Palermo, 3 days Tour Package
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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:
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
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.
Palermo/Marsala Winery/Salt Way Road/Erice/Palermo
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.
Donna Franca Cooking Course
morning we will meet a driver and transfer to Donna Franca's home.
arrival a brief recipe introduction, then start the Cooking
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.
LEGEND: L (Lunch),
RATE PER PERSON (besed on a minimum 2 people):
available on request