Arrival at Palermo Airport Private transfer to Hotel. Overnight in hotel in Palermo.
After breakfast 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 characterise the richness of fruits, fishes and meet and the sellers screams to catch your attention. You’ll then visit Palermo until beautiful Tirrenian bay.
Founded to the Phoenicians on 7° and 8° century AC, it was conquered to the Arabs on 831 and there started a great prosperity period. You will be enchanted by the wide boulevards of the city, the historical centre and the baroque buildings… you will visit the main attractions of the city like Norman section, Quattro canti (very decorated streets junction), the Cathedral. In the afternoon , departure for Monreale to visit the beautiful Byzantine-style mosaics depicting scenes from the Old and New Testament. Return in hotel in Palermo, Overnight.
Breakfast in hotel. Pick up by your private driver and transfer Segesta one of the main suggestive place in Sicily. It was built on Barbaro hill high 400 m on the level of the sea, by Elimi. Segesta is very important for the Doric Temple and we can find it in the higher part of the city. This is oriented to the north with and overview of Castellammare. Continue to Erice, a town situated about 1000 meters high, with a view of the archipelago of the Egadi islands. Free lunch. In the afternoon visit the old town and the medieval castle. The day will end with a visit of the salt mines of Marsala, from where we could admire the islands of the Lagoon and the windmills, situated inside a natural reserve of great historical and environmental value. Return in Agrigento. Overnight in hotel in Agrigento
Today we leave for Sambuca di Sicilia, to visit the famous Planeta winery, We’ll taste four different wines during a typical Sicilian lunch. 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 centre 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 return to the hotel in Agrigento .
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.);
GoSicily 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.
In the afternoon Transfer Area Syracuse Overnight in Hotel.
Breakfast in Hotel and departure to Siracusa. Visit of Archaeological Park of the “polis” (Greek Theatre, Roman Amphitheatre and Dionisio’s ear). We will than go to the historical centre of Ortigia where you will be enchanted from the amazing baroque Cathedral in the middle of the squre that used to be an ancient Greek Temple in Doric Style. Following, along the little street of the centre you could see the famous Aretusa mountain, in front of the Big Port. In the afternoon departure to the nearby town of Noto, Baroque Capital of Sicily and UNESCO World Heritage site. Along its main axis you will admire palaces, churches and convents the most magnificent of is the Cathedral, Nicolaci Palace, Villadorata and Ducezio Palace.
Return in Hotel area Taormina . Overnight.
Breakfast in hotel and meeting with the guide and visit 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 amphitheatre, Taormina’s Cathedral, the Piccolo Odeon Theatre, the Corvaia Palace and we can take a walk on the Corso Umberto. Afternoon free for shopping and the relax.
Overnight stay at Hotel in Taormina.
Breakfast in Hotel and transfer to Etna Mountain, the biggest active volcano in Europe, It is one of the main attraction in Sicily. Beautiful and famous not only for volcano 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 flavours that it born on the slopes. At the end of the Etna tours we will visit the winery where born a particular 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 essential for the colour and flavour of the red grapes and for the aroma in white wines. In the afternoon visit to Catania, the town known for its original baroque style and for its streets built with black lava stone from mount Etna. Walking tour through Via Etnea, the Baroque street “Via Crociferi”, Piazza Duomo with the Cathedral and the “Liotru” statue, symbol of the city. Overnight in hotel area Taormina
Day 10 – Breakfast in hotel and Private Transfer to Catania Airport
The Price include:
Rent a minivan (8 seats) from Palermo Airport to Catania Airport, including unlimited mileage, . Hotel 4 * , 9 Bed & Breakfast , Lunches as per program, guided tours of archaeological and monumental sites as per program.
Summary of Places you will visit
Guided visit to : Palermo – Monreale – Segesta – Erice – Sambuca di Sicilia – Agrigento Valle dei Templi
Noto – Siracusa – , Punta Secca, Donna Fugata, Ragusa Ibla
Wine Tour Cantina Planeta
Borgo Sant’Angelo Muxaro
Cooking Class Cultural Farm (Favara)
Excursion Monte Etna and Cantina.
Street Food at the “Capo” Market in Palermo
Lunch at the Planeta Cellar
Lunch at the Borgo di Sant’Angelo Muxaro
Lunch Cooking Class Cultural Farm
Soft Lunch Monte Etna.
Palermo – Hotel Garibaldi o similar
Agrigento – Grand hotel della Valle o similar
Noto – Hotel Villa Sofia o Similari
Catania – Hotel Principe o Similare
Price doesn’t include
individual extras and suggested lunches; – all has not been clearly indicated in “The price includes” – Insurances – city tax at hotel – Entrance to monuments