Sicily Discovery & MasterExperience!

 

Programme & Itinerary

10 Days / 9 Nights

October 9th – 18th 2022

 

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DAY ONE – Sunday, October 9th 2022

 

Welcome to Sicily! Palermo

 

 

  • Check in and time at leisure
  • Dinner and evening in Palermo

 

DAY TWO - Monday, October 10th 2022

 

Palermo Quarters & Foodie – Monreale – Palermo by night

 

  • This morning, after breakfast, our journey of discovery starts with a guided walking experience through the fascinating quarters of Palermo, a true cultural immersion in its history spanning over 2700 years!
  • Our walk will include Palermo’s mesmerizing architecture and heritage from the Phoenicians to the Romans, from the Byzantine influence to its Arab and Norman domination
  • Drive to and typical lunch in nearby Monreale
  • Visit of Monreale and its stunning Norman-Byzantine Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and an amazing example of that artistic and architectural fusion of cultures that Sicily is famous for
  • Late afternoon Aperitivo followed by dinner in Palermo arranged by Guests or an evening at the Opera (dependant of the Theatre Season Calendar)

 

 

 

DAY THREE - Tuesday, October 11th 2022

 

Private Siclian Cooking Class I in Palermo with Markets – Palermo with Theatre option  

  • This morning, a very special treat…sleeves up for a hands-on Cooking Masterclass with Chef to disclose the some of the secrets behind a few Sicilian staple dishes!
  • Let your Host guide you through the typical and busy markets of Palermo before moving on to your very own Cookery Masterclass
  • Your class will cover the most delicious Sicilian preparations and recipes under the guidance of our passionate Chefs, followed by lunch to sample the fruits of our labour!
  • After lunch, we would recommend time at leisure exploring Palermo, an Art Gallery or enjoy an opera or concert at the imposing Teatro Massimo (dependant of the Theatre Season Calendar)
  • Dinner in town arranged by Guests

 

DAY FOUR - Wednesday, October 12th 2022

 

Corleone & Mafia Myth & Legend – Culinary Masterclass II- Agrigento Sports-car option

 

  • 09:30: After breakfast, we say goodbye to our hosts in Palermo and start a very special day ahead through Sicily
  • Our first destination is the famous (or infamous?!) town of God Father memory Corleone  for a true in-depth experience of Sicily’s mafia between myth, legend and reality
  • Arrival in Piazza Falcone Borsellino to meet with our local guide and start our personal Walking Tour
  • Introduction to Corleone’s intriguing Mafia origins with several famous stops along our walk throughout its fascinating historical old town
  • We will then take off an a panoramic drive to reach Corleone’s highest mountain point and visits to several Norman and Arab sites
  • Lunch will be at a local Trattoria, but our hosts will welcome us to our second Cooking Masterclass that will feature Sicily’s most traditional dishes!
  • After lunch, we head towards the coast and reach Agrigento, among Sicily’s most important cultural and historical experiences!
  • Take the chance to make your drive today special behind the wheel of an Italian sports car waiting for you nearby! Quoted separately
  • A Greek settlement dating back millennia, Agrigento was among the wealthiest colonies of Magna Graecia
  • Check-in at our lovely hotel followed by dinner with evening at leisure

 

DAY FIVE – Thursday, October 13th 2022

 

Agrigento & The Temple Valley – Wine Tasting Vittoria - Ragusa

 

  • This morning will feature a guided visit through Agrigento’s Valley of the Temples, a breathtaking visit of Sicily’s most notable Temples, Churches and Acropolis
  • Lunch will be excellent fish caught locally at one of Agrigento’s best restaurants, well known by the locals!
  • Our destination this afternoon is the beautiful Baroque town of Ragusa
  • En-route Wine Tasting at a famous winery in Vittoria
  • We will then reach Ragusa and after we have checked into our Hotel, a leisurely evening in Ragusa Ibla
  • Dinner and evening at leisure arranged by Guests in Ragusa

 

DAY SIX – Friday, October 14th 2022

 

Ragusa - Cheese Tasting – Modica & Chocolate Tasting – Noto

 

  • After breakfast, a guided Walking Tour to explore Ragusa’s mythological aura and the beautiful architecture enjoying the stunning views that Ragusa offers, departure to reach the nearby town of Modica, renowned for its excellent chocolate production
  • En-route stop for a lovely local cheese-tasting experience with our Hosts
  • Our  stroll around Modica will be complemented by a local chocolate tasting followed by lunch based on local traditional recipes and native flavours
  •  We will then reach the beautiful town of Noto, that will welcome us with its stunning Baroque architecture
  • Return to Ragusa
  • Dinner and evening at leisure arranged by Guests in Ragusa

 

DAY SEVEN – Saturday, October 15th 2022

 

Private Mediterranean Fishing Experience - Siracusa

 

