9 days self-drive Wine Tour in Sicily from Catania to Palermo

9 days self-drive Wine Tour in Sicily from Catania to Palermo

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Wine itinerary package in Sicily, car rental and hotels included

The self-drive wine tour in Sicily is a unique experience happening in the heart of Sicily. You will experience Sicilian wine tradition and hospitality. The tour will give you a first class experience of Sicilian history, wines, and cultures, at your own pace.

Wine route in Sicily with rental car - 9 days and 8 nights highlights: 

  • Travel in Sicily at your own pace
  • Tast the best selection of Sicilian wine tradition
  • Visit most spellbinding Greek colonies in Sicily
  • Explore the art and culture of Sicilain villages
  • Enjoy the comfort of having the accomodation included

Wine route in Sicily with rental car - 9 days and 8 nights

A wine tour in charming locations to discover the beauty of Sicily and savor the taste of its winemaking tradition.

Day 1: Catania – Castiglione di Sicilia

You will be arriving Catania independently, and you can get a rental car to arrive to the wine resort, located on the slopes of Mount Etna, where you will have a welcome wine tasting.

Day 2: Etna – Taormina

After breakfast, the tour departs to Mount Etna which is an active volcano in Europe and also the UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will get to the “Crateri Silvestri“; group of small volcanic cones that are now inactive. The view from here covered the whole of Sicily, the Aeolian islands and Calabria. The trip moves to Milo from another town on the slopes of Mount Etna which houses a nice winery, which has been producing D.O.C. Etna Red and Etna white Superior wines since 1600. Here you will be tasting five different wines with local products and a light lunch, homemade bread, extra virgin olive oil, cheese, dried olive tomatoes and capers. The tour will continue to Taormina, a medieval town known for its well placed position above the sea. You will get to visit the Greek-Roman theatre, the ancient Cathedral and Palazzo Corvaja. You will get to walk through the medieval streets, go shopping buying local handicrafts such as coral jewels, precious laces, and much more. Overnight in the area.

Day 3: Syracuse – Ortigia - Noto - Ragusa

After breakfast the tour moves to Syracuse, one of the most spellbinding Greek colonies in Sicily and also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This visit starts with the Archaeological Park of Neapolis, the Greek Theatre, the Roman Amphitheatre and the Ear of Dionysius. In the afternoon, you will move to Ortigia, a small baroque island, the old city centre of Syracuse. You will get the opportunity to admire the beautiful Cathedral which is located at the square and the famous Arethusa’s Fountain, one of the most famous fresh-water source of the Greek world. The wine tour moves on to Noto after breakfast which is at the cradle of Sicilia Baroque. Noto is famous for its fine buildings from the eighteenth century and also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Overnight in Ragusa. 

Day 4: Modica, Ragusa Ibla

The tour departs with  visit of  Ragusa Ibla, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will get to visit Ragusa Ibla’s historical Baroque city centre, its cathedral which is located in the beautiful Piazza Duomo and the “Giardino Ibleo”. Next is a visit to the amazing, fascinating Donnafugata Castel and its huge parc. You will proceed to a well-known winery of Donnafugata, which is linked to the history of South-East viticulture with its production of the D.O.C.G. Cerasuolo di Vittoria (Nero D’avola and Frappato grapes), where you will have a wine tasting and a light lunch. After that, you will move to Modica, to visit che pretty historical centre and to have a chocolate tasting, before visiting the ancient Palazzo Castro Polara Grimaldi. Overnight in Ragusa.

Day 5: Piazza Armerina – Agrigento

 The first stop of the day will be Piazza Armerina, where we suggest to visit the beautiful Villa romana del Casale, with its splendid mosaica. Later in the afternoon, you will move to Agrigento, which is the most prosperous of the ancient Greek city. You will also get to visit the Valley of the Temples, which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Overnight in Agrigento.

Day 6: Selinunte - Marsala

After breakfast, you will be given the opportunity to visit Selinunte, to visit the bratjtaking Archological Park. one of the biggest in Europe. Then, you will move towards Marsala, admiring the incredible view on the road known as Salt road, littered with many salt marshesOn the way there, you will see the spellbinding Island of Mothia located at the centre of a large lagoon known as Stagnone; famous for its salines and windmills. Y In Marsala you will have the chance to visit one of the most famous wineries of the area with wine tasting and light lunch. Enjoy the sunset over the Salt Road and overnight in Marsala.

Day 7: Erice - Monreale

After breakfast, you will visit the pretty medieval town of Erice, on the top of Monte San Giuliano. You will have time to stroll around the city centre and to buy something in the nice artisan shops.  After this, you will proceed to the Monreale to visit the gigantic Norman Cathedral and then to Palermo, where you will spend the night at the hotel. 

Day 8: Palermo

After breakfast you will visit Palermo. It has an extraordinary architectural style, full of  hidden treasures. A visit of Palermo must include the Arab-Norman Cathedral, the astonishing Martorana Church and the amazing Cappella Palatina. You will admire the fountain in Pretoria Square, adorned with XVI century sculptures. Overnight in Palermo.

Day 9: Palermo

Breakfast at the hotel and car drop-offs.

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