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Sicilian Walking

Magna Via Francigena is the first Sicilian traced path from north to south. An ancient Roman military and commercial road, then Byzantine, Arab, and finally Norman. A journey to visit less known Sicilian villages, to know authentic, always

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Movie tour - From Palermo to Catania

 

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Day 1
Arrival Palermo airport in the afternoon
Visit some locations set of “The Leopard” of Luchino Visconti: Villa Boscogrande and Palazzo Gangi where the Princess will welcome the group for a guided tour of the magnificent palace telling the story of it and some anecdotes that happened during the filming of the movie. Check-in at the hotel, dinner and overnight

Day 2
Completion Palermo Visits, transfer to Bagheria to visit Villa Palagonia, the film set of The Adventure by Michelangelo Antonioni and some sites used as the location of the film Baaria by Giuseppe Tornatore. Transfer to Ciminna to visit the square set of some scenes of The Leopard by Luchino Visconti. Return to Cefalu to visit the town and transfer to Castelbuono for dinner and overnight.

Day 3
Transfer to Milazzo and Hydrofoil transfer to Lipari.
Full day boat trip to Salina by visiting the locations of the film Il Postino by Massimo Troisi and then transfer to Panarea, where there will be a light lunch and then visit the islets of Lisca Bianca and Basiluzzo location of the film The adventure by Michelangelo Antonioni.
Return to Lipari, check into hotel, dinner and overnight.

Day 4
Boarding by hydrofoil to Milazzo and transfer to visit the villages of Savoca, Forza d'Agro and Motta Camastra location of some scenes of The Godfather Part II Francis Ford Coppola with free lunch. Transfer Taormina to visit the set of the film Le Grand Bleu by Luc Besson and visit the hotel San Domenico Palace location of some scenes from the film The Adventure by Michelangelo Antonioni.
Transfer to the hotel in Taormina, check-in dinner and overnight.

Day 5
After breakfast, transfer to Syracuse to visit Ortigia, the archaeological park. Then passage to the gallery of Santa Panagia (SR) and transfer to Noto to visit other known locations of scenes from the film The Adventure by Michelangelo Antonioni.
Return to the hotel in Taormina, dinner and overnight

Day 6
Breakfast and check-out.
Transfer and visit to countries and alleys of Aci Trezza, Aci Castello main location of the film The Earth Trembles by Luchino Visconti and later visit to an Etna winery with lunch and wine tasting.
After transfer to the airport of Catania

 

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Movie tour - Eastern Sicily

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Day 1:
Arrival at Catania airport and transfer by coach to Catania and Taormina on the scenes of Johnny Toothpick and The Little Devil of Roberto Benigni and Le Grand Bleu by Luc Besson
Visit the historic center of Catania and free lunch
Visit Taormina, the ancient theater and the old town
Check-in hotel, dinner and overnight

Day 2:
Transfer of Mount Etna on the scenes of Star Wars III by George Lucas and naturalistic visit
Lunch at the farm with local products
Transfer to Savoca and Forza d'Agro on the scenes of The Godfather Part II by F.rances Ford Coppola
Return to hotel, dinner and overnight

Day 3:
Breakfast and check-out
Transfer to Syracuse and Noto on the scenes of Il Viaggio by Vittorio De Sica and Il commissario Montalbano
Visit the Neapolis Archaeological Park and the historic center of Ortigia. Lunch at a typical restaurant. In the afternoon visit the old town of Noto
Transfer to Modica / Ragusa and check-in hotel, dinner and overnight

Day 4:
Transfer to Ragusa and the Castle of Donnafugata on the scenes of Il commissario Montalbano
Visit the historic center Ragusa
Transfer to a gastronomic center for a guided tasting of cheeses paired with Sicilian wines and light lunch of local products. In the afternoon visit the Castle of Donnafugata
Return to hotel, dinner and overnight

Day 5:
Transfer to Scicli on the set of Montalbano and visit the old town
Visit to company for olfactory journey with little lesson on aromatic and medicinal plants, their use and peculiarities and tasting Km 0 products in a beautiful and particular greenhouse
Transfer to Modica and visit the old town
Visit to the particular production company of "Modica chocolate", cold working demonstration and tasting
Check-in hotel, dinner and overnight

Day 6:
Transfer to Sampieri, Donnalucata, Marina di Ragusa and Punta Secca on the scenes of the TV series Il Commissario Montalbano
Lunch at farm-based products typical iblei and buffalo mozzarella
Return to hotel, dinner and overnight

Day 7:
Breakfast at hotel and check-out
Transfer to Marzamemi on scenes from the film Sud by Gabriele Salvatores and L’uomo delle stele by Giuseppe Tornatore
Tasting of Canned fish and local products
Transfer to the airport

