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Sips, Sweets & Ancient Sights in Southern Sicily

Sicily, SicilyItaly

4 Days / 3 Nights
for Member Pricing

Sips, Sweets & Ancient Sights in Southern Sicily

See spectacular ruins & indulge in all things Sicilian — wine, chocolate, Baroque architecture & more — while staying at a chic hotel in magnificent Modica.

About Your Trip

Essentially separated from the rest of the island by the Hyblaean Mountains, southeastern Sicily flourishes with its own blend of culture, architecture and heritage — so exceptional is this region, in fact, that it’s home to several UNESCO World Heritage sites! For a full day, you’ll explore wonderful area attractions, starting in Syracuse. An important port city, it has been inhabited for 2,700 years — first by Greeks and then Romans. You’ll see evidence of these influences when you visit Parco Archeologico della Neapolis (Neapolis Archaeological Park) with its Greek theater, Roman amphitheater, stone quarry and rockface burial chambers said to contain the tomb of Archimedes. Continue to the city’s historic center to marvel at a cathedral, Fontana Aretusa and a Baroque-style palazzo. You’re off next to Noto, traversing a countryside of rolling hills and verdant vineyards into this well-known wine region. Then, at a wine estate, you’ll learn about local winemaking processes during a fun — and delicious — tour complete with wine tastings and a light lunch. End the day with a real treat as you tour and taste at the oldest chocolate factory in Sicily, operating for 150 years.

During your stay, you’ll also have some time to discover the delights of Modica at your own pace. You might want to check out UNESCO-protected Sicilian Baroque sights in and around the historic center of Modica, perhaps starting in Alta Modica and working your way down the steep hillside via staircases and alleyways to Modica Bassa. Along the way, keep an eye out for churches like Duomo di San Giorgio and Chiesa di San Pietro, Museo Etnografico — a fascinating folklore museum — and Palazzo De Leva and its 18th-century portal. If you want to venture farther, you can head to one of the most astonishing UNESCO World Heritage sites on the planet, the Rocky Necropolis of Pantalica. It features more than 5,000 chamber-style tombs from prehistoric times that are cut into the limestone outcropping as well as other ruins including Anaktoron — a grand palace in 9th and 8th centuries BC — Greek temples and a cave shrine.

What we love:
• Chocolate in Modica dates to the 1500s and follows an Aztec-inspired recipe based on xocolatl, courtesy of the Spanish who ruled over Sicily at the time.
• Considered a symbol of Syracuse and famed for its freshwater papyrus plants, Fontana Aretusa forms the center of a Greek myth in which the goddess Artemis turns the beautiful sea nymph, Arethusa, into a fountain.
• More than 200 steps lead to the impressive Duomo di San Giorgio in Modica Alta, rebuilt in Sicilian Baroque style in 1702 by famous architect Rosario Gagliardi.
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What's Included

Your DreamTrip includes 4 days and 3 nights* in Modica, Sicily, Italy, as well as:
• Full-day guided tour of Syracuse and Noto; includes lunch, wine and chocolate tastings, admission fees and transportation. See Additional Information for details and restrictions.
• Welcome reception at the hotel’s Lounge Bar.
• 3 breakfasts and 1 dinner.
• A host, whose goal is to ensure you have a great DreamTrips experience from landing to liftoff — they host a welcome reception on arrival day, attend scheduled activities throughout the trip, notify the group of itinerary updates and more. (Please note: A host will be provided only on trips with bookings of 10 or more adults.)

*Want to stay an extra night or two? Make the most of your trip with our specially negotiated prices for pre- and post-night stays! Click BOOK IT, then select from the options available at the bottom of the “Check Availability” section.



Transportation

Airfare is not included in the trip price! The closest commercial airport to the hotel is Catania-Fontanarossa Airport (CTA), approximately 75 miles (121 kilometers) away. We highly recommend that you purchase travel insurance for any trip.

Please note: Airport transfers are not included in this trip. Make sure to arrange your own transfers between the airport and your hotel.



This trip will close by September 17.

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Destination

Ravaged by natural disasters over the centuries, Modica has rebuilt itself into one of the most beloved destinations in southeastern Sicily. Today, visitors flock to the city for year-round nice weather, spectacular Baroque architecture, sunny beaches and friendly residents — not to mention the amazing gourmet chocolate for which Modica is known.

