Western Sicily Discovery MasterExperience!

Programme & Itinerary

8 Days / 7 Nights






DAY ONE – Sunday


Welcome to Sicily! Palermo


  • 11:00am: Arrival and meet up at Palermo Airport
  • Transfer to your accommodation in the very heart of Palermo welcomed by your Hosts
  • Accommodation included in the heart of Palermo:

(Accommodation: Double Rooms, Twin Rooms & Doubles for Single Use)


DAY TWO – Monday


Monreale - Palermo Quarters & Foodie –– Palermo by night


  • 10:00am: This morning, after breakfast, our journey of discovery starts with a guided walking experience and 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
  • 12:30: Lunch in Monreale will be followed by a guided visit 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
  • 18:00: 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


Private Sicilian Cooking Class  in Palermo with Markets – Palermo with Theatre option


  • 10:30: 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!
  • 15:00: 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)
  • Evening at leisure and dinner in town arranged by Guests



DAY FOUR – Wednesday


Erice – Segesta & Temple – Palermo 


  • 09:30: After breakfast, we set off to visit the fascinating village of Erice, where myth, history and culture blend both marvelously and mysteriously
  • Our walk through Erice will guide us through the cobbled streets and alleys that inspired the poet Virgil for his poem Aeneid
  • Visits will include Erice’s fortified walls, quarters and churches and castles built in the most beautiful architectural variety, with special attention to the Spanish Quarter and the Norman Castle of Venus, all overlooking stunning views
  • 13:00: visit to the woven carpet and artistic ceramic shops before lunch and then we carry on to reach the ancient town of Segesta
  • Segesta offers an amazing glimpse into the culture of Ancient Greece through its impressive and well-preserved V-century BCE Temple and Theatre, a breathtaking leap into a glorious history
  • Visit to the Temple and the archaeological site before heading back to Palermo
  • Evening at leisure and dinner in Palermo arranged by Guests



DAY FIVE – Thursday


 Cefalu’ – Wine Tasting & Pairing - Palermo


  • 10:00: This morning we will reach the beautiful town of Cefalu’, a concentration of history and beauty and a UNESCO world heritage site
  • Suspended between the Tyrrhenian sea and the Madonie mountains, Cefalù is dominated by the imposing profile of La Rocca. It is one of the most evocative and mysterious corners of Sicily, but also one of the most beautiful villages of Italy, with its succession of alleys and medieval streets. will feature a guided visit through Agrigento’s Valley of the Temples, a breathtaking visit of Sicily’s most notable Temples, Churches and Acropolis
  • 12:30: Lunch will be in Cefalu’ or nearby
  • 15:00: Return to Palermo featuring a special en-route Wine Tasting knowledgably paired with local delicacies at a charming winery dating back to 1824
  • 18:30: Evening at leisure and dinner in Palermo arranged by Guests


DAY SIX – Friday


Corleone & Mafia Myth & Legend – Cooking Masterclass II – Agrigento

*Ferrari, Lamborghini & Maserati Option*


  • 09:30: After breakfast, we say goodbye to our hosts in Palermo and start a very special day through Sicily
  • OPTION: sit behind the wheel of our Ferrari, Lamborghini and Maserati to enjoy an epic drive today! Convoy will be entirely controlled by our pace vehicle for pure enjoyment and peace of mind! (Quoted separately)
  • 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 a 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!
  • A Greek settlement dating back millennia, Agrigento was among the wealthiest colonies of Magna Graecia
  • Check-in at hotel followed by dinner and an evening walk through town arranged by Guests


DAY SEVEN – Saturday



Agrigento & The Temple Valley – Sunset Boat Experience – Mediterranean Sea


  • 10:00:  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!
  • 16:30: short transfer to the nearby port of San Leone (12 minutes) for a real treat! Sunset boat ride along Sicily’s Southern Coastline to explore the natural beauties in the fascinating light of this time of the day
  • Our exploration will include the magnificent Stair of the Turks and Realmonte with a chance to swim in the crystal clear waters if the Mediterranean Sea
  • 20:00: Return to Agrigento and evening at leisure arranged by Guests


DAY EIGHT – Sunday


Cheese Making Experience & Agriturismo Lunch – Palermo Airport


  • 09:30: After breakfast, we leave Agrigento and reach a famous Master Cheese Maker who will be waiting for us to give us a taste (literally!) of what Sicilian cheeses are all about on the Western side of the island
  • Our Hosts will welcome us to the farm and guide us through the organic cheese making process the that has made the Giambrone family so well-known around the world!
  • Lunch will feature a very delicate cheese tasting and local products from the farm and the surrounding villages for a very flavourful experience
  • 15:00: After lunch, departure to reach Palermo Airport (ETA 16:30/17:00)…Arrivederci Sicily!



Western Sicily Discovery Experience

History, Culture & Flavours of Western Sicily

History | Art | Culture | Cookery | Foodie


Highlights & What's included for

“Western Sicily Discovery Experience”


Western Sicily (8 days/7 nights): €3500 Eur pp

  • Guests: 2 to 7
  • All Transfers included by Private Luxury Vehicles and Drivers
  • Starting point: Palermo Airport on Day One
  • Ending point: Palermo Airport on Day Eight
  • Fully escorted by our Leader and Hosts
  • Accommodation  4S  included (please note: the venues listed might be subject to change)
  • Accommodation type:  4S Hotels, Luxury B&Bs and Special Venues.
  • Guided walks and Cultural Experiences arranged on a comfortable schedule and roll-out (private vehicle) with personal Guides and Entrance Tickets included (pre-purchased).
  • Foodie Experiences as per the itinerary
  • 2 Cookery Masterclasses in Palermo and Corleone
  • Meals as per the program with wine & beverages included: All Lunches.  Dinners as per the itinerary. All restaurants and venues are highly selected and offer the most special Abruzzo1 & ItaliaSpeciale Experiences!


  • Ferrari, Lamborghini & Maserati Add-on: quoted upon request

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 €95 eur in cash per guest to cover all tips that deserve to be shared among all Partners.






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