If you really want to experience all the secret gems of Sicily, this is an amazing opportunity to do a tour of Sicily as local with the local, in a week.
Tour of Sicily itinarary
Arrivals in the airport and meeting with turistic guide. Then, transfert from Palermo to accommodation in hotel. So, 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. So, panelle, arancine, crocchette and pani ca meusa. After that you’ll visit Palermo that it extends along beautiful tirrenian bay. So, you will be enchanted to the wide boulevards of the city. And to the historical center and to the baroque builds... You will visit the main attractions of the city like Norman section, Quattro canti. 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. So, we will visit the island of Mozia. Then visit the Florio winery.
After lunch continue to Sambuca di Sicilia because it is a typical Sicilian village that in 2016 was voted the most beautiful Borgo of Italy. 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. So, to get there you have to climb a top 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
We will travel to reach the hinterland of Agrigento. 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. So, you will meet the local guide. He shows you the historical city center and he will support you in the visit of the archaeological museum. Family lunch in a typical court. After lunch you will come to Agrigento. You’ll visit the beautiful Temples Valley, Unesco World Heritage,from a wide expanse of almond tree. In the evening dinner and accommodation in Hotel.
5°day : Cooking Class - Park Cultural Farm / Catania
Transfer to Favara. This experience has guests spending a morning at the Farm Cultural Park of Favara (Agrigento). Favara and Farm Cultural Park at sixth in the world as a tourist destination for lovers of contemporary art. Islands and New York. Program : Go Sicily 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.). After lunch , departure to Catania. Accommodation in hotel, dinner and overnight.
6°day: Etna Tour e visit Winery / Taormina
Breakfast in Hotel and transfer to Etna Mountain. the biggest active volcano in Europe. Beautiful and famous not only for volcan phenomena, but as well for the breathtaking view. And the different kind of flora and fauna that you can find there. We will visit the winery where born a particular kind of wine because to temperature and special volcanic soils, where it grows a particular type of grape. In the afternoom visit to Taormina. Meeting with the guide and visit of Taormina. 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.
Departure to Siracusa. Visit of Archeological Park of the Neapolis (Greek Theatre, Roman Amphitheater, Latomie and Dionisio’s ear). Visit to the historical center of Ortigia. So, along the little street of the centre you could see the famous Aretusa mountain. Lunch in restaurant and departure to the close Noto, Barocco Capital in Sicily and UNESCO Heritage. Along its main axis you will admire palaces, churches and convents. 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"