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DAY 1 – CATANIA/PALERMO
Arrival at Catania Airport, transfer to Palermo, Dinner and Overnight hotel a Palermo.
DAY 2 – PALERMO & MONREALE
After breakfast departure to explore the Sicilian culture and cuisine. The itinerary begins with a visit to the Mercato del Ballarò, where you can see and taste the famous street food: panelle, arancine, croquettes and bread. You can admire the small sellers and the multicolored stalls, the wealth of fruit and fish, all among curious characters who scream to catch your attention.
After that you can visit Palermo which stretches along beautiful Tyrrhenian bay. Founded by the Phoenicians between the seventh and eighth centuries BC, it was conquered by the Arabs in 83, giving rise to a long period of prosperity. You will be enchanted by the wide avenues of the city, the old town and its Baroque buildings. You will visit the main attractions of the city: the Norman area, the “Quattro Canti” of the city & the baroque square of the cathedral. in the afternoon transfer by minibus to Monreale to visit the beautiful Byzantine style mosaics depicting scenes from the Old and New Testaments. Return to the hotel in Palermo. Dinner e Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 3 –CANTINA FEUDO ARANCIO / AGRIGENTO
After breakfast departure for the visit to the Cantina del Feudo Arancio: tasting of four different wines during a typical Sicilian soft lunch. Overnight in Agrigento.
DAY 4 – VALLE DEI TEMPLI & SANT’ANGELO MUXARO (Relational tourism)
After breakfast we will visit the splendid Valley of the Temples, UNESCO World Heritage Site, surrounded by almond trees. After the visit we will travel to reach the hinterland of Agrigento, where on the top of a hill is the small village of Sant'Angelo Muxaro (old Kamikos). After the visits, your guide will take you to a typical bakery to taste the typical homemade biscuits. This walking route leads away from the classic tourist routes. Return to the hotel in Agrigento for a nap. In the evening, dinner in a traditional rural country house, where between Sicilian music and food of the ancient Sicilian traditions, in a familiar and festive atmosphere we will spend the evening.
Overnight in Agrigento.
Day 5 - Cooking Class – Farm Cultural Park / Catania
Breakfast at hotel and transfer to Favara. This experience has guests spending a morning at the Farm Cultural Park of Favara (a city in the province of Agrigento). The British travel blog “Purple Travel” has ranked Favara and its Farm Cultural Park at the 6th place in the world – preceded by Florence, Paris, Bilbao, the Greek Islands and New York – as a touristic destination for lovers of contemporary art.
Welcome drink, fresh homemade lemonade served with typical Sicilian snacks
Lunch consisting of the dishes prepared during the course, served in the museum’s “black space” or “nzemmula” with locally made wine and seasonal fruit. In the afternoom transfer a Siracusa. Accommodation in hotel; overnight in Catania.
DAY 6 – MT ETNA & GAMBINO WINERY - TAORMINA
After breakfast transfer to Mount Etna, the largest active volcano in Europe and one of the most visited destinations in Sicily. Famous and fascinating not only for the volcanic phenomena, but also for the breathtaking views and the different types of vegetation visible during the ascent. At the end of the tour we will visit Gambino Winery for the
tasting of 4 wines accompanied by a soft lunch of typical Sicilian products. After lunch , transfer to Taormina and visit of Taormina. The historic city was founded around 1300 BC. Later it was used by the Greeks and Romans. Here we visit the Greek-Roman amphitheater, the Cathedral of Taormina, the Piccolo Teatro Odeon, the Palazzo Corvaia and we can take a walk on Corso Umberto. The guided tour will last about 3 hours. Return Hotea to Catania. Dinner In hotel and Overnight in Catania.
DAY 7 – SIRACUSA & Boat excursion
After breakfast visit of the Archaeological Park of Neapolis (Greek Theater, Roman Amphitheater, Latomie and Dionisio's ear). Continue to Ortigia where you will be enchanted by its historic center, dominated by the extraordinary baroque cathedral, but also the Fonte di Aretusa and the port. Soft lunch based on typical Sicilian products in a typical local Ortigia, by the Burgio Brothers.
After lunch, we will go to the marina of Syracuse, where a boat awaits us, to make a 2-hour excursion around the island of Ortigia. We will also see the evocative sea caves of Syracuse. In the evening return to hotel in Catania, dinner and overnight
DAY 7 – Airport Catania , arrivederci sicilia
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The price INCLUDES:
Palermo & Monreale FD; Valle dei Templi 3 hours; Siracusa HD; Taormina HD; Etna HD;
Entrance fees to monuments / museums.
2 nights Hotel Palermo: Hotel Vecchio Borgo 4* or similar
2 nights Hotel Agrigento: Hotel della Valle 4* or similar;
3 nightsHotel a Catania: Hotel Il Principe hotel 4* or similar
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