Sicily

  • Location: Sicily, Italy
  • Date: October 11 – 22, 2023

The Magic of Sicily

Connecting with history, cultures, tastes and beauty…. this is Sicily!

Itinerary at a glance

Day 01

  • Arrival in Sicily. Private transfer to our hotel
  • Welcome cocktail and dinner at our hotel
  • Overnight in Taormina

Day 02

  • Private guided walking tour of Taormina including Greek theater and picturesque views of the bay of Giardini
  • Naxos, Mount Etna, and the Calabrian Coast
  • Private guided tour of Casa Cuseni
  • Aperitif and seafood lunch
  • Sicilian Cannolo demonstration and tasting
  • Dinner at a local restaurant
  • Overnight in Taormina

Day 03

  • Private guided jeep tour of Mount Etna
  • Wine tasting accompanied by Sicily’s world-famous “arancini” at the Cottanera Winery
  • Overnight in Taormina

Day 04

  • Morning visit to amazing Sunday food market in Randazzo
  • Private guided tour of Siracusa
  • Dinner at a local restaurant
  • Overnight in Siracusa

Day 05

  • Private guided walking tour of UNESCO World Heritage Site, Noto; includes visits to Palazzo Ducezio, Palazzo Vescovile and The Church of San Domenico
  • Sicilian gelato tasting
  • Visit to the picture-perfect town to Marzamemi
  • Lunch at a local trattoria
  • Overnight in Siracusa

Day 06

  • Private guided walking tour of Ragusa where we will stop at the “Bottega dei Carrettieri” to learn about the art of the Sicilian carts.
  • Visit to baroque town of Modica with visit to a chocolate factory to learn how to make the perfect chocolate, followed by a tasting.
  • Overnight in Siracusa

Day 07

  • Visit to Villa Romana del Casale enroute to Sciacca.
  • Traditional wood oven breadmaking lesson at an old bakery in Serradifalco, with wine and Sicilian specialties.
  • Pizza tasting dinner at our hotel.
  • Overnight in Sciacca

Day 08

  • Morning enjoying hotel amenities.
  • Private guided tour of The Valley of the Temples, with lunch at the Kolymbetra Gardens
  • Magical evening show
  • Overnight in Sciacca

Day 09

  • Wine and olive oil tastings, accompanied by lunch at Planeta Winery
  • Overnight in Sciacca

Day 10

  • Private drive along the Trapani Coast to Marsala with visit to the famous Salt Pans
  • Exclusive picnic lunch with special Marsala tasting
  • Private guided tour of Erice with visit to Norman Castle and the Duomo before arriving in Palermo
  • Overnight in Palermo

Day 11

  • Private guided tour of Palermo with visit to Palatina Chapel, Norman section, Quattro Canti (the Four Corners of the City), the extravagant baroque square, and the 12th century cathedral.
  • Visit to Monreale to discover the town’s Arab-Norman splendor.
  • Farewell gala dinner at the Palazzo Alliata.
  • Overnight in Palermo

Day 12

  • Private transfer to airport. Arrivederci Sicilia!