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Geography trips to Sicily

Sicily often surprises with its wealth of fascinating geographical sites.

Mount Etna, in its constantly active state is of course a big pull factor to the island and scaling it is a tour highlight, but the spectacular coastlines and other volcanic landforms make Sicily a destination which more and more geography student groups want to explore. The Mediterranean climate, our comfortable accommodation options and our destination expertise all contribute to Sicily’s appeal.

Take a look at our sample itinerary for Sixth Form Geography:

Geography

Itineraries

Sixth Form

Day 1

Morning

Flight from UK to Sicily. Meet your local representative

Afternoon

Taormina: Guided visit of this hilltop town, Sicily's most popular summer destination, which offers fantastic views of Mount Etna

Day 2

Morning

Full day excursion to Messina and Tindari lakes. The Strait of Messina: The intense currents and characteristic chemistry of the waters of this narrow strait between Sicily and the southern tip of Italy, has created an extraordinary ecosystem with a high abundance and diversity of species. Tindari: Situated high on the cliff offering a fantastic view over the ‘Linguetta di sabbia’ (tongue of sand), which stretches 1.5km into the sea.

Day 3

Morning

Full day excursion to Vulcano Island. Vulcano Island: Explore the island’s active fumaroles, extensive sulphur deposits, mud baths, and then walk up to the crater of the Fossa di Vulcano volcano.

Day 4

Morning

Full day excursion to Mount Etna Etna: Europe’s highest volcano is also its most active volcano. As you ascend to the summit by coach, cable car, jeeps there is plenty of opportunity to study themes such as plate tectonics and volcanicity

Day 5

Morning

Alcantara Gorges: This stunning basalt formation on the Alcantara River was formed by the volcanic activity of Mount Etna

Afternoon

Transfer to the airport for your flight back to the UK

Accommodation

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