7 Days in Sicily
Why choose a private tour for your Sicilian adventure?
If you’re planning a trip to Sicily, you might be wondering whether to opt for a private tour or join a group. Well, let me tell you, there’s nothing quite like having your own personal guide and driver, especially when exploring the winding roads and hidden gems of this Mediterranean island. With a private tour, you’ll have the freedom to create your own itinerary and travel at your own pace. Plus, you won’t have to deal with the hassle of waiting for other tourists or following a set schedule. It’s your holiday, after all! So why settle for anything less than an exclusive experience?
Book a private tour of Sicily today and get ready for an adventure like no other.
Explore Sicily in 7 days
Sicilian Highlights Tour
1st day – Arrival in Palermo airport – Transfer to Palermo
2nd day – Palermo Walking Tour with Street Food tastings – Half Day
3th day – Wine, Salt and Olive Oil Experience (with stops in Marsala and Erice)
4th day – Palermo to Taormina (with stops to Agrigento and Piazza Armerina)
5th day – Etna WD4X4 Experience with lunch in a Winery
6th day – Relax in Taormina
7th day – Departure from Catania airport – Transfer from Taormina
Get ready to indulge in the authentic flavors of Sicily, where every meal is a celebration of tradition and innovation. Prepare your taste buds for a culinary adventure like no other as you savor the island’s gastronomic delights – each dish is a testament to the region’s diverse culinary heritage.
Don’t miss out on this unforgettable journey where you’ll experience Sicily in all its historic grandeur and contemporary charm. Book your seven-day itinerary now and let the magic of Sicily unfold before your eyes!
Arrival in Palermo, the Capital of Sicily
Welcome to Palermo and transfer to your hotel. Then, the balance of the time is at leisure to explore the town on your own. Rich in history, culture, art and architecture, Palermo, overlooks the Tyrrhenian Sea and is backed by wonderful mountains. Inhabited since prehistoric times, the city passed from the Phoenicians to the Romans, from the Byzantines to the Arabs… When the Normans arrived in 1072, they encouraged the residents to stay, launching Palermo’s golden age. After the fall of the Normans, the city passed under German, French and Spanish rule; however, none of these powers could regain the splendour of the Norman era. Having been the crossroads of civilizations for millennia, Palermo delivers today a fascinating mix of Byzantine mosaics, Arab domes, Norman buildings and Baroque churches; no wonder it is one of Europe’s most visited cities.
Delight Your Senses with Palermo’s Rich Street Food Culture and the lovely Dome in Monreale
immerse yourself in the flavors of Palermo‘s historic center, where your taste buds will embark on a culinary adventure like no other. Prepare to be amazed by the sheer variety of delectable treats that await you at every turn. From the tantalizing aroma of freshly baked cannoli to the mouthwatering sight of arancine, this city knows how to tickle your taste buds and leave you begging for more. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself in a heated debate over the perfect recipe for panelle, or if you end up accidentally wearing half your gelato as it melts under the scorching Sicilian sun. Just remember, in Palermo, every bite is an opportunity for pure gastronomic bliss. We also visit Monreale to see where the Arab-Norman art and architecture reached the pinnacle of its glory with the Dome. Launched in 1174 by William II, it represents the scenes from the Old and New Testaments all in golden mosaics.
Prepare to embark on a whimsical adventure as we delve into the enchanting landscapes and flavors of Marsala and Erice. From traversing the mesmerizing Salt Way Road to savoring the unique fusion of sea salt and fine grapes in Marsala, and uncovering the medieval town of Erice with its ancient delicacies and rich history, this journey promises to tickle your senses and leave you craving more. So buckle up and get ready to explore the wonders that await in these captivating Italian destinations. Let’s go!
Journeying Along the Salt Way Road, Erice and Marsala
As you traverse the Salt Way Road, get ready to have your senses tickled in the most unexpected ways. The air is thick with the intoxicating scent of sea salt, making you feel like you’ve just stepped into a giant packet of crisps. But hold on tight, because it’s not just your nose that’s in for a treat. Your taste buds are in for a wild ride too! With every breath, you can almost taste the tangy saltiness on your tongue. It’s like nature’s way of saying, “Hey, I know you’re here for the landscapes, but let me give you a little snack along the way!” Who knew a road could be so delicious?
Marsala: Where Sea Salt and Fine Grapes Unite
Journeying through Marsala is like stumbling upon a delightful culinary romance. Here, sea salt and fine grapes come together in a perfect union that will make your taste buds sing. Picture this: you’re strolling along the sun-kissed vineyards, the salty sea breeze gently caressing your face. As you sip on a glass of Marsala wine, the rich flavors dance on your palate, leaving you longing for more. This enchanting town has perfected the art of winemaking, creating a symphony of sweet and savory notes that will leave you spellbound. So, if you’re looking for a taste sensation that’s out of this world, Marsala is the place to be. Cheers to that!
