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“East & West” Sicily Golf Tour


9 days – 8 nights

 A self-drive golf tour combining 3-night accommodation at Donnafugata Golf Resort & SPA to play golf either at the “Links” designed by Franco Piras or at the “Parkland” designed by Gary Player, a daily excursion at I Monasteri Golf Resort, Il Picciolo Golf Club on Mt Etna (with 4-night accommodation at Etna Golf Resort & SPA or San Domenico Palace Hotel 5*) and 3-night accommodation at Verdura Golf & Spa Resort 

Highlights:

Ragusa: Donnafugata Golf Resort & SPA, golf courses Links by Franco Piras or Parkland by Gary Player; optional visits to Ragusa Ibla and Modica
Syracuse: golf course at I Monasteri Golf Resort, optional visit to Ortigia. 
Etna: Il Picciolo Etna Golf Resort
Taormina: Greek Theatre
Piazza Armerina: optional visit to the Roman Villa del Casale or Cefalù
Sciacca: Verdura Golf Resort, optional visits to Selinunte, Planeta winery

ITINERARY & PROGRAM

Day 1: Catania Airport / Donnafugata Golf Resort & Spa
Arrival at Catania Airport and pick up the self-drive rented car (you will find Car Rental offices immediately outside airport exit).
Drive to Ragusa and overnight at the Donnafugata Golf Resort & SPA. In case of late evening arrival, because of the distance between Catania Airport and Ragusa, we may suggest a hotel in Catania area. (D)

Day 2: Links course / Ragusa Ibla
Breakfast at the hotel and morning golf at the “Links” course designed by Franco Piras that spans two large valleys, each with a lake included in the course.
In the afternoon, you may decide to have a visit to Ragusa Ibla, Ragusa’s historic center and heart of Sicilian baroque, listed as part of UNESCO World Heritage sites and have dinner in one of the Michelin star restaurant in Ragusa. We will be pleased to suggest you a list of alternatives.
Overnight at the “Donnafugata Golf Resort”. (B)

Day 3: Parkland course / Modica
Breakfast at the hotel and morning golf at “Parkland” course designed by Gary Player that winds through olive, carob trees and stone walls typical of the countryside of Ragusa.
In the afternoon, you may decide to explore the area and visit Modica included in the UNESCO Word Heritage list. Here, you can taste the typical Aztec style chocolate delicacies, unique in Sicily.
Overnight at the “Donnafugata Golf Resort”. (B)

Day 4: Monasteri Golf Club / Syracuse / Etna Golf Resort/Taormina
Breakfast at the hotel and drive for a golf experience at I Monasteri Golf Club. Proceed to Syracuse, to admire Graeco-Roman heritage in the ancient archaeological park Neapolis. Enoy a walking tour of the Baroque-style historical centre located in the island of Ortigia to visit the Cathedral, the Jewish Quarter, strolling all around the narrow streets.
Drive to Etna Golf Resort & Spa 4* located in Castiglione di Sicilia, Mt Etna. The area is charming with rows of vines and hazels all around and the volcano, the largest active one in Europe dominates undisputed. You may decide to stay in Taormina at San Domenico Palace Hotel. Converted in a Luxury Hotel from a former Dominican monastery of the 15th century San Domenico Palace still preserve intact all the original structures and ancient wall that recalls the quietness and peace of the old monastic life. Welcome dinner and overnight stay at the “Etna Golf Resort & Spa” or “San Domenico Palace Hotel”.  (B, D)

Day 5: Il Picciolo Golf Club / Taormina
Breakfast at the hotel and morning of golf at Il Picciolo Golf Club located at walking distance from the hotel, offering players a breathtaking view of the volcano, allowing even the exciting discovery of lava flows. You may decide to have lunch at the Club House restaurant and dinner at a local restaurant in Taormina. This is one of the most famous Sicilian towns, with the Greek Theatre with its gorgeous view over Mt Etna and the Ionian Sea. We will be very happy to suggest you a list of different alternatives.
Overnight stay at the “Etna Golf Resort & Spa” or “San Domenico Palace Hotel”.  (B)

Day 6: Taormina
Breakfast at the hotel. Day at leisure in Taormina. Lunch and dinner on your own. Overnight stay at the “Etna Golf Resort & Spa” or “San Domenico Palace Hotel”.  (B)

Day 7: Piazza Armerina / Cefalù / Verdura Golf Resort
Breakfast at the hotel and drive to Verdura Golf Resort, set on 230 hectares of olive groves and Sicilian countryside on the rocky coastline of southern Sicily. You may decide to visit the Roman Villa del Casale in Piazza Armerina or Cefalù, a medieval village and its stunning Norman Cathedral, along your drive to the resort.
At arrival at the hotel, check-in and accommodation. Welcome dinner at the hotel.
Overnight stay at “Verdura Golf Resort”. (B, D)

Day 8: Verdura Golf Resort / Selinunte
Breakfast at the hotel and morning of golf at Verdura Golf Resort at the East course turning seaward, plummeting and swooping across glorious links terrain. In the afternoon don’t miss the visit to Selinunte, the most westerly of the Greek colonies in Sicily. Spreading over a vast area over a hill, the archaeological park of Selinunte is one of the most impressive of the ancient Greek world. The city was forgotten until the middle of the 16th century when a Dominican monk identified its location. Excavation began in 1823 thanks to two English archaeologists. Overnight stay at “Verdura Golf Resort”. (B)

Day 9: Verdura Golf Resort / winery
Breakfast at the hotel and morning of golf at Verdura Golf Resort. The beachside holes are the star attraction on the beautiful West Course, with the sparkling Mediterranean Sea first coming into view.
Enjoy wine tasting in a traditional Sicilian atmosphere. Experience the excellence of Ulmo di Planeta hospitality, being one of the most outstanding wineries in Sicily set in an historical background between the Arancio Lake and the old ‘500s Baglio. (B)
Overnight stay at “Verdura Golf Resort”.

Day 10: Palermo Airport 
Breakfast at the hotel and drive to the Palermo Airport.
Car rental drop-off and end of our services. (B)

Meal legend: B (breakfast)   L (lunch)   D (dinner)

FEATURES

General info: “East & West Sicily Golf Tour” is an individual self-drive golf tour that starts in Catania Airport and ends in Palermo Airport. Hotels for overnight stay are the “Donnafugata Golf Resort” in Ragusa area, the Etna Golf Resort & SPA 4* located on Mt Etna area or San Domenico Palace Hotel in eastern Sicily, Verdura Golf Resort in western Sicily.

Departures & Prices: all year-round, upon request

Flights: we generally recommend that our travellers to arrive one day before the trip starts in order to get their bearings and ease in to the new surroundings.

Travel Services: we would be happy to assist travellers in case of any further services: i.e. pre-post nights in Sicily. Do not hesitate to ask for info.

Reservation & Payment: a deposit of 30% per person is required at the time of reservation. Final payment of the tour is due 60 days prior to departure.

Book this tour OR ask for a customised proposal info@isolabella.it
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