Palermo, Agrigento, Enna, Catania, Taormina
Dates are customizable for private departures.
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.
Palermo – Pasta-Making Course
The beautiful island of Sicily is filled with fascinating destinations and picturesque sights. Your week-long vacation to Sicily will begin when you land at Palermo Airport. A private driver will greet and transfer to your opulent accommodation. Once here, you can have some time to relax before indulging in a cooking class later in the afternoon. During the course, you will learn how to make authentic pasta dough and a tasty sauce from professional chefs.
Palermo – Palermo Cathedral and Sicilian Cart Museum
After a relaxing morning, you will go on a private tour of the Palermo Cathedral and Sicilian Cart Museum. The church is known for its many architectural styles, which are a result of the various nations that ruled over Sicily. Once your tour concludes, your guide will lead you to the Sicilian Cart Museum. This museum pays tribute to the tradition of the Sicilian cart. Once used for transport, the carts today are more known for their colorful designs and paintings.
Agrigento – The Valley of the Temples
After breakfast this morning, you will transfer to Agrigento. As you make your way through the winding roads of the island, the beautiful Sicilian landscape will surround you. When you arrive at your accommodation in Agrigento, you will have some time to settle in before engaging in a tour of the Valley of the Temples. The Valley of the Temples is considered to be one of the most significant archeological sites in Sicily. This ancient site is home to the remains of various temples that date back centuries.
Catania – The Timeless Town of Enna
After breakfast, you will transfer to Catania, which is located along Sicily’s eastern coast. Along the way, you will stop in the city of Enna for a private tour. Enna is uniquely situated at over 3,000 feet above sea level. Your guide will lead you on a tour of the city’s highlights, including the Enna Cathedral and Lombardy Castle. The gorgeous Enna Cathedral dates back to the 14th century, and the Lombardy Castle is equally impressive. After you arrive at your hotel, you can begin to explore Catania at your leisure.
Catania – Tastings at a Local Cheese Farm
After breakfast this morning, you will have some time to relax or indulge in a short stroll around your hotel’s neighborhood before visiting a local cheese farm. When you arrive at the farm, you will be greeted by the friendly owners, who will also be your tour guides for the day. As you are led around the farm, you will learn about the history of farming in Sicily. Once inside, you will witness the cheesemaking process in action before being able to taste the cheese. Once you are back at your hotel, you can enjoy the rest of the day however you see fit.
Taormina – Hike Mt. Etna
This morning, you will transfer to Taormina. It will be a short but scenic ride, and when you arrive at your accommodation in the town, you will have a moment to place your things in your suite before hiking Mt. Etna. The climb will be exhilarating, and once you are at the top of the crater, you will have an incredible view of the surrounding landscape. In the nearby shop, you can explore some of the goods that have been made with the volcano’s lava before returning to Taormina for the evening.
Taormina – Departure
This morning, you will have time to stroll around the town one last time. Soon, your driver will transfer you to the airport for your flight home.
- 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
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.
$1,920 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.
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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