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  • Sicily: Private Chef Local Cuisine Cooking Experience

    1. Sicily: Private Chef Local Cuisine Cooking Experience

    Your personal chef will visit you in your apartment, complete with the necessary equipment and ingredients for cooking. Your guide can also bring wine too, if so requested. From here your activity will begin, as your guide prepares a complete dinner menu, typically sicilian, using just seasonal ingredients. You will have 4 courses freshly prepared in front of you, including dessert. It is possible to choose a menu consisting of ingredients such as fish, meat, vegetatables, or gluten free. You can let your know what you prefer, and enjoy the unique and private experience to have a local chef in your house, cooking just for you! This experience is for those who want to taste the best local cuisine in the comfort of your accommodation, far from the crowds and tourists. You can enjoy authentic Sicilian food in a very familiar and private setting.

  • Catania: Mount Etna Morning or Sunset Day Trip with Tasting

    2. Catania: Mount Etna Morning or Sunset Day Trip with Tasting

    Enjoy an adventurous day trip to Mount Etna, including handy roundtrip transfers from Catania. Best of all, customize your tour according to your needs, choosing from either a private or small-group experience in a choice of languages. Explore the volcano’s ancient craters, a lava flow cave, and try some local produce, while taking in some breathtaking panoramic views along the way. Start your day with a pick-up from your Catania accommodation in an air-conditioned 4x4 or minivan. Digest some fun facts about the volcano from your professional guide as you drive 2000 meters up. Hear about everything from the volcano’s natural resources, memorable landscapes, and flora, to lava flows that have swallowed roads and buildings in past spurts of activity. Once you reach 2000 meters up, take a guided walk around the ancient craters, recent lava flows, and other-worldly landscape. Rest easy a...

    The tour was amazing and our guide Simone was great! I would definitely recommend it.

  • Palermo 3-Hour Street Food and History Walking Tour

    3. Palermo 3-Hour Street Food and History Walking Tour

    A walk through the center of Palermo is like visiting an open-air museum, where you’ll experience a range of different architectural styles. During the 3-hour walk you’ll see the Capo street markets that is a true mix of culture, customs, and food traditions, the Cathedral, the Quattro Canti and Piazza della Vergogna. The walk will also provide an opportunity to taste some specialties of Palermo. Some of the particular tastes of street food you might enjoy include sfincione (dough topped with onion, bread crumbs, tomato, and oregano), panelle (fried chickpea flour), crocché (potato croquettes), arancine (rice croquettes stuffed with meat or butter), and cannolo (crunchy shell with sweet-cheese). If you want you can ask to taste the bread with “meusa” (bread with spleen). You can ask also availability of tour in Italian language.

    There were 7 of us, and the tour lasted a little over 2 hours. It was GREAT!! I highly recommend it for the delicious food, stories, & history. The price was well worth it. My 30 year old daughter wasn’t too thrilled that I’d booked it, but afterwards said it was fantastic! Try to get Fabrizio as your guide - he’s the best!

  • From Catania: Etna Nature and Flavors Half-Day Tour

    4. From Catania: Etna Nature and Flavors Half-Day Tour

    Explore Etna Park on a 6-hour tour that takes you up to the Sapienza Refuge at 1,986 meters. Return transfers from your accommodation in Catania are included in the package. At the Sapienza Refuge you’ll see both the newest eruptions of the volcano and the old Silvestri craters, dating from the 1892 eruption. Afterwards you’ll trek along a nature path through Etna Park, enjoying breathtaking views over the Bove Valley. Enter a lava cave, with a helmet and head lamp, to learn how lava flows are formed. Later, stop in the town of Zafferana, on the eastern side of Etna. In Zafferana, known as the town of honey, you’ll visit one of the most famous organic farms in the area to taste delicious local products such as honey, olive oil, and wine. You’ll be transferred to your hotel in the early afternoon.

    Our guide was wonderful - very friendly, informative, and accommodating. A great basic package.

