8 days Self drive tours

Classic Sicily

Boutique hotels, highlight classical Sicily, culture and history, food and wine tastings, cooking classes, lovely walks, cities of art.

During this 8-day trip you will have the chance to see the eastern and central part of Sicily. Here you will find all the classic tourist attractions such as Mount Etna, also special for its varied landscape, the famous towns of Taormina and Syracuse, the stunning south-east coast with its fascinating baroque towns of Noto, Ragusa Ibla, Modica and Scicli. Last but not least Agrigento with its stunning Valley of the Temples.

Stay in elegant small hotels to enjoy relaxation after a day full of new impressions and experiences. The accommodations selected offer tranquillity and comfort, the opportunity to take a refreshing dip in the pool and enjoy the flavours and aromas of a typical delicious Sicilian dinner.

Click the bottons on the map or the names on the list to check the stopovers of this itinerary.
Stop 1

Giarre, Catania


2 nights - The first stopover to explore eastern Sicily begins with a 2 night stay in this charming 4-star hotel, surrounded by a beautiful garden full of exotic plants and citrus trees. It is a fairly small hotel (30 rooms), which has successfully maintained its high ranking on the niche market.

From this location several destinations are within easy reach for day trips:

  • Catania and the volcano of Mount Etna
  • Acireale and Taormina
  • Piazza Armerina and Villa Romana del Casale (UNESCO World Heritage)
  • Caltagirone, famous for its ceramics
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Stop 2

Realmonte, Agrigento


2 nights - The second stopover will lead you a few kilometers from Agrigento in front of the African sea, to Masseria Agnello. This is a lovely boutique hotel sitting on a 19th century settlement, once the feud of a noble Sicilian family. The restoration of the whole structure has retained the charm of the old styled Sicilian house adding all comforts of modern architecture.

The Masseria is very close to:

  • the Valley of the Temples 
  • just a few minutes drive from the sea, the lovely Scala dei Turchi
  • Agrigento is an ideal point of departure to visit natural places of the southern area like Torre Salsa Natural reserve, one of the most beautiful in Sicily.

Surely worth a visit, off the beaten track, are:

  • the villages in the Sicani area such as Sant'Angelo Muxaro, in the inland of Agrigento, Burgio for its ceramics or Caltabellotta with its amazing view of the south coast and the sea.


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Stop 3

Ispica, Ragusa


3 nights - For the last part of the trip a very special place has been chosen, Torre Marabino. It is an ancient tower dating to the 16th century, nowadays an elegant hotel and at the same time an organic farm that combines the charm and comfort of modernity with the quiet life of the country.

This area is rich in natural and cultural beauty including:

  • Noto, Modica and Ragusa Ibla, with its jewels of Sicilian Baroque architecture
  • Siracusa and Ortigia
  • The Natural Reserve of Vendicari and the necropolis of Pantalica
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Other informations

Not everyone knows that Sicily is a large island, certainly not comparable to the smaller islands of the Mediterranean Sea, both in terms of area and especially for its variety of cultural and natural attractions. It is recommended, therefore, that the 8-day holiday should be dedicated to visiting only one part of the island.

Pricing and contacts

Prices min max
8 days (7 nights) accommodation and rented car € 535,- p.p. € 660,- p.p.
8 days (7 nights) only accommodation (own vehicle*) € 410,- p.p. * rented car not included € 520,- p.p. * rented car not included

The prices are for a booking of min. 2 people and include:

  • hotel lodging, breakfast included (7 nights)
  • Car rent, category B, i.e. Opel Corsa, 3 doors, air conditioning (7 days)
  • Booking fee


The price does not include:

  • Transport to/from Sicily


This program is organized for a stay of 8 days, but it is always possible to shorten or extend your trip to the island and choose the date of departure.

Also remember that our true strength is to custom tailor your trip, placing utmost care and attention to your needs and expectations. Time and place of arrival/departure are also flexible.

For more information on this trip, please file the following contact form, or send an e-mail to sicily@tururi.org

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