Visit the west of Sicily plus Monreale. You can’t miss Cefalù, Selinunte, Agrigento, Marsala and other trips starting from Palermo. Also Erice and Segesta on a Private Guide Driver Tour. Mimmo’s Driver Guides will devote time and effort to make sure you’re happy with your travel options. Find influences of the Greeks, Romans and Arabs. In addition to Normans, Swabian and Spanish. In religious architecture and in archeology. Also in the dialect and in the popular traditions. Furthermore in a unique cuisine.
After breakfast admire the rich heritage of Palermo with your private Guide on a absorbing WALKING TOUR (3h). Including also the architectural masterpieces of the Normans. The old part of town hides the culture of the city in addition to the beautiful sights. Moreover discover the architecture and the typical street markets. Afternoon free (or optional tour to Cefalù, once a typical fishing village is a medieval town full of charm). Night in Palermo.
Monreale – Segesta
Start the day with the Duomo in Monreale with its splendid mosaics from the 12th century. It’s part of the World Heritage Arab Norman Period built under William II. Next drive to Segesta to visit this singular archeological area. Temple and Theater are from the 5th century BC. And both are embedded within a wonderful landscape. Drive along the Trapani salt flat coast with the possibility to visit Mothya on a boat tour (optional). Night in Marsala/Mazara area.
West Coast Tour
After breakfast visit Selinunte with its temples and many other interesting excavations dating back to the 7th century BC. These are considered among the most important in the Mediterranean. Following enjoy the Extra-Virgin Olive Oil at a local producer. An unrepeatable combination of the local soil and microclimate gives origin to DOP certified table olives and excellent extra-virgin olive oil. Finally visit a renowned Winery of the area. Learn about local grapes during a tasting session at a celebrated vineyard. Night in Selinunte area.
The Valley of Temples
Drive to Agrigento for the Valley of Temples. These are among the greatest Greek ruins in the world and the splendor of the temples in the Doric style, built during the V and VI centuries BC. From the Temple of Juno, enjoy an excellent view of the entire Valley. And the Temple of Concordia which is beautifully preserved. The oldest ruin is traditionally named the Temple of Hercules. End tour in Palermo.
Discover West Sicily with a private Guide Driver. Covered by fertile ground born from the rage of molten magma. And caressed by tropical air. Subsequently Sicily has been sought after by more civilizations than most of history can recall. It is no surprise that this island is also blessed and cursed. And fought over by the gods would find humans smitten as well.