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Explore our Italian Neighbour Island- Sicliy

If you’re on holiday in Malta, and you fancy a holiday within a holiday, look no further. Fun Malta offers you the Sicily Tour, a one day trip of a lifetime.

Sicily happens to be the largest island within the Mediterranean Sea,  surrounded by other smaller  yet equally beautiful islands. It is home to Mount Etna, Europe’s tallest active volcano, at 3,329 m (10,922 ft) high.  This captivating island offers its tourists the best experience an island can offer, panoramic beaches, immeasurable landscapes, a mild climate and a cuisine which is to die for.

When touring with Fun Malta, one can choose between two types of tours- the Taormina and Mount Etna One Day Tour, and a relaxing Culture, History and Gastronomic Tour.

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The first Tour option will take you for a visit to “Il Comune di Taormina”, a municipality in the city of Messina, found on the side of a mountain, guaranteed to offer its visitors a “dolce vita” experience. It is the perfect location for a relaxing, carefree holiday, as the area is laden with restaurants, cafe’s, beaches and boutiques- a perfect getaway from the busy everyday life. It is home to the “Teatro Greco”, a horse-shoe shaped Greek Theatre built in 300 BC, and it is the second largest Greek Theatre in Sicily. It sometimes hosts international arts and film exhibitions.

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The Taormina and Mount Etna tour will also take you to Corso Umberto, the main street of Taormina, a pedestrian zone filled with boutiques and culture. One may visit Piazza IX Aprile, which offers magnificent views and its very own Chiesa San Giuseppe. There’s also the famous Torre dell’Orologio, a 12th century clock-tower, which leads to Piazza del Duomo, where one can admire a fountain, dated back to 1635, that exhibits the symbol of Taormina; a centaur with the bust of an angel.

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To conclude the day with a bang, the tour will take you through a climb to Mount Etna, guaranteeing panoramic views of villages, forests, the local agriculture, vineyards and orchards, ultimately leading to the volcanic plains of Mount Etna.

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The Culture, History and Gastronomic Tour is an entirely different experience altogether, yet one will find that it is just as wonderful. Ideal for all history aficionados, this tour will guide you through the three ancient cities of Noto, Marzamemi and Syracuse.

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Noto is a city close to Syracuse, home to the Noto Cathedral, a church which has been declared to be a UNESCO World Heritage site. The entire city is a fine example of the Sicilian Baroque architectural style. On the other hand, Marzamemi is a seas-side village known for its fishing culture, mainly the tuna-fishing variety. It is also known for its artisanal produce, namely dried or canned tuna, smoked fish, marinated anchovies and condiments- a seafood lover’s dream! It is also conveniently nearby to the sandy beach of Porto Palo di Capo Passero.

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Finally, this tour will end in Syracuse, a city which is bursting with Greek history, cultures, amphitheaters and architecture, including the Temple of Apollo, the Fountain of Arethusa and its very own Greek Theatre. It is also the birthplace of the acclaimed mathematician and engineer Archimedes. This city is also listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site due to its fundamentally rich history. One will also be able to experience an inclusive traditional Sicilian lunch, to get a real sense of what it is like to be Sicilian.

It is truly hard to choose between both tours, but whichever you end up choosing, the ultimate Sicilian experience is definitely guaranteed. Book now by clicking on this link- https://www.funmalta.com/sicily-tours

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