Tour Description

May 20 - 31, 2019 - 12 Days / 11 Nights

EXPERIENCE AUTHENTIC SICILY

   

Sicilian Culture and History through its Food & Wines

Sicily… Sicilia. Fall under its spell in this unique private 12- day escorted tour!! This adventure takes you across the exotic island of Sicily from Palermo to the southeast baroque region of Modica and Siracusa and to the famous volcano of Mount Etna. Splendid coastlines and landscapes rich in contrasts, a compendium of the greatest civilizations and cultures of all time. Greeks, Romans, Normans, Arabs and Spaniards have all influenced the island’s history, art, architecture making its way to the kitchens of Sicily and its exotic food combinations.

Travel through the lands known as Le Terre Sicane  where the rich soils give fruit to sustainable agriculture products that are at the heart of Sicilian cuisine. 

Experience the island through ancient salt reserves, the hands of master artisans, local specialties, authentic Sicilian cuisine hands-on cooking class, visit markets, taste the wines of different Mediterranean soils like Mandrarossa, Cerasuola di Vittoria, Nero D’Avola, and the up and coming wines of Etna vineyards.

Be part of the Sicilian lifestyle, its traditions, and generously layered culinary history.


 

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • 11 nights in charming accommodations
  • Local Festivals & Celebrations 
  • Hands on Sicilian Cooking Lesson
  • VIP Private & Exclusive winery tours & tastings
  • Authentic gourmet meals paired with wines (all included) - 10 lunches and 7 Dinners
  • Guided history and food stroll through PALERMO 
  • Expert guided tour of Byzantine  MONREALE 
  • Excursion on MOUNT ETNA and  GORGES OF ALCANTARA 
  • Guided tour of ORTYGIA ISLAND/SIRACUSA 
  • BAROQUE TREASURES in MODICA and NOTO
  • SUNSET BOAT TOUR fishing port of MARZAMEMI
  • Private expert guided tours of archaeological sites in AGRIGENTO VALLEY OF THE TEMPLES and the stunning largest archaeological site in Europe SELINUNTE
  • Boat Excursions to the Phoenician island of MOTHIA and the SALT PANS
  • Chocolate tour and tasting in MODICA 
  • Guided tour of PIAZZA ARMERINA and  Villa del Casale 
  • Tour the sites of the famous Inspector Montalbano
  • Vineyard lunch
  • Leisure time ...and much more



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