This is ideal for Family and small groups.
It is recommended to complete the holiday between March and the end of October. Be aware summer months are very hot for some activities. Accommodation can be from the Agriturismo typical local accommodation to 4 star hotel.
Itinerary can be flexible and can be tailored with special interest and client’s requests, the following is just an idea.
Arrival and transfer to the hotel either in Catania area or also on the way to Taormina. Dinner at hotel.
In the morning transfer to Etna Experience. There are many possibility on the Etna as activity: • Jeep Tour with wine tasting • Helicopter ride with the jeep tour • Hiking – 3 hours hiking with the Funicular (this can also be amended based on the clients request to more or less challenging) Transfer to Taormina or similar.
Free day in Taormina or cooking class / wine tasting activity can be planned.
Transfer to Syracuse. Experience the way the local used to live in the area of Buscemi in the Hyblaean Mountains. Visit the Palazzolo Acreide. On this day we can also arrange lunch in a typical venue and cheese making and tasting. Transfer to hotel in Syracuse.
Visit Modica city which is famous for the production of chocolate using a traditional procedure. Here we can arrange tasting or even chocolate making. Proceed to visit Ragusa and Noto on the way back to Syracuse. Transfer to the hotel and free time.
Transfer to Airport or look at extending a few days on the beach.
Visit Noto then continue to Modica city famous for the production of chocolate using a traditional procedure. Here we can arrange tasting or even chocolate making. Proceed to visit Ragusa and have a look at the old way of living in the rural areas – 11 Km of caves where the locals used to live. Transfer to the hotel in Ragusa and free time.
Transfer to Agrigento and the Stairs of the Turks which is a rocky wall that rises above the sea along the coast between Realmonte and Porto Empedocle. The name comes from past piracy raids by the Turks who found shelter in this area barely beaten by the winds. It has a characteristic pure white color as it consists of marl, a sedimentary rock of calcareous and clayey nature. Overnight in Agrigento area.
Leave Agrigento to enjoy the Sikania Experience. This is part of the slow tours experience where the clients are mixing with the locals and discovering the area they are visiting in a more extensive way. This experience can take full day or even only 4 hours. It is a true village experience. Meeting the locals, cooking with the locals and visiting archeological sites. Arrive in Palermo and overnight. Day 8 After breakfast transfer to Palermo airport and depart.