SICILY ON THE StrEAT – FOOD AND CULTURE

3 nights - 4 days 

Day 1: Palermo

Private transfer from Palermo Airport to hotel in Palermo

Free time to explore Palermo on your own

 

Day 2: Palermo

Breakfast in hotel in Palermo

 

Streat  food Palermo

Walking through one of the most elegant and historical area of Palermo find out old, traditional and authentic taverns where You can savour a variety of typical food, wines, pastries and liquors to get a real taste of Palermo alternative to the street food. A unique occasion to eat as a local avoiding tourist places and dive inside into the beauty of historical city center . Start Your Tour in La Kalsa area, one of the 4 old historical districts of Palermo with our Guide who will lead You through the most authentic taverns sharing with You the pleasure of Palermo’ s cuisine which is famous all around Italy and one of the most tasty, fancy and colorful. Then continue strolling through la Kalsa quarter and reach the second venue enjoying the old historical buildings and squares that make this area one of the most elegant such as Piazza Croce dei Vespri and San Francesco d’Assisi Church. You will reach the last venue, a famous pastry bar, to finish Your Tour with a sweet moment of Palermo’ s delicatessen and liquors .

 

Rest of the day at leisure

Overnight in hotel

 

Day 3: Palermo

Breakfast in hotel

 

The Western Sicily Tour: Erice  - Trapani - Marsala – Palermo

Head today to the western corner of Sicily dominating the Mediterranean.

Erice is an unforgettable medieval hill town, close to the port city of Trapani on the island's western coast. The  historic town is surrounded by defensive town walls, crowned by a castle, and dominated by  mountains approximately 800 meters above sea level. You will have the possibility to taste the famous “cannolo” in a place that is considered  the center of  Erice’s tradition of pastry making.

Along the road that runs from Trapani to Paceco and Marsala it is possible to see numerous dazzlingly white mountains shimmering in the sun. You will be able to visit a famous Salt Museum.

Lunch will follow in a local restaurant where you should not miss  the Cous Cous, famous in this area because of the Arab influence. On the westernmost tip of the island of Sicily is Marsala, a seaport city best known as the source of Marsala wine. You will visit a local winery for a taste of the Marsala.

Dinner in a local restaurant. Don’t miss the “pasta with sarde” or “pasta alla Norma.”

 

Overnight in hotel

 

Day 4: Taormina

Breakfast in hotel

Private transfer from hotel in Palermo  to Taormina with a stop en route at Mt. Etna

 

Wind Nature Tour: Etna Adventure + Wine Tasting

Mt. Etna is one of the world's largest and most active volcanoes, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Mt Etna is one of the greatest and most beautiful adventure tour destinations in Sicily. This volcano has more than 400 craters split all over the Catania county. To the ancient Greeks, Mount. Etna was the realm of Vulcan, god of fire, and the home of the one-eyed monster known as the Cyclops. The M. Etna region is also famous for the high quality of its wines. Enjoy a wine tasting and light lunch with local products. Then you will proceed  to Taormina.

 

Overnight in the hotel

 

Day 5: Taormina

Breakfast in  hotel

 

Cooking Class and guided tour of Taormina

In the morning you  experience  a cooking class. Sicilian cuisine is well known for its aromas and fragrances and is also  without doubt one of the most famous in the world. You will cook some of the most traditional dishes directly in the "cucina" with the help of a personal chef.

After the cooking class you will enjoy what you have prepared.

An afternoon walking tour of the beautiful town of Taormina will follow. The downtown center represents a variety of historical periods, from  early Greek and Roman settlements , to the remains of Byzantine and medieval constructions up to  15th century  buildings and 17th century Baroque churches and palaces. Not to be missed is a visit to the Greek Theatre and a stroll down the main street, "Corso Umberto," with its art and design shops as well as Baroque churches.

 

Rest of the day at leisure

Overnight in  hotel

 

Day 6: Taormina

Breakfast in hotel

 

Cheese and Chocolate Tasting

Discover the most genuine products of Sicily’s enogastronomy: cheese and chocolate.

Enjoy a visit to a local cheese factory. You will have the opportunity to see the process of cheese making and taste different products.

Enjoy a light lunch in a farmhouse where you will also taste local products.

After lunch, proceed to Modica to visit a chocolate factory. There through the magic of travel you will discover the ancient Aztec recipe.

A farewell dinner in a local restaurant in Taormina will complete the experience.

 

Rest of the day at leisure

Overnight in hotel

 

Day 7: Taormina

Breakfast in  hotel

Private transfer from hotel in Taormina to Catania Airport

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