Join this 5-Days Sicilian package tour visiting the picturesque and historical cities of Sicily in the province of Palermo and Trapani. You will travel from the famed Spanish Baroque city of Palermo to Monreale and the coastline of Trapani .
Day 1: Arrival in Palermo
Arrival in Palermo airport. Indipendent arrival at the hotel. Meeting with the other participants. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 2: Palermo – Corleone – Ficuzza – Palermo
After breakfast, enjoy this special day dedicated to one of the famous social phenomena in Sicily – the Sicilian Mafia. You will depart in the morning to the inland of Sicily, to an area of Corleone, known for being the place where Mafia phenomena was born but also known to be the place where the Mafias firmly fought. In the quiet charming Ficuzza hamlet, you will participate in a cooking lesson, learning how to prepare and cook traditional Sicilian dishes. You will learn how to make some of the most genuine and well-famed Sicilian dish, of which you will enjoy at lunch. After lunch, you will be shown the history of the Sicilian Mafia, an interesting lecture on the Mafia given by an inhabitant of Corleone, explaining the origins and how the Corleone inhabitants have taken to eliminate the organized crimes. It will be a fascinating discussion. Back to Palermo. Accommodation.
Day 3: Palermo - Monreale – Cefalù (optional) – Palermo
After breakfast, enjoy a morning tour of Palermo: the first stop will be the splendid Quattro Canti (named Piazza Vigliena), meaning the Four Corners is the traditional center of Palermo. The famed Spanish Baroque square comprises of four Baroque architectural buildings with sculptures illustrating the Four Seasons, Spanish Kings and various patron saints. Later, you will reach Monreale, situated on the Palatine Hill. If there is still time left, you may choose to either have a leisure day at Monreale or take a tour to the highly rated picturesque fishing village of Cefalu'. Besides named as one of the best beaches in Sicily, this medieval village still retains the old charm of an ancient fishing port. In the evening, enjoy a festive dinner with delectable cuisine and sparkling in a fashionable restaurant. Overnight
Day 4: Palermo – Segesta – Marsala – Trapani – Palermo
After breakfast, first stop in Segesta, one of the best well preserved large archaeological zone of the ancient Greeks, the Elymians from Troy. As of today, the Greek Doric Temple and theatre are the most visible ruins and remains of this place. Later you will continue to the sea town of Marsala that was re-discovered by an English merchant. Known for its sweet wines, you will visit a wine cellar and sample some Marsala wines, accompanied by some Sicilian appetizers. Drive along the Trapani's coastline for a special Sicilian lunch in a restaurant. Return to Palermo. Dinner at a local restaurant and overnight at hotel.
Day 5: Palermo
After breakfast, independent transfer to Palermo airport. End of the tour.