Sicily Cultural Adventure ~ October 8-14, 2023

Sicily Cultural Adventure  

With its stunning Greek temples, vibrant food and landscape baked golden by the sun, Italy’s southern-most region is a land of contrasts that ignite the soul.

From the baroque avenues of Palermo to the rugged slopes of Mt. Etna, you’ll be immersed in the irresistible spirt of timeless Sicily as you take in the seaside beauty of Taormina, walk the Valley of the Temples at sunset and explore the ancient history of Siracusa – all with an exceptional local guide, and native of Sicily, who knows this island inside and out.

Each day, as you travel from Palermo to Agrigento to Taormina, you’ll find just the right combination of village walks, private tours, seaside strolls and amazing meals that create an exceptional, up-close experience of bella Sicilia.

  • Enjoy a luxurious stay in 4-star, boutique hotels in Palermo (1 night), Agrigento (2 nights) and Taormina (3 nights)
  • In Palermo, explore a maze of Baroque avenues with your local guide, and dine on local cuisine that only Sicily can offer
  • Meet a local art who carries on the colorful Sicilian tradition of elaborately painted horse carts
  • On the outskirts of Agrigento, gaze at the Valley of the Temples from your characteristic accommodations, then walk amongst those same Greek temples at sunset – spectacular!
  • Explore irresistible seaside villages, kissed by the azure sea, and climb the mesmerizing Scali dei Turchi
  • Enjoy a picturesque, coastal boat ride from the colorful town of Taormina
  • Shop for characteristic Sicilian ceramics in Caltagirone, and sample regional foods at our friends’ farm
  • Explore the archeological ruins of Siracusa and shop its inviting, meandering avenues
  • And that’s just the beginning…

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EXCEPTIONAL Accommodations


We begin our adventure with a luxurious night’s stay at the Grand Hotel Piazza Borsa in the historic center of Palermo. Here you’ll explore the Baroque avenues and dine on some of Sicily’s finest cuisine. The hotel is also convenient to reach from the Palermo Airport.

Our next two nights bring us to Agrigento and Hotel Foresteria Baglio della Luna, complete with a 13th century guard tower, and one of few accommodations with a view of the Valley of the Temples. From here we’ll explore villages along the coast, dine on regional specialties and enjoy sunset aperitivo amongst magnificent Greek temples.

La Plage Resort in Taormina is our home-base for a spectacular three-nights stay on the Isola Bella Nature Reserve. From this spectacular property, with its bungalow rooms and private beach, we’ll stroll the avenues of charming Taormina, take a scenic coastal boat ride, explore the ruins of Siracusa and enjoy aperitivo on our friends’ farm on the slopes of Mt. Etna.


TRIP DETAILS:

LENGTH: 7 Days/6 Nights

START: Afternoon at lobby of Grand Hotel Piazza Borsa

END: Mid-day transfer to Catania Airport


OPENING SOON…

Contact us at info@stradatoscana.com to get on our first-to-know list. Be sure to note which tour when you contact us!