Arrival at Palermo airport. Transfer to Hotel Excelsior Palace Hilton in
the city centre. Dinner on your own and overnight stay.
Breakfast at the hotel. Meeting with your guide to visit the city.
You will be enchanted by Palermo's wide boulevards, traditional Sicilian
Old Quarter, and baroque palaces. You'll see the city's main sights,
including Quattro Canti, the twelfth-century Cathedral of Palermo, and
the food market of Capo, typical par excellence, full of colour and
folkloric. Here you will taste typical street food such as Pani ca
Meusa, panelled arancini... etc. Discover the Arab-Norman
magnificence of the Monreale Cathedral, this nearby treasure dates from
the 12th century and shows the diverse architectural influences of both
the Normans and the Arab population. Lunch and afternoon at leisure.
Return at Hotel and overnight stay.
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Regaleali, Tasca D'Almerita Wine
Estate, Anna Tasca Lanza's home. Tasca d'Almerita is one of the most
important wine-producing estates in Sicily and here Anna Tasca Lanza,
the cooking teacher and cookbook author, conducts cooking classes, as
she has for more than 15 years, at Casa Vecchie, in the middle of the
vineyards. Today Fabrizia Tasca will share her knowledge of local
cuisine and its history and you will learn how to prepare the caponata,
arancini and ricotta cheese cake. Lunch at Regaleali. In the afternoon
you will explore the countryside and enjoy the vineyards. A look at the
wine cellars of Regaleali with her immense barrels and tasting of the
various wines. Arrive in Agrigento and accommodation at Mandranova
Estate where we suggest to have dinner. Overnight stay.
Breakfast and departure for Agrigento to visit the beautiful Valley of
the Temples, one of the most representative sites of Greek civilization
in the Mediterranean area. Visit to the Temple of Hercules, the Temple
of Juno, the Temple of Castor and Pollux, the wonderful Temple of
Concord and finally the beautiful Garden of Kolymbetra. Lunch on your
own and transfer to Mandranova to visit the estate and the Oil Mill. The
firm has a long tradition of specialized cultivations, and the family
transmits the deep love for the care of land from father to son. Today,
after a reclamation and cultivation, 40 hectares are dedicated to olive
trees, with extremely innovative cultivation, gathering and processing
systems. Overnight stay.
Breakfast and transfer to Piazza Armerina where you will view, on your
own, the extraordinary floor mosaics in the Roman Villa del Casale. The
famed Roman mosaics housed in this third-century villa are among the
best preserved in the world, depicting scenes from everyday life. Scenes
include children at play, and big game hunts showing some of the exotic
African animals brought to Rome for gladiator games. Transfer to
Caltagirone whose ceramics are a symbol of Sicily, here you will an
evo�cative city center full of artisan shops and enjoy shopping! Lunch
on your own. Transfer to Taormina, accommodation at Hotel Isabella.
Breakfast and visit of the city. Taormina is Sicily' most famous city.
Dating from the fourth and third centuries B.C., Taormina is perched
dramatically high on a rocky promontory overlooking the Ionian Sea. It
a charming medieval town with typical cobblestoned streets leading into
spacious squares. You can admire the extraordinary classical Greco-Roman
theatre and the historical centre. ( In the afternoon you can choose an
optional tour of Mount Etna or relax in Taormina). Overnight stay (no
driver service included)
Breakfast and departure for Catania Airport or choose to extend your
stay in Taormina and experience a new cooking class with the famous
Eleonora Consoli on Mount Etna.
2018 Prices on request
The price includes
- 2 BB
Excelsior Palace Hilton****
- 2 BB at Villa Mandranova ****Lux in the countryside of Agrigento;
- 2 BB
- all cooking classes with lunch or dinner and beverages;
- Tasting of Regalali Wine and olive oil Mandranova;
- Tourist guides HD in Palermo and Monreale,
Valley of the Temples;
price does not include
- entrances fees;
- individual extras;
- all has not been clearly indicated under price includes