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Get ready to uncover the magic and mystique of one of Italy’s most intriguing destinations on your independent Fly and Drive where you can tailor-create the ideal vacation at your own pace. The biggest island in the Mediterranean Sea, Sicily beckons with its legendary tales, art, history and traditions. Your flexible takes you to embrace the island’s air of mystery…from the fascinating city of Palermo, the enchanted beauty of Taormina and the majestic ruins of the ancient Greek city of Agrigento, to the millenary salt mine of Trapani, breathtaking panorama of Catania, and archeological treasures of Syracuse… the enchanting island is waiting for you to explore. Our Fly and Drive give you flexibility and savings too with splendidly affordable rates negotiated by our destination specialists and backed by our buying power. We secure car rentals discounted as deeply as 50 to 60 percent off local rates, are on hand to confirm your hotel accommodations, and suggest itineraries for you to explore. Motor along to Modica known for its Baroque architecture and chocolate still made in the traditional way or have an enchanting experience as you journey to the towns where "The Godfather" trilogy was filmed: Savoca and D’Agro Valley. The options are all yours to revel in at every turn on this independent Fly and Drive.

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  1. Taormina

    Pick up your rental car and drive to your hotel in Taormina, a town perched above the Ionian Sea with a medieval flair and spectacular Mt. Etna views.

  2. Taormina/Mt. Etna/Taormina (appox. 72 miles)

    Travel up the slopes of Mt. Etna to Nicolosi, starting point for the final ascent of the volcano. On the way back, travel by the lovely resorts of Acireale, Giarre, Giardini and Mazzar?. Enjoy Taormina's lively night scene. (B)

  3. Taormina/Catania/Agrigento (approx. 136 miles)

    Depart for Catania (approx. 32 miles) and after a view of its Baroque buildings, palaces and churches leave for Agrigento (approx. 104 miles), where you will be astounded by its Valley of Temples. Of the dozen of them, the Concorde is in a good state. (B)

  4. Agrigento/Segesta/Erice/Palermo (approx. 185 miles)

    Drive to Segesta (approx. 89 miles). Here the temple is seen from afar. It is one of the most perfectly come down from antiquity. Journey to Erice (approx. 24 miles), a labyrinth of medieval narrow streets defended by walls and towers at an elevation of 2,464 feet with luminous seascapes. Drive to Palermo (approx. 72 miles) and check in at your hotel. (B)

  5. Palermo

    The city is rich in history and monuments. Additionally there is an essential site, Monreale (approx. 10 miles), overlooking the Conca d'Oro (the Golden Basin) and boasting a 12th century Cathedral with splendid mosaics. (B)

  6. Palermo to USA (or extend your stay)

    Drop-off your car and say ''arrivederci'' to Italy or extend your stay. (B)

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