (Vendicari), Fontane Bianche or you can
visit Syracuse & Noto.
Suggested itinerary: Departure to Syracuse, one of the most interesting archaeological sites of the island with its Archeological Park
(extra cost) the Roman Amphitheatre, the Greek Theatre, the Ear of Dionysus, the Cave of the Cordari, Island of Ortigia, the most
ancient nucleus of the city with its stunning cathedral. (entrance tickets not included) and picturesque alleys. Continue your tour by
going to Noto, included by UNESCO in the list of World Heritage Sites in 2002. Cross the famous Arco, stroll in the center admiring
the wonderful aristocratic palaces with the famous decorated balconies, the sumptuous churches full of decorations, the Cathedral
with its staircase and the city theater, all built in Baroque style. Back to hotel and overnight.
Day 3 - MODICA & RAGUSA or “MONTALBANO TOUR” (OVERNIGHT IN RAGUSA/SYRACUSE)
Breakfast in the hotel. This day you can swim at the beautiful sandy beach of Noto/Donnafugata or you can visit Modica & Ragusa.
Suggested itinerary Today it will be possible to discover the less known part of Sicily, Modica and also known for the television
series of "The Inspector Montalbano". Start your visit from Modica, a UNESCO World Heritage city especially known for its
chocolate as well as for its wonderful buildings. You will visit the oldest confectionery shop of chocolate in Sicily (established on
1880); during the tour in the laboratory you will witness the entire chocolate processing cycle. The visit is followed by a tasting of
typical products, offered to guests in personal boxes (supplement euro 20,00 p.p.). We advise you to wander through the alleys,
always moving upwards, once you reach the highest part of the hill you can admire a wonderful panorama of the city. Continue to
Ragusa and to admire the historic center of "Ibla", characterized by the numerous churches and palaces in Baroque style, as well as
by the characteristic domes that dominate the city. Ragusa has become part of the Unesco list, with 18 sites declared World
Heritage Sites. Overnight in hotel.
Day 4 - PORTO PALO CAPO PASSERO, MARZAMEMI & PACHINO with NERO D’AVOLA TASTING
Breakfast in the hotel. This day you can swim at the beautiful sandy beach of Capo Passero or Marzamemi or you can visit Porto
Palo and Pachino.
Suggested itinerary: Drive to Porto Palo Capo Passero and Marzamemi. The island of Capo Passero is a naturalistic jewel, offers
sandy areas in the part in front of the village of Porto Palo that can be easily reached 'on foot', crossing the sea when the water is
low, or by a small fishing boat that transports people to and from the island all day long. Continue to Marzamemi, beautiful seaside
village famous for its tuna farms, and walking through the streets of this seaside village, you can admire the fishermen's houses
located near the sea. In Pachino stop to visit a winery of the famous Nero d'Avola, the most famous red grape variety in Sicily.
original from the Syracuse areas of Noto and Pachino. Overnight.
Day 5 - CHIARAMONTE GULFI, VITTORIA, SCOGLITTI & PUNTA SECCA “COMMISSARIO MONTALBANO TOUR”
Breakfast in the hotel. This day you can swim at the beautiful sandy beach of Punta Secca or Marina di Ragusa or you can do
“Commissario Montalbano tour”.
Suggested itinerary Departure to Chiaramonte Gulfi beautiful old village called the Balcony of Sicily because of its splendid
panoramic position. Walking through the small streets of the historic centre we visit the beautiful church of Santa Maria La Nova
(Cathedral Square) and the church of San Giovanni. Chiaramonte Gulfi is famous for the production of the excellent extra virgin
olive oil PDO and for the wine Nero d'Avola, Insolia or Cerasuolo DOCG. We drive to Vittoria. The streets of Vittoria are full of
elegant Art Nouveau architecture mixed with Baroque and Neoclassical monuments, creating a harmonious equilibrium. Is famous
also for the Cerasuolo di Vittoria wine from the Planeta winery - We will have a wine tasting on site in a winery. Continuation of the
“Commissario Montalbano Tour” proceeding to Punta Secca district of Santa Croce di Camerina for a short stop to see the city,
beach and house of Montalbano, and to Scicli, beautiful city known as “VIGATA” name invented by the writer where is the Vigata
police station. Return to Ragusa to the hotel, overnight
Day 6 - AGRIGENTO (OVERNIGHT IN RAGUSA/SYRACUSE)
Breakfast in the hotel. This day you can swim at the beautiful sandy beach of Scala dei Turchi or you can visit Agrigento.
Suggested itinerary: Drive to Agrigento where you will visit the Temples’ Valley, including the Temple of Juno, the Temple of
Concorde (one of the best preserved Doric temples in the whole Greek world), the Temple of Hercules, the Temple of Castor and
Pollux. Come back and overnight in hotel.
Day 7 - : TAORMINA, SAVOCA & FORZA D’AGRO’ (OVERNIGHT IN RAGUSA/SYRACUSE)
Breakfast in the hotel. This day you can swim at the beautiful sandy beach of Giardini Naxos, Isolabella or visit Taormina/Forza
Suggested itinerary: Drive to Taormina “The Pearl of the Mediterranean” and excursion trough Corso Umberto that represents the
heart of the city where there are splendid ancient buildings, including the 15th century Palazzo Corvaja and the Greek-Roman
theater, the 2nd largest classical theater in Sicily - Over the centuries, the city it has always been a popular destination. From the
Greek-Roman Amphitheater you can in fact admire the bay of Giardini Naxos, Volcano Etna and the Calabrian coast. Departure to
Forza D'Agrò a charming village located on a hill overlooking Taormina and you will have a tour with an eye to the cinema visiting
the villages made famous by the film The Godfather Walking along the narrow streets of this small town, in addition to the
breathtaking views, it will be possible to admire the Durazzesco arch and the Cathedral, a place chosen to set one of the most
romantic scenes of the Godfather's film, the wedding of Micheal Corleone. From the Panoramic Square you can enjoy an
extraordinary view of the coast. After visiting this little gem, continue for Savoca which was the location of the famous film “Il
Padrino”. This village is famous because here have been shooted some of the famous parts of the movie “The Godfather”, directed
by Francis Ford Coppola. The buildings and the monuments of the movie are still here, like the famous Bar Vitelli, the same bar
used to shoot The Godfather. Overnight.
Day 8 - DEPARTURE
Breakfast in the hotel. Check out at 10:00. Drive to the airport, release of the car and end of our services. Grazie e arrivederci!
• Each rental day is a fraction of 24 hours, the vehicle must be returned
on time or within the next 59 minutes.
• The pick-up and drop-off of the car at the airport will be during the
opening hours of the company Noleggiare (Everyday from 08:00 to
22:30); after these hours the rental company will charge an extra fee.
Please inquire before booking your flight.
• Car must be delivery at the same airport or there will be an additional
cost to be agreed with the rental company.
Hotel selected 4* or similar:
• Ragusa area: Hotel Mediterraneo or similar (*)
• Syracuse: Hotel Panorama or similar (*)
(*) The hotels indicated may be replaced with others of the
same category. Accommodations are located in the
indicated towns or in a different cities where will be
possible to realize the program
• Cancellations up to 15 days before departure with full
• Cancellations from 14 to 8 days before departure,
penalty of 30%
• Cancellations from 7 to 4 days before departure, penalty
• In case of cancellation within 3 days before departure,
penalty of 100%
• There will be no refund for no shows or voluntary
interruption of an already started trip
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