The grapes are ripe and ready to harvest. Variety quot uva Italia quot. September, near the city of Agrigento.

Wine Lovers Sicily Tour: History, Tasting & More

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Customizable Itinerary

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Countries Visited

Italy

Places Visited

Catania, Palermo, Etna, Taormina...

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Suggested Duration

8 Days

Uncover the secrets to a perfect bottle of wine in the unparalleled landscape of Sicily. Follow the trail of an open-air museum dedicated to the different grapes of the island. Sip a sensual red or robust white in an antique farmhouse. Discover the ancient civilizations that settled the hillsides and shores. The subtle flavors of wine are influenced by the soil and elements, nurtured to absorb the qualities of its surroundings. Embark on a luxurious Sicily wine tasting experience that will introduce...

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Trip Highlights

  • Explore the various family-owned vineyards of Sicily and enjoy sumptuous wine tastings
  • Indulge in the unique properties of wine produced on the volcanic slopes of Mount Etna
  • Follow the history of wine in Sicily on the Grapevine Route, which will introduce you to indigenous grapes along with varietals collected from around the world
  • Discover the remarkable Doric ruins at the Valley of the Temples, where remnants of Greek settlement persist
  • Witness the unique architectural properties of the Feudo di Mezzo Estate
  • Traverse the ancient streets of Syracuse to find the largest ancient Greek theater in Sicily that remains intact
  • Relax in luxurious wine resorts across Sicily, known for their comfort, seclusion, and unparalleled quality

Detailed Description

Your desire to explore the varieties of wines, from their unique properties to the quality of the soil, is a journey of discovery. Your 8-day Sicily wine tasting tour guides you through the ancient roots of the viticulture world that influence the wineries of today. Your Sicily vacation begins with your arrival in Palermo. Your private transfer guides you through the historic streets of the city, highlighting the distinct layers of the civilizations that have contributed to the growth of the region. Outside of the town of Menfi, you settle into your wine resort, surrounded by elegant waves of vineyards draping across the hillside.

The following morning, you venture to the Ulmo Estate for an introduction into Sicilian wine at Planeta’s first winery outside the town of Sambuca de Sicilia. After your tour, you take in the ancient ruins of Selinunte before returning to your resort for the evening. Your guide meets you at the hotel the next day, ready to lead you through the trails of the Valley of the Temples. The Doric structures have withstood the test of time and continue to inspire visitors from around the world. Tonight you find comforts in a wine resort outside of the undulating city of Ragusa.

Next, you explore the antique features of the Dorilli Estate and sample the fabulous flavors of the wine. In Ragusa, you travel along the streets, finding an alluring combination of Baroque buildings, medieval alleyways, and lavish churches. Travel to the Buonivini Estate to view the “Invisible Wine Cellar” and sample the wines produced on the distinctive grounds. Visit the Baroque city of Noto and relish the historical and architectural significance of the glowing city. In the evening, you can relax at your wine resort in the foothills of Mount Etna.

You’re free to discover the tremendous history of the Syracuse, discovering the Greek theater and fabled catacombs. You notice the stunning Feudo di Mezzo Estate blending into the landscape of Mount Etna. Tour the grounds and sample the wine before transferring to the enchanting seaside city of Taormina. On your final day, your private transfer escorts you to Catania. The city has an eclectic history noticeable in the culture of the people today. You make your way to the Catania airport for your flight home. 

Starting Price

$2,195 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

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  • In-country transportation
  • Some or all activities and tours
  • Expert trip planning
  • 24x7 support during your trip

Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.

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