Want to see as much as possible during your vacation? you can stop in Sicily en-route on your way from one city to the next, or from the airport to your accommodation.
Let us arrange the perfect transfer tour for you, whether you want to visit a large city or a small village or just drive around, we can arrange it for you.
This is the best way to travel with comfort,
maximizing your time while in Sicily.
Turn your transfer into a tour so you can stop in Sicily en-route-tours to your final destination to visit the highlights of the island.
FROM TAORMINA or CATANIA to PALERMO
From Taormina or Catania to Palermo via Enna and Piazza Armerina (or vice versa). “Sicily en route tours”
Private transfer from Taormina or Catania to Palermo (or vice versa) with stop for sightseeing in Enna and Piazza Armerina.
For those of you who like places that are “off-the-beaten-track” ;
Thanks to its long history, Enna can boast a remarkable monumental heritage.
Most of the places of interest are located along the axis of Via Roma which runs through the entire historic center of the city; the itinerary starts from Piazza Neglia, where the church of San Tommaso stands and, passing through the five largest squares, ends at the castle of Lombardy, the most important monument.
After a light lunch we drive to Piazza Armerina; Piazza Armerina Set on a plateau almost 700 meters above sea level about 35 kilometers from Enna, the city of Piazza Armerina is not without charm. Founded during the Norman era,
its historical quarter has some beautiful churches, including a Baroque cathedral, as well as a well-preserved fortress (Spinelli Castle), but most visitors come here to see the Roman Villa,
with its magnificent mosaics.
Located a few kilometers outside town, the villa is one of the largest Roman dwellings of its kind to have survived antiquity, and probably belonged to a wealthy patrician.
Depicting scenes from daily life, such as hunting, the mosaics are as remarkable for their sociological value as for their artistry.
One of these, showing women clad in two-piece swimsuits exercising with barbells, could well describe a scene typical of the twentieth century.
The “Villa del Casale” was built between 330 and 360 AD. The identity of its owner remains a subject of debate. However, three individuals are usually mentioned: Proculus Populonius, governor of Sicily from 314 to 337;
Caeionus Rufus Volusianus, also called Lampadius, an influential and wealthy man;
and Sabucinius Pinianus, probably of Roman birth.
There are 3500 square meters of mosaics on the villa’s floors, and some surviving wall paintings.
FROM TAORMINA or CATANIA to PALERMO
From Taormina or Catania to Palermo via Agrigento (valley of temples) or vice versa. “Sicily en route tours”
Private transfer from Taormina or Catania to Palermo (or vice versa) with stop for sightseeing in thevalley of temples .
The Valley of the Temples is an archaeological area of Sicily characterized by the exceptional state of conservation and a series of important Doric temples of the Hellenic period.
It corresponds to the ancient Akragas, a monumental original nucleus of the city of Agrigento. Today it is a regional archaeological park.
Since 1997 the entire area has been included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
It is considered a sought after tourist destination,
in addition to being the symbol of the city and one of the main ones of the whole island.
The archaeological and landscape park of the Valley of the Temples, with its 1300 hectares, is the largest archaeological site in the world.
FROM TAORMINA or CATANIA to PALERMO
From Taormina or Catania to Palermo via Cefalu’ Tindari and Santo Stefano di Camastra (or vice versa).
Private transfer from Taormina or Catania to Palermo (or vice versa) with stop for sightseeing in Cefalu’ Tindari and Santo Stefano.
We have chosen a magnificent drive along the northern coast line with wonderful roads overlooking the Ionian sea and over the Eolie’s Islands.
We will stop first and visit Tindaris, which began as a settlement back in the Bronze Age (about 1500 B.C). The town suffered the effects of a landslide at the end of the 1st Century AD, and an earthquake in 365 AD.
Tindaris was the most important Greek city in this vicinity, though most of what the visitor sees today was constructed during the Roman period. We will visit the amphitheatre, which was built in the 4th century BC.
It has the ruins of simple temples and the so-called basilica, a fine example of Greco-Roman architecture begun in the 4th century B.C. and successively modified for use as a meeting place.
We will also see the very important Christian Sanctuary that sits high on the hill above the city.
It is famous for its black Madonna statue that draws visitors from afar, and gives it its name, the Sanctuary of the black Madonna.
We then take a drive by a wonderful toad by the Ionian sea through charming villages, in particular, the famous Santo Stefano di Camastra village,
filled of several ceramic shops and colored pottery.
We the get to Cefalù, a charming unspoiled village with winding, narrow, medieval streets and delightful restaurants overlooking a rocky coast. It is dominated by a huge rock known as “La Rocca” – once the site of a Temple of Diane and one of the finest Norman-Arab-Byzantine Cathedrals.
The Duomo of Cefalù was begun in 1131 by Roger II and it was intended as the principal religious seat in Sicily. Though it failed to fulfill this function, the building’s magnificence has never been eclipsed.
Its fine mosaics (1148), which feature an image of Christ Pantocrator in the apse, are often celebrated as the purest Byzantine works of art on Sicilian soil. Also of interest is the museum “Mandralisca” which houses an “Antonello da Messina” painting and a collection of coins, ceramics, vases, minerals and shells.
FROM TAORMINA or CATANIA to RAGUSA
From Taormina or Catania to Ragusa via Noto and Modica (or vice versa). “Sicily en route tours”
Our destination today is the southern part of the Island,
Enjoy the visit of the real Sicilian Baroque among the wonderful unspoiled charming villages of Noto,
Modica and Ragusa Ibla. Our ninety minute leisurely drive will take us down the eastern coastline of Sicily passing the “Piana of Catania“, the coast line of the Ionic sea and Iblei mountains, arriving in Noto.
The beautiful antique town was built in 1703 is entered by the Porta Reale and from there we follow Corso Vittorio Emanuele along which we can admire numerous 18th century beautiful palaces of incredible architectural value.
The streets all leading to Corso Vittorio Emanuele have also many beautiful buildings including the Duomo, the Museo Civico the Convento dei Francescani…the list goes on and on.
We then continue our drive to the charming Ragusa and visit the old part, “Ragusa Ibla”, situated in the upper part of this magnificent town.
We finish with a visit of the antique village of Modica, famous also for its special unique chocolate in different taste.
A chocolate taste is a must!