Come to Sicily with me!
I love Sicily …and you will too!
Traveling to Sicily is always a revelation for Americans. The
history, food and drink, the landscape and of course the people of
Sicily are unique in so many ways.
For 10 days we will meet the
people, taste the food and wine,
and explore the art, architecture
and natural resources of this
Most of all ,
however, you will hear the stories
directly from the locals.
This is what
makes this trip priceless; the
connections we will make with real people living real lives who
are willing to share their experiences with you.
We will enjoy cooking classes and demonstrations, winery tours and tastings, historic
art and architecture tours, nature walks and amazing meals. You will meet farmers and artisans
that are keeping tome honored traditions alive and are still surprisingly modern.
We will have
time for the beach or just to soak in the amazing culture. You will experience all of what Sicily
has to offer.
I am so happy to share Sicily with all of you!
Itinerary and Pricing
Day 1, Saturday, May 2nd: Arrival Meet
and Greet and Dinner Whether you fly into Palermo
or Catania, plan to meet and check in at the Hotel Villa
Schuler in Taormina by late afternoon. We will be
staying at the Hotel Villa Schuler as our home base for
the first 4 days.
6 PM: Meet and Greet at Hotel Villa Schuler
overlooking the sea and Mount Etna
8 PM: Group Welcome dinner at a local restaurant
Day 2, Sunday, May 3rd: Taormina Breakfast at
Hotel Schuler. Walking tour of Taormina, including the
Greek Amphitheater. Enjoy the rest of the day in
Taormina at your leisure.
Day 3, Monday, May 4th: Catania Market and
Cooking Class We have a great day in store for you!
We will be transferred by bus to Catania. We will be
greeted by my chef friend Loradana who will give us a
tour of the Cantania Market, one of the best and
craziest daily markets in Sicily. We will gather
ingredients for the cooking class Loradana will offer
us. We will learn to make fresh cavatelli and many
other local dishes, all based on what is in the market.
The dishes we create will be our most amazing lunch!
Day 4, Tuesday May 5th, Mt Etna Experience, Wine
and Hazelnuts After breakfast at the Hotel Schuler we
will be transferred to an amazing Mt Etna experience.
We will ride Jeeps and cable cars the top Mt. Etna. We
will then enjoy a lunch at a local hazelnut farm, AND
visit a winery on the slope of Etna that features Sicily’s
famous Etna Rosso wine.
Day 5, Wednesday May 6th, Bread, & Olive Oil
After breakfast, Say goodbye to Taormina. We are
heading across the Island, destination Agrigento! But
on the way… We will visit San Cataldo where we will
have an artisanal breadmaking experience and lunch.
After lunch we will enjoy a visit to a cooperative olive
oil mill with a tasting. We will arrive in Agrigento and
check in to the Luna Minoica, which is a quick walk to
the beach, where we will stay for 3 days. http://
Day 6, Thursday, May 7th Sant’Angello Muxaro
Today is one of the highlights of the trip. After
breakfast at our inn we will visit my friend Pierfilippe
Spoto for a true Agriturismo experience. Pierfilippe
will introduce us the the local artisanal foods of the
tiny hilltop village. As we walk the tiny hamlet, we
even may meet the sheep whose milk makes the daily
ricotta. After lunch we’ll transfer to “The Valley of the
Temples” in Agrigento. We will walk among Greek
temples erected over 2000 years ago.
Day 7, Friday, May 8th, Raffadali This is a full day
“Best of the area” experience. We will tour Raffadali
and both a cheese making and a pistachio experience
with both lunch and dinner included.
Day 8, Saturday, May 9th, Erice and the Salt Pans
While in Erice enjoy the Tunisian influence on the food
such a local seafood cous cous. Also, taste the famous
sweets of Erice.
Day 9, Sunday May 10th, Cefalu We will be given a
walking tour of the old city (bring a bathing suit! If the
weather cooperates you can take a dip in the sea!).
We will have a wine tasting and lunch at Santa
Anastasia winery, known for some of the Island’s finest
Nero D’avolo. (Cefalu is also the city my mother’s
family, the Fertitas, are from)
Day 10, Monday, May 11th, Palermo and Capo
Mercato Today will will be given a fascinating tour
of the city of Palermo including it’s stunning Opera
House and churches. We will then lunch on the street,
yes, eating street food with my friends at the Capo
Market, one of the most vibrant markets in Sicily.
The city of Palermo has been named the “Italian
Capital of Culture” for 2018 by Italy’s Ministry of
Culture, following the city’s selection of host
for “Manifesta 12”, the European Biennial of
Tuesday, May 12th, End of Services
Per person price USD $4,595.00 Price includes:
Bus service for the days listed
All hotels Personal expert
guides from See Sicily team during your excursions
wine tastings and meals above mentioned.
Entry fees to
historic sites and museums.
Price doesn’t include:
Air travel to and from Sicily, Travel Insurance and All that is not mentioned
in “Price includes”
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for all details
including deposit and final payment information
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