Day 1 – Arrival
Arrival to your hotel in Palermo. Time to settle in, and welcome dinner or in a typical local restaurant recommended by the hotel. Overnight stay.
Day 2 – Marsala, Erice
Departure for Marsala, the city renowned for its production of the wine of the same name. Visit winery in Rilievo (Trapani), for tasting the wines. For an experience that will change your concept of wine tourism. Free time to stroll through the centre of the old town. Lunch in a typical local restaurant. We suggest you to proceed to Erice, a magnificent medieval city in a spectacular setting. Walk through the streets of the center of the town and visit the Pasticceria Maria Grammatico, an old pastry shop that offers recipes from the Antico Convento. Try some of the typical local delights such as almond pastries filled with candied lemon, Cannoli, Zibbibo (local wine) and the famous “brutti ma buoni” (“ugly but tasty”) biscuits. Return to the hotel and overnight stay.
Day 3 – Pollina, Palermo
Morning departure for Pollina to visit farmhouse. Have a lunch. After lunch visit the farm and hear the extraordinary story of how the ancient pastries and desserts were prepared with the Manna (Slow Food Presidium), accompanied by some samples. Back to Palermo and free time to stroll around the streets in the centre of the city. We suggest you: to try the pastries at the Pasticceria Scimone, one of the oldest in the city that sells the famous cannoli, babà and lots more, and a visit to the Bottega dei Sapori and the Saperi della Legalità di Libera shop that sells the produce cultivated on lands confiscated from the Mafia, such as legumes, preserves and wines. Overnight stay.
Day 4 – Agrigento, Syracuse
Departure for Agrigento for visit of the old city. Lunch at the typical restaurant in the downtown. In the afternoon a guided tour of the amazing Valley of the Temples, testament to the ancient Greek civilization in Sicily. Departure for the hotel in Syracuse area and overnight stay.
Day 5 – Ragusa, Modica, Syracuse
We suggest: departure for Ragusa to visit the city built in a region that has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in recognition of its Sicilian style baroque architecture. The city is divided into two parts: the old city (called Ibla) and the new city. Proceed to Modica the the ancient capital of the county which once again is full of amazing examples of architecture that pay homage to the old Sicilian baroque style, where you will have a visit and tasting at the old pastry famous for chocolate. Departure for Syracuse and have a dinner – in the historical town centre of Ortigia – of some traditional dishes and local wines in a typical local restaurant. Overnight stay.
Day 6 – Syracuse, Mount Etna, Taormina
We suggest a tour of the city, one of the most important and strategic political centres in ancient Greece, visit the archaeological park and walk around the heart of the old city – Ortigia. Departure for Taormina, stopping on route to visit of wineyard, where prestigious wines are produced, a real find in terms of wines from Etna. There will be a tasting accompanied by local produce. Spend the night in Taormina.
Day 7 – Taormina
In the morning, a guided tour to discover Taormina, the small medieval village called “the pearl of the Ionian Sea” and visit to the Roman – Greek theatre. Time at leisure for lunch, shopping and walk through the tiny streets. Overnight night stay.
Day 8 – Departure