Arrival at Palermo airport and transfer to Marsala,
accommodation in a typical Baglio, a villa recently restored and converted into
a charming and exclusive little Agriturimo.
Breakfast at the Baglio.
Riserva Naturale dello Zingaro
Transfer to the Riserva dello
Zingaro, a paradise for nature and sea lovers. Created in 1980, the
reserve features several well-maintained paths, six beaches and diverse flora
and fauna. You will adventure through the guided naturalistic paths and
exploring the Mediterranean landscape.
In the afternoon transfer to the medieval
town of Erice. Settled by the ancient Elymians, this enchanting hill town is an
important historic site associated with fertility goddesses. Tasting at Pastry
shop Maria Grammatico and free time to relax or dinner in a typical restaurant.
Return at Baglio and overnight stay.
Meet with your guide and departure for the
Salt Road and its Salt Pans located on the coastline between Trapani and Marsala
locals extract the salt from the seawater following the same procedure
used by the ancient Greeks and Phoenicians who once colonized this part of the
Sicily. In the middle of the pond you will see the small Island of Mothia, one
of the most important Phoenician settlements in the Mediterranean region.
Weather permitting, you will take boats to arrive on the island. Walking tour of
Come back to Marsala and lunch on your own.
In the afternoon you will
visit the Florio Winery, today an historical brand not only for Sicilian wine
making, but also one of Italy?s great classical wines, one of the leading and
ancient Bottaia. Finally you will taste delicious Sicilian wines.
back to the Baglio, dinner and overnight stay.
Departure for Menfi where you
will visit the
Tenuta Ravid. This is an old patrician family whose roots date back to the 13th
century. Until the mid 1700s they were based in the western Sicilian town of
Trapani and held high positions in the governments of the Kingdom of Sicily. The
family acquired the estate of "La Gurra" in mid-1700 and began to produce mainly
cork, wine and olive oil. The olive oil was already known for its excellent
Meeting with Natalie Ravid…, the author the famous
"Season of Sicily", a
cookbook about Sicilian gastronomy. Cooking class and lunch at Villa.
afternoon you will visit the farm and taste their olive oil. Relax in the
garden. Dinner on your own.
Return to the Baglio and overnight stay.
Breakfast and departure for Agrigento.
Meet with your guide. Today you visit, with an
interesting archaeological walking, the Valley of the Temples and the
Archaeological Park of Agrigento. Along the Sacred Way you will admire the
Temple of Hercules, the Temple of Concord, and the Temple of Juno. Finally, you
will visit the wonderful Garden of Kolymbetra, an old water reservoir of the
Greeks and finally the unknown Tempio of Vulcano.
own (we suggest to dinner at hotel) and overnight stay.
Breakfast and departure for Sant'Angelo Muxaro, an
enchanting little village near Agrigento.
You will meet your guide and start
with him an archaeological walk through the nature and the largest Tholos Tomb
in Sicily. Finally, surrounded on all sides by the genuine Sicilian atmosphere,
you will taste some of the finest Sicilian specialities.
The guide will take you
to a bakery to taste hot bread with extra virgin olive oil and oregano, and home
made cookies. Then you will visit the house of a Shepherd to taste soft pecorino
cheese and the ricotta cheese, still warm.
This walking itinerary really take
you far from the classic tourist route. In the late morning you will have a
funny cooking class in a typical private country house to learn how to prepare
Sicilian bread and pizza (sfincione) with traditional typical ingredients as
pecorino cheese, olive oil and sardines.
Dinner with pizza and hot bread with
olive oil and oregano!
Come back to Agrigento and overnight stay.
Breakfast and departure for Siracusa, one of the
highlights of a visit to Sicily.
The ideal way to view Syracuse is on foot,
wandering slowly among the gold-tinted palaces, bell towers and its
archaeological area. You will visit the major archaeological sites, including
the famous Greek Theater, The Ear of Dionysius, and finally walking tour on Ortigia Island to admire the architectural splendour of ancient medieval
streets, baroque structures, and classic churches as the Duomo, built upon the
old temple of Athena.
Lunch on your own.
In the afternoon transfer to Mount
Etna and accommodation at Tenuta San Michele, an ancient estate located on the
slopes of the volcano Etna. The Baron Scammacca del Murgo's farm, is surrounded
by beautiful vineyards and has a panoramic view of both Mt. Etna and the sea.
Typical dinner and overnight stay.
Breakfast and departure to explore the Volcano Etna,
largest active volcano in Europe, you will admire a unique combination of nature
and the uncontrollable essence of fire. Our walk options are weather dependent
and may include an exploration to the recently craters of Monte Nero and the
Bottoniera, or through the Linguaglossa pine forest, crossing a corridor of lava
flow. Here you can go and visit the crater of 2001-2002 by cable-car (not
included and weather dependent).
In the afternoon return to Tenuta San Michele. Before
dinner meeting with the owner Pietro Scammacca to visit the winery and taste
their best wines as Etna Rosso, Etna Bianco and the extraordinary Murgo Brut.
Breakfast and transfer to Taormina.
Walk through the
historical centre of this beautiful town, famous for its Greek-Roman
Amphitheatre and its enchanting view of the Ionic Sea and Mt. Etna. Free time to
visit the city and enjoy shopping.
Lunch at leisure.
In the afternoon you will admire the famous Cyclops
Coast with Acitrezza, Acicastello and its Medieval Norman Castle built in 1076
on a prehistoric basalt lava terrace. As you gaze out over the Ionian Sea,
you'll admire the Rocks of the Cyclops, imposing, spiky shards of black lava
that rises up from the water.
Return and overnight stay.