Package Tours

Tour 1

Day 1 – Arrival in Castiglione di Sicilia and guided tour in the city centre to discover the Medieval town, defined as one of the most beautiful Medieval towns in Italy (a national label). The tour will continue to Mojo Alcantara for a guided trekking on the little volcano Mount Mojo. Arrived on the edge of the crater, we will follow a circular route that will enable us to walk along the circumference of the volcano while admiring the splendid landscapes that view over the Etna, the Alcantara Valley and the Peloritani mountains. After completing the tour, there is the possibility to go down inside the Mount Mojo, where millions of years ago there was the eruptive mouth and where now there are majestic chestnut trees. Visit to the historic pasta factory run by the family Piazza, situated at the bottom of Mount Mojo. Return to Castiglione di Sicilia. Accomodation in the Tanaceto B&B. Free dinner and overnight stay.

Day 2 – After the breakfast, excursion to the Gorges of Alcantara, that are natural inlets of volcanic origin, with rocks 50m high, in which the homonymous river flows. The most famous gorges are walkable in Summer for almost 700m, where one can contemplate the fresh waters coming from the near Nebrodi mountains. It follows a guided trekking in the path of the gorges, a simple path that is almost entirely flat, rich of beautiful naturalistic characteristics. The gorges are ponds along the course of the river, created from the erosion of the water on the lava rocks, surrounded by a luxurious flora. Lunch in Motta Camastra. The small town with about 600 inhabitants is located in the heart of the Alcantara River park and overlooks the gorges by giving breathless sceneries. The lunch will be enjoyed following an itinerant way, visiting the streets of the town. The meal will be prepared by the Associazioine Gemma Le Mamme del Borgo (the moms of the town). In the afternoon guided visit of Motta Camatra. Return to Castiglione di Sicilia. Free dinner. Overnight stay.

Day 3 – Breakfast. Visit of the agricultural farm Le Terre di Castel Leonfe from where we will leave for a horse riding to discover the little gorges of the river Alcantara and the Cuba Bizantina of Santa Domenica. Lunch with degustation of typical products.

Tour 2

Day 1 – Arrival in Castiglione di Sicilia and guided tour in the city centre to discover the Medieval town, defined as one of the most beautiful Medieval towns in Italy (a national label). The tour will continue to Mojo Alcantara for a guided trekking on the little volcano Mount Mojo. Arrived on the edge of the crater, we will follow a circular route that will enable us to walk along the circumference of the volcano while admiring the splendid landscapes that view over the Etna, the Alcantara Valley and the Peloritani mountains. After completing the tour, there is the possibility to go down inside the Mount Mojo, where millions of years ago there was the eruptive mouth and where now there are majestic chestnut trees. Visit to the beekeeping farm LùMiele. Accommodation in Castiglione di Sicilia in the Tanaceto B&B. Gourmet Dinner with degustation of wines and visit to the vineyard. Overnight stay.

Day 2 – After breakfast, guided trekking in the track of the Gorges of the river Alcantara. It is a simple path that is almost entirely flat, rich of beautiful naturalistic characteristics. The gorges are ponds along the course of the river, created from the erosion of the water on the lava rocks, surrounded by a luxurious flora. Then the tour will continue to the ruins of the castle of Francavilla di Sicilia, until the Belvedere from which one can observe the confluence of the river Zavianni and the river Alcantara. Break for packed lunch. Arrival in Francavilla and visit to the XVI century Capuchin Monastery. Return to Castiglione di Sicilia. Free dinner. Accomodation in the Tanaceto B&B.

Day 3 – After breakfast departure for Motta Camastra, a small town with around 600 inhabitants, located in the heart of the Alcantara River Park. From here, going up a long staircase made of stones and wood, we arrive to the three crosses, where one can admire a spectacular landscape. The little villages down the hill seem cribs and in the background of the Nebrodi mountains it will be possible to see the top of Mount Etna. Return to the city centre of Motta Camastra for lunch. The lunch will be enjoyed following an itinerant way, visiting the streets of the town. The meal will be prepared by the Associazioine Gemma Le Mamme del Borgo (the moms of the town). In the afternoon guided visit to Motta Camastra.

Etna EmotionDirezione Tecnica:
T.O. Etna Emotion, Acireale - Autoriz. n.1451/S9Tur del 29.10.2013