CEFALU' AND SURROUNDING
Half-Day Tour, takes about 3 hours - TUESDAY (ENG)
Cefalù is a small town located on the northern coast of Sicily. Its name "Cephaloedium" or "Kephaloidion" derives from the characteristic shape of the majestic Rocca cefaludese. In the 5th century BC the remains of the megalithic walls that perimeter of the town feet of the Rocca.Fu for the position that the settlement was called Cephaloedium, ie "Head" for the shape of the cliff itself.Among the most important monuments of Cefalù we find the Cathedral founded in 1130 at the behest of Roger II.It is a of the most beautiful cathedrals in the world, in southern Romanesque style. In addition to the Cathedral, the core of the Cefalu 'medieval urban plan has been enriched over time by churches and small Renaissance and Baroque palaces, which often escape the visitor's quick glance.Cefalu 'boasts of surroundings of great attraction: the hill is full of olive trees overlooking the water; the Sentinella district of Sant'Ambrogio fertile lands, rich in orchards and vineyards.
Adults € 35,00 Children € 18,00 Remarks: Activity level - moderate It is advisable to wear confortable shoes Entrance fees are not included Minimum 4 people
Cooking class in Cefalù
Half-Day Tour, takes about 4 hours - MONDAY - WEDNESDAY - THURSADY (ENG)
Sicily is the most passionate island of the Mediterranean Sea. The Sicilian people are definitely famous for the love they have for the fruits of their land which come either from the sea or the contryside. Our purpose is to share with you this passion, and show you how to take the most from our culinary traditions. In the lovely tiny village of Sant'Ambrogio you will discover the Osteria Bacchus - named after the Greek God of wine -where you will experience, just in small groups of a maximum of 12 people, the Sicilian art of mixing only seasonal and organic ingredients. Our experienced and charismatic Chef Mimmo, with the help of his sons Ciccio and Ambrogio, will definitely make you part of something special. Guiding you step by step the colorful and intense path of making your own your Sicilian Lunch - entrée, first course, main course and dessert - showing you the depth of passion Mimmo has for food
Adults € 62,00 children € 32,00 Remarks:
Activity level - easy Cooking lesson of about 2 hourse Lunch is included
Pizza Making Cooking Class
Half-Day Tour, takes about 3 hours - ALL DAYS AT LUNCH (ENG)
Learning to make Pizza like an Italian is a great way to have fun, make friends and learn a new skills that won't fail to impress your friends and family when you get home. Our professional "pizzaiolo" (pizza chef) will be waiting to give you an introduction to the history of pizza and an explanation of various types of dough, flour, raising agents, proving of the pizza dough, and the characteristics of Sicilian pizza. Amongst other things, you will learn how to make pizza dough, the tricks of how to make a light and tasty tomato sauce, and how to use various types of toppings - before proceeding to the oven where you can cook your own favorite pizza. While waiting for the pizza to rise, you can enjoy an aperitif on the beach in our company. This activity is strongly recommended for families who want to teach their children all about Sicilian culture and traditions. A simple, fun, and engaging experience that they will remember forever.
Adults € 39,00 children € 30,00 Remarks: Activity level - easy Cooking lesson of about 3 hourse All the necessary ingredients, kitchen utensils, and aprons provided Water and soft drinks during the activity Pizza and dessert, drinks included
Streat Capital Palermo
Half-Day Tour, takes about 5 hours - TUESDAY (ENG)
The Streat Palermo tour is a walking tour through the main squares and street markets of the city center that allows travellers sample the best Palermitan street food. Along the walk partecipants enter places hung out only by real Sicilians, such as bakeries and old inns. All places have been selected to offer travellers the most authentic street food. The group will be constitued with maximum ten partecipants in order to let people enjoy the wal and interact with their local tour guide. Streat Palermo tour isn't just food! Itineraries are designed to offer travellers a complete overwiew on the history, arts, food and traditions of Palermo. Tour guides provide historical information on the monuments and churches visible along the walk ( Stret Palermo winter tour also includes the visit of cathedral ) and share with travellers the most intimate secret of local cusine and habits. With Streat Palermo tour partecipants have the chance to discover the hidden artisticx gems of the markets, not always easy to find otherwise
Adults € 50,00 Children € 33,00 Remarks: Activity level - moderate It is advisable to wear confortable shoes Entrance fees are not included
Castelbuono & Wine Tasting
The Madonie Mountains are scattered with picturesque hilltop towns. Possibility the prettiest of all is Castelbuono. After a stroll in the idyllic town centre and aa visit to the majestic Castle dedicated to Sant'Anna, on the way back, you will stop at The "Abbazia Sant'Anastasia". literally a piece of heaven, this old abbey is now famous all over the world because of its gold-medal-awarded winery company. There you will taste some of their selected wines and typical appetizers, all with an unforgettable visit to their wine cellar where yo will enjoy the smell of their andcrafted oak barrels manufactured in the department of Allier. Definitely a must for the guest that visit this site of Sicily.
