SICILY

15 Days/14 Nights - a unique experience and unforgettable journey.

START YOUR JOURNEY with 7 nights in Palermo,Sicily’s capital, and a wonderful base camp for our day trips to the Western region of Sicily known for its blending of Byzantine, Greek, Roman, Phoenician, Arab, Jewish, Gothic, and Norman traditions and art. We will explore traces of these ancient civilizations such as the magnificent Cappella Palatina in Palermo, view the glittering mosaics in Monreale's Benedictine Cathedral, visit one of the greatest legacies of ancient Greece - the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento, and the medieval town of Erice, a sacred site for the Greeks and Romans. During the 11th and 12th centuries, this area of Sicily was the most culturally advanced and richest Mediterranean state, thanks to its confluence of cultures. No wonder the Sicily of today is a stunning explosion of colors, scents and light! Sicilian-Tradition.jpg

COMPLETE THE JOURNEY with 7 nights in Modica; from here we will explore the Eastern part of Sicily, a captivating region with its varied and extraordinary landscapes. Towering over the coast of Eastern Sicily, Mount Etna is the highest and largest active volcano in Europe, with terraced slopes that produce deservedly famous wines. Sicily’s tranquil beaches with black, silver and white sand attracted the Greeks who founded Syracuse, the largest city of the ancient world, surpassing even Athens. Here you will discover Sicily’s complex layers of Greek, Roman, Medieval and Baroque history. We will also visit the stunning Villa Romana del Casale, which houses the largest and richest collection of Roman mosaics in the world, and the cities Modica and Ragusa, with their wonderful examples of baroque art and architecture.

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Tour highlights

  • Tour starts in Palermo and ends in Catania.
  • Experience a delightful journey and enjoy Italy with the locals!
  • Stay in classically elegant hotels.
  • Our intimate group size (6-12 people) offers flexibility and efficiency, plus personalized service.
  • Travel in a comfortable mini-van or mini-bus.
  • Spend less time in long transfers, spend more time savoring your Italian journey.
  • Prepare authentic Italian dishes in hands-on cooking classes.
  • Drink some of Sicily’s wines, including those grown on Etna’s lava fields.
  • Sample Sicily’s distinct cuisine, a blend of many influences.
  • Enjoy special farewell dinners in amazing settings.

Sightseeing

  • Explore stunning baroque cathedrals, medieval hilltop cities, Greek and Phoenician archaeological sites, Roman and Byzantine mosaics, Mount Etna’s active volcano, Norman-Arab palaces and chapels, street markets, the Saline Natural Reserve, and picturesque fishing villages, accompanied by our English-speaking local Italian guides.
  • Visit Palermo, Cefalú, Segesta, Castelbuono, Erice, Mozia, Marsala, Monreale, Agrigento, Modica, Piazza Armerina, Noto, Syracuse, Ragusa, Caltagirone, Scicli, Mount Etna and Marzamemi.
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Activities

  • Experience the cheese and ricotta making process in a local farm.
  • Visit the oldest Sicilian chocolate producer and learn about chocolate making based on Aztec methods.
  • Participate in a hands-on ceramics workshop.
  • Take part in winery tours and taste renowned wines.
  • Participate in hands-on cooking classes with a Sicilian mama using traditional recipes.