Does the cold winter weather has you daydreaming of your next vacation? Are you looking to connect with other travel lovers in the LGBTQ+ community? Soak up the sun and immerse yourself in breathtaking Italian views, food, wine, art, and culture this September with LGBTQ+ tour operator Quiiky as they embark on a 9-day, 8-night LGBTQ+ tour of Sicily. The trip is hosted by a local gay guide who will share insider tips on the best places to visit and spill the tea on the LGBTQ+ culture of the island. And you’ll get to meet other like-minded LGBTQ+ folks from Italy and from around the world while enjoying the pleasure of traveling together.
The trip starts in Catania, which hosts an international airport where you can also easily fly from Milan or Rome. You’ll check in and be free to check out some of the city’s Baroque architecture and historic sites like the Fountain of the Elephant and the castle. The next day, you’ll meet your tour guide for a 3-hour tour to discover sites at the heart of the city’s queer community. This includes the ‘Arvulu Russu’, the big tree, where LGBTQ+ people would come to meet and gather, start their own love stories, and where the community met to protest against the rise of Fascism. You’ll also visit the Castle Ursino and the Cathedral, which also have important significance for the city.
Bring your hiking shoes, because the next day you’ll travel to Mt. Etna, the active volcano that dominates the city’s skyline. You’ll pass through Sicily’s famous wine-growing regions, see centuries-old forests, and cross lava flows that have impacted the stunning environment around you. An off-road Jeep Tour takes you up the volcano, where after a hike you’ll be able to explore ancient lava caves before heading to mountain chalet for a typical Sicilian lunch.
The tour also brings you on a full-day private boat tour to Taormine, deemed “the Pearl of the Mediterranean”, where you can snorkel in the crystalline blue waters, while working up an appetite for a visit to the village of Castelmola, where you can taste authentic canollo and pasta alla Norma. You’ll also discover Syracuse, Noto, and Ortigia, which play home to the archaeological park of Neapolis, a centuries-old Greek theater, and so much more.
So what are you waiting for? Book your trip to Sicily with a deposit of 30% by March 31st and get 10% discount on the total quote using discount code: SICILY2022
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