LUXURY WINE TOUR AND PANTELLERIA
12 DAYS AND 11 NIGHTS
At Eracle Travels we designed for our clients the most amazing bespoke gourmet tours crossing vineyards and colored landscapes. The authentic savors and smells of Sicilian tradition will enchant our guests with incomparable gastronomic experiences. Walking through historical wineries and country estates...tasting Cerasuolo di Vittoria DOCG, Etna wines, Eolian Malvasia and Passito, and much more... Since wine is a very ancient tradition in Sicily that takes its roots back to the Greek culture, VII. B.C. and is part of its cultural identity!
1ST DAY - ARRIVALWelcome to Sicily!
2ND DAY - MT ETNA - BENANTI - MURGO
A day to discover the essence of this region: the black stone and the Etna wines. Today you will stop at a height of about 1800 mt to walk on the Silvestri Craters, enchanting the tourists for their so-called "lunar landscape". Then transfer to Benanti estate, that produces red and white cru wines. Next stop will be Murgo winery where we can relax walking through the vineyards and tasting a good glass of Murgo Brut.
3RD DAY - GRACI, FESSINA AND TAORMINA
A very special day to discover Etna wines and Taormina panoramas.
The wine tour begin with the visit of Graci winery, a walk through the vineyards and a wine tasting. The tour continues to the vineyards of Fessina estate at 670 m. above sea level extend over about seven hectare and they are surrounded by two semicircular. At the end of the wine tasting, departure to Taormina, "Pearl of Sicily", since the 119th century famous in Europe as favorite retreats for travelers from all over the world.
4TH DAY - SIRACUSA - MARILINA WINERY
Departure to Siracusa, a unique town famous for its Greek Heritage since it was the capital city of the so called "Magna Grecia", visit the archeological park with its good preserved theatre where they still play the Greek tragedies and comedies according to the Greek laws for Drama. Then visit of Ortigia, the city centre.
The tour continues to Marilina winery, famous for its bio vegan wines
5TH DAY - CERASUOLO WINERY
Visit Valle dell'Acate, an ancient winery that produces the famous Cerasuolo di Vittoria (the only DOCG in Sicily). The atmosphere of this place will give you the opportunity to enjoy the countryside colors and smells. Then transfer to COS winery, the Azienda Agricola COS works with biodynamic principals of agriculture using the ancient traditional techniques to cultivate vines. In the afternoon visit of Frantoio Cutrera, the owners will guide you patiently explaining the process of oil pressing and also the different oils they produce. Than a good session of oil tasting.
6TH DAY - RAGUSA IBLA MODICA AND SCICLI
A day to discover the magnificent baroque architecture of Val di Noto: Ragusa, Modica and Scicli. Your first stop will be Ragusa Ibla with the magic atmosphere of a very special baroque town, rich of treasures and amazing corners.Exclusive: visit the local handcraft "bottega" of Sicilian carts, where the artisans Biagio and Damiano still paint the famous Sicilian carts and can tell you about this ancient tradition that they are proud to carry on.You rejoin your driver to go to Modica, ancient capital city of the "Contea di Modica", the town is rich of magnificent churches with their inspiring domes, bell towers and intricate facades. A chocolate tasting experience at the most ancient chocolate factory of Sicily will be a nice moment.
After lunch the last stop of this baroque tour: Scicli, a town sung by the Sicilian poet Elio Vittorini as the "real soul of Sicily".
7TH DAY - CRISTO DI CAMPOBELLO, AGRIGENTO, PLANETA
Today you will discover Sicilian roots and the excellence of wine smells. 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 to you an interesting wine tasting.
At lunch you will appreciate one of the most celebrate restaurant in Italy, La Madia **Michelin.
In the afternoon you will experience the majestic Greek architecture that survives through the centuries in this magic place: the wonderful Valley of Greek Temples. At the end transfer to La Dispensa Planeta in Menfi.
8TH DAY - FLORIO, TRAPANI, PANTELLERIA
Today you will enjoy the special atmosphere of La Dispensa estate, a walk in the vineyards, some speech with local people working in the winery... in the late morning check out and private transfer to Florio winery.At the end transfer to Trapani Aiport. Line flight to Pantelleria.
FROM 9TH TO 11TH DAY
STAY IN HOTEL *****L IN PANTELLERIA
12TH DAY - Departure
Transfer to the airport and departure.