The city itself comprises two distinct sections. The medieval part, Modica Alta (Upper Modica), is set on a ridge, while the newer part, Modica Bassa (Lower Modica), sits below it. A third part, the modern suburb of Modica Sorda, is accessible via one of the highest viaducts in Europe, Ponte Guerrieri. Visitors will marvel at the extraordinary collection of UNESCO-protected landmarks found in Modica Alta and Modica Bassa — primarily structures built in the Sicilian Baroque style of architecture after the catastrophic 1693 earthquake.
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Platinum Inclusions

On top of your exciting excursion, Platinum Members will receive a special treat — a bottle of Sicilian wine and some locally produced chocolate (1 of each per room).

Life is great when you’re a Platinum Member!
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Itinerary

Day 1

Check into the hotel at any time after 3 p.m.
1 p.m.: Visit the welcome table in the hotel lobby.
6 p.m.: Welcome reception in the hotel’s Lounge Bar.

Day 2

7-7:45 p.m.: Buffet breakfast at the hotel.
8 a.m. – 3 p.m.: Full-day guided tour of Syracuse and Noto; includes lunch, wine* and chocolate tastings, admission fees and transportation. See Additional Information for details and restrictions.
• 8 a.m.: Meet your guide in the hotel lobby.
• Transfer to Syracuse.
• In Syracuse, see Neapolis Archaeological Park, a cathedral, Fontana Aretusa and a baroque-style palazzo.
• Enjoy some leisure time to look around.
• Noon: Transfer to Noto.
• At a wine estate in Noto, embark on a tour with wine tasting and a light lunch.
• Transfer back to Modica.
• Along the way, stop at Antica Dolceria Bonajuto, a historic chocolate factory, for a tour and chocolate tasting.
• 4 p.m.: Return to the hotel.
The rest of the afternoon and evening at your leisure. Dinner is at your own expense.

Day 3

7-10 a.m.: Buffet breakfast at the hotel.
A day at your leisure. Lunch is at your own expense.
7 p.m.: 3-course, set-menu farewell dinner with complimentary water, wine and coffee at the hotel’s Murika restaurant. See Additional Information for menu details.

Day 4

7-10 a.m.: Buffet breakfast at the hotel.
Check out of the hotel by 11 a.m.

*The minimum age to consume alcohol is 16 years. Age is determined at the time of travel with valid, government-issued ID. Nonalcoholic options will also be available.

Itinerary subject to change.
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Hotel Details

Modica Palace Hotel resides in the Sacro Cuore district of Modica Sorda, not far from the historic center city. After a busy day, guests are invited to take a refreshing dip in the gorgeous pool or to relax with a drink on the terrace that overlooks the hotel’s lovely landscaped gardens. Those with more energy can venture to nearby shops, markets and cafes.

Hotel features:
• 1 restaurant and 1 lounge bar.
• Seasonal outdoor pool (open April through October).
• Wellness treatments available.
• Pet friendly.
• Nearby Cava d’Ispica archaeological area.
• 9-minute drive to Modica’s historic city center.
• 20-minute drive to beaches of Marina di Modica and Sampieri.
• 60-minute drive to Syracuse.
• Complimentary self-parking.

Classic Room accommodations with:
• 1 double bed or 2 twin beds. Please note: Bedding type is subject to hotel availability. Child pricing is based on sharing existing bed(s). No extra bed available.
• Maximum occupancy 3 adults, or 2 adults and 1 child.
• Minimum occupancy 1 adult.
• In-room temperature control.
• Private bathroom with shower.
• Television.
• Minibar (consumption at an additional cost).
• Complimentary Wi-Fi.

Check-in: 3 p.m.
Checkout: 11 a.m.
Minimum check-in age is 18.

Modica Palace Hotel
Via Pablo Picasso, 1
97015 Modica, Ragusa, Italy



Pricing for children for this hotel may differ from (and be greater than) pricing for adults. Click BOOK IT to check. If the pricing for children differs from the pricing for adults, refer to the Policies section for further details.



