|This is a Self Drive in Sicily for family and couples and it allows you to discover the most charming sites. Nature, Culture and tasting inside the same tour. This Tour include overnight in farmhouse and Half-bord service. Follow the Pino’s advice to discover Sicily in different ways. Visit our blog for general information about the island and the country. Discover Pino’s offers.|
1° Day: -Arrival- KM 65
Arrival at Catania airport and then take your car from the car hire office Sicily by Car. Drive to the Farmhouse in Taormina area. Dinner and overnight.
2° Day: Randazzo/Castiglione di Sicilia- KM 64
After breakfast departure to Randazzo (Via Fiumefreddo and Liguaglossa) to visit this medieval town and the Norman cathedrale in lava stone. On Sunday there is a typical Sicilian Market. Proceed and have lunch in a typical restaurant including typical Sicilian dishes and wine.
Proceed towards Castiglione di Sicilia and visit the old town. Drive back to the Farmhouse for typical Sicilian dinner and overnight. Pino’s advice is to taste the pistachio and almond sweet to . Pino's advice is to visit the Alcantara’s gorges and swim in its cold waters.
3° Day: -Taormina/The Ionian coast- KM 40
Have breakfast and try the typical Sicilian products. Proceed to Taormina, the pearl of Sicily with the well-known Greek Theatre from the 3rd century a.C. and the cathedral. A stroll through the characteristic streets of Taormina and go shopping. Pino's advice is to try the delicious granita, a semi-frozen dessert made from sugar, water and various fruit juices.
In the afternoon you will return to the Farmhouse, visit of a wine cellar including a wine tasting. Have dinner and overnight.
4° Day: -Piazza Armerina/Enna- KM 279
Enjoy Sicilian breakfast and departure to Piazza Armerina to visit the magnificent Villa Romana del Casale. It is a Roman villa built in the first quarter of the 4th century and located about 5 km outside the town. You can admire the richest and largest collection of Roman mosaics in the world, it is one of 44 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Italy. Proceed to Enna to visit the ruins of the "Castello di Lombardia". Enna is the highest province point center of the island; Pino's advice is to visit Nicosia and its medieval old city center or to visit Sperlinga (a strange mix of prehistorically excavations on the rock and medieval architectonic buildings). Pino's advice to buy mozzarella di bufala in or have lunch in After you proceed to Castelbuono to reach a typical Sicilian farmhouse for a typical dinner and overnight.
5° Day: -Geraci Siculo/Ganci- KM 73
Today we suggest to visit High Madonie Nature Reserve on 1000mts height in the heart of Sicily, starting with visit of the medieval town of Geraci Siculo with its fountain overview. Then proceed towards Gangi (one of the most beautiful place in Italy), to discover the Cathedral Santa Maria with its characteristic middle age Bell Tower. Don’t forget the Spirito Santo sanctuary. Pino's advice is to taste, local products of the Madonie area including the typical Rosolio in Pino's advice to visit the village of Petralia Soprana, the highest town in the Madonie. In the evening, return to the Farmhouse for a typical Sicilian Dinner and overnight.
6° Day: -Castelbuono- KM 10
In the morning departure from the farmhouse to visit the medieval town of Castelbuono: The Castle of Ventimiglia and it’s museum, walk along the typical road and stop at "Fiasconaro Pastry shop" to have a taste of the famous homemade “Panettone”, a traditional italian Christmas cake make with the famous "manna". Pino's advice is to visit the gorge of Tiberio (better during the morning for the trick of the light on the water). Pino's advice is to have lunch in In the afternoon free time to visit the Rural life museum and after return back to the Farmhouse.This evening Pino will offer you a cooking lesson and you will enjoy your dinner with the meals prepared by yourself. Overnight.
7° Day: -Palermo/Monreale- KM 141
After breakfast we suggest you to walk through the old city, rich in magnificent byzantine, arab-norman and baroque buildings. Visit San Giovanni degli Eremiti is one of the oldest church from arab's origin in Palermo. The Norman's Palace and the Palatine Chapel (the highest expression of power during the Arabic-Norman period). Other important visit is the cathedral of Palermo (the firt church built in the town and harmonious example of different styles). Inside the graves of the Norman Kings and the emperor Federici II. Pino's advice is to visit the puppet theater of. Pino's advice is to taste the "arancine" (fried rice balls), "sfincione" (tipical pizza with onion) and "panelle", (fried chick pea fritters) Afternoon drive to Monreale to admire the Cathedral with golden mosaic and the benedictines cloister, considered the finest example of the Norman architecture in Sicily. Pino's advice is to taste the typical Sicilian dessert “Cannoli”. Back to the farmhouse for a typical Sicilian dinner and overnight
8° Day: -Cefalu/Departure- KM 211
After breakfast we suggest to visit Cefalu (one of the most important attractions of Sicily).Visit of the Arabic-Norman Cathedral of the 12th century and its beautiful historical center. Departure to the airport of Catania. Please, take your car back to the car hire office “Sicily by car”. Go to the terminal and have a nice flight back home!
The type of hired car is automatically chosen according to the number of people.
Exemple: 2/3 pax category C; 4 pax category F.
During this SelfDrive you will stay in Farmhouses, whit standard double room, breakfast and dinner included. The Farmhouses will be choice between this below or similar.
Days : 8 | Nights : 7