The Real Taste of Sicily. Culture, History, Food and Wine
Travel from west to east and from north to south. On a tour around Sicily starting from Palermo, Taormina or Catania with a private Guide Driver. Further visit the highlights and culture of the island. In addition to the local culture. Finally the delicious cuisine and first-class wines.
Sicily boasts a huge variety of excellent wines. Certainly ancient cellars and vineyards. In addition to superb traditional dishes.
The beautiful island of Sicily is poised between Europe and Africa. Further it has also seen many invaders. Nearly all of whom have left their mark in art in addition to a unique architecture. Certainly it is also a land of myth and enigma. Pagan below the Catholic surface. Furthermore troubled by the shadow of the Mafia.
During a Walking Tour you’ll admire the rich heritage and the culture of PALERMO. The beautiful sights, architecture and the typical street markets. All hidden in the old part of town. Night in Palermo.
WEST COAST TOUR
Visit the medieval town of ERICE. It offers also stunning views. However, its quaint cobblestone streets have their own unique appeal. After that continue to SEGESTA. Temple and Theater are is embedded within a wonderful landscape. Night in Palermo.
FOODIE & SICILIAN VILLAGE TOUR
The day starts with the former fishermen’s village CEFALÙ. A resort town beautifully located on the north coast. In conclusion lunch will be at a Agriturismo (Farm Restaurant). Immerse yourself in this chanting area of the national Madonie park. Night in Palermo.
Drive to PIAZZA ARMERINA to visit the ROMAN VILLA – a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is certainly among the most luxurious of its kind. Especially noteworthy for the richness and the excellent quality of the mosaics. These decorate almost every room. Night in Catania
ANCIENT & BAROQUE SPLENDORS
Departure for SYRACUSE, the city of Archimedes. Visit Neapolis, the Archaeological Park. Included are the Roman Amphitheater and the “Ear of Dionysus,”. Then, admire its old quarter, located on the island of ORTYGIA. Finally in the afternoon we’ll drive to the baroque town of NOTO. which represents for the colors of the stone and architectural features, a southern twist on this impressive scenic style. Night in Catania.
Drive up till 6500 feet on Mt.ETNA,the biggest and most active volcano of Europe. Walk the nearby Silvestri Craters and the varied layers of lava which have solidified over the centuries. Continue to TAORMINA, the pearl of the Ionian Sea. Enjoy a walk in little the streets of the old town and visit the famous ancient Greek theater. Night in Catania.
Fully customizable Tour Examples
The island is full of archeological wonders. In addition to splendid Baroque cities and ancient traditions. Furthermore its culture makes this destination a special place.
ANCIENT & BAROQUE SPLENDORS
Departure for SYRACUSE, the city of Archimedes. This beautiful city has been built on Roman and Greek foundations. Its architecture echo’s the great art of the Renaissance and Baroque era. Finally in the afternoon we’ll drive to the baroque town of NOTO. It represents, for the colors of the stone and architectural features, a southern twist on this impressive scenic style. Night in Catania.
BEAUTY & THE BEAST
Drive up till 6500 feet on Mt.ETNA. The biggest and most active volcano of Europe. It frequently spews fiery-red lava into the older flows. That enrich the black, fertile soil around Catania. Continue to TAORMINA, the pearl of the Ionian Sea. Panoramic tour of the town. Walk the streets of the old part. And visit the famous ancient Greek theater. Night in Catania.
GREEK & ROMAN HERITAGE
Drive to PIAZZA ARMERINA to visit the Roman Villa. It is certainly among the most luxurious of its kind. The mosaics include a long hunting scene. And the famous sporting “bikini girls”. In addition to many classical and geometrical examples. Continue to AGRIGENTO for the Valley of Temples. Here you’ll see also the Temple of Juno. Enjoy excellent views of the entire valley. Finally the beautifully preserved Concordia Temple. The oldest ruin is traditionally named the Temple of Hercules. Night in Agrigento.
SICILIAN COUNTRYSIDE TOUR
Visit the archeological area in SELINUNTE. Certainly considered among the most impressive in the Mediterranean. Finally taste local Olives and Olive Oil at an Organic Olive Farm. After that continue to MONREALE. The Cathedral is surely the apotheosis of Norman architecture in Sicily. Night in Palermo.
PALERMO: The unmissable sites in this city are the astonishing buildings of the Norman kings. Visit also the Arab Norman heritage of the capital. During a 3 hour guided WALKING TOUR. Night in Palermo.