The Grand Tour of Sicily
From the art of Palermo, to the temples of Agrigento, the fires of Etna and the charm of Taormina. For ambitious travellers who want it all.
"Andrea did a wonderful job designing an itinerary to suit three generations of diverse interests, and was flexible and responsive to last minute changes and requests. He showed us many hidden treasures of this beautiful region that would have missed we're it not for him."
- Heather on her journey in Italy
A possible, beautiful itinerary for you
A Taste of Sicily
Arrival in Palermo. The city is thousands of years old and it shows its many faces unapologetically. From the Greek to the Arab, to the Norman to the Spanish. You discover wondrous works of art and elegant palaces. You attend a cooking lesson with the aristocracy and plunge into a world of unadulterated authenticity.
After a couple of days in the north shore, you travel south to the city of Agrigento. It hides archaeological treasures that spark up your imagination. You set out to explore the Valley of Temples. You can choose from an array of vehicles. This time you opt for a horse. From the saddle you approach the Temple of Juno, as your guide, a local historian, tells you of the past glories of the Ancient World. Read more
The Power of Mount Etna
The eastern coast of Sicily is dominated by Mount Etna. Today, the volcano is your playground. You begin the day on a Jeep expedition. You have the option to see Etna from above, aboard a Helicopter. However, you decide to brave the fires on foot. There is something exhilarating and powerful about standing atop one of the world’s most active volcanoes. On the way back you stop at an ancient winery where Adrea’s friends greet you warmly. You toast in the shadow of the volcano, and in the playful notes of the aromatic red, you can taste the powerful fertility of Etna.
A Land with Soul
The cities of Taormina and Syracuse are two jewels in the eastern coast of Sicily. In Taormina, you visit artist studios and tour the city on an authentic Fiat 500. In Syracuse, you explore the archaeological remains of one of the most powerful cities of the ancient Mediterranean World. In the last few days you have discovered a land full of traditions, of proud and welcoming people. Truly, Sicily is Italy at its best.