Palermo under the rising sun in Sicily, Italy

Sicilian Splendors for All: Amazing One-Week Family Vacation

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Countries Visited


Places Visited

Palermo, Agrigento, Enna, Catania...

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Suggested Duration

7 Days

Experience the history, beauty, and delicious cuisine of Sicily during this week-long family vacation. Create lifelong memories as you visit the enchanting destinations of Palermo, Agrigento, Enna, Catania, and Taormina. From a pasta-making course to a climb up Mt. Etna, explore all this amazing island has to offer with this unforgettable family trip.

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Trip Highlights

  • Indulge in a pasta-making class in Palermo and learn from professional chefs
  • Discover the history and culture of Sicily’s capital through intriguing visits to the Palermo Cathedral and Sicilian Cart Museum
  • Visit the Valley of the Temples  and witness the remains of the Temple of Concordia
  • Experience the breathtaking views and memorable attractions in Enna
  • Explore the Sicilian tradition of cheesemaking and taste fresh ricotta cheese at a local farm
  • Marvel at the stunning sights and gorgeous landscapes of Taormina
  • Uncover the beauty and power of Sicily’s Mt. Etna during an exhilarating climb to its crater

Detailed Description

The island of Sicily is a wonderful destination for a family vacation. Your week-long journey will begin when you land at Palermo Airport. Your first experience in Italy will be an immersive pasta-making class. As you learn the steps from professional chefs, you will prepare traditional pasta dough and a tasty sauce. The following day, you will further explore Sicily’s capital city with private tours of the Palermo Cathedral and Sicilian Cart Museum. After the day’s activities conclude, you will be free to explore Palermo at your leisure.

The next day, you will transfer to Agrigento. Here, your guide will lead you on a private tour of the Valley of the Temples. This ancient site is a treasure trove of ruins, and every temple you see will take you deeper into the history of the city. The following day, you will set your sights on Catania. Along the way, you will stop in the city of Enna for a private tour. By the end of the day,  you will arrive in Catania.

The next day, you will venture to a cheese farm for a private tour and tastings. As you travel around the farm, you will learn about the cheesemaking process. The chance to taste multiple delicious specialties, including the fresh ricotta, will be the perfect way to conclude your visit. The next morning, you will transfer to your final destination of Taormina. Here, you can climb Sicily’s famous Mt. Etna. The next morning, your family vacation will come to an end when you are led to Catania Fontanarossa Airport for your flight home.

Starting Price

$2,501 per person (excluding international flights)

Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.

What's Included

The starting price is based on travel during the low season for a minimum of two travelers staying in shared 3-star accommodations. Please inquire for a custom trip quote based on your travel preferences and travel dates.

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