Sicily 2024

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Pack your bags for 10 days in Sicily!

November 3-13, 2024

10 DAYS IN Sicily

11/03/24 – 11/13/24
*12 person maximum

CITIES YOU’LL VISIT:

Palermo, Calascibetta, Siracusa, Modica, Frigintini, Caltagirone, Niscemi, Castelvetrano, Trapani, Erice, Marsala, Fulgatore

ARTISAN PRODUCERS:

ceramics, cheese, chocolate, bread, wine, salt, olive oil

HIGHLIGHTS:

See the making of Sicilian sheep’s milk cheeses from farm to table. Visit a Slow Food Presidium artisan baker and enjoy a tasting lunch. See production of Italian majolica ceramics. Explore the Norman and Arabic history of Palermo with an English-speaking tour guide. Visit the oldest chocolate factory in Sicily. Dine in traditional restaurants where you will sample specialities of the region. 4-star hotels, cooking class, shopping, eating and drinking!

MEALS INCLUDED:

Breakfast Daily
Seven Lunches
Five Dinners

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$7,999 per person double.

$8799 single occupancy.

Taste the New Olive Oil!

Travel with chef Nancy Kelly and learn about Sicilian culture and history through their unique and delicious food! A very exclusive, luxurious experience where you can discover the authentic side of Italy as a native. The small group tour includes: guided city tours, visits with food producers, a cooking class, chocolate experience, tasting meals and much more. Limited to 12 guests!

Our tour includes private bus transportation, luxury 4-star hotel stays, gourmet meals, dedicated concierge service, English-speaking tour guides, free time for shopping and exploration, and the chance to experience the cuisine of this unique Italian region and go behind the scenes to see and taste the foods of this region at their source.

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Itinerary

Sunday 3 November: Palermo Airport/Palermo

  1. AM Private bus transfer from Palermo Airport to the Hotel Politeama, times to be determined.
  2. Check in at Hotel Politeama in Palermoand free time.
  3. 8:00 PM Welcome dinner at Restaurant Palazzo Branciforte – Palermo.  
  4. Overnight at Hotel Politeama – Palermo

Monday 4 November: Palermo

  1. Breakfast at Hotel Politeama.
  2. 9:30 AM Norman & Arabic guided tour of Palermo and a local market.
  3. 12:30 PM Street food lunch at NNi Franco U’ Vastiddaru.
  4. Free time and dinner on your own in Palermo.
  5. Overnight at Hotel Politeama.

Tuesday 5 November: Palermo

  1. Breakfast at Hotel Politeama.
  2. 10:00 AM Visit at Tre Erre Ceramic workshop and store – Palermo.
  3. Free time and lunch on your own in Palermo.
  4. 8:00 PM Dinner at Restaurant Locale – Palermo.
  5. Overnight at Hotel Politeama.

Wednesday 6 November: Palermo/Calascibetta/Siracusa

  1. Breakfast at Hotel Politeama.
  2. 8:30 AM Luggage collection and check out.
  3. 9:00 AM Transfer from Palermo to Calascibetta.
  4. 12:00 AM Visit and tasting lunch at Caseari Di Venti (cheese producer) – Calascibetta.
  5. 2:30 PM Transfer from Calascibetta to Siracusa.
  6. 4:30 PM Check in at Caportigia Boutique Hotel in Siracusa.
  7. 5:00 PM Guided Tour of Siracusa.
  8. Free time and dinner on your own in Siracusa.
  9. Overnight at Caportigia Boutique Hotel – Siracusa.

Thursday 7 November: Siracusa/Modica/Frigintini/Siracusa

  1. Breakfast at Caportigia Boutique Hotel.
  2. 9:30 AM Transfer from Siracusa to Modica.
  3. Free time in Modica.
  4. 11:30 PM Visit and tasting at Antica Dolceria Bonajuto (chocolate producer).
  5. 12:30 AM Transfer from Modica to Frigintini.
  6. 1:00 PM Chocolate Lunch at Restaurant Le Magnolie – Frigintini.
  7. 3:00 PM Transfer back to the hotel.
  8. Free time and dinner on your own in Siracusa.
  9. Overnight at Caportigia Boutique Hotel.

