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How to Spend 1 Week in Sicily

How to Spend 1 Week in Sicily

Though you won’t be able to see all of Sicily in just seven days, you will be able to enjoy a number of highlights of this unique island. Spend a week taking in its Greek and Roman ruins, baroque architecture, and unique food and wine. Here are your options for seven days of culture and cuisine in Sicily. 

Days 1–2: The Eastern Coast

Some of Sicily’s most spectacular ancient ruins and atmospheric towns are set along the Ionian coast south of Messina, where most ferries and flights arrive on the island. Begin your week in Taormina, perched high above the coast and famous for its magnificent 2nd-century Greek theater, still used as a venue. Explore the highlights on a walking or Segway tour, or experience Taormina through its cuisine on a food-and-wine tour. Afterwards, take in the view from the village of Castelmola above town or the coastal outcrop of Isola Bella at the water’s edge below. No visit to the area is complete without a trip to the sputtering top of Mt. Etna, Europe’s largest active volcano. Hop on an ATV or join a guided walking tour of its towering peak, stopping to tour one of the many wine cellars scattered on the volcanic slopes.

The following day, continue south to Syracuse for a guided tour of the island of Ortygia (Ortigia), where the city was founded by the Corinthians three millennia ago. Admire the Duomo, Fountain of Arethusa, Temple of Apollo, and other highlights with a walking tour, or combine sightseeing with tastings on a food-and-wine tour. Finally, tour the ancient ruins of Neapolis Archaeological Park (Parco Archeologico della Neapolis), a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Days 3–4: The Baroque Noto Valley and Temples of Agrigento

Explore the southeastern corner of Sicily today. Join a tour of the most important towns in the Noto Valley, starting with a guided walking tour of the historic center of Noto, a treasure trove of lavish churches and palaces lining Corso Vittorio Emanuele. After stopping in Modica to take in its baroque masterpieces and sample its famous local chocolate, end with a ramble through the atmospheric jumble of crumbling palaces that make up Ragusa’s old town. 

The next day, take in the ancient Greek temples of Agrigento, dating from when Sicily was part of the vast Magna Grecia empire. Join a Valley of the Temples tour to admire these gloriously preserved ruins that date as far back as the fifth century BC. Afterwards, head inland to the Villa Romana del Casale in Piazza Armerina, an ancient hunting lodge and thermal baths that house the world’s largest collection of Roman mosaics.   

Days 5–7: Western Sicily: Marsala, Trapani, and Palermo

Head to the far western reaches of Sicily today to explore Marsala, in the province of Trapani. Spend the morning exploring this historic port town’s center with a walking or bike tour to take in the unique Catalan–Gothic and baroque architecture before heading out of town to the Trapani and Paceco Salt Pans Natural Reserve. Learn about this area’s long tradition of sea-salt harvesting, and admire the flamingos, cranes, and other waterfowl that now populate the reserve. In the afternoon, join a wine tour to learn about Marsala’s history of winemaking, then try to make it to the hilltop town of Erice by sunset to take in one of the most memorable views in Sicily. Stroll the charming historic center and visit the medieval castle before stopping for a traditional Sicilian dinner.

End with two days in Palermo, where Arab influence can be seen in the architecture, culture, and cuisine. Begin with a walking, bike, or Segway tour of the city’s vibrant old town, a mix of Norman, Moorish, and baroque architecture, to appreciate the 12th-century Arab-Norman churches and their exquisite Byzantine mosaics. The city is also known for its souklike street markets and local flavors that testify to centuries of Arab influence. Take a deep dive into Palermo’s distinct cuisine with a food-and-market tour or cooking class. Finally, visit the towns of Monreale or Cefalù just outside Palermo to tour their dazzling Norman cathedrals, among the most important cultural treasures in Sicily and part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Taormina and Castelmola Tour from Messina

Taormina and Castelmola Tour from Messina

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Visit Taormina and Castelmola on this tour from Messina. During a quick stop in the village of Castelmola, admire a view of the surrounding Sicilian landscape, including Mt Etna. Then head to Taormina to see sights like Isola Bella and the Greek Theatre. Browse local shops or bars, if you wish, and take a walk along Corso Umberto.
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  • 6 hours
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$72.95
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$72.95
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Palermo Street Food Walking Tour

