An enchanting adventure in the magic atmosphere of Sicily, through breath-taking sceneries crossed over the centuries by fascinating civilisations, funny time with locals and exquisite stops in the capitals of cannoli, pistacho and arancini.
26th Apr 2021
Apr, 26 2021
Wonderful Ragusa and its baroque heritage
Visit the gorgeous Baroque city of Ragusa, where art, nature, culture and gourmet cuisine perfectly express the unique soul of Sicily. A gourmet seafood lunch welcomes you to taste the influences that North African incursions and commercial exchanges throughout the history left in its local recipes.
Journey into Sicilian flavours
Taste the delicious original cannolo siciliano visiting one of the most famous dessert laboratories in Sicily. Meet the artisans that make this delicious masterpiece, and learn the secrets of their wonderful recipe. Discover the Donnafugata Castle, and step back in time over five centuries!
Agrigento and its wonderful Valley of the Temples
Discover Modica, where you can find one of the best chocolates in Italy and visit Agrigento, with its gorgeous Valley of the Temples, one of the biggest archaeological sites in the Mediterranean area. Enjoy this magical place after sunset, with dinner in a typical Sicilian taverna.
Cheese tasting experience with Sicilian Shepherds
Meet Sicilian shepherds and spend the morning with them in the countryside, following the rhythms of their usual daily life and tasting the delicious cheeses they make following their ancestors’ recipes. Enjoy a delicious bruschetta alla Siciliana accompanied by the famous Nero D’Avola wine!
Climbing the Etna Mountain
Spend a whole day for a truly fantastic experience with the Sicilian soul: climbing the biggest active volcano of the Eurasiatic Tettonic Plate, the Etna Mountain. It is a once-in-a-lifetime experience you can’t miss! The tour includes a food&wine tasting.
Taormina, the tourist capital of Sicily.
Are you ready to visit Taormina and Giardini Naxos? Starting with a passeggiata along the romantic seaside, stop in one of their nice bars for a coffee and discover the most gorgeous corners of these two elegant towns. Enjoy the typical seafood cuisine in a historical restaurant.
In the morning we will reach Catania Fontanarossa Airport, where we will say arrivederci to Sicily after an unforgettable holiday.
Eternal crossroads of the Mediterranean, the gorgeous island of Sicily continues to seduce travellers with its dazzling diversity of landscapes and cultural treasures.
Seductively beautiful and perfectly placed in the heart of the Mediterranean, Sicily has been luring passersby since the time of legends. The land of the Cyclops has been praised by poets from Homer to Virgil and prized by the many ancient cultures – Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Elymians, Romans and Greeks – whose bones lie buried here.
As if its classical heritage weren’t formidable enough, Sicily is bursting at the seams with later artistic and architectural gems. Circle around to southeast Sicily and you’ll find a stunning array of baroque architectural masterpieces, from the golden-hued domes and palaces of Noto to the multi-tiered cathedral facades of Ragusa and Modica. Meanwhile, throughout the island you’ll find yourself stumbling upon the evocative remains of Arab and Norman castles. This embarrassment of cultural riches remains one of the island’s most distinctive attractions.
Never content to sit still, Sicily’s great volcanoes keep belching sulphurous steam and sending fireworks into the night sky. Three-and-a-half centuries after burying Catania in volcanic ash, Mt. Etna still broods over the city, keeping locals on their toes. Climbing this fiery beauty is easily done in a day, or you can just admire it from afar. Either way, it is an unforgettable part of the Sicilian experience.
A delectable layer-cake of culinary influences, Sicily’s ancient cuisine continues to rely on a few key island-grown ingredients: shellfish and citrus, tuna and swordfish, pistachios, almonds and ricotta. You can talk to the septuagenarian chef at a Catania restaurant and she’ll confide that she still uses her grandmother’s recipe for pasta alla Norma, joyfully sharing the poetic imagery that links it to Mt. Etna: the tomatoes are lava; the eggplant, cinders; the basil, leafy greenery; the ricotta, snow. Modern chefs may play with the details, but Sicily’s timeless recipes – from the simplest cannolo to the most exquisite fish couscous – live on.
✔ Six nights accommodation in boutique hotel (4 stars), agriturismo or boutique old mansion
✔ Private driver transfers from/to Catania Fontanarossa Int. Airport
✔ Day trips/experiences and trasportation to: Ragusa with its Baroque heritage; Modica with the classic Sicilian Street Food
✔ Agrigento with the famous Valley of the Temples; Taormina, the pearl of the Ionian Sea
✔ Giardini Naxos with its stunning views
✔ Visit to a traditional dessert Laboratory
✔ Visit to the famous Donnafugata Castle
✔ Modica chocolate tour&tasting
✔ Tour discovering Etna Mountain; Entrance to sites as per itinerary
✔ Daily gourmet breakfast, 6 lunches and 5 dinners (with Welcome and Farewell Dinners) and beverages included during the meals (1/2 lt of wine per person)
✔ English-speaking Staff, Food&Wine Expert Guide and concierge services
✖ Travel Insurance
✖ Lunch and dinner during the free time as well as extra beverage and food
✖ Tips and personal expenses
✖ Everything not mentioned in the package.
We suggest you to bring with you:
• A pair of walking/comfortable shoes
• A cardigan for the evening
• A rain jacket
• Sunscreen and hat
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