EASTERN SICILY TOUR
Exotic, sunbaked Sicily is the biggest island in the Mediterranean Sea and Italy’s largest region by area. Sicily’s multi-cultural pedigree, thanks to thousands of years as a stepping stone for empires and conquests, has as much Greeks, Arab and Northern European flavour as it does Italian. Though, it’s only separated from the mainland by the 4 km-wide Stretto di Messina. Sicily has a palpable, captivating sense of otherness. It also offers the full package of Italian travel experiences: evocative towns with compelling art and architecture, outstanding ruins older than anything in Rome, and a geographic palette that goes from the sere, chalky southeast to the brooding slopes of Mt Etna to the brawny headlands of Palermo and the gentle agricultural landscapes of the east – all surrounded by cobalt seas and beaches where you can swim from May to October.
True to international stereotypes, Sicilians are a passionate people, and their warmth and hospitality make even everyday transactions memorable. Food lovers have an entirely new culinary world to explore in Sicily, whose regional cuisine is both unique and accessible, drawing on the bounty of the Med, a long tradition of pastry-making, and an increasingly sophisticated collection of local wines. On this amazing tour, you’ll delve into one of the most fascinating and coveted regions in Italy. Begin your exploration of Sicily, examining the imprints of history left by many civilizations, as you travel throughout the beauty of South East Sicily. Contrast everyday life in this “Island of a difference” as you mingle with the locals during an exclusive home-hosted meal, wine tasting in popular Mt. Etna village, enjoying the land of Montalbano, visiting a popular chocolate shop in baroque Modica and more cultural experiences to enjoy.
We have a real passion for Sicily and look forward to sharing it with you all!