SECRETS OF SICILY
You’ll start your holiday in Trapani, town rich of history and culture. You will reach then Egadi Islands and Marettimo, the most mountainous of the three, just off the western coast and a walker’s paradise. Once back inland, visit of the medieval town of Erice where the stunning view of the Salt pans and the islands will enchant you. To end with the walking to the Zingaro Natural Reserve, with coves and wonderful panoramas, then Monaco mountain walking.
1ST DAY: PALERMO - TRAPANI
Your tour begins in Trapani, where a transfer will take you to the first accommodation. Time at disposal to explore the enchanting town rich of historical palaces and monuments.
2ST DAY: TRAPANI - MARETTIMO (2 HOURS WALKING +500M -500M )
In the morning take the hydrofoil to the island of Marettimo. You have plenty of time to explore the island and do the first excursion to Punta Troia and its castle, amazing the views of the other islands.
3ST DAY: MARETTIMO - LEVANZO (4,30 HOURS WALKING + 450M -450 M )
Free day on the beautiful beach of Marettimo. Optional excursion to the island of Levanzo.It’s a short crossing to Levanzo where a coastal path bright with lilac scabious leads past deserted stone farm houses and olive trees to the Grotta del Genovese. Time to admire the marvellously well preserved cave paintings and engravings dating from 11 C BC lining the cavern walls.
4ST DAY: MARETTIMO (6 HOURS WALKING +689M -689M )
Today you can make an excursion passing through a fortress of Roman Age and a little church of the Byzantine period reaching then a very panoramic point. The ones who want to go on discovering the island, can do a minitour by boat with a local fisherman around the island to see the unapproachable coasts.
5ST DAY: LIPARI – VULCANO – LIPARI (3 HOURS WALKING +390M -390M 6 KM)
In morning, departure for Trapani where you will continue our discovery of the unusual Sicily. A transfer will pick you up at the port and take you to the medieval town of Erice where you will admire the Church and will walk into the narrow streets rich of pastries selling the unforgettable almond cakes.
6ST DAY: ZINGARO NATURAL RESERVE (6 HOURS WALKING +500M -500M )
Your excursion will begin from the north income of the Zingaro Natural Reserve where a beautiful and suggestive walk will take us along the paths, with Mediterranean spot and charming groves. After many coves and wonderful panoramas, you will have the chance to have a bath. Your walk will go on admiring the colors of the sea and discovering charming panoramas the Gulf of Castellammare offers to you.