  • 09:00: This morning will feature a private fishing experience
  • Transfer to Marzamemi to meet our local fisherman and his boat
  • Full day at sea, hopefully with a good catch and fresh fish lunch onboard
  • Time to reach Siracusa, the 2,700 year old town founded by the Greeks and the birthplace of famous mathematician and scholar Archimedes
  • Extremely rich in history, Siracusa offers an amazing combination of Greek and Roman Amphitheatres and Catholic Basilicas
  • Our Hotel will be on the exclusive Ortigia Island, the original Siracusa, followed by a lovely evening guided walk to discover its intriguing history and dinner

 

DAY EIGHT – Sunday, October 16th 2022

 

Siracusa Ortigia – Taormina

 

  • After breakfast, morning at leisure in Ortigia Siracusa for shopping and relax admiring the beauty of this Greek settlement
  • After lunch, time to reach Taormina for evening, people watching and dinner arranged by Guests

 

DAY NINE – Monday, October 17th 2022

 

Option #1: Culinary Masterclass between Tarormina and Catania

 

  • 09:30: Morning Culinary Masterclass to explore the flavours and recipes of Sicily’s Eastern Coastline unde the guidance of our lovely Hosts!

 

Option#2: Mount Etna Off-Roading Experience

 

  • 09:00: Your Driver will be waiting for you for your private transfer to reach Mount Etna this morning!
  • We will take on a short hike along the ridges of the craters on Europe’s largest active volcano climbing as close as possible to the craters or in one of our Off Road vehicles
  • We will enjoy a frugal lunch at altitude as we approach the craters
  • Transfer back to Taormina and rest of the day at leisure

 

*OPTION: Taormina – Helicopter Experience over Mount Etna, Stromboli Volcano and the Aeolian Islands (Vulcano)*

(approx 1h 35min)

 

  • 08:30/08:45: Transfer to Giardini Naxos to meet your private helicopter and Captain awaiting you at the helipad to board
  • 09:00: Fascinating fly over Sicily’s most iconic natural active volcanoes and islands: Mount Etna and its several craters, the Stromboli Volcano and the Aeolian Islands with special attention to the island of Vulcano
  • Transfer back to Taormina and rest of day at leisure or theatre

*quoted separately

 

DAY TEN – Tuesday, October 18th 2022

 

Transfer to Catania Airport

 

  • Transfer to Catania Airport…Arrivederci Sicily!!

 

 

 

 

Sicily Discovery & MasterExperience!

 

Programme & Itinerary

10 Days / 9 Nights

 

www.ItaliaSpeciale.com

 

October 9th – 18th 2022

 

 

 

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Sicily Discovery & MasterExperience!

History | Art | Culture | Cookery | Foodie

October 9th – 18th 2022

Highlights & What's included for

“Sicily Discovery & MasterExperience”

 

Full Proposal: €3985  eur pp

  • Guests:  min 6 -  max 12
  • Starting point: Palermo Airport on Day One
  • Ending point: Catania Airport on Day Eleven
  • Fully escorted by our Leader and Hosts
  • Accommodation 3S & 4S  included (please note: the venues listed might be subject to change)

 

  • Accommodation type:  Hotels, Luxury B&Bs and Special Venues.
  • An exciting and unique journey of discovery through the very best of  Sicily
  • Guided walks and Cultural Experiences arranged on a comfortable schedule and roll-out (private vehicle) with personal Guides in: Palermo – Corleone – Ragusa – Modica – Noto
  • Foodie Experiences as per the itinerary
  • 2 Cookery Masterclasses in Palermo and in the Sicilian countryside
  • Meals as per the program with exclusive wines included: 8 Lunches & 3 Dinners. All restaurants and venues are highly selected and offer the most special Abruzzo1 & ItaliaSpeciale Experiences!

A word on Tipping

At Italia Speciale and Abruzzo1 our mission is to assure only the best experiences possible around Abruzzo and Italy through our highly selected network of Partners and Hosts, all committed to delivering the highest standards of knowledge and service to our guests. We do this by nature and soul, as proud as we are of our proposals and our people. Tips are never expected and always come as a nice bonus for our partners.

A token of gratitude. Ideally your Host should collect €75 eur in cash per guest on Day 3 to cover all tips that deserve to be shared among all Partners.

Tips are not compulsory by any means, and should be given exclusively for high quality service.

 

 

 

 

The Financials

 

 

Breakdown & Payment

Full Memorable & Unique Proposal: €3985  eur pp

Payment breakdown:

  • €500pp Eur non-refundable deposit upon booking OR Utilizable within 6 months on any Abruzzo Experience at www.Abruzzo1.com
  • Balance as per the following options below

Payment method:

 

Deposit options:

  • Bank Transfer: €500 eur + bank charges
  • Credit Card: +2%
  • Credit Card via Paypal: +4.5%
  • Cash: €75 discount

 

Balance options:

  • Bank Transfer: € agreed amount + bank charges
  • Credit Card: +2%
  • Credit Card via Paypal: +4.5%
  • Cash: €75 discount

 

Pay in €500 eur Installments:

  • We will freeze the funds until full amount is reached : € agreed amount + bank charges

 

Please note: Cash Amount Required in Italy: €500 per person minimum

Proposal valid until: August 20th, 2022.

Thank you,

Leonardo

 

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