Culinary tour from Catania

Description
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 PinoAdvise. 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 PinoAdvise 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 PinoAdvise or have lunch in PinoAdvise 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 PinoAdvise 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 PinoAdvise 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 PinoAdvise 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 ofPinoAdvise.  Pino's advice is to taste the "arancine" (fried rice balls), "sfincione" (tipical pizza with onion) and "panelle", (fried chick pea fritters) PinoAdvise  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 PinoAdvise 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!

Information about the hotels and the Pino's Advice will be provided after the confirmation of your booking.

The type of hired car is automatically chosen according to the number of people.
Exemple:    2/3 pax category C;    4 pax category F.

Farms

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.

Taormina Area 

Tenuta San Michele

Palermo Area

Azienda Agrituristica Bergi

Policy & Terms


Days : 8 | Nights : 7


Price included


  • Car Rental
  • Buffet Breakfast daily
  • Pino's Advice
  • Pino will offer you
  • VAT
  • Fee
  • HB
  • Accommodation in farmhouse

Price not included


  •     Extra stay pre/post tour    
  •     All meals and drinks    
  •     Any optional tours    
  •     Motorway tolls    
  •     Entrance fees museums, monuments and archaeological sites    
  •     Excursion to the summit of the Etna (cable car and 4x4 vehicle)    
  •     Tourist Tax    
  •     Personal Expenses    
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