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Palermo Opera House

 

Palermo, 3 days Tour Package

 

Hotel Accommodation: this package is LAND only and doesn't include hotel accommodation. You have to provide these service on your own OR you can inquiry us for a special deal or you can surf on our web-partner at BOSHotels.com.

 

This tour is PRIVATE, land only, organized using a Driver Guide.

You have to enter inside the monuments alone. The Driver-Guide is able to provide basic historical tourist information only and he cannot escort you inside the sites because this is not allowed by Italian Rules. In case you need a Licensed Local Guide (Licensed Local Guide: are the only professionals with a Regional license permitted to conduct visits and tours in all sites and museums within a city) you must pay a surcharge and we will arrange for local guide to meet you directly on the spot.

 

Day 1: Monreale & Palermo

This morning we will visit where the Arab-Norman art and architecture reached the pinnacle of its glory with the Monreale Duomo, launched in 1174 by William II.  Scenes from the Old and New Testaments are depicted in golden mosaics covering the interior.  Then on to Palermo to explore the lively Open Air Capo Market, a large open street market that captures the flavour of Palermo's Saracen Arab past. Capo is a blend of general confusion and a jumble of vendors' stalls, winding toward the old gate (Porta Carini) of what used to be the city wall. We continue by seeing Piazza Pretoria and Via Maqueda, whose “four corners” converge Palermo at a quartet of baroque palaces left over from the heyday of Spanish rule dating from 1560. This afternoon is at leisure to explore the town on our own or shops.

Day 2: Palermo/Marsala Winery/Salt Way Road/Erice/Palermo

Early departure to tour western Sicily. Our first stop is in Marsala famous for sweet wine exportation. On arrival we will visit a local winery’s cellar and taste Sicilian wine and our Sicilian snack. Later, we travel between Marsala and Trapani on the Salt Way Road.  We will tour the historic saltpan works, where the ancient tradition of harvesting salt from the sea is still practiced.  Than to 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. This afternoon back to Palermo.

Day 3: Donna Franca Cooking Course

This morning we will meet a driver and transfer to Donna Franca's home. Upon arrival a brief recipe  introduction, then start the Cooking Cultural Exchange: everybody will have 1 small egg, 100 gr (4/5 cup) White flour and ¼ tsp salt ... put the flour in a mound on the table...create a crater in the top of the flour mound and add the egg(s) and salt...knead until the dough is compact and well mixed....be careful not to overwork the dough....then wrap the dough in a towel (otherwise it will become too dry and difficult to work with)....prepare your Ricotta Cheese filling....two hours later .... the ravioli are ready to cook! Fill a large pot with water and salt well....when water boils, add the ravioli and a spoon of olive oil (to prevent the pasta from sticking together)....fresh, handmade pasta requires only about 10 minutes to cook....once pasta is cooked, drain it using a strainer...now plate the ravioli and dress it with fresh tomato sauce, parmesan cheese, and fresh basil leafs. BUON APPETITO!  This afternoon back at hotel.

 

MEAL LEGEND: L (Lunch), D (Dinner), S (Snack)

 

RATE PER PERSON (besed on a minimum 2 people): available on request


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