Choose the perfect experience for your stay in Italy: an 8 Days Slow Food Tour across the Island of Sicily. Sorrounded by the crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean Sea and enriched by centuries of tradition, Sicily can provide the perfect experience during your stay in Italy.
Sicily, the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, is a dream destination to experience an authentic Italian vacation. Endowed with all the natural wonders - glorious mountains, cerulean waters, pastoral countryside and serene beaches, Sicily has much more to offer than you can ever imagine.
Dig into the Sicilian's flavourful and spicy cuisines, marvel at the majestic architecture and breathe in the vibrant culture with this 8 Days Slow Food Tour.
Upon arrival at Palermo, reach your hotel in the city center.
At dinner, you will have the chance of indulging in some delectable Sicilian specialities and delightful cakes, during our Slow Food Presidia Welcome Dinner.
After breakfast, we will head off to visit Marsala, well know because here the "Marsala wine" has long been produced.
We will discover a 19th century structure, that hosts a traditional winery, and you will get to taste this local specialty. You will then have some time to explore the city on your, own, before having lunch in a splendid local restaurant.
A good way to continue your afternoon might be continuing to Erice, which is perched on an imposing hill and renowned for "Ettore Maiorana", its scientific cultural centre. Visit the historical bell tower "Matrice", the great Normal Castle "Balio" and the fascinating Venus Castle. Here, you can stop at one of the local pastry shops, that still follow the traditinal recipes in preparing almond pastries filled with candied lemon, the world-famous cannoli, the Zibibbo liquor and the "brutti ma buoni" biscuits.
Retiring for the night at Palermo.
Today, you'll discover the Agrituirsmo La Manna, in Pollina. Here, you'll enjoy a traditional lunch based on Madonie cuisine specialties, while visiting the farm and listening to the stories of the traditional recipes. Back to Palermo, you can indulge in exploring this amazing centre.
Sicily's main city, Palermo attained its peak and prominence after the Norman Conquest. To gain an understanding of this magnificently dishevelled city, we will be visiting The Cathedral, St. John of Hermits, Norman Palace, Palatine Chapel.
In the afternoon, we suggest to taste some pastries in the historical centre, or visit one of the traditional Botteghe, selling products that grown in the lands that have been confiscated from the Mafia.
Overnight stay in Palermo.
We will depart for Agrigento after breakfast. Here, you will follow your guide and be intrigued by the "Valle dei Templi" (Valley of the Temples) in the afternoon.
You will have lunch at a typical Trattoria in Agrigento downtown.
Departure for Syracuse and overnight stay in the hotel.
After breakfast, we suggest visiting the wonderful UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ragusa, and be enchanted by its baroque architecture. Wander around Ragusa Ibla, the oldest part, and the new city, admiring how the two combine in a unique mix.
You will then proceed to Noto, another example of baroque style that is definitely worth a visit. You will have the chance to taste Noto's almonds, famous for their high quality. You'll visit a local producer that will explain the production process and let you have a taste.
Departure for Syracuse and dinner in the historical centre of Ortigia. Overnight stay in Syracuse.
In the morning, you can visit the centre of Syracuse and Ortigia, admiring the remains of the old centre of political and social life of Ancient Greece.
Departure for Taormina, you will stop to unwind and marvel at the picturesque view of the Ionian coast and its calm sea, and of the Mount Etna, before stopping at a local winery production firm, realising some of the most prestigious wines of Mount Etna. You will get yo taste local wines and products.
Check into your hotel in Taormina, overnight stay.
In the morning, embark on an guided excursion around the old town of Taormina, visit the grand Doric temple held by 36 columns and the alluring Greek Theatre.
After free lunch, you can spend the day at leisure as you tour around the resort town or simply chill on the beautiful beach. Situated at approximately 200m above sea level, Taormina gives the impression of a terrace with the boundless Ionian Sea and Mount Etna as a stunning backdrop. This alluring town is characterized by its charming culture and natural beauty and has always been a top-choice destination for celebrities and prominent figures.
Overnight stay in Taormina.
Check out and end of the tour.
Meeting point information and local telephone numbers at your destination are included on your Confirmation Voucher.
We suggest wearing comfortable clothes and shoes.
Please note that transportation is not included. If you need to rent a car, please contact us for a quote.
Kids under 2 years old travel for free.