Excursions

Traditional Sicilian cooking class in Palermo

You will take part to a traditional Sicilian cooking class in Palermo with two Sicilian sister chefs. You will first go shopping for fruits and vegetables together with them in one of Palermo’s historical markets: Ballarò, Il Capo or the Vuccirìa. The class will begin at 12am and will finish once you will have cooked and then savored every last bite of the traditional dishes prepared together: “Panelle e Crocchè”, “Cazzilli”, “Caponata Siciliana”, “Parmigiana di Melanzane” or “Sarde Allinguate” (depending on the season).

Marsala and Erice

Depart to Marsala, known all-over the world for the production of its dessert wine. You will be charmed by its historical centre. You may embark to visit the small island of Mothia, the ancient Phoenician colony, or stop in a renowned winery for wine tasting. Free time for lunch. In the afternoon, we will visit the medieval town of Erice, where you will enjoy a beautiful view to the West Coast and Egadi Islands. During the nice walk among the typical small streets, we will stop in a local cake shop to taste the typical Erice pastries.

On the tracks of “The Godfather” (Savoca / Forza d’Agrò and Taormina)

We will discover some of the locations chosen by Francis Ford Coppola for its movie “The Godfather”. The visit will start at Bar Vitelli, one of the main locations of the movie, where you will have the chance to taste the Sicilian “granita”. We will proceed to Forza d’Agrò. Free time for lunch. In the afternoon, nice walk in Taormina with its Ancient Greek Theatre, the Duomo, the Belvedere. You will also have the chance to go shopping among the typical small streets of this nice town.

Palermo and Monreale

Visit the Capital of Sicily, one of the richest towns in the island for history and art with its Cathedral, the Palazzo dei Normanni with its “Palatina” Chapel, the “Quattro Canti”, the Martorana Church and the Pretoria Square, adorned with statues. We will then continue to Monreale to admire the Norman Cathedral, known as the Eighth World Wonder for its splendid 12th century mosaics.

Agrigento and Piazza Armerina

Dipped in a splendid naturalistic background, discover one of the main archaeological sites in the Mediterranean: the Valley of the Temples, with its ten well-preserved Doric temples such as the Temple of Juno, the Temple of Heracles and the Temple of Concordia. Later you will be we charmed by the splendid polychrome mosaics of the Villa Romana del Casale in Piazza Armerina, recently declared Unesco World Heritage site.

Cefalù and Castelbuono

One day in the Park of Madonie, visiting Cefalù, nice seaside town with its small streets, the Ancient Roman Bath, the Mandralisca Museum and the wonderful Cathedral, and Castelbuono, a suggestive medieval town where, during the walking tour in the historical centre, you will also have the chance to taste the local products, such as torrone sweets, honeys and jams, liqueurs and panettone.