Italy Gay Travels is hosting an amazing gay tour of the beautiful island of Sicily. As the largest island in the Mediterranean sea, Sicily is rich in culture and history.
The tour focuses on Eastern Sicily, which is quickly becoming a gay travel favourite! The fine beaches, baroque palaces and glorious Mount Etna are all compelling cases as to why the Ionian coast is becoming so popular with LGBT+ tourists. Along with worldwide famous wines, it is hard to say no to the charms of Eastern Sicily.
Travelling with like-minded gay men from all over the world allows you to discover Sicily in safe and friendly company. Beginning in Catania, you will visit the tallest volcano in Europe, enjoy boat cruises around the island and indulge in the finest Italian cuisine. In terms of luxury and exploration, this exclusive Gay Sicily Tour will be hard to beat.
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Day 1: Welcome
Arriving in the gorgeous Mediterranean climate, your first stay will be in the centre of Catania. You will be welcomed by your hosts, Sergio and Kendall, who will help you get settled and will give you your Gay Sicily Tour welcome pack.
We will all enjoy a welcome dinner and then we’ll treat you to drinks as we explore Catania’s gay-friendly bar scene.
Day 2: Catania
On our first full day, we’ll take a guided tour of Catania and get familiar with the beautiful city. Starting from piazza Frederick, we will learn about and explore sights such as the Urniso Castle, the Roman Baths and the Fotana dell’Elefante to name a few.
The rest of the afternoon will be your own free time to explore Catania at your own rate. We recommend indulging in the world famous cuisine. Stopping at La Pescheria, the local fish market, is an especially great spot for local delights.
Day 3: Mount Etna
Pack walking boots because today we’re taking a hike! Mount Etna is Europe’s tallest active volcano. Reaching an altitude of over 2,000 meters above sea level, this moderate hike will give us astounding views of Sicily’s landscape. From the Valle del Bove to the smoking craters of Mount Etna, the surrounding landscapes will be a highlight of this gay group trip.
After lunch we will make our way back to the hotel. You will have free time again this afternoon, to explore or relax after our hike. Then, in the evening we will enjoy the finest pizza Sicily has to offer as a group.
Day 4: Taormina
Today we head into the jaw-dropping beauty of Taormina, arguably the prettiest city in Sicily.
Our introduction to Taormina will be a walking tour. We’ll route around the hidden gardens and famous Greek theatre of the city, getting to know Taormina through it’s greatest sights.
Lunch is your own choice, but after we will be taking a glorious boat trip across Taormina bay. Cruising along the Mediterranean sea, we’ll sea aquatic sights such as the Cave of Love, Sirens Bay, the Blue Grotto, Isola Bella and St Nicholas Bay. Bring your swimming costume and cool off in the refreshing Mediterranean sea.
Day 5: Syracuse
Today we leave Catania and make our way to the stunning Syracuse. Again, our introduction to the city will be a gay friendly tour. Taking us through the Archaeological park, we will learn of Syracuse’s history. From the remains of the Roman Amphitheatre to the legend of Dionysus, our guide will take us to the heart of Syracuse’s ancient past.
After our tour we will head to the beach, where you can shop, stroll or relax!
Day 6: Noto
After a hearty breakfast we head to Noto. This picturesque town is known for it’s classic architecture and hip bars and eateries. Located in the middle of a glorious valley, Noto is an entanglement of wonderous landscapes and Late Baroque architecture. Such a stunning combo has caused Noto to be recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Enjoy the sites with a lovely cocktail or delicious meal, taking in the surroundings and enjoying the decadence of the town.
Day 7: Syracuse
Your final full day is one to do whatever you wish. Soak up the history of this 2,700 year-old city, which was once one of the major powers in the Mediterranean region.
Whether it’s wine tasting or tours of the ancient Grecian artefacts, make sure you enjoy yourself before our farewell meal and final night together.
Day 8: Farewell
After breakfast, our Gay Group Tour of Italy is over. We hope to of made memories and friends with our travellers, and would love to welcome you back!
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