Magna Via Francigena Food & Wine Tour - Departures 2018
The Food & Wine Tour along the Magna Via Francigena has been designed for those who, while not being walkers or pilgrims, want to discover a beautiful territory, a Sicily still unknown, its peoples, its products of excellence, its traditions and breathtaking views always different. During the tour that will made with a minibus or minivan, in order not to miss the opportunity to live the experience, we have maintained the opportunity to walk the most beautiful trails of the camino: easy walks, duration max 2 hours, will make you discover the territory from another point of view.
Departures scheduled for 2018 are as follows: Apr 21, May 19, June 2, Jul 7, Aug 4, Sep 1, Oct 27, Nov 3, Dec 1. Booking within 10 days to departure
The tour will start with a minimum number of 6 participants
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Arrival day in Palermo and reaching the hotel on your own (possibility to request a private transfer, optional). Free time, dinner on your own and overnight.
Meeting in front of Palermo Cathedral and retiring MVF credentials. Departure for walk tour street food in the city center with an expert guide that will make you discover the colorful world of the markets with itinerants tastings of the famous street food of Palermo. At the end of the walk, transfer to Monreale where you will visit the famous Duomo and the Cloister included in the Norman Arabian Roadmap recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Next, you will walk along a part of the Magna Via Francigena route (about 6.5 km) to Santa Cristina Gela famous for its great Cannolo and, finally, relax in Agriturismo, dinner on your own and overnight.
After breakfast, transfer to Corleone where, accompanied by locals, you will discover a country that is completely different from what is known by the collective imagination. Light lunch with products based on Sicilian ancient grains, pasta with the typical "siccagno" tomato and local cheeses. After lunch, transfer to Prizzi where you will walk along a short stretch of the Camino to the lake where you will find the minivan for transfer to Prizzi. You will visit the village and following, you will see a breathtaking sunset from a panoramic spot. At the end, dinner in a local restaurant with typical meals, check-in to your accommodation and overnight.
After breakfast, transfer to Castronovo di Sicilia. Close to the Monte Carcaci Reserve, you will walk along beautiful part of the Camino. You reach a picnic area where you will find a barbecue lunch. After linch you will arrive to Castronovo to visit the historic center of the village and where you will receive the Truscitedda, the famous local "bundle" containing gastronomic delights used in the past to carry food. Then transfer to a dairy that produces exquisite cheeses by pursuing ancient traditions: you will taste the two particular cheeses of this area: the !Tuma Persa! and the "Fiore Sicano". Following, transfer to the hotel in Cammarata, dinner on your own and overnight.
After breakfast you will visit Cammarata and following you will reach Sutera, a delightful village where you will have the lunch on your own (typical products suggested: Mbriulata and Virciddrati). At the end you will pass in Rabato, the ancient neighborhood of Arab origins, characterized by narrow cobbled streets and plaster walls. Following climbing up to San Paolino mount to play the bell at sunset. Back to the village, check-in at your accommodation, dinner and overnight.
After breakfast, you will reach a winery in Agrigento surrounding for a walk through the vineyards, visit the cellar and light lunch with local products with paired wine tasting. In the afternoon transfer to Agrigento for a guided visit of the Valley of Temples. At the end transfer to Palermo, check-in at your hotel, dinner on your own and overnight.
After breakfast, check-out and according on return flight, free time in Palermo and transfer on your own to the airport (optional private transfer available).