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SICILY Seriously Sicily 12 nights from £1479^ Including optional travel insurance or a reduction of £54 if not required§ As the largest island in the Mediterranean just over ten nautical miles from mainland Italy, Sicily has been a crossroad of civilisation throughout the ages. It's a melting pot of culture, with a fascinating history to match, as you'll discover on this comprehensive tour. Rooftops of Ragusa in Sicily ACTIVITY LEVEL Day 1: UK-Noto. After taking Saga's included UK door-to-door travel service to the airport, fly to Catania and transfer to Noto. Stay three nights at the locally rated 4-star Poggio Del Sole Resort. D Day 2: Noto and Scicli. See Noto's glorious baroque architecture on this morning's included walk. Later visit the lesser-known town of Scicli, another baroque gem with a charm all of its own, which rests in a gorge overlooked by a rocky outcrop. B, D Day 3: Noto. Perhaps take an optional scenic drive to delve further into the stunning baroque south-east of the island, visiting the historic towns of Ragusa and Modica at the region's heart. Chocoholics can look forward to visiting one of the oldest producers of this confectionery in Sicily. B, D Day 4: Noto-Palermo. Head to Palermo on the northern coast, pausing en route for lunch. Spend three nights at the locally rated 4-star Hotel Garibaldi, with dinner at a local restaurant. B, L, D Day 6: Monreale. Enjoy an included excursion to Monreale and its cathedral, one of the great sights of Norman Sicily. Spend the afternoon at leisure. B Day 5: Palermo. This morning, join a guided walking tour of the exotic capital, whose history is reflected in its varied architecture of Arabic, baroque and art nouveau styles. B Day 7: Palermo-Mazara del Vallo. Head to the Arab-influenced town of Mazara del Vallo for an included guided walking tour and three nights at the locally rated 4-star Mahara Hotel. B, D Day 8: Mazara del Vallo. After a morning at leisure, you may like to join a scenic optional tour of the local area with a wine-tasting session and lunch included at a restored rural farmhouse. B, D Day 9: Mazara del Vallo Join an optional lagoon boat trip to see historic windmills before visiting a cantina in Marsala, famed for its fortified wine. B, D Day 10: Mazara del Vallo-Giardini Naxos. Travel via Messina en route to Giardini Naxos, which is set on a bay backed by Mount Etna. Spend your final three nights at the locally rated 4-star Hellenia Yachting Hotel. B, D Day 11: Giardini Naxos and Catania. This morning, get a feel for local life on an included guided walking tour of Catania. After lunch, you will be given a brief tour of Giardini Naxos by your tour manager. B, D Day 12: Giardini Naxos. Perhaps join an optional excursion that visits Mount Etna and takes you on a guided tour of the beautiful resort town of Taormina. B, D Day 13: Giardini Naxos-UK. Travel to Catania airport for your return flight and your included UK door-to-door travel service. B Extend your holiday Giardini Naxos 4 nights from £399. Half Board. Following your tour, enjoy a further four nights at the Hellenia Yachting Hotel. 2 nights from £209 for Manchester departures. Please call for details. Special interest holidays Archaeology 12 nights from £1799 departing March 7 (£1799) and October 3 (£1919), 2019. Holiday code: AV170. This holiday follows a different itinerary ­ please call for details. Tyrrhenian Sea Palermo Italy Mount Etna Acireale Mazara del Vallo Sicily Ragusa Catania Noto 190 To book, please visit your Travel Agent