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Private Sailing Tour to Cyclops Islands from Catania
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Private Sailing Tour to Cyclops Islands from Catania

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This is Private 6 hours sailing experience (from 10am to 16pm). The boat will be reserved just for you and your guests. We will cruise through the Gulf of Catania, see the Etna and Catania by the sea, sailing along the Coast of the Cyclops, swim in front the Ulisse's Grotto. At Lunch time we will go first in front the medieval Castle of Aci Castello, then we will stop the boat in front of the Faraglioni Rocks near the natural reserve "Isole dei CICLOPI", there you can go dive or snorkeling renting the equipment (Extra option) or have fun swimming around the sailboat in that crystal waters. In the while time we will prepare the lunch on board to let you enjoy a typical sicilian menu prepared on board from our sailor chef. At the end we will set the sail to go back to Catania port and we will provide some sailing notions or we can continue with the party on boat.
US$862.66 per adult
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marcellos375 wrote a review Oct 2020
Ferrara, Italy471 contributions210 helpful votes
We were in Noto with our daughter joining us from London, so we knew that whatever building we chose to visit would have a hard time facing the unfair comparison with Buckingham Palace or similar regal dwellings... With that in mind, Palazzo Nicolaci showed its personality, effectively delivering the feeling of what aristocratic life in provincial Sicily could be like from the late 1700s. We particularly enjoyed the display of different tiles in the various rooms, giving each its own character; also, the balconies on the various sides afforded nice panoramic views of the town centre. COVID precautions were fully in place, so we did enjoy the visit in full. Ticket price was €4 per person, for the part of the Palazzo that is open for visiting.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Ana L wrote a review Oct 2020
Navan, Ireland2,683 contributions1,026 helpful votes
Very beautiful palace, open to the public. If you happen to be there before the opening time, you can still go inside, and have a visit in the courtyard.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Dan M wrote a review Apr 2020
Tel Aviv, Israel14,334 contributions3,962 helpful votes
Following the very good reviews here, I was expecting more, much more. But perhaps because of these expectations was I disappointed. So if you go there limit them and you'll enjoy the tour. The entrance fees are not expensive at all so nothing really to risk, unless your time is limited and then I would recommend better to start with the Cathedral and after a walk on the main street have a cake or a granita at Caffe Sicilia, which is a must in Notto. And if you have some time left, then visit this Palace.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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David F wrote a review Nov 2019
Alfrick, United Kingdom441 contributions188 helpful votes
A fascinating tour of this large suite of rooms was made especially interesting by our knowledgeable guide. Well worth the visit to see how some folk lived in previous times
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Sally62 wrote a review Jul 2019
Northampton, United Kingdom4,583 contributions419 helpful votes
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This old palazzo in the centre of the town on Via Nicolaci was built for the Nicolaci family in the 18th century. The facade has some amazing carved balconies supported by mythological creatures such as mermaids, griffons and lions. There is a large courtyard that you can wander into and look at the exterior even if you don't want to go around. There are tours available but you can also just wander around whenever it suits you and most people seemed to be doing this. You access the palazzo up a sweeping neoclassical staircase of marble and the first room is the Tea Room which is very oriental. The most impressive room is the Salon delle Feste - the amazing trompe l'oeil decorations are just incredible. there are lovely views from this room as well of the town and the nearby cathedral. It's not expensive to go round - 3 or 4 euros so well worth it.
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Date of experience: September 2018
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