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Then we'll begin our Sicilian adventure together by joining a contessa for a personal tour of her family's home, the Palazzo Federico. Then we'll greet our driver and hop aboard our coach bound for the hill-topping town of Monreale, renowned for its Arab-flavored cathedral, blending Byzantine, Arab, Jewish, Gothic, and Norman traditions, heritage, and art.
Let's meet our local guide and take a tour through Palermo's colorful and bustling Ballaró street market — all spiced with an evocative whiff of Africa.
Alfio's lecture as we went through the museum was extraordinary. " The overall tour experience was much, much better than I anticipated. -was an important part of the experience, not something I expected.
I am a retired high school history teacher and I only wish my students could have had the experience of that tour. Let me just say that this tour exceeded all expectations. His knowledge, attention to detail and passion for history was remarkable. Getting to the venue, however, and finding accommodations previous to the beginning of the tour were difficult.
"Maria's cooking lesson, Tapania, Agrighento, Syracuse, and Taormina were all wonderful.
My 'wow' moments occurred each day, but Agrighento was extra special.
The balance of activities, tours, meals, hikes and free time was perfect. "I really enjoyed seeing the mosaics at Villa del Casale.
This evening, join in the local to feel the pulse of Sicilian culture, then find the ideal people-watching spot to enjoy your gelato and dinner on your own. Wander through its elegant gardens, posh cafés, and shops, ride a cable car down to the beach, or explore the nearby mountain-top village of Castelmola.
I felt at home with him, which is not easy when you meet someone for the first time.
"The highlight of the trip for me was the visit to the World War II museum in Catania.
Plenty of educational info-nice mix of cultural, language, history, etiquette etc Bus comfy, driver adorable Appreciated sticking with schedule but allowing for modifications as appropriate "Square and cathedral in Siracusa!
The history in that one building gave me chills and wedding between Italian and Swedish woman (St Lucia! Seemed like Sicily all wrapped up in a bow with gelato stand nearby.