Unknown Sicily: Full-Day Tour

Unknown Sicily: Full-Day Tour

From $92.26 per person

Go back in time. Visit two of the most typical and unknown towns around the beautiful hills near Taormina, amazing testimonies from the Middle Ages. Make a deep step into old-fashioned Sicily, and enjoy a true sicilian evening at a typical restaurant.

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Duration 8 hours
Starting time 3:15 PM
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the hidden treasures of Sicily
  • Enjoy a Sicilian cooking lesson and dinner in a typical Sicilian family owned restaurant
  • Listen to some folk music during a Sicilian evening
Full description
On this 8-hour tour, you will discover the true heart of Sicily by enjoying a special experience after 50 minutes  of panoramic driving with a guided visit of Casalvecchio Siculo, a medieval town located on the Peloritans Mountains at 370 meters above sea level, where small alleys spread up into typical examples of Spanish, Norman and Arabian architecture. You'll pass the Basilica of San Pietro and Paolo, an emblematic melting pot of different architectural styles. After about an hour spent in Casalvecchio, you will reach Limina, another characteristic small town located at the foot of Mount Kalfa, 550 meters above sea level. It counts only 916 inhabitants and will be the location for your typical Sicilian cooking and tasting experience. Here, you will be welcomed by the owner of a typical Sicilian family-owned restaurant where you will have the chance to learn how to make the real fresh maccaroni pasta and two kinds of dishes part of the Sicilian street food tradition: arancine and panelle.  Enjoy a laid back and happy Sicilian evening, dining and listening (and sometimes dancing) to folk music at this peculiar and vivid but forgotten corner of Sicily.
Includes
  • Transfers
  • Guide
  • Cooking demonstration
  • Dinner
  • Drinks
  • Folk music
    Not suitable for
    • People with heart problems
    • People with mobility impairments
    • Wheelchair users
    COVID-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
    • Customers must fill out a travel information form

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    Meeting point

    Taormina Bus Terminal, Piazza Luigi Pirandello, 98039 Taormina.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Sun hat
    • Camera

    Know before you go

    • This tour is not suitable for people with mobility impairments or heart conditions
    • Bring comfortable thick shoes
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4 / 5

    based on 2 reviews

    Review summary

    • Value for money
      3/5
    • Safety
      5/5
    • Service
      3.0/5
    • Organization
      5/5
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    Guide excellent. Restaurant average, though owner welcoming.

    Could not fault guide, entertaining and knowledgeable. Assumed local musicians would be in traditional attire, got two lads in jeans, one on keyboard and other on accordion. Restaurant small so very crowded with two minibus loads plus locals. Dance area small. Drivers got all the ladies up to dance. One free small carafe of wine (quite rough) per couple then you had to pay for more. Cookery demonstration interesting but long. Most of the food was tasty. Owner / chef was very welcoming. Perhaps we had too high expectations and were a little disappointed with the reality.

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    September 16, 2018

    Great program! Great team!

    June 16, 2019

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    Product ID: 92370