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Equity School travel to Sicily

School Trips to Sicily and Mount Etna

Blessed with a heritage that's as varied as it is appealing, Sicily has many more attributes than it might, at first, appear.

For budding geologists, this could prove to be their favourite destination. Home to Europe's largest active volcano; Mount Etna, let your students experience a tour that takes them to the rim of the crater, or encourage them to explore the multitude of hot springs and mud baths, all in the safety of the trained guides. Alternatively, take your students to one of the five UNESCO World Heritage Sites that adorn the surroundings including the province of Syracuse and the local Aeolian Islands.

To view the ancient archaeology on Sicily provides the icing on the cake - Segesta is home to, arguably, the best preserved Greek Temple in the world. Or see the Temple of Olympian Zeus, probably the largest Doric temple ever, and realise that Sicily has a history that stems from all over the world.

Our school trips to Sicily promise to increase understanding and appreciation of this fantastic island, and your students will love the experience of seeing all the attractions, heritage, history and active landscapes Sicily has to offer, that they will want to return again and again to this breathtaking island.

N.B The basic 'from' prices do not include excursions, for a full package price... Request a quote >>


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Below is a sample of excursions Equity can organise for your school trip to Sicily - for subject specific excursions have a look at the
recommended educational trips for Sicily



Siracusa is a historic city in Sicily, the capital of the province Syracuse. The city is notable for its rich Greek history, culture, amphitheatres and architecture. The birthplace of the preeminent mathematician and engineer Archimedes, the town was founded in 733 BC by Corinthian settlers, becoming one of the first Greek colonies on the island. The Greek theatre, amphitheatre and Archimedes Tomb is well worth a visit.



Taormina occupies a fabulous position overlooking the sea right opposite Etna volcano. Situated to the south-west of Taormina is the Alcantara Gorge. This natural monument of basalt rock was created by the eruption of the volcano, and is an excellent talking point for students.

Cyclops Riviera

Cyclops Riviera

Subject to many myths and legends, this stunning coastline of Sicily will capture your students’ imagination, opening their eyes to Sicilian culture and tradition on your exciting language tour.

City of Catania

Subject to many myths and legends, this stunning coastline of Sicily will capture your students’ imagination, opening their eyes to Sicilian culture and tradition on your exciting language tour.

City of Palermo

Sicily’s capital, Palermo is a flamboyant city, boasting some of the most spectacular and authentically Italian architecture on the island. Try out some of your Italian at the local street food markets, stroll around the Old Town and marvel at the grandeur of the Arab-Norman-Byzantine inspired Palatine Chapel.

Monreale Cathedral

Visit one of Sicily’s most extravagant places of worship - The Cathedral of Monreale. Considered as one of the most important architectural masterpieces of Sicily’s Norman period, this cathedral was built in 1185 and displays an incredible fusion of Byzantine and Norman craftsmanship that will certainly impress your students.

Mount Etna

Take a guided tour to Mount Etna - Europe’s highest volcano and one of the most active in the world! Perfect for geography students, explore the mountain’s rich biodiversity, get up close to the steaming craters and enjoy the spectacular panoramic views of the island from the top.

Ancient cities of Segesta & Selinunte

Learn about Ancient Greece and Roman mythology on an excursion to the former Roman cities of Segesta and Selinunte. Explore the well kept archaeological ruins of the Segesta Temple, the Greek Theatre of Segesta and take in the spectacular views of the dramatic landscape and Sicilian coastline.

Aeolian Islands of Lipari & Vulcano

Take a boat tour to the Aeolian Islands of Lipari and Vulcano, both UNESCO-protected for their dramatic volcanic landscapes. Whilst you’re here make sure to study the unusual rock formations and set time aside to explore the quaint harbour towns and lively street markets.

Piazza Armerina and Villa Romana del Casale

Explore the town of Piazza Armerina and visit Villa Romana del Casale, considered to be one of the most extravagant villas in Sicily, dating back from the Roman Empire. The villa exhibits a collection of magnificent mosaics, portraying hunting scenes and chariot racing, giving your students an interesting glimpse at what life would have been like for the Romans.

Valley of the Temples

The Valley of the Temples found in the Siclian ancient city of Agrigento is one of the most extravagant examples of Ancient Greek architecture outside of Greece. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Valley of the Temples is one of the top sights in Sicily.


Tindari is a small town of Greek origin. Located by the coast, with spectacular panoramic views of the Tindari-Marinello Spit and natural reserve, the town is one of the most picturesque and best preserved archaeological sites on the island.

Quick Tip: If you have an excursion in mind which you don't see listed, please get in touch so we can do our best to arrange it for you!

Sicily Accommodation

Sicily Accommodation - Albergo Athenaeum

Albergo Athenaeum

  • 3 star hotel
  • 24hr reception

A modern hotel that welcomes school groups and is conveniently positioned.

Location: Walking distance to the cathedral and historical centre.

Facilities: Front office desk is open 24h with full assistance and multi-lingual staff.

Accommodation: 80 rooms spread over 6 floors, single, doubles and triples with air-conditioning, private bathrooms and televisions.

Meals: Standard and international menus available as well as catering for food intolerances.

Sicily Accommodation - Hotel Baia Degli Dei

Hotel Baia Degli Dei

  • Views of Mt Etna
  • Modern accommodation

This 3 star hotel offers a central point to explore all that Sicily has to offer with rooms of a high standard.

Location: Positioned on a beautiful bay of Recanati overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, a few kilometres from Taormina.

Facilities: The hotel offers a restaurant, TV room, relaxation room and bar with terrace.

Accommodation: 47 en-suite rooms that include air-conditioning, TV, hair-dryer and a safe-deposit box.

Meals: Continental breakfast and buffet dinner available.

Sicily Accommodation - Hotel Tre Torri

Hotel Tre Torri

  • Quality en-suite rooms
  • WiFi available

The Hotel Tre Torri is conveniently located in the south of Sicily and has a lovely outdoor pool to enjoy in the summer months.

Location: The hotel is positioned in the Village Moses, between the Valley of the Temples and the beach of San Leone, close to shops.

Facilities: Restaurant, TV room, pool, free Wi-Fi.

Accommodation: 118 rooms are fully-furnished with air conditioning, telephone, TV, bathroom with shower and hair-dryer.

Meals: Continental buffet breakfast, meals served for lunch and dinner.

Quick Tip: This is just a small sample of possible accommodations available. Please contact us for more information.

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Recommended Educational Trips to Sicily

Equity can recommend Sicily for the following subjects - click on the boxes below for more information about subject specific itineraries and excursions.