Hotel Check-in Requirements

By booking this DreamTrip I understand that the hotel may request a credit card upon check-in. The hotel may request the credit card in order to: a) place a monetary hold of US$50-200; or b) hold for incidental, security or other charges. By booking, I acknowledge having received notice of this potential charge and accept that Rovia™ recommends a credit card rather than a debit or bank card be used in the event the hotel requests the card. I understand that any such request made by the hotel is outside of the control of Rovia and is strictly a hotel policy. Should I have questions concerning the hotel’s policy, I accept responsibility for contacting the hotel independent of Rovia.
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Additional Information

Please contact Travel Support if you have special requests regarding bedding, meals or medical needs, or any other questions about this trip.

Please note: A host is provided only on trips with bookings of 10 or more adults.

Please note: At the time of booking, you will see a page with your order number and trip cost. This is your confirmation. Please retain and bring this information with you on your trip.

Gratuities are not included. We suggest providing gratuities at your own discretion.

Please note: Guests on this DreamTrip must pay a city tax of 2 euros per person, per night. This charge is payable directly at the hotel.

Please be aware that children’s pricing is based on hotel rates, excursion costs and other inclusions.

Don’t forget to check out DT Local on the DreamTrips app for suggestions from our membership community on participating restaurants, spas, entertainment options and other activities near you.



Syracuse and Noto tour:
This activity is not wheelchair accessible.
• This activity involves extensive walking, including up and down some stairs. It is not recommended for guests with mobility issues or certain health conditions. Please consult your physician prior to booking travel.
• We recommend that you wear comfortable footwear and clothing.

3-course farewell dinner menu (subject to change):
• Cavati pasta
• Palermo-style breaded escalope with mixed vegetables in a green sauce
• Cannoli stuffed with sweet ricotta cheese
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Policies

Cancellation Policy*: If you cancel 91 days or more before the start date of your trip, you’ll get a refund of the amount you paid for the trip less a fee of US$50. If you cancel between 46 and 90 days before the start date of your trip, you’ll get a refund less a fee of US$100. If you cancel within 45 days of the start date of your trip, your trip will not be refunded. All fees are applicable on a per-person basis.

*This cancellation policy is subject to rules and regulations in applicable jurisdictions in which our travel supplier is based. Therefore, in the event of conflict between the cancellation policy displayed here and cancellation terms in supplier booking terms, the provisions of the booking terms will prevail.

Name Change Policy: Name changes must be done no later than September 17 and are subject to a US$50 name change fee. Name changes after this date are not allowed.

Members can’t combine DreamTrips Points. Your membership level determines the maximum amount of DreamTrips Points you can use. If you have more than 50 Rovia Bucks, you can apply them in the checkout process.

Hotel/resort credits and/or discounts cannot be converted to cash, and any not used during your stay will expire immediately upon your departure. Member is responsible for paying any taxes that may be added to items purchased with hotel/resort credit.

In the unfortunate event that an activity or excursion is no longer available, we will substitute a similar activity of equal or greater value.

Make sure that your passport and visa, if applicable, are up-to-date before you leave!
It’s important to double check that you have all the identification and other documentation required by the specific country you’re traveling to. In many countries, passports and visas must be valid for 6 months or longer after the trip end date. If you are unable to obtain the required identification and other documentation, the Cancellation Policy for this DreamTrip will apply.

Make sure that you request a name change or room change at least 31 or more days before the 1st day of your trip. Due to contractual supplier policies, we may not be able to confirm requested name or room changes to existing bookings for trips that are scheduled to travel within 30 days of your request.

Each individual, including each child, who is coming along with you on your DreamTrip is required to have a booking prior to the commencement of the trip. If you do not book and pay for each such person in advance of the trip, you will be charged the hotel’s then-current rate, not the trip price, for each such person at the time of your check-in.

Pricing for children is based on their age at the time of travel and may be subject to additional terms and conditions of individual hotels and all-inclusive resorts. Also, pricing for children can vary, and may be higher than pricing for adults. Therefore, before you book any travel, please check the relevant hotel or resort website for applicable terms and conditions as well as details regarding their pricing structure.

Pricing shown is for each person, and is based on 2 adults per room.

Please don’t consider your change requests official until you receive a confirmation email from us.
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