If you really want to experience all the secret gems of Sicily, this is an amazing opportunity to taste Sicily as local with the local, in a week.
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Arrivals in the airport and meeting with turistic guide, ta a GT bus and transfert to palermo to accommodation in hotel for fast refresh and starting to explore the culture and Sicilian kitchen. The itinerary starting with a visit in the Capo Market, the oldest market in Palermo, where you see and taste the famous street food: panelle, arancine, crocchette and pani ca meusa. You admire the little and colour shacks that characterize the richness of fruits, fishes and meet and the personsellers scream to take your attention. After that you’ll visit Palermo that it extends along beautifull tirrenian bay. Founded to the fenicians on 7° and 8° century AC, it was conquered to the Arabics on 831 and there started a great prosperity period. You will be enchanted to the wide boulevards of the city, to the historical center and to the baroque builds... you will visit the main attractions of the city like Norman section, Quattro canti(the four corners in the city), baroque square of Cathedral. Return in hotel to dinner and night.
2° day: Monreale , Erice e Segesta
Breakfast and departure to Monreale. Visit the imposing Arab-Norman cathedral (famous for the rich Byzantine mosaics that decorate the inside) and its beautiful cloister, masterpieces of art, sculpture and inlay. Continue to Erice, a town situated at about 1000 meters high, with a view of the archipelago of the Egadi islands. Lunch. In the afternoon we will continue with the visit of Segesta one of the most beautiful places in Sicily located on Mount Barbaro, the top 400 meters above sea level, founded by the Elimi. The fame of Segesta is undoubtedly linked above all to the famous Doric temple, and, on the highest peak of Mount Barbaro, there is a north-oriented theater, in the direction of the Gulf of Castellammare or Mazara. Return to hotel, dinner and overnight.
3 ° day: Mozia, Cantina Florio, Sambuca Di Sicilia
After breakfast at the hotel departure to Marsala, where we will visit the island of Mozia. Then visit the Florio winery, a warm place, rich in mineral soil, sea-kissed breezes, and where Marsala wine was produced for almost two centuries wine tasting with lunch in the cellar.
After lunch continue to Sambuca di Sicilia, a typical Sicilian village that in 2016 was voted the most beautiful Borgo of Italy "THE VILLAGE OF VILLAGES". In this wonderful destination you can enjoy its historic center with its beautiful walk; the Carmine church built in 1530 but in fact you'll notice that instead demonstrates a strong fourteenth-century style to get there you have to climb atop a picturesque uphill road between two majestic palm trees. After the visit of Sambuca di S. proceed to Agrigento, arrival in the evening, accommodation in hotel and dinner.
4°day: Agrigento/Borgo di Sant’Angelo Muxaro/Valle dei Templi
After breakfast we will travel to reach the hinterland of Agrigento where on the hill in the center of the Platani River it was born little village call Sant’Angelo Muxaro(old Kamikos, famous for Dedalo and Minosse mitos). Our guide will then take us to a bakery to taste biscuits and home made cookies; then we will visit a shepard’s house to taste soft pecorino cheese and ricotta cheese, still warm. This walking itinerary really takes us far from the classic tourist routes. Here you will meet the local guide thet he shows you the historycal city center and he will support you in the visit of the archeologichal museum, and old bakery( where you cale at thet ipycal food: sfincione, sicilian pizza with pecorino, olive olil, anchovies, onion and oregan). Family lunch in a tipycal court. After lunch you will come to Agrigento where with a guide you’ll visit the beautifull Temples Valley, Unesco World Heritage,from a wide expanse of almond trees(already in flowers in February)stand the rests of the old Akragas,defined from Pindato “the best city of mortal”. Here you can admire Giunone Temple, Concordia Temple and Ercole and Zeus Temples.in the evening dinner and accommodation in Hotel.
