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SLOW FOOD : TOUR OF SICILY
Palermo, Erice, Marsala, Agrigento, Caltagirone, Syracuse, Ragusa, Modica, Noto, Mt Etna, Taormina
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Tour info
Duration: 8 Days/7 Nights
Departure Dates:
Timings: To be arranged

Currency

Prices from: $ 2,460 /person

Start from: Tour Hotel, Palermo
Tour ends: Tour Hotel, Taormina
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Tour Category: Coach/Bus Tours
Tour Code: TOU-03204
Sicily, the biggest island in the Mediterranean, is a melting pot of cultures, where Greek and Arab influences can be found in the architecture, in the ancient ruins from different civilizations and in the unique cuisine; a land where the earth spills fire from ancient volcanoes and the sun warms the emerald waters of the Mediterranean sea; a region of archaeological wonders, marvellous baroque towns and rich, ancient traditions.

But Sicily is not only a place of extraordinary monuments, enchantingly beautiful scenery and beautiful towns, it is also a land that offers an incredible variety of excellent vintages, ancient cellars and vineyards, typical dishes and traditional foods rediscovered in their original style.
 
Guests will have the unique chance of sampling several Slow Food Presidia products - high-quality, traditional foods and beverages at risk of “extinction” - and other local delicacies from Slow Food recommended quality producers, such as:
 
• the extra virgin olive oil of the Trapani area
• the excellent wines of the Mount Etna vineyards
• the Manna and the traditional pastries and desserts of the Madonie Park area
• the Polizzi Badda bean
• the Madonie Provola cheese 
 
WINERIES AND MORE
Tour participants will also have the opportunity to sample wines and/or local typical products
at wineries, bakeries, pastry shops, fresh produce markets and more, such as:
• the fresh produce of the Mercato del Capo traditional market in Palermo
• the Cannoli and other traditional old monastery’s pastries of Erice
• the famous Modica chocolate
 
POINTS OF INTEREST: ART, HISTORY, CULTURE & NATURE
During the tour the participants will not only discover delightful food and wines but also the
most interesting monuments, works of art, churches and natural landscapes of the region:
• Palermo, the majestic Sicilian regional capital, with its ancient theatres and public 
buildings, the characteristic streets and the Capo market
• Erice, a magnificent medieval city in a spectacular setting
• Agrigento, with the amazing Valley of the Temples, testament to the ancient Greek 
civilization in Sicily
• Ragusa Ibla, a UNESCO World Heritage site in recognition of its Sicilian style baroque 
architecture
• Modica, the ancient capital of the county, also full of amazing examples of architecture in 
the old Sicilian baroque style, but perhaps even more famous for its chocolate
• Syracuse, one of the most important and strategic political centers in ancient Greece, with 
the archaeological park and the ancient heart of the old city – Ortigia Island
• Taormina, the small town home of the oldest cinema festival in the world, with its elegant 
streets and wonderful views of the emerald sea

Hotels:
• Hotel Quintocanto 4* or similar - Palermo
• Grand Hotel Villa Politi 4* or similar - Syracuse
• Atahotel Naxos Beach 4* or similar - Giardini Naxos
 
Options:
• Pre & Post tour accommodation
• Private transfers from/to the airports
 
Note: 
If a change in hotels, restaurants, wineries or other businesses becomes necessary for any
reason, the hotels or other businesses substituted will be equivalent of those shown 
 
  • Departs from: Palermo, Italy
  • Scheduling: Private
  • Departures: On Request
  • Minimum number of people: 1
  • Maximum number of people: 8
  • Languages offered: English
  • Children under 12 allowed: Yes
  • Hotel Pickup: No

To Cancel: contact team@italyvacationspecialists.com

Admin fee for early cancellation: 15% of service price

  • Breakfasts: 7
  • Lunches: 5
  • Dinners: 3
  • Accommodations
  • Meals as indicated
  • Activities as indicated
  • Entrance fees as indicated
  • Tour guide/escort
  • On-tour transportation
  • Extra Baggage handling
  • • 7 nights 4* hotels
    • Breakfast Buffet Daily
    • 5 meals based on traditional regional dishes, including a selection of regional wines:
    • 1 Slow Food welcome dinner
    • 2 lunches & 1 dinner
    • 1 farewell dinner
    • 4 guided tastings of Slow Food wines and Presidia products from the Sicily region
    Guided tour of
    • Agrigento (2 hrs)
    • Siracusa ( 2 hrs)
    • Ragusa ( 2 hrs)
    • Palermo ( 2 hrs)
    • Taormina (2 hrs)
    Entrance fee to
    • the Cathedral of Monreale
    • the Valley of the Temples Archaeological Park, Agrigento
    • the Archaeological Park in Syracuse
    • the Greek Theatre of Taormina

    • Travel in state-of the-art, luxury motor coaches
    • Baggage Handling for the full duration of the tour
    • Professional Tour Directors and licensed local guides as per itinerary
    • VAT
  • Required equipment
  • Required clothing
  • Transfers to start location
  • Transfers from end location
  • Travel Insurance
  • Flights as indicated
  • Personal spending money
  • Car/Van Rental
  • Local Room Taxes
  • Headphones
  • Information Package
  • VAT/Sales Tax
  • Personal Expenses
  • Tips and Gratuities
  • Cities tax, travel insurance, tips and anything not specifically mentioned in "The rate include"
Casual, good walking shoes, dress for the weather.
 
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