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Sicily Driver Guide, 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: Etna Volcano Jeep ride with lunch in a local farmhouse

Today departure by jeep to Etna Volcano: we will experience what the Greeks called  "the realm of Vulcan (god of fire)" by Jeep, viewing along the way: Mount Fontana (view of Bove Valley), the Thieves Cave (grotta dei ladroni), extinct craters of Sartorius Mounts, and the lava flow from the 2002 eruption. Indulge in a lunch in a typical farmhouse tasting Sicilian dishes such as olives, cheese, grilled vegetables, pasta and dessert. During the afternoon, off-road drive along the Linguaglossa-Castiglione and Alcantara Gorges. Short visit to the Canyon entrance. Later back to Taormina (L)

Day 2: Taormina/Piazza Armerina/Agrigento/Palermo

Today you will meet the Driver  and drive across the vast countryside showcasing Sicily’s great variety of sceneries.  We will arrive in Piazza Armerina for an independent visit of the ruins of the  Roman Villa of Casale. The mosaics discovered here are celebrated among scholars of antiquity. This afternoon we will continue to Agrigento, whose history dates back to 580 BC. Independent tour of the Valley of the Temples, a magnificent cluster of Greek ruins overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. Afterward, we drive to Palermo, the capital of Sicily.

Day 3: Monreale & Palermo Cooking Course with Donna Franca

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 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 at leisure to visit Palermo on your own (or ask us for an half day Palermo citysightseeing) (L)

 

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

 

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


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