IG Holidays

Naturalistc Tour

In Sicily

Etna Tour

During the tour or excursion to discover Etna, we will have the opportunity to visit the striking Silvestri craters. These two craters were formed in 1892 following an eruption of Mount Etna that lasted almost six months. Located north of Nicolosi, at an altitude of about 1,900 meters, they appear as two fascinating pyroclastic cones. The highest crater, called Upper Silvestri, is located at an altitude of 2020 meters, while the other, Lower Silvestri, is located at an altitude of 1886 meters.

These craters are named after volcanologist Orazio Silvestri, a renowned explorer and scholar of Etna who died in 1890.

During our tour, we will have the opportunity to admire these volcanic formations up close, and for trekking enthusiasts, we can also embark on an exciting hike along the surrounding trails to fully immerse ourselves in Etna’s unique atmosphere.

Pantalica Tour

Pantalica is an ancient site located on a rocky plateau at the confluence of the Anapo River and the Calcinara stream, and is one of the oldest rock settlements in inland Sicily. It is believed that around the 10th century BC, due to the arrival of new and aggressive populations on the island, the primitive natives moved from the Ionian coast inland, choosing safer and more easily defensible elevated positions. The rugged and impervious nature of the place, rich in ravines and natural caves, is well described by the name of Greek origin of the locality (Pantalica = all stone).

Vendicari Tour

The Vendicari Nature Reserve in Sicily offers a unique escape into nature with its stunning landscapes, rich history, and diverse wildlife. Key highlights include:

  1. Birdwatching Haven: Vendicari is a vital stopover for migratory birds, with over 250 species observed annually, including herons, pink flamingos, and various waterfowl, making it a prime spot for bird enthusiasts.
  2. Pristine Beaches: The reserve features some of the most untouched beaches in Europe, such as Calamosche and Vendicari, where visitors can enjoy serene golden sands and clear waters.
  3. Historical Sites: It houses significant historical relics like the Towers of Avola and Vendicari, which were used for coastal defense against pirates in the medieval era.
  4. Diverse Ecosystems: The area’s varied ecosystems support a rich biodiversity, including rare plant species and wildlife like the loggerhead sea turtle, Caretta caretta.

The tours from Syracuse to Vendicari promise an enchanting experience, blending natural beauty with intriguing historical insights.

Contact us via the form for info and reservations!