Marsala Wine, Olive Oil and Erice
Group Tour: English
Departures from Palermo: Tuesday, and Friday
Group Size: up to 7 people
Meeting Point: to be advised at time of booking
Season: All Year
The tour will start from one of the meeting points located in Palermo.
Today departure for Marsala, the Arab “Marsa Allah” –Harbour of God–, is known in the whole world for one thing: Wine! The Marsala Wine comes from the western lands of Sicily and its name derives from the homonymous town. The Marsala is the oldest Italian DOC wine, with an average alcohol content of about 18 degrees.
Visit a local winery and enjoy the delicious wines.
Later a stort drive takes us to the Saltpans. Dating back as far as the reign of the Phoenicians some 2700 years ago, the ancient salt pans of western Sicily have played a hugely important role in the daily life of thousands of Mediterranean and European people for generations.
Enjoy a light-lunch in a local farmhouse-Olive oil producer including tasting of mixed local product
This afternoon departure for Erice uptown. The Elymians settled the medieval town of Erice, which was an important religious site associated with the goddess Venus. Wander through its ancient streets and visit some of the famous homemade pastry shops—world-famous for marzipan candies and other delicacies like almond and pistachio pastries. At arrival, friendly walk along the city centre with stop at local pastry shop to taste some Sicilian local sweet. Later we return to Palermo.
– Visit the region of Marsala grapes
– Taste wine and extra-virgin olive oil and enjoy a light lunch
– Travel through the Salt Way Road
– Discover how the salt has been harvested up to now
– Admire the unusual landscape of a lagoon with windmills
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT
Approximately Travel Time and Unit: Full Day – 170 Miles (270 Kilometers)
English Speaking Team Disposal: full day from h 8:30AM
Winery could be closed on Saturdays and bank holidays. In case we will guarantee a glass of wine per person at Olive Oil Producer.
Order of the stops may change.
This tour runs rain or shine.
MINIMUM NUMBER APPLIED
There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.