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Charming Weekend in Sicily

Sicily is a land of overwhelming natural beauty, kissed by a warm sun, surrounded by an incredible sea, enriched by a breathtaking cultural heritage and a vibrant culinary scene. A unique mix of history, culture, cuisine and sunshine is waiting for You in this very charming region of south of Italy.

 

A perfect holiday for taking a real break and just letting Yourself go in the fabulous Zash Country Boutique Hotel. Surrounded by orange and lemon groves in Archi, at the foot of Mount Etna and a few kilometers distance from the beaches, the resort enjoy a strategic position that allows You to explore the beautiful beaches of eastern Sicily and its cultural highlights. It has belonged to the Maugeri family since the 1930s and today Zash features a splendid mix of ancient and modern details. A place which is refined in its rooms, rural in its context and vital for the soul. Born from the restoration of an old winery, the hotel is characterized by flagstones of lava stone and vaults, spaces that have retained the memory of its history. The accommodation will be provided in one of the rooms located in the wine cellar, facing the garden, once used to store wine, characterized by white volumes resin, creating a strong contrast with the black lava rock. The Spa is a small oasis to relaxation and for the well-being where nothing is casual: the pool is made of Etna lava stone, strong and powerful. Bare feet touch the water and feel the wood, while the warmth of the intimate spaces of the hamman and sauna welcome garden aromas.

 

Enjoy a full day private excursion to Mount Etnathe highest active volcano in Europe. Starting from the visit to Acitrezza and Acicastello where myth and legend merge to reality, the sea stacks in Acitrezza and the Castle built on ancient lava flows before Etna creation, then the ascent along the slopes of Mount Etna, new craters, lunar landscapes and luxuriant forests, houses surrounded by lava, breathtaking views, volcanic caves to explore in complete safety and end with a delicious lunch at a typical local restaurant.

 

A natural and cultural trail leads You towards Ortigia where You will visit its beautiful historical and archaeological remains, in particular the Archaeological Park of Neapolis. You will enter into the catacombs of St. John and take a walk through the narrow streets of the old center of Ortigia at the sight of the imposing fortress of Maniace. Stop to enjoy a good meal in one of its small and cozy typical “trattorias”. Then continue to Syracuse where You can admire the beautiful Basilica of Saint Lucia and explore the seaside with a small tour by boat along the defensive bastions of the Peninsula of Maddalena.

 

End this fascinating journey with an intimategourmet dinner on a sailing boat docked at the port of Catania. The hostess will greet You with a glass of prosecco and our Sicilian master chef will delight You with authentic Sicilian dishes.

The rate includes

  • 4 nights at Zash Boutique Hotel includes: spa, hammam, turkish bath and Jacuzzi.
  • Private transfer in/out airport
  • Etna private excursion (jeep+ guide + lunch)
  • Ortigia & Siracusa private excursion (car+ guide+ lunch)
  • Private boat with dinner and transfer from hotel to Catania
  • 1 dinner in hotel.

The rate does not include

  • city taxes in all cities
  • Tips
  • All items not specified in the chapter “the price includes”
5 Days
7 Age
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Day 1: Catania

Arrival on your own at Catania airport and transfer to Zash Country Boutique Hotel. This property is a 12-minute walk from the beach. Time to relax in the Spa. Dinner in hotel. Overnight in a wine storage room at Zash Country Boutique Hotel.
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Day 2: Etna experience in Jeep

After breakfast enjoy a full day escorted excursion to Mount Etna: starting from the visit of Acitrezza and Acicastello, the sea stacks in Acitrezza and the Castle built on ancient lava flows before Etna creation, then the ascent along the slopes of Mount Etna, new craters, houses surrounded by lava, volcanic caves to explore in complete safety and at the end of the excursion have a delicious lunch at a typical local restaurant. Return back to the hotel.

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Day 3: Ortigia and Syracuse

After breakfast full day excursion to discover Ortigia and its beautiful historical and archaeological remains. Stop to enjoy a good meal in one of its small and cozy typical “trattorias”. Then continue to Syracuse where You can admire the beautiful Basilica of Saint Lucia and explore the seaside with a small tour by boat along the defensive bastions of the Peninsula of Maddalena. Return back to the hotel.
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Day 4: Romantic dinner on boat at sunset

Buffet breakfast at the hotel. Morning at leisure to relax in the Spa. In the afternoon tranfer to Catania harbour and boat excursion. Enjoy an intimate, gourmet dinner on a sailing boat or motor boat docked at the port of Catania. Return back to the hotel.
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Day 5: Catania Airport

After breakfast check out and transfer to Catania Airport.

Tour Location

ZASH COUNTRY BOUTIQUE HOTEL

Surrounded by orange and lemon groves in Archi, Zash Boutique Hotel offers stylish rooms and suites, a garden, restaurant and terrace. This is the world of Zash: a COUNTRY BOUTIQUE HOTEL where historical fragments meet a contemporary taste, in an elegantly quietly project, to let nature’s physicality emerge, to respect our past vestige and to satisfy our traveller’s needs. A place which is refined in its rooms, rural in its context and vital for the soul. Some rooms are located where the wine storage used to be, the wine cellar. The planning includes white volumes containing intimate bedrooms, where the cleanliness of the walls and floors in white resin clearly contrasts with the pre-existing volcanic stonework which, brilliantly restored and illuminated, let the visitor relive the charm of history from a contemporary perspective. A Sicilian Spa for a contemporary wellbeing. Nothing is casual: the pool is made of Etna lava stone, strong and powerful. Bare feet touch the water and feel the wood, while the warmth of the intimate spaces of the hammam and sauna welcome garden aromas. Time to relax in the spa. This property is a 12-minute walk from the beach.     

ETNA EXPERIENCE IN JEEP

Origin and mythology of the highest active volcano in Europe, a full-day excursion escorted by a guide, from the sea of Acitrezzaand Acicastello, where myth and legend combine with reality, the Acitrezza sea stacks and the castle built on ancient lava flows before Etna creation, climbing on the slopes, new lava flows, lunar landscapes and luxuriant woods, houses stuck in the solidified lava and breath-taking panoramas, volcanic caves to be safely explored and a delicious lunch at a typical local restaurant.    

ORTIGIA

A day to visit one of the most beautiful destinations artistic, cultural and environmental Sicily, Ortigia will visit the beautiful historical and archaeological remains, in particular the Archaeological Park of Neapolis, we will enter into the catacombs of St. John to take a walk through the narrow streets of the old features of Ortigia at the sight of the imposing fortress of Maniace, during a break maybe we can stop to enjoy a good meal into a fragrance of its small and cozy “trattorias” typical.    

SYRACUSE

The tour features a visit to the beautiful basilica of Saint Lucia in Siracusa where it is exposed in the wonderful painting by Caravaggio and then off to the sea with a small tour of the coast of La Maddalena circumnavigandone boat in the defensive bastions of the peninsula.  

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