Palermo Street Food Walking Tour

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Snack your way through the streets of Palermo on this Sicilian food tour. Explore backstreet markets and food stalls specializing in local delicacies like stuffed rice balls and chickpea fritters as your guide fills you in on local history, culture. Plus, this small-group tour has a limited number of participants for a more personalized experience.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$59.87
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$59.87
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Taormina Food and Wine Walking Tour (Small group & Licensed Guide)

Taormina Food and Wine Walking Tour (Small group & Licensed Guide)

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Spend an evening immersed in Sicilian cuisine and culture on this 2.5-hour walking tour of Taormina. Led by a local guide, travel to the city’s top spots to sample fresh fish, bruschetta, sweet Sicilian cakes, and other regional specialties. Complement your dishes with a glass of Prosecco, red and white wine, and Italian liqueur. As you walk and taste, learn more about the city's culinary history from your guide.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$90.40
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Sicilian Cooking Class in Palermo

Sicilian Cooking Class in Palermo

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Discover the unique flavors and influences of Sicilian cuisine with a 5-hour, hands-on cooking class in Palermo. After shopping for fresh, seasonal ingredients at a local farmers’ market, head to a well-equipped home kitchen in an 18th-century building. Under the guidance of a chef instructor, learn to prepare an authentic 4-course meal of classic Sicilian dishes including dessert. Sit down to savor your freshly made creations paired with local wine.
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  • 5 hours
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$180.80
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Agrigento and Piazza Armerina day tour

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Agrigento and Piazza Armerina day tour

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One full day of exploring takes you to two UNESCO World Heritage Sites on this tour of the Archaeological Area of Agrigento and Villa Romana del Casale. A small-group tour of eight people or fewer makes it easy to learn bout the sites from your guide, and all-inclusive transportation makes traveling between destinations a cinch.
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  • 9 hours
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The best of the West Segesta, Erice, Trapani Saline, Full-Day Tour from Palermo

The best of the West Segesta, Erice, Trapani Saline, Full-Day Tour from Palermo

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Discover a number of western Sicily’s most popular destinations on this full-day tour from Palermo. Meet your guide at your accommodation, climb aboard a climate-controlled minivan, and head first to Segesta, where you’ll explore the ancient Greek amphitheater and temple (entry own expense). Then, discover the medieval town of Erice, enjoy a traditional Sicilian lunch (own expense) in Saline, and finish with a walking tour of the elegant city of Trapani.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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$301.34
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Palermo City Hop-on Hop-off Tour

Palermo City Hop-on Hop-off Tour

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See the highlights of Palermo with a hop-on hop-off bus tour, exploring at your own pace. Get a view of the city’s top attractions from the top of a double-decker bus, including sights like the Quattro Canti, Vucciria Market and the Teatro Massimo – one of Italy's most famous opera houses. Enjoy audio commentary during the tour.
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  • 50 minutes to 1 hour
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$24.11
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Taormina Segway Tour

Taormina Segway Tour

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Glide past Taormina’s top sites on this 3-hour Segway tour. Led by an expert guide, explore the Borgo Medievale, Taormina’s oldest district. See the bustling Piazza del Duomo, city hall and the San Domenico Palace Hotel, once an ancient monastery. Check out views of Mt Etna from Villa Comunale before heading to the ancient Greek amphitheater of Teatro Greco. Learn about the gladiatorial games held in the impressive spot before concluding your tour at your original departure point.
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  • 3 hours
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$119.33
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Syracuse Segway Tour

Syracuse Segway Tour

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Explore the historic city of Syracuse on this 3-hour Segway tour. Led by an expert guide, coast toward the island neighborhood of Ortygia, passing the Fountain of Aretusa, the ruins of ancient Greek city walls and the 17th-century Archbishop’s Palace, learning the history behind each architectural gem as you go. Pass other top attractions, including Our Lady of Tears Sanctuary and the Catacombs of San Giovanni, before returning to your original departure point.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$119.33
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Siracusa Food and Wine Walking Tour

Siracusa Food and Wine Walking Tour

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Discover the excellent food and wine of Syracuse on a 2.5-hour walking tour in Ortygia, the historic old city center. Your knowledgeable local guide takes you to three family-owned eateries to taste a variety of authentic dishes such as appetizers, fresh fish and pastries, accompanied by samples of wine and liquor. You’ll also pass landmarks including the Piazza San Rocco, Piazza del Duomo, Santa Lucia church, Piazza San Giuseppe and the Piazza Archimede with its stunning Fountain of Diana, providing another experience of Sicily’s rich culture.
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  • 3 hours
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$95.22
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Full-Day Etna Jeep Tour from Taormina Including Lunch

