The 360 ​​° ETNA, THE CASTLE TOUR (for small groups of 2 to 6 people)

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The 360 ​​° ETNA, THE CASTLE TOUR (for small groups of 2 to 6 people)

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With this tour you will admire Mount Etna at 360 ° following the way of the castles, places of ladies and
knights, which testify the history of Sicily from the Byzantine to the Arab and Norman periods. In addition
you will have the opportunity to visit the beautiful historic center of Catania, and many other small
medieval villages.

9:00 am Stage 1 Acicastello: a small town situated on a promontory of lava rock, whose castle was used to
defend the Gulf of Catania. Currently it is home to a civic museum

10:30 am Stage 2 Castello Ursino, Catania. After a short visit of the historic center and Piazza Duomo,
through the Fish Market you will reach Castello Ursino, a real fortress with towers and moat.

Launch break

2.30 pm Stage 3 Nelson Castle: located in the land known as the Duchy of Nelson, destroyed by the
earthquake of 1693 was later rebuilt.

3:30 pm Stage 4 Randazzo: The Castello di Randazzo tower is located on a cliff of lava rock. It is the only
survivor of the 7 masonry towers. It already existed at the time of Federico di Svevia. Today it is a
permanent cultural center.

5.00 pm Stage 5 Castiglione: here you will find two castles, the big and the small. The great dominates the
village from above, and visiting it you can admire a splendid view of the Alcantara valley. The small one is
on another small cliff and is called Castelluccio, until the sixteenth century was connected with the great
thanks to a flying passage of wood and ropes.

The price includes:
– Private vehicle with driver / companion
– lunch in local restaurants
– admission to castles that can be visited
– insurance


I gruppi si possono costituire con un minimo di sei persone, I tour sono esclusivi e per gruppi piccoli




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