Spring 2018 Sicily’s Beating Heart Tour

Open to anyone looking to have fun enjoying unique and varied experiences on a stunning island.

Join this nine day boutique tour to Sicily, full of experiences, wine, food and history. The group will be limited in size to ensure engaging and intimate experiences. From guides and locals, you will learn about Sicily’s past and what it is that makes the island so magical. You will also meet some of the people, particularly in the worlds of wine and food, that blend the old and modern worlds of Sicily.

Please contact La RosaWorks for a full itinerary and booking information.

Detailed Sicily travel information.

Itinerary

Day 1 - Saturday, May 19
  • Mid-day arrival into Palermo’s Falcone Borsellino Airport
  • One group transfer to Palermo
  • Welcome drinks and dinner with a spectacular view
Day 2 - Sunday, May 20
  • Visit the majestic ruins at Segesta with a guide
  • Lunch and tasting at a winery representing wines from the western part of Sicily
  • Continue on to tour the the magnificent Monreale Cathedral and its stunning mosaics
  • Dinner on your own in Palermo
Day 3 - Monday, May 21
  • Guided walking tour of the famous markets of Palermo with a street food tasting
  • After a short break, continue on a walking tour of Palermo’s central highlights
  • Private tour and dinner at one of Palermo’s finest palaces
Day 4 - Tuesday, May 22
  • Depart Palermo. Guided tour of Calascibetta, Sicily’s center, with magnificent vistas from coast to coast
  • After lunch, visit Morgantina, an early Greek settlement
  • Continue on to the hotel
  • Dinner will be at the farm
Day 5 - Wednesday, May 23
  • Morning guided visit to a traditional ceramics workshop in Caltagirone
  • Afternoon continues in Piazza Armerina’s Villa Romana del Casale to see stunning Roman mosaics
  • Continue on to your hotel in Catania
  • Dinner will be with a local sommelier. She will pair the wines to the menu and engage you in a lively discussion about wines from the Etan region
Day 6 - Thursday, May 24
  • A visit to her majesty, Mount Etna! With a knowledgeable guide you will visit its lunar top. You will walk on the extinct craters and experience why she is both feared and revered.
  • A tour and tasting lunch at a historic winery will complete the day’s activities
  • Dinner will be on your own
Day 7 - Friday, May 25
  • A short ride will take you to what once was one of Greece’s most important cities, Siracusa
  • A guide will bring the archeological history and charm of Ortigia to life, as you walk its winding, narrow, streets
  • Dinner will be at a unique historic location
Day 8 - Saturday, May 26
  • Spend the morning enjoying Catania’s world famous fish market
  • Farewell lunch will be at on the wine road of Mount Etna
  • Taormina is a jewel and today you will see its magnificence, from the iconic Greek theater to its secret corners with a local guide
Day 9 - Sunday, May 27
  • Transfer to Catania’s airport for departure

Cost & Booking

Total cost per person is $3275 in a double room. $425 single supplement. A $500 deposit is required to register. Please contact for payment details.

Not included in the tour: Airfare, travel insurance (strongly recommended), personal expenses, and meals not specified. This itinerary is subject to minor changes and adjustment.

Your deposit will be completely refunded if arrangements cannot be confirmed or the tour is cancelled for unforeseen circumstances. Your deposit is refundable up until final payment is due.

Itinerary is subject to change based on availability. Any changes will be of equivalent substance and quality.

For further information, please contact:
Karen La Rosa at or call 917.225.8415

Space is limited.
Please reserve your spot as soon as possible.

At A Glance

Tour Dates

May 19 - 27, 2018

What Is Included

  • 3 nights accommodation at a 4 star hotel in Palermo’s historic center
  • 1 night accommodation at a 4 star Agriturismo near Caltagirone
  • 4 nights accommodation at a 4 star hotel in Catania
  • All breakfasts
  • 10 meals with regional wine; Diverse dining experiences including eateries from a trattoria to an elegant wine pairing dinner, from the market to a palazzo
  • Guided tours of Palermo, Segesta, Monreale,Calascibetta, Morgantina, Caltagirone, Piazza Armerina, Mount Etna, Siracusa, and Taormina
  • Unique wine experiences, including visits to 3 wineries and tasting opportunities with winemakers and a sommelier
  • Tips for guides and drivers
  • Private transportation for the group
  • Select reading list and other materials

Tour Cost

Total cost per person is $3275 in a double room. Single Supplement $425.

Reservations

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The number of participants on this tour is limited.

Travel Information

Detailed Sicily travel information.

The street markets of Palermo are fascinating and engaging.

The street markets of Palermo are fascinating and engaging.

Historic ceramic tiles made Sicilian homes and palaces beautiful.

Historic ceramic tiles made Sicilian homes and palaces beautiful.

Serene & stunning is the cloister at Monreale Cathedral.

Serene & stunning is the cloister at Monreale Cathedral.

From high on Calascibetta’s hills, you can see for miles and miles

From high on Calascibetta’s hills, you can see for miles and miles

Mount Etna’s landscape is so vast and lunar.

Mount Etna’s landscape is so vast and lunar.

Roman and Greek ruins are equally impressive in Siracusa.

Roman and Greek ruins are equally impressive in Siracusa.

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