Full-Day Etna Jeep Tour from Taormina Including Lunch

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Scale the slopes of Italy’s famously active Mt Etna on this full-day 4x4 tour from Taormina. Travel up rugged mountain tracks in an off-road vehicle and trek by foot to a stellar lookout point with views of lava flow basins and cave tubes created by the 2002 eruption. After descending from the volcano, head to a local place for a typical Sicilian lunch of cheeses, cured meats, pasta and dessert served with wine.
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  • 8 hours
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$208.50
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Monreale And Cefalù Half Day Excursion

Monreale And Cefalù Half Day Excursion

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Spend time exploring the glorious Duomo of Monreale, Cathedral and Cloister and the Medieval town of Cefalù during this half-day trip from Palermo. Travel to Monreale for a 1-hour Duomo tour. Next, travel to charming Cefalù for a tour that includes the Duomo, Medieval lavatory, Mandralisca Museum and more.
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  • 6 hours
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$78.19
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2-hour Private Sightseeing Tour of Taormina

2-hour Private Sightseeing Tour of Taormina

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Taormina is one of Sicily’s most beautiful hilltop towns, but it can be challenge to avoid the crowds, especially in the summer months. This private 2-hour tour ensures a personalized experience and the undivided attention of your guide, so you can admire landmarks such as the Greek Theatre, Corvaia Palace, and Porta Messina; learn more about Taormina’s ancient history; and enjoy spectacular views of Mount Etna.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$360.40
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Ortygia: Syracuse's Ancient Town Center Private Tour

Ortygia: Syracuse's Ancient Town Center Private Tour

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Go off the beaten path in the old town center of Syracuse with this small-group walking tour. See the town’s top landmarks, including the Apollo Temple and Cathedral Square, plus the quiet lanes of the Jewish Quarter. Learn about Syracuse’s history while admiring the Fountain of Aretusa and the vibrant fish and fruit markets.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$69.24
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Ancient Syracuse: private guided tour of the Neapolis archaeological park

Ancient Syracuse: private guided tour of the Neapolis archaeological park

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Get up close and personal with some of Sicily’s best-preserved ancient ruins—and learn all about Syracuse and its history from your guide—when you embark on this private walking tour of the Neapolis Archaeological Park (entrance own expense). Choose from morning or afternoon departure times, and enjoy several hours to explore. You’ll see the ruins of the Greek Theatre, the Altar of Hieron, the Ear of Dionysus cave, and more.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$69.24
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Palermo Segway Tour

Palermo Segway Tour

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Forget your feet and abandon the automobile, the best way to see Palermo is via Segway. Smoothly cruise around town upright and on two wheels with your expert guide going from legendary landmark to spectacular site, and stopping at each spot to learn about its history. Head through the bustling Capo Market where some of the best street food in Sicily is sold, pass by the Gallery of Modern Art and discover the rich architectural heritage of a town that has been strongly influenced through the centuries by everyone from the Arabs to the Vikings.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$119.33
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Ragusa Walking tour

Ragusa Walking tour

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Famed for its baroque architecture and UNESCO designation, Ragusa is a destination that’s best explored on foot. On this small-group walking tour, you’ll get up close and personal with the city’s sights. Discover ornate churches and palaces, linger in busy public squares, and learn about the catastrophic earthquake that forever changed the city. As you go, your guide will share stories and facts about its rich history.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$68.01
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Mount Etna Tour at Sunset - Small Groups from Taormina

Mount Etna Tour at Sunset - Small Groups from Taormina

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Explore the unique landscape of an enormous volcano at with this 6-hour small-group sunset walking tour of Mt Etna from Taormina. Hike through the forest to see extinct craters and other evidence of past eruptions. Visit one of the most dramatic of the mountain's lava caves. Enjoy a light meal with wine made on Mt Etna and watch the sun go down.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$89.20
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$89.20
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Baroque Noto private walking tour

Baroque Noto private walking tour

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A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the hilltop town of Noto is celebrated for its ornate, baroque architecture. On this walking tour, choose from morning or afternoon departure times and get ready to discover Noto’s key landmarks in just a couple hours. With only a small group for company, you’ll wander through the town center, visit the cathedral, admire the Palazzo Nicolaci, and hear tips on where to find the tastiest granita.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$69.24
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$69.24
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