3 Wine Tastings and Val di Noto’s Unesco Sites
Ragusa, Pantalica, Noto, Marzamemi, Mt Etna, Taormina ...
There’s a unique flavor in Sicily, the result of a mix of people and traditions, that blends with its thriving vegetation. This island will reveal itself in all its dazzling beauty: from the products of the land to the majestic architecture, every village will tell you its history and evolution, while the sweet sound of the sea that shattered on crashes against the rocks, will make you swing along the itinerary. Through this tour you will see a lot of Unesco Sites of the island and you'll try some of the best wines and food, discovering its secrets and history without stress.
- Transport by Mercedes luxury vehicles
- English speaking Fully Licensed Driver / Guide*
- Excursions and 3 wine tastings with food
We will go first to a beautiful winery not far from Ragusa.
Wine Tasting and food. Then visit of historic center Ragusa Ibla.
On our way to explore the city we will visit the beautiful gardens iblei, the portal of St. George, St. Joseph's Church, Piazza Pola and the Duomo, considered one of the most beautiful religious structures in Sicily.
Finally we reach Modica, the city of Salvatore Quasimodo, also famous for the particular chocolate. Among the main sights we will see Saint Georges’s Church, Saint Peter’s Church, Mary Of Bethlehem’s Church.
Overnight in Noto
Right after breakfast, we will carry on with our journey into the Sicilian Baroque reaching the ancient Greek colony named Palazzolo Acreide. We will explore the archaeological site area consisting of a beautiful Greek theater, a bouleuterion, some sanctuaries and the necropolis. We will then discover the modern part of the city through the Baroque churches of San Paolo (St. Paul) and San Sebastiano (St. Sebastian), Palazzo Caruso and Palazzo Judica. We will afterwards be visiting the historic house museum of Antonino Uccello, Italian anthropologist and poet, where we will retrace the history of the Sicilian peasant.
The conclusion of our day will be spent at Pantalica, natural reserve and one of the biggest necropolis in the whole in Europe, consisting of more than 5,000 tombs chiselled into the rock. We will furthermore visit the Byzantine church and the Anaktoron (the Prince Palace) before returning to the farm holiday.
Overnight in Noto.
The main attraction of the day will be Noto, Baroque's masterwork and World Heritage Site since 2002.
The city will disclose itself in the full splendor of its reconstruction, happened after the devastating earthquake in 1693: from Chiesa di Santa Chiara (St. Clare Church) to the Cattedrale di San Nicola (St. Nicholas Cathedral) up to the main monuments of the old town center.
Wine tasting with food in an important winery.
Our other destination for the day will be the southernmost tip of Sicily: the ancient fishing villages of Marzamemi and Portopalo. Here we will visit the oldest almadraba in Europe and have the possibility to taste a full range of products derived from tuna, as well as the popular cherry tomatoes of the area.
Overnight in Noto.
During this day we will get to know the true Queen of eastern Sicily, who is called by the natives as a muntagna (The mountain): the volcano Etna.
Right after breakfast we will begin our journey headed to the Rifugio Sapienza (Sapienza Refuge, at elevation of 1800 m) stopping in front of the Crateri Silvestri.
We'll visit a beautiful winery, wine tasting and food.
Throughout the afternoon we will reach Taormina; there, walking along Corso Umberto, we will visit the beautiful Greek theater, Palazzo Corvaja and the Odeon, without missing the chanche to stop and appreciate the magnificent seascape.
Transfer to Pozzallo Port.