WINE FOR EXPERTS
12 DAYS AND 11 NIGHTS
1ST DAY - Welcome to Sicily!
Arrival at Catania airport and private transfer to the resort on Mt. Etna. An exclusive place to stay and enjoy nature, smells and savors.
2ND DAY - NICOSIA AND BENANTI WINERIES
After breakfast , transfer to Cantine Nicosia, guided tour of the winery and wine-tasting. Then visit to Benanti estate. A very special winery that will give you a unique experience of the Etna wines through wine tasting and dinner in the exclusive location. Then departure to Taormina, and enjoy a walk on the lively main street, Corso Umberto, with wonderful monuments and beautiful shops. Dinner in Taormina. Return to the hotel and overnight stay.
3RD DAY - TENUTA DELLE TERRE NERE, TENUTA DI FESSINA AND GRACI WINERIES
A very special day to discover Etna wines through three different wineries. After breakfast, departure to the Northern slope of Mt Etna. First stop of this tour will be Tenuta delle Terre Nere winery. Visit of the vinery and technical wine tasting. Next stop will be at Fessina estate, here, you will enjoy a wine tasting and a special gastronomic experience with local homemade food. In the afternoon, the wine tour continues to Graci winery, with the visit of vineyards and the wine tasting with food pairing. Return to the hotel and overnight stay.
4TH DAY ¬- THE MAGNA GRECIA AND MARILINA WINERY
Breakfast, hotel check out. Today you visit Siracusa town to discover Sicilian roots. Lunch in an amazing "Enoteca" (wine shop) in the city centre.
Then departure to the exclusive MARILINA winery, famous for its organic and vegan wines, wine tasting with food pairing in a friendly atmosphere. A family winery that believes in the respect for nature and its cycles and in the traditional vinification technics. In the afternoon departure to Ragusa. Check in. Evening at leisure. Overnight stay.
5th DAY -CERASUOLO DI VITTORIA WINERIES AND NOBLE RAGUSA
After breakfast departure to excellent wineries that produce the famous Cerasuolo di Vittoria (unique DOCG in Sicily): Valle dell'Acate and COS. Valle dell'Acate, a magic place where to experience the ancient techniques of wine before enjoying the wine tasting surrounded by the old barrels. Next stop will be COS winery. The Azienda Agricola COS works with biodynamic principals of agriculture using the ancient traditional techniques to cultivate vines. Very amazing and unique is the aging of some wines in ancient amphoras! Visit of the winery, and lunch with wine tasting and food pairing. Then, return to Ragusa for a guided tour to discover Ragusa Ibla, UNESCO World Heritage town. The city centre with its wonderful Baroque monuments and astonishing unique corners will surprise your eyes. Return to the hotel. Dinner at leisure; overnight stay.
6TH DAY -CRISTO DI CAMPOBELLO WINERY AND AGRIGENTO
Today you will discover Sicilian roots and the excellence of wine smells. After breakfast, departure to Agrigento. On the road from east to west Sicily you will visit Baglio del Cristo di Campobello winery. A modern winery using ancient traditions will offer you an interesting wine tasting. In the afternoon enjoy the wonderful Valley of Greek Temples. At the end departure to La Dispensa di Planeta wine resort. Check in. Dinner with wine tasting. Overnight stay.
7TH DAY -PLANETA WINERY AND PRINCIPE DI CORLEONE
Breakfast. Then departure to Sambuca di Sicilia to visit the Planeta winery in Ulmo, Taste of the wines with food pairing at lunch. Then, visit of the "Principe di Corleone" winery, in the heart of the "Monreale" D.O.C. wine. Return to La Dispensa. Relax and enjoy the wonderful landscape around the resort. Overnight stay.
08TH DAY - TENUTA GORGHI TONDY WINERY - FLORIO - FIRRIATO
Breakfast. Hotel check-out. This morning you will visit the Tenuta Gorghi Tondi winery Enjoy the wine tasting in this amazing frame!
Then departure to the Florio winery Duca di Salaparuta, that comprises three historic brands: Corvo, Duca di Salaparuta and Florio. Wine tasting and lunch at Florio winery.
At the end departure to Baglio Soria Estate by Firriato. The wine tasting will be a wine-sensory journey of excellence guided by an attentive sommelier. Overnight stay at Baglio Soria Estate.
9TH DAY - ERICE - CEUSO WINERY - PALERMO
Breakfast. Hotel check-out and departure to Erice, arrival and meeting with your guide for a walking tour of this amazing medieval town founded by the Elymian people long time ago. During the tour, stop at Maria Grammatico's pastry shop to taste the typical Sicilian pastries. Your day continues to the awarded Ceuso winery for wine tasting with food pairing, in the land of the ancient Elymians, one of the first inhabitants of the island. Then departure to Palermo. Check in. Evening at leisure. Overnight stay.
10TH DAY -PALERMO AND MONREALE
Breakfast. Today you explore Palermo with your private guide and driver. Evening at leisure. Overnight stay.
11TH DAY -REGALEALI ESTATE
Breakfast and departure with your private driver to Regaleali Estate.
You will enjoy a peaceful moment in the middle of Sicilian countryside for the final wine tasting in our island. Transfer to Palermo and overnight stay.
12TH DAY - Departure
Breakfast. Check-out. Transfer to the airport and departure. End of our services.