Friday 8 November: Siracusa/Caltagirone/Niscemi

  1. Breakfast at Caportigia Boutique Hotel.
  2. 9:30 AM Luggage collection and check-out.
  3. 10:00 AM Transfer from Siracusa to Caltagirone.
  4. Fee time in Caltagirone.
  5. 1:00 PM Lunch at Trattoria Anima e Core in Caltagirone.
  6. 2:30 PM Transfer from Caltagirone to Niscemi.
  7. 3:30 PM Check-in at Feudi del Pisciotto Wine Relais in Niscemi.
  8. 5:30 PM Visit at the winery of the relais and tasting dinner.
  9. Overnight at Feudi del Pisciotto Wine Relais.

Saturday 9 November: Niscemi/Castelvetrano/Trapani

  1. Breakfast at Feudi del Pisciotto Wine Relais.
  2. 8:00 AM Luggage collection and check out.
  3. 8:30 AM Transfer from NIscemi to Castelvetrano.
  4. 12:00 PM Visit and tasting lunch at Panificio Rizzo (bakery), discovering the typical “pane nero” of Castelvetrano, Slow Food Presidium.
  5. 2:00 PM Transfer from Castelvetrano to Trapani.
  6. 3:00 PM Check in at Palazzo Gatto Art Hotel & SPA in Trapani.
  7. Free time and dinner on your own in Trapani.
  8. Overnight at Palazzo Gatto Art Hotel & SPA – Trapani.

Sunday 10 November: Trapani/Erice/Trapani

  1. Breakfast at Palazzo Gatto Art Hotel & SPA.
  2. 9:00 AM Transfer from Trapani to Erice.
  3. Free time, enjoying the beautiful medieval village, and lunch on your own in Erice.
  4. 2:00 PM Transfer back to the hotel.
  5. 3:30 AM Cooking class. A professional chef will work with your group and you will be responsible for preparing a traditional Sicilian meal. The chef and his team will assist you in the preparation of the dishes and at dinner you will enjoy what you have cooked.
  6. 8:00 PM Cooking Class dinner at Restaurant Serisso 47 – Trapani.
  7. Overnight at Palazzo Gatto Art Hotel & SPA

Monday 11 November: Trapani/Marsala/Trapani

  1. Breakfast at Palazzo Gatto Art Hotel & SPA.
  2. 9:00 AM Transfer from Trapani to Marsala.
  3. 10:00 AM Guided Tour at the Salt Flats and Museum of Marsala.
  4. 11:00 AM Transfer from Marsala to a Winery.
  5. 11:30 AM Visit and tasting lunch at Cantine Fina (wine producer).
  6. 2:30 PM Transfer back to the hotel.
  7. Free time and dinner on your own in Trapani.
  8. Overnight at Palazzo Gatto Art Hotel & SPA

Tuesday 12 November: Trapani/Fulgatore/Trapani

  1. Breakfast at Palazzo Gatto Art Hotel & SPA.
  2. 11:00 AM Transfer from Trapani to Fulgatore.
  3. 11:30 AM Visit and tasting lunch at Az.  Agricola Zichichi (olive oil producer).
  4. 2:30 PM Transfer back to the hotel and free time.
  5. 8:00 PM Group dinner at Osteria Il Moro – Trapani.
  6. Overnight at Palazzo Gatto Art Hotel & SPA

Wednesday 13 November: Trapani/Palermo Airport

  1. Breakfast at Palazzo Gatto Art Hotel & SPA.
  2. Transfer to Palermo Airport, times to be determined.

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Your Host

Nancy and her guests will be joined by guide and co-owner of aTTavola, Gioacchino Passalacqua,  an artisanal Italian food exporter, gastronome and native Sicilian who divides his time between Sicily, Italy and New York. As a native Mediterranean, Gioacchino has developed relationships with food producers, restaurateurs, olive oil companies, chocolatiers, vintners and confectioners.

Gioacchino has a keen sense of quality foods and wines which he passionately shares through his unique tours, tastings, and products. You’ll be pleased to know, every one of our guests has rated him a 5 star tour guide!

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