5°day : Cooking Class - Park Cultural Farm / Catania
Breakfast at hotel and transfer to Favara. This experience has guests spending a morning at the Farm Cultural Park of Favara (Agrigento). The British travel blog, Purple Travel has placed Favara and Farm Cultural Park at sixth in the world as a tourist destination for lovers of contemporary art, preceded by Florence, Paris, Bilbao, the Greek Islands and New York. Program : Gosicily welcome drink, fresh homemade lemonade served with typical Sicilian snacks;
Cooking course lasting about three hours, using fresh, local organic produce; guests will receive instructional hands-on lessons in the preparation of three traditional Sicilian dishes;
Tour of the art gallery and courtyards (the gardens, current exhibits, museum shop, etc.);
Lunch consisting of the dishes prepared during the course, served in the museum’s “black space” or “n’zemmula” with locally made wine and seasonal fruit.
After lunch , departure to Catania. Accommodation in hotel, dinner and overnight.
6°day: Etna Tour e visit Winery / Taormina
Breakfast in Hotel and tranfer to Etna Mountain, the biggest active volcano in Europe, It is one of the main attraction in Sicily.Beautiful and famout not only for volcani phenomena, but as well for the breathtaking view and the different kind of flora and fauna that you can find there. During the climb,in maximum security, you can admire the principals point of the pass eruptions discovering the traditional smells and falvours that it born on the sclopes. At the end of the Etna tours we will visit the winery where born a particolar kind of wine thanks to temperature and special volcanic soils, where it grows a particular type of grape.At the maximum height where the temperature have a great buzz among the day and night permit a phenol and aromatic maturation that it is essensial for the colour and flavourof the red grapes and for the aroma in white wines. In the afternoom visit to Taormina Meeting with the guide and visit of Taormina. The historic town was founded by the Sicilians in 1300 to C. Later it was used by the Greeks and Romans. Here we visit the greek-Roman amphitheater, Taormina's Cathedral, the Piccolo Teatro Odeon, the Corvaia Palace and we can take a walk on the Corso Umberto. The guided tour will last about 2-3 hours. Accommodation in hotel, dinner and overnight.
Breakfast in Hotel and Dearture to Siracusa. Visit of Archeological Park of the Neapolis (Greek Theatre, Roman Amphitheater, Latomie and Dionisio’s ear). Visit to the historycal center of Ortigia where you will be encanthed to the amazing Barocal Cathedral and its square that it was Greek Temple in Doric Style. Following, along the little street of the centre you could see th famous Aretusa mountain, in front of the Big Port.Lunch in restaurant and departure to the close Noto, Barocco Capital in Sicily and UNESCO Heritage. Along its main axis you will admire palaces, chuerches and convents where the main are th Cathedral, Nicolaci Palace, Villadorata and Ducezio Palace.Return in hotel in Siracusa with Dinner and Accommodation.
After breakfast, free morning before to departure to the hotel from the Catania Airport
The price includes
Bus GT, Hotel 4* , N. 7 half board, n.3 soft lunch and 4 lunch ,Drinks (1/2 water and ¼ Wine for person),
Guided tours: Palermo 2h, Monreale 2h, Erice 2h, Segesta, 2h, Sambuca di S. 2h, Valle dei Templi 2h, Piazza Armerina 2h, Taormina 2h, Siracusa 2h, Noto 2 h. Excursion : mozia the island including boat ticket, Sant’Angelo Muxaro, Etna Volcano. Visit Winery Florio an Winery Etna.,Cooking class Park Cultural Farm
Tour Leader, English language, for the whole tour
The price not includes
Entrance fees to monuments / museums ,Tourist tax (if provided) Tips and extras , Anything not specifically mentioned in "The price includes"
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Accommodation is on a Private cosy villa/apartment in a traditional Tuscany farmhouse. Single supplement may be available at an addition cost.
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You are allowed one suitcase and one small carry-on bag. If you exceed this limit there may not be space in the vehicle to transport your excess luggage and it will be at your own expense to have it transported throughout the tour. We suggest that you bring a day pack for carrying water, guide books, jacket, rain gear, etc.
TRAVEL DOCUMENTS, HEALTH AND FITNESS
You are responsible for holding all valid travel documents at the time and satisfy any health, visa or other requirements that apply to places you intend to visit.
To comfortably complete our tours, you should be able to do some moderate walks over hills and be able to climb a number of stairs. We will also be doing a lot of walking in the town we visit. If you a planning a tour with us, we suggest starting moderate walking program at least 1 month before the tour.
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