Erice: A Medieval Town of Ancient Delicacies and Rich History
Erice is a town that will transport you back in time with its medieval charm. But it’s not just the architecture that will leave you in awe. Erice is also home to some ancient delicacies that will leave your taste buds tingling with delight. The town is famous for its almond pastries, which are said to have been invented by nuns in the 16th century. Legend has it that the nuns used to throw leftover dough out of the window, and one day it landed on a bed of almonds, giving birth to this sweet treat. So if you’re looking for a snack with a rich history, Erice is the place to be. Just make sure you don’t get hit by flying dough!
As we conclude our journey through the enchanting landscapes and flavors of Marsala and Erice, we can’t help but wonder what other hidden gems await us in the world. Perhaps a land of chocolate waterfalls or a city made entirely out of cheese? The possibilities are endless. Who knows what culinary adventures and breathtaking sights we’ll discover next? Only time will tell, so let’s keep exploring!
A Journey Through Time: Discovering the Rich History of Sicily
And today, on this day in Sicily: where history comes alive, and the past is as vibrant as a flamboyant peacock strutting its stuff. Prepare to be whisked away on a whimsical journey through time as you explore the captivating island’s rich history. From the legendary ruins of Agrigento’s ancient temples to the awe-inspiring mosaics of Piazza Armerina’s Roman Villa of Casale, Sicily will have you feeling like a time-traveller with a serious case of whiplash. As you wander through the cobblestone streets, you’ll encounter remnants of Greek, Roman, Arab, and Norman influences, all competing for your attention like an ensemble cast in a historical drama. So pack your curiosity and get ready for a wild ride – Sicily’s history is waiting to be uncovered!
So, there you have it – a journey through the ancient treasures of Agrigento and Piazza Armerina. From the stunning temples of the Valley to the intricate mosaics of the Roman Villa of Casale, Sicily is truly a treasure trove of history and culture. But wait, there’s one more thing to ponder: if time travel were possible, would you go back to witness these ancient wonders in their prime or stay in the present and appreciate them as they are now? Food for thought.
From Lava Flows to Pine Forests to Wine Experience: Discovering the Hidden Gems of Etna
In Sicily is dedicated to Mt. Etna, the majestic volcano of Sicily, is not just about fiery lava flows and dramatic eruptions. It has a playful side too, hiding some unexpected gems amidst its pine forests. As you venture through the rugged terrain, keep an eye out for the adorable Etna ponies, who have made this wild landscape their home. These furry creatures will surely put a smile on your face as they prance around with their untamed manes. And if you’re lucky enough, you might stumble upon a hidden hot spring, where you can soak your tired feet and feel the warmth of Mother Nature’s spa treatment. From lava to laughter, Etna never fails to surprise!
After exploring the natural wonders of Alcantara and Etna, one cannot help but feel a sense of awe and wonder at the power and beauty of nature. From the stunning basaltic lava canyon of Alcantara Gorges to sipping wine in the lap of nature on the wine roads of Sicily, to discovering hidden gems in Etna’s pine forests, there is truly something for everyone. So, next time you’re planning a trip, why not skip the usual tourist hotspots and explore the natural wonders that this world has to offer? Who knows what you might discover!
Unveiling the Ancient Splendor of Taormina, Breathtaking Views and Landmarks in Taormina, Indulge in the Charms of Taormina’s Vibrant Culture
Taormina: A Sicilian Gem of History and Beauty
Prepare to be transported to a place where time stands still, where ancient ruins intertwine with stunning landscapes, and where culture thrives like a well-aged cheese. Welcome to Taormina, the enchanting Sicilian town that effortlessly combines history and beauty. Get ready for a whirlwind adventure as we uncover the secrets of this hidden gem, soak in its breathtaking views and landmarks, and dive headfirst into the vibrant tapestry of its culture. Let’s embark on a journey that will leave you saying “mamma mia!”
Indulge in the Charms of Taormina’s Vibrant Culture
When it comes to vibrant cultures, Taormina takes the cake – or should I say, the cannoli! This charming Sicilian town is a feast for the senses, and not just because of its delectable cuisine. The locals here have an infectious zest for life that will have you dancing in the streets before you know it. From lively festivals that celebrate everything from lemons to pasta, to impromptu street performances that will leave you in stitches, Taormina knows how to keep things entertaining. So put on your dancing shoes (or sandals, this is Sicily after all) and prepare to get swept up in the whirlwind of fun that is Taormina’s vibrant culture. Just make sure to bring your appetite – both for food and laughter!
As we bid farewell to the charming town of Taormina, it’s impossible not to feel captivated by its rich history, stunning views and vibrant culture. Whether you’re a history buff, a nature lover or simply looking for an escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life, Taormina has something to offer everyone. So why not pack your bags and embark on a journey to discover this Sicilian gem for yourself? Who knows, you might even stumble upon the secret ingredient that makes their cannolis so irresistible!
We are at the end of our Sicilian Experience and the driver will pick you up at your hotel and transfer to the airport.