Over the centuries, the island of Sicily has always been a crossroads of the Mediterranean where languages, arts and cultures have intertwined. A magnificent land with multiple souls, which summarizes the Hellenic, Roman, Byzantine, Arab and Norman grandeur .Today, its multifaceted history is reflected in its unique architecture, culture and unparalleled cuisine.
Day 1: Palermo
Welcome to Sicily!
Today your private driver will meet you at the airport and take you to your accommodation: Today it is all yours to relax and enjoy Palermo on your own.
Day 2: Palermo
This morning you will meet your local guide at your accommodation to start a beautiful walk through one of the most elegant and historical areas of Palermo, where you will discover ancient traditional and authentic taverns where you can taste a variety of typical foods and get a real taste of Palermo .
A unique opportunity to eat like a local avoiding the tourist spots and dive into the beauty of the historic city center. The balance of the day will be all yours for your personal discoveries.
Day 3: Palermo
The beautiful western corner of Sicily awaits you today!
You will first reach Erice, an unforgettable medieval hill town overlooking the blue of the Mediterranean. The historic center is surrounded by defensive walls, crowned by a castle and dominated by mountains. Here you will live the sublime culinary experience of eating the famous "cannolo" in a historic pastry shop considered one of the symbolic places of the Sicilian pastry tradition.
Traveling along the panoramic road that runs along the coast from Trapani to Marsala, you will enjoy an extraordinary view of dazzling white salt mountains shimmering in the sun and you will visit the suggestive Salt Museum.
Lunch will be at a local restaurant where you can enjoy a perfectly cooked Cous Cous , which is the typical dish of this part of Sicily thanks to the Arab influence. On the westernmost tip of the island of Sicily is Marsala, a port city known above all as the cradle of the famous Marsala wine that you will taste in one of the oldest local wineries. Dinner will be in a local restaurant and we really invite you not to miss the "pasta with sardines" or "pasta alla norma". Two of the many culinary wonders of Sicilian cuisine!
Day 4: Taormina
Time to leave this side of the island and head to eastern Sicily, where the beautiful city of Taormina will be your home for the next few days. Crossing the island to reach the east side you will have the pleasure of enjoying an excellent lunch and a tasting of fine wines in one of the most beautiful and renowned wineries located on the southern slope of the Etna volcano, “The Gambino Winery”.
Sipping a glass of the best Etna wines while admiring the splendid Mediterranean sea from afar is just like a dream come true!
Day 5: Taormina
Today will be your chance to literally “put your hand in dough” with a fun and yet educational cooking class experience! We all know that 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 and then enjoy all that you have cooked.
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. Balance of the day will be all yours and do not forget to enjoy a delicious and refreshing Granita!
Day 6: Taormina
Today we will take you to the discovery of two of the most genuine products of Sicilian food and wine, cheese and chocolate in the beautiful “Val Di Noto”, with its late Baroque city of Modica, which has been included in the Unesco World Heritage list since 2002.
The first destination will be a local artisan cheese farm where you will have the chance to see the cheese making process and taste the delicious freshly made products. A homemade light lunch made with local products will follow. After lunch, we will reach the town of Modica: the guardian of a 400-year tradition of Sicilian chocolate making. Belonging to the kingdom of Spain for many years meant that Sicily was often one of the first recipients of new food products brought from South America such as cocoa. Here in Modica you will learn all about this grainy chocolate, often flavored with chilli, cinnamon or vanilla, descending directly from the Aztec tradition. Once back in Taormina, a fabulous farewell dinner awaits you to celebrate your last night in this amazing island
Day 7: Taormina
Private transfer from hotel in Taormina to Catania Airport.
Our Proposal will include:
- Private transfer from the airport in Palermo
- Private Street Food and Palermo walking tour
- Private Western Sicily Tour
- Mt.Etna Private tasting and lunch
- Private cooking class and guided tour of Taormina
- Private Cheese and Chocolate tasting
- Pre-booked entrance tickets to sites and museums where mentioned
Our Proposal will not include:
- City Tax
- Everything not mentioned under “the quote includes”
We are happy to help you with any additional services we can provide including:
- Exclusive Experiences
- Dinner options
- Meet and greet service at the airport
- Optional land arrangements to extend your stay in Italy
For any of the above mentioned services and more, Simply contact our booking team