8 DAYS WESTERN SICILY PRIVATE TOUR
We are delighted to feature a unique small group tours to discover spicy Western Sicily. Sicily may be Italian, but the islanders are Latin only by adoption. The greatest island in the Mediterranean, Sicily was for centuries the center of the known world. Its geographic position made it vulnerable to attacks by foreigners, but also a meeting place of civilizations, a bridge between East and West.
Sicily is an island with a unique identity and rich historical past. A melting pot of different cultures, traditions and architectural styles as well as beautiful landscapes and a coastline, which is home to some of Italy’s most stunning beaches.
The most African of the island’s landscapes, the North West saw a cultural melting pot of Phoenicians, Greeks and Arabs settling in Sicily. Their stamp remains. Incontestably some of the island’s most charismatic ancient sites are also to be found in the West, the Greek temple and theater in Segesta, surrounded by rolling meadowland and the Phoenician site on the island of Mozia, just off Marsala. Selinunte Doric columns are special too, as is the Phoenician ruins of Solunto, perched on the slopes of Monte Catalfano. But be prepared for contrast. From the vibrant port town of Trapani you can take a boat across to Sicily’s captivating Egadi islands or a cable car which whisks you up into the medieval walled town of Erice where you can almost feel that you have been transported to Tuscany.
We have a real passion for Western Sicily and look forward to sharing it with you!