Adults € 39,00 children € 25,00 Remarks: Activity level - moderate not suitable for those who have walking difficulties, due some brisk walking it is advisable to wear confortable shoes entrance fees are not included
Sicilian Gems - Taormina & Mount Etna
Full-day tour, takes about 11 hours - MONDAY (French) -THURSDAY (ENG)
The town lies on a terrace overlooking the sea and with Mount Etna nestling in the background. Thanks to beauty, its historic feel, the wonderful alleys and to the cultural events hosted, Taormina attracts many tourists. Dating back as far as 358 BC, its home to some of the most well preserved buildings, medieval courtyards and historc landmarks in this corner of the world. Sip cappuccino in the Piazza IX Aprile (9th of April Square) browse the chic boutiques, or ceck out the town's star attraction - its ancient Greek-Roman theatre. Then, before you know it, its all changed and you're standing on the pulsing and flamng heart of the island: Mount Etna ! On the way to Rifugio sapienza, wich is located at 2000 Mt above sea level, the guide will tell you of some intersting facts about the mountain, wich is highest active volcano on the European continent.
Adults € 55,00 children € 27,50 Remarks: Activity level - moderate The walk is on off-road paths suggested comfortable, appropriate footwear, warm clothes, and wind jacket Possibility to take cable car and 4 wheels drive to the far top (2900 mts) Entrance fees are not included
Lipari e Vulcano
Full-day tour, takes about 10 hours - WEDNESDAY (ENG, FRENCH)
Early in the morning you will take the boat to Lipari and that's just the beginning of a really stunning day. Lipari was created by several volcanic eruptions and is one of the oldest settlements in Europe. In the Island's museum you will learn the Aeolians arcipelago history from ancient times to the classic Hellenistic era. Vulcano is an impressive island and soon you will undestarnd why the ancient Greeks belivied that the island itself was the chimney of the god Hephaestus' forge. Here you will enjoy a reviving sulphorous mud bath at the natural spa, you will also fine the black sand beach it's a perfect place where you can just relax and rest your feet. On both islands you will get plenty of time to explore on your own
Adults € 60,00 children € 30,00 Remarks: Activity level - moderate Activity level - moderate Not suitable for those who have walking difficulties, due some brisk walking it is advisable to wear confortable shoes, and to bring cream sun in the hottest months Entrance fees and ecotax are not included
Panarea & Stromboli
Full-day tour, takes about 12 hours - SUNDAY (ENG, FRENCH)
In Cefalù Harbour you board the boat that will take you out to Panarea, The Glamour Island. The island has earned its epithet as it is the most exclusive of the Aeolians Island, attracting the international jet-setters for a teste of "dolce far niente" (delicious idleness). After exploring the island for a while, wandering in its narrow white streets, you will sail to Stomboli, one of the neighboring island of the arcipelago. The island was, in the 1950s, known because of Ingrid Bergman and Roberto Rossellini's affair. Here sprouted their love story during the filming of the movie " Sromboli ". If you want, can can see the house they lived in during filming. You get time to look around on your own before you cast off and raise your eyes towards Stromboli's top crater which offers an amazing spectacle. Here you can see how the glowing lava flows out and lights up the night sky while you are at sea.
Adults € 80,00 children € 40,00 Remarks: Activity level - moderate Not suitable for those who have walking difficulties, due some brisk walking it is advisable to wear confortable shoes, and to bring cream sun in the hottest months Entrance fees and ecotax are not included
Palermo e Monreale
Full-day tour, takes about 7 hours -THURSDAY (ENG)
Departure for Monreale; visit of its Cathedral, whose interior is completely covered with marble and splendid mosaics, and visit of the cloister of Benedictines. Continuation of the excursion to Palermo:visit of the catacombs of the Capuchins (Optional) and the cathedral. Time at leisure for lunch. In the afternoon, walk to Piazza Marina to admire the magnificent "Ficus Magnoloides", the largest tree in Europe, and the old Sicilian aristocratic buldings. Continue to the historic center of the old town, along the typical "Capo" market and the Quattro Canti and Pretoria Square. Return to the hotel for dinner.
Adults € 50,00 children € 25,00 Remarks:
Activity level - moderate The price does not include: Catacombs entrance € 4,00 ( for all) Cloister entrances Monreale € 6,00 Cathedral Entrance Monreale € 4,00 (for all ) Lunch
Half-day tour, takes about 4 hours - SATURDAY (ENG, FRENCH)
Adults € 45,00 Children € 23,00 Remarks: Activity level - moderate It is advisable to wear confortable shoes, and to bring sun cream in the hottest months Entrance fees are not included
Magic of Madonie
Evening excursion, takes about 7 hours - TUESDAY (FRENCH) - FRIDAY (ENG)
We will reach San Mauro Castelverde which is truly one of the most beautiful mountain villages in the Madonie National Park. It's Located at an altidude of 1080 metres, it's famous for its medieval churches and typical small squares where you can admire a beutiful landscape of the mountains and the sea. After this unforgattable visit we will reach the " Trattoria la Posada", which is located in Karsa a small hamlet of San Mauro and run by a very hospitable family, where a real Sicilian feast will be offered to you. The chef Rosa will be also happy to show you the secret of her culinary art and everything you will taste will be produced from organic ingredients produced on the surrounding farms. To keep us company during the dinner some typical sicilian music will be played until late night.
Adults € 52,00 Children € 38,00 Remarks: Activity level - easy Dinner is included