Wine Experience

Sicily has more vineyards than any other Italian regions. Competing also for first place as the largest wine producer. The island is renowned for the many outstanding wines. Some of them produced south of the capital of Sicily. The region makes fantastic wines from native and international grapes. It produces everything from full-bodied reds to vibrant, mineral-driven whites. Pair them with the fantastic local cuisine, and you understand why this is a wine/food-lover’s paradise.

What to Expect

Start at 9AM

from Palermo

Pick up at your hotel in Palermo by your private Guide Driver. Next board a Premium Mercedes Minivan for a short drive (30min) out of town south of Palermo.

Visit 1h

Monreale

Find the apotheosis of Norman architecture in Monreale. The Cathedral with its splendid mosaics from the 12th century. It is also part of the World Heritage Arab Norman Period. Built under William II. Certainly it rivals Saint Sophia in Istanbul. And with Saint Mark’s in Venice in its use of decorative mosaics. The cathedral combines aspects of Arab, Byzantine and Norman architecture.

Drive 30min/Visit/Lunch

Winery

Baglio di Pianetto is located in Santa Cristina Gela, a few kilometres from Palermo, in a rolling landscape of hills, luscious vegetation and abundant water, often described as a “little Switzerland”. guided tours which will introduce you to every aspect of the wine-making process, from the care of each vine to the final packaging of each bottle, ready to be uncorked and tasted.

Drive back to Palermo 45min

Drop off at the hotel

Tour Price from €130

What’s Included

English speaking Guide Driver
Visit & Tasting at the Winery
Private Transport by Premium Mercedes Minivan
Pick up/Drop off at Your Hotel
Parking Fees

What’s Extra

Admission fees
Meals & Beverages

Tour Details

Duration: 7 Hours
Religious Heritage
Moderate
Friendly: No
Price varies by group size

William II (1154-89), the Norman ruler of Sicily commissioned the Monastery of Monreale. It combines in one project employment of both Sicilian and Byzantine craftsmen. The highlight of the Cathedral is its interior. Incandescent with the gold of the mosaics. These cover all the walls of the naves. Further the aisles, transept and apse. 81800 square feet in total.


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