Sicily: Palermo and environments

In the Leopard’s footsteps

One day or more days’ tour to explore the places where Giuseppe Tommasi di Lampedusa set his famous novel ‘The Leopard’, immortalized by Luchino Visconti in his motion-picture masterpiece. Dinner and refreshments in magnificent aristocratic palaces; visits to the convents of cloistered orders of nuns, with a chance to taste the delicious confectionery they make...
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“ Hands-on” cookery course and wine tasting

Excursion to visit one of Sicily’s finest and most prestigious farming and wine-growing establishments  located in the beautiful rural landscape of central  Sicily . Tour of the estate and its cellars, wine-tasting, Sicilian cookery course and lunch or dinner featuring dishes cooked together and other specialties made with the farm’s own fresh produce.    ...
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A Day Cruise

One-day cruise by motor yacht to Ustica,  a reddish island of ferrous basalt lava off-shore from the Palermo coast. In ancient times it was a Phoenician colony then it was inhabited by the Romans, Saracens and Normans, and is today a nature reserve. Refreshments and games of skill on board of  the yacht. Picnic lunch on...
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Under the Marsala’s Signboard

Full-day tour in the Marsala wine-growing district. Visit to centuries-old cellars in which the famous Marsala wine is matured in its oak barrels. This emblematic wine, which symbolizes the history and traditions of Sicilian wine-growing, was discovered in 1773 by John Woodhouse, an English merchant specialized in port wines, and immediately won vast popularity throughout...
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Mini-Course for Wine Experts

Mini-course on wine connoisseurship, with tasting session featuring the best Sicilian wines. Lunch in a lovely restaurant with Liberty décor, which has one of Italy’s best-stocked cellars. In the afternoon, visit to one of the spectacular, centuries-old cellars of the Duca di Salaparuta wineries, a few kilometres from Palermo, with wine-tasting session. Dinner at a famous...
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Erice and Trapani’s salt-pans

Tour of Erice, a timeless town perched upon a mountainside enclosed by strange triangular walls – perhaps the most picturesquely evocative town in Sicily. Stop to taste the famous almond cakes, made entirely by hand in strict accordance with ancient recipes passed on by the nuns of a cloistered  Franciscan order. Lunch featuring cous-cous, a local speciality...
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Wandering around Palermo

A rather unusual circuit, following guided tours of the city’s most famous and splendid treasures: a walk through the colorful, fascinatingly lively open-air food-markets as the ‘Vucciria’ or  Ballarò, with tasting of mouthwatering street food the city is famous for;  stop in an elegant  coffee-house to taste delicate almond pastries, ‘cannoli’ filled with ricotta cream...
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Palermo of the Leopards

Tour of the palatial abodes of Palermo’s aristocracy, whose treasures still bear sumptuous witness to the splendors of their vanished past: magnificent decorations and stucco work, tapestries, furniture and paintings.

In the evening, Gala Dinner with music in the palace where Giuseppe Tommasi di Lampedusa set some scenes of his novel ‘the Leopard’, or Costume Ball...

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