Sicily, culinary art
Eating and enjoying is an important part of Italian culture, with local Sicilian cuisine making an important contribution. From the introduction (in the 9th century) of "Makkarruna" (Ammaccari = grain crushing, hence the name macaroni) to the introduction (1686) by "Procopio de Coltelli" of ice cream in Paris, Sicilian cuisine has achieved worldwide fame. You will try the simple but tasty cuisine with fresh ingredients and the excellent Sicilian wines. You combine the historical sights with the historical influences in the kitchen and in between you discover the unique landscape that reveals the whole.
The chocolate city
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Day 1: Arrival - Catania
Arrival and greeting by your guide. Depending on the time of arrival, you could stroll through the baroque alleys of the historic center of Catania, visit the colorful fish market, just a few meters from the magnificent Piazza Duomo, or eat ice cream and the various types of ice cream such as Enjoy lemon coffee or pistachio ice cream with the typical sweet sandwich "brioche". A mixture of colors and smells that will give you the first impression of our beautiful island. Then transfer to the hotel. Dinner and overnight.
Day 2: Etna - Taormina
Today you drive through lemon groves, vineyards, chestnut forests and barren lava fields up to about 1900 m to the Silvestri craters, in the midst of the solidified lava masses. Optionally, the summit of Mount Etna can be reached by cable car and jeep (up to approx. 2900 m. Price approx. € 65 00 p.p.)
Snack in a renowned winery with tasting of the excellent Etna wine and regional products.
The afternoon is dedicated to the idyllic Taormina with a view of the blue sea and Mount Etna. First you visit the Greco-Roman theater and then there is time for a stroll through the picturesque old town past the Palazzo Corvaia over the Corso Umberto.
Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 3: Cefalù - Palermo
After breakfast you drive to Cefalù, one of the admirable medieval town in the north of the island. Here you can visit the Norman cathedral, the construction of which began in 1131 and is now an excellent example of “Sicilian Romanesque” thanks to the pantocrator in magnificent mosaics. Afterwards you visit the famous wash house. In the afternoon, continue to Palermo, one of the most historic and artistic cities in Sicily, located in a bay under Monte Pellegrino, which Goethe defined as one of the most beautiful mountains in the world. Here you have the opportunity to discover the many architectural styles that reflect the past of this multicultural city. Transfer to the hotel. Dinner in a typical trattoria in the heart of the city.
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