  • Sicily: Mt. Etna, Wine and Alcantara Tour

    5. Sicily: Mt. Etna, Wine and Alcantara Tour

    Start your Sicilian adventure by meeting your friendly guide in Catania, either at your accomodation or another agreed upon location. After a short meet and greet you will take a brief, scenic drive to either the Sartorius craters, or the 2002 crater on the Northeast side of Etna. Whilst here, you will be introduced through your knowledgeable guide to the fascinating world of volcanic phenomena. Walk through ancient woods, extinct craters and old Lava flows. Witness deserts of lava and ashes, peculiar lava formations and traces of previous eruptions - all part of the unique landscape you will discover on the Northeast side of the volcano. During the excursions you will reach a maximum altitude of 2000-meters. Receive the opportunity to explore a volcanic cave like the Grotto del Ladroni or Grotta Cassone. You will be provided with all the necessary equipment, such as helmets and torche...

    Our guide was a studied volcanologist and geologist. He was incredibly engaging and friendly. Etna was very active on that day, so we were very lucky and had a fantastic experience. Food and wine was also amazing. Very nice and cozy place. Alcantara was also worth the trip. Very good value for money. Small group, hiking equipment was offered for free. Thank you for this unforgettable experience! Expectation was exceeded.

  • Palermo: NO Mafia Walking Tour

    6. Palermo: NO Mafia Walking Tour

    Explore Teatro Massimo, the open-air market "Il Capo", Piazza Della Memoria (Memorial dedicated to prosecutors and judges killed by the Mafia), Piazza Beati Paoli, the Cathedral, the City Hall, and Piazza Magione. Every stop will be a pause for reflection, a chance to mull over the realities of the Mafia and consider the civic movement against Mafioso power. Along the tour, you will meet shopkeepers who have said NO to paying the Pizzo, who have subscribed to the ethical consumer campaign ‘Pago chi non Paga’ (I pay who does not pay). This campaign is promoted by Addiopizzo to support those that have decided to rebel against the Mafia. End the tour at Antica Focacceria San Francesco, one of the oldest restaurants in Palermo, famous for its ‘Cibo da Strada Palermitano’ (street food of Palermo). Learn about how the owners had the courage to speak out against extortion. Lunch is not inc...

    Seriously one of the best walking tours I’ve ever taken. Probably the best. Our guide Linda was exceptional - she told the story of the Addio Pizzo movement with such passion! I loved hearing her personal stories too. I will recommend this tour to EVERYONE I know!

  • Full-Day Etna, Wine & Alcantara Canyons Tour from Taormina

    7. Full-Day Etna, Wine & Alcantara Canyons Tour from Taormina

    Travel in a small group with an expert guide from Taormina to Etna on this full-day tour. Enjoy a 2-hour hike around the perimeters of extinct craters and along lava-covered paths at an altitude of 2,000 meters above sea level. Visit the volcanic underground, discovering one of the wonders of Etna. Stop for lunch and visit a local winery for a guided tasting of Etna wines (DOC). The 3-course lunch features typical Sicilian antipasti, a main course, and a delicious dessert. Last on the itinerary is a visit to the Alcantara Canyons, formed thousands of years ago when lava flowed into the Alcantara River, from a panoramic view point.

    Our Guide Alex was very passionate and had a Great knowledge about vulcanos. A wonderful combination of exploring Etna. Good Wine and Alcantara gorge. We had a wonderful day.

  • From Taormina: Half-Day Mount Etna Morning Trek

    8. From Taormina: Half-Day Mount Etna Morning Trek

    Following pick-up at a pre-arranged pick-up point, depart Taormina at about 08:30 and journey to the foothills of Mt. Etna. Travel in a small group of no more than 8 people for a more intimate and personalized experience. You will be accompanied by a guide trained in volcanology, biology or geology for your convenience. Upon arrival at the active volcano, hike for approximately 1.5 hours around the perimeters of some of its extinct craters. Walk through ancient woods and along paths covered with lava about 2,000 meters above sea level. Get a better appreciation of this emblem of Sicily and its surrounding landscape from a different perspective. Learn about the fascinating volcanic phenomenon, before heading underground to explore one of the lava caves. Then, head to a local café for a typical savory snack of a sandwich, wine, a dessert and a tasting of almond wine, which is a typical S...

