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Exclusive & Unique Food Tour - Italy- 2018

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Day 1.

Welcome to Sicily!

Accommodations:

Hotel Splendid La Torre- Mondello

Full breakfast included everyday.

PALERMO

Welcome Dinner - OSTERIA DEL PRINCIPE

(included)

Day 2.

PALERMO

Day:

Surprise!

Lunch Included

Evening: at Leisure

Day 3.

PALERMO

ALL Day: Excursion to Erice

Lunch included

Today we will visit the mystical medieval mountaintop town of Erice. Believed by Romans to be the home of Venus, Erice is one of the most enchanting towns in Sicily. You will lose yourself in the medieval streets, and discover Erice’s magical castles. The views are jaw-dropping.

Day 4.

PALERMO

Day:

Palermo City Tour

& Cooking Class with Duchess

Lunch included

Transfer to Palazzo Lampedusa.

Meet your Chef, Duchess Nicoletta at her historic palazzo, Palazzo Lampedusa. Visit to one of Palermo’s historic markets (Il Capo, La Vucciria or Borgo Vecchio). At the market, meet the Market's lively characters, see fish fly and, purchase the freshest selection of produce to prepare your meal. This cooking demonstration is held at the Duchess’ palazzo in the heart of Palermo. A late lunch will follow the class.

After lunch meet your driver and English speaking guide and depart for a tour of Palermo.

Founded by the Phoenicians in the eighth and seventh centuries B.C., it was conquered by the Arabs in 831, and a period of immense prosperity commenced. You'll be enchanted by Palermo's wide boulevards, traditional Sicilian Old Quarter, and baroque palaces. You'll see the city's main sights, including Quattro Canti di Citta' (the Four Corners of the City), Palermo's extravagant baroque square. The square is ringed by four buildings with baroque sculptures that depict the Four Seasons, Spanish kings, and the patron saints of Palermo's four old quarters. See the twelfth-century Cathedral of Palermo, which houses a pantheon of royal tombs.

Return to your hotel to rest

Evening:

Surprise!

Dinner included

Day 5.

PALERMO/CEFALU’/TAORMINA

Lunch Included

In the morning depart to Cefalù with your driver guide. This enchanting fishing village and summertime resort sits on a rocky outcrop in the centre of Sicily’s north coast. Cefalù lies in a scenic locale between the massive peak and a long sweeping beach. Against this backdrop rise the lofty twin towers of the cathedral built by Roger II in 1130. This splendid cathedral is one of the finest examples of Arab-Norman architecture, and contains luminous mosaics.

Evening at Leisure

Hotel Caparena -Taormina

Day 6.

TAORMINA

Day:

Taormina Excursion

Lunch Included

Taormina is Sicily’s most famous city. Dating from the fourth and third centuries B.C., it is perched dramatically high on a rocky promontory overlooking the Ionian Sea. It’s a charming medieval town with typical cobblestoned streets leading into spacious squares graced by lovely 15th-century palazzi. One of the town’s highlights is the extraordinary classical Greco-Roman theatre.

Evening at Leisure

Day 7.

TAORMINA

Day:

SIRACUSA/ORTIGIA Excursion

Food & Wine Tour

In the morning departure to Syracuse, one of the most beautiful Sicilian towns. You will visit the major archaeological sites, including the famous Greek Theater, “The Ear of Dionysius,” and take a walking tour of Ortigia Island to admire the architectural splendour of ancient streets, baroque palaces, and classic churches as the Duomo, built upon the old temple of Athena.

Evening at Leisure

Day 8th.

CHECK-OUT/TAORMINA

Arrivederci Sicilia!

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