 

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Movie tour - Western Sicily

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Day 1:
Arrival at Palermo airport and reception with coach
Visit the historic center of Palermo on the scenes of The Leopard (Palazzo Ganci, Casa Professa, Villa Boscogrande). Seafood Dinner at Mondello
Check-in hotel and overnight

Day 2:
Transfer to Cefalu and Castelbuono scenes of the film Nuovo Cinema Paradiso
Visit the old town of Cefalu and transfer to Castelbuono and lunch based on mushrooms and seasonal products and free tasting of homemade pastries
Visit the medieval village and castle. Return to hotel, dinner and overnight

Day 3:
Transfer to Palazzo Adriano on the scene of Nuovo Cinema Paradiso by Giuseppe Tornatore and visit the museum dedicated to the film
Transfer to Monreale to visit the Cathedral and the Cloister on the scene of Brother Sun and Sister Moon by Franco Zeffirelli
Return to hotel, dinner and overnight

Day 4:
Breakfast at hotel and check-out
Transfer to Carini to visit the Castle on the scenes of La Baronessa di Carini
Transfer to Cinisi and Segesta the scenes of I cento passi by Marco Tullio Giordana
Visit and lunch in a cellar with wine tasting and following visit the Archaeological Park of Segesta
Check-in Marsala hotel, dinner and overnight

Day 5:
Transfer to the Tonnara of Scopello on the scenes of Ocean's Twelve
Stop for free tasting of typical "cassatelle" with warm ricotta
Transfer to San Vito lo Capo, lunch and free time
Transfer to Custonaci on the set of Il commissario Montalbano
Return to hotel, dinner and overnight

Day 6:
Transfer to Marsala and Mothia on movie scenes of Montalbano
Visit of Salt Pans and the historical center of Marsala
Visit to an historic cellar with lunch and experiential tasting of wines accompanied by savory and sweet food
Guided tour of the Stagnone lagoon on a typical boat and visit the fascinating island of Mozia, an ancient Phoenician colony. Visit the Museum Whitaker and circumnavigation of the island to the discovery of the remains of the Phoenician city
Return to hotel, dinner and overnight

Day 7:
Breakfast at hotel and check-out
Transfer to Erice and visit the beautiful medieval town
Transfer to the airport

Optional extension to the seventh day:
Transfer to the Ruins of Poggioreale, suggestive "ghost town", on the scenes of L’uomo delle stele by Giuseppe Tornatore. Lunch at the farm with their products
Transfer to Santa Margherita Belice on the scenes of The Leopard and visit the museum dedicated to the film
Return to hotel, dinner and overnight

 

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Magna Via Francigena - Archaeological Tour

Day 1
Arrive in Palermo in the morning on your own and reaching to the hotel (possibility of requesting a private transfer, optional). Free lunch and departure for the visit of the Early Christian catacombs of Porta d'Ossuna, free dinner and overnight.

Day 2
After breakfast, check out, and transfer to Prizzi where you will visit the Hippana Mountain Archaeological Area and follow the archaeological museum in the city. Lunch in a local restaurant with typical meals. After lunch transfer to Castronovo di Sicilia and delivery of the Truscitedda, the famous local "bundle" containing gastronomic delights that was used in the past, to carry food. Visit of the city, its famous fountains, the San Vitale hill with the ruins of an ancient castle and a mill. Transfer to the accommodation in Cammarata, free dinner and overnight.

Day 3
After breakfast, check out and transfer to Mussomeli for a visit to Chiaramontano Castle. Next we will move to Sutera where you will have the lunch on your own (typical products: Mbriulata and Virciddrati). We will visit the beautiful village, characterized by Rabato, the ancient neighborhood of Arab origins that has cobbled streets and plaster walls. Following we will climb to San Paolino mountain to play the famous bell at sunset. Next, accommodation in the rooms, dinner and overnight

Day 4
After breakfast visit with a speleological guide to a particular sinkhole in the Monte Conca natural reserve (1 hour). Next we will reach Milena where we will visit the Antiquarium Arturo Petix museum and lunch on your own. We will walk along a few footpaths to the Tholos tombs at Mount Campanella, the rock called "Petra di Calathansuderj" and following the Troglodytic dwellings in Comitini. We will arrive at Joppolo Giancaxio for a dinner with traditional meals and overnight.

Day 5
After breakfast, we will visit the Mother Church and the Joppolo Crypt and following, the castle. At the end transfer to Agrigento, lunch on your own and, in the afternoon, guided visit to the Valley of Temples, the Kolymbethra garden and the Hypogeum. Return to Palermo, dinner and overnight.

Day 6
After breakfast, check out and and free time to visit Palermo. According with the departure flight, transfer to airport for return.

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