Imagine Sicily!
Traditions, Local Culture, and Connections

Join La RosaWorks and filmmaker Mark Spano, creator of Sicily: Land, of Love and Strife, on a Sicilian adventure. Combining a La RosaWorks Sicily tour with the filmmaker’s perspective will make for an exciting journey full of authentic Sicilian experiences and with a lot of local, insider color.

On this nine day customized tour to Sicily, we will explore some of Sicily’s most treasured traditions, local culture, and meet friends along the way. We will taste the local wine and food in the cities and small towns, and our expert guides will both engage and enlighten. The group will be limited in size to ensure an intimate experience. You will learn about Sicily’s historic past and what it is that makes the island so magical.

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

Detailed Sicily travel information.

Itinerary

Day 1 - Saturday, Sept. 29
  • Mid-day arrival into Catania’s Fontanarossa Airport
  • One group transfer to the hotel
  • Welcome dinner at an award winning winery
Day 2 - Sunday, Sept. 30
  • Visit the medieval town of Randazzo with a guide
  • Lunch at a local farm on the slopes of Mount Etna
  • Dinner on your own
Day 3 - Monday, Oct. 1
  • Depart the area
  • Guided walking tour and leisure time in Sicily’s jewel, Taormina
  • Visit to a workshop
  • Wine pairing dinner in Catania
Day 4 - Tuesday, Oct. 2
  • Morning guided visit to Siracusa and Ortigia
  • Light lunch
  • Afternoon visit to Noto, Sicily’s Baroque masterpiece
Day 5 - Wednesday, Oct. 3
  • Depart the east for Palermo
  • Stop in Piazza Armerina to visit the stunning Villa Romana del Casale
  • Lunch and visit the small hill town of Valguarnera
  • Sunset dinner will be overlooking the rooftops of Palermo's churches and palazzi
Day 6 - Thursday, Oct. 4
  • Morning guided market tour with light tasting lunch
  • Afternoon guided tour of Palermo’s historic center
  • Dinner at a Slow Food establishment
Day 7 - Friday, Oct. 5
  • Morning visit to the majestic Elymian ruins at Segesta
  • Lunch at a historic winery
  • Continue on to tour the the magnificent Monreale Cathedral and its stunning mosaics
Day 8 - Saturday, Oct. 6
  • Day trip to Cefalù, the charming resort town on the sea.
  • Returning to Palermo after lunch on your own, we will stop to visit a world class private collection of ceramic tiles
  • The special farewell dinner will be as guests of the nobility in the Palazzo
Day 9 - Sunday, Oct. 7
  • Transfer to Palermo’s airport for departure.

Cost & Booking

Total cost per person is $3495 in a double room. $450 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.

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

 

 

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At A Glance

Tour Dates

September 29 - October 7, 2018

What Is Included

  • 8 nights accommodation at 4 star hotels in Linguaglossa, Catania, and Palermo
  • All breakfasts
  • 10 meals; Diverse dining experiences including meals at a farm and wineries, at the market and a palazzo
  • Guided tours of Randazzo, Taormina, Siracusa, Villa Romana del Casale, Valguarnera, Palermo, Segesta, Monreale
  • Entrance fees
  • Unique Sicilian wine experiences, including visits to 2 wineries and tasting opportunities with winemakers and a sommelier
  • Private group transportation
  • Tips for guides and drivers
  • Select reading list and other materials

Tour Cost

Total cost per person is $3495 in a double room. Single Supplement $450.

Reservations

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The number of participants on this tour is limited.

Travel Information

Detailed Sicily travel information.

Taormina, ah Taormina. Such stunning beauty.

Taormina, ah Taormina. Such stunning beauty.

Taormina views are stunning with the azure Able Sea below and Mount Etna billowing behind

Taormina views are stunning with the azure able sea below and Mount Etna billowing behind.

Greek drama was an important part of life in Siracusa circa 5th century BC

Greek drama was an important part of life in Siracusa circa 5th century BC.

The Villa Romana del Casale, a UNESCO site, is simply an amazing sight.

The Villa Romana del Casale, a UNESCO site, is simply an amazing sight.

Cefalù is charming, beautiful, and perfect for a relaxed visit.

Cefalù is charming, beautiful, and perfect for a relaxed visit.

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