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Riviera of the Cyclops Vintage Car Tour from Catania

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Discover the picturesque seaside villages of Aci Castello, Aci Trezza, and Acireale on a 5-hour vintage car ride along the Ionian coast.

Highlights

  • Sit back and relax on the drive along the Ionian Coast in a vintage car and marvel at the beauty of the seaside villages on the eastern coast of Sicily.

  • Marvel at the mighty Normal Castle in the village of Aci Castello with the Cyclops Riviera as a backdrop.

  • Soak in the panoramic views at the fishing village of Aci Trezza, made famous by the Giovanni Verga novel, “I Malavoglia."

  • Admire the views from the city garden and terraces of Acireale, which preserves its artistic heritage.

  • Choose to soak in the scenery either in the daytime or in the evening.

  • Fun Fact: Sicily is surrounded by three seas - the Ionian Sea, the Tyrrhenian Sea, and the Mediterranean Sea.

Inclusions

  • Trip to Aci Castello, Aci Trezza, and Acireale in a vintage car with a driver

  • Evening or morning tour

  • Pick-up in Catania and surrounding areas

  • Gasoline

  • Highway tolls

Exclusions

  • Additional guides

  • Entrances to museums or monuments

  • Meal inclusions

  • Audio guide

Cancellation policy

These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

Soak in the picturesque seaside views as you are driven along the Ionian Coast in an elegant vintage car. Visit three seaside villages - Aci Castello, Aci Trezza, and Acireale on this tour.

Panoramic views at Aci Castello

Onboard a vintage Fiat 500, and make your first stop at the seaside village of Aci Castello. Witness the massive Norman Castle with the awe-inspiring Cyclops Riviera in the backdrop.

The beauty of Aci Trezza

Aci Trezza is a quaint fishing village known for the stunning views it offers. It was popularized by the famous Italian novel, “I Malavoglia” by Giovanni Verga. Don't miss out on the house, Casa del Nespolo, by the Medlar Tree, which belongs to the protagonist in the novel and where the events of Padron 'Ntoni and his family were set.

The cultural heritage of Acireale

Stroll through the city garden and learn about the legends associated with the shepherd Acis and the nymph Galatea, whose union is believed to have given birth to this beautiful village. Admire the blocks of rock formations created by lava, the beautiful blue waters of the Cyclopean Riviera, and the Baroque churches of the Old Town.

Important Information

  • Children up to 12 years old can travel with their parents but a maximum of one per car.

Timings

  • Daily: 9am or 7:30pm
  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly

  • Please display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID during the pick-up.

Hotel Transfers

  • This ticket includes hotel pickups and drop-offs.

  • In the next step of booking, please specify the name and address of your hotel.

  • On the day of your tour, please report at your hotel lobby 10-15 min prior to your scheduled departure.

  • If your hotel does not have a lobby, please wait at the entrance of the hotel.

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