    The combination of Etna's self-evident beauty and guidance by a passionate local scientist makes this truly special. The vibrant colors of Etna's fall foliage was unexpected and stunning, and the mild November temperatures a circumstance to be grateful for. Tony was an exceptional guide whose passion for and knowledge of geology and history were a blessing. lt's a gift to be guided by someone who comes from a long local lineage that have called Etna their home.

  • Etna Nature and Flavors: 6-Hour Tour from Taormina

    9. Etna Nature and Flavors: 6-Hour Tour from Taormina

    Visit the tallest volcano in Europe and explore Etna Park on a 6-hour tour from Taormina. The first stop of the day is in the town of Zafferana, known as the town of honey, located on the eastern side of Etna. Visit one of the area’s top organic farms to taste products such as honey, olive oil and wine. Later, put on a helmet and headlamp and head inside a lava cave to learn how lava flows are formed. At the Sapienza Refuge, see both the newest eruptions of the volcano and the old Silvestri craters dating from the 1892 eruption. Trek along a nature path enjoying breathtaking views, before the drive back to Taormina.

    Great tour to see Mount Etna! Our tour guide Andreas was great and very insightful, he answered all our questions and told us many things along the way. Definitely bring something warm to wear. We went mid August and it was about 17 degrees and windy, a lot of people had to buy sweaters in the end, especially if you plan on taking the funicular higher up. The tour of the bee farm was also nice but definitely not the highlight of the trip.

  • From Catania: Full-Day Mount Etna and Taormina Tour

    10. From Catania: Full-Day Mount Etna and Taormina Tour

    No trip to Sicily would be complete without a visit to the tempestuous territories of Mount Etna. Just jump in the shuttle bus and head out into the lunar landscape of one of the world’s most active volcanoes. At over 6,500 ft (1,981 meters), this majestic mountain dominates the coastline, concealing plenty of treasures within its lair. Starting at Rifugio Sapienza, follow the line of the old Sivestri craters down into a cave of lava formed during the eruption of 1792. From here, head to the province of Zafferana, where you'll visit a local organic farm and sample honey and wine, cultivated in the fertile soils of the region. En route to Taormina, take a look at the spectacular wildlife reserve of Isola Bella from the top. Upon arrival, spend lunch at your leisure, then re-group to check out the highlights of this unique historical town. From the old-world charm of the ancient Greek t...

    Great tour. Maybe a little less Etna and more Taormina. The honey shop should be skipped and therefor we could have more time in Taormina.

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What people are saying about Sicily

The tour is a must for all Palermo visitors and upright people. What a handful of students began is today one of the best anti-mafia organizations Italy has to offer. If you can do the tour in Italian, you might be lucky enough to meet guide Cloe, who provides many private details about the history of AddioPizzo.

Seriously one of the best walking tours I’ve ever taken. Probably the best. Our guide Linda was exceptional - she told the story of the Addio Pizzo movement with such passion! I loved hearing her personal stories too. I will recommend this tour to EVERYONE I know!

Great trip, wonderful landscape and very good guide :) friendly and informative. We received proper information on everything before the trip. Was on time. Etna with its various nature is wonderful.

Amazing experience - fantastic boat, crew and views. Highly recommend, a highlight of our trip. Recommend bringing snorkelling mask for the swim (buy beforehand, shops along the seafront)

It was a great experience and we learnt a lot about Sicily! The tour was very good. Antonio was very knowledgeable with a good sense of humour. Indefinitely recommend this tour.