SICILY, ISLAND OF ART, CULTURE AND ARCHEOLOGY

From Segesta to Valle dei Templi passing through Selinunte and Palermo, a tour with a private guide to discover the main archeological sites of an island with an unlimited charm out of time.

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“LA VERDE ISOLA TRINACRIA, DOVE PASCE IL GREGGE DEL SOLE” – HOMER

Thinking of the Sicilian culture and art, the mind turns towards the majestic Greek temples of SelinunteSegesta and Agrigento and then to the theatres of Taormina and Syracuse. Thanks to its geographical position, Sicily was always a mediator between East and West, as shown in its art and architecture. Greek temples and theaters but also Phoenician, Arabian and Byzantine monuments cohabitate with mosaics and Roman villas, Norman castles and cathedrals as well as entire baroque cities. Our tour will let you experience the Sicilian long history while admiring its cultural and archeological masterpieces.

Experiences

Palermo e Monreale
AN AUTHENTIC STORY BETWEEN BAROQUE CATHEDRALS AND BYZANTINE CHARM

A plunge in the ancient times starting from Palermo, whose millennial history left us with a remarkable artistic and architectonic heritage: from the ruins of the Punic walls to the liberty style villas, from the baroque churches to the neoclassical theaters. Home of king and emirs, Palermo preserved monuments of the Arabian-Norman period, such as the beautiful Chiesa della Martorana, synonymous of prosperity and charm of the Byzantine Middle Age. In Palermo we can admire also the largest opera theatre of  Italy, as well as one of the largest in Europe: Teatro Massimo. The astonishment will arouse while walking towards Monreale and seeing its imposing Arabian-Norman cathedral, the 8th wonder of the world with its splendid cluster.

FROM THE IRRESISTIBLE ARCHITECTURE AND ARCHEOLOGY OF ERICE AND SEGESTA TO MOTHIA ISLAND
A PERFECT UNION OF ART AND NATURE

Segesta will leave you astonished and impressed with its evocative Tempio Solitario, a refined Doric style example, well-known for being well preserved, or with the Ancient theatre of Segesta, partly excavated into a hilly rock. You will admire Erice and its small medieval hamlets up on San Giuliano Mount, a perfect mix between art and nature, where the time seems to have never passed. You’ll be enchanted by the whiteness of the salt pans of Trapani, where the characteristic practice of the salt extraction is till flourishing as well explained at the Salt museum, built in an old millstone. Finally, you will enjoy the evocative view of the Mothia island, in the center of the Stagnone and of the salt pans extended along the coast between Trapani and Marsala.

SELINUNTE AND VALLE DEI TEMPLI
ANCIENT CHARM OVERLOOKING THE MEDITERRANEAN

In the south of the island, surrounded by the evocative Mediterranean landscape, you will discover Selinunte that shows proudly its Greek architectonical evidences inside its large Archeological Park, and you’ll have the opportunity to visit Agrigento and its wonderful Valle dei Templi, UNESCO world heritage. After visiting the ruins of the ancient city of Akragas, surrounded by almond trees and defined like “the most beautiful city ever built by the mortals”, by Pindaro, you’ll discover other ancient treasures of this land, like the Temple of Juno, of Concordia and of Hercules. Lastly, Cefalù – a not to be missed splendid medieval marine village on a crystalline sea, embellished by a Norman cathedral.

 

AN OASIS IMMERSED IN THE CHARM OF ANTIQUITY
NIGHT-STAY IN HISTORICAL RESIDENCES

This atmosphere, rich in art, history and culture will be alive even during your night-stays. We selected refined hotel facilities that will allow you to breathe the glorious past of this island, keeping the lux of our time.

 

 

Note: The tour can be customized based on your needs and all the services are subject to availability at the moment of booking. The rate are estimated and must be confirmed at the moment of booking.

What's included or excluded from the Tour?

Included in the price

 

  • Traditional stay accomodation
    BB treatment
  • Expert private guide
  • Private driver 
  • Tasting wine to Wine Cellar
  • Assistance 24/7

Excluded from the price

  •  Flights
  • Entrance fees for monuments/museum

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SICILY, ISLAND OF ART, CULTURE AND ARCHEOLOGYA plunge into the ancient sicilian history
Duration - 4 days
Advised period - All year
The tour starts from - Palermo
The tour ends in - Cefalù
Num. of travelers - Min. Flexible
Estimated price (per person) - € 1500